How to Decorate Your Home Like Your Favorite Destination-A Vibrant New Orleans Townhouse

At the intersection of French, Caribbean, and Southern styles is the vibrant Big Easy. Be prepared to introduce plenty of New Orleans-inspired saturated hues into your home. 

Lindsey Campbell

A city steeped in its own traditions, New Orleans celebrates diversity, perseverance and pride in everything from its food and music to its style and décor. Known for its rich history and culture, the Big Easy’s vibrant personality is evident in its architecture and interiors. European influences laced throughout, bold colors, statement pieces, antiques, and rooms built for entertaining will bring the life of New Orleans into your home.

“New Orleans is sexy, plain and simple,” says designer Scot Meacham Wood. “There’s something about the city’s age and celebrated patina that feels romantic, with a heady sensuality. Lush plants from the secluded courtyards open onto private living spaces steeped in history.”

“Stylistically, the melding of French, Caribbean, and Southern traditions combine to create an atmosphere like nowhere else on Earth,” explains Wood. “A mixture of beautiful antiques, saturated colors, and rooms created to entertain rule the style attitude of this city.”

A home that embodies the spirit of New Orleans should have a sense of fearless drama. For the living room, think bold-colored curtains, a luxe velvet couch in a saturated hue, and plenty of versatile seating options to host company.

For the bedroom, pieces that flaunt their age paired with modern metallics and moody hues will give the perfect mix of old and new for a cozy space you’ll never want to leave. 

Don’t forget to add some jazz and Mardi Gras-inspired art to give your interiors the serious personality they deserve.

Still need some inspiration? Scroll on for a few of our favorite picks. 

Nicolette Black King Bed To buy: horchow.com, $1,399
Gleaming Primrose Mirror To buy: anthropologie.com, from $398
Adalet Rug To buy: anthropologie.com, from $298
Elowen Chair To buy: anthropologie.com, from $398
Velvet Lyre Chesterfield Sofa To buy: anthropologie.com, $2,498
‘New Orleans: Then and Now’ Book To buy: amazon.com, $15
Botti Trumpet Floor Lamp To buy: amazon.com, $1,199

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