A pair of Baton Rouge natives offer a comprehensive approach to interiors, everything from furnishings and art to scents and textiles, with their home goods shop in the Lower Garden District.
It seemed destined that Katie Logan Leblanc and Jensen Killen would one day be working together in a field they both love. Growing up in the state capitol, Logan and Killen have been acquainted with each other since childhood, from learning dance and etiquette at cotillion to working together at a high-end bath shop in Baton Rouge. Though, it was in college where Logan and Killen were both studying in the same Interior Design program at Louisiana State University that the dynamic duo truly hit it off. They remained friends while working separately in and around the same field after college, but it wasn’t until 2012 that the pair launched their own design firm, Logan Killen Interiors.
Once LKI began to build a reputation and clientele, Logan and Killen’s dream of opening their own retail shop came closer to being a reality. “Once the interiors business got off the ground, the concept of Sunday Shop as a lifestyle, interiors focused retail shop really started to take shape.” says Logan. Since it opened in the fall of 2016, Sunday Shop on Magazine Street is a “holistic retail experience for all the senses” inspired by Logan and Killen’s shared role model British designer Ilse Crawford.
Employing Crawford’s design philosophy, Logan and Killen strive to create spaces that simply and beautifully enhance living environments both through their firm and their retail boutique. Though the inventory at Sunday Shop seasonally rotates, it features a diverse array of home décor items from custom-framed African Kuba cloth fragments to Ecru Bouclé Turkish bath towels and Aesop Body Balms. Other brands found at Sunday Shop include Byredo, Redecker, Lambert et Fils and Zak+Fox, not to mention lots of antique and vintage inventory selected and refurbished by Logan and Killen themselves.
Custom-made, unique furnishings and décor are the cornerstone of the Sunday Shop’s offerings, several of which are locally sourced. “We work with local metal smiths and woodworkers and we’re always reaching out to new local artisans,” says Killen. “We have a collection of custom furnishings like coffee tables and side tables that we have made by talented local woodworker Monkey Wid-a-Fez in Bywater.”
Though they love to support our local craftspeople, Sunday Shop is also about featuring décor and other items not commonly found in the Greater New Orleans Area. “We feature a lot of items that aren’t locally sourced and going into this [Sunday Shop] we wanted to offer something a little bit different,” says Logan. Art and dishware from Portland-based ceramicists Ashley Hardy and Alexandria Cummings; vases and incense burners from Rachel Saunders in Canada; and pillows and other textiles from Peter Dunham in Los Angeles are only a few examples of the unique wares to be found at Sunday Shop.
Most recently, Logan and Killen have launched a styling service at Sunday Shop that bridges the gap between full interior services and do-it-yourself design. After a short consultation to ensure the styling service is a good fit for both the designers and client, Logan and Killen select small furnishings, art and other décor, try different options to find what fits. “Sometimes it’s just that last layer you need to make a room feel complete” says Logan.
*Article originally published in the April 2018 issue of New Orleans Living Magazine