New Orleans Greek Revival
Today I’m sharing this gorgeous Greek Revival New Orleans home.
Back in the late nineties, I fell in love with the residential architecture of this city.
My husband and I were only in New Orleans for a brief, but memorable visit (during Mardi Gras no less!)
I remember learning about “haint blue” southern porch ceilings back then.
The whole concept behind keeping evil spirits away with pretty sky blue shades of paint stayed with me, I really thought it was SO charming.
I”m paraphrasing the “haint” tradition, (which you can see in the last photo here – on the ceiling of the front porch) but it really made quite an impression on me.
Our former home in New York had the loveliest back porch, complete with a sky blue painted ceiling. You can see photos of this porch here.
This charming home, with it’s lovely traditional style, instantly reminded me of this fun little fact.