Category: INSPIRATIONS

Matchy-Matchy

Making the most out of what you have should be your objective when you make improvements to your home. I’ve flipped many homes over the years. Sadly so much of my time and money is spent undoing prior owners’ improvements.

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Window Seat Retreat

Built in window seats are great way to gain additional seating, storage, and add value to any home. Maximize space and expand function in your pass-through rooms and on landings.   Radiators or HVAC ducts are normally located beneath windows.

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Sarah’s Uptown Kitchen

Sarah lives in a gorgeous landmark pre-war building built when kitchens were not priority. Elements of furniture reporposed/mixed in with cabinetry to create a completely unique look. Great buys can be found at auction and a skilled cabinet maker can

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Cape Cod Summer Inspired

Classic simplicity of this lower Cape Cod cottage makes it the perfect summer get-away. Provincetown has been a thriving artist colony since Charles Webster Hawthorne opened the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899 where he taught Impressionism painting the

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Sterling and Plate – Silver Is Great!

Collecting silver can be a challenge since the price of silver shot up but there are plenty of places to find hidden treasure. Although I’ve found amazing deals on plated flatware at auction, you are not likely to find any

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Flow Blue China Collecting

Auctions are a great place to find large collections or a few pieces to start your collection. Once you find a patter you love, do a little internet research to identify the manufacturer’s mark. These marks changes over the years

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a(DOOR)ation

So often I see mismatched doors when touring open homes. The doors in your home should be complimentary if not an absolute match. Salvage shops have just about every style of door imaginable. Carry your measurements with you and don’t

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Refrigerator 101

Refrigerator mishaps are the result of poor planing or knee-jerk buying decisions and often leave home owners with a huge eyesore. The top and sides of refrigerators should always be hidden. If it's worth doing, then do it right. Note

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2949 Chestnut St, Oakland, CA

This home has been a hangout for the extended family for many years. Recommend painting immediately to alter the appearance so people stop coming and going at will. We are limited on color options due to the roof color but

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The Chaise Is On!

Chaise from One Kings Lane Chandelier from Gabby Chaise from One Kings Lane Chandelier from Acadian Home   Chaise from One Kings Lane Chandelier from Aiden Grey Adding a chaise to your room is adding luxury. These pieces a terrific

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