Friday, June 18, 2010

Fabulous Room Friday 06.18.10

nola hb

{This Nouvelle Orleans dining room features an antique crystal chandelier, a silk-screen of New Orleans-born gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson by artist Richard Thomas, and gorgeous Louis XV chairs upholstered in Louisiana Purchase Toile.}

I selected this week’s Fabulous Room, which was featured in House Beautiful a couple of years ago, in celebration of the fact that we are on our way to New Orleans! This feminine, exuberant dining room is part of a gorgeous New Orleans house designed by Hal Williamson. It represents every idea I have of New Orleans: romance, decadence, history, eccentricity, and over-the-top fabulousness!

nola hb6 {A Close-Up of a Sweet Southern Magnolia and the Louisiana Purchase Toile Which Depicts Various Louisiana Icons}

Thanks again to ever who has given me tips for what will be our first trip to the Crescent City! I don’t think we’ll have the time to visit every place that has been recommended to us since we will only be there for the weekend, but we are looking forward to discovering the charm of New Orleans.


Image Credit: John Kernick for House Beautiful


Leah said...

Love this room! have a great time in New Orleans!

Anonymous said...

Wow! It is so amazing how we think of the same things! When I think of New Orleans one of my favorite images is this house! Have a wonderful time and keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

Ooo I like the chairs! Very nice!

Unknown said...

So lovely and full of life! Enjoy your trip! No matter where you go in New Orleans, you can't help but have a good time!

xo Mary Jo

Aubrey Leigh Anne said...

New Orleans is amazing, my family is from there, and although we live in Canada now, we visit quite frequently. Enjoy the trip, and I love the Louis XV chairs!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

How creative to use the large scale toile on the chairs. Really makes a statement. thanks for sharing great pics.