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Collect With Confidence: An Art-Buying Guide for Beginners
Don't let a lack of knowledge or limited funds keep you from the joy of owning art. This guide will put you on the collector's path
"owning art. This guide will put you on the collector's path... handy art-buying guide, including resources for collecting on a smaller budget.... collection of art that speaks to you is a worthy goal, but it may seem out of reach ... and... between an original work, a limited-edition print and a poster? Where do you shop for... for art — especially if you don't have thousands of dollars to spend on a single piece..."
Let's Put a Price on Art: Your Guide to Art Costs and Buying
We paint you a picture of what affects an artwork's price — plus a little-known way to take home what you love when it's beyond your budget
"piece of original art can make a room, be treasured for years and be passed down for... power of art to power your interior design? Here are three experts' tips to think about... affordable original art online. I personally only buy originals, no prints. I like to... artist). Buy art you love! Buy from an artist you can meet. Buy from an artist that... mixed original art with reproductions. I also buy what I love but there are financial..."
Origins Revealed: The Orkney Chair Goes From Humble to Haute
Straw and driftwood made up the original versions, but Orkney chairs have come a long way from their modest island beginnings
"up the original versions, but Orkney chairs have come a long way from their modest... homes, the original chairs were composed of straw and driftwood. Here is how they've evolved... it was originally developed in the 1800's. Bravo! What a great story, I had never... Eco-First Art (the one with the drawer) is vintage - that site tends to get different... didn't originally hold a commode... Wonderful post and very charming chairs. Agree..."
Original Home Details: What to Keep, What to Cast Off
"stayed: original hardwood floors, woodwork, pocket doors, window seats and a quirky... including the original Craftsman light fixtures, which were sold at a yard sale. Years later... The original Craftsman front porch with its signature pillars also got the heave-ho... perfectly good original porch. But that's the thing — it's easy to look in from the outside... of the original character as possible. Far from removing original elements, we're..."
My Houzz: Original Drawings Guide a Midcentury Gem's Reinvention
Architect's spec book in hand, a Washington couple lovingly re-creates their midcentury home with handmade furniture and thoughtful details
"home's original character remains. The couple was fortunate to get a complete set... of the original drawings of the house, and they plan to honor and reflect Cowan's... and the original built-ins are fabulous. I would have fallen in love with this house... with the original house as they have versus demolishing it to make way for something... by the original architects of the era to make residences that were beautiful as well..."
What to Consider Before You Buy Vintage Lighting
Crystal-laden antique lamps and other vintage lighting fixtures may call to your heart, but read this before you plunk down any cash
"pendants or art deco wall sconces, aged fixtures also can infuse a room with period flavor... offers original Antique light fixtures for historic homes such as Victorian, Greek... Townhouse, Arts and Craft, Tudor and other architectural styles. From 1840 to 1940, our... about buying vintage lighting, you can go the next best route: reproductions. Companies..."
Things You Need to Know About Buying a Sofa
Learn about foam versus feathers, seat depth, springs, fabric and more for a couch that'll work for years to come
"you're just buying one for a temporary fix, it'll eventually get demoted from the living... before you buy. Quality sofas should feel solid and heavy. Flop around on one to test... doorways). Buy the best-quality sofa that you can afford. Your purchase will be amortized... than to buy a new one of comparable quality.... mistake of buying something you won't enjoy. Buy furniture you love AND will use! to... of the original fabric on that chair and it was recovered in the same original fabric..."
A Beginner's Mini Guide to Buying Antiques
Experience the thrill of the hunt without ignorance ruining the spoils, with this guide to antiquing for novice buyers
"about buying antiques or are a seasoned antique lover, jump in and join the discussion... We are buying antiques for a cabin we're building. Recent finds: 4 arts and crafts... would buy art, rugs and jewelry. Close to home, estate auctions is where fine pieces... place to buy antiques and vintage. In my experience its way cheaper than Craigslist... piece. I buy at the best price I can get it for and I don't think about its resale value..."
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Original Holiday Card
"see your original Christmas and Hanukkah card designs... piece of art in your mailbox. If you create a beautiful holiday card each year, we... Pretty Original for active shooters in a Family... Our locally famous dog, Molly Hatchet... artist and art teacher in San Diego. Each Christmas, I try to paint a card for my friends... wonderful art — including this drawing of a barn near Milpitas Calif. she sketched in..."
Decorate With Intention: To Buy or Not to Buy
"what you buy and why. Join us as we delve into 10 key questions that will help determine... tempted to buy that "darling, awesome, precious" whatever, I ask myself 2 questions: "Can... impulse buying habit. Life is so much easier when my surroundings are organized and... impulse buy. Great article, Laura! Great post! An excellent guide, Laura, thank you... ready to buy. Very insightful tips. I especially like your rule about making sure that..."
Love the One You're With: Honoring a Home's Original Charm
"people buy something so far outside their taste and/or comfort zone. Buy what you... someone kept original cabinets in a kitchen or the original pink fixtures and tile in a... Respect the original architecture, for goodness sakes! Great article. Thank you! :-) Lovely... anyone who buys it will just tear it down and start over, too. It does lead to a very... were all originally built between the mid-50s and early-60s, but even so, there's a..."
Houzz Tour: Original Charm and New Light in Seattle
"between the original features and the new construction. “Retaining the original character... It's art! awesome article. i used to live down the block from these folks and have... painted original built-ins. The owners were intent on retaining this original breakfast... celebrate original elements. Here Sara and Jeremy retained the original opening when... like the original built-in cabinets in this room, were painted white to blend in with..."
'Houses + Origins' Reveals an Architect's Process
"ses + Origins, published in July 2012 by Images Publishing, is the first monograph... Houses + Origins collects 10 projects — nine houses and one office building — three... people who buy architectural monographs are architects, but ones on residential architecture... Houses + Origins (Images Publishing, 2012) Tour WA Design projects:Berkeley Courtyard..."
5 Nurseries Full of Ingenuity and Originality
These clever rooms are full of comfort and fun for baby, whether your bundle of joy is a girl or boy
Guest Picks: Abstract Art to Colorize Kids' Rooms
"pieces of art. OK, maybe some flower-ish shapes and one heart, but that's about it. I... patterns and originality are more important to share with your kids than another print of... mount the art on colored art paper. It looks great, costs little and is easy for me... children's art. It makes so much more sense to buy something that can grow with them even... colorful art works and wouldn't reserve any of them just for a child's room. Art work..."