Italian Gothic in New Orleans

sara-ruffin-costello-new-orleans-okl-habituallychic-003-1024x672 sara-ruffin-costello-new-orleans-okl-habituallychic-011-1024x672 sara-ruffin-costello-new-orleans-okl-habituallychic-012 sara-ruffin-costello-new-orleans-okl-habituallychic-014-1024x672 sara-ruffin-costello-new-orleans-okl-habituallychic-015-1024x672 sara-ruffin-costello-new-orleans-okl-habituallychic-020-1024x672 sara-ruffin-costello-new-orleans-okl-habituallychic-023-1024x672 sara-ruffin-costello-new-orleans-okl-habituallychic-024 Anyone that knows me well knows that New Orleans holds a special place in my heart. It is a city so deeply rooted in history and culture, and where my Grandmother Gertrude was raised and met my Grandfather, whom she married after three months of knowing each other.

I absolutely love Sara Ruffin Costello's garden district home as featured on One Kings Lane. The home, as Sara describes is "formal, yet informal" hence the ping pong table in the dining room that looks unexpectedly chic, or the exposed brick in the kitchen juxtaposed with a sleek Bulthaup island and lucite dining chairs. I particularly love the use of the green trellis inside, decorated with a bounty of magnolia branches and meyer lemons foraged from the back yard. The home exudes comfort and style without compromising the architectural integrity of the 1868 home. Dreamy.