When I think of New Orleans, I think of Valorie Hart of Visual Vamp, who has been covering the bold, colorful world of Louisiana interior design for the past few years. That's why it's so exciting to find out her first book, House Proud:  Unique Home Design,Louisiana is coming out in September! We can look forward to  a private tour of the most fashionable homes in the state, along with creative ideas and expertise on repurposing furniture, displaying art collections, creating extra rooms, and rethinking storage. Published by Glitterati, it's available for pre-order on Amazon here. Photographs by Sara Essex Bradely and forward by Debra Shriver. Here's just  a bit of a sneak peek.