Posts Tagged: Antiques


I was thrilled to participate in this fun interview with Sotheby’s Home. Working at Sotheby’s straight out of college was the best experience I could have ever wished for as a young creative. Not only did I work with some of the most fascinating people in the art and design world, but I was also exposed to the best of the best.  Cataloging works of art alongside the design experts, working on condition reports, arranging the sales and pre-sale exhibitions was the best training in the world. Thank you Sotheby’s Home for letting me share my design philosophy and favorite finds below…

Capture Cathy’s technicolor design sense with her personally selected pieces from Sotheby’s Home.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 25 – Cathy Austin, Danielle Rollins, Billy Ceglia, Amanda Reynal and Jenny Brown attend The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show Opening Night Preview Gala on October 25th 2017 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA (Photo – Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography)

There is nothing I love more than an antiques show. Gone are the days of booth after booth of brown furniture. Today’s shows provide the catalyst for vendors and designers to showcase their creative brilliance and highlight the very best they have to offer including everything one can imagine. I was delighted to attend the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Opening Gala last week. In honor of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, the theme was FLOWER POWER: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design. Interior designer Suzanne Tucker chaired the brilliant show and Paris fashion designer Andrew Gn joined as honorary chair for the prestigious event that benefits Enterprise for Youth, a nonprofit organization supporting underprivileged students through educational programs.



Calling all Charlotte Design Addicts!  Circa Interiors is having an EPIC warehouse sale this weekend and has invited some other designers (myself included!) to participate. You will not want to miss out on the treasure hunt discovering everything from antiques and upholstery to art, accessories and lighting. There are over 1500 items that will be discounted 60-90% off of the retail pricing.

SNEAK PREVIEW for the design trade starting at 9 AM tomorrow morning!


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I recently had the pleasure to be interviewed by James Swan for his Million Dollar Decorating podcast. Any design aficionado needs to subscribe to his podcast where James entertains,educates and inspires his listeners to live a more beautiful life. He eloquently dishes on design details with the likes of interior designers from Robert Couturier and Mary Douglas Drysdale to Barry Dixon and Miles Redd.

As the first podcast devoted to the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living James features interviews with the world’s leading designers, decorators, architects and artisans. Life-style leaders engage in unguarded conversation, reveal behind-the-scenes sources of inspiration and share stories that inspire and motivate homemakers around the world to make their home more beautiful.

James Swan is an award-winning interior designer and author. He has spent the past 18 years, crafting classically influenced interiors for homes, restaurants, hotels and retail stores. His work has been featured in House & Garden, House Beautiful, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribune and his book “101 Things I Hate About Your House” won the 2011 American Bookseller’s Award.

During the first 8 weeks the podcast consistently landed in the spot 10 Spots on ITunes New & Noteworthy list in the Arts category and in the Top 100 across all categories (and 300,000 titles) on ITunes and the numbers continue to grow every day.

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