Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Feeling Blue

Posted on | July 2, 2012 | 11 Comments

I have yet to win anything at auction since I started bidding back in November. I bid on an antique Soumac carpet, 6’5″ x 4’5″ via absentee bidder at Pook & Pook’s July 29th auction. I lost. I bid $400–estimate was $200-$400–the rug went for $1659. Yikes, I have great taste!

It would have been perfect in my soon-to-be office/sitting room we’re renovating on the first floor of the house. I’m thinking of painting the walls Farrow & Ball’s Light Blue. The color feels soft and pretty against more masculine pieces like an antique rug and a chest of drawers. The hunt continues…

Have you had any good luck at auctions or flea markets lately?


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