Rachel & John Home tour

While we’re busy working on our home I thought it would be fun to share the house of fellow New Orleans residents and friends Rachel and John. It’s a comfortable, beautifully curated space of collected treasures found over time.

Rachel is originally from NYC and moved to NOLA in 1998 to go to college. She moved back to NYC right before Katrina to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology for accessory design but returned shortly after because she couldn’t stand being away from New Orleans. She is now a psychotherapist. John is from Buras LA but has lived in NOLA since he was 18. He is a para legal/court runner.

Aside from their jobs, spending time with John’s daughter and working on the home they love music and are in a synth pop band called Baby Bats!

They spent 7 months renovating their home built in 1899! It reminds me so much of Portland Oregon for some reason which may be why I feel such a connection to it (before New Orleans we lived in Portland) When I was feeling at a loss and like I was hitting a wall in our house all it took was a tour through their space to feel invigorated and inspired again. I hope you feel the same way.

First impression to the home. Original chandelier and a collection of vintage thrifted items.

First impression to the home. Original chandelier and a collection of vintage thrifted items.

Into the living room. Rachel combined two different lights to create these unique hanging pendents.

Into the living room. Rachel combined two different lights to create these unique hanging pendents.

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A dining room made of online thrift scores.

A dining room made of online thrift scores.

A small nook in the dining room, no space wasted in this home.

A small nook in the dining room, no space wasted in this home.

The dining room is open to the kitchen which is my favorite space in their home.

The dining room is open to the kitchen which is my favorite space in their home.

They exposed these beautiful beams in the ceiling!

They exposed these beautiful beams in the ceiling!

What the kitchen used to look like….

What the kitchen used to look like….

First bedroom upstairs.

First bedroom upstairs.

Bold black accent wall to add drama in the space.

Bold black accent wall to add drama in the space.

Collected art and treasures.

Collected art and treasures.

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This bathroom, like most of the house, was completely gutted. I love how they chose a furniture item for the vanity and unexpected mirrors.

This bathroom, like most of the house, was completely gutted. I love how they chose a furniture item for the vanity and unexpected mirrors.

A progress shot in the bathroom.

A progress shot in the bathroom.

Brilliant use of a sconce candle holder with a small ring attached used to hang the towel.

Brilliant use of a sconce candle holder with a small ring attached used to hang the towel.

Second upstairs bedroom.

Second upstairs bedroom.

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The dreamiest closet full of all the fun New Orleans gear you need on a daily basis.

The dreamiest closet full of all the fun New Orleans gear you need on a daily basis.

A small bathroom that makes such a big impact by having the tub situated at an angle. Totally unexpected and totally works.

A small bathroom that makes such a big impact by having the tub situated at an angle. Totally unexpected and totally works.

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Now go create some magic in your home.