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CONTENTS Features 16 Parade Season in South Louisiana

Highlights from the Parade of Homes 2012

Departments 10 Ask The Expert Markus Trautmann, Design/Build Contractor

14 New & Now Dad Likes Snap! Crackle! Pop! 30 Loal Flavor Greens + Grains

In Every Issue 8 Publisher’s Note 33 July/August Preview

34 Style File Luminescence by Anne McCanless

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12 Take 10 Sabine Pools, Spas & Furniture

32 Art Studio Works by Jennifer Poe

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On the cover: Showcasing pops of color through staging by House Dressings LLC, this Parade of Homes entry by Anderson Home Builders of Lafayette was open to the public earlier this spring in Walker’s Lake subdivision. Photo by Melissa Oivanki. Story on page 16.

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cross the country at different times of the year, local builders’ associations orchestrate a major and influential event for public consumption—the Parade of Homes. In our region, the Acadian Home Builders Association holds its event in April followed by the Capital Region Builders Association in May. As part of the Parade, local home builders and their support teams work for many weeks and even months to prepare a vast combined selection of brand new homes to feature on the open-door tour. Their efforts culminate in a community-wide event that generally spans two weeks or consecutive weekends and is attended by a public eager to witness trends in home design and material selections, as well as professional resources. Fittingly, the homes on tour span a wide range of price, size and style. I imagine one major reason the Parade of Homes is so successful in attracting many hundreds if not thousands of people each year is that it represents a rare opportunity to see a variety of attractive and available new homes in a single afternoon or weekend. And while we know that home tours have vast appeal, the motivation to visit Parade homes varies widely among the individuals who tour them. For some tour-goers, there is the pure and simple motive to shop, identify and purchase a new home. For others, the Parade represents an opportunity to scope out workmanship by professional builders and craftsmen in the interest of a future building or remodeling project. Yet another group of people tours the often-decorated homes in an effort to gleam the latest styles prevalent in home plans, furnishings and related décor. Others tour the Parade of Homes for nothing more than its pure entertainment value. After all, many of us simply love to look at homes for no particularly practical reason whatsoever. In this issue of House & Home, we bring you inside of eight homes we found to be particularly well appointed and furnished during the recent Parade events in Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Whatever your level of interest in the projects featured, you’re sure to find some enviable features that translate into motivation for your own home search or future building, remodeling, decorating or entertaining project.Alternatively, you might find yourself simply entertained. ■


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Traditionally, anyone interested in building a home would need to find a designer/architect to create construction drawings. Once the plans are completed, the project is put out for bid to various contractors before a selection is made. Hiring a design/build contractor means the client deals with one entity to both design and build their project. As long as the design/ build contractor gives the client an

option to “back out” of construction after the design phase is completed, I don’t see any disadvantages to this arrangement. In fact, there are many practical considerations in favor of working with a design/build contractor. These range from more accurate cost estimating, overall cost savings and design fluency from conceptualization to completion. The design/build scenario can save time in the overall project by eliminating the often time-



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consuming process of gathering a variety of competitive bids. Most clients are not construction experts, making it difficult to identify potential builders who are best suited for their individual design project. In the design/bid/build scenario, clients often choose a contractor based on cost alone, which can lead to problems with quality. A design/build contractor is better positioned to monitor goals of budget, schedule and

quality, ensuring they are carried out from the design phase through the project’s completion. Also, the design/build contractor is responsible for the whole project, simplifying communications with the client and eliminating the need to work with a variety of different contractors in order to get the project completed. Finally, there is no chance of finger pointing between the designer and contractor, since they are one in the same. ■


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Why They Deserve Your Business Kelli McNulty, Manager Sabine Pools, Spas & Furniture (225) 769-1214 www.SabinePools.com 1 — What we do In all of our 5 stores, we carry fine outdoor furniture and offer expert pool care, including free computerized pool water analysis and year-round swimming pool maintenance and repairs. In Baton Rouge and Gonzales, we sell Caldera hot tubs and above-ground pools. In Lafayette and Lake Charles, we sell Hot Spring Spa hot tubs, above grounds and customdesigned inground pools.

and Common Street in Lake Charles, with smaller selections at our Gonzales and West Congress (Lafayette) stores.

2 — The extras we can offer As an authorized BioGuard dealer, we have been providing expert pool care for 37 years. Whether you care for your pool yourself or contract with our maintenance department, we keep your pool healthy, clear and sparkling blue with BioGuard water care programs for chlorine, nonchlorine and salt pools. We carry a complete inventory of pool replacement products, equipment, supplies and toys. If it’s related to pools or hot tubs, we have it.

5 — About trends and local concerns People want to extend their living space into the back yard with outdoor furniture as stylish and comfortable as the inside of their homes. People are buying high quality, durable and long-lasting dining and living groups with cushions, pillows and rugs in all the latest colors.

3 — One thing you might not know Come into one of our showrooms and you will find the perfect outdoor furniture for your backyard. Our big furniture showrooms are on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge, Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette

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4 — A fact that might surprise you New customers are impressed with the huge selection of outdoor furniture we carry year-round. From solid cast aluminum and all-weather wicker to ecofriendly recycled poly furniture, we have it all for outdoor dining and living rooms.

6 — About the business, in one word Specialists. We offer specialized products and services, and it is our people–our specialists—that make us successful. 7 — Defining good customer service We guide you through all the factors to consider when making a large purchase, so that in the end, you are pleased with the outcome. We help you to make the

right choice that improves the quality of your life. 8 — About dollars and “sense” We offer high-quality products that make your life easier and more pleasant with the least effort and expense. We’ve selected products for our customers that we know and trust to be very reliable. 9 — Why we’re different We operate all aspects of our business full-time, year-round. Our stores are fullystaffed and fully-stocked all year with pool care and outdoor furniture products, and our construction and maintenance teams work every day except Sundays and major holidays. We’ve been building our business for the last 37 years and we’ll be here tomorrow to support the work we’re doing today. 10 — My idea of a great day at work The best day for me is when a new customer comes in and is excited to have found us to care for the pool or to shop our pools, hot tubs or outdoor furniture. They get so excited when they see what we have to offer and I am thrilled to help them find just what they need to create their perfect back yard setting! n

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Parade of Homes in South Louisiana Annual Highlights: Baton Rouge

Two consecutive May weekends recently marked the Capital Region Builders Association’s annual Parade of Homes. More than 50 newly constructed homes in 43 Lafayette-area subdivisions showcased the latest and greatest ideas in home building by 29 state-licensed CRBA members. Among the standout properties that were open for public tour are a trio worthy of a second look.

1916 Glasgow, Baton Rouge Mimosa District of Rouzan Builder: Bo Fetzer, Fetzer Properties of Louisiana, LLC Architect: Mike Sullivan, Looney Ricks Kiss Interiors: Holly Harrison, Holly Harrison Interiors, Inc. Staging: Cathy McDaniel, Southern Trace Marketing: Joey Distefano, Rouzan Realty, LLC Popularized by its central location in the Southdowns area, the Mimosa District of Rouzan features a handful of available new homes that feature bright and open floor plans with 12-foot ceilings, heart pine flooring and abundant natural light. Priced $546,900, this charming two-story home includes four bedrooms and three baths in 2,511 square feet of living area plus a large courtyard and outdoor kitchen – perfect for entertaining. The private master suite is located at the rear of the home with a separate garden tub, his and her vanities and a large walk-in closet. Along with a bonus room upstairs, two second-story bedrooms access a deep balcony.

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{ Parade of Homes } 4834 Mimosa, Baton Rouge Mimosa District of Rouzan Builder: Bo Fetzer, Fetzer Properties of Louisiana, LLC Architect: Mike Sullivan, Looney Ricks Kiss Interiors: Holly Harrison, Holly Harrison Interiors, Inc. Staging: Cathy McDaniel, Southern Trace Marketing: Joey Distefano, Rouzan Realty, LLC This traditional neighborhood development located in the heart of Baton Rouge includes a four-bedroom, three-bath home with French Creole New Orleans styling priced at $641,900. Within an open floor plan of 2,767 square feet of living area, the home’s spacious living and dining rooms connect to a large courtyard, fenced backyard with outdoor kitchen and fireplace. The spacious master suite is split to the rear of the home and includes a custom shower, garden tub, his and her vanities and a large custom walk-in closet. The heart pine staircase leads to a flexible media room and additional bedrooms with French doors opening to a spacious covered balcony giving you a great place to relax.

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13731 Landmark, Baton Rouge Lexington Estates Builder/Marketing: Alan Colby, Colby Constructors, LLC Project Manager: Aimee McPherson Interiors/Staging: Audra Johnston, The Finishing Touch Designs Award-winning Lexington Estates boasts this four-bedroom, threebath home with 2,956 square feet of living area on a spacious corner lot, priced at $529,000. Features include a gourmet kitchen, custom antiqued cabinets, a plaster mantle, hand-scraped wood floors and varied ceiling heights of 10, 11 and 12 feet. An additional 275-square-foot room above the garage has separate climate control for use as a theater or recreation room. Smart Home features include fully automated audio, video, climate, lighting and security by Innovative Systems & Services. A customized storage/ workroom includes work benches and a tool rack.

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Parade of Homes in South Louisiana Annual Highlights: Lafayette Two consecutive weeks in April marked the Acadian Home Builders Association’s 50th annual Parade of Homes. More than 40 newly constructed homes in 20 Lafayette-area subdivisions showcased the latest and greatest ideas in home building by 32 state-licensed AHBA members. Among the standout properties that were open for public tour are five homes worthy of a second look.

501 N. Montauban Drive, Lafayette La Bon Vie Builder: John Escott, Escott Builders Architect: Bennett Sabatier, Sebatier Architecture Styling: Dunn’s Furniture & Interiors New and conveniently located in La Bon Vie, this 1,742 square-foot residence features three bedrooms, two baths and an open kitchen and living area, priced at $253,000. Designed to meet a wide range of space and lifestyle considerations, the home includes granite counter tops, decorative glass tile, large porcelain tile floors, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a pleasing color palette.

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{ Parade of Homes } 210-A Brickell Street, Lafayette The Village of River Ranch Builder: Mike Thompson, Mike Thompson Homes, Inc. This 1,918 square-foot Creole Cottage with three bedrooms and two baths is well suited for empty nesters, singles or young business professionals desiring greater efficiency and low maintenance. The open living area includes arched room dividers, antique pine flooring and impressive crown moldings, while the kitchen is surfaced in granite with an antique cypress island. Both bathrooms are distinguished with travertine floors, marble accents, granite counter tops and tile showers. Visually expanding the living area, the home’s large side porch overlooks a landscaped courtyard with brick wall.

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205 Turtledove Trail, Lafayette Audubon Plantation Builder: Stephen Shivers, Jr. and Bailey Shivers, Shivers Brothers Construction, LLC Decorating/Staging: Swags and Tassels, Busch Fireplaces This California-style dream home features 4,200 square feet of living area in four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, a recreation room, media and/or bonus room, three-car garage and an oversized patio on a one-acre lot in newly developed Audubon Plantation. Amenities include custom iron doors and mahogany floors, an enormous walk-in master closet, top notch trim work by Meaux Brothers Quality Construction and upgraded lighting by Stine Lumber.

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{ Parade of Homes } 100 Briar Leaf Way, Lafayette Grand Haven Builder: Boyd Raborn, R.A.H. Homes Decorator: Michelle Raborn, R.A.H. Homes A spacious corner lot features this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in 1,765 square-feet of living area. The Santa Fe design motif is emphasized in the home’s color palette, custom cabinetry by Cajun Wood Products, light fixture by Teche Electric, fixtures from Coburns, stained concrete by Stonewall Concrete Designs and a special mix of tile backsplash materials from Doug Ashy Flooring.

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207 Notting Hill Way, Lafayette Walker’s Lake Builder: David Anderson, Anderson Home Builders, Inc. Design/Floor Plan: Michael Campbell, Michael Campbell Design Decorating: Stacie Guidry, Décor Des Amis Staging: House Dressings, LLC Situated on a lake, this four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home takes advantage of beautiful views from the master suite, living and dining rooms. The transitional décor is complimented by granite and travertine counter tops by Gallery of Granite, lighting by Teche Electric, cabinetry by Cajun Wood Products and flooring and backsplash tile by Doug Ashy Flooring. In 2,109 square feet of living area, the home is designed with today’s family in mind, featuring a split floor plan and private master suite with cathedral ceiling, elegant master bath and extensive closet space. n

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s a cook, the approach to and onset of summer always excites me. Breaking the wintry monotony of stews, braises, roasts and other heavy dishes with a charge of clean, crisp and refreshing flavors is like spring’s revolution in the kitchen. However, after an entire season of devouring heavy, sauceladen dishes, eating light can leave you hungry for more. I love salads and always have, for some reason. I find them interestingly refreshing, but unfortunately less than filling which often leads to a topping some sort of grilled meat or seafood and a creamy dressing. This season, I’ve been experimenting with some unconventional salads. As I began a routine of early morning running, I needed to eat something light, but filling, in the evenings. Eventually, this process of trial and error led me to several basic, satisfying ingredients for some really fantastic salads: Israeli couscous, bulgur wheat, brown rice, farro and quinoa. 30 HOUSE and homE

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Israeli couscous seems that we associate brown rice as a salad to pop in your mouth ingredient, chilled down and tossed with like salmon roe whether savory marinated mushrooms, tomatoes you serve it hot or or spinach. cold. I love it tossed Farro is yet another ancient grain, with some of my eaten for millennia, that’s become lost family’s favorite salad among our supermarket offerings. But ingredients and served for the health conscious, this easy-toalongside a juicy prepare grain tossed with roasted peppers roasted chicken. Chef Stu Gonsurin and fresh mozzarella can provide the One of my favorite perfect mix of energy with flavor. ways to enjoy bulgur Among all of these fascinating wheat is to make the popular Middle ingredients, the tiny grains of quinoa Eastern salad, tabouli. Tossed with are my favorite salad accompaniment. a generous amount of fresh parsley, These micro seeds from South America tomatoes, olive oil and lemon juice, this resemble sesame seeds in appearance earthy salad has all the simplicity of and somewhat in taste. Drained, chilled preparation with intense flavors that one and tossed with simple ingredients, the could desire from a meal so healthy. unassuming quinoa is refreshing and Some time ago in my home, we substantial. switched completely from white to If you crave something lighter yet brown rice – and I couldn’t be happier more substantial than just ribbons of about it. Aside from the obvious health lettuce and tomatoes on a plate, try these advantages, brown rice just has so much wonderful grains in your next salad. You’ll more flavor to offer than its more refined, be pleasantly surprised how splendid they pale white counterpart. But it’s not often taste and how splendid you’ll feel. n

Israeli Couscous Salad 2-1/2 cups water 2 cups Israeli (pearl) couscous 8-10 grape tomatoes, halved Arugula 2 portabella mushroom caps, grilled and sliced 3 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (optional) Salt and pepper to taste

Farro Grain Salad 2 cups water 1 cup farro 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces 1 tablespoon oil 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped

Tabouli Salad 3 bunches finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 cup chopped fresh mint 2-3 tablespoons fine bulgur wheat 1 chopped firm tomato 1/2 onion or 2 scallions, chopped 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste

Tabouli Salad

Shrimp & Feta Quinoa Salad

Bring water to a boil, add couscous and stir. Resume boil then lower to a simmer. Cover and cook for 8 – 10 minutes, stirring frequently until cooked al dente. Drain and chill the couscous. Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl and toss. Fold in the couscous and rfrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld. Yield: 4 servings Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring the water and farro to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the farro is al dente, about 20 minutes. In a bowl, toss together the mushrooms and green beans with oil, thyme, salt and pepper before transferring to a baking sheet in a single layer and place in the oven for about 20 minutes, flipping vegetables halfway through. Combine cooked vegetables with faro and serve. Yield: 4 servings

In a large bowl, mix bulgur wheat, tomatoes, onions, scallions, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add the parsley, mint and olive oil and mix, adjusting seasoning by adding more oil and lemon if desired. Yield: 4 servings

Shrimp & Feta Quinoa Salad 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa Pinch salt 1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon blackening spices 1 cucumber, seeded and diced 1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Juice of one lemon 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled 2 scallions, sliced Kosher salt and pepper to taste Combine quinoa and water in a sauce pot and bring to a boil. Adjust to low heat and simmer for about 25 minutes, until water is completely absorbed. Chill the quinoa completely. Meanwhile, season the shrimp and grill on a barbecue pit or in a cast iron skillet until cooked through. Set aside and keep warm. Combine quinoa with remaining ingredients and toss well. Adjust seasonings and serve. Top with grilled shrimp. Chef’s Note: When quinoa is cooked through, a light ring will be visible on the perimeter of each grain. Yield: 4 servings

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Painted for the artist’s inlaws’ new home, this mixed-media landscape is 48” x 36”; This 36” x 36” mixed-media canvas was commissioned by a client.

‘‘In her own words’’ CANVAS I grew up in New Orleans and attended Ursuline Academy. Later, I graduate from LSU with a psychology degree. I’ve studied abstract painting under Allison Stewart and oil painting classes at NOMA.

began when I was in third grade and I drew a fish unlike anyone else’s in the class. I still have that drawing in my studio. I have always been creative, using my talents in many ways. Color and design have always inspired me.

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INFLUENCE Beautiful weather and music influence my art the most. I love to leave my studio door open, pick out some music that suits my mood and paint for hours. I also like to work on several pieces at any given time.

SHOW Currently, my art is shown in Baton Rouge at Rue Cou Cou, The Foyer, Mercer Studio and Yogalates II South.

DOLLARS & SENSE I prefer to create art whenever an idea comes to me, but I’ve been happy to do many commissioned pieces for clients.

AHEAD My future goal as an artist would be to create something every day. I love the feeling of transforming a blank canvas into a mesh of colors and textures. n


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