Design & Style | March 17,2021
Collected Perspectives: ft. Krista Robertson @kristarobertso
Krista Robertson -- Collected Perspectives: AuctionNinja Guest Curator

In this week's edition of our guest curator series, popular lifestyle blogger and AuctionNinja customer Krista Robertson (@kristarobertso) shares some of her favorite AuctionNinja finds of the week. 

Check out Krista's picks and read more about her personal style, deal-finding tips and more. Be sure to follow her on Instagram and check out her blog, Covering Bases.

Krista's Picks of the Week: 

 

 

1. Vintage Tennis Raquets Wood

2. English Regency Inlaid Mahogany Bowfront Chest of Drawers

3. Drexel Shield Back Chairs

4. Vintage Queen Anne Upholstered Armchair with Decorative Carving

5. Pair of Gold Gilt Tassel Design Buffet Lamps with White Pleated Shade

6. Pottery Barn Malabar Collection Pair of Rattan Armchairs with Ottoman

7. Pair Green Marble and Brass Book Ends - Golf Motif

8. Cherry Marble Topped Plant Stand

9. Floral Rug 5' 5.5" X 8' 10"

 

Here are some other great selections (not pictured):

Gold Gilt Wall Mirror

Small Antiqued Mirror Top Side Table with Gilded Base

Henkel Harris Mahogany Chest of Drawers

Exquisite Antique Inlaid Dresser

Set of 6 Custom Upholstered Mahogany Shield-Back Chairs

Stark Carpet - Blue Greek Key

 

 

 

Q&A With Krista

 

AN: How would you describe your taste/style?
KR: Modern traditional (if there is such a thing!). I love mixing dark woods with light and bright colors to balance each other out. Lots of blue, white and gold. All of the best things that were from my grandmothers' era updated for a fresh 2021 look.

AN: What got you interested in secondhand, vintage and antique items?
KR: The love for it started when we bought our house in Connecticut. We're in a colonial-style home and listening to what the home wanted/needed lead me to look for more pre-loved items. Plus, the price and the quality for secondhand, vintage, and antique items were far superior to what is available in stores today so it was a no-brainer.

AN: What are the one or two things that you always find yourself bidding on?
KR: love chairs. I don't know why or where I can even put them now but there are so many great chairs out there from dinner to seating to lounge -- the options for shape, color, texture and vibe are endless.

AN: What's your favorite AuctionNinja purchase?
KR: I just recently snagged this amazing brass chandelier for our dining room at a great price and I am so so so excited to hang it up.

AN: What's your absolute favorite item ever purchased through an estate sale or online auction?
KR: I found this vintage chest from the early 1800's that is in perfect condition (passed down in their family) and I now have it in my office. It's so beautiful I get excited every time I look at it.

AN: Any tips or advice for AuctionNinja newbies?
KR: Check often for new items and make sure to follow specific items you're interested in and set reminders for when they close. I can't tell you how many times I've missed out because I forgot about the closing time for an auction.

 

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More about Krista

Krista is a life and style blogger newly living in Fairfield County, CT. With a love of new and old, blue and white, and style and comfort, she is in the process of transitioning to suburban life from New York City with her husband and one-eyed cat. 

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