Author: Photos by Haylei Smith

Magic Tree House

  Architect Chase Marshall Architects, ChaseMarshall.com Designer Mary Beyt, instagram.com/MaryBeyt Cabinets Cajun Cabinets, CajunCabinets.com Woodworks Justin Guillory   It has been a year since moving in, but Bill Finley still opens his kitchen cabinets and closet doors with the…

Cooler Ranch

Wall Disk #12, Arthur McViccar; Ode to Shane, Cliff Tresner; Bond at Sea, The London Police; Jelly Roll, Susie Gottardi; Along the Way, Kaws; Swamp Stomp Stuck Boar, Church Goin Mule; A selection of heirloom Royal…

Dreams Come True

Designers Dona Sonnier and Leslie Wooters outfitted the dining and main living space with luxe neutrals that complement the home’s contemporary aesthetic. The show-stopping staircase was designed by Azalea Design Studio and built by Advanced Millworks…

This is Us

“All the things I choose, whether it’s the textiles for drapery or furniture — it’s important to have that feeling,” says Thibeaux, of how she used soft finishes and estate sale pieces to make the home…

Kitchen Revision

As the heart of any dwelling, a great kitchen not only enhances one’s home life, but it may also very well transform it. That is what the owners of the kitchens featured here realized after their spaces were updated to…

The Art of Not Letting Go

Homeowner Renee Landry enjoys the unique indoor loggia-styled space, with stepping stones traversing a pond flanked by found and made art pieces. According to designer Robin Thibodeaux, she and her team were careful to keep the…

Where to Live Next

While we can’t explore every great neighborhood in the 22-parish region, in the pages that follow, we offer you snapshots of some of the best towns and neighborhoods in Acadiana, based on everything from great schools and historic architecture to…