With the colors, antiques, and art she loves most, Mia James has planned her family’s Baton Rouge home with one classic Southern quality in mind: quiet strength
Photo: Melanie Acevedo, Styling: Olga Naiman
Mia found style inspiration from a historic home on the Mandeville lakefront and arranged cut pieces of paper to show residential designer Billie Brian her desired room layout. Once the new West Indies-style home was finished, the decorating was easy—she’d been collecting her treasured furnishings for decades. Mia has a style that’s more about meaning and tranquility than any period of furniture or medium of art.
The Jameses’ home has more than 2,000 square feet of outdoor rooms, including an inviting front porch.
Shutters and shutter hardware: custom color by Southern Plantation Shutters; 225/292-2278.