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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...
Gather Tablescapes For All

Gather Tablescapes For All

WHEN FALL ARRIVES so do family gatherings. The changing of the seasons means the changing of colors along with your home details and decor. Tradition is not just the autumn colors of orange, brown and tan. Rustic touches with modern influences create...
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...
Prepare Now for Hurricane Season

Prepare Now for Hurricane Season

Meteorologists forecast a slightly above average hurricane season, which begins June 1 and continues until Nov. 30. Fourteen named storms are predicted this year. Of those, seven are predicted to be hurricanes, three of which could be major. Hurricane activity usually peaks...
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...
The Little House That Grew

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

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

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

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...