Interior Design

Decorations Lucullus

Decorations Lucullus offers a full range of design and decorating services.  While many of our projects have been related to historic preservation and renovation, we have also welcomed new construction.  Whether the desire is for classic taste or contemporary décor, we provide not only design development but also work with architects and contractors to insure the ultimate result is gracious and comfortable living.  Our services include: consultation on architectural plans; layout and design of individual rooms; selection of color palette, hardware and finishes; upholstery and curtain selection and fabrication; and furniture procurement and placement.  We are also happy to work with landscapists to integrate the exterior to the interior.

Our decorating team is overseen by Patrick Dunne, proprietor of Lucullus Antiques, who has also written on style and taste for numerous publications.  Projects are headed by Interior Designer Nathan T. Drewes, ASID, who has been associated with Lucullus since 2006.  He holds a degree in Interior Design, has spent time studying art and decoration abroad, and is proficient in AutoCAD and sourcing materials.

For more information, please contact us at, or at 504-528-9620.

To see a sample of published decorating projects, please click on the images to the right.  For more, please visit the Publications Page.



Current and Recent Projects:

Important Louisiana plantation, circa 1830 (Southeast Louisiana)

  • Worked with architect to restore original footprint
  • Consulted on sympathetic additions, including bathrooms, kitchen, carriage house and outbuildings
  • Oversaw restoration of millwork and plasterwork
  • Selected historic paint colors throughout
  • Designed period appropriate window hangings
  • Collected antique furniture and decorations, and supervised placement
  • Assisted in landscape project, and sourced ornamental features
  • Decorated period appropriate outbuildings

Tudor manor house, circa 1920 (Houston, TX)

  • Worked with architect and contractor to adapt older renovation for a young family
  • Collected and placed furniture
  • Designed window treatments, and supervised installation
  • Selected paint colors and lighting throughout
  • Designed renovation of bathrooms and adaptation of carriage house
  • Consulted on landscape design using both new and antique materials, and outbuilding construction, including garden folly and pool sympathetic to house

Pre-war apartment, circa 1926 (Chicago, IL)

  • Developed furniture and art plan, supervising acquisition and placement
  • Selected upholstery materials and oversaw fabrication

Family residence, new construction (West Florida)

  • Adapted architect’s original plan
  • Worked on space planning, colors and finishes throughout
  • Designed staircase, and supervised selection of materials and construction
  • Consulted on exterior projects, including landscaping, porch furnishings and lighting
  • Designed Arts and Crafts inspired lake dock

 Grand Vieux Carre apartment, circa 1840 (New Orleans)

  • Designed sympathetic reconfiguration of space
  • Selected colors for walls and elaborate mouldings
  • Supervised design and installation of period appropriate window treatments and bed hangings
  • Consulted on furniture acquisition and placement

Significant French Quarter residence incorporating several buildings, circa 1818 (New Orleans)

  • Worked with architect to redesign footprint, preserving important historical features while imparting a contemporary look to interiors
  • Created paint schedules for both interior and exterior
  • Designed bathrooms and dressing rooms
  • Refurbished dependencies

Contemporary medical office (New Orleans)

  • Consulted on color palette throughout
  • Assisted with selection of appropriate antique accent pieces for waiting and patient rooms
  • Supervised furniture and art acquisition, as well as installation
  • Advised on layout and décor of Art Deco styled retail space

Early 19th century townhouse with dependency, circa  1850 (New Orleans)

  • Worked with architect on redesign of space
  • Consulted on millwork, plasterwork, floor treatments and staircase refurbishment
  • Selected paint colors and carpets appropriate to period interior
  • Oversaw furniture planning, acquisition and placement

19th century raised cottage, circa  1840s (New Orleans)

  • Worked with architect and contractor on redesign of space, including kitchen wing and grand marble master bath
  • Adapted a modernist décor to an 1840s interior
  • Selected paint colors throughout
  • Assisted with furniture acquisition and placement

Popular restaurant (Birmingham, AL)

  • Developed bistro concept
  • Identified and procured antique building materials and accessories
  • Selected mixture of antique and contemporary lighting
  • Designed banquettes
  • Designed rear patio


Please see the Publications page for full articles featuring interior Published Projects, as well as Essays on Style and Living by Patrick J. Dunne.


Nathan T. Drewes, Louisiana Registered Interior Designer Number 1379