Patrick Dunne, founder of Lucullus Antiques in New Orleans, has written on style and the history of the table for more than four decades. His work and words appear in his book The Epicurean Collector and been featured in numerous national publications. He has been a guest on Martha Stewart’s shows, on HGTV, and on other television programs. He is also frequently invited to give lectures on the subjects of style and food history. His love of history, literature, art, decorating and antiques inform a passion for creating well layered interiors that bring texture and drama together. For Patrick, every room has a story to tell, one that needs to be whispered as well as sung out vibrato.
Interior Designer Nathan Drewes, ASID, is a New Orleans native. While studying Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette he was drawn to classical architecture and its high style detail. Upon graduating he became associated with the iconic New Orleans antiques business Lucullus. During the past decade that experience, extensive travels in Europe, studying great buildings and interiors, and absorbing style and design from many sources has refined and sharpened his perspective. His recent projects have included a Tudor Revival house in Houston, TX, a large Hacienda style seaside villa, an imposing New Orleans French Quarter townhouse, an Estancia style estate in Alabama, a Creole cottage, a Louisiana early 19thcentury plantation as well as two popular restaurants in Tampa, FL. His proficiency in computer aided design, including AutoCAD, brings a technical underpinning to his aesthetic.
Kerry Moody, a native New Orleanian, is descended from generations of Louisiana Creoles. He has been associated with Lucullus Antiques for nearly 35 years, acting as general manager and acquiring a broad knowledge of the decorative arts. Kerry is responsible for the store developing a well-deserved reputation for glamorous and witty window displays and memorable floral arrangements. He has acted as a feature stylist for a number of national publications, including Southern Accents, House Beautiful, Louisiana Cooking and others. He consults on tabletop decorations for private events. Decades traveling in France have honed his aesthetic, which combines European flair with Southern finesse. Kerry’s expertise is in styling and coordinating the personal collections of clients at the conclusion of design projects.