Riche Home and Lifestyle July '21

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JULY ‘21



home & lifestyle

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From the Editor

HELLO DEAR READER! I hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health. It's July! Gosh, I can't believe we have turned the corner on this year already. I hear across the board, and I agree, that the days, weeks, and months are going by way too fast! I keep trying to schedule fun trips but keep hitting roadblocks. Gulf Shores has been the extent of my adventures this year. Still, I'm grateful for what I get to do. Now that summer is officially here, we must look for ways to remain cooled and hydrated. As the temperature seems to be breaking records, it never hurts to be prepared. I still encourage everyone to take walks and enjoy nature perhaps early in the morning or later in the afternoon when it is not so hot. And please make sure you drink lots of water. Your body will appreciate it. If going out is not an option, make sure to open the draperies or blinds and allow natural light and the nature surrounding you to enhance your living spaces. It makes all the difference in the world. Have a fantastic month! Enjoy what's inside, Regina Correa

Regina Correa Designer/Editor

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Enhance Your Living and Interiors with Plants Learn the benefits of indoor plants. It's a lot more than just aesthetics.

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Inspiration Some floral/botanic selections for the home.


Highlights from Design Market


A few trending selections.

Local Art Highlighting the colorful and masterful works by Terrance Osborne.

Photo: TerranceOsborne

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Enhance Your Living and Interiors with Plants " Plants instantly attract the eye, calm the soul and bring a peacefulness to any room." Petria


Living well and loving where you live is one motto that I will never get tired of saying. Simply because it holds that much meaning to me and I truly wish most people would take it to heart.

A house becomes a home once it is filled with things that are meaningful to each of us, however, it does not end there. There are multiple elements that will finish the look and bring the cozy, comfortable, homey feel to a home: plants are definitely one of them. Living in a place that is filled with plants will certainly improve your health and well-being. Plants not only increase the aesthetic look and feel of the space, but they also hold amazing health benefits. Studies have shown that indoor plants will... Purify the air by absorbing toxins and producing oxygen Reduce stress - calm heart rate and lower blood pressure Reduce sore throats and colds Increase oxygen levels in your space Sharpen focus Besides these fantastic health benefits, indoor plants will also... Soften the look of any interior Beautify your home Add color and life to any space 3 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

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Whenever I am interior designing a space, I always include plants in every room. They are excellent accessories that add color, life, texture, scale, and freshness to the home. In addition, plants will upgrade the look of any space regardless of the plant being big or small. Whether on a large ceramic pot, a basket on the floor, or on a high surface, there is a wide array of selections of plants that will add a touch of life to a corner, table, sill, wall, or counter.

ZZ Plant Friendship Plant - pet-friendly Monstera Deliciosa Prayer Plant - pet-friendly Photos - bedroom Fiddle-Leaf Fig - bedroom Areca/Butterfly Palm - petfriendly/bedroom

Keep in mind that green isn’t the only color for plants. Some have other colors that will give you that desired pop of color. If you're going the colorful route, desert gems, purple passion plant, croton, and red aglaonema are worth looking into. By the way, if you don't have a green thumb, succulents are the best route. With a dose of love and some water, the indoor plants listed below will not disappoint. I noted some that are pet-friendly and/or good for the bedroom. Plants in the bedroom are great as they increase oxygen levels. Lacy-Tree Philodendron - bedroom Spider Plant - pet-friendly/bedroom Dragon Tree Snake Plant - bedroom English Ivy Calathea Orbifolia - pet-friendly/bedroom Burgundy Rubber Tree Lavender - bedroom Gloxinia - pet-friendly Bromeliad - pet-friendly Variegated Arrowhead Vine Hoya Carnosa Variegata Lipstick Plant - pet-friendly 4 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

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Colorful plants will not only enhance to the look and feel but add color to your home.

In case you have pets, take the time to ensure the plants (or flowers) you are adding to your space are not harmful to them. Lastly, if you just don’t have the time or energy to care for plants go with faux ones. Though not my favorite option, since they won’t bring in all of the health benefits but still will add to the overall look of your space. You may also include elements with floral or botanical prints (see page 6) to benefit from its aesthetic effects in your home.

The touch of green adds life to the otherwise monotoned space.

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Pair floral or botanical bedding (or other elements) to create a calming environment in your bedroom and increase its health benefits.

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Floral fabrics, wallpaper, decor, and artifacts will further enhance your interiors.

Wallpaper Botanical Prints Palm Leaves Chandelier

Duvet Cover

Unique Floral Fabrics

Shower Curtain

Decorative Plants Throw Pillows 6 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

Premium furniture finishes

Organicly-edged mirrors Cubism inspired sconce

Market Highlights

Textured light fixtures inspired by nature

Natural stone material end table

Twice a year, the largest furnishings market in the world takes place in NC. This year, the Spring market (usually held in April) happened in June.

Slim tables with metal caps on feet Abstract deconstructed table base

Upholstery with expose frames

Contemporary Versions of Classic Style Door and Drawer Facings 7 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

Perspective Rendering is a valuable tool to show my vision to clients.

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A room that can accomodate guests but double plays as a reading area.

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Local Art “New Orleans is one of those places in the world that everyone loves because our people love people.”

Terrance Osborne

Photo: Ashley Lorraine

Photo: Terrance Osborne

Photo: Terrance Osborne

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A native New Orleanian, Osborne was mentored by Richard Thomas while in high school. He attended NOCCA, then graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Xavier University in New Orleans. Displaced by Katrina, he moved his family to Georgia. After two years in Georgia, he moved his family back to New Orleans and because of his new works, depicting scenes of a colorful New Orleans saturated by Hurricane Katrina imagery, his Photo: Terrance Osborne work quickly became international recognized. Over the years Osborne has been featured in a slew of public media for his vivid and delightfully dynamic works glorifying New Orleans culture. His 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2018 Official Jazz & Heritage Festival Posters are a handful of the most collected posters in the world. The Terrance Osborne Gallery is located at 3029 Magazine Street in New Photo: Terrance Osborne Orleans.

To Travel is a Gift America the Beautiful!

Celebrate Independence Month by exploring our own backyard, if you haven't done so. The United States has a plethora of amazing sites, parks, historic towns, monuments and so much more to explore! Make some time to go see these places. These experiences will enrich your life!

Monument Valley, Utah

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Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Red River Gorge, Kentucky

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Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Upper Peninsula, Michigan 10 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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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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