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My clients, former penthouse owners wanted a city home
with estate like grounds for a growing family and an
increased need for spaciousness.

They chose a Mediterranean style mansion with an old world
viewpoint. I was invited to design a family friendly home that
would blend their sophisticated tastes in art and antiques
with their desire for comfort and warmth for themselves and
their children.

I used cooler colors in the formal spaces to be a backdrop
for an extensive art collection. I added in 18th and 19th
century antiques to complement a lifestyle of luxury.
Warmer tones were used for family spaces overlooking the
gardens and pool. Soft fabrics, soft lighting, and rich carpets
were all a part of creating an environment of balance and

Emily Adams

All photos by
Mary Carl
Published in
Southern Women
New Orleans, Louisiana 985-515-7677