There is nothing more appealing than a home that has a perfect combination of antiques incorporated with fresh design and a soothing palette. Flipping through the latest September-October issue of Veranda, I fell head over heels for the the New Orleans home of Tara Shaw. Her home is refined in the sense of a glamorous dinner party, yet at ease in the sense of all white lounge wear. While my comparisons may seem odd, I think the imagery speaks for my meaning. Sometimes words don’t cut it, but imagery does. Shaw so perfectly captures the importance of creating the ideal image.
Photos by Max Kim-Bee via Veranda.
Oh. My. Entry. The landscaping has the perfect curb appeal and refined hedges. Via Veranda
A serene palette of white and gray in the dining room. Notice the gray painted ceiling and tall doors. Always adds a nice touch.
A casual comfort of ambience in this living room full of texture and natural tones.
The fireplace is a lovely addition of warmth in this beautiful display of antiques mixed with more modern seating.
Wow. I would love to take a wood paneled room and use white curtains to soften the space. What a difference that makes!
Graphic painted wallpaper makes for a more contemporary injection into the house.
An ideal retreat. I love a good rug on top of a rug.
Such a sweet palette of every neutral under the sun.
Intricate woodwork details, modern tub appliances and a fabulous wash of white.
This would be a perfect use of a guest room and lounge room all in one. Could you think of a better place to read a book?
A fantastic backyard estate with elegance and symmetry. The pool shape works in sync with the home.