Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ma Maison…Up the Stairs


For the past months, you toured the downstairs areas of J & I’s home, so now it’s that time to move upstairs. So, what better way to whet your appetite for more than showing you the staircase and areas surrounding it.


The lower landings, “Attention a la Marche”, warns guests to watch their step as they reach the staircase.


On the lower landing sits a cabinet from Ballard Designs. Topped with concrete finials, vintage books, and an oyster shell votive holder, the vignette sets the stage for things to come. A painting by Savannah artist Vicci Waits of Raffine’ Galerie is hangs on the wall.


Moving up the stairs, decorated with French-style numbers, two Southern bird oils hang elegantly on the wall. The oils are from one of my favorite shops, Chic Chateau.



The main wall of the staircase showcases my collection of New Orleans art- paintings, oils, & watercolors. Local art by artists Matthew Peck, Linda Bogg Lester, Debbie Lampe Herrera, and Peter Briant are featured in coordinating black wooden frames and off white mats.



Matthew Peck’s “Mardi Gras in New Orleans”


Iconic NOLA art by Linda Bogg Lester include Pat O’Brien’s, Cafe du Monde, Lucky Dog, French Market, and the famous Streetcar.





NOLA art by Debbie Herrera includes the Farmer’s Market and a Second Liner.


One of my favorite NOLA restaurants, Clancy’s,  is one of the largest pieces on the wall by artist Peter Briant.


French wooden sconces hold my treasured silver trophy cup collection.

18  19

20 21


In the coming weeks, the upstairs rooms will be featured.

Check out my other Home Room tours:

This week, I am linking to the following:

You’re Talking Too Much for Meet Me Monday

Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesdays

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday


Count your steps, y’all!


  1. Gorgeous art, love your staircase. Have a great weekend.

  2. Love the artwork--each one captures a scene that is the "Spirit of New Orleans!" Have a great weekend! :)

  3. love how you've told a "story" to entice while leading you upstairs. the more i see of those bird oils the more i like them.

    do you know of anton haardt's gallery in new orleans? her bio says she lives in the historic district of N.O. (close to Anne Rice's home)...anyhoo, she grew up here in montgomery and our family was friends with her mama tells a story that when Anton and I were little girls, my mama was at their house for a bridge party and Anton and I came running down the staircase unrolling toilet paper! my claim to fame with Anton!

    hope you have a fabulous weekend ron!

  4. Beautiful Ron! Those two oil paintings of the southern birds are gorgeous and I love the numbers on the stairs! Looking forward to seeing more!

  5. I love all of your New Orleans art. I try to buy a piece every time that we visit. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Ron I love your collection of NOLA artists!

  7. Wonderful art collection. Love the bird paintings, and your silver trophies.

  8. It looks beautiful, Ron..from the warning on the steps to the artwork- Love it all!!! xo Diana

  9. This is gorgeous! I love the numbered steps! Your art is fabulous! I love every inch!

  10. I've wanted to do the numbers going up our stairs-yours looks great! Also love your trophy cup collection!

  11. Oh, I totally love your artwork my friend, I am one that really likes paintings, oils and water colors, as well. Great trophy collection. Thank you so much for inviting us upstairs, I really enjoyed the tour. Enjoy your week.

  12. Love the numbered steps and your collage of artwork is fabulous. So pretty and so beautifully displayed. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. Your stairway is gorgeous. The big boxy newel post sets the stage, and the curve of the stairs at the landing is a wonderful touch. Clever to add the numbers. You have a nice art collection with the perfect place to spotlight it.

  14. Great artwork and I love your trophy collection. I only have one so far.


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