Friday, February 24, 2017

Inside a rustic and perfectly curated home in Buckhead!

This beautiful Buckhead house is designed by Eleanor Roper for her longtime friends, the owners of a home furnishings and accessories boutique. The homeowner, Debbie Weitz has a few pieces she wanted to incorporate into the design and a clear vision for the space. With Debbie's classic but clean, restrained but relaxed aesthetic in mind, the house is transformed into a rustic and perfectly curated abode. Let's check out the results!

Photo credit: Emily Followill

This gorgeous home is definitely a treasure trove of eclectic finds. By integrating weathered, beat up, rough-hewn and pieces with age, this home feels warm, collected and lived-in. There's so much charm and character in every room no matter where you look. The effortless layering and curated approach with a modern twist is truly admirable and inspirational. Are you a fan of this rustic and collected look as well? Your thoughts?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Favorite room of the week!

Love this stunning entryway from a 1930s Georgian-style house in Locust Valley, New York. Designed by Christopher Maya, I like how the designer thoughtfully incorporates a timeless and beautiful scenic wallpaper to accentuate the grand staircase. The addition of wainscoting along the staircase draws your eye to the gorgeous curves of the staircase. The brass and gold elements in this room provide an air of classic elegance meanwhile the brown stair runner installation creates warmth and a polished look. The flooring has a simple yet delightful design, a perfect complement to the statement wallpaper and dramatic staircase. I am captivated by this fresh, timeless and breathtaking space, what about you? Are you attracted to this inviting foyer as well?

Photo credit: Christian Harder

Why Luxury Condos Are Better Than Luxury Mansions!

If you want your home to be beautiful, chic and stylish then you first need to lay focus on the canvas which type are you going to be using, or in this case, which kind of luxury pad you will decide upon. But which is the best kind of luxury pad for you to create beautiful and artistic decor? A luxury condo or a luxury mansion. For us there is simply no choice and we would pick the luxury condo all day long, at least from a style point of view and here are just a few reasons why.

Size Is Not Everything

Nine times from ten, a luxury condo will give you far less space than a mansion and in our opinion this is actually a benefit in the style stakes. If you had a luxury mansion with say 10-bedrooms, then you are probably looking at a house with around 18-20 rooms altogether. The effort, money and work that goes in to creating something beautiful in each of these rooms would be incredible. In your efforts to create identities and concepts for each of these rooms, you could end up losing quality and actually diluting the overall style of the house. With a luxury condo it is far easier to create a conceptual style which runs throughout the property thanks to less, yet more creative space. 

Location, Location, Location

Such are the nature of mansions, they are often built out of town, in large and spacious locations, this is fine if you are looking to live out your years in peace or are happy to be relatively disconnected from the buzz of the city center, but that just isn’t us. Luxury condos are usually designed in the most beautiful spots of the city or town that they are built in. If you were to look for luxury condos for sale in Miami then you can bet your bottom dollar that they are in the heart of the city or at the water’s edge. Having the city on your doorstep is a far more favorable option for us than jumping in the car each time we want to get into town. 

Stronger Profits

Over the last 5 years, luxury condos have seen a huge leap in sales in the US, far more so than mansions and as such, the cost is continuing to rise. As cities reach their limits they are building up rather than out and now is a great time to buy a luxury condo if you want to see some yield in the future. Luxury condos are also far easier to rent out that mansions if you were looking to use the condo as a property rather than a home.

As with all decisions such as these, it comes down to personal choice and which property works best for you and your lifestyle. From a style perspective at least, we believe that the only choice between these two luxury properties, is the luxury condo.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cool designers alert- Julie Dodson and Patty Henriquez!

Introducing award-winning Houston-based designers, Julie Dodson and Patty Henriques. Recognized for their sophisticated mix of Hollywood glam and refined transitional design, their work always look elegant and gorgeous. Let's check out their amazing portfolio below!

The designer: Julie Dodson
The assistant designer: Patty Henriquez

I absolutely love their beautiful work! Their updated approach on classical style feels so effortlessly chic and refreshing, don't you think? There is also a sense of feminine charm, elegance and timelessness in all their interiors. I am truly inspired by their wonderful design aesthetics. Do you enjoy their glamour chic style as much as I do? Please let me know your thoughts below!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

A fresh and chic Tribeca apartment!

This beautiful New York apartment is designed by mother-daughter design team, Lauren and Suzanne McGrath for a young family. Incorporating a variety of pattern and timeless furnishings, this Tribeca home is transformed into a fresh and chic abode. Let's take a tour of this fabulous home, shall we?

Photo credit: Read McKendree

It's hard not to fall in love with this airy and cheerful loft. Filled with floral patterns, pretty furniture and feminine touches, this home exudes a sense of vibrancy and sophistication. The gorgeous bedrooms are particularly my favorites. Are you drawn to this stunning Manhattan apartment as much as I do?