• Greek Revival Decoration This Garden District house, owned by friends and clients Julia Reed and John Pearce, is an attractive example of the Greek Revival style with high ceilings, generous windows and robust classical detail.

    This Garden District house, owned by friends and clients Julia Reed and John Pearce, is an attractive example of the Greek Revival style with high ceilings, generous windows and robust classical detail.

  • Greek Revival Decoration We often make front halls relatively neutral as an introduction to the more elaborately decorated rooms that follow. Here it also highlights the period architecture of the house, including the original staircase.

    We often make front halls relatively neutral as an introduction to the more elaborately decorated rooms that follow. Here it also highlights the period architecture of the house, including the original staircase.

  • Greek Revival Decoration Color is paramount to the decoration of the rooms. The first floor parlors use an old-fashioned combination of yellow and green derived in part from a favored chintz selected by client Julia Reed.

    Color is paramount to the decoration of the rooms. The first floor parlors use an old-fashioned combination of yellow and green derived in part from a favored chintz selected by client Julia Reed.

  • Greek Revival Decoration The front parlor is centered upon a pair of gilt-wood Regency benches. The handsome shade of green on the walls continues into the back parlor where it is also balanced with yellow silk curtains.

    The front parlor is centered upon a pair of gilt-wood Regency benches. The handsome shade of green on the walls continues into the back parlor where it is also balanced with yellow silk curtains.

  • Greek Revival Decoration The back parlor, where some of New Orleans' great jazz musicians sometimes come to play, is loosely furnished with club chairs covered in Le Manach chintz, a rare colonial armchair and a piano displaying a sculpture of a golden cat fish that came from a Mardi Gras float.

    The back parlor, where some of New Orleans' great jazz musicians sometimes come to play, is loosely furnished with club chairs covered in Le Manach chintz, a rare colonial armchair and a piano displaying a sculpture of a golden cat fish that came from a Mardi Gras float.

  • Greek Revival Decoration The library, which was added in the early 20th century, is relatively modest in scale and called for a quieter decorative scheme. The walls are grained to resemble pine and the inside of the bookcases are painted blue.

    The library, which was added in the early 20th century, is relatively modest in scale and called for a quieter decorative scheme. The walls are grained to resemble pine and the inside of the bookcases are painted blue.

  • Greek Revival Decoration The dining room decoration is centered around a settee from Julia's grandmother's house. The Rococo Revival chandelier is contemporaneous with the construction of the house.

    The dining room decoration is centered around a settee from Julia's grandmother's house. The Rococo Revival chandelier is contemporaneous with the construction of the house.