Tag Archives: Vintage

While Robert and I would rather have been at the beach, we decided to take an excursion to Hudson, New York, on a rainy Sunday. The town is always a place for inspiration. There are so many interesting objects (and some awful ones as well) that it is like going on a scavenger hunt. While I was not looking for anything in particular, it was fun to simply identify things I liked.

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The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is one of the design world’s premier events in October. The venue is spectacular: The Fort Mason Center is located right on San Francisco Bay, so not only are there beautiful things to see inside but the view outside is breathtaking as well. Highly sophisticated dealers participate, and many save their most unique and highy prized objects just for this show. The visual display is dazzling from the moment you walk in the door.

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Hip, cool and of-the-moment are some of the adjectives used to describe Soho House Chicago. The hotel is located in a building commissioned by industrialist Charles Allis in 1907 as the headquarters for his Chicago Belting Company. It was designed by Lawrence G. Hallberg, a pioneer in factory design. Hallberg’s combination of large factory floor spaces with decorative accents such as terrazzo floors, an embellished elevator cab, a wrought iron double staircase and a neoclassical portico were part of his signature design vocabulary.

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A great way to express your personal style and taste is to bring decorative items into the bath. One of the more unique ways to accomplish this is to repurpose an old or vintage piece of furniture into a vanity, especially for the powder room where such details are showcased beautifully. As any antiques shopper will tell you, the objective is to find a piece that looks great but doesn’t cost a lot.

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