Simply Sophisticated

There is nothing more appealing than a home that has a perfect combination of antiques incorporated with fresh design and a soothing palette. Flipping through the latest September-October issue of Veranda, I fell head over heels for the the New Orleans home of Tara Shaw. Her home is refined in the sense of a glamorous dinner party, yet at ease in the sense of all white lounge wear. While my comparisons may seem odd, I think the imagery speaks for my meaning. Sometimes words don’t cut it, but imagery does. Shaw so perfectly captures the importance of creating the ideal image.

Photos by Max Kim-Bee via Veranda.

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Oh. My. Entry. The landscaping has the perfect curb appeal and refined hedges. Via Veranda

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A serene palette of white and gray in the dining room. Notice the gray painted ceiling and tall doors. Always adds a nice touch.

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A casual comfort of ambience in this living room full of texture and natural tones.

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The fireplace is a lovely addition of warmth in this beautiful display of antiques mixed with more modern seating.

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Wow. I would love to take a wood paneled room and use white curtains to soften the space. What a difference that makes!

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Graphic painted wallpaper makes for a more contemporary injection into the house.

 

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An ideal retreat. I love a good rug on top of a rug.

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Such a sweet palette of every neutral under the sun.

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Intricate woodwork details, modern tub appliances and a fabulous wash of white.

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This would be a perfect use of a guest room and lounge room all in one. Could you think of a better place to read a book? A NOLA home by Tara Shaw via Veranda 14

A fantastic backyard estate with elegance and symmetry. The pool shape works in sync with the home.

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