Author: Lee Cutrone

Home: Midcentury Whimsy

Houses have a way of finding their owners. Artist Scott Sturgill and his wife, Nicki, a research analyst, weren’t…

Home: A Return to Roots

  An age-old proverb says that the shoemaker’s children go barefoot. In other words, the shoemaker is often too busy to take…

At Home In The Woods

  In work and in life, artist Rebecca Rebouché is enthralled by the beauty of the natural world. Trees, birds, butterflies and other flora and fauna dominate the whimsical language of her symbolic paintings.  They also surround her rural Northshore…

Magic on the Bayou

Three years ago, having sold her house in Covington, Margaret Schexnayder perused the internet for a new home in the wee hours of the morning. A 200-hundred-year…

A Nod to Mod

Family has been important to Aimee and Michael Bell’s Covington home in more ways than one. For starters, Aimee grew up spending time and making lasting memories at the house, which was built as a weekend get-away by her grandparents,…

Home: Triple Delight

In 2013, New Orleanians Ginny and Dean Westphal built an 800-square-foot St. Francisville retreat with an eye toward the future. Dean, a retired designer of office furniture and former architecture student, sketched the space with a pair of floor-to-ceiling windows…

Home: Finding Its Voice

The challenge was to give a voiceless house a voice,” says designer Lance Thomas, one half of the duo that runs Room Service, a Lake Charles interior design business and store specializing in Southern traditional mixed with a current and…

Home: Take Two

Magazine publisher Jay Covington describes the previous state of the house he shares with his partner Hugh Johnson as “Versailles Over the Top.” When the couple built the Georgian-style house in 1998, their tastes leaned toward heavy furnishings, French embellishments,…

Home: Gather Round

“I always wanted the big house with the big family gatherings; I thought maybe if I build it, they will come,” says Vanessa Mayfield, invoking the magical mantra from the movie “Field of Dreams.” Vanessa and her husband Jeffrey, both…

Home: Retro Renovation

When one thinks of saving an architectural treasure in southwest Louisiana, plantation houses with wide porches and sweeping staircases or quaint Acadian cottages encircled with moss-draped oaks come to mind. Not so in the case of Alice and Richard Roth’s…

Home: Modern Farmhouse

When Brittany and Aaron Ashby of Benton, Louisiana north of Bossier City decided to build a new house for the second time, they knew they wanted rustic elements that impart a sense of age. They also knew they wanted to…

Local Wedding: Kirkwood – Reiss

Sarah Ann Kirkwood and Crutcher Eaves Reiss met at the University of Virginia while earning their undergraduate degrees. Sarah was on the varsity volleyball team while Crutcher was on the football team. The two were friends and began dating while…

Riviere – Beier

Elizabeth Frances Riviere and Kory Porter Beier met through a mutual friend during the 2007 Jazz Fest. Two days after the fest Kory asked Elizabeth on their first date, and they went to Jacques-Imo’s. After dinner, the two went dancing…

Local Wedding: Laborde – Dunn

Monique Anne Laborde and James Edwin Dunn III met in Washington, D.C. The two married on December 29, 2012 at Monique’s high school, Academy of the Sacred Heart, and guests spent the evening celebrating the love of Monique and James.…