I am so excited to visit New Orleans this weekend and show off our new table top linen collection, Frost + Ember, created in collaboration with Ellisha Alexina.

If you will be in the Big Easy this weekend, I hope you will join us on Saturday, December 12th at the beautiful Mignon Faget Gallery (3801 Magazine Street) from 12-2 p.m. Stop by to peruse the collection, enjoy some refreshments and, of course, say hello!

In the meantime, you can read more about our new Frost + Ember collection and a few holiday decorating tips I shared with the Mignon Faget team below.

We’ll see you Saturday!

XO, LU

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  1. What inspired you to become an interior designer?

As a child I was constantly changing my own room, drawing floor plans, and dreaming about beautiful homes. I have always been in love with the potential that lies within a historic home or a cleared plot of land, alike. Studying art and architecture and delving into the world of committed and groundbreaking designers inspired me to become an interior designer.

  1. Who/what was your biggest influence in designing your tabletop linen collection, Frost & Ember?

A well-dressed table welcomes your family and friends and evokes a celebratory feeling in your home. When designing this collection I kept the gracious Southern hostess in mind. What would she have on her table? I think Frost & Ember exemplifies this ideal.
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3. What home trends are you seeing this Holiday Season that you love?

Painted gourds and botanicals in white, silver and gold. Paired with rich, green garlands these colors are gorgeous and classic.
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4. Do you have any décor/design rules?

While I don’t have any rules as design and personal style – in my opinion – is ever evolving, I have one thing that I don’t do: I never stagger art (it should either be orthogonally placed or in a well-collected grouping). Really, that’s it and all else is fair game!

 5. What is your design philosophy?

Classically Current – the luxurious liveability I incorporate into all of my interiors. Our clients’ homes are grand, but also grounded. It is the careful balance of a playful and whimsical aesthetic that is also sophisticated and refined. I strive to create well-tailored, inviting environments that are, above all, unforgettable.

6. 3 Things Every House Needs to be a Home:

  1. Family and Friends
  2. A fireplace for cozy winter nights – even in the hot and humid South
  3. An enviable – yet functional – kitchen where everyone can gather