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From the Editor

HELLO DEAR READER! I hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health and, vaccinated? It's already March! I know I’m not the only one who feels time seems to be going by much faster. Am I? My hope is that The Mag will inspire you to enjoy the place you call home. Besides looking at different aspects of living in a richer environment, this month, we celebrate all the mothers, daughters, aunts, and sisters of the world. March 8th is International Women's Day. May their tenacity, resiliency, and strength keep making strides and breaking barriers.

Also this month, I celebrate the woman who made me her first daughter. She is the woman who raised me, the one who shaped the caring, responsible, and determined woman I have become. Her birthday is on March 15th. Feliz Aniversário, mamãe! If you will, take the time to celebrate the woman or women in your life. March is also Women's History Month.

I hope you enjoy what I have curated for you. Till next issue,

Regina Correa

Regina Correa Designer/Editor

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Avoiding Mistakes When Renovating a Kitchen Important aspects to consider before renovating a kitchen.


Vision Board A sampling of selections of a living room design

Design Notes Texture - meaning and some examples

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To Travel Virtually is a Gift My latest favorite food and travel show.



Avoiding Mistakes When Renovating a Kitchen

often say that the most important room in a home isn’t the kitchen; it is the bedroom. Some disagree but I concur that the kitchen is the most popular/used room in most homes. After all, that's where delicious meals are prepared as well as socializing and entertaining happens. Renovating a kitchen is not an easy task; one that must be meticulously planned and carefully analyzed before decisions are made. It is, however, definitely an investment that pays off. It not only adds to the beauty and function of the space but most importantly, adds equity to your home. Before you embark on the seas of home renovation, there are a few things you can do to help make the journey smoother.

principle. Applying this concept will result in an efficient kitchen layout that perfectly blends function and aesthetics. In addition, great space planning will contribute to the flow and efficiency of your kitchen. Here are 4 standard aspects of the work triangle principle to consider: A leg of the triangle should be about 4 to 9 feet based on the size of your kitchen. The sum of all three sides of the triangle should be 13 feet to 26 feet. Cabinets or other obstacles should not intersect any leg of the triangle by more than 12 inches. If possible, no major traffic flow should disturb the triangle.

Cabinets, countertops, and flooring are main elements It pays off to plan ahead. Make a list of your wants, in the kitchen. Pay special attention to how those needs, and musts! Consider your lifestyle, how often components interact since you will be living with your and how much the kitchen gets used decisions on a daily basis. Besides "It won't and how much storage (make the best appliances, it is smart to consider overall be easy, but of every nook and cranny) is needed. durability as well as style, since these are Think of the different ways the space the items mostly affected by wear and it will be has been used during the pandemic tear. Investing in their quality will worthy!" and incorporate that into the design to ensure a lasting outcome. Speaking address those needs. In sum, from appliances to the wear and tear,ofremember to protect your belongings in type of cookware you’d like to use, every detail planned adjacent rooms, especially upholstery and art. increases your odds for a stressless outcome. In terms of finishes, ensure colors have tones and hues If you’re doing it on your own, consulting with an that are similar or complement each other. Get samples expert before getting started is a smart move. An of every single item and look at them in the kitchen expert will fine-tune your list, offer tips, advice, and where they will be installed. Before the contractor perhaps even present ideas you had not considered. It starts, ensure all your selections are in stock with is an investment that will save you time, money and plenty to spare. Things will go sideways quickly if your selections from the discount bin are no longer available mistakes. by the time the work is underway. If you find a great In terms of budget, allocate your finances accordingly. bargain, buy it before you need to install it; it may not Splurge on items that will make your kitchen be available later. functional and efficient for your lifestyle now as well as in the future. Remember this is an investment and Renovation is challenging and may have pitfalls. Inevitably something will go wrong but with careful quality means longevity; it will pay off. preparation and research, the hurdles will be minimal if A very important aspect of a kitchen renovation you are proactive. Most importantly, do it right so that that many are not aware of is the work triangle you have do it once. 3 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

Beautiful kitchen with sleek black cabinetry contrasted by white and dark gray veining quartz on the countertop and island. The two-toned pendants above the island add a touch of warmth.

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Inspiration There are a million ways of designing a kitchen. Here are 3 color palettes with the three main elements in a kitchen: cabinets, countertops, and flooring.









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Vision Board Also known as mood boards, this is a sample of a living room selection presentation.

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Design Notes


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the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface... adds contrast and visual interest to elements (artwork, fabric, lighting, wallpaper, accessory, etc...) while enhancing a room or space.

Design Icon In honor of Women History Month, I celebrate this Design Icon. It is thanks to her that I love what I do. Elsie de Wolfe invented Decorating - later the profession of interior design came to being. De Wolfe was born in 1865, in New York. She was an actress. However, in 1905 her world changed when she was commissioned to decorate The Colony Club - the first womenonly social club in New York. Later she became the decorator of high society. As a decorator, she was determined to eradicate the Victorian era interiors from American homes. In her book, The House in Good Taste, she expresses her desire for lighter and comfortable interiors with plenty of natural light. Some of her iconic clients were Condé Nast and the Duchess of Windsor. Portrait of Elsie de Wolfe - Courtesy of the Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives

“I believe in plenty of optimism and white paint, comfortable chairs with lights beside them, open fires on the hearth and flowers wherever they ‘belong,’ mirrors and sunshine in all rooms.” 8 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

Mindful Thoughts Mothers. Daughters. Sisters. Aunts. Cousins. March 8th is International Women’s Day. Celebrate the woman in your life.

“A woman is

the full circle.

Within her is

the power to


nurture and


Diane Mariechild


Count all the ways you are beautiful; Your soul and your spirit, Your brilliant body And all the wonder within it. Your heart full of love, Your mind full of care, Your eyes full of awe, Your lungs full of air. Your chest full of pride, Your muscle full of strength, Your brain full of questions, Your compassion, immense. Your hands that can comfort, Your words that can soothe, Your conscience that roots you In the good, right and true. You are a miracle, Unique through and through So, count all the ways you are beautiful And always be proud of you! 9 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

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To Travel is a Gift Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to travel as well as eating delicious food and drinking red wine. I truly feel that traveling is a gift. As you may know, my life has completely changed during a travel trip: my vacation trip to New Orleans 21 years ago. I find traveling very transformative. It has allowed me to experience and understand other cultures in how they live, what they eat, their beliefs, their way of life. It has not only widened the horizon of my knowledge but also granted me to see the world from a different perspective. This month, I suggest you virtually travel by checking out Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix. This show, and its fantastic

host Phil Rosenthal, have helped me tame my thirst for travel during the pandemic. This show is engaging to the point that I want to revisit some of the places I have already been to and visit places that were off my radar. Our world is such an amazing place. So many places to visit, so little time! If you haven't seen the show, I hope you give it a try. Phil might seem weird or quirky, as my beloved puts it, but he does a phenomenal job in connecting with the people that sit with or around him either on the side of the road or in a fine dining restaurant. To me, that's what traveling is about, connecting with and experiencing the world, the people, their food, and their culture. Enjoy it!

Phill Rosenthal interview about his Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil.

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*About the Designer/Editor: 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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