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Elizabeth’s new column for HouseBeautiful.com, Our Girl on the Ground, where she highlights some of her favorite finds and offers tips for successful hunting in the markets.

How to Decide What Vintage Furniture Is Salvageable—and What to Pass Up

February 2, 2021

Antique shops and flea markets offer a vast array of items—furniture, lighting, accessories. Sometimes it is difficult to spot the treasures among the junk. Some of what is offered belongs to the “You’ve Got to be Kidding” category and many other items are not exactly ready for prime time! But if you look closely, some of those pieces that appear to be junk at first glance can be easily transformed into gems. I find this particularly true with vintage upholstery pieces. Before you walk by what may be a hidden treasure, ask yourself, “can this be saved?” Read More…

Why This Designer Is Obsessed With Willy Guhl Hourglass Planters

December 21, 2020

Whether it’s a full garden, lush patio, or even just a collection of indoor houseplants, gardening, greenery, and plants of all kinds have never enjoyed more popularity. So, now seems as good a time as ever to go down the rabbit hole of one of the best-designed planters of all time, which comes courtesy of Swiss furniture designer Willy Guhl. Read More…

Why an Interior Designer Loves Using Crystals

June 25, 2020

I love looking for interesting crystal fragments in my travels as they are wonderful decorative accessories. Besides being unique and beautiful, they reflect the current movement towards natural and sustainable design. But, while crystals might be having a serious moment right now, they’re far from a new trend: They have been around for centuries—and will last a lifetime. Read More…

Can’t Have Pets? This Animal Decor Is What Your Home Needs

April 27, 2020

Live in a building that doesn’t allow pets? Wish your house could be a menagerie but have a family member who’s allergic? Well, you’re in luck. It seems that animals are popping up everywhere in home decor. Not only in fabrics and wallpapers, but full-sized, in three-dimensional living color! Read More…