French Quarter Pied-à-terre

THE DECORATION OF A 19th century dependency within a lush French Quarter courtyard enclave.  The Texan clients wanted a pied-a-terre that would combine easy-living comfort with a fresh saturated creole style. A document wallpaper in a fantasy ashlar pattern envelops the open living and cooking area, and appeals to the amateur geologist husband.  French and Italian antiques were sourced from New Orleans dealers.  Simple en-suite slipcovers and upholstery in different colors of ticking and wood trim painted in a rich curry color provide consistency throughout the rooms, each of which have their own character defined by the wallpaper as well as toile, chintz, and batik-style printed fabrics.

Photos by Paul Costello.