Are you afraid of adding that splash of green to your bedroom or that yellow accent in your kitchen? Well, you aren’t alone, but there may be hope for you yet. Mary Cooper, local New Orleans
color expert and style extraordinaire, isn’t afraid to liven up her Bywater
house with bold, expressive colors. And she won’t hesitate to make sure her clients do the same.... Continue reading Home Painting 101: Why Should Your Walls Have All the Fun?
While the buzz about Katrina may have died down and taken up residence in the history books, those living in New Orleans are still in need of affordable housing. Architect Byron Mouton and his wife, Julie Charvat of Bild Design, paved the way for such a project when they built a multi-unit structure on the banks of the Mississippi River – a structure that could provide housing for those on a college student’s income. Their mission: to construct a building that could withstand hurricane winds and water.
The chosen area of construction is Lowerline Street in the Black Pearl neighborhood – one that had been tattered, torn and forgotten by most building projects due to the industrial structures that had taken over the area. However, it was also smack-dab on the highest piece of land, thus offering the greatest potential for avoiding damage in the event of another flood or hurricane. Their design was tested when, after building the 1,850-square-foot house, Hurricane Katrina hit a week later. ...read full post →