Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jon Vaccari - New Orleans Style

Many people tend to think of New Orleans as a place of decadent interiors, full of old world antiques and heavy drapes. I guess for many, New Orleans still conjures up images of red velvet bordellos and perhaps one doesn't think that we have any designers that can think outside the red velvet.

But nothing can be farther from the truth. New Orleans has always had a love affair with french and italian antiques, but New Orleans designers have found a unique way to blend the old world with the new world, creating a spaces that are absolutely one of a kind.

One such designer is Jon Vaccari. Jon's work has served as an inspiration to me and more and more I am drawn to throwing mid-century pieces with my own delicate french and italian pieces.

Jon's St. Charles Avenue Showroom exudes New Orleans elegance and crisp contemporary charm. A newly restored historical building, 1912 St. Charles Avenue offers a view into a beautiful world of design and detail. Hollywood glamour, mid-century modern, and refined style all mingle together, creating a tableaux that is uniquely Jon's style.

Come, let us go in, shall we?

Enter 1912 St. Charles Avenue. The Greek revival style house of Jon Vaccari is typical of New Orleans' beautiful architecture. In a space that was once a Chinese restaurant, Jon Vaccari has opened the most elegant showroom, with extraordinary pieces.

The large plaster sconce takes my breath away, as does the pale blue painted french commode.

Neutral colors makes Jon's designs so open and refreshing.

That chandelier! You can find a strikingly similar one in my inventory and on my 1stdibs showroom in New York. Click here.

White palettes are underscored by the stunning black fireplace and gilded mirror.

I've always loved that ram table of his!

Clean, crisp, elegant. Undeniably, Jon Vaccari. Undeniably, New Orleans.

Have a wonderful evening, wherever this post finds you.

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