Monday, April 30, 2007

Decorators' Show House photos

This last weekend was the opening of the Junior League of Buffalo & The Buffalo News Decorators' Show House.It is truly inspirational. As you may know from earlier posts, I had the laundry room (the new 'it' room).
Here is a BEFORE photo of one area:

The AFTER photo of the same area:

Here is another part of the room in the BEFORE condition:

Here is the AFTER of that same area:
I would love your comments or questions about the space. Bring it on....

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Find Unique Decor Items Here 2

Another place to find some unique decorating items is a cute little store called PINK.

It is all about eclectic home decor. Their tag line is : "...because every home needs a conversation piece"

The owners of this store personally travel to exotic places to find that 'something different" .

Here are a few of my favorite items:


Check out their website.

PINK can also ship just about anywhere.

Find something unique for your home - just like you!

Share what unique items you have in your home.
Provide photos and we would love to post them.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Find unique decor items here

I love finding new sources for unique decorating items. If you don't want the same old thing or the same thing as the house down the street, you need to turn to one-of-a-kind made objects. One neat place to check out is ETSY.

It is a website to buy and sell things handmade. Sure there are some questionable crafts on this site but dig a little deeper and you'll find some wonderful unique items.

Here are a couple items:

Check the site out:
Make your house unique - Just like you!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Decorating with custom builts are "just right"

Do you ever feel like Goldilocks when you retail shop for armoires, desks, or bookcases - some are too small and some too big? Custom built furnishings can be the answer.

Recently I turned to a New York company, Aurora Custom Cabinets, to custom build an armoire and folding station for my room in a Decorator's Show House. They turned out simply beautiful and not too big, not too small but "just right"

Now don't jump to the conclusion that it is too expensive. That is not always the case. Aurora Custom Cabinets are about the same price as a higher-end kitchen cabinet at Lowes or Home Depot but the craftsmanship and quality is so much better.

In your area, look for a woodworker to make a perfect "just right' piece for you. Or Aurora Custom Cabinets can even ship some items to you.

Here are some photos of other work that Aurora Custom Cabinets has done:

Look into custom built pieces, it may not be as expensive as you may think.

visit Aurora Custom Cabinets

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Visit me at Borders

In May I will be at two Western New York Border's Bookstores to sign copies of my book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Staging Your Home to Sell.

Come see my at Border's in Cheektowaga, NY on May 12 at 2 PM

and the new Border's in Orchard Park, NY on May 19 at 2 PM

Write in on your calendar and come and say HI!