10 October 2013

New Orleans Manor Transformation

When I saw this beautiful 19th century manor home's incredibly elegant transformation, I just wanted to slip right into every photo! The renovation of this Garden District home in New Orleans has been brilliantly executed, bridging original features with contemporary design and luxuries, as you can see. 

Built in 1884, the Italianate house has a lovely white wedding cake facade. It was in serious disrepair, when the owners bought it. They saw the property's potential, and bravely dreamed of restoring the home's former beauty, while also modernising it, to suit their young family's lifestyle. Thanks to the efforts of designer Ann Holden and architect William Sonner, the home has been given a new lease on life.

Every room is simply exquisite. I would have to say that my favourite spaces are the breakfast nook and lounge, with those magnificent walls of windows, looking onto the garden, and the elegant formal dining room, with its glorious chandelier and pale grey chairs. The bathroom and study are also really lovely. 

This home is such an inspiration! It makes me want to find a falling-down old cottage, and transform it into a splendid family home.

{all images via Veranda}

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