Our August issue is all about homes. We spent time in New Orleans photographing renovated homes in the Old Ninth Ward as part of our annual Home Awards feature, and visited with designer Bunny Williams, who helped design our Idea House in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here are some of our favorite behind-the-scene photos from one of our most anticipated issues of the year.
The owners of this home in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward call it the Sunset House because you can see the sunset over the levee from the backyard.
The view from the levee in the Holy Cross neighborhood in New Orleans.
SL Home Awards team Buffy Hargett Miller, Jeanne Clayton, and Zoe Gowen after endless hours of work in the Lower Ninth Ward.
SL photographer Hector Sanchez power washing a sidewalk to prep for a shot.
Plants with pops of color and texture are packed into a rental car for a last-minute shot.
Hector waiting for the perfect light.
Jeanne wraps up a hard day of work with Prosecco in New Orleans.
Editor Elly Poston catching up on work emails at the Idea House in Charlottesville.
Styling a bedroom at the Idea House can take anywhere from two to three hours. Here is photographer Laurey Glenn putting the final touches on the bedding.
The Idea House is located on a 2300-acre conservation site with beautiful views of the Virginia countryside.