Decorating with Antiques

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 similar…

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A Passion For Collecting !

Several years ago I was visiting the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University. The museum’s collection spans all types of art from antiquity to contemporary art. It also houses one of the finest collections of Rodin sculptures in the world, displayed in the B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden. The Rodin garden…

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Boston Lobsters Season 2015 KIck Off Party at Kaminski Auctions !

Kaminski Auctions and Tim Hopkins Catering teamed up to sponsor the Boston Lobsters 2015 KIck Off Party and Charity Auction at the Kaminski Auctions gallery in Beverly, Massachusetts. The gallery looked beautiful with flowers, Boston Lobster decorations and delicious hors d’oeuvres by Tim Hopkins ! Attended by tennis enthusiasts of the North Shore,Boston Lobster patrons,…

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Add Some Glamour To Your DÉCOR With French Empire Antiques !

In honor of Bastille Day this week I wanted to share with you some beautiful French Empire style furniture that you often see in our Estate auctions and show you ways to use it in your modern DéCoR. A little seems to go a long way with French Empire furniture but even one piece can…

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Favorite Things of 2014

Sorry for the long hiatus on writing this blog. I seem to get bogged down with writing press releases, pre and post every auction, social media and a  million other things that have to happen each month. My New Year’s resolution is to write, write, write, at least one post every single month if not…

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Looking back on a great year for Kaminski Auctions!

2013 was a banner year for Kaminski Auctions. We are very proud to have been the auctioneers of the Oprah Winfrey Collection in Santa Barbara, California on November 2nd 2013. The idea of an auction of the Oprah Winfrey collection started in March 2013 when Oprah revealed she was planning a top to bottom remodel of her…

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Nantucket Goes Modern

I was fortunate to spend a lot of time on Nantucket this summer. Nantucket is an island 30 miles out to sea,south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It is known for its beautiful beaches, grey shingle houses covered in roses, it’s historic whaling tradition and hand woven “Nantucket” baskets. There is a Historic District Commission on…

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RH The New Restoration Hardware- A Comparison

The new Restoration Hardware store on Newbury street opened in the month of March with great fanfare. It was accompanied with what seemed like the largest catalog mailing in history, that left us wondering “how did they afford to mail that”. Four books arrived to most Massachusetts zip codes, shrink wrapped in plastic, titled RH…

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