Amid storied landmarks, such as the iconic Windsor Court Hotel, renowned Louisiana-based interior designer Beth Claybourn has opened a retail space in the heart of New Orleans. The proprietress established Beth Claybourn Interiors in her adopted hometown of Baton Rouge decades ago but dreamed of expanding to The Crescent City, where she and her husband, Garrett, once lived.
The new 5,000-square-foot gallery features an industrial look, with high ceilings, 13-foot-tall windows, and preserved architectural details providing an intriguing backdrop for vignettes that reflect Beth’s signature European style. Patrons can choose from a large inventory of new and antique furniture, home décor, custom draperies and cabinetry, fine china and crystal, and original art pieces. The design team offers a range of services—from conceptual drawings to turnkey installations.
Beth advocates reserving a significant portion of any remodeling budget for planning a romantic haven. “When you carry yourself to that bedroom, it needs to be tranquil,” she says. To this end, the linen room in her New Orleans showroom highlights sumptuous beds dressed in luxurious textiles, with Hungarian-down pillows and accents of lace and embroidery.
After forty years of transforming American residences, Beth says her career still brings fulfillment. “I can’t imagine not doing what I’m doing,” she maintains. “You give a lot of yourself to clients, but I can always look back and say, ‘This has been such a rewarding day.’”
To view designer Beth Claybourn’s personal collection of exquisite textiles in her Louisiana manor, see “Traditions of Elegance,” on page 59 of our Victoria Classics issue, Linens, Lace & Monograms.