House Tour: In New Orleans with Colleen Waguespack

Colleen Waguespack Interiors


Leave it to a true New Orleans native to create magic in a historic New Orleans home. 



Colleen Waguespack of Colleen Waguespack Interiors reimagined this gem, built in 1868, filled with historic charm, for a modern family’s needs. 



One of the “Seven Sisters” designed by architect Henry Howard, Waguespack used the shotgun-style design to her advantage creating a true showplace. 



Bold, modern art, comfy seating,



And cozy nooks for reading and resting,



Define this light, bright home that is filled with beautiful, unique spaces. 



A cozy and charming kitchen comes to life with form and function, 



A mix of old and new creates a dining room perfect for guests–



With a touch of whimsy. 



One of our favorite things about Waguespack’s designs is that she isn’t afraid of color



Bold hues,



And fun patterns mix to breathe new life into a an old home, making it fit for several centuries to come.

Love Colleen Waguespack as much as we do? Check out our super fun chic chat with her!

Alison Gootee Photography

Thanks so much for sharing your summer with Design Chic. We love seeing you here!



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In Good Taste:Park and Oak Design

Even their name conjures good feelings. Park and Oak Design. It sounds like a firm that brings the outdoors in. That creates simple yet beautiful design schemes that feel totally livable.

It’s kind of like judging a book by its cover. You’re really not supposed to but, sometimes, the cover does give you a really accurate glimpse into what the book is about.

In this case, we judged a firm by its name. And like that book cover, it did give us a pretty accurate glimpse into what was to come.

If we had to pick one word to describe Oak and Park Design, we think we’d choose… airy. (It’s hard to choose one word, especially when you’re used to getting 85,000 to describe things.)

There’s a minimalistic air about this firm’s work that we find incredibly appealing and totally refreshing.

A modern streak runs through all of these designs that pairs well with traditional touches.

And you know how we love our subway tile!

We love how simple this kitchen is. You can never go wrong with black, white and a touch of natural fiber.

It took us a while to warm up to the idea, but we are now big fans of mixing metals. This kitchen is case and point!

These pendants are perfection.

Speaking of pendants, this is one of our favorites. It’s even more stunning in real life!

Saarinen tables are always a favorite. Sleek, modern and totally functional, they’re a great pick for a breakfast room, especially one that isn’t huge.

The right combination of high and low, rustic and modern, this gorgeous bathroom is the perfect mix of favorite elements blended together in just the right way.

A great wallpaper can totally make a bathroom. We love the vintage feel of this marble sink. The simplicity of these fixtures is a perfect complement to the fun wallpaper. All in all, we think you’ll agree that the work of Park and Oak is in good taste. Which is your favorite room?

We hope you’re having a great day and staying warm! 

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