Today I’m sharing this gorgeous Greek Revival New Orleans home. 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 the “haint blue” southern porch ceilings and instantly falling in love with the whole concept behind keeping the evil spirits away with pretty sky blue shades of paint.
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. I credit my living room, bedroom and hopefully soon, our back porch’s blue ceilings to this memorable trip to New Orleans. This charming home, with it’s lovely traditional style, instantly reminded me of this fun little fact.