August 4th, 2015
Many factors go into a large scale urban move: From selecting the right movers, establishing packing specs, acquiring certificates of insurance, booking the elevators, and coordination with building staff, fine arts movers, and charity organizations who may decide at the last minute they won’t be taking away your furniture donations after all! While juggling all that, another very important role of NouvelleView is the management of inherent stresses that come along with relocation. For most people, moving can be one of the most stressful periods in their life, and it can leave some relocating families at the brink of frustration. NouvelleView was founded so that our clients never end up in that situation!
NouvelleView’s lead consultants, Pamela Muller and Kris Buetti talk fondly about the bonds they develop with each client and firmly believe that what sets us apart is the trust we build and the attention to detail we give to each move. For us, safely packing away the fine china set is just as important as keeping all our clients in a positive and satisfied frame of mind. After all, it’s part of our company’s motto; your job is to relax and let the stress of the move fall upon us.
July 261th, 2015
7 Grace Ct, Water Mill, NY, 11976
Fri, July 31 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sat, August 1 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, August 2 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
May 18th, 2015
NOUVELLEVIEW ESTATE SALE
22 PHEASANT COVE COURT
FRI 5/22 1:00 - 5:00
SAT 5/23 10:00 - 5:00
SUN 5/24 10:00 - 3:00
TRADITIONAL UNIQUE FURNISHINGS, FRENCH FARM TABLE, AUTHENTIC CHERET POSTER, BOOK SHELVES, SLEEPER SOFA, TWIN & QN BEDS, KITCHEN, DESIGNER CLOTHES & HAND BAGS (ESCADA, PRADA, GUCCI), WROUGHT IRON & TEAK OUTDOOR, POTS, GRILL, SMALL CEDAR STORAGE SHED AND MORE!
March 23, 2015
We’re glad to be reporting another successful move orchestrated outside of our usual comfortable New York City confines—in fact our last job took NouvelleView all the way to the west coast! Our client, a Manhattanite for many, many years, rented out her lovely beachfront Malibu home and NouvelleView took up the task of organizing and moving all of her furniture back once the tenants moved out. First we arranged to have the furniture picked up, inventoried on content and condition, and then stored in a warehouse in California. During our retrieval of the inventoried items we tagged every piece in the warehouse according to to its next destination: Orange for Malibu, Yellow for the client’s sister, Green for storage. Our staff put in two full days of sorting to make sure the move was completed promptly and properly. Once the furniture was taken to the Malibu house, Nouvelleview restored the client’s home to exactly how it had been arranged before the tenants’ arrival—every dish in its proper cabinet, every accessory in its former place. We were delighted to see our client’s pleased reaction; it's always extremely satisfying for us to leave a job well done!
March 16th, 2015
NOUVELLEVIEW ESTATE SALE
55 TREES LN., SAGAPONACK
FRI 3/20 12:00 - 6:00
SAT 3/21 10:00 - 5:00
SUN 3/21 10:00 - 3:00
IMPECCABLE FINE & UNIQUE FURNISHINGS. FEATURED IN HOME DESIGN BOOK. AUTHENTIC FOLK ART & AMERICANA COLLECTIONS. MAJOLICA, McCOY, SOUTHERN FACE JUGS, QUILTS, PIQUE ASSIETTE URNS, MIRRORS AND TABLES. TRANSFERWARE, ORIGINAL ART. LIKE NEW WH QUILTED LEATHER MG KING BED & LG OTTOMAN. QN & TWIN BEDS. HIGH QUALITY TEAK.
FLAG LOT. PARKING IS LIMITED. DROP OFF AT DRIVEWAY RECOMMENDED.
NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE!
February 20th, 2015
Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and came to our Cedar Trail sale.
A special thank you to Chef Kevin of Clean Plates for taking the time out from shopping to provide some great nutritional tips to the NouvelleView staff!
January 28th, 2015
Nouvelle View Goes Back to School
Last December, Pamela Muller, co-founder of Nouvelle View, went back to school at Trail Blazers Academy, one of three Domus Kids Charter Schools located in Stamford and New Haven, Connecticut. Trail Blazers Academy (TBA) is dedicated to students who struggled in traditional school environments and who have largely been written off by the academic community as unwilling or unable to succeed. TBA’s motto that you never give up on a child has consistently proved naysayers wrong.
Although her school days are over, Pamela was delighted to heed the call to return to school to help Domus’ Chief Education Officer, Craig Baker, organize and streamline his office. Susanne Weil, her lifelong best friend, recruited her to volunteer for the job. Susanne of Susanne Weil Executive Coaching has been providing leadership development coaching to individuals and teams at TBA. Susanne says she is continually moved by the passion and enthusiasm the Domus team has for their students.
Susanne encouraged Craig to update and organize his office to reflect a professional presence. With his never-ending responsibilities as Chief Education Officer, there was little chance of his making this a priority. Ever resourceful as an Executive/Leadership Coach, Susanne called upon Pamela, an organizing guru to lend her expertise. Her many years as founding partner of Nouvelle View, a moving consultancy and organizing service, made Pamela perfect for the job.
Determined, focused and sometimes ruthless in her quest for transforming spaces into aesthetically pleasing and orderly environments, Pamela created a functional and businesslike office for Craig. Several teachers as well as the janitor stopped by to comment on the transformation.
Through the ingenuity and vision of Susanne, and the skills of NouvelleView, the world at Trail Blazers Academy was just a little bit better. Or, tidier.
December 12th, 2014
Scenes from today's move:
A client who we've been working with for years and years needed her Christmas ornaments retrieved from storage ASAP. It would've been nice to have had a ladder, but fortunately our crew isn't averse to a little climbing.
December 4th, 2014
Here's a look at a couple samples for the new ad we plan to debut this Spring! They're early drafts, but I look how they look so far!
November 18th, 2014
Today our Marketing Manager, Marlon Frisby, reflects on his experience trying to find a reliable donation service in Manhattan.
Who knew it could be so hard to make a donation?
A very thoughtful client of ours set aside a host of furniture that wouldn't be making the journey to the family's new apartment. NouvelleView's project consultant asked me to find a donation service that'd pick up the furniture (a bed frame, a couple dressers, a day bed, and other assorted small items) and that was when the real fun started. First I called the Salvation Army and Goodwill, but their donation pickup schedule was backed up for multiple weeks. Despite being in perfectly good condition, Housing Works decided that because the furniture wasn't part of a matching bedroom set they couldn't take it. Forced to get creative, I spent two days calling donation services across the city hoping one might be interested in the furniture. Most of the services I phoned came to the same conclusion as Housing Works: because the furniture wasn't part of a matching set they couldn't come for it.
Cue: frustration and annoyance.
Finally, I found who I thought would be our saviors with the City Opera Thrift Shop. After seeing photos of the furniture they confirmed that they would come pick it up at the preferred time for our client. On the designated day I set out to oversee and make sure the process went smoothly. The pick up crew arrived shortly after I did and while I set to work dismantling the bed, I left them to take down the rest of the items. Although, it turns out that even though I'd given them a full list of what needed to be donated, they came to pick and choose which items they wanted to take. After dismantling the bed I found that the donation crew decided they would only be taking the dresser and a couple chairs. They exited shortly after leaving me with an apartment full of furniture that still needed to be disposed of for our client!
Thankfully, with the help of the building staff, we were able to move items to the basement and drop the rest curbside.
Lesson of the day: It's impossible to make donations in New York so you're better off using junkers!
November 17th, 2014
Last week we completed a move for a lovely family moving from the Midtown East area to a great new place on the Upper East Side. Check out these sweet shots we snagged during the move. (Click the photo below to scroll through the gallery)
November 13th, 2014
Check out the next NouvelleView Estate Sale this weekend in Westhampton!
FINE DECORATIVE ARTS & TABLE TOP; FRENCH JASPE POTTERY & PITCHERS, RED WARE, ENAMELWARE, EARTHENWARE, NOEL JEFFREY & J. GRAY FURNISHINGS; ARTWORK; KAWAI EBONY BABY GRAND, KITCHEN & MUCH MORE!
MORE PICTURES TO COME ........LIVING ROOM; BEDROOM FURNISHINGS
* PARTIAL CONTENTS BUT CHOCK FULL!
October 16th, 2014
We've got another exciting NouvelleView Tag Sale coming up this weekend!
TIMELESS MINT SAGAPONACK HOME FURNISHINGS
RELAXED SOPHISTICATION MINT FURNISHINGS. DECORATED BY FAMED INTERIOR DESIGNER MARIETTE HIMES GOMEZ. ALL HIGH END INTERIORS....HOLLY HUNT, MECOX GARDENS....
INCLUDING KITCHEN, BEDROOMS, FAMILY ROOM, STUDY, TABLE TOP, ART
TEAK TABLE & CHAIRS, LOUNGE CHAIRS, OUTDOOR POTS AND MUCH MORE.....
October 9th, 2014
Today we have a guest post from NouvelleView's newest Project Assistant, Leanne Butkovic, documenting her very first onsite move:
Of life’s sureties, moving is the one most overlooked. Maybe it’s because no one wants to have to think about packing and relocating their life unless absolutely necessary, up to the last possible moment. In two years, I moved myself five times, twice a fifth of the way across the country within three weeks of each other. Why, then, would I want to subject myself to someone else’s loathsome move, a job most other people decline to help even their closest friends get done? I guess because I’m not most other people.
This was my first move for NouvelleView—a beautiful apartment located on the 70s streets in the Upper East Side was being vacated for a split move, some belongings to an apartment 12 blocks north with an incredible northern view of Manhattan in a mostly-windowed living room, and the rest to a house in West Hampton. Days cracked at9 a.m. I couldn’t have anticipated the flurry of directing eight packers and movers and firm directives of “PLEASE be careful with the breakables,” which made the circumstances all the more exhilarating.
Of course, there were a few minor hiccups along the way—what can life ever let happen flawlessly? But between the demeanors of Kris Buetti, who organized the entire move (a first for her, too!), and myself, the atmosphere kept cheery and overall positive. Moves are emotionally overwhelming life experiences. Your favorite paintings hung for 35 years and most comfortable lounging and thinking spot was disassembled in a matter of days and what remains are only memories associated with that apartment, arranged and lived in a certain way. Placemaking is no easy task, physically or emotionally, and as an outsider to the majority of the 8 million New Yorkers’ lives, I acknowledge that I am a dilettante, coming in to help haul your most precious memories away to a locale where many new memories will be made. The transition can be consuming. A new neighborhood—a new block—feels like a new life.
So why do I want to do more of that? Because if I can make the chore of moving, to take on a most personal stress and handle it with empathy and wit, less of a burden for at least a handful of people, I’ll think I’ve done a pretty good job.
September 25th, 2014
Another exciting NouvelleView estate sale is coming up this weekend in Southampton!
CLASSIC HISTORIC SOUTHAMPTON ESTATE DEMOLITION SALE
September 12th, 2014
Brand new estate sale starting today in Water Mill!
August 2nd, 2014
Here's a picture from our last move. Short Hills, NJ all the way to San Diego, California!
July 30th, 2014
One of the great things about Manhattan Mini Storage is that while we help our clients maintain their storage units we can also use the free wifi!
July 14th, 2014
Pamela Muller was recently interviewed about NouvelleView in the Real Estate section of the New York Times:
Would you rather just decamp entirely, swapping the sweltering city for frozen margaritas on the beach? NouvelleView will act as your proxy, for $180 an hour, managing everything from taking an inventory of your home, to creating a budget and interviewing moving companies.
“We oversee every aspect, from the initial strategic plan to seeing that every box is unpacked,” said Pamela Muller, a principal and an owner of NouvelleView, which charges $6,000 to $9,000 for an average-size job; its most lucrative client rang up $25,000 worth of services.
For the full article click here.
June 16, 2014
Today we'll be publishing a guest post from Heather Roberts of Handy Mobile Storage. Heather has tips for many different types of moving and storage issues, and today she'll be lending helpful instructions on how to move a spinet piano.
Spinet Piano Moving Tips
The act of moving a piano requires a great deal of planning and effort. Not only are the instruments extremely heavy, but they are also vulnerable to a number of issues with moving, such as impacts, scratches and so forth. Even the smallest of pianos, such as the spinet piano are susceptible to possible damage during a move. A piano can weigh more than 350 lbs, with their bigger cousins weighing much more, some are known to exceed 1000 lbs. As the interments are top heavy, it can make an efficient moving process difficult. The following steps will give you a better understanding of what you can do to transfer the piano with less trouble:
The spinet piano is the smallest of the piano family, most often seen in homes around the world. It was manufactured in the 1930s and produced in mass all the way to the end of the 1990s and is still made in smaller quantities today. They are pretty short compared to other pianos, with about 3 ft height and almost 5 ft length. Despite that small and compact size however, their weight is over 300 lbs, making its move a necessary team effort.
You should plan the route carefully before you execute your piano move. Make sure you have a clear path from the area where it is to your front door or the vehicle being used to move it. Use a tape measure to check the piano’s dimensions. You will need to ensure it can pass through every doorway around your home before you begin. If it has to be moved with a moving truck, then you will need to have the truck open and any of the moving ramps have to be deployed before you pick the piano up. If you are moving other items along with it, you should make sure you move the piano prior to moving lighter items. Make sure you have at least one person per hundred pounds of weight so you have enough manpower to keep things within a good safety margin.
You must prepare your piano before moving it. Lock down both the lid of the spinet and its keyboard lid, assuming it has one. Wrap it in nice, thick blankets or moving blankets and use some packing tape to secure them around it. This will protect the piano from scratches and impacts along the way.
The last step is actually moving the piano, which will be a relatively easy task if you handle it right. You should make sure you have everyone lifting at the same time, from under the piano in smaller and measured steps to where you need to go. Be careful about the distance you plan to carry the piano, as a long haul increases the chances of the instrument being dropped.
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June 10, 2014
We put up new frames in our main office. What do you think of the new arrangement? We're going for a very professional look!
May 23, 2014
Take a look at this story documenting a NouvelleView move. It will be going up on our website soon:
A client on the Upper West Side of Manhattan called NouvelleView a week before she was scheduled to move. She and her husband were downsizing from a family size apartment to a one bedroom. At the last minute, she was overwhelmed with all that needed to be done to prepare and execute a move. She had a demanding job with long hours and couldn’t balance the two. At the end of her rope, she called to see if we could help.
Although it was a tight time schedule, NouvelleView sprang into action. We made a site visit the very night of her call, assessed the situation and came up with a strategic plan to get the job done, on time and on budget. We called proven movers who quickly came by and gave estimates. And, because of our long-term relationships with them, were able to book a spot at very short notice.
Once the movers were scheduled, we prepared for packing, including labeling each item for its destination in the new home. We oversaw the packing and moving, making sure the proper specifications were met.
The only snag was a blizzard predicted the day of the move. Because of weather concerns, the movers were worried about being able to load and unload their trucks. Quickly, we made the executive decision to advise our client to take preemptive action. The movers took the bulk of the boxes and furniture over the night before while they had use of their truck - fortunately, the client was moving across the street. Due to our proactive measures, there was a minimum amount left to be moved, and we were able to get ahead of what could've been a disastrous situation!
As we feared, the day of the move New York was hit with a heavy snowstorm, but we were prepared. My assistant arrived to lend another helping hand and the movers moved the remaining furniture and boxes over to the new apartment by foot. Once that was done, we fully unpacked and put away each item that had been moved. As the client was downsizing, we consolidated and organized her things so that everything fit. When we left, every box was unpacked and disposed of and everything was in place.
The client was extremely happy NouvelleView helped her avoid what could've been a moving disaster!
April 28, 2014
Hi all! We're very excited about our ad placement in the new issue of New York Cottages and Gardens! Keep an eye out for the May 2014 issue.
April 15th, 2014
April 10th, 2014
Hi all! NouvelleView recently completed another large, complex job that we were very excited to receive. A high profile client asked us to move its office and studio from a townhouse in the Village to a two-floor office in the Meat Packing District. The move required extensive, detailed planning and coordinating from the team at NouvelleView. We started by organizing the move using two systems – color coding for all employees’ desks, files and records, and a number code to designate zones for furniture, office machinery etc. to be delivered. This saved tons of time during the move-in process. The movers, once they were filled in on our system, had many stairs to maneuver on both ends, and they were also forced to navigate their way through carpenters and electricians still busy finishing with the installation. It was a challenging, fun and successful project and all were very happy with the results. Our team, the movers, and the client were all great and we hope to have more jobs like this one in the future!
March 31st, 2014
A guest post from co-founder Pamela Muller:
Life Transitions and Mindfulness; A 7-Step Approach
The idea of being mindful becomes challenging in the best of times. It takes great effort to be present as well as conscious and aware of your feelings and what’s going on around you. You may be further challenged when you’re entering a transitional stage; either thinking about relocating or are actually moving. Both “Change in living condition” and “Change in residence” occupy significant places on the Holmes-Rahe Life Events Stress Scale. If you add to your final tally some of the reasons for a life transition (mortgage, change in financial status, retirement, marriage, death of a family member, marital separation, divorce) you are off the charts for being prone to health problems—and this includes good stressors (eu-stress vs. dis-stress).
Being present to your situation and allowing the time to process feelings is imperative and one way to do that is to stay mindful. Cultivating mindfulness will help you reach your new destination with clarity of mind and a chance to enjoy life again sooner rather than later.
Mindfulness takes practice. Some of the chores and drudgery of moving are perfect exercises for this kind of focusing.
1. Do one thing at a time.
Single-task, don't multi-task. When you're making a list, just make a list. When you're deciding what to take from the kitchen, just focus on the kitchen. When you're going through your closet, just go through your closet. Don't try to knock off a few tasks while phoning or texting. Zen proverb: "When walking, walk. When eating, eat.”
2. Do it slowly and deliberately.
Do one task at a time and practice not thinking ahead or rushing to the next challenge. Instead, take your time, and move slowly. Breathe. Make your actions deliberate, not rushed and random. This helps you focus and you will probably be more productive and make better decisions.
3. Do less.
Expand your timeline. If you plan to get less done, you can do those things slowly, completely, and with more concentration. If you realize you have filled your days (and nights) with an impossible list, think about expanding your move deadline and if you can’t do that, think about asking for help.
Around the beginning of last year’s holiday craziness, a wise person said to me, “Do less, be less, think less, buy less, expect less, eat less, drink less.” I had a great holiday season.
4. Give yourself space.
If you’re obsessing about how many electrical outlets are in the new kitchen and your mind gets going way too fast with way too many details, give yourself space. Let your thinking expand beyond your center of the universe and grow larger, putting your move into perspective. Also, put space between your “To Do” items. Some things will take longer than you think, other things won’t take as long.
5. Spend at least 7 minutes each day doing nothing.
It’s a fact that if we can re-focus our minds for 7 minutes, our nervous system gets recalibrated. Take advantage of all those yoga classes you went to and sit in meditation. Focus on your breath in and out. Take a walk and be with nature; spend time with your pet. Turn off all devices and be quiet.
6. Stay in the day.
This is also a skill to practice. “Be where your feet are” is a good reminder. When you find yourself anticipating packing, moving, what the new place will be like, try to gently bring your thoughts back to the moment. It’s exhausting to continually re-create future events (usually negatively).
7. Stick with your exercise and healthy eating.
If you have an exercise schedule, stick to it. Exercise releases the bad stress hormones and produces the good ones. You might go a little easier since every aspect of moving is exhausting, but keep up a routine. Same goes for your eating style; now is not the time to keep ordering in pizza because it’s easier. These days, salad and other healthier choices can be gotten without too much extra effort.
Pamela Muller, Co-Founder, NouvelleView, Stress-less moving. If you need a moving/relocation consultation, please call us (212) 876-6008. And, remember that we will be more than happy to walk side by side with you from your first thoughts about your lifestyle change to the actual move-in, ever reminding you and supporting you to be mindful and at peace.
March 21st, 2012
The last week at NouvelleView we've been gearing up for our big sale this weekend in Manhasset. We're expecting a good turn out, and you can find more details about the sale here. On sale are a complete dining room, a master bedroom set, a children's bedroom set, sectionals, tabletops, decorative arts, and more. We've also been back and forth managing a move for a small company out of lower Manhattan as well as handling two jobs in Rye Brook, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut!
March 14th, 2014
Take a look at some photos from our upcoming sale in Manhasset!
See our estate sales page for more details: http://estatesales.org/manhasset-ny-estate-sales/immpeccable-traditional-home-interiors-360446
March 7th, 2014
Here's a screengrab from our last job (aka. Pam's big move!)
February 28th, 2014
This week at NouvelleView we handled the moves of one of our own! Pamela moved from an apartment on the Upper East Side that she's had for thirty-five years to a new building a little further uptown. The other day I interviewed her for a larger project we're working on, but I managed to ask her what it's like to arrange your own move when you move people professionally:
"It was very funny because all my friends and family all wanted to help me move. Somehow or other in a way I was trying to say I didn't need help... so three weeks ago I packed everything up entirely. (Laughs) It's been pretty easy!"
No surprise to us, but it turns out moving is much simpler when you have lots of practice!
February 20th, 2014
Despite rampant snowstorms in the New York area, we have been able to pull off several successful sales this winter. Most recently NouvelleView held a tagsale in East Hampton which contained a number of designer furnishings (Ralph Lauren, Oly, Calypso, etc.). On sale were dining tables, armchairs, a Ralph Lauren Zebra Wood Table, an assortment of rugs, patio umbrellas, statuary, garden pots, and more. Almost all of the items were sold and we're very proud of the turnout. We're extremely glad our loyal followers were able to brave the winter storms to come shop with us!
February 3rd, 2014
Here's an article about NouvelleView that appeared in the December 2010 issue of Quest Magazine.
January 23rd, 2014
Check out our feature in December issue of Gotham Magazine!
January 14th, 2014
Happy New Year all! Check out these new commercials we shot recently! They'll give you a snapshot view of what we aim to accomplish at NouvelleView!
December 3rd, 2013
Welcome to the brand new NouvelleView blog! We'll be bringing you updates on all the news going on within our company as well as letting you know about future sales and giving you an in depth look into some of our jobs.
Here are some pictures from a relocation we did a couple weeks ago in Greenwich, Connecticut. Our client sold their house and was on the move to Florida.