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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

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...



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...

The Little House That Grew

Miles away from the heavy traffic and congestion of the central Northshore, a house with humble beginnings has blossomed into a showpiece for homeowners Brett and Laura Thibodeaux. The couple relocated from the Southshore more than 20 years ago and...

Character and Craftsmanship in a Creative Cottage

Anyone who says all houses nowadays look the same need look no further than the Covington home of Barbara Hoopes to be proven wrong. Here, in an unassuming facade, a jewel of originality unfolds for every visitor. Animal person? Come...

Classic Creole Meets Modern Comfort

When asked his thoughts about his home, Scott Williams laughed softly and said, “You never know where you’ll end up.” The Carolina native who landed in Mandeville after living in Atlanta was referring to himself, but the statement is equally...

A Creative Christmas

The holiday season is a time of joy, and that joy should spill over into all aspects of your celebration. Your decorations should be no exception. Don’t stress trying to make your holiday décor picture perfect. Instead, express your personal...

The Scents of Christmas

Holiday time used to be recognized just by its unique aroma. Remember when the garland went on the mantel or the tree came in the front door? The aromatic smell of fresh cut evergreen said Christmas was surely on the...

A Modern Holiday

Every year when the Christmas season rolls around, the McQuaid home gets a makeover. Most of the year in this south Covington residence, the décor is focused on seascapes and natural materials. When December rolls around though, extra layers of soft...

Bringing Nature’s Bounty to the Table

Pumpkins, winter squash and gourds are synonymous with the autumn season. They’re in most of our favorite recipes and adorn our homes as the holidays approach. Let the natural elements of the season’s bounty inspire a Thanksgiving table that characterizes...