Wednesday, February 16, 2011

VISUAL VAMP STYLE IN NOLA




My spunky and stylish friend Valorie Hart is a designer and multi-talented woman who lives in New Orleans and authors the very popular blog Visual Vamp. This girl "takes a licking, but keeps on ticking" as they say. She and her husband and dance partner Alberto (they are international tango champions) have been through a lot recently, but you just can't keep them down. Valorie continues to triumph both personally and professionally and uses her touch to transform spaces for clients and bring her own je nais se quoi to homes. These photos are from her own home in NOLA and I was delighted to see one of my canvas prints as part of a tablescape on a console. I also love her take on a dance studio adjacent to her living room. Rather than having a large mirror running the length of the wall, she created a gallery of mirrors. Genius!

20 comments:

quintessence said...

Lovely!! Love the chocolate walls, the beautiful settee and the creative wall of mirrors!!

Karena said...

Anne, isn't Valorie doing great after it all. I love the changes she has made, and I LOVE seeing your chair print!! Perfect!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Claudia Lane said...

You art looks divine there Anne...I'm inspired!:))
xo

VERONICA FUKUDA said...

Anne,
loved your blog!! He is gorgeous and stylish!!
congratulations for the wonderful posts.
Hugs from Brazil!

La Petite Gallery said...

There you are , paintings of Anne Harwell in the BIG EASY..Maybe she could get some prints in the shop
for you.? The Mirrors look great. Glad they made a come back.

Have a beautiful day.
yvonne

Renée Finberg said...

valerie has really done a job with her place.
and lookie there....
anne's famous chair painting.
i love it!!!!
xx

Rhan Vintage said...

Such a small world! Valorie just arranged a sale in my Etsy shop for a client. She's been wonderful to work with! So cool to see a post on her and take a peek in her home!

pve design said...

Anne-
Having had the pleasure of meeting Valerie, she is a delight and I love her honesty. I hope to go visit one of these days....Vamp and New Orleans!
Love that she has a love for home, art, dance and life!
pve

Emom said...

Refreshing style....smiles

MrsLittleJeans said...

That room is full of energy and life...I love it, and I love your orange chair there a lot... xoxo

DolceDreams said...

I agree, I love a wall of mirror...much more interesting than a solid piece...
Your work looks lovely here!
xo Nathalie

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Wonderful room! I have that chair print in my home as well. It's a favorite - I always get compliments on it.

Sarah said...

What a great pad! I know her blog, I remember reading it awhile ago and she is something! thanks for sharing - your orange chair goes anywhere with any decor! :))

CDS said...

what a lovely space for your work.

VERONICA FUKUDA said...

Anne,
you are very, very talented!! Your work is wonderful!! You are a true artist. Thanks for the comment, I am honored by your visit!
oxoxoxox

Ideezine said...

Anne,

As they say "it takes one to know another" and the creative circle of life revolves around the talents of others.

Love it!

Bette

Renae Moore said...

Anne!
Valorie is one of my most 'favoritest' girlie girls. She is one talented sistah and a generous sole. Thanks for spreading the word on this jewel of a woman!
Love seeing 'your' chair sitting on her chest!
xoxo

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a great space! I love the contrast of her white furniture against the chocolate walls :)

KELLY MARKET said...

What a fun space! Your chair silhouette is the perfect pop of color : ) xo Kelly

Danielle said...

I like that she 'takes a licking and keeps on ticking!' Just brilliant and will remember that when I face my own personal let downs!

 
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