About Us


With a commitment to enlightening, informing, inspiring and entertaining its readers, the staff and contributors of House & Home are committed to producing the highest quality publication; and distributing it so that it is a benefit to 1) the readers, 2) the subjects who are featured, and 3) the advertisers which sustain it.




Renaissance Publishing Group, LLC is lead by Publisher and Editor Nancy Trahan, who oversees a talented team of staff and contributors, including Photographer and Creative Services Director, Melissa Oivanki; Art Director, Cheryl Prats; Administrative Assistant, Cheryl Wilks; and a team of contributing writers, distribution and support personnel.

Company History

Renaissance Publishing Group, LLC, was founded in 1997 by publisher and editor, Nancy Trahan, who first produced Baton Rouge House & Home Magazine from the modest surrounds of her personal home. From the start, the magazine utilized high-quality, full-color printing and exceptional imagery by professional photographer Chipper Hatter. In 2003, the publication branched into Acadiana and changed its name. With professional offices in both Baton Rouge and Lafayette, the publication is now known to readers as House & Home.

In 1998, the company produced the first in a series of hardbound books titled The Homes of Baton Rouge. Subsequent volumes were produced in 1999 (Volume II) and 2001 (Volume III). Each of the three books features interior and exterior photographs of select homes that were previously featured in Baton Rouge House & Home Magazine. Featuring Hatter’s photography in full-color format, the limited-edition books have become locally popular among collectors who share an interest in south Louisiana’s enviable home style.

In 2003, Renaissance Publishing Group, LLC teamed up with the Capital Region Builders Association (CRBA) to publish a 32-page guide for the organization’s annual Habitat Home & Garden Show, as well as The Remodeling Guide, a full color booklet and how-to reference guide for homeowners who desire to remodel a home. Recent projects include publication of Louisiana Builder, the official magazine of the Louisiana Home Builders Association. Because of its high visibility in the local marketplace, House & Home is uniquely situated to help promote charitable events and fundraisers, such as the Acadian Home Builders Association’s annual Parade of Homes; the Junior League of Lafayette’s Tinsels & Treasures; and the Hospice Foundation’ biennial Decorators’ Show Home. Also, House & Home is a proud long-time sponsor of the Ponds for Charity Tour, which benefits the LSU Hilltop Arboretum.