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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Tis the Season! (Part 1: Cribs)

 Wow- it really is Spring! TWO pairs of our close friends were blessed with new babies Monday, despite the fact that they were due at opposite ends of the month. What are the odds? In celebration of little Benjamin and … Continue reading

Featured Architect: Ross Chapin and the “Wee” Home

For several years, I’ve been following the work of Ross Chapin Architects, out of Washington state. They specialize in very small to moderately sized cottage-style homes (one might call them “wee”) that may be compact, but are big on charm. … Continue reading

Master Bath: Before & After

Like our Little Carriage House that Could on Regent Street, our new house needed a complete renovation. It had good bones (well, it’s a little arthritic here and there- the floors are pretty crooked) but needed a ton of cosmetic … Continue reading

Dream House: Yankee Barn Homes

Last year, after we sold the house on Regent Street without any real plan as to where we were going to go, we looked at several options. One of them was to build on a lot my parents own out … Continue reading

Torso Lingerie Studio- Saratoga

Our immediate shop neighbor, Deborah Curcio, has created a beautifully edited lingerie store that strives to make the lingerie shopping experience a special and comfortable experience for women and men alike. Obviously, with Torso’s feminine, French boudoir aesthetic, it is … Continue reading

New Exhibition: “Contemplating the Land” by Catherine Minnery

I am so excited about our new exhibition at Silverwood- “Contemplating the Land”,  paintings and large charcoal drawings by Catherine Wagner Minnery. The featured work, landscapes and “airscapes” focusing on water features and clouds, are both dynamic and serene, capturing … Continue reading

Wallpaper Whimsy

I love that people are getting so clever with wallpaper design. I have always been a huge fan of Cole & Son’s “Woods” wallpaper, which has been around for a while now (6 rolls of it have been sitting in … Continue reading

C’est La Vie

We are not just here to toot our own design horn, so to speak, whether it be at home or at work. We  also like to recommend other local businesses, designers, and homeowners that we feel contribute something unique to … Continue reading

Bix’s First Nursery

As I’ve mentioned, our first home was the little carriage house on Regent St. It’s my husband and my first real home together and the first place we brought our son, Bixby, home to. Today I thought I’d share some pictures … Continue reading