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Everything But The House is the most addictive online auction site that will keep design aficionados clicking like crazy—and they’re making a big splash in Atlanta in April.


“La Festa di Costume” by American artist Emily B. Waite (New England, 1887-1980), oil on canvas and signed by the artist 

Contemporary crystal prism chandelier, manufactured by Welles


Vintage sterling silver, garnet, emerald and citrine bracelet


Pair of 1950s chairs from the Los Angeles estate of Marilyn Monroe, with plaque noting purchase from Paramount Studios 

Everything But The House (that’s EBTH to those in the know) has been lauded as one of the best kept secrets in the design industry: If you’re looking for anything from a Matisse to Susan Lucci’s eveningwear to a Herend bunny, this online auctioneer can satisfy. Good news for Atlantans: EBTH will be making its presence fully known with with all sorts of activities that help you get acquainted with the design resource you didn’t realize you were missing. Think drop-off days, events in conjunction with ADAC, a tastemaker dinnerand more. Venture online for a full rundown of the season’s events, and read on to find three ways EBTH might work for you.  

For Industry Insiders
“Designers love EBTH because they can shop directly from individuals and collectors without having to go through a dealer or middleman,” says Jacquie Denny, founder and chief development officer. “It’s a great resource for designers to discover unique vintage items and antiques for their clients’ homes. Items are authenticated and accurately described, cataloged and photographed, so there is no compromise in quality assurance. On the seller side, EBTH gives designers an outlet to sell their excess inventory in a curated sale with the bonus of telling their personal stories to the over 3 million unique EBTH visitors.”

For Downsizers
“EBTH’s mission is to alleviate the tension families experience during times of transition by providing hands-on support in our concierge-style service model. We provide photography, cataloging, marketing and project management services. Our white-glove service also takes care of shipping and handling, so sellers never have to lift a finger. Because the sales are all done online, sellers tend to see a three- to five-time increase in sales compared to those of a typical estate sale,” explains Denny.

For Casual Browsers
“It’s set up for the novice,” Denny advises. “You can shop boutiques if you’re looking for a more curated experience and want to view editors’ picks. You can view the most popular items or sort by price. If you’re looking for something specific, you can use the search feature and save keywords to be notified when an item matching your query is listed. Or you can shop by location and view sales in your area, and save on shipping by opting for local pickup. But, best of all, every single item on EBTH starts at a dollar, and there’s never a reserve. Every bidder has equal access and opportunity to win!” Her insider tip: “Sometimes you’ll find the best bargains on the last page. Users also have instant access to our archives; that way you know what the market value is on items that you’re shopping.”