Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A STEAMY AFFAIR


The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details


About two weeks ago I flew to New York to help my niece and her husband decorate, design, and make their new third floor walk up apartment  in the East Village chic, hip, and cheerful.  All the while a heat wave settled on the city like nobodies business. Picture it, subways and cabs to Brooklyn, walking, walking, and more walking  ( remember I live in L.A.),  SUV's delivery services (only to the front door), furniture cleaned in the street, rugs, dishes, lamps, mirrors, furniture and you name it taken up three flights of stairs. All of this in three days in a heat wave, well, Uncle Kevin almost died.
  I will show the results of the apartment soon enough, what I really wanted to share with you is that I met Stan Williams the writer and creator of the book The Find. Stan is elegant and funny and giving and most of all he has the most wonderful blog called the The Elegant Thrifter, it's smart, fun, and a treasure hunter's dream. Check out this link and see what Stan has to say about our meeting.
The Find: New Connections

10 comments:

Pam said...

It sounds exciting...designing your niece's apartment and meeting Mr. Stan Williams. :) I'm going to go check out his blog now. Pam @ Sallygoodin P.S. Can't wait to see your big reveal! Yeah!

Mlle Paradis said...

Your niece is pretty lucky! And my hubby is totally with you on all that walking. He was not happy either in the Paris heat with all that traipsing.

So cool that you met Stan!

The Elegant Thrifter said...

Aw...you are too kind! I can't wait to see your niece's apartment first-hand. Stan

Jessica Davis said...

Hi Kevin - thanks for turning me onto The Elegant Thrifter. I can't wait to see how your niece's apt turned out.

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

stan is the reason i found your blog.....i knew if he said you were cool, it was true indeed. and now your blog is on my must-read list! love it! xoxo

Linda Starr said...

What a nice trip and can't wait to see what you did in the heat wave out East. I'm off to learn more about Stan and Elegant Thrifting which is right up my alley.

Kimmy said...

Hello Kevin,
You are such a kind uncle, I needed you when I was moving! :-)
Your niece knew who to phone-you have such an eye for detail and all things aesthetically pleasing.
How lovely of you Kevin to fly to N.Y. in this hellish heat, you are a true gentleman.
Have yourself a lovely evening, cheers.

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

I can't wait to see the apartment
(The city is even warmer and more humid now.....)

An Urban Cottage said...

I just saw your collection of doll heads in the glass front cabinet. It's wonderfully macabre assemblage which I think is difficult to pull off. I love it!

Ann said...

Oh my! I feel your pain! Did the same thing for my daughter a couple of years ago-5th floor walk-up East Village! I still consider it one of the hottest weeks of my life! There was no point even taking a shower! So gross. But I love her and she was very grateful, as your neice obviously is! Nice work!