In this weeks' edition, Molly Blankenship (@notallbeige) a NYC-based design consultant and AuctionNinja customer, shares her favorite finds of the week.
Originally from South Carolina, she credits her Southern upbringing for appreciation of antiques and decor. After over a decade in the corporate world, she launched Not All Beige to showcase her findings from around the world. She works closely with designers and homeowners to source decorative objects, art, mirrors, and antiques to create a unique space.
We had an opportunity to chat with Molly about her personal style, her favorite AuctionNinja finds and any advice she had for fellow bidders.AN: How would you describe your taste/style?
MB: Traditional, calm, neutral, cozyAN: What one or two items do you have a hard time NOT bidding on?
MB: Art. That saying about art "Buy what you love, and you'll find a place for it" rings very true for me. I always tend to have pieces on the floor waiting for their spot on the wall.AN: What's your favorite AuctionNinja purchase?
MB: Bar accessories. I purchased an entire vintage bar set that I absolutely love!AN: What's your absolute favorite item ever purchased through an estate sale or online auction?
MB: A 1936 Swedish landscape painting. It was love at first sight!AN: Any tips or advice for AuctionNinja newbies?
MB: Get shipping quotes up front, ask the auction contact for details about the piece, and know the terms and conditions before bidding!
Great advice! And now, for Molly's picks of the week:
Other Top Picks Not To Be Missed:
More about Molly
Molly lives on the Upper East Side with her husband, two daughters, and French Bulldog. Her most appreciated luxuries are a vodka martini and freshly pressed bed linens.
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