Name: John Malta Location: Uptown; New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 8 years; Owned In New Orleans, a brief respite from the searing summer sun is always welcome, whether provided by a front porch, a sprawling live oak, or a daily summer thunderstorm. Walking into hairstylist John Malta’s gray-toned uptown cottage has such an effect; one simply feels a breeze has rolled in. The home’s dark gray tones are a shadowy, cool contrast to the golden southern light.
Owner Deborah Gordon, who lives here with husband Richard, chats with her eldest son Oliver, five, in the open-plan dining/sitting room. Ikea's Melltorp table is surrounded by black Eames DSR chairs. Habitat stocks a similar photographic tripod lamp.