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Home Decor Courtesy of a Mad Man

Home Decor Courtesy of a Mad Man

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Actor Bryan Batt, better known as Salvatore Romano on AMC’s Emmy award-winning Mad Men, co-owns the home-furnishings shop Hazelnut on New Orleans’ stylish Magazine Street. The shop is inspired by the inimitable soul of NOLA, and Batt even designed a limited edition sofa inspired by the Playboy Club of the 1960s – the piece is called “The Hef” and can be yours for a only $15,000.

Only 50 of these exquisite loveseats will be custom produced – each signed by Hugh Hefner – making this a special collector’s item. “The Hef” features luxury materials like grey mohair upholstery, nail head detailing, and rosewood side panels, and is sold exclusively through

The iconic era of the 1960’s is where American style reigned and Playboy established its place in American culture. “It was one of the last real iconic design eras”, said Batt, “Everything was streamlined, like the fins on the back of a Cadillac.” Inspired by the Playboy lifestyle and the legacy of Hugh Hefner’s vision, Batt has designed a loveseat that represents timeless modern style, class and functionality for the 50th Anniversary of the Playboy Club. Cultivating the design elements of the early 60’s and incorporating contemporary flair, this limited edition piece, hand signed by Hugh Hefner, will be a highly sought after item by collectors and aficionados.

There is a fine art to what appears to be so simple. The Hef offers:

Hand tied springs
Hand tufting
Hand finishing
Durable Kiln dried lumbar
All hard wood frames
Double doweled, glued, reinforced joints and corner blocks
Cushions 2.0 Density foam
10/90 White Goose Down and Feather channeled in down proof ticking
Real Rosewood and other beautiful wood to accent
Old world methods constructed to last forever
Hand applied nail heads to complement the silhouette
The Hef is manufactured by Brownstone, a Los Angeles based company fabricating custom furniture of exceptional quality and comfort. Brownstone offers a full array of bedroom, dining, occasional and upholstery collections. Its signature is to artfully blend the classic look of traditional furniture with the clean lines of contemporary furniture.

The Brownstone collection transcends fashion in the moment, bringing past and future together. It is classic upholstered furniture—refined to suit today’s elegant interiors. Built in the USA by dedicated craftsmen who maintain the tradition of using old world skills. Each piece is completed with meticulous details.

Width 68″ Depth 36″ Arm Height 31″ Back Height 31″
Seat Depth 30″ Seat Height 18″

Nestled in the heart of historic and charming uptown New Orleans on fashionable Magazine Street, Hazelnut has quickly become the destination shop for both natives and “in the know” visitors, presenting a stylish, eclectic blend of fine gifts and elegant home accessories. They combine the old-world charm of New Orleans, with a chic metropolitan twist.

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