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Artfully Green: An art dealer and contractor merge philosophies

A creative couple took a modest 1950s ranch house and converted it into a tasteful Contemporary European home in the peaceful Jefferson Place/Bocage neighborhood located in Baton Rouge. Green building was a priority in the project. A canopy of live oaks and 40 fig trees on the lot served as an attraction to the property. Solid construction, terrazzo floors in excellent condition, brick veneer, and an adaptable floor plan were among the enticing elements ...

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Masters of Design: The opulent touch of Echelon Interiors

“This is a new construction with a very old soul,” says Debi Fremin as she reflects on Richard and Stephanie Huye’s lavishly appointed new home. A decorator with Echelon Interiors in Baton Rouge, which is owned by June Jackson and Stacey Davis, Fremin worked diligently to facilitate the vision of the homeowners. “Stephanie loves New Orleans and its old architecture. We talked for weeks looking at pictures and getting our thoughts together. ...

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The Legacy of Beth Claybourn: A world-class interior designer from Louisiana has an upcoming book, Ma Maison

A legend in her own time, Beth Claybourn is the award-winning proprietor of the elegant Beth Claybourn Interiors in Baton Rouge. For the past 40 years, she has transformed residences throughout America ranging from grand estates to sprawling beachfront properties, luxurious mountain manses, five-bedroom yachts, historic Louisiana homes, cozy contemporary dwellings, and charming European-inspired châteaus. The sought-after designer works closely with ...

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Acadiana Symphony Decorator Showcase: Designers and builders collaborate in Lafayette

The Acadiana Symphony Women’s League and River Ranch Development partnered with sponsors to present a special showing of construction and design talent for the Acadiana Symphony Decorator Showcase 2010. For the fifth year in a row, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory was the beneficiary of proceeds raised by the showcase that was staged in October. Numerous volunteers, top interior designers, builders, and décor suppliers combined ...

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An Elegant Estate: A couple creates a luxurious 
home away from home

For renowned restaurateur Thomas “TJ” Moran and Judy Byers, the redesign of a Baton Rouge house was a true partnership. The couple has resided in Juno Beach, a resort town in Palm Beach County, Florida, for the past nine years. The sprawling new house, which took four and a half years to construct, was completed in November, and reflects their love of outdoor entertaining while in Baton Rouge. Moran has owned numerous restaurants and franchises ...

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A Builder of Dreams: McLain constructs home to benefit St. Jude Hospital

Internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, is ranked as one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country. The late entertainer Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude’s in 1962, and he began changing lives all over the world. His mantra was, “No child should die in the dawn of life.” St. ...

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Designs for a Good Cause:
 Decorators’ Show Home benefits hospice care in Baton Rouge

Nineteen leading Baton Rouge designers and businesses joined forces earlier this year to transform a home located just outside the gates of LSU for the 11th Decorators’ Show Home. All proceeds benefited the Patient Care Fund of the Hospice of Baton Rouge (HBR), the only nonprofit United Way hospice agency in the Baton Rouge community. More than half of the businesses have participated since the first one was held. “Everyone agreed that this was ...

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A sleek transformation in baton rouge: A talented designer uplifts a traditional home

When lobbyists Derrell Cohoon and Cheryl McCormick contacted award-winning interior designer Ty Larkins to discuss the redesign of their Baton Rouge home, they asked him to create a clean and elegantly modern interior that would be reminiscent of a New York City town home on the upper east side. The challenge in the transformation would be to fashion an updated interior that would blend in seamlessly with the historic architectural elements of the ...

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