BlogTourNola Sponsor: Poggenpohl Kitchens since 1892

 Poggenpohl Cabinetry at Nordic Kitchens and Baths – photo by Linda Merrill Our last BlogTourNola evening in New Orleans was spent in the lovely Nordic Kitchens and Baths showroom in Metairie, LA enjoying some tasty treats for dinner and the beautiful kitchen and bath displays, notably the gorgeous cabinetry by Poggenpohl. Founded in 1892 in … Read more

BlogTourNola Sponsor Spotlight: Blanco Sinks and Faucets – It’s all in the details

A longtime BlogTour sponsor is BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, brings style and quality to a new level with their latest collection of faucets. “Our latest collection of faucets offer livable style,” stated Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “When we say livable style, we are referencing style that … Read more

East or West: Home is Best

Contrary to what many of us realize, many residents who lost their homes in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina – which was in 2005! – are still struggling to rebuild. Our BlogTourNola trip a couple of weeks ago wasn’t all about beignet’s and bubby, we were on a mission to learn more about all … Read more

BlogTourNola: New Orleans Garden District Walkabout

I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since we were walking and gawking in the gorgeous Garden District in New Orleans. Our first full day at BlogTourNola started with an amazing breakfast at Chef John Besh’s Lüke Restaurant. A big thanks to KBIS for being our gracious hosts. After a hearty breakfast of beignet’s … Read more

BlogTourNola Sponsor: DuVerre Hardware

  DuVerre Hardware is a leader in quality and original design for cabinet hardware. Working with highly respected designers, they have created a uniquely design-driven collection of knobs and pulls. DuVerre creates beautiful die cast hardware that is made entirely from recycled aluminum – an environmentally friendly choice that is compatible with LEED objectives. All … Read more

New Orleans Snapshot

  I had a spectacular week last week in New Orleans and there will be many posts to come on the sights, sounds (jazz baby) and tastes of the amazing week spent with BlogTourNola. While I’m organizing my many, many photos (nearly 200!) I wanted to share a little bit of my week. But first, … Read more

New Orleans: The French Quarter, A Street Car, Garden District, Shopping and Food

Well, the title about sums up today’s #BlogTourNola adventure! BlogTour is all about great design, local culture, a lot of walking and plenty of sustenance to keep us going!  We’re starting today with an amazing champagne brunch at Lüke, Chef John Besh’s restaurant. Lüke is Chef Besh’s homage “to the grand old Franco-German brasseries that … Read more

New Orleans Bound!

 Top row, L-R: Erica Islas @EMIIntDesign, Carmen Natschke @DecoratingDiva, Arne Salveson @ArneSalvesen  2nd row: Tamara Matthews @nestnestnest,  Linda Merrill@Surroundings, Jennifer Mehditash @decaporter  3rd row: Rebecca Reynolds @RRKitchenDesign, Leslie Fine@lesliefineint, Gloria Graham Sollicito @Kitchens4living, Barbara Elza Hirsh @elzabdesign  4th row: Patricia Davis @patriciadavisbr, Cynthia Bogart @thedailybasics, Toma Clark Haines @TheAntiquesDiva, Kelly Morisseau @Kitchen_Sync I’m getting ready … Read more

New Orleans memories

The Cathedral/Basilica of St. Louis in Jackson Square is the oldest Catholic Cathedral in continual use in the United States, having been established as a parish in 1720. I am getting very excited for my upcoming trip to New Orleans with Modenus’  BlogTourNOLA to visit KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) and to take in … Read more

Blog Tour NOLA – Meet the Bloggers

As I mentioned before, I was thrilled to be asked to participate in Modenus’ Blog Tour New Orleans. Modenus is a networking platform and resource catalog for the interior design community.  Design professionals and anyone else passionate about interior design can connect in their forums, find inspiration on daily blogs, Before & After submissions and … Read more