The Makers

The Makers

Meeting with clients on a daily basis I realize that it’s hard to see all the work that goes into a completed project.  Everyday we wake up and are flooded with images. We flip through content in a magazine or scroll through Instagram often not giving an image a...
Textures: Our first six guests

Textures: Our first six guests

Get to know the first six guest of Textures! Already six creative minds featured on our podcast! Textures is a podcast I started about art, design and entrepreneurship. I chat with artists, designers, creators and innovators – the people who add texture to the fabric...
Cooking in a Cloud

Cooking in a Cloud

We had the pleasure of renovating and designing a kitchen for one of our favorite jewelry designers in New Orleans, Crystalyn Aucoin @crystalynaucoinjewlery. Originally each room was enclosed by walls and the flow of the house was constricted. Crystalyn wanted an open...
Authentic Vs. Knock-Off Furniture

Authentic Vs. Knock-Off Furniture

From time to time people ask us about the difference between knock-off and original furniture. I know the price is attractive but think about it. Knock-offs of classic designs in lighting or furniture are easy to find and don’t last nearly as long as a...
Welcome to Textures!

Welcome to Textures!

This week is the beginning of a special event for Valerie Legras Atelier, we are very happy to announce we are launching a podcast to celebrate art, design and entrepreneurship! Pushing open the doors of workshops, studios, ateliers, is like opening up a curtain to...
The art of organic design

The art of organic design

When I was going to Paris at a young age, I was always fascinated by the Metro entrances designed by Hector Guimard. Scattered throughout the streets of Paris, the elegant Art Nouveau is opening up a world of creativity! This was my first contact with this amazing...