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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


New Design Project: California Dreamin’

We are working on a renovation with a client who has a home near the beach just south of LA. The project is pretty massive in scope, but we are starting with the kitchen, which is tiny in comparison. However, … Continue reading

Interior Design Services Offered by Silverwood

We’ve been getting more and more requests and inquiries regarding design services, so we’ve finally created a more formal and streamlined menu of services, including our great “Express” in-home design consultation, which offers a great, budget-friendly way to get a … Continue reading

We are feeling the love!

Looking for the perfect something..something for your Valentine? We are feeling the love these days and want to share it with you! Now through Valentine’s Day get 25% off the entire store (*some exclusions apply). Use code: LOVE2017 for online … Continue reading

Winter Clutter… meet, Storage Solutions.

It’s that time again… the post- holiday gift “hang-over”/ indoor-time clutter explosion. We feel like we’re busting at the seams! Once again, I longingly peruse furniture catalogs and Pinterest for ideas on how to hide it all, find the perfect, … Continue reading

Silverwood Bolton Summer Preview

Even though the weather is deceiving, summer will be soon upon us. Memorial Day weekend is just weeks away (our official Bolton re-open date), but we will be doing a little pre-season opening tomorrow, Saturday May 7th, form 11-4. We … Continue reading

If these walls could talk… (I think they just did.)

Found: Cool old Saratoga Race Track sign. Where: In the wall (!!!). As we were doing a little sheetrock work, we found this cool, old sign buried in the lathe and plaster walls at Carriage House Lane. It’s filthy, but … Continue reading

Spring has sprung at Silverwood!

This year, spring has sprung earlier than the calendar dictates. At Silverwood, we are more than happy to embrace this happy coming with open arms. We have tables full of new merchandise to harken in the warmer weather- here’s a … Continue reading

CHL-The Kitchen Gets Started

Budget and timing are big factors at this point in the game. Phase one of the Carriage House Lane renovation needs to be “quick and dirty”. Make the place livable and get Char in as soon as possible, so she … Continue reading

A few of our favorite things: Halloween

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner! Since we are just a week away, we’re featuring our favorite Fall items that stretch from Halloween and beyond. Our pumpkins and candles are perfect for your Thanksgiving decor … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: One of the best backyards in town.

For this year’s Home and Garden issue of Simply Saratoga, Mark Hogan and Rob Saba invited me into their little in-town oasis, otherwise known as their (epic) backyard. This is by far one of the most gorgeous residential outdoor spaces … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: Timber Frame Stunner

I am so excited about this month’s Simply Saratoga issue. For this issue, my friends, Ed and Nicole, let me shoot their gorgeous new home just outside of Saratoga. Not only did they design a super cool house but Ed … Continue reading

Score! Cute equestrian sheets from Land of Nod.

I was just doing a little online retail therapy (pretty much the only kind I get these days) and I happened upon this darling sheet set at Land of Nod. I don’t have a 6 year-old daughter that worships horsies, … Continue reading

Hot Tubbin’ and it Feels So Good…

Ok, winter… you got us! Unkle! Unkle! This winter, like the last, has been one for the books, in terms of temperatures. I feel like we don’t even reference the “Polar Vortex” anymore because it’s just become the status quo. … Continue reading

An Equestrian Christmas

There is something innately “Christmasy” about English-style equestrian things. The red jackets worn for the hunt, the traditional black velvet helmets, the shiny gold and silver of the tack, trophies, and horns… I mean, just picture pretty much anything Ralph … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Quick Picks from Silverwood

Obviously Thanksgiving is the ultimate entertainer’s holiday- the entire holiday revolves around food, drink, family, and friends (and maybe some football). What’s not to like? Whether you are the “home team” or away this Thanksgiving, here are a few items … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: Christmas at the Farm

  The old “Dee Farm”, now the Bischoff family’s home, will be featured in the holiday issue of Simply Saratoga. This one is not to be missed- the home is straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting, with its blazing … Continue reading

Classic Country

After Char had the pleasure of visiting this charming store in East Chatham, NY, she insisted that we take the new baby on his first road trip for a second visit as soon as possible… Everett was three weeks old. … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: Dream Cottage on Park Place

I’m back from an unofficial hiatus… because it was summer, we re-opened Silverwood in a new Bolton Landing location, I am hugely pregnant, and, well, I’ve had a lot on my plate. So, sorry for the lack of posts these … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: The House at Schuyler Pond

For the May/ June issue of Simply Saratoga we featured Amanda Crames stunning gardens and grounds. If you’ve been in her store, Schuyler Pond, then you know what a unique aesthetic she favors and how natural she is at creating … Continue reading

Score! My $25 Craigslist Dresser

Yup. I found this beaut on Craigslist… and I lived to tell the tale, too! I tend to be skeptical of Craigslist, fearful of scams and getting murdered, but this experience was totally serendipitous. The dresser was in Saratoga, EXACTLY … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: The Yard We All Wish We Had

I am super excited about my next feature in Simply Saratoga magazine. A local designer and shop owner has opened her doors (and back yard) to us and her home is a dream! For the Spring Home and Garden issue, … Continue reading

What a Catch! 263 Daniels Road

This stately home on bucolic Daniels Road (right near the Saratoga Polo Fields) has so much potential! It faces forest and pasture and is surrounded by woods and a stream on almost 5.5 beautiful acres. The rooms are enormous and … Continue reading

Score! (I heart G. Willikers.)

We wanted to get my three year-old something fun, that would stand out under the tree when he woke up on Christmas morning, but that wasn’t a plastic monstrosity. I found this adorable wooden garage on a popular children’s furniture … Continue reading

DIY Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Wow. It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is still a week away. I’ve been so bombarded by Christmas already, in our store (we have to keep up…) and others, I feel like Thanksgiving should be well behind us by now. … Continue reading

The Casino Conversation has Begun!

If you are as concerned as to what Vegas-style gaming will do to our prosperous and quaint downtown as I am, there is now an organized movement under way and the dialogue has really begun! As I mentioned in a … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Table Round-Up!

As the days become more frigid, our cravings for warm, hearty food increase and our instincts to nest, in preparation for the long winter ahead, make this time of year one of the most fun times to decorate the home. … Continue reading

Foxy Ladies!

 It seems that this is indeed the Fall of the fox. In home decor, fashion, viral videos (we’ll get to  that, if you don’t know what I mean), the sly fox is king of the animal world (de-throning last Fall’s … Continue reading

What a Catch! Gentleman’s Farm in the Country

This sweet little horse farm on 2+ acres is just minutes from downtown Saratoga on bucolic Southard Rd. Disclaimer- I haven’t seen it in person- but from the pictures (and the price, $299,000), this place seems like quite the country … Continue reading

The 2013 Showcase of Homes

This three weekend event, put on by The Saratoga Builders Association every year for the past 18 years, is one of the best “house touring” events in the area. The showcase opens newly built homes and condos by local builders, … Continue reading

What a Catch! 162 Clinton Street

If you are currently looking for a home in downtown Saratoga, I am sorry. There is just not a whole lot available for sale right now! A lot of summer rentals, of course, but it is slim pickins’ if you … Continue reading

Blog on Blog: Design Sponge

 One of my favorite blogs, Design Sponge, has asked a fellow local blogger to guest- write one of their City Guides for our fair city… we’re in the big leagues now, people! To check out this nicely written, very comprehensive … Continue reading

TRASK Art Show & Sale 2013: Preserving Saratoga Springs through Art

Next Thursday is the 2nd TRASK Art Show & Sale, benefitting the restoration of the Spencer Trask Memorial. If that doesn’t ring a bell, you might know our city’s iconic Spirit of Life sculpture, which is the centerpiece of the … Continue reading

What a Catch! 10 Ritchie Place

What a cutie patootie! Built in 1926, this historic cottage on Ritchie Place is just one block to the East Side Rec and about a 15 minute walk to Broadway. The house needs some updates, but it looks tidy and … Continue reading

Score! (wire Smith & Hawken outdoor baskets)

It’s no secret that I love Target. I shop there at least once a week, I have a Target card (5% off every purchase, people!), and I even own stock in Target (it helps me justify my habit… at least … Continue reading

Sneak Peek for my next Simply Saratoga Article!

Very graciously, Amy and David Strauss have let us into their stunning home on Fifth Avenue in downtown Saratoga. Built in 1902, this house is quintessential Saratoga, with porches to DIE for and original butler’s pantries galore inside. The couple … Continue reading

What a Catch: House with a Pool on Fifth Avenue

  This newer home on very desirable Fifth Avenue (in Saratoga) is super cute. Boasting 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a huge bonus space above the garage, and a modern floor plan, including an attached garage and mudroom (two features … Continue reading

Because it was clean… Presenting our living room!

 Lately, I rarely post pictures of my own house. This is mostly because: a. I own a home accessories store and I am constantly staging and merchandizing there, so my own home gets neglected because that is the last thing … Continue reading

Drive by Shooting: Caroline Street

This is my Moby Dick. And yes, coincidentally, it is white. This gorgeous Italianate beauty on Caroline Street has the most beautiful bones, but sits vacant. The decay is already apparent, but I am truly hoping someone will save this … Continue reading

What a Catch: Charming Eastside Cottage

This cute- as- a- button two bedroom bungalow on the Eastside of Saratoga is listed for less than $300k and won’t last long. It’s also an easy walk to town and the track, has a gorgeous back yard (that bush is … Continue reading

New Feature: What a Catch!

We are starting a new category/ feature called “What a Catch!”, where we pick homes in the area that are for sale that we are particularly drawn to, whether it’s because it’s especially cute, a great deal, or any sort … Continue reading

Building a brave New World Home

I discovered the amazing pre-fab home manufacturer, New World Home, when I was doing some of my continuing ed for my real estate license, last year. The course was on “green building” and it was a video course, so it … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: Simply Saratoga Magazine Article

I am so excited to announce that Simply Saratoga magazine has asked me to adapt my blog for a new series of articles for the magazine! For my first article, one our favorite Silverwood artists, Jennifer Lanne, so graciously let … Continue reading

Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show 2013

This year we decided to get a booth to promote Silverwood at the Saratoga Rotary’s Home and Lifestyle show at the City Center. It is actually my first time attending the show (Mom’s been before) and now I know what a … Continue reading

‘Tis the Season: To Glide or not to Glide

It seems that most of my friends seem to get jiggy with it when the weather starts to turn chilly in early fall, because once again I have a handful of friends who are expecting this spring and early summer. … Continue reading

Mamatoga Magazine Nursery Makeover

Robin Dalton and I were at it again! Last time we tackled her playroom for $500 or less, and now, with a new baby in the Dalton brood, it was time for a new $500 project-  Baby Ali’s nursery! It … Continue reading

Ode to a Leading Lady- The Adelphi Hotel

As many Saratogians know, the Adelphi just had a HUGE sale, selling off its old (and not-so-old) furniture, tchotchkes, and even old tv’s, as it prepares to undergo what is sure to be a colossal makeover. The lines reached Starbucks … Continue reading

Big Red- Part 2 (Interior)

Well, the Big Red Barn has sold. It had a good run- perhaps the best times when we used it for big barn parties, like to celebrate my engagement to Josh, before it was renovated. There was plenty of heartache … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

 As many of our readers know, my mom and I are in the retail business, which makes November and December basically a non-stop blur of business and rushing about (although, I think it feels that way to everyone, doesn’t it?). … Continue reading

Hooked on Houses Featured My Kitchen!

I’m so excited that one of my favorite blogs, Hooked on Houses, chose our kitchen as one of their new posts featuring reader’s kitchens! Thanks for including me, Julia!! If you haven’t checked out this blog yet, you must! Hooked … Continue reading

Big Red- Part 1 (Exterior)

As some of you may know, my mom and my step-dad have been renovating a beautiful, HUGE (it was nearly 12,000 square feet at one point), old carriage house near North Broadway. As of this August, it was finally completed, … Continue reading

Save me! It’s not too late…

A letter to the owner of this adorable little cottage on Marion Place (who will not be named): Dear Sir: Please save me! It’s not too late, but it might be soon if nothing is done to stop the moss … Continue reading

A shed by any other name…

Ahh, little buildings. Guest cottages, playhouses, pool cabanas, potting sheds, and conservatories… all things I love, all things that tend to be miniature versions, in one way or another, of the houses they belong too. Like babies and children, aren’t … Continue reading

The Barn on Fish Point

 We’re back in a Carriage House! We’ve rented our house in Saratoga for the track season and we’ve moved up to a family place on Lake George, fittingly called The Barn by our family (after all, “carriage house” might be … Continue reading

Blistering Brimfield

Woowee! Summer is here with a vengeance! Sorry it’s been a while since my last post- between a wedding in Colorado and getting our house and store ready for Track I have been flat out. My mom was not exaggerating … Continue reading

Drive by Shooting: 24 George Street

The carriage house at 24 George Street is definitely in my top 5 for Best Saratoga Carriage Houses. It doesn’t “have potential”, it is DONE. Three bedrooms, an attached garage… it’s big and it’s beautiful. I don’t know much more … Continue reading

Shopper’s Field Trip: Hudson

If you haven’t made a trip down the Valley to Hudson, you should put it on your “to go” list. It’s an odd little town- the main drag (Warren Street) has a treasure trove of galleries, eateries, and home design … Continue reading

‘Tis the Season (Part 2: Storage for Toy/ Book Madness)

Nurseries and play rooms (or just any room where the kids tend to play) can quickly become disaster zones where the toys and books rule. Before I had kids, I always told myself that my house would never become dominated … Continue reading

Featured Artist: Heather Kranz and Her “Dynamic Nature”

 If you haven’t been by to see our current art exhibition at Silverwood, “Dynamic Nature”, you should definitely make a trip before June 10th. On view is recent works by painter Heather Kranz, who until not so long ago, worked … Continue reading

Drive by Shooting: Nelson Ave and Tipton Lane

Let’s just call this one “an open letter to the homeowners”… I think (and this is just a greedy suggestion on my part) that the homeowners at 2 Fifth Avenue should consider subdividing this carriage house off their property… so … Continue reading