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Also known as Fat Tuesday, today marks one of the biggest days of the year in New Orleans. However you celebrate today (Anybody out there find the baby figurine inside a King cake?!), here is some Mardi Gras inspiration for you.

If you love French design, this Parisian-style nook is the perfect setting to sit back and enjoy an éclair.

Parisian-Style Sitting RoomPhoto Courtesy of Thibaut

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I immediately thought of Mardi Gras beads when I laid eyes on this chandelier. If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you’ll see the beads hanging from trees, power lines and posts year-round.

Dining Room Design by Katie Ridder

And for those of you dreading giving up sweets for Lent tomorrow, you still have today to make these Mardi Gras macarons. Bon appétit!

Mardi Gras Macarons



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