August 15, 2022


World for Home.

The patina of age can add some elegance — at least in your home decor | Home/Garden

Looking aged and distressed can be a good thing — that is when it comes to decorative accessories.

Glowing old

Marrying a die-cut pattern with a multihued patina creates lanterns that glow with subtly aged elegance.

Eclectic Home, 8211 Oak St., New Orleans, (504) 866-6654, Caterina hurricane lanterns (set of three), $126

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Well-worn volume

Embracing what has been worn smooth or otherwise marked by the passage of time, “Patina Style” is a book that celebrates the beauty of adding meaningful imperfection to your home’s decor.

Rivers Spencer, 3909 Magazine St., New Orleans, (504) 609-2436, “Patina Style” by Brooke and Steve Giannetti, $35.

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Weathered + weatherproof

Cast in fiber stone with a weatherproof aged stone finish, each garden urn by Orlandi Statuary, based on a 16th-century design, is hand-finished by artists.

The Plant Gallery, 9401 Airline Highway, New Orleans, (504) 488-8887, Fiber stone 10-inch Garland Wreath Bowl, $87.75

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Reflecting on the past

This mirror owes its weathered nautical charm to its round shape and triple-fluted coved resin frame, in distressed blue with antique gold accents.

Ballard Designs, Hand-cast resin with pinewood 33-inch Cassidy Mirror, $429.

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A little luster

What’s not to love about a functional accessory that adds texture, depth and luster to your space? This distressed-finish pineapple lamp has a metal drum shade with gold accents for soft, pleasant lighting.

Lamps Plus, Pauline antique white and gold pineapple metal table lamp, $320.

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Here’s to adding some color and sparkle to your holiday cheer.