One of my stops will be to see the work of photographer Sara Essex Bradley.
Sara and I are working on a book together. She is a local New Orleanian, and photographs many homes for the home and lifestyle magazines here, and for magazines in Europe, and for The New York Times.
I chose a few photos that appeared yesterday in the Home section of the New York Times, a very interesting article about two artists, and their homes. Do read the article. It's pretty interesting.
|The living room of an artist on the edge French Quarter - the building is very old|
|The bedroom in the same house - I love the plaster walls - and the cat is perfect|
|Still life in the French Quarter. - I love how Sara catches the light|
|People in New Orleans use religious art and artifacts in their decor -Combined with antiques it adds mystery with grandeur|
|Unfinished plaster, brick, and an old wood floor make this kitchen unique - Note the fan light window|
|Living room - Bohemian at its best - the owners painted the room over and over to get this perfect smoky blue|
|This is in the second house in the story, with a more refined collection of antiques - LOVE the poodle - what a great candidate for some body's feature on dogs on furniture, or dogs in decor, or for PVE or Fifi - Sara has a way to get animals to pose|
|A classic parlor in the French Quarter - nothing trendy here, and it is so inviting|
|In this age of over worked, over styled bookshelves, this one is so refreshing and natural|
|The dining room is also formal - the table was handmade for the artist by another artist friend - I love having creative friends!|
|What a beautiful and unusual bed in the master bedroom - Love the simple, luxe, graphic coverlet|
These homes reflect true bohemian lifestyle. I can't help but think of two of my favorite blogs, Bohemian Hellhole and La Masion Boheme when I look at these beautiful photos by Sara Essex Bradley. It is rare that we get to see reality in decor, and it is very refreshing.
|Ersy Schwartz, left, and Josephine Sacabo, right, use their houses in New Orleans as incubators for their artwork - Read the article by Penelope Green, photos by Sara Essex Bradley for The New York Times|