Modern + Traditional Style In New Orleans

Jill Dupre

I am still in New Orleans, and am having the most wonderful time!  I thought I would drop in and tell you about my first few days in this wonderful city.  The first thing that struck me when I get off the plane was the smell of jasmine in the air.  It’s everywhere you walk, and takes you to a magical place.

Jill Dupre

My husband and I have explored the French Quarter, and visited Congo Square, the place where enslaved Africans would come together to dance and play drums, and likely the place where New Orleans’ legendary music tradition began.  It is a diverse city, unlike any other I have been to, and the beautiful cultural mix here is intriguing.

Jill Dupre

I have been enjoying the beauty of New Orleans architecture and design – French homes built in the 17 and 1800s, large English-style manors on St. Charles Street.  Traditional architecture and furnishings reminiscent of the city’s 18th and 19th Century roots sit comfortably beside modern design.

Tomorrow I hope to head out to the city’s famed Magazine Street to explore the shops and then to Frenchman Street for some wonderful music.  New Orleans truly is a treasure.  If you haven’t been here yet, you must come and see this amazing city.

{Images: New Orleans interior designer Jill Dupre}

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