Tag: Design

Art & Design Auction


Art & Design is a mix of styles that reflects how we live today. Rustic & refined. Classic & contemporary. Old & new. The Stair Galleries‘ Art & Design sales blend these juxtapositions to create interesting combinations of furniture, fine art and objects that are affordable and easy to live with. Mid-century chairs around a rustic farm table, or an oversized black and white photograph over a beautifully upholstered sofa speak to today’s design trends and offer easy up-styling for any room. The Art & Design catalogue is laid out in groupings that mix-and-match styles, colors and materials to create room vignettes that hopefully will provide inspiration for a quick room-makeover or a future redecorating project.

Friday, January 25, 2019: 6:00 pm

Stair Galleries
549 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534


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Behind the Scenes Winter Tour at Thomas Cole House

https-%2f%2fcdn-evbuc-com%2fimages%2f26612284%2f3243390915%2f1%2foriginalWhile we are all eagerly looking forward to spring, there are still two more winter tours scheduled at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. These tours, give visitors a sneak preview into the behind-the-scenes installation of the Parlors Project, which integrates a meticulous historic restoration with interactive technology to bring to life the two main parlors of Thomas Cole’s home.

The project will reveal the only known interiors designed by Thomas Cole, the founder of the first American art movement, the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The interiors include recently discovered original decorative painted borders by Cole himself and reveal another facet of Cole’s artistic vision that was previously lost to history.


Sunday, March 12: 1:00pm & 3:30pm
Sunday, April 9: 1:00pm & 3:30pm

Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Meet on the porch of the Main House.

General Admission: $10
Tickets are for a specific date and time. Changes must be made in advance. No changes or cancellations may be made on the day of your visit.
To purchase tickets online, Click Here and select the date/time you want to visit.

For more about the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, visit the site at thomascole.org.


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Say Goodbye to Ugly Betty with a Look at Some of the Stylish Sets

This week marked the end of the TV series, Ugly Betty, with the final episode airing on Wednesday (April 14, 2010). I’m really going to miss this show and not just because of the amazing cast portraying some of the most original, creative and hilarious characters to ever appear on tv. I’m also going to miss the beautiful, over-the-top, and inspiring sets! Take a look at some of the different sets frequently used.

Up first is the hallway at Mode Magazine. This set was in every episode and the items on the shelfs lining the walls changed just about every week. In this past Wednesday’s finale, the shelfs were packed with detailed figures that I’m guessing represented real people involved with the show.

The hallway at Mode Magazine

Up next is a shot of one of the offices. Most of the offices went through frequent looks and changed season to season.

Daniel Meade’s Office

The same office from a different season.

Daniel Meade’s desk

Finally, my favorite set was always Wilhelmina Slater’s apartment. As someone who has lived in NYC (the show’s location) I can’t even imagine what the rent would be on an apartment of this size.

Wilhelmina Slater’s dining room (not that “Willy” ever ate)
Wilhelmina Slater’s Livingroom

Thank you to Creating Spaces for the above images. You can see more pictures of the Ugly Betty sets at Creative Spaces by clicking here.

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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.


My Country Home: Dining Area

I have an obsession with rearranging rooms. In an effort to chronicle and hopefully curb this obsession, I’m going to post pics of my rooms after every shuffle.

Here is how the dining area of the kitchen currently looks:

Close up shot

The chandelier is from Ikea but the shades are from Crate & Barrel and costs way, way more than the chandelier itself. The three items on the buffet are all from Pier 1 but purchased at different times over the span of several years. The vase was a gift from a friend who had no idea that it would perfectly match the other items. The buffet and table base are from a great antique shop in Hudson, NY.