Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Bilhuber’


Saturday, March 2, 2013

 How time flies when you blog!


It seems like yesterday when we started working together, driving around town looking at real estate for sale, throwing opinions and thoughts around on everything from shutter construction to gravel driveways and the proper stone wall. We are “wanna be” architects, fabric designers and antique dealers. Looking for the perfect house for a customer, or working with a seller is more than the transaction for us.  It’s the love of all things that go along with owning a home.

So we thought it would be a great idea to start a dialogue – a blog – to throw around and share all the ideas and thoughts we pick up out on the trail. Talking about the houses we love and the details we see that make a house someone’s home, both inside and out.

Here are some of the exciting things that happened at Real in Darien this year:

We averaged 2.5 blogs a week!!!

We ventured into Rowayton as an extension of the Darien market.

We added our consignment page for the love of great secondhand finds.

We realized quickly we live in a community filled with dynamic and extremely talented neighbors and friends. We call them our Local Lusts.

We hosted our first trunk show, featuring Sister Parish, at 593 Hollow Tree Ridge Road.

We met Miles Redd and Jeffrey Bilhuber… highlights of our year!

We have grand goals and big ideas for our second year, including more great content and exciting deals on the horizon. We also have big news to announce….stay tuned!

We are passionate about what we LOVE and we hope our blogs reflect that. Thank you for your support, your “likes” and subscriptions, and your constant encouragement. We have made a few mistakes along the way but are not afraid to to learn from them.  More importantly, we will not let a few critics stop us from trying something new.  We are grateful to our firm, Kelly Associates, for their support and abitlity to see the big picture in this business. We are on this ride for the long haul….enjoying every minute!

-Kim & Abigail




The Way Home

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Since most of Darien is out of town this week, I took advantage of my extra time and went down to Greenwich where the Historical Society hosted a fantastic luncheon and lecture featuring Jeffrey Bilhuber.  Jeffrey Bilhuber, the very celebrated decorator, is my rock star.  Some people like the Stones, I will stick with Jeffrey Bilhuber.  I can promise you, this “rock concert” did not disappoint.

Reflections on American Beauty.

He was there to talk about The Way Home, his latest book.  In a very theatrical presentation, Jeffrey Bilhuber talked about his experiences with clients, and how together they create homes that define who they are, and where they have come from.  Since I like to think that I am helping my customers find the house they will make their home, this afternoon was the perfect way to supplement the journey I have with my customers.

Abigail Moore with Jeffrey Bilhuber.

As it turns out, not only can he pull a room together with color and trim,  he can speak to a room full of people as if  he knows everyone personally.  He is an excellent speaker. He never uses the same word twice, never stalls on his thoughts, and is genuinely excited about his projects.   He had us all dreaming of our own decorating experiences and we all came away with a “new best friend”.  I am guessing he came away with a few new clients.

Highlights from The Way Home.


Answering questions at lunch.

Beautiful tables by Juliska and Bilhuber.

Bilhuber and the winner of the grand raffle prize - 3 hours of consultation with him!