Take a Virtual Stroll Through 5 Beautiful New Orleans Homes

Take a Virtual Stroll Through 5 Beautiful New Orleans Homes

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Nancy Mitchell
Sep 25, 2016
(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)

There is no American city quite like New Orleans: it's a little Spanish, a little French, but mostly uniquely the thing that it is. Call it a je ne sais quoi. I highly recommend a visit, but if a trip to the Big Easy isn't in the cards for you right now, there is still a way you can enjoy its unique architecture and laid-back vibe—through these tours of five of NOLA's most beautiful homes.

Above and below: The New Orleans home of artist Miranda Lake is a wonderland of beautiful and unusual things. From the outside of the home, painted a striking black, you know you're in for something special: inside, a bold palette and a quirky mix of furniture delight the senses, while in the backyard, an old bus keeps watch over a long, narrow swimming pool, perfect for cooling off in New Orleans' swampy summer heat.

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)
(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)
(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)
(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)

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The Garden District home of former Domino creative director Sara Ruffin Costello features a lovely mix of antiques and newer pieces, for a look that's relaxed but also gracious. See more at T Magazine.

(Image credit: T Magazine)
(Image credit: T Magazine)
(Image credit: T Magazine)

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John painted the interior of his Victorian cottage in tones of dark gray, for a soothing, almost cavelike feel. The grey walls and original molding make a lovely backdrop for his eclectic collection of furnishings.

(Image credit: Paul Zansler)
(Image credit: Paul Zansler)
(Image credit: Paul Zansler)
(Image credit: Paul Zansler)

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The designers of this French Quarter home, a duplex located in an 1820s Creole mansion, filled the space with unexpected colors and patterns, and a mix of antique pieces (and a few new ones) that suit the space's storied feel. See more of this home at Lonny.

(Image credit: Lonny)
(Image credit: Lonny)
(Image credit: Lonny)

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Megan and Sam's side-hall shotgun might have once had another life as an illegal speakeasy during Prohibition. They've filled it with a comfortable mix of antiques, travel finds, and modern pieces, for a look that combines their two aesthetics and gives their home a unique, quirky warmth.

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)
(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)
(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)
(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)

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