Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Million Dollar Decorators... Tonight!

Tonight, decorators Mary McDonald, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Nathan Turner, Kathryn Ireland, and Martin Lawrence Bullard get the Bravo treatment. Fingers are crossed that their talent is showcased and that viewers will finally get the chance to see quality design featured once again on the tube.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Love this concept...

Here, it's the Italian boot -- but just think of all the other possibilities.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lovely Randomness...

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Friday, May 27, 2011

William Waldron Favorite...

This is one of my favorite interior photos from William Waldron. Anyone know who styled this eclectic space?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

6-Day-quick-flipping 600 sq. ft. on a very slim budget...

BEFORE: Out with the undesirable carpet and paint colors.
AFTER: In with new carpet, paint, and a surprisingly spacious layout. We treated the space as if we were designing a boutique hotel room — but without the hefty price tag.
BEFORE: Another view of the main living space shows just how tired the old carpet and paint colors truly were.
AFTER: Using overscaled pieces like the tufted-back sofa, the artwork, and the graphic pattern on the window treatments increased the visual scale of the entire space. Limiting the colors helped this visual trick along even more. Varying grays, blue-grays, beiges, navys, and creams make up the complete palette throughout the city apartment.
BEFORE: Talk about a challenge. The kitchen was in really rough condition with outdated lino flooring, bland and unstable cabinetry, and a horrible countertop. Basically, every detail needed a facelift.
AFTER: Stabilizing and painting the cabinets a deep charcoal made a huge difference — and the addition of contemporary hardware totally transformed their feel. A new countertop, faucet, and sink cleaned up the space and created the backdrop for a well-functioning kitchen. To add more workspace, we extended the countertop, skirted the front, and gained space for some hide-away storage. We are still awaiting a mirrored backsplash.

BEFORE: Yes, that is a terrible fluorescent fixture running across the ceiling in the main living space.

AFTER: With the fluorescent gone, a classic drum shade fixture now illuminates the soft gray of the ceiling. Benjamin Moore's Genteel Gray was used throughout.

BEFORE: Old lino once again, but now in the bathroom. Making things worse was a crumling tile base molding.

AFTER: Now crisp and clean, the bathroom continues with the same colors.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thanks Natasha...

We had the honor of meeting a wonderfully talented stylist and "not so nice Jewish girl" (wink) this past Monday. Natasha Louise King was in Lexington, Kentucky shooting a home for Country Living magazine and discovered Finderskeepers Market while doing some prop shopping. Luckily, we had just returned from a weekend vintage buying trip and had plenty of interesting finds to share.
Here I am sharing some of my favorites photos styled by Natasha. Trust me, she is just as delightful as her styling talents.
Based in New York City, Natasha has promised to meet up with us this Fall when we visit the city. I can't wait to be introduced to some of her favorite resources in Brooklyn. Having never made it across the bridge during our past two visits, we look forward to discovering more reasons to love our all-time favorite shopping destination.
Natasha defines comfort, coziness, and personality in this interiors shot.
I think the still life photos are where Natasha's talents truly shine.
Play close attention to the layering in the next few photographs. Stunning stuff!

I was so glad our friend Sarah was able to join us for dinner Monday night with Natasha. I have included this photo specifically for Sarah — just because I knew she would love it so darn much. (Note to Sarah: Yes, sophisticated and "collected" at the same time.)

For more of Natasha's work, click here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New and vintage and the blur between...

Snapped more iPhone photos today. Here is a sampling of some new and vintage additons to Finderskeepers Market. The leather on these chrome-framed vintage chairs is perfectly worn. For more information on any of these products, just send me an email at Finderskeepersmarket@live.com.
Metal Bistro Chairs
Vintage Net

Vintage Sheild Mirror

Vintage Architectural Model

Flamboyant Bird

Religious Statue (face)

Religious Statue (body)


Framed Vintage Vocabulary Cards

French-Bauer Crate

Vintage Picking Ladder

Vintage Metal-framed Educational Slates

Vintage Handmade Garden Trim

Vintage Compass

Folding Rulers

Vintage Typewriter (SOLD)

Trophy Lamp

Vintage Library Table (base)

Vintage Library Table (top)

Newsprint Bust

Large Vintage Photograph, framed (27" x 39")

Arthur Scott Bailey Set (cover, The Tale of Jasper Jay)

Arthur Scott Bailey Set (beautiful spines)

Vintage Metal Stools

Nesting Bowls and Architectural Salvage

Nesting Metal Bowls

Vintage Seven-drawer chest, Vintage Tennis Trophy, and Numbered Baskets

Vintage Dumbells

Whimsical Notecards, Vintage Painting, and Lamp Bases