Decorating with Antiques

  • The Thomas Britt Collection to feature at Kaminski Auctions Sunday, January 31, 2016

    Kaminski Auctions is pleased to present the collection of the internationally renowned interior design icon Thomas Britt. His artistry has been published extensively in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, House and Garden, The New York Times, Washington Post, W Magazine and in international design publications. Known for his creative designs incorporating bold colors

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  • Diane’s Auction Picks Annual New Year’s December 26th & 27th, 2015

    As I say good-by to 2015 I am excited to announce our new mobile friendly website that will launch just after the first of the year !  You will now be able to preview, and bid seamlessly from your tablet or mobile phone. It has been awhile since I have updated my blog  due

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  • Auction Finds for Creative Interiors and Storage Solutions!

    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.

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  • Transforming an Early 19th Century Antique Sofa for your 21st Century Home

    Have you ever wondered how you can incorporate an interesting piece of antique furniture for use in your own home? Take this lovely early 19th century Salem federal mahogany upholstered sofa (32.5″ h x 83″ l x 29″d) that recently arrived in our gallery as an example. This particular piece will be up for

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  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    With all the Snow White movies hitting the nation’s cinemas, it reminded me of what an important role mirrors play in our home decor. Mirrors can make a small room appear larger, reflect and spread light, highlight the view, and add a lovely decorative touch to any living space. We always have a large

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  • Colorful and Converted Chairs

    I saw this wonderful chair at the North Shore Design Show and it gave me the idea to research how to use beautiful, old mahogany furniture in a modern home: This is a great updated look for an antique shield back mahogany chair with a wonderful plaid upholstered seat cover ! (source : Eric

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  • Anything “Old” Looks “New” in a Lucite Box

    I am extremely fortunate to spend part of my summers on Nantucket Island. As I shop around the amazing design stores downtown, I am constantly inspired by the talented artisans that sell their work in these small boutique shops. One inspiration that I see constantly, is that anything “old ” or “vintage” can look

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  • Collecting Wedgwood !

    Wedgwood pottery is a ceramic ware originally made by the English potter Josiah Wedgwood in 1759. A new earthenware form he created in 1765 caught the eye of the British Queen consort at the time, Charlotte of Meckleburg-Streitz and she allowed him to call it “Queen’s Ware“. The pottery became wildly popular across Europe

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  • TEFAF Maastricht – You just have to go !

    Each year, for the past four years I have attended TEFAF, which stands for The European Fine Art Fair that takes place every March in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Maastricht is probably one of the more beautiful, quaint European cities you will ever visit, with amazing restaurants and shopping, and the art fair is truly

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  • Real Design Within Your Reach !

    My most successful DéCoR post was when I compared design at Restoration Hardware with classic antiques we sell each and every month at Kaminski Auctions. Our May 17th, Twentieth Century Modern Design and Fine Art sale is now on our website at www.kaminskiauctions.com. After reviewing the amazing pieces in the sale, I thought a

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