Maison & Co. on Designer, Alix Rico - Part III

By Kendall Drake
It has been so much fun exploring the work of Alix Rico in the last couple of blogs!  This is the third blog in a four part series of her work.  Alix, owner of Design Source, lives in New Orleans with her husband, Paul.  I have had the good fortune of staying in both of the Rico's homes in France.  Maison & Co. covered each of those homes in Parts I and II.  Recently Alix and Paul invited my husband and me to visit them at their home in New Orleans.  It was so much fun to see their lovely home in the United States.  Alix and Paul live in a beautiful neighborhood in New Orleans.  Sadly, their home and many of their beautiful antiques suffered extensive damage as a result of Hurricane Katrina.  Determined to remain in New Orleans, the Ricos embarked on a complete remodel. The results are incredible!  Country French magazine will feature this beautiful home in their upcoming issue, on newsstands in August.  I can't wait to share with you some terrific photographs.

The Rico's grand foyer, showing access to the living room.  The painted floors are scored with gold leaf.


This is such a beautiful living room.  The trumeau is Louis XVI.


Another view of the Rico's foyer and a glimpse into the dining room.


The antique vaisselier holds Alix's collection of Provencal pottery.  

  Maison & Co. currently has two French tians similar to the one displayed on Alix's vaisselier.  

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The dining table is a Louis XV refectory table and extends to 13 feet.


This is the Rico's family room.  The French bibliotheque was purchased in Provence and conceals a television.


This is such a lovely library.  Friezes from a French chapel hang above the bookcases.

  Maison & Co. has a beautiful 19th-century French table that would make a charming desk.  

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A custom four-poster bed in the master bedroom.  The full length mirror is absolutely stunning!


Alix's newly renovated dressing room.  

  Maison & Co.  has a 19th-century French Directoire mirror that would be lovely in a dressing room or powder room.  

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The Rico's guest room.  The French painting is called a grisalle.  

Alix explains that it is one of a pair that she split with a client.


The master bath is so pretty!  We love the barrel-back chair.  

  Maison & Co.  has a charming barrel-back chair for sale on our website.  

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Hanging above the Directoire daybed is a 19th-century painting that was purchased in Paris.



This article is the eighth in a series, highlighting interior designers who inspire us with their beautiful designs and use of French and/or Swedish antiques. Click here to subscribe to the Maison & Co. Notebook and receive blog articles delivered directly to your email address. 

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