Built inside a South Carolina factory and shipped to its home in one of New Orleans’ historical neighborhoods, this shotgun cottage is the most popular building style in the Big Easy. Most shotgun houses are one room wide, and three to five rooms deep.
With brick pavers, this versatile space can serve as a driveway or terrace. The covered side entrance leads to the kitchen.
Rarely do shotgun cottages have formal entries. This monochromatic parlor acts as a space for welcoming and entertaining guests.
Floor-to-ceiling bookcases add a sense of history and accentuate the room’s 10-foot ceilings.
Curvy antiques likes this desk, mixed with a modern geometric mirror creates a stylish mix.
A wall-mounted faucet pours onto a modern flat-surface sink, where the water spills into a surrounding channel.
Tongue-and-groove paneling reinforces the casual nature of this open living space. Gas lanterns are a Big Easy icon.
Square-back dining chairs combined with an antique bench around the dining table feel less formal than a complete set of matching chairs.
An apron-front sink, bin pull hardware, and a beaded-board island are all iconic cottage elements.
This unique pantry portal was a vintage door from an old New Orleans bank safe and is installed on a sliding track.
A bit of square footage under the stairs was carved out into an office nook.
Built-in cabinetry and convenient open shelving store bills and household paperwork.
Designers Ann and Jane Dupuy used marine rope and grommets to attach a tailored canopy to the four-poster iron bed.
Although it’s only decorative, the mantel, salvaged from a New Orleans mansion, adds another architectural detail to the room.
Painting the walls, trim, and ceiling the same shade of French blue makes the room feel like a soothing cocoon.
A basic walk-in closet is transformed into a boudoir with patterned wallpaper on the walls and ceiling, a crystal chandelier, and an upholstered ottoman.
Trimmed-out open shelves provide handy built-in storage in the laundry room.
An ironing board cabinet is hidden behind a door, conveniently located when needed, and out of site when not in use.
The multipurpose guest room and study is filled with rich accents such as a leather armchair, a pair of lacquered nesting tables, and ribbon trim on the pillows.
The daybed’s side rails were customized using oversized brass nail heads in a graphic X-shape pattern.
A simple chest was transformed with a few coats of shiny black paint and a decoupage treatment.
The lyrics to Johnny Cash’s “Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart” gives this bathroom a sense of humor.
Head-to-toe pink walls, ceiling, and trim create a sweet space in this little girl’s bedroom.
Wide horizontal green and purple stripes dress up otherwise blank walls.
The quilts on these beds were a king-size blanket that was cut in half. The edges were covered with grosgrain ribbon for a custom look.
A little bit of formal architecture is introduced into this children’s room with a hand-painted medallion glued directly to the ceiling.
The back wall of doors extends the living area to the porch. The substantial trim work above the doors adds height for a seamless transition to the tall ceilings inside.
A raised planter stuffed with fragrant edibles, flanked by a pair of all-weather chairs, is a romantic and easy alternative to window boxes or an extra flower bed.
Enclosing the courtyard in a backdrop of deep shades of green sets a peaceful atmosphere. The furnishings pop against the soothing palette.
While traditional materials like brick, tiered fountains, and magnolia were used, this garden is a modern space for a family to really use.
An eye-catching element like this classical bust planter boosts the personality of the courtyard garden.
A trickling three-tiered fountain drowns out city noises and cools the space.