Exterior of her Uptown home.
I am tres stupide...I pass this home all the time and just never knew it was MR's!
Melissa Rufty is one of my favorite designers because she captures the pitch perfect essence of the "New" New Orleans....a balanced combination of incredibly traditional antiques and old artifacts with fresh and vibrant punches of color and pattern.
Trad family pieces combined with perfect punches of ikat on antique chairs.
Signature MR! The banquette under the entrance foyer stairwell. Cozy, yet grand, don't you think?
...check out the nailheads on the custom seating. Love the interplay with the pattern on the cocktail table.
Custom wine closet off of the dining room. MR calls it a "filling station."
Editor's Note: I am totally stealing that term.
Beautiful textured walls in the dining room, too.
Natch, Leontine linens abounding.
Curvaceous bed from Bush Antiques set against pale pink walls.
Tres Nouvelle Orleans!
Genius combination of patterns throughout the home.
Those suzani pillows up against that wallpaper. Ooh la la...would have never thought.
Now-iconic Amanda Talley paintings abound in New Orleans homes these days and rightfully so.
MR did her daughter's room in perfectly sweet pinks layered in patterns.
(The bold and utiliatrian toy storage under the antique bamboo side tables is a fabu foil, too.)
Blurry pic of a gorgeous tortoise shell.
I have wanted one of these for a long time. Such a curiosity!
Check out the full spread of Melissa Rufty's beautiful home in House Beautiful this month. I picked up my copy here and you can too!
P.S. I discovered that perch's blog has some far bigger scans than I do...and it sources the fabrics featured throughout the home for you. Check it if you want to see more pics or purchase some of the fab fabrics for Chez You.