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    Homing instinct

    Story and photos by Ellis Anderson// Bill Stakelum is the third generation of his New Orleans family to have a weekend cottage in Bay St. Louis, but the new cottage on St. John is no longer just a getaway, it’s become a full-time home. It’s called a homing instinct. Lots of animals have it. Some […]

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    New year, new home

    by Billie Comeaux// When it comes to home decor, a new year is an invitation to start over with a fresh palette for any room in your house that needs a little pop of inspiration. Keep these tips in mind: If you decorate frequently, keep your base neutral. This allows you to transform your decor […]

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    Home Trends: Rustic Love

    Rustic chic is a trend that keeps on trending. Timeless-looking pieces are showing up as accents mixed in with traditional styles as well as in rustic modern designs. But, if you’re not handy with a drill and saw or you just don’t have time to create your own inspired pieces, you can find a plethora […]

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    Make Your Table Sparkle

    by Billie Comeaux | photography from American Factory Direct// Choosing a neutral palette with metallic elements will give you a simple but classic base to build your holiday design. Here are some tips to achieve a great look for your tablescape. For starters, create your tablescape on a complimentary runner or mirror. Spray branches with […]

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    Set The Table

    When your holiday guests enter your home, a cornucopia of tasty smells will tickle their taste buds. Next, they marvel at the beautifully arranged table — the centerpiece of the holiday meal. Adding something new and stylish is sure to bring on the compliments.   Gulf Coast Woman found these great finds on a recent […]

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    Christmas with Coastal Flair

    By John D. Folding// Photography by William Colgin   One of most exciting things about living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is that we get snow so rarely. This allows holiday decorating to get more local. It has always seemed strange to me to see snowmen and icicle decorations when A) it’s not cold and […]

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    TREND WATCH: The new colors of Christmas

    by John Folding//   Have you ever wondered why traditional Christmas colors are red and green? For ancient people, these colors were vibrant and easily visible during the winter snows. Red berries kept birds and other creatures sustained during the winter, and if cut, the branches kept their color inside for decorating. Since then, the […]

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