Art for Athletes and Those Who Love Them

You probably know at least one sports enthusiast or one guy who just has everything….well here is something he probably doesn’t have …..his favorite player in fine art….action portraits on canvas…..by an internationally collected artist.


Tom Brady 30 x 40

     

or maybe something even more special – handpainted footballs, basketballs, baseballs, helmets, team jersey’s and more.   Personal, original and reasonably priced.  The perfect gift. 🙂

Call 203-246-5397 for more details or to order.

Start With the Art

     

       

New homeowner?  Congratulations!  Now that the search process and closing are finally over, it is time to have some real fun – transforming your new space into an exciting living environment.

Every new space has a fresh energy and inspires new creativity. Depending on whether you are down-sizing or up-sizing, you will likely want to curate or add to your existing inventory to fit the new space.    If you already have an art collection, wonderful!  You can use it as the starting point and inspiration for all other design elements.  If not, it is time to start one!

Before you indulge in expensive wall, window, floor treatments and furnishings (none of which have lasting value)  consider investing in art.    Two to three pieces is all you need.  A personal art collection defines your style and sets your home apart from all the others.   Furniture, accessories, fabrics and window treatments can be seen anywhere.  An art collection is unique to you.  And even better, it never goes out of style.  Well selected art endures for generations and may even appreciate in value.

As an art and real estate professional and former interior designer, I have seen the transformation of homes from all perspectives.    The home staging business has exploded in recent years.  Why?  Because homes are far more appealing to buyers when they look fresh and current.  A home that looks “dated” (the dreaded “D” word in real estate) will linger on the market and often sell at a price that reflects the lack of appeal.    Staging a home requires changing, adding and removing furniture, window treatments, etc. , but never art.

Avoid the pitfalls of the constantly changing home fashion industry. Start with art.  Your personal art collection will always be the highlight that makes all your interior spaces personal and original. And isn’t that the point.

For more on buying Art:  CherryStreetArt.com

For more on Real Estate:  LizTardifRealEstate.com

 

 

Local Market Snapshot – June 2, 2017

(Numbers include single family homes and condominiums.
This information changes slightly every day.)

Norwalk:
Number of homes for sale  = 539
Number of homes with accepted offers from buyers = 131 (24%)
Asking prices range from $94,000 to $11,400,000

Fairfield:
Number of homes for sale – 658
Number of homes with accepted offers from buyers = 116 (18%)
Asking prices range from $185,000 to $7,750,000

Westport:
Number of homes for sale = 421
Number of homes with accepted offers from buyers = 35 (8%)
Asking prices range from $215,564 to $28,000,000