Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Soniat House, New Orleans

Rodney and Frances Smith, Proprietors

The Smith salon, decorated by Nicholas Haslam

I am so intrigued by the boutique hotel in New Orleans called SONIAT HOUSE. This morning, while perusing Ronda Carmans designblog "All the Best", I was reminded of the chic hotel and its interesting owners, Frances and Rodney Smith, who had Nicky Haslam do up their apartment there. William and I look forward to our next visit to the Crescent City. We suggest Muriel's off Jackson Square for dinner, and Acme Oyster House or Deenies for lunch. On our last trip we stayed in the historic Hotel Monteleone, on Royal Street in the quarter. Here are some shots of Soniat House and the sublimely beautiful salon Nicky created for the Smiths. ENJOY! (with many thanks to Ronda) DF***** www.soniathouse.com