I bet you wouldn't be at all surprised! My children are there!
But so are some really fabulous designers…and for now, I can relate to that and I can dream of meeting them or just looking at their fabulous designs for all of us to see!
What if I told you that this designer I'm falling in love with was born and bred in New Orleans? Her name is Ann Holden and her work is incredible from what I've seen so far!
What If I told you that her interiors meet the highest standard in my book….
Elegant but Understated!!!
How about you?
Just look at these fabulous pictures from Ann Holden's work in Architectural Digest…they are truly something to swoon over!
And check out her website for sure!
"I ’ve been everywhere, but there’s no place like New Orleans,” says designer Ann Holden, a native. “It’s not Europe, but it’s not America. We don’t always have money here, but we do have style,” she adds with a laugh. The city and its rich heritage has put its stamp on the work of Holden & Dupuy Interiors, which Holden founded in 1976 with Ann Dupuy after the two graduated from Tulane University. “Back then, there weren’t that many southern female designers,” Holden recalls. “But we were confident that we could do it.” Today the partners take on separate projects all over the country, from California to New York. And while her interiors are as diverse as her clients, Holden loves incorporating antiques, even in a contemporary design. “Today we use more Italian pieces than French. Art is also important to me. We have a thriving art community in New Orleans. A client who wanted to learn about art and collect would be a dream.”
She needs to send me her clients that want to learn about and collect art! That's for sure!
Funny how God uses undesirable circumstance in our lives at times to show us all that He has planned…to show us His grace and His glory…to let us enjoy His beauty….I'm very, very thankful that I've become a part of New Orleans along with my children.
For a city that I used to turn my nose up at…I really do look forward to the next time I am back…right back in the thick of it...
I will bid you a Cajun farewell for now….but I must tell you that come this Friday….we have some of the most exciting news to announce ever in the history of Mulberry Heights Antiques! I can't wait to share it with you! I hope you will love it like I think you will!
Thanks for enduring my New Orleans cravings for now! I will try to keep them to a minimum but it will be difficult! There's too much good stuff going on there!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!