Colorful New Orleans living room with modern art and pink Karl Springer coffee table on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Garden & Gun, photography by Alison Gootee)

Inside a New Orleans home built in the 1860’s, a young family takes a fresh and energizing direction with a large dose of color while keeping some traditional Southern vernacular including uses of wallpaper, lacquer, and a beautiful set of bedding in the master bedroom. As you may already know, I love finding new examples of modern Southern style, and this home definitely shows a unique mix of periods, art, and color in the decorating. See the rest of this Big Easy home tour below!


Colorful New Orleans living room with sectional and blue armchair on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

To help the sectional from overpowering the family room, the same pattern was used on the upholstery and wall covering which allows the large piece fade into the architecture of the room. I love the black and white pattern paired with pops of color from the mix of throw pillows and blue velvet armchair (which looks mid-century, perhaps).

Bright entry with modern artwork and pink rug in New Orleans home on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Brown lacquer library living room with chaise lounge and cowhide rug on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

The statement color in this library nook comes in the form of a deep brown lacquer that sets this space off from the rest of the room. The floor-to-ceiling bring windows bring in so much stunning light and make those walls shine!

Beige girl's bedroom with metal canopy daybed and Moroccan area rug on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Traditional blue bedroom with grasscloth wallpaper and red monogram bedding on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

While this may be the first time you’ve seen monogramming on TS, the simplicity of this blue and white (and red) bedroom feels very serene. The pattern on the curtains below also brings a very contemporary touch to the room.

Blue grasscloth wallpaper with blue and white pattern curtains on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Traditional 1860's New Orleans home with front porch columns and shutters on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

The exterior of the home shows the classic New Orleans architecture with tall windows, shutters, and columns – one of a row of “sister” houses built by the architect Henry Howard. How do you like the fresh family decorating in this Southern home?

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  1. This home is looking so cool with some amazing interior designs. I like all about this home. Exterior, interior everything. Just loved it. Thanks for sharing and inspiration!

    Posted 8.18.17 Reply
  2. I love everything about the room with the canopied daybed and camel sidetable! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  3. Claudia wrote:

    Gorgeous home! Thanks for sharing. I’m trying to figure out how to add more color to my home and this gives me some ideas.

    Posted 8.13.17 Reply
  4. Really the curtain in the room looks great it compliments the blue wall, thanks for sharing such great interior.

    Posted 8.10.17 Reply

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