It all started with a little book. Accents on Accessories: Ideas and Inspirations from Southern Accents, published in the fall of October 1995, to be exact. It was then I fell madly in love with the work of New Orleans designer Gerrie Bremermann.
I have followed Gerrie’s career for years, collecting every possible image of her work. So, you can only imagine my delight when we were invited to her shop on Saturday. Gerrie, a friend of Quinn and Michael, welcomed us with open arms. Despite suffering a cold, she was completely delightful and gracious. It was a true gift to hear Gerrie talk about her latest project and be given the chance to photograph her shop.
Often referred to as the Grande Dame of the “new” New Orleans, Gerrie masterfully mixes warm fruitwoods, airy antiques, contemporary art and stunning chandeliers. Whites, creams and ivories, with a punch of color from artwork, are hallmarks of her inimitable style. “Some people ask why I choose the same colors over and over again. The answer is simple, because they are timeless and they work.” I absolutely agree. If you are in New Orleans, Bremermann Design on Magazine Street is not to be missed. It’s one of the very best.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Photos by Christopher Carman