Our Inspiration Behind ... The Dauphine
Dauphine Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana is situated between Royal Street and Bourbon Street. One might expect it to closely resemble the two. However, take a step away from the nightlife on Bourbon Street and the art galleries, shops, and antique stores on Royal Street, and you will find that Dauphine is quiet in comparison. The street is primarily residential. Many of the homes that are found on Dauphine are Creole townhouses, a style that was popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Architectural motifs of this style are steeped roofs, secluded courtyards, and cast-iron balconies. The facades touch the property lines, giving the street a historic and charming "narrow" feel. Spanish and French influence mean that texture and color are key components of the style. Despite the surrounding revelry, Dauphine Street is a lovely sanctuary for repose after an exhausting day of exploring the French Quarter. The Dauphine's soft French style is reminiscent of the quaint, New Orleans' boulevard. The Dauphine vanity's delicate cream color accented with bronze fixtures is an exquisite blend of modern innovation and historic charm certain to enliven any room.