If you are like me you love to see the before and after photos of a great apartment/home renovation or redecoration.
One of my favorite sites for “Before and After” makeovers is a website called “ Apartment Therapy “. I am addicted to it. I read it daily and love the apartment makeovers they profile from all over the world. Whether it’s a Victorian apartment in London or a studio in Brooklyn, I love to see the creativity, and the way people are using vintage items and auction finds to make their apartments feel more like a home.
One post in particular resonated with me as they profiled a series of basic white box apartments decorated in an up to date modern style with a bit of chrome, plexiglass and modern pieces of furniture. But each and every one of the rooms had a vintage or antique piece in it that added character, depth and timelessness to the room. What was interesting as well, was that each person interviewed chose the antique piece as their “favorite find” that really made the apartment decoration come together and feel like home.
Storage and organization seems to be a common theme on the Apartment Therapy blog as well. The limited space in apartment living makes for very creative storage solutions. Forget The Container Store or that bookcase from Pottery Barn, there is no better place to find furniture for creative storage solutions than Kaminski Auctions!
For inspiration I will show you a few pieces coming up in our October 25th Estate Auction that can be mixed in with your modern décor that will make your decorating so much more interesting or could will provide a creative storage solution.
In the October 25th sale we have three “pier tables”, perfect as a small entry table or in a living room set up as a cocktail bar. The mirrored back to these wonderful tables provides a reflective element in the room that will make the room look larger…perfect for a small space !
This old fashioned french vitrine could double as a coffee table and is a great way to display a favorite collection.
Lot- #8387 is a fabulous old English Regency Sideboard that could double as a cocktail bar and a television or media center could go in the base.
Not just for the kitchen…this brass baker’s stand provides great storage for any room in the house…. A perfect bookcase or étagère.
or this English Regency version
This set of nesting tables are can provide extra surface space for parties or dinners in front of the television.
This beautiful marble stand would make a perfect plant stand and bring a little greenery into the room.
A French glass cabinet would dress up any apartment kitchen or dining room filled with glassware and dishes instead of hidden away in kitchen cabinets.
And finally this very decorative whatnot stand could hold towels in the bathroom, plants in the foyer or a collection of family photographs in the corner of your living room….
As with any antique purchase the piece will surely be a reflection of you, so buy what you love and you will find a place for it ! Click on any photo to visit our website www.kaminskiauctions.com and sign up to bid with KaminskiLIVE from the comfort of your home or on your mobile device !