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Rivers Spencer Interiors In New Orleans

Owner and Designer Rivers Spencer (Photo Courtesy of: Rivers Spencer Interiors)

Owner and Designer Rivers Spencer (Photo credit: Rivers Spencer Interiors)

Rivers Spencer Interiors, located at 4610 Magazine Street in New Orleans, presents an invigorating take on interior design. The shop showcases not only exquisite furniture, art and antique reproductions, but also a selection of fine, yet affordable, gifts that cannot be found elsewhere in the city. In founding the boutique, Rivers Spencer wanted to emphasize the “new, fresh, young and different.” Since opening in October 2012, she has already established a reputation for her creative insight, providing full-service design guidance for numerous private households and businesses.

Composing custom living and venue settings, Rivers cultivates a noted balance between the traditional and modern. The standards of quality wood, metalwork and upholstery are elevated through both the effective application and combination of eye-catching patterns and color. Within the boutique, visitors will find carefully constructed room vignettes, as well as unique household accoutrements and one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

Throughout Rivers Spencer Interiors, gallery-worthy pieces by Austin James adorn the walls. Utilizing hand-constructed carpenter box bases, the artist combines acrylic shades with oil and metallic touches, before applying a light-catching resin finish. Beyond their inherent beauty, the canvases offer buyers the opportunity for a distinctive, yet wallet-friendly, investment, as each is priced under $1,000. Rivers recently incorporated the work of James into her design of the upstairs dining area of Domenique’s on Magazine, the culinary home-base of celebrated chef Domenique Macquet.

Sitting Room Arrangement with Austin James Paintings (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Sitting Room Arrangement with Austin James Paintings (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Rivers Spencer Interiors also holds the unique position as the premiere New Orleans retailer of select lifestyle brands. The boutique offers a collection of candles from VivVere by Coco McCain. Scents include, among others, elements of amber, white currant, fig and frankincense, as each candle offers 90 hours of enjoyment. The studio features a selection of appliqué pillows by Lili Allesandra, whose embellished fabrics are also showcased on the in-house daybed display. In addition, Rivers Spencer Interiors is the NOLA area’s exclusive retailer of the limited-edition designs of the Amy Howard Home Collection.

Actively invested in the New Orleans community, Rivers is a member of the local Junior League chapter, as well as a supporter of numerous non-profit initiatives, including Animal Rescue New Orleans. In addition, she features brands that share a mutual dedication to giving back, including VivVere, which donates a portion of each candle sale to those in need.

Whether seeking inspired design consultation, or the perfect gift for that special person in your life, Rivers Spencer Interiors offers inviting guidance and the creative solutions that will set your project apart.

HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m – 5 p.m.

WHERE:
Rivers Spencer Interiors
4610 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Ph. 504-609-2436

 

Rivers Spencer Interiors in New Orleans (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Rivers Spencer Interiors in New Orleans (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Entry Display and Velvet Chairs with Lili Alessandra Pillows (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Entry Display and Velvet Chairs with Lili Alessandra Pillows (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Swedish Chairs Covered in Emerald Cheetah Velvet (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Swedish Chairs Covered in Emerald Cheetah Velvet (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Dining Area with Works from Austin James' Chardonnay Series (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Dining Area with Works from Austin James’ Chardonnay Series (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Fashionable Gifts at Rivers Spencer Interiors (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

Fashionable Gifts at Rivers Spencer Interiors (Photo Credit: Temple Ruff)

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