Monday, July 6, 2009

Neutral Nola

Built in 1890's Donna Ballard Maselli's cottage in uptown New Orleans, instantly caught our eye. This light filled home was once a collection of tiny apartments. However, Donna renovated the structure into a one-family shotgun. The fun thing about this home and many others in uptown New Orleans is the way these shotgun houses are made to have such personalities and beautiful designs. Donna Maselli bleached her floors to create a white-washed look that we love. This compliments the white walls and white linen drapes she uses, giving a light, airy, open feel. The antiques in her house stand out nicely against the neutrals she uses.
A similar chandelier that is used in Donna's dining room from

This fabric would look great on the back of a chair and is similar to the one used in the dining room and is by Calico Corners.

Weathered oak Louis Style Frame chair.

*Images compliments of Country Living


Maria Killam said...

That is so fun, mother and daughters! And such a beautiful post!
Welcome to the blogging world it's addictive!!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Thank you so much! It definitely is addictive and fun!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i love little desks right by the bed. as for rebecca minkoff, her online sample sale was a few weeks ago on her site. i'm sure there will be another soon!

Things That Inspire said...

What a beautiful, beautiful home. Since you have stopped by my blog, you know that I love this pale bleached look too!

Amanda Stone Talley said...

Amazing! I have met Donna once before but never got to see her perfect home! I wish my house looked like that!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Oh I love all of those light images.

Lisa said...

That white dressing area is heavenly! Also would love to grab that sweet pine table in the kitchen. I am all about crisp white these days! Beautiful post on a beautiful home.
Thanks girls.

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