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Blog :: 03-2015

Sign of the Times

Anyone who has ever needed to balance work and pleasure, knows that the best way to do it is through your hobbies. Take up a new sport, learn to paint, go fishing, buy 10-foot-tall sign from the old Yankee Stadium. What?

Ok, the last one was a little on the odd side. Unless of course, you're Hall of Famer, Reggie Jackson. Jackson purchased the letters back in 2008 along with his old locker room, and a few rows from the bleachers where he placed three consecutive  home runs in the 1977 World Series (which he won with the Yankees).

But wait! There's more! Jackson is putting the letters up for sale through Sotheby's. (We're working around the clock to get the letters displayed in one of the Barrett SIR storefronts).

The letters will be sold for an estimated $300,000-$600,000, which is great news for those of us who have both, half a million dollars to spend, and 1400 square feet of wall space to kill.

The auction takes place April 1st at 8 pm. Hmmm just imagine what a piece of Fenway would fetch . . .

Highlighting the Unexpected

Much of the trending home decor I see leans toward simple lines and spare palettes. Using large areas of neutral tones accented with punches of strong color and pattern. Another trend seems to be highlighting unexpected elements and the use of strong color for ceiling paints. I love this unexpected color for the intricate moulding.

Take a look at these examples of prominently colored ceilings: