Monday, January 30, 2012

Busacca Gallery

Busacca Gallery offers consignment support programs to select artists and antique galleries. Their job is to assess their clients' marketing needs and deliver a highly effective Internet strategy, including a custom-tailored solution to generate ongoing profits with a low cost of participation. Their client Internet solutions are conceived at Busacca Gallery, an elegant display space located in San Francisco's affluent Russian Hill.

It is the best place on the Web to buy and sell art between $500 and $10,000. And it’s free; no posting fees, subscriptions or advertising costs. It is a beautiful, carefully edited, gallery-like site that makes money on the margin between the minimum bid and the gallery price of an object. The works range from exquisite antiques to masterpieces from living artists. BusaccaGallery.com is the perfect solution to the problem artists and art owners face when they think about selling their pieces: do they set up their own site and go through all the pain and costs involved, or get lost in the crowds at other posting sites and Internet auctions that charge to participate? Who’s to say their art or Victorian onyx chess set won’t wind up next to someone’s Hello Kitty lunch box? The investor appeal of BusaccaGallery.com goes beyond its importance as the only free, consignment art gallery on the web. The mid-range vision of the business is as an information seller based on the data collected in the course of art postings and sales. That’s where the big money is.



With more than 25 years in the art business, Mark Busacca has built an exceptionally sophisticated infrastructure and proven web art business system - in short, a profitable website and search engine for high-quality visual art transactions. http://busaccagallery.com/

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Million Dollar Baby


Million Dollar Kitchen

More than $300,000 was spent on the custom-designed saltwater aquariums, one of which doubles as a bar.



The kitchen includes a separate seating area designed for enjoying the Florida sunrise.



This Florida kitchen features dramatic vaulted ceilings and custom wood cabinetry. The countertops alone cost more than $150,000.



This state-of-the-art game room features an impressive array of electronic games, TV monitors and other pleasing distractions.



This one-of-a-kind space, with custom build glass floors, is even more impressive when lit at night.




When space for more game stations ran out, the dining room became a game room annex.



This garage houses both vintage classic autos and modern sports exotics. It also comes with its own car wash.
To see more rooms in this house click on the title. Personally, I felt it was toooooooo much money spent and all but a few rooms feel cluttered  !!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Carolina Cottage Tour

Instead of facing the street, the front of this house looks out onto a canal. Taking a cue from West Indies architecture, a second-story porch juts out over the first story. Drought-resistant plants like crape myrtles, boxwoods, and palms decorate the facade. See an overview of the whole house: Watch the Video

Instead of facing the street, the front of this house looks out onto a canal. Taking a cue from West Indies architecture, a second-story porch juts out over the first story. Drought-resistant plants like crape myrtles, boxwoods, and palms decorate the facade.

Watch a video of the the entire home  Watch the Video 
Typically indoor elements such as draperies, an Oriental rug, and throw pillows make this outdoor space feel like a traditional entryway.

Typically indoor elements such as draperies, an Oriental rug, and throw pillows make this outdoor space feel like a traditional entryway.

Two large sliding doors separate the den from the rest of the house, and can easily become an extension of the living room, or a private space for reading or napping. A natural fiber rug and an ikat window shade add interest and texture to the room. Take a look at all of the secrets of the cozy den: Watch the Video

Den

Two large sliding doors separate the den from the rest of the house, and can easily become an extension of the living room, or a private space for reading or napping. A natural fiber rug and an ikat window shade add interest and texture to the room.

White linen upholstered furniture pops against the all-eggplant den (Like the color? It’s Jamaican Java by Lord and Evans). Pops of bright yellow seen in the artwork accent the space.

Den Details

White linen upholstered furniture pops against the all-eggplant den (Like the color? It’s Jamaican Java by Lord and Evans). Pops of bright yellow seen in the artwork accent the space.
What was once a closet, this space was transformed into a chic nap nook with a built-in twin bed, swing-arm wall sconces, and sumptuous fabrics and throw pillows.

Den Sleeping Nook

What was once a closet, this space was transformed into a chic nap nook with a built-in twin bed, swing-arm wall sconces, and sumptuous fabrics and throw pillows.

Putting walls between the dining room, living room, and kitchen would have completely closed off the heart of the house. Leaving the space open lets light, people, and conversation flow from one room to the next.

Great Room

Putting walls between the dining room, living room, and kitchen would have completely closed off the heart of the house. Leaving the space open lets light, people, and conversation flow from one room to the next.
Furniture and a statement-making rug create a comfortable family room in this wide, open space. Flea market and vintage finds such as the rattan chair and coffee table combined with newer elements, such as the upholstered sofa and throw pillows keep the room from being too sterile or dated. Get an in depth look at the living room: Watch the Video

Family Room

Furniture and a statement-making rug create a comfortable family room in this wide, open space. Flea market and vintage finds, such as the rattan chair and coffee table, combined with newer elements, such as the upholstered sofa and throw pillows, keep the room from being too sterile or dated.
It’s all about the mix in the dining room. Designer Angie Hranowsky paired sculptural wire chairs with comfortable slipcovered chairs, which scoot up to a handmade, rustic table juxtaposed with a sleek, mod sideboard. Artist Molly B. Right created the striking artwork completely out of bottle caps. Take a closer look at the dining room’s details: Watch the Video

Dining Room

It’s all about mixing in the dining room. Designer Angie Hranowsky paired sculptural wire chairs with comfortable slip-covered chairs, which scoot up to a handmade, rustic table juxtaposed with a sleek, mod sideboard. Artist Molly B. Right created the striking artwork completely out of bottle caps.

An entire wall covered in handmade Italian tile (Nottingham Honeycomb ceramic tile in Veil by Ann Sacks), transforms the kitchen’s back wall into a textured mosaic. Open shelving allows the fabulous tile to be the center of attention in this clean kitchen. Instead, storage is found in the island, on the right side of the kitchen, and in the butler’s pantry toward the back of the room. See the kitchen’s designer style ideas: Watch the Video

Kitchen

An entire wall covered in handmade Italian tile (Nottingham Honeycomb ceramic tile in Veil by Ann Sacks), transforms the kitchen’s back wall into a textured mosaic. Open shelving allows the fabulous tile to be the center of attention in this clean kitchen. Instead, storage is found in the island, on the right side of the kitchen, and in the butler’s pantry toward the back of the room.

Two completely separate outdoor spaces are created on this patio—a small dining space, and an outdoor living room. Teak furniture with bright white cushions stands out against a grid made by planting grass between pavers. Raised plant beds on the left side of the courtyard lend a sculptural quality to planting and doubles as extra seating. Tour the courtyard and all of the home’s exteriors: Watch the Video

Courtyard

Two completely separate outdoor spaces are created on this patio—a small dining space, and an outdoor living room. Teak furniture with bright white cushions stands out against a grid made by planting grass between pavers. Raised plant beds on the left side of the courtyard lend a sculptural quality to planting and doubles as extra seating.
It’s all about the mix in the master bedroom. Silk bed linens are dressed down with a vintage rattan headboard, and dark brown lamps provide contrast to light blue bedding. Take a closer look into the master suite: Watch the Video

Master Bedroom

It’s all about the mix in the master bedroom. Silk bed linens are dressed down with a vintage rattan headboard, and dark brown lamps provide contrast to light blue bedding.

An Old Florida palm frond print is applied to the bed linens, the headboard, and to the window treatments, giving the airy room a cozy feel. A longer bedspread that kisses the floor minus a bed skirt adds a chic ‘50s touch. See all of the guest bedroom details: Watch the Video http://www.coastalliving.com/homes/idea-houses/idea-cottage-guest-bedroom-00400000055811/

Guest Bedroom

An Old Florida palm frond print is applied to the bed linens, the headboard, and to the window treatments, giving the airy room a cozy feel. A longer bedspread that kisses the floor minus a bed skirt adds a chic 1950s touch.

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