Thursday, February 3, 2011

John James Audubon Creole Cottage in the French Quarter...

I was clicking away the other day & found an wonderful article on the newly restored French Quarter retreat of designer Jon Green. He opened his Houston studio - Indigo Interior Design - in 1993. The cottage was used as a studio by John James Audubon & was built in the early 1800s.

I didn't post all the pics of the restoration - not a fan of the burgundy trim used in some areas, but I am IN LOVE with the bedroom. Love the wallpaper, the Aubudon print, the headboard - nailhead trim on what appears to be velvet fabric, the owl pillow, the feather print throw & the framed de Gournay panels.

We lived in New Orleans for 23 years and I have walked the streets of the Quarter many times, passing nondescript-looking cottages like this one. In many cases, the buildings are restored inside and fabulous, but some are still in need of some TLC.

Images from Antique Shops & Designers Vol. 5.

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My Interior Life said...

Love this cottage! Thanks for sharing. And thank you for stopping by my blog and your comment. Your suggestion of making the fur coat into accent pillows was inspired.

Beth Dunn said...

Love those pictures!

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