Monday, October 5, 2015

The 19th-Century New Orleans Home of Jane Scott Hodges, Leontine Linens

One Kings Lane has featured the grand New Orleans home of Jane Scott Hodges, founder of Leontine Linens, and it is so beautiful I just had to share. The grand Greek Revival was built in 1869 and is located in the historic Garden District of New Orleans.  I am a huge fan of Leontine Linens, and Jane Scott's home is exactly how I would imagine it would be... classy, elegant, steeped in tradition, while also cozy, welcoming, and ideal for entertaining.

Jane Scott enlisted the help of a longtime friend, decorator Gwen Driscoll to assist with major renovations and decor, which you can read more about here.  “We basically put a new house in an old house!” she said.

Now that it’s filled with cozy conversation spots, everyone gravitates to the double parlor. Jane Scott often ends up here with friends, catching up over a cup of tea.

The wooden parquet de Versailles dining table features a decorative iron base. The chandelier was a lucky bargain find.

In the foyer just outside the dining room, a chest keeps candles, napkin rings, and other tabletop accessories within easy reach.

Jane Scott compares the narrow entryway layout to that of a London town house. A slim demilune table helps maximize space—and sets off a view to the parlor beyond.

A desk that belonged to her husband, Philip, as a child is now the go-to spot for letter-writing and homework. Black-and-white wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler complements the Schumacher Pyne Hollyhock curtains and makes the high ceilings feel even more expansive.

A playful painting by Hunt Slonem brings a dose of cool color to the monochromatic walls.

Framed artwork, striped bistro stools, and colorful cookbooks on open shelves add dimension to the all-white kitchen.

The den features furniture upholstered in Schumacher’s bold Chiang Mai Dragon fabric and artwork by her friend Alex Beard atop Cole & Son’s Palm wallpaper.

A graceful built-in nook adds architectural interest and gives the bed a grand presence.

When she wants to switch things up, Jane Scott turns to her forte: bedding. She’ll add embroidered sheets in a contrasting hue or a bright monogrammed pillow, even if the colors don’t perfectly match the rest of the room. “I’m lucky because I have access to lots of bedding,” she says. “But the most important thing to remember is that you’re the one who spends time in your bedroom. There are no wrong answers—it’s about what brings you pleasure and joy.”

Brass hardware and fixtures look timeless—and wonderfully luxe—in the bath.

Fabric panels added inside the armoire-turned-linen closet conceal stacks of monogrammed towels by Leontine Linens.

Linens and drapery in orange and lavender make for a dreamy guest bed.

Stately columns, iron railings, and an all-white facade lend the 19th-century house a grand yet inviting stature. Jane Scott loves the community spirit of her Garden District neighborhood.

House Beautiful featured Jane Scott's home in the May 2015 issue, and you can see more, including this gorgeous powder room, here.  And if you want to recreate Jane Scott's look in your own home, One Kings Lane has curated a special sale so that you can shop the look!


  1. Andrea I adore Jane's home, the playful palette offsets the historical aspects. The Hunt Slonem painting is perfect!! Thanks for sharing!

    The Arts by Karena
    Parish-Hadley Tree of Life

  2. That mulberry colored dining room is so gorgeous. Beautiful tall windows help make this a glam home

  3. Love the dining room color. Unusual but it works wonderfully.

  4. So elegant and classically beautiful to be expected coming from the doyenne of monograms! The fact that its in New Orleans just sweetens the deal:)


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