House Beautiful: Elegant Art and Interiors

“The only thing that makes sense is if the universe is beautiful and simple and elegant. “
– Antony Garrett Lisi

Interior Designer: HOWARD SLATKIN

Antique Silk-Upholstered SetteeFavorite

Exquisite Linens

Jane Scott Hodges New Orleans home

“The lady in the yellow buskin” 1883

James Abbott McNeil Whistler (1834-1903) 

Elaborate ceiling moldings, original restored herringbone hardwood floors. 

Paris, France

Photo by Claude Weber

“There is some kind of elegant gentleness to Paris that I don’t quite understand yet.” 
― Robert Black

Glorious Drapes

Photo by Simon Upton

Fabric panels added inside the armoire-turned-linen closet conceal stacks of monogrammed towels by Leontine Linens.

Jane Scott Hodges New Orleans home

“Lovers in a Cafe”  
 Gotthardt Ruehl, 1885 

Interior Designer: HOWARD SLATKIN

Canopy Bed Beauty

Interior Designer: HOWARD SLATKIN

“Natural elegance inspires the mind.” 
― Kristian Goldmund Aumann, From Poet’s Hand

Interior Designer: WINDSOR SMITH

Jane Scott Hodges New Orleans home

“Ballade nocturne a Lyon”

 Jean Fusaro 

French, b.1925- 

oil on canvas , 65 x 100 cm. (25.6 x 39.4 in.)

The crystal touch- perfect for an elegant dining room.

Photo by Simon Upton

Ship Chandelier, Glass/Bronze 

European Antiques, magnifique.

Photo by Simon Upton

Pale blue and white- soft and soothing elegance

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“He seemed as graciously at home as in the best restaurants of the city; his elegance had an odd quality here—it did not insult the place, but seemed to transform it, like the presence of a king who never alters his manner, yet makes a palace of any house he enters.” 
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


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