Estate Sales & Auction Blog


Opposites Attract! Three Ways You Can Create an Inspired Room.

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 08.10.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Opposites attract - creating inspired design

Pulling together a fresh & fashionable room using different furniture styles, textures, patterns, & colors can be daunting. Long gone are the days of relying on an entire suite of "matchy-matchy" furniture sets to design a room. "Eclectic" reigns supreme. Here are three easy tips on creating inspired spaces....

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Solve Your Design "Blahs" with Pillows

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 08.03.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Vintage Chair pops with patterned pillow

It would be nice if we could switch out our sofas and lounge chairs as soon as boredom sets in or our design styles change. Although some people are able to change their decor regularly, most of us have to stick with what we have. So how do you tszuj your existing design with ease and affordability?

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Idyllic Westchester Estate Conceals Veritable Mad-Men Era Time Capsule

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 07.03.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Pair of Dore bronze crystal mounted wall sconces

What is now considered a quiet, idyllic grand estate overlooking the rolling hills of the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York was once a hot-bed of post-war era soirées with guests drinking martinis in the library of a stately stone and pillar colonial revival owned by renowned “renaissance man,” Arthur Judson. The contents of this estate...

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Simple & Timeless Pieces Fill a Home

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 06.15.18 | BRG Staff

BRG is pleased to have the opportunity to sell numerous unique items in our various auctions and from our luxury consignment showroom. Over the years, we have seen a multitude of unique items come and go. As you know, we love seeing the estate pieces we have sold in their new environments and showcasing BRG finds shared by our loyal customers. Fortunately, long-time BRGer, Jeff, shared some images...

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Elvis is in the House! (BRG's Auction House, that is.)

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 06.01.18 | ADMIN
Spectacular Elvis Collection for auction

The fact that the "Elvis Generation" may be getting older in no way diminishes the memories and collectibility of authentic Elvis items of interest -- something that is not being lost on the folks bidding in BRG's Spectacular Elvis Collection. So when we say, "Elvis is in the House!" (albeit the auction house), we say it with gusto.

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Helping Dad Downsize

Estates 101 | PUBLISHED 06.01.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Helping Dad Downsize

Most of us dread the day when we need to help dad (or mom) downsize his home. Perhaps home is “just too much” for him to care for anymore. Whatever the circumstance, you want to help your parents make the transition from one home to another, with as little disruption as possible.

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Become a Savvy Vintage Shopper

Tips & Tricks | PUBLISHED 04.06.18 | Jennifer Ventresca

We love it when new and veteran shoppers visit our showroom. Whatever their reason, we are ready to assist in any way we can. It's in that spirit that we thought it might be helpful to provide some tips and suggestions on getting the most out of your BRG shopping experience.

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Abandoned & Sealed Off Greenwich Estate Conceals Treasure

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 02.20.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Claes Oldenburg Profile Airflow Limited Edition

What happens when an eccentric retiree completely abandons her home to the elements and lives out her remaining years in a luxury hotel, completely disconnected from her home? Eventually the home becomes overrun by the elements....

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Estate Sales & Consignments for the 21st Century

Estates 101 | PUBLISHED 02.01.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Online estate sales and online estate auctions

Estate sales “junkies” are amazingly dedicated to the art of seeking treasures. Yes, we’re calling it an art -- defined as something that is created with imagination and skill. While estate sale buyers are not necessarily creating anything, they approach estate sales with great imagination and skill. With the spring estate sale season about to launch....

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Calling All Coin Collectors

BRG Happenings | PUBLISHED 02.01.18 | Jennifer Ventresca
Call for consignments, coins

For coin connoisseurs, there is something fascinating about the design, the weight, the feel of coins in their hands. Whether it’s the overall mint or the types of metals used, collectors love the hunt for special pieces to add to their collections. Do you have a collection or rare coin (or two) ...?

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