All posts by Casey Perrin Robert

Peaceful Sanctuary. Personal Style.

Peaceful Sanctuary. Personal Style.

It is often said that our homes should be our sanctuaries, and for Covington designer Patti Brondum and her husband Doug, it could not be more true. On a tree-shaded area of land on the north side of town, they...
A Private Haven With Exquisite Spaces

A Private Haven With Exquisite Spaces

TUCKED INTO A quiet place just north of downtown Covington sits a seven-acre haven where the Wischan family has lived for twelve years. Years ago, during a property search, Sydel Wischan accidentally printed the wrong listing and ended up on...
Fulfilling Changes Through A Thoughtful Redesign

Fulfilling Changes Through A Thoughtful Redesign

AS AN INTERIOR designer, I often emphasize the fact that there are two words related to my field: design and decorating. I’m known to say “There are two words because they are two distinct things.” Here, in this delightful project...
A Rich Family Legacy Where Classic Meets Contemporary

A Rich Family Legacy Where Classic Meets Contemporary

IN THE SOUTH, few things trump family history. We spend our weekends rooting for the family’s favorite teams, we vacation in the same places year after year, and our closest friendships often go back a generation or two. The same...
Tradition Reimagined: Bringing the Past Into the Present

Tradition Reimagined: Bringing the Past Into the Present

AFTER EIGHTEEN YEARS on beautiful Bayou Liberty, the Caplinger family was ready to move closer to their schools, their friends, and the Causeway. “For years, we drove the kids over to school in Mandeville every day. We searched for almost...
A Welcome Home For All

A Welcome Home For All

In 1997, Maryann and Bobby Bruno decided to change their address. In a move that surprised more than a few people, they left St. Charles Avenue and the traditional New Orleans lifestyle it embodied and landed in what was, at...
Suburban Location. Urban Thinking

Suburban Location. Urban Thinking

WHEN JOY FELDMAN first found her home in Covington’s Terra Bella development, she immediately recognized its unique combination of suburban living with the benefits of city life. Here, nestled next to the community’s lake, the house offered more of everything...
Take in a Breath of Fresh Air

Take in a Breath of Fresh Air

“I never thought I was a Beau Chene person until I walked into this house,” says homeowner Michelle Sunseri of the residence she and husband Doug recently remodeled together. Her sister, who has lived in that area for years, was...
The Happiest House

The Happiest House

On a tidy corner lot in downtown Covington, the Redmen family has transformed a 19th-century home into a 21st-century jewel. Even the grass sparkles like an emerald in front of this snow-white, classic beauty. Dody and Jimmy Redmen bought this...
The Exquisite Luxury of Villa Bella

The Exquisite Luxury of Villa Bella

Change, the only constant in our lives, often comes in phases. After losing her husband, Deborah Bellina decided to retire and sell the company they owned. All this happened within months of Hurricane Katrina, another life-changing event. With family on...
Opulent Comfort with an Artistic Flair

Opulent Comfort with an Artistic Flair

It’s a small world full of people and connections, and a vast one filled with choices and materials and art. Where the small and the vast intersect, significant things develop with nuance and panache, as in the home of Susan...
From A Cozy Cabin To A Country Estate

From A Cozy Cabin To A Country Estate

From humble beginnings in the early 1900s, this riverside property in Folsom has expanded, flooded, bloomed, and seen generations of people and pets come and go through the years. A 150-year-old, two-room log cabin predates the 5,000-square-foot home on 35...