A New Orleans interior designer, Valorie Hart presents us with today's Louisiana homes: the feel of southern hospitality married with a look of contemporary chic.
Will appeal to those aspiring to restore and redecorate their living space to make it more personal and inviting, looking to combine traditional decor with modern flair.
Experience the joy of decor and design, restoration and rebirth, colour and comfort - all in the enchanting locale of Louisiana. A New Orleans-based interior designer, Valorie Hart expertly leads a private tour of the most fashionable homes in the state. Sara Essex Bradley's photographs document the personality of Louisiana's homes, from the formal Greek revival house to the warm Creole cottage, the pre-Civil war beauty to the kitschy 50s-style ranch, the grand Victorian to the modern urban loft. This is not simply a design inspiration book, but rather a thoughtful compilation of homeowners' personal stories of restoring and redesigning their dream houses - the stories of the "house-proud."
In addition to Debra Shriver's foreword, Hart gives her creative expertise on repurposing furniture, displaying art collections, creating extra rooms, and rethinking storage. Hart presents us with today's Louisiana homes: the feel of southern hospitality married with a look of contemporary chic.
Publisher: Glitterati Inc
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 1370 g
Dimensions: 280 x 230 x 24 mm
House Proud is much more than a design book. It's a story about family and friends, culture and heritage... It's a real delight and a wonderful addition for any collection. Bright Bold & Beautiful blog, September 18, 2013 Valorie Hart is one of the most passionate women we've ever encountered. It's clear that everything she does is done with love- and this book is no exception. In House Proud, Valorie takes readers through the most fashionable doorways in Louisiana. We're swooning over the rustic elements and still obsessing over the amount of colors and patterns. Each home is full of personality, clearly created with love, and photographed beautifully by Sara Essex Bradley. This is one book that we'll be referencing anytime we need a creative boost. Rue Magazine Online, September 2013