Category Archives: Deals

I have read two articles this week in completely different media outlets (here and here) about how Gen Xers or Millenials don’t want the “brown” furniture that our parents and grandparents bought, that it’s almost impossible to even give away let alone sell. Dining room sets, formal living rooms, bedroom sets — apparently, we younger […]

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Much as I love many of the lamps from some of my trade vendors (Visual Comfort, Currey & Co., Bungalow 5, Robert Abbey, etc.), I have a serious fascination-bordering-on-fetish for vintage glass lamps. Were I able to indulge it more, it would be a predilection that could easily bankrupt us. Hand blown Murano lamps from makers […]

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I’ve always decorated our homes, ever since our first apartment in New York. Not the glamorous Sex in the City side of New York. Washington Heights. Way north. Above Harlem. Where Rudy Giuliani, during his stint as a D.A., reputedly brought a reporter along to witness how easy it was to buy drugs on our […]

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Today’s topic is still — obliquely — related to the my ORC: my custom bench from Ballard Designs and how you, as a consumer, can get the same look. Sorry, no Thanksgiving recipes here. I love to cook, but this ain’t no lifestyle blog. But first I would like to thank two fantastic designers/bloggers. I was […]

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Every great outfit needs fabulous accessories to make it really feel finished. Consider gorgeous custom lamp shades to be the “jewelry” of a room then — with great shades, a room can go from “good” to runway-worthy. I have 2 wonderful Etsy sources for beautiful bespoke shades and a discount code at the end, so stick around for the […]

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