Antiques dealer Charlsie Shine first encountered her current home by chance, stopping by to buy a vintage mirror from the then-owners, and subsequently falling in love with the place. About a year later, when the 1980s townhouse finally came back on the market, Shine jumped at the opportunity to own it for herself, and subsequently outfit it with her signature flamboyant style. "Painting and tweaking added my personality to the space," says Shine of the newly glamorous space. "My philosophy is, 'Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.' So being minimalist is not an option for me."
Along with a few practical renovations, the massive redecoration project involved re-doing just about every room in the 2,354-square-foot, two-bedroom pad in vibrant shades. The crimson living room and Tiffany blue sitting room, for example, are accented with black and gold Chinese screens, rustic antler sconces, a small fleet of porcelain dragons, and sculptures scored from garage scales—all of which make perfectly eccentric sense together, despite their wildly varying timeline. Prettiest of all just might be a fairytale-esque, antique nickel bed with red linens in Shines bedroom, though. "I buy things that I love and somehow make them work together," says the collector of her home. "I rarely measure for size or consider the practical." See the rest of the place, this way.
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