This New Orleans home comes to us from , a New Orleans design firm founded in 2012 by Katie Logan and Jensen Killen. In addition to working on residential and small commercial projects, Katie also owns , a line of pet products made in Louisiana. This home belongs to Amber and Jacob Donnes, a couple who purchased the home just one year ago, but needed some help in transforming the house filled with furniture from college into a relaxed and happy home. Amber has a love for fun, bohemian pieces while Jacob leans toward a more modern aesthetic. In order to achieve a compromise between the two looks, Katie and Logan decided to go traditional with the larger pieces like the dining room set and the sofa. Then they brought in Amber’s personality with accessories, art and plants and then went more modern with the lighting and some of the accent furniture pieces. They had to work some magic in the kitchen. Neither Amber nor Jacob liked the cabinets or the contractor grade granite counter tops, but they weren’t ready to move forward with a total renovation. Instead, they updated the kitchen with charcoal paint, new lighting and simple subway tile. It was the perfect solution and the house is now an elegant and eclectic home that can grow with the couple. –Amy
Image above: Vintage dining table set. Jonathan Adler chandelier. Vintage rug. Plant hangers sourced on Etsy.
See more of this New Orleans home after the jump!
Image above: We found these dancing frogs at a local consignment shop. Jensen and I thought we had lost our minds but we simply could not leave them behind. Thank goodness Amber and Jacob loved them! And we have been asked more questions about the frogs than any other element. Ha. Drawer chests are Mitchell Gold. Painting on left was found at Appartique, a truly awesome store in New Orleans.
Image above: Schoolhouse Electric lamp. It looks good in any room, anywhere!
Image above: I love the way this bar vignette turned out. The bar console is vintage as are lamps. Actually… everything is vintage except for the mirror which we found on One King’s Lane.
Image above: The table is from Jayson Home. The chairs were super inexpensive from One King’s Lane. They are great as they are comfortable and the seats and backs are washable.
Image above: We did not do anything in here except pick out those extraordinary towels from a local shop Pied Nu (which is a totally mind-blowing shop full of textiles and all sorts of other goodies)
Image above: You can see how the charcoal paint and subway tile really updated the space. The Wolf range that the previous renovation left us did not hurt either.