Sunday, May 31, 2009

Taking time off in Louisiana

Taking time off in Louisiana

This past month I took some time off to visit with friends and family in Louisiana. Included in this visit was a class reunion of sorts, with 12 close friends that have been together, some as far back as grade school. One is a very talented, soul sister, named Kitty.

A year or two back she had a wonderful home built in an area that is one fine planned development. From estate homes to quaint shops for shopping, Kitty's home is in a section that has zero lot lines, called Rosewalk. It is a charming neighborhood comprised of eighteen French Quarter-style homes that front a plaza.

At the time of my visit, Kitty was having many wrongs made right with her home so there were painters and trim carpenters working in the house with all their stuff every where and furniture moved out of their way. I did take pictures but will have to revisit when all the work is done and I can take better photos of her wonderful home.

Here are a few of the "Work In Progress" pictures.

You enter the home through iron gates to a covered narrow court that Kitty has furnished with some wonderful pieces. I love the lanterns.

Yes, this wonderful mirror is outside, exposed to the heat and humidity of Louisiana. You can just see the entry front French doors in the reflection of the mirror.

This Statuary stands guard in a sweet way at the entry to greet guest.

Passing through the covered entry court you enter the large open court yard with a pool , fountain, and a out door kitchen that Kitty's husband Billy cooks up some of the best south Louisiana's dishes.
Second story Balconies over look the court yard, this being the smallest one.

Entry hall with view of court yard and stair case. I love this marble and iron table.

Up the main stairway Kitty found this wonderful very old, large trumeau style panel. Even with some small parts missing it is one of my favorite pieces in her home.

In the Living room is one of many fireplaces, this one made on site out of concrete.

Other side of Living room has these great gilded chairs.

This Keeping room off the Kitchen was having some work done to the walls so the furniture was out of place but I wanted to show the Marble fireplace, the mortar wash over the brick wall, and the second stairway. Most of the furniture in this room has slip covers.

Another view of the Keeping room with another Trumeau mirror.

OK, Kitty is going to kill me for putting this picture in, but I just had to show part of the Kitchen. It is far from being staged, but as I said earlier, there was workers running all over the house that day and I am hoping to make another trip when I can take better pictures. This Kitchen is so unique in it's placement it is worthy of a post all to it's self.

Another fireplace, this one in the Master Bedroom.

I love everything about this Master. Again, work being done in this room as I took the picture. If you look real close up in the right hand corner you can see one of the painters.

The floors are old wood painted an off white and all the colors in this Master are the very soft, pale pinks and blues. Note; you can really see the painter in this photo, but I had to show this fabulous armoire.

The cabinet treatment in Kitty's master bath is as soft in color and as beautiful as the Bedroom. I love how she applied the plaster motif to the door fronts that you can also find over door casements through out the home.

I just had to show you these sweet French upholstered beds that are in one of the guest rooms, I wouldn't have a problem staying here for a night.

Another view of the guest room.

This is one view of the bath that goes with the guess room, like I said before I could sure stay here.

I hope you enjoyed seeing Kitty's Home, she is one very talented lady. Please leave your comments I would love to here from you.