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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.

ourNOLAwalks

This post is sponsored by Fracture

The beauty and colors of New Orleans

The beauty and colors of New Orleans

One of our favorite things to do in New Orleans is walk around the neighborhoods to look at all the beautiful homes and lush plants and while NOLA may stand out in beauty unlike any other city, it’s no stranger to trash. We dedicate some of our walks to picking up this litter to save it from running into the gutters and the ocean. Once you start to pay attention you’ll probably notice there’s a lot of garbage around your place of residence as well… so what can you do to help? Pick it up!

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I’ve partnered with Fracture to bring awareness to this subject. To show ways that we can help make the world a better place, it doesn’t take much!! Picking up trash is what I’ve chosen to share but they want to see what you are doing to help as well. You can read more about their #FocusOnMoments campaign to see what you can to to help and how to win some of their products.

I had a few moments from our walks printed with them. Each order is made by hand in a carbon neutral factory at its Gainesville headquarters, and safely delivered in environmentally friendly packaging. Use the code LIZKAMARUL10 to save $ on your unique glass print from Fracture.

Fracture  prints on glass! To win one of these prints be sure to check out my  Instagram  for details. Winner will be announced on 10/22.

Fracture prints on glass! To win one of these prints be sure to check out my Instagram for details. Winner will be announced on 10/22.

Now, as promised, some of my favorite homes from #ourNOLAwalks and the neighborhoods they’re located in. I’m not giving exact locations because searching is part of the fun. And don’t forget to bring a garbage bag with you to help keep these streets clean!!

FRENCH QUARTER: It’s no secret the french quarter is full of unique beauties.

FRENCH QUARTER: It’s no secret the french quarter is full of unique beauties.

LOWER GARDEN AND GARDEN DISTRICT: Not to be missed. Full of enormous and ornate homes like this one.

LOWER GARDEN AND GARDEN DISTRICT: Not to be missed. Full of enormous and ornate homes like this one.

CARROLLTON: Has plenty of colorful photo ops.

CARROLLTON: Has plenty of colorful photo ops.

ALGIERS POINT: It’s only a ferry ride away and has plenty of charm on its own.

ALGIERS POINT: It’s only a ferry ride away and has plenty of charm on its own.

IRISH CHANNEL: So close to the garden district just keep walking towards the river and discover all the beauty.

IRISH CHANNEL: So close to the garden district just keep walking towards the river and discover all the beauty.

UPTOWN: Yep, more charm around every corner.

UPTOWN: Yep, more charm around every corner.

CENTRAL CITY: It may be known as a rougher area but has some classic stunners as well.

CENTRAL CITY: It may be known as a rougher area but has some classic stunners as well.

THE BYWATER: Did I save the best for last? In my opinion, yes. The Bywater exudes charm and this home pretty much sums up New Orleans in my mind.

THE BYWATER: Did I save the best for last? In my opinion, yes. The Bywater exudes charm and this home pretty much sums up New Orleans in my mind.