Category: INSPIRATIONS

Are You Fixed On A Fixer?

Even though I’ve bought and sold numerous fixer-uppers I still do not claim to be an expert. This is because the cost and time factors vary dramatically from one property to the next. The property owner needs to ask themselves

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Deco Greige

A single auction find like this plated Deco mirror from Christie’s Auction House can provide for an entire room inspiration. A little can go a long way. Instead of going full-blown Deco, find elements from the period in contemporary pieces

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Beekman 1802 Style: The Attraction of Opposites

I just received my copy of Beekman 1802 Style: The Attraction of Opposites. After months of anticipation I knew exactly what was in that box left on my doorstep from Sharon Springs, New York. I sat down and gave it

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Grasscloth Glitch ‘n Fix

 Florence Knoll Rosewood Credenza, 1st dibs.com Hanging grasscloth wallpaper can be a little tricky. Wallpaper paste cannot be allowed to seep out between joints because it cannot be wiped off like typical wallpaper. Cutting corners is challenge because heavier grasscloth

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Elements Chandelier

This jaw dropping chandelier (Elements) was created Corbett Lighting. The piece is designed as thoughtfully as a precious jewel and the perfect balance of whimsy and sophistication. I’m a mixed metal nut and the jacks-like playfulness of this piece really

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Color Tied

Mixing furnishings and accessories from different eras is essential for creating depth and character in a timeless design.                         Tying it all together using accent colors is simple and allows you to add and update in years to come.

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Color Scheming

I love auctions but there also great online resources for on-of-a-kind pieces. Everything featured here is from One Kings Lane or 1st Dibs… two of my favorite virtual stores.   Think in terms of blending two colors being mindful of

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Sutro Baths

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Will we have to overpay?

Will we have to overpay? You will have to pay more than anyone else is willing to pay at that moment in time. When in a multiple bidding situation, your Realtor won’t know the purchase price associated with the other

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Sarah Style

Toronto based interior designer Sarah Richardson is best known for her HGTV design shows; Sarah’s House, Real Potential, Sarah 101, Sarah’s Cottage, and Design Inc. I pre-ordered her latest book, Sarah Style, over the summer and finally received my copy

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