Classic Elegance on the Bayou

Classic architectural details and grand features give the home of Mark and Kayce Danos a timeless elegance and familiar sense of history. Built to resemble Nottoway Plantation, the home’s stately white pillars, wide porches and spacious scale pays homage to the South’s largest antebellum home. Donning traditional exterior colors and elegant ironwork, their bayou side home is a true Southern gem.

Upon purchasing the home in 2017, the couple made plans to lighten the dark interior as well as add pops of color to reflect their young family’s style.



They enlisted the assistance of Kayce’s cousin and interior designer, Brandon Branch to execute their vision. “Brandon was so easy to work with, and because we are family it made it that much more fun and enjoyable,” says Kayce.

A light color palette combined with new lighting, draperies and elegant furnishings completely transformed the space. The Danos family utilized the talents of painter Anthony Trosclair and Everything Upholstered to bring their vision to life. Stunning color combinations and patterns keep the mood fun yet elegant for this family of seven.

“The inside is a nice mix of modern and traditional. We love 19th century antiques with a mix of modern comfortable upholstery,” Kayce shares.



The upstairs family room is a family favorite. A colorful commissioned piece of art by Stacie Theriot completes the space.

“The family room is light and airy, and the perfect spot to watch movies and football games with our family and friends,” says Kayce. “It will be a great space our family will enjoy for years to come!”

Photos by Misty Leigh McElroy