Decorating overload

Luckily I'm the midst of an installation, getting a client ready for a dinner party on Sat. That means on Sunday I can promise you lots of pics of a very interesting house designed in the 1980s by a prominent New Orleans architect, August Perez. I've shared a few glimpses of the music room:

Here's a sneak peak at the dining room. The next time you see it, I promise not only will there not be debris spread across the table, it will be properly dressed.

So, if you're interested come back Sunday for a house tour, and I'll take you step by step through the decorating process. And it has been a long and winding process, I can tell you: 4 children under 10, furniture from 2 prior residences, wildly divergent tastes between husband and wife (he never met a heavily gilded empire piece that he didn't covet and loves the color combo of red and gold--she adores painted furniture and that whole shabby chic meets sweden meets country french look--it's like trying to decorate a house for Krystal Carrington and Alexis Morrell Carrington Colby Dexter Dexter Rowan. Thank God, there's no fish pond), a kitchen with no direct sunlight, massive strucural issues and a foyer/center hall/atrium configuration that more closely resembles that found in a hotel than a family home.

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