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Recap: Junior League Of New Orleans’ Kitchen Tour 2013

JLNO Kitchen Tour (Logo Courtesy of: Junior League New Orleans)

JLNO Kitchen Tour (Photo Credit: Junior League New Orleans)

On Saturday, April 20, 2013 the Junior League of New Orleans held its annual Kitchen Tour, featuring twelve homes across the city’s Uptown and Garden District neighborhoods. Members of the organization were on hand to guide visitors and provide background on the distinctive design of each location. Under sunny, blue skies, it was the perfect day to travel by foot and streetcar, taking in the best of the city’s hospitality, while supporting an integral local charity.

Audubon Park New Orleans (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Audubon Park New Orleans (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Six of the featured homes were located along streets surrounding Uptown’s picturesque Audubon Park. As a neighborhood known for its cultivation of green space, many of the kitchens noted a striking balance between indoor and outdoor living, as airy rooms and easy patio access were prioritized. Popular decor shades included white, tan, pewter, and pale blue, all of which were elegantly reflected within flawless stone countertops and tile work. Featured sponsors for the Uptown homes included Cameron Kitchen and Bath Designs, Crane Builders, Stafford Tile and Stone, Cabinets by Design, Artisan Kitchen and Bath, Classic Cupboards, and The Hopkins Co.

Located within the historic Garden District, the other six kitchens, within some of the city’s oldest homes, represented a balance of modern amenity and classic construction. While adhering to a similar use of neutral shades, darker tones were noted, as well as a greater preponderance toward hardwood furniture and cookery-based detailing. Each of the homeowners demonstrated success in creating an effective play between architectural gravity and congenial livability. For the Garden District Homes, additional featured sponsors included Southport Custom Cabinetry, Lagarde’s Kitchen and Bath Design, and Villa Vici.

Congratulations to the JLNO for a successful Kitchen Tour 2013, as well as thanks to the gracious homeowners and event sponsors!

Kitchen of Jeannie and Jubi Hillery of 571 Audubon Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Jeannie and Jubi Hillery of 571 Audubon Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Beth and Jimmie Colon at 1566 Calhoun Street (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Kitchen of Beth and Jimmie Colon at 1566 Calhoun Street (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Garden Patio of Beth and Jimmie Colon at 1566 Calhoun Street (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Garden Patio of Beth and Jimmie Colon at 1566 Calhoun Street (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Kitchen of Carolyn Elder and Walter Christy at 1553 Calhoun Street (Photo Credit: David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune )

Kitchen of Carolyn Elder and Walter Christy at 1553 Calhoun Street (Photo Credit: David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune )

Kitchen of Kit and Rob Stumm at 6019 Hurst Street (Photo Credit: myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Kit and Rob Stumm at 6019 Hurst Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Donna and Paul Flower at 1230 Calhoun Street (Photo Credit: Doug Parker/Nola.com)

Kitchen of Donna and Paul Flower at 1230 Calhoun Street (Photo Credit: Doug Parker/Nola.com)

Kitchen of Elly and Merritt Lane at 1619 Arabella Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Elly and Merritt Lane at 1619 Arabella Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Sherry and Douglas Charles at 4834 St. Charles Avenue (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Sherry and Douglas Charles at 4834 St. Charles Avenue (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Laura and Philip Claverie at 1521 Pleasant Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Laura and Philip Claverie at 1521 Pleasant Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Michael Murphy II at 2912 Prytania Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Michael Murphy II at 2912 Prytania Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Lise and Richard Montgomery at 1134 Eighth Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Lise and Richard Montgomery at 1134 Eighth Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Stephanie and Clay Spencer at 1225 First Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Stephanie and Clay Spencer at 1225 First Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Mamie and Richard S. Favor at 2027 Carondelet Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

Kitchen of Mamie and Richard S. Favor at 2027 Carondelet Street (Photo Credit: Sara Essex Bradley/myneworleans.com)

 

 

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