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From the Editor

hello dear reader! I hope this finds you and your loved ones doing well. I'm delighted to share that I am back in my home. For 5 months, I had been living in a shared space that although I was very grateful to have (it was a safe, clean and welcoming place in the city) it wasn't home. Oh, how I missed being here. I live on the second floor with 2 very large windows in the living areas which feels like living in a treehouse. The view of the beautiful trees that surround me is part of and essential to my well-being. I missed them a lot! For those who are still displaced, I hope you get home soon. After all, there’s truly no place like home. I hope you enjoy this issue of The Mag.

Till next issue,

Regina Correa

Regina Correa Designer/Editor

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Performance Fabric and Its Benefits The days of not fully enjoying your living spaces are over.

Vintage Finds Unique finds for your home that add character and charm.



Highlights Great finds on the latest for kitchen and bath.

To Travel is to Live 10 places for you to explore within the U.S.

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Performance Fabric and Its Benefits


one are the days when families with children and/or pets had to live in a home where upholstered pieces were afflicted by grease, mud, ink, crayon marks, and ketchup, food, coffee, and juice stains. Households with busy children or pets had to have upholstery either done in white removable covers - so they could be bleached - or in an unflattering tone in order to easily hide dirt. The same was true for those who like to entertain red wine spills were feared or mourned. Sofas and chairs had to be replaced or re-upholstered sooner than expected. An expense many regretted having to face sooner rather than later.

Creating great design around these challenges was frustrating. In the last few years, the design world has been taken by storm with a type of fabric that has been a game changer for designers and homeowners alike. Such fabric was first designed for outdoor spaces due to its mold/mildew resistance. Not too long after, it became the preferred fabric for busy indoor and outdoor households. They named it Performance fabric. 3 | Riche Home and Lifestyle

Very easy to clean, extremely durable, with a high ability to withstand the wear and tear of everyday life, performance fabrics are made of synthetic and natural fibers. They are resistant to fading, water spills, stain, mold, mildew and are antimicrobial. They are also well known for drying quickly - thus preventing unwanted water stains on their surface. Some can even be bleached.

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As their popularity grew, so did their quality and styles. Indoor performance fabrics are very soft, come in a variety of colors, patterns, and types such as linen, velvet, bouclè, vinyl, woven, and so on. They are elegant yet sustainable. Thanks to them, the fear of having a gorgeous room and not being able to fully enjoy it, without worrying, is over.

What makes this fabric so amazing is its natural or synthetic fibers. Each type of thread that composes a performance fabric has different characteristics and performance traits. The ones listed below are woven by chemical-free threads. Olefin - upcycled fiber, stainresistant without PFC (perfluorochemicals), quick-drying, low static, washable and easy to clean, resists moisture and mildew, resists stains, and low resistance to high heat. Acrylic - resembles wool, washable and cleanable, can be dyed, repels water, resists shrinkage and wrinkles, leaves lint balls, and burns easily.

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Polyester - durable, washable, resists abrasion, resilient to most chemicals, quick-drying, blends well with other fibers, and stain removal can be an issue. If you are tired of wiping your upholstery or fearing you will have to replace it much sooner than expected, those days are over. I recently used a performance fabric in a custom piece for a client with a pet and she is thrilled. If you’d like to make the upholstery in your home spill- and stain-proof, schedule a call to talk to me here. I’d love to help.

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Color Crush Color of the Month Iron Ore (SW-7069) by Sherwin-Williams is the color of the month of March. This sexy dark-toned hue looks bold and amazing on these vignettes. Be daring and use a dark color on trims and walls. They create a stunning contrasting backdrop.

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IRON ORE SW-7069 251-C7

"... well suited for a range of styles..."

Image by Sherwin-Williams

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Vintage Finds vintage: the time that something of quality was produced.

Vintage pieces add warmth, charm and character to your home.

Chippendale Sofa

Brass Chest

Murano Vintage Chandelier Chrome Barrel Back Side Chair

French Style Chest

Mid-Century Modern Lamp

Brass Bar Cart

Sculptural Vase Chinese Art Deco Rug

Vintage Art

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Turkish and Aubusson Pillows

Dining Tables Having a table with a sculptural base will turn it into a piece of art in the room. Top view

Whether used as a dining table or simply a table in the entryway, these inspirational beauties with their alluring, sculptural bases, will elevate the room.

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Interior Decor Tip Mirrors Mirrors are perfect to reflect light - natural or artificial - in a room. Especially rooms with small or no windows, or little lighting. Their reflection will increase the amount of light in the space. Ensure to select a stylish mirror with a different shape to create more interest. You’ll have a beautifully decorated and brighter room. Form and function at its best!

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Kitchen & Bath Show The latest on innovation and design. Customized Fridge Colors Unique Cabinet Hardware

Multifunctional Air Purifier

Greatly designed perforated grilles

Beautiful stone, glass and metal sinks

Intelligent toilet Slick linear drains

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Stunning engineered surfaces

Local Art Sean Clark Painting

Q&A Describe yourself in one word. Sangfroid What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? I love the creative energy in the air. If I ever hit a creative snag, I'll go for a walk and New Orleans provides. Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece? I sometimes sketch the piece out. I play with the image. distort it. My ideas emerge as night as I'm falling asleep. I'll wake up sometimes to sketch it or write it down. The next morning I attempt to bring it to life. Where do you draw inspiration? Silence. History. Nature. Science. African Masks. Comic Books. Who are your artistic influences or gurus? Sammie Nicely, Bill Sienkiwicz, Jean Michel Basquiat, Benny Andrews In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work? It's somewhere on the spectrum between jazz and rap. Boom Bap. Where can we find you when you are not creating art? Resting. Reading.Hiking. Watching Movies.

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TO TRAVEL IS TO LIVE Having had the opportunity to experience some of the 10 Adventures You Can Only Have in The U.S. by The Discoverer, I can honestly say that the Yellowstone National Park was a major highlight. A treasure to the world, this phenomenal place is filled with wildlife and amazing sights. The prismatic spring (image below) is a sight to behold! Also, getting to see quite a few wild animals - bisons galore and being able to camp under the amazing stars at Yellowstone was unforgettable. I cannot wait to visit it again.

Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park

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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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