Monday, June 7, 2010

Midtown Chic




OK, I said a while back I was going to start posting stories and stuff related to my writing. Have I done it? No, not at all. Sooooo, better late than never, right?

I write these weekly features for The Commercial Appeal called My New Home, and although it's not always easy to find willing and able homebuyers every single week to profile....

(If anybody reading this knows anybody who's bought a Memphis-area home in the past 12 months and might want to be featured, please post a comment or send me a facebook message!)

....I love writing these stories. One, just about every buyer has an interesting story lurking under the surface, and two, poking around people's houses and getting a peek into their lives is so much fun. Last week, I wrote about a really nifty, quirky Midtown condo. The owner collects, well, pretty much EVERYTHING, but instead of looking junky, his place looks what I would call "curated." It doesn't hurt that he's the visual manager for the East Memphis Macy's store. He knows what he's doing. At any rate, here's a link to the story:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/jun/06/vintage-midtown/

And here's one of the pics that ran with it. This is his master bedroom, and the main items to note are the afghan folded over the end of the bed (its significance is mentioned in the story) and the original art on every wall. A lot to learn here for anybody who calls him/herself a collector.






3 comments:

Davitr0n said...

Nice article. I love the guys home. I think that is a similar style to what my wife and I are trying to do with our home. I love the mix of modern and vintage, and the fact that everything from the throw, to the night stands to the branch of hanging on the wall are interesting to me. Good stuff!

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Hi Stacey. I can't find your e-mail anywhere. Would you mind getting in touch with me? I want to respond to the comments you left on my blog.
Cheers!
virginnovelist@gmail.com

Bonnie Bird said...

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