My Houzz: A Personal Vision for a New Orleans HomeEclectic Living Room, New Orleans
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6. Eclectic Style in a 1906 New Orleans HomeWho lives here: Ashley Porter and Martin Holly and their French bulldog, GastonLocation: New OrleansAshley Porter and Martin Holly of New Orleans live in a 1906 shotgun-style home with 20-foot-tall cathedral ceilings. Porter wanted to expose and accentuate the home’s existing features and worked with architect Mark McDavitt to update the interior and yard. McDavitt also made the wooden coffee table in the living room. It’s shown here topped with an indigo dye textile and a small glass jar filled with a collection of chicken feathers.Linen slipcovered sofas: Restoration Hardware Outlet in San Marcos, Texas; hanging rattan chair: Serena & LilyBrowse hanging chairs
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here: Ashley Porter; her fiance, Martin Holly; and her French bulldog, GastonLocation: New OrleansSize: Porter’s top-floor unit is 1,800 square feet (167 square meters); two bedrooms, two bathrooms; bottom units are each about 900 square feet (about 84 square meters)Fun fact: Mark McDavitt, Ashley’s interior architect, lives in one of the first-floor apartmentsYear built: 1906 In designing the inside of the home, Porter wanted to expose and accentuate the home’s existing features, particularly the nearly 20-foot-tall cathedral ceilings in the main living space. “New Orleans homes have so much integrity with their building materials and craftsmanship that it’s a shame to hide existing materials behind sheetrock,” McDavitt says.