A Return to Minden
Cottages and Bungalows|October-November 2023
We revisit our 2022 Project House Louisiana for an update since the project was completed and see The Carrie, the final unit at The Villas
AUTUMN KRAUSE
A Return to Minden

Meet Carrie, the final villa to be completed by Sara McDaniel of Simply Southern Style in Minden, Louisiana. You'll recall that Sara was the focus of our Project House 2022 and that she lovingly renovated a series of dilapidated apartments called The Villas at Spanish Court, preserving their history while filling them with style.

MEANINGFUL MOMENTS. Connection with the past is emphasized at the villas, along with community! The patios are semi-private (pampas grass has been planted between them and as it grows it will create more distinctive spaces), but Sara has been pleased to see guests chatting as they relax on the patios and form impromptu groups to walk downtown or to the nearby coffee shop.

"This last villa to be revealed is called The Carrie after Carrie Schmitt, the artist who designed the wallpaper featured throughout the space," Sara says. The wallpaper, which is available through Murals Your Way, is called Michelle Smiles and it's easy to see why-even if you aren't named Michelle, you'll smile just looking at its vivacious print.

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