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 and…

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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 selection…

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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 M.…

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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 modern…

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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Wedgwood pottery is a ceramic ware originally made by the English potter Josiah Wedgwood in 1759.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 and…

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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 amazing.…

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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 similar…

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