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    DIVE IN!

    by Dana Sleger// On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we have the luxury of basking in a sub-tropical climate year round, which means it’s a perfect setup to take advantage of a fabulous backyard pool designed for your needs. When it comes to design, there are a number of trends being embraced, but it’s not just […]

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    How smart is your home?

    Technology just makes life better, and when it comes to where you lay your head at night, in many cases a smart home can be a safer home. Remember the Clapper? You know… that commercial advertising the sound-activated electrical outlet switch with the iconic “clap on, clap off” jingle? Although that was kind of nifty […]

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    HGTV celeb

    When locals gathered in February to watch an episode of HGTV’s “Beachfront Bargain Hunt,” they were not just celebrating the beauty of Bay St. Louis being broadcast to millions of viewers. They also were celebrating local favorite Holly Lemoine-Raymond. During the episode, Lemoine-Raymond, a Realtor/broker, guides her clients — and HGTV viewers — through the […]

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    Homing instinct

    Story and photos by Ellis Anderson// Bill Stakelum is the third generation of his New Orleans family to have a weekend cottage in Bay St. Louis, but the new cottage on St. John is no longer just a getaway, it’s become a full-time home. It’s called a homing instinct. Lots of animals have it. Some […]

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    New year, new home

    by Billie Comeaux// When it comes to home decor, a new year is an invitation to start over with a fresh palette for any room in your house that needs a little pop of inspiration. Keep these tips in mind: If you decorate frequently, keep your base neutral. This allows you to transform your decor […]

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    Home Trends: Rustic Love

    Rustic chic is a trend that keeps on trending. Timeless-looking pieces are showing up as accents mixed in with traditional styles as well as in rustic modern designs. But, if you’re not handy with a drill and saw or you just don’t have time to create your own inspired pieces, you can find a plethora […]

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    Make Your Table Sparkle

    by Billie Comeaux | photography from American Factory Direct// Choosing a neutral palette with metallic elements will give you a simple but classic base to build your holiday design. Here are some tips to achieve a great look for your tablescape. For starters, create your tablescape on a complimentary runner or mirror. Spray branches with […]

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