Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shopping on Magazine Street: Julie Neill and Leontine Linens

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After meeting Bryan Batt at the Garden District Bookstore, we headed back over to Magazine Street. Our next stop was Julie Neill’s gorgeous store. Julie has a blog, The Bayou Contessa and she designs incredibly beautiful lighting. The most impressive part is that everything is handmade in New Orleans by skilled artisans just a few doors down from the showroom. Fabian and I are both lighting aficionados and we were both extremely impressed by the gorgeous designs and craftsmanship.

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{Beautiful Parisian-Style Chandeliers}

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{Part of Julie’s Lovely Showroom}

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{I think the Maria Sconce (top) may be one of my favorite designs.}

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{These Arrow Sconces are rather handsome.}

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{The Lovely Wreath Sconce}

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{I am absolutely in love with this mirror! It shares curves similar to the Serena & Lily headboard I blogged about this morning.}

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{More Beautiful Designs}

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{I loved this cute table lamp.}

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Leontine Linens is just down the street from Julie’s shop. Much to my dismay, it was closed despite the fact that it was early Saturday afternoon. I was really bummed that we were not able to go inside and see their beautiful work in person. Hopefully next time!

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{I was literally window shopping here! Isn’t this ensemble gorgeous? It features two of my favorite colors.}

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{Another Lovely Ensemble}

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{lum is right next door. I have seen this shop featured in a few magazines and have been wanting to check out their variety of vintage lighting for some time now, but alas, they were also closed.}

 

Image Credit: Paloma Contreras for La Dolce Vita

7 comments:

Ludmila {CreamyLife.com} said...

As I see this is one glamorous shop! my favorite part are those chandeliers, they're stunning and after all a bit of luxury never hurt anybody! xo

SogniSorrisi said...

What gorgeous items. I love that many of these look like they have real character.

Sarah (Matters of Style) said...

Love! And I cannot believe those shops were closed- that is craziness!

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

Thanks for giving me something to swoon over!

SBG said...

Love all the chandeliers!

tres chic!

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Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

i can only imagine how much damage i would do at leontine! their bed linens are absolutely to die for. thank you for the window shopping eye candy!

Bayou Contessa said...

Paloma,
I'm sooooo glad you came to visit our shop! Thank you for this wonderful post. Please come back soon so we can get together for lunch or dinner!
xoxo
Julie