Alex’s Uptown New Orleans Nest — House Call

I love truly modern spaces but my design pallet is too selfish for just one kind of look. When life gets hectic my sunny apartment is the perfect retreat. I draped it with the American flag because my great aunt and uncle who fought in WWII bought it for their home in Gulfport, Mississippi. She’s got great bones throughout-12 foot ceilings, original brick and cypress fireplaces, wide wood floors, and most importantly huge windows that face the east and south sides. I love big dramatic pieces of art to cover the walls, so I hung a series of iron sculpted men above my sofa, a large slab of old growth cypress, and some paintings I bought in Vietnam. My space is filled with a mixture of my own designs but also with art and curiosity pieces that I’ve picked up on my travels. Since then I’ve traveled to Europe, Latin America, and Asia looking for trends and styles to inject in to my New Orleans built pieces. My one bedroom apartment is an 1,100 square foot “shotgun” style layout nestled on the second floor of a bright and sunny Victorian home. Thanks, Alex Geriner! Name: Alex Geriner of Doorman DesignsLocation: New Orleans, Louisiana

I’m a furniture designer, craftsman, and entrepreneur who lives in the quaint bustling neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans. It’s nice to put a record on, relax and concept a design for my next piece of furniture. My headboard is one I upholstered from an Ikat pattern and jute rope I found this summer in Cambodia. My emphasis was to build uniquely designed furniture from reclaimed historic New Orleans homes that were damaged or destroyed nearly 10 years ago in Hurricane Katrina. The living room and bedroom are my favorite spaces to hangout. In the dining room the table is made from a teak ship hatch and a portrait of a young Swedish girl hangs above the mantel. See more of his work on his Etsy page, as well. Instead of putting a mirror above my dresser, I have “Edgar”. My coffee table, kitchen island, and iron floor lamp are all pieces I’ve built from reclaimed New Orleans homes and machine parts. I’m a design aficionado to say the least. Contact the editors through our House Tour House Call Submission Form. My most prized possession is the 1964 Zenith record player in the dining room. My bedroom is filled with an assortment of art, antiques, and structural finds.

Updated: 15.12.2014 — 03:41