9 Wine Pairings with Your Favorite Nola Classics

If there are two things New Orleans does best, it’s food and wine. Influenced by a variety of cuisines, including French, Spanish, African, and Native American, Louisiana is the home to the most flavorful and distinctive cooking in the world. These wine pairings complement and enhance the flavors of each cajun classic.  1 CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE […]

How to Style Your Planter

You’ve picked the perfect planters. Round, concrete pots for a sleek and versatile look. Sculptural and angular for a modern look. Or Terracotta or an earthy, natural look. But now what? What plants will last in Lousiana humidity and heat and how should you arrange them? It can be intimidating when it comes to designing […]

5 Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space More Cozy

Blurring the lines between your indoor and outdoor living is key when it comes to creating a cozy space. Your outdoor space should feel as warm and inviting as your living room. Once you’ve chosen your furniture and arranged it for optimal conversation, it’s time to style. These five tips will help create a warm, […]

Our 15 Favorite Grills & Ovens

Alfresco Grill

The grill is the cornerstone of the kitchen and should be as reliable and durable as it is beautiful. Each of our grills is hand picked for what they have to offer in terms of functionality, the highest quality materials, and design.  We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite grills to really take your […]

6 Ways to Boldly Punctuate Your Space

Your home tells a story about who you are. Your personality should shine through your design and style. Articulate your personality by making a statement with a fabulous piece of furniture, compelling decor, or a splash of color. However you choose to make a statement, it should be the focal point of your room or […]

Take Wine and Cheese Night to the Next Level

Wow your guests with a perfectly curated and expertly accessorized charcuterie board. Follow these four easy steps to upgrade wine and cheese night.  1 Start with a stunning foundation Perfect for serving artisan cheeses, savory charcuterie, and indulgent confit.  2 Choose the Right Glass Whether you serve Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, or Champagne, sleek stemware elevates the […]

The Ultimate Guide to Wine Tasting

The Ultimate Guide to Wine Tasting

We’re all good at drinking wine… but how good are we at actually tasting it? There’s a lot more that goes into properly tasting wine than you might think. Hosting a wine tasting is a fun way to discover new bottles of wine from different regions, identifying aromas and flavors, and… a great excuse to […]

Livio Designs

2020 started out like any other year – we promised to stick to resolutions, set ambitious goals, and optimistically hoped for the best year yet. Only a few weeks into the new year, we caught wind of a new virus spreading rapidly overseas. Most remained unfazed and we went about our daily lives. But shortly […]