This Historic New Orleans Home Is Dripping in Creative DIY ProjectsTours
"Walking into our current house was like walking into a dream," admits designer Nadia Ramadan. The tall ceilings, woodwork, and built-ins work beautifully with all of the bold design choices and DIY projects that she and husband, Tariq, have incorporated over the past five years.
May 15, 2023
This Vintage Seller's New Orleans Home Is Filled With Stunning Secondhand Finds Tours
Vintage seller and interior stylist Carly Sioux is the owner and founder of NO ERA Design, specializing in vintage interiors. And her rental house in New Orleans is both her home and studio.
Mar 3, 2022
An Artist's Renovated New Orleans House Is a Light-Filled Family HomeTours
When artist Josie Azuma and her husband bought this house in 2015, it was in rough shape and too small. They renovated it to be a larger, light-filled, and functional home for their family.
Nov 22, 2021
A 570-Square-Foot New Orleans Shotgun Spookily Captures the Halloween Spirit Tours
Photographer and technical writer Kimberly Nesmith describes her home's style as "mystical bohemian meets goth meets tropical meets vintage." And during Halloween season it definitely has "Practical Magic" vibes!
Oct 27, 2021
A Writer's New Orleans Shotgun Is Full of Art, Estate Sale Finds, Hats, and JoyTours
Writer Merissa Nathan Gerson is a speaker, spiritual consultant, and sex educator living in this joyful house in New Orleans.
Aug 2, 2021
A 100-Year-Old Spanish Revival NOLA Home Has the Dreamiest Tropical BackyardTours
Before Diogo moved in, the 100-year-old Spanish Revival home looked like a frat house. There were couches everywhere, different colors on the walls in every room, and the yard was a wreck.
Jun 29, 2021
A Family Shares a Kid-Friendly French Quarter Rental ApartmentTours
Courtyards, curved staircases, and stunning balcony views... this French Quarter rental apartment is a dreamy New Orleans home for a family of four.
Jun 24, 2021
This NOLA Shotgun Proves You Can Have a Stylish Home on a Tiny BudgetTours
Emily starts any creative project with bold colors and patterns and calls her style "thrift store chic but make it comfortable."
Jun 18, 2021
A New Orleans Shotgun Apartment Has the Cutest Balcony OasisTours
Artist Danielle Lindsey's raised rental shotgun is adorable inside and out.
May 6, 2021
This Home Has a Round Living Room, Quatrefoil Ceilings, and MoreTours
New Orleans homes always have the dreamiest architectural details, and interior decorator Blair Price's rental apartment in a Victorian mansion serves up plenty of enviable design elements.
May 3, 2021
This New Orleans Rental Has High Ceilings and Tons of ArtTours
Athlete and social media strategist Whitney Mitchell and her roommate share this two-bedroom apartment in New Orleans' Lower Garden District. It has tall ceilings, exposed brick, and lots of colorful art.
Feb 17, 2021
A 550-Square-Foot Rental Refresh Features Contact Paper, Floor Cushions, & MoreTours
Amarachi Ukachu's tropical bohemian New Orleans rental cottage has copper contact paper on the cabinets, a peel-and-stick tile backsplash, and an ingenious lounge sectional made from affordable floor pillows.
Jan 4, 2021
A New Orleans Shotgun Has a Backyard Inspired by Mexico and MarfaTours
KV Harper, the principal and founder of Kex Design + Build, lives in a renovated 7th Ward double shotgun camelback that's filled with interesting historical objects, but doesn’t feel like a museum thanks to good design and a mix of modern features.
Dec 1, 2020
Plaster & Brick Walls Are Just One Stunning Detail in a New Orleans CottageTours
Filled with crumbling brick walls, an eclectic array of furnishings, and lots of character, the creative couple's home is not only one-of-a-kind, but steeped in history, too.
Nov 20, 2020
An Adorable New Orleans Rental Is Full of So Many Envy-Inducing Design Details Tours
This cozy shotgun apartment has no shortage of architectural delights that date back to 1896.
Nov 2, 2020
A Light-Filled New Orleans Apartment Features Rental-Friendly Decor IdeasTours
Laura and Ashley love the open layout, wood floors, natural light, fireplace, and mint green bathroom tiles of their Uptown New Orleans rental apartment.
Oct 29, 2020
A New Orleans Rental Shotgun Is Dripping in Charm and Dried FloralsTours
This home's style could best be described as Laura Ashley meets Georgia O’Keefe.
Oct 26, 2020
A New Orleans Shotgun Home Is Lovely and the Deck Is a Little Jungle ParadiseTours
Luke Layfield and his dog Chewy Bear live in a shotgun house in the Bayou St. John neighborhood of New Orleans. Luke's style is best described as... "not minimalist."
Oct 9, 2020
A Cozy New Orleans Rental Feels Like a Private Tropical Tree HouseTours
Graphic designer Daphne Pastard's entire home is adorable, but the back porch is absolutely envy-inducing.
Aug 24, 2020
A New Orleans Cottage Has 4 Fireplaces & 2 Are Painted a Gorgeous GreenTours
Designer Maureen Stevens brought her “muted maximalism” design style to the house she shares with her husband and child and to the gorgeous guest cottage behind it.
Aug 23, 2020
AT's House Tour Editor's Home Fits Two People, Three Pets, and a 'Costco Habit'Tours
Welcome to my dream New Orleans house!
Feb 25, 2020
A Major Renovation Revealed the Architectural Beauty of This Now-Stunning New Orleans HomeTours
When Cali toured this 103 years old house for the first time it, everything about it screamed of the 1970s, down to the vinyl wood paneling dirty shag carpeting to find original wide-plank wood floors, but she knew it was an architectural gem just waiting to be uncovered.
Dec 19, 2019
This Couple's 433-Square-Foot Apartment Was Renovated and Furnished on a BudgetTours
It's tiny, but also stylish and functional.
Dec 10, 2019
This New Orleans Studio Apartment is Located in a 140-Year-Old Bakery CompoundTours
Historic industrial elements like an 1800s oven, original masonry, and porcelain subway bricks blend with this residential contractor's modern decor tastes.
Jul 11, 2019
This New Orleans Backyard Has an Airstream, a Music Stage & Clawfoot TubsTours
Tim Sheehan knew he was in for many years of hard work when he bought an abandoned New Orleans property six years ago. The grounds included a two-story 5,500 square-foot Greek Revival home and a ramshackle guest house, both in need of major renovations. The outdoor space started taking shape to become what it is today, a communal quad where Tim gathers regularly with friends, when he started using the yard as a staging ground for his many projects in 2012.
Jun 26, 2019
A Celebrated New Orleans Chef’s Charming Creole CottageTours
Entertaining is in this couple's DNA, and it's what inspired their home's renovation a year ago.
Jun 16, 2019
A Painter’s New Orleans Rental Is a Dreamy Sun-Filled SpaceTours
This shotgun house in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana is the home of painter Ansley Givhan.
May 30, 2019
Kerry’s Dramatic New Orleans Costume StyleTours
New Orleans is known for its costuming culture. Here in the Crescent City, we have an entire season – for which people prepare all year – dedicated to masquerading. But dramatic attire isn’t exclusive to carnival season. Outside of Mardi Gras, New Orleans offers many opportunities to stretch the limits of style. One person whose wardrobe embodies the city’s joie de vivre is Kerry Maloney. We toured her French Quarter apartment last year.
May 3, 2019
Top Tips for Traveling in Style (& Without Stress!) from the Traveler BroadsLife
Photographer and fashionista Kerry Maloney is one half of the glamorous, snarky duo behind Traveler Broads, a blog about longtime friends making fun of each other on as many continents as possible. We toured her French Quarter apartment last year.
May 3, 2019
7 Shipping Containers Make Up This Modern Home in New OrleansTours
Kicker and Anne Kalozdi designed and built this house made out of shipping containers... despite having no real experience building a house before!
May 3, 2019
An Adorable 1830s Creole Cottage in New OrleansTours
Name: Kelly Ransom and her dog Omelet Location: Faubourg Marigny; New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years; Owned Kelly’s 1830s cottage, located on a quiet residential street in the Marigny, has the kind of charm for which New Orleans homes are known. Light blue shutters open to reveal four sets of French doors and classic wrought ironwork.
Apr 30, 2019
A Pro Organizer’s New Orleans Home (Named Barbarella!)Tours
Name: Tami Hills Location: Central City — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,266 square feet Years lived in: Owned 6 years Tami Hills never imagined she would buy a move-in ready home. The professional organizer and DIYer dreamed of buying an old New Orleans house she could fully renovate. But after looking at nearly a hundred properties in a fiercely competitive market, she was exhausted. “I would fall in love and be outbid. It happened over and over again,” she explained.
Apr 30, 2019
“Decay on Display” in a Grand Historic New Orleans HomeTours
Name: Timothy Sheehan Location: Treme-Lafitte — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 2,300 square feet (second floor living space) Years lived in: Owned 6.5 years When Tim Sheehan first entered his home in 2010, a hand-scrawled sign that read “KEEP OUT” was taped to the front door. The house, used as a rectory for the church next door, had been abandoned since the congregation held its last service in August 2004, a year before Hurricane Katrina.
Apr 30, 2019
A Collector’s Maximalist New Orleans HomeTours
Carla is a shop owner, photography historian, writer and editor with a passion for art and her black roots.Her colorful Seventh Ward home is bursting with history.
Apr 30, 2019
A “Bohemian Bayou” Hideaway in New OrleansTours
Name: Anne Yvonne Stoltze and her Ragdoll cats Teddy (who sadly passed away this summer) and Nigel Location: Treme — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting Anne’s romance with New Orleans began three years ago during a visit for Jazz Fest, a familiar story here in the Crescent City. The unique architecture, lush landscape, and celebratory way-of-life felt just right for this Iowa-born bon vivant.
Apr 30, 2019
An Innkeeper’s Impossibly Dreamy Attic Apartment in New OrleansTours
Name: Melinda McSpadden Location: Garden District — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 11 months; the apartment is one of the perks of being a live-in innkeeper The setting for Melinda McSpadden’s life is dripping with Southern charm — lush greenery and a canopy of century-old oaks surround a Queen Anne-style mansion built in 1890 in the heart of New Orleans’ picturesque Garden District.
Apr 30, 2019
A New Orleans House in Disrepair Becomes a Shining Gem Once AgainTours
Name: Wesley & Levi Janssen; their kids James (6), Anders (5), and Julia (1); and the family dog Logan. Location: Mid City — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,690 square feet upstairs; 1,200 in raised basement apartment Years lived in: 4 years, owned It was the second-to-last last day of Wesley Janssen’s maternity leave when a “for sale” sign in front of a stately raised-basement Art and Crafts style home caught her eye five years ago.
Apr 30, 2019
Joy’s Beautiful New Orleans BakehouseTours
Name: Joy Wilson, aka Joy the Baker Location: Bywater — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,700 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned “New Orleans, you beast. You wild, unpredictable, crazy fun, wholly overwhelming place. New Orleans isn’t just a city… it’s a spirit and culture. It’s a lady and a trouble-maker. It’s palpable and irresistible, and will not be ignored. New Orleans, you excite me. New Orleans, I’m hungry. New Orleans, I love you.
Apr 30, 2019
An Envy-Inducing, Boho Glam RV RenovationTours
Name: Liz and Tim Kamarul, with pups Bo and Cudi Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 176 square feet Years Lived In: 5 months, owned I find it incredibly inspiring when people shirk off their worldly possessions, say no to the 9 to 5, and trade a rent check for a home on wheels.
Apr 14, 2019
A Vintage Airstream Finds Home in New OrleansTours
Name: Jill Dupre Location: Fairgrounds Triangle — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 160 square feet Years owned: 3 years, owned “Let’s hit the road, Ann.” Jill Dupre remembers her grandfather’s catchphrase whenever she’s getting ready for travel, big or small. So it seemed only fitting that when it came time to name her vintage Airstream trailer, she chose Ann, after her grandmother.
Apr 14, 2019
How Apartment Therapy’s House Tour Editor LivesTours
Name: Adrienne Breaux, Keith Fields, Stanley the shih tzu, Otis the giant yellow lab Location: Carrollton — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, renting I’ve been madly in love with this apartment since the moment I walked in. After a long day of looking at horrifying rental apartment listings, I stepped into this small space flooded with light, took one look at the fireplace and the giant cove molding, and I signed an application on the spot.
Mar 21, 2019
A Certified KonMari Consultant Has a Seriously Enviable ClosetTours
Jessica Yatrofsky is an artist, photographer, minimalist, and a certified tidying consultant specializing in the KonMari Method™.
Mar 21, 2019
Alex’s Layered, Laid-Back Uptown New Orleans RentalTours
Name: Alex Geriner and the amazing shoulder-balancing cat Isfahani Location: Uptown — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years; Rented The colorful exterior, the big bright windows, the original wood floors – Alex’s apartment in New Orleans’ Uptown neighborhood certainly isn’t lacking in charming architectural details.
Feb 20, 2019
Get the Look: Eclectic, Contemporary & Colorful StyleTours
Tami’s New Orleans home couldn’t get much happier than it already is. It’s bright, colorful, completely unique, and even has it’s own name. Tami’s home is constantly changing, in true artist fashion. But if you like what you see right now, check out her resource lists to shop her unique style and make your space happy, too!
Feb 19, 2019
A Sun-Drenched New Orleans Home Has a Boho Modern StyleTours
Name: Swathi Narra and Jay Miller Location: Marigny — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 2,200 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting Swathi is a worldly woman of fashion while Jay is a man of science. Combine these seemingly disparate influences inside a sun-drenched New Orleans “dream rental,” and you get a perfectly balanced environment that’s sophisticated, personal, and inviting.
Oct 8, 2018
An “Urban Bohemian” New Orleans Loft Is Bursting With Books and ArtTours
The building has a modern, minimal style with concrete floors, white walls, sleek cabinetry, and sliding glass bedroom doors.
Jul 17, 2018
“A Child of New Orleans” Honors Her Southern Family with a Bohemian Creole CottageTours
See inside a glamorous house with rich velvety jewel-toned furnishings, ostrich feathers, gilded lamps, and candelabras dripping with crystals.
Jun 18, 2018
A Holistic Designer’s New Orleans Home Looks as Beautiful as It FeelsTours
Name: Erica A. Jacobs and cat Luci Location: Uptown — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting Erica Jacobs runs a nature-based, holistic home design company called Between Red & Violet, where she offers services ranging from space planning to landscaping. She defines holistic home design as an “intuitive and perceptual process rooted in physiology, sociology, and psychology designed to enhance well-being.
May 8, 2018
A Mixed Media Artist’s Colorful, “Thrown Together” New Orleans HomeTours
Name: Ellen Macomber, Kevin Fannon, and their son Donald Location: Central City — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned Ellen Macomber had given up on the idea of becoming a homeowner in New Orleans. The mixed-media artist, born in New Orleans and raised in a small Cajun town in South Louisiana, was discouraged by a housing market that had skyrocketed after Hurricane Katrina. “I figured we’d just rent forever,” she said.
Apr 25, 2018
Megan and Sam’s Mix of Antiques and Art With a New Orleans Speakeasy PastTours
Name: Megan Workman & Sam Peake, Delia the dog, and Eliot the cat Location: Central City; New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,439 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned Real estate agent Megan Workman was searching for a house for a client two years ago, when something unexpected happened. When she entered the side door of a small Central City Victorian and stepped into a bright, beautiful hallway, she thought, “I must make this hallway mine.
Nov 12, 2016
Margaret & Gabe’s “Classic with an Eclectic Twist” New Orleans HomeTours
Name: Margaret Sche and Gabe Belgara Location: Uptown — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented Theirs is a Texas love story. Margaret can thank her mom for insisting she join her for some live country music and two-steppin’ on that fated Friday night when she met Gabe at Blanco’s. The beloved Houston dance hall—now closed—was one of Gabe’s favorite honky-tonks, and sparks flew when the two met.
Mar 31, 2016
Olesya’s New Orleans Studio in a Converted Rice MillTours
Name: Olesya Ianovitch Location: Bywater; New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 785 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented You Are Beautiful. These are the words boldly painted in white on the side of a century-old industrial converted rice mill in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood. The upbeat message, rumored to be the work of Banksy, mirrors Olesya Ivanovich’s approach to life.
Mar 18, 2016
Kate & Todd’s Colorful French Quarter EscapeTours
Name: Todd and Kate Novak Location: French Quarter — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 675 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned New Orleans is known as a city that loves color, and Kate and Todd Novak embraced that notion with a touch of “understated” bordello in their French Quarter getaway. Though they call Marin County, California, home, Kate and Todd’s love of New Orleans stems from their time at Tulane University.
Feb 28, 2016
A Nature-Filled New Orleans HomeTours
Name: Ida Floreak and partner, cats Chuck and Bruce, and Harry the dog Location: Uptown — New Orleans, LA Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; Rented Ida’s sunny house in Uptown New Orleans has a lot of great features: a mix of vintage and new furnishings, plenty of art and plants, DIY projects, and happy pets.
Feb 20, 2016
Bradley’s Post-Katrina Resurrected ShotgunTours
Name: Bradley Sabin and his dogs, Cooper and Romeo Location: Mid-City — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 720 square feet Years lived in: 8 years; Owned Artist Bradley Sabin may live alone, but he is always in the company of friends. His 720-square-foot shotgun home, located in Mid-City New Orleans, is filled with artwork. “The art is very personal,” he explains. “I’m surrounded by things people I know made, so I feel like I’m with my friends.
Feb 11, 2016
A Cozy, Charming New Orleans ShotgunTours
Name: Lauren Wells and Breeze Braunschweig Location: St. Roch — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 6 months; Owned Lauren and Breeze are the kind of friends who only need each another to have a good time. On a Saturday afternoon in late November, the women, sitting together on a church pew in Breeze’s living room, are laughing so hard over inside jokes that Lauren has her hand over her mouth because she just can’t stop laughing.
Jan 18, 2016
A Contemporary & Cool Shipping Container Home in New OrleansTours
Name: Seth Rodewald-Bates & Elisabeth Davies Location: Carrollton — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; Owned Tucked into a long, narrow lot in the Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans, not far from where the mighty Mississippi bends, is a sight you don’t expect to see among the shotguns, cottages, and bungalows: two giant steel boxes primed in Rust-Oleum orange-brown and stenciled with white numbers once used to identify cargo.
Dec 15, 2015
Shena and George’s Formerly Blighted, Beautifully Salvaged New Orleans HomeTours
Name: Shena Troia & George Peake Location: Marigny; New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 2,200 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Owned Just three years ago, Shena and George’s New Orleans home was the embodiment of urban blight. The house, built in 1850 as guest quarters for the Masonic Lodge next door, was on the city’s list of neglected properties slated for demolition. Graffiti covered the exterior walls, weeds were growing out of the roof, and all but two sets of doors were missing.
Oct 26, 2015
The Beautifully Strange World of Miranda LakeTours
Name: Miranda Lake Location: Uptown — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 2,400 square feet including the studio Years lived in: 15 years; owned Stepping onto the grounds of Miranda Lake’s New Orleans home feels like being transported into the whimsical world she depicts in her artwork.
Oct 26, 2015
A Vibrant, Colorful, Art-Filled New Orleans HomeTours
The couple’s vast collection of folk art covers the interior walls like a modern day version of the storied Parisian salons. “We like to pile it on thick,” Emily says with a laugh.
Jul 6, 2015
Tiffany’s Modern Meets Sentimental in New OrleansTours
Name: Tiffany Napper Location: Uptown; New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; Owned When Tiffany Napper was house hunting in New Orleans five years ago, she couldn’t get her mind off the first place she saw. The little white shotgun, located near the Mississippi River, was previously owned by a 93-year-old woman who had been born in the house and lived there until she died. It had drop ceilings, faux wood paneling, and dirty wall-to-wall carpeting.
Jun 22, 2015