Tuesday, May 31, 2011

French Twist

CUE Magazine June 2011 - interior decoration by Valorie Hart

I have been writing about one of my projects HERE, and have the great fortune to have it recently published in the June 2011 issue of CUE magazine HERE.

It's been a wonderful project, and it is so nice to see it published. Writer Lee Cutrone did a great job of telling the story; photographer Greg Miles took amazing photos; editor Missy Wilkinson steered the story and layout to an amazing result.

Thanks to perch. for the support and gorgeous fabrics and furnishings. And thanks to Nicole Cohen of Sketch42 for the rock star tray she made for this project.

Some things did not make it on page, like a credit for Jack Mayberry who was commissioned to do the awesome painting in the living room shot.

CUE is the pride of New Orleans, the local lifestyle magazine that could hold its own on the national level with its excellent features on fashion and home decor. And I am always very proud when they include me!

Alas, the dining room ended up on the cutting room floor
It didn't fit in with the layout
But I wanted to show you a picture from my records
A new Louis St. Lewis painting was added...

...and of course that wonderful Mouille chandelier
with the Milo Baughman chairs reupholstered in Kelly Wearstler fabric
I'm sure Greg the photographer has better photos
than I took with my "Barbie" digital camera ha ha


aBroad said...

I have to have orange drapes in my living room. That is all there is to it .. gotta have them :)

pve design said...

You certainly added a fresh zest and a twist!
Congrats to being a cover girl, I mean your work that is... You deserve all the accolades and all the covers.

Anonymous said...

Picture perfect for a design that crosses over all interior genre. Congratulations, Valerie. Joe well done.

friendandfaux said...

Kudos!!!!!!! Miss Valorie!

Irene said...

congratulations on your publication, certainly a wonderful transformation, so unique. Love that day bed with the roll pillows. One can dream, can one not.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

The whole house is just gorgeous. You get a hint at what's inside with the peace symbol on the door. I love those orange drapes. Too bad the dining room didn't get shown. You did a fabulous job!

Karena said...

Valorie a great project the art, the color palette those fabulous drapes!!


I have a Paris Post up!!

Art by Karena

court. said...

STUNNING! I am always impressed with your bold colors. It's never too much, always daring, and just enough.

Happy weekend!

court. said...

STUNNING! I am always impressed with your bold colors. It's never too much, always daring, and just enough.

Happy weekend!

anita said...

wow -- bravo!
i love it all!
valorie - what's on the front door? a peace sign?! rock on.

Anonymous said...

I am so humbled to be chosen by your designers eye, and so appreciative as well. I wish we could clone you a million times.

Louis St. Lewis
via Facebook

Dianne said...

You certainly deserve this being published. I love everything you do...so fresh and NOW!!!! Congrats!

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Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Valorie - its just gorgeous. Cheers to you and your beautiful work!


Renae Moore said...

You are a SUPERSTAHHHHH! I am so proud for you and a hearty congratulations. You must be giddy with excitement to be published in CUE!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Loved this! I sent my readers of Mod Mix Monday over here to see it.

Vickie H. said...

Valorie, you never fail to just knock my socks off! This is a stunning display of your incredible design talent! I just know that someday Rizzoli is going to come knocking and ask you to do a book for them!!! It will, for sure, be a best seller! You design for how we live...not how we WISH we lived! I NEVER tire of examining your rooms! Congrats on your work in Cue! Lucky us to get to see it!!!

Anonymous said...

Your work is terrific! Too bad other design bloggers (who claim to be designers) don't ever show their work, if you know who I mean!!!!
Love this house and what you have done.

Carollynn @ www.designGumbo.net said...

Congrats on getting into CUE. Loved the photos on your site, but CUE's gives a different perspective which helps to round out what we understand the space to really look like. Those tangerine (or apricot) silk curtains are to die for!!!!

Home Decor and Accessories said...


Congratulations on getting your work published in CUE! I love all of the photos and designs that you did. Perfection!


Boddrick's Roost said...

LOVE the orange living room!! Absolutely Fabulous!

Katharine Fuchs said...

Congrats!!! What an amazing job!!!

pretty pink tulips said...

Congratulations, Valorie!!! What a fabulous article - gorgeous pictures - top notch styling!!!

xo Elizabeth

Acanthus and Acorn said...

A big congrats! I just love all the aqua in the living room and the photos are just fantastic.

Missy Wilkinson said...

Looking SO good! Thanks for the kudos (or CUE-dos, dare I say?) and for letting us showcase your fab work!