|Martine Chaisson renovated this 19th century building in the warehouse district in New Orleans|
Martine has an art gallery (Martine Chaisson Gallery) that she and her family fashioned out of a 19th century building in the warehouse district. The gallery is on the street level, and Martine and her new husband live on the floors above. There is even a ballroom available for party and event rental.
|The gallery is downstairs|
|There is a ballroom available for rental|
"Born again After Hurricane Katrina hit the city in 2005, Chaisson and her family—New Orleans natives determined not to leave—decided to purchase the building that now houses her gallery and flat. They renovated the former sheet-metal shop to its original 1853 glory as a Bible House (a gathering place for Christian studies), revealing divine details like crown molding, plaster ceiling medallions, and sky-high baseboards. For her living space on the second floor, Chaisson collaborated with the team who designed her first apartment, longtime friend John Fernandez and his partner Jennifer True of Fernadez & True Interiors in Atlanta.
|The living room - Martine did not feel she had to fill the old building with antiques|
|Detail of seating area near the fireplace|
|A modern credenza styled nicely|
|The adorable and resilient Martine|
|The master bedroom has significant touches of luxury|
|Modern floral motif wallpaper in another bedroom|
You can read more at Domaine and in CUE Magazine.
One of the best things that happened after Katrina is the influx of young entrepreneurs and retired people with great energy and a fierce love for New Orleans, and money to make and spend.
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