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    Pare down your closet and pare down your life

    By Brenda Blount//   Do you know what was the No. 1 bestselling book in Japan, Europe and the United States in 2015? Can’t guess? It was: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of De-cluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. Well, what is clutter, anyway? Here’s one definition. “Clutter: A large amount […]

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    Life RESCULPTED

    Article and photography by Ellis Anderson AN artistic family calls on all their construction, real estate and design experience to transform a derelict historic house into a welcoming showplace. Not many people would attempt a full-scale renovation of a historic house long distance. And if they did, chances are the results would be disastrous. Yet […]

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    Ready, set, party!

    PARTY PLANNING AHEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS By John Folding // Admit it, every year you swear you’re going to get a head start on planning for the holidays. “As soon as school starts, I’ll start shopping for Christmas,” you claim. “I’ll order those invitations for the cookie exchange early this year!” you exclaim. Alrighty then! […]

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    Good bones, simple pleasures

    By Ellis Anderson // When a friend called Wayne Gouguet with
 the news that a side-hall cottage was for sale in 
Old Town Bay St. Louis, he grabbed his crutches and made the drive from Picayune on the spot. Although he was hobbling because of an injury, Wayne had worked in real estate for years […]

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    GCW Inspiration House: Refined warmth

    Photography by William Colgin // The key inspiration behind the project was Rosemary Beach, Fla., a place the homeowner describes as her “happy place.” “She asked me to make her feel as if she was perpetually on vacation there. Besides this, her sole direction for me was to ‘make it beautiful,” says interior designer Ashley […]

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    The Bells find home in historic house on Main in BSL

    By Ellis Anderson // Jenny Bell, a practical-minded woman, doesn’t think of herself as being clairvoyant, yet the week before‘A good feeling’ the house went on the market, she had specifically mentioned that if something wonderful — just the right thing — came open in Old Town in Bay St. Louis, she and her husband might put […]

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