Riche Home and Lifestyle August '21

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From the Editor

HELLO DEAR READER! I hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health. It is August! Our infamous hottest summer month is here and I truly hope it disappoints us for a change. Wouldn't you agree? For many, keeping the body cool isn’t a priority but it is something everyone should take seriously. The heat can cause serious health issues. So, make sure you keep yourself hydrated. Still, I hope you have been enjoying the summer despite the heat -either traveling to a beach near you or even adventuring to some destination where you can take some time to unwind, relax and enjoy life. After all, that’s what we all should strive for. Have a fun-filled August! Enjoy what's inside,

Regina Correa

Regina Correa Designer/Editor

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12 Interior Design Tips for Your Home


Tried and true tips to help beautify your home.

Shades of Green A wide array of green fabrics and wallcoverings to inspire you.



Tapes and Trims turn furnishings from ordinary to extraordinary.

Local Art The intrinsic, abstract art of Nurhan Gokturk.

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12 Interior Design Tips for Your Home


s an interior designer, I understand that decorating a home isn’t an easy task for most. Creating a cohesive look to make it beautiful, stylish, and functional can be very frustrating. There’s no need to fret, I have some tried and true tips that will help you along the way. As someone who is very passionate about creating a nurturing home that reflects the personality and lifestyle of those who live in it, I hope that these tips will encourage you to try at least some if not all of them. 1. Paint, Paint, Paint - I’ve said it time and again and will never get tired of saying that a fresh coat of paint is the easiest, most cost-effective way to freshening up a room. If you feel inspired, take it a step further by adding stripes, perhaps trying an ombré effect (color tones graduating from light to dark), mimicking a polka-dotted or striped wallpaper, etc...Paint is easy, if you don’t like it, just paint over it!

Image by: Studio Riche Designs Dark color walls and ceiling set a perfect mood for this entryway. 3 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

2. White is Classic - Speaking of paint...I know, I know, you might be saying that as a designer I should recommend a hue with more pigment in it. But, white always looks fresh and ready to be paired with any other color. Think of your walls as if it is a canvas ready to have color added to it. I recently painted my living room Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace - it used to off white - and it’s amazing how refreshed the room looks and feels. Everything else just popped against the stark

white walls. I just love it! 3. Invest in an Antique - There’s something special about having an antique in a home. It adds charm, personality and a distinctive look to any space. If you don’t already have an heirloom, try finding a piece that speaks to you. You won’t regret it.

bold wallpaper or a bright or dark color to a wall. Powder rooms are the perfect space to experiment. This is a great way to try something that you might actually like the end result.

4. A Touch of Glass - Adding glass to your kitchen cabinet doors will completely enhance the look of your kitchen, especially if you have low ceilings. Do this on cabinets that hold nice dishes, glasses or china. And, instead of plain glass, try a cool design or a textured glass for a special touch. 5. Details, details, details- The beauty of things are in the details. Adding crown molding and/or trims on the walls or cabinetry always enhances the look and feel of any space. Accenting with architectural features always refines the look of any space. Not only that, it will increase the value of your home. 6. Mix Old and New - Mixing old and new pieces is one of the things I love doing in my designs. There are many ways of refreshing an old piece and allowing it to have a place in a newly designed space. For instance, removing the shades off of a chandelier or replacing them with ones that have a contemporary or fun pattern. Placing an antique rug on the foyer where the pieces around it are modern, or adding a selection of vintage vases in a modern display case, etc...A great example I have used is a Chippendale style sideboard I found at an Estate sale. After some sanding, a couple of coats of paint and adding contemporary hardware, it’s perfect in my home. A classic piece with a new look. 7. Be bold- Don’t be afraid to try something out of your comfort zone such as adding an interesting and 4 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

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The architectural details add to the luxurious look of this dinning room.

8. Pattern Play - Patterns are great to create a stylish, layered feel and add interest to any space. Although there are many different ways to do it, a foolproof way is to use patterns in different sizes. For instance, a large-sized pattern on the rug, a mediumsized pattern on the curtains and small-sized patterns on the pillows. Sticking to a color scheme will make the process easier.

9. Display Collectibles - I love the idea of displaying collectibles throughout the home. You may display them by color and style on a surface, inside a cabinet or on top of an armoire. For example, use a vintage pitcher use to arrange flowers, hang vintage plates going up or across a wall, group ginger jars or map globes on top of an armoire, etc...

12. 60/30/10 - When creating a multicolored scheme for your home, use the following formula: 60% for the main color, 30% for the second color and 10% for the accent color. This works for both paint colors or fabrics. I hope these tips got you excited and willing to be adventurous. Go through them carefully and apply them freely throughout your home and notice the difference. My hope is that they will help you live better and love where you live even more.

... we should make the best of where we live, and we all Image by: Studio McGee

This simple grouping on the cocktail table sets the perfect tone in this living room.

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10. Invest in Key Pieces - Whenever making selections or advising my clients, I encourage them to invest on at least 3 key pieces: sofas, rugs and cabinetry. Quality pieces will always look great and last a long time. 11. Keep it Odd - While displaying or arranging items on a surface, keep groupings to odd numbers and different heights - this gives the display a balanced look while creating a level of interest to the overall display.

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that is welcoming and representative of who we are.

David Bromstad

Shades of Green

Often associated with freshness and harmony, the color green is a very versatile color to use on walls, furnishings, draperies, and accessories. Its lighter tones are fun and fresh while darker ones are sexy, moody, and mysterious.



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Unique chandeliers

One-of-a-kind throw pillows

Beautiful rugs made by artisans from around the world

Interior Designers are fortunate to get inspired year-round by the trade market shows that happen around the country. Last month, it was in Atlanta.


Market Highlights

Artisanal baskets Art

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From classic geometric shapes to transitional and contemporary ...

Images by: Thibaut and Schumacher

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Details Tapes & Trims

add charming details and personality to upholstery, bedding window treatments and pillows.

Local Art Nurhan Gokturk

I was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and immigrated to the United States with my parents at the age of three. I started drawing early, at a very young age and it was my principal tool of communicating and is still to this day. Photo: Dan O'Conner


Photo: Nurhan Gokturk

My paintings are primarily based on lines and color, two elements when taken together capture fragments of places, in this case, the City of New Orleans.

Photo: Nurhan Gokturk


Photo: Nurhan Gokturk


My New Orleans drawings, numbering in the hundreds now, form a type of map of places known and obscure, memorialized and forgotten, cherished and discarded. These are the things and places I find phenomenal, extraordinary, and even at times boring. FAM - Outside View

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Photo: Nurhan Gokturk - (504) 495-0077

To Travel is a Gift Summer is still in full blast! There are many ways you can have fun under the sun! I love this article I came across from "Women Who Travel" by Condé Nast Traveler. It gives you, literally, 101 ways to have fun this summer. I know we are already half way through it, but I hope you get to do some of them.

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Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Regina Correa came to visit New Orleans in 1999 and never left. She holds degrees in Interior Design and Art History, loves red wine, traveling the world, architecture, museums, music, nature and walking around our beloved City Park.


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