Wall Art: Wallpaper

2013-09-26 11:43:37 admin

Wallpaper today goes far beyond what hung in your grandmother’s living room. No longer do people seem to gag when they hear the word, or even the patterns used now. Wallpaper has gotten a lot more fun, so use these tips and tricks to make wallpaper a beautiful accent in any space.

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Chandelier Ideas: Which Room?

2013-09-13 14:02:47 admin

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday.

Earlier this week we had a question that came from a client and we wanted to share it with you:

We’ve been working on a full kitchen renovation with her for the past few weeks and are getting close to wrapping it up (more on that later). We started talking about some of the finishes in other rooms where the kitchen is seen. Of course the topic of lighting came up and she mentioned she loves a great chandelier, but didn’t know which room she should put one in.

“Which Room Should I Put a Chandelier?”

Much like what a fabulous pair of Prada shoes will do for any outfit, a chandelier will help elevate any room that it’s in. Chandeliers aren’t reserved for traditional or formal rooms much anymore, but in fact work beautifully in even the most modern rooms too. They’re being used more and more in just about any room; laundry rooms, mud rooms, closets, dressing rooms, bathrooms. So many unexpected places and of course as expected in bedrooms, living, dining rooms and kitchens.

The point is this, there’s no “right” room to put a chandelier in. Just put one in.

Here are some of our favorite finds for using a chandelier in different rooms. Have a look and get inspired. And of course, as always, let us know your thoughts.


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Antique Shops NYC: The Quintessential List

2013-09-04 17:59:48 admin

When we do apartment renovations, particularly on older buildings, one of the things we try hard to do is to preserve the original parts as much as possible. From doorknobs to lighting fixtures, cabinets to windows – they all have this certain history with the apartment that we think should remain intact.

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Sometimes, though, the owners aren’t so sure. Other times, these historical pieces are so badly damaged that restoration isn’t possible. In this case, we need to find replacements. Having done this for so many years, we’ve been to most of the best antique stores in New York City, so we thought we’d share with you some of our favorites.

Dorset Finds
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
(646) 460-2810

Gramercy Vintage Furniture & Consignment
250 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 477-7156

Luddite Antiques
201 Franklin Street

Manhattan Art and Antiques Center
1050 Second Avenue at 56th Street
New York, NY 10022

New York Vintage 
117 West 25th Street

Olde Good Things
124 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

White Trash
304 E. 5th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 598-5956

Yesterday’s News / Brownstone Treasures
428 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 875-0546

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Happy Hunting and don’t forget to let us know how your search went…



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