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Archive for July, 2012

Theater Night

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 10:18 AM
Thursday, July 19, 2012

My parents have a theater night each week. This last week they had a scheduling conflict, so they offered their tickets to me. The play was a murder mystery “whodunit” in the same vein as Agatha Christy novels.

The acting was superb, as was the set design. I don’t know what kind of budget they’re working with at that theater, but from where I was sitting it looked like they had genuine antiques on stage. I think I even spotted some Tiffany lighting!

Storage Wars

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 11:10 AM
Thursday, July 5, 2012

Have you ever watched the show Storage Wars? Along with Deadliest Catch it’s one of my father’s favorite shows. Last time I was visiting with my parents, my father put the show on after dinner. The premise of the show is that business owners bid on unpaid storage lockers. They bidders only have a few minutes to peer into the lockers without going inside, and then they have to decide rather quickly if they want to pony up.

On the particular episode I watched with my dad I spotted what looked like a Tiffany lamp in one of the lockers. One of the show’s protagonists noticed it too. He correctly stated that even if it was Tiffany style rather than authentic, it would still be worth a hefty chunk of change.

Merging Households

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 10:14 AM
Thursday, July 5, 2012

As an interior designer, I often find myself merging households. For younger newlyweds it’s a bit easier because they haven’t had as much time to collect objects for the home. Couples who marry later in life often come to the table with two full households.

My last couple had completely opposite tastes. He liked clean contemporary lines while she was a collector of antiques. I melded the two styles together through the use of neutral wall colors and clean lines on the bookshelves on which she could display her antiques, including a set of gorgeous Tiffany lamps.

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