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Architect and Designer Penny Drue Baird Shows Off The New French Interior

Dec 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  1 Comment

Penny Drue Baird, owner of Dessins, LLC, creates design for the individual. "For young people, let’s do this cool, young, free, fresh look, and for older people, let’s get rid of this junk that we’ve been accumulating throughout our lives and let’s get it cleaner," says Baird, author of The New French Interior, which was released by Random House in September 2011.... Read More

The Revolutionary Design Vision of Warren Sheets

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Warren Sheets is an awards-winning architectural and interior designer whose creative processes move in multiple areas. One of his most significant projects to date combines many of the exterior architectural features and all of the interior designs of The Grand Del Mar Resort in Del Mar, California. As a corollary to this project, he also designed its award-winning restaurant, Addison, and the Villas — wholly owned and fractional residences — at the Grand del Mar.... Read More

Blanc 5 Infinity Spa | Portable Therapeutic Home Spa

Nov 2, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Blanc 5 Infinity Spa is a self-contained portable unit that is virtually maintenance free and literally bubbling with luxuriating potential. This splashy spa contains three seats, two loungers, and delivers a soothing hydro-massage fluidly with 30 power-flow jets and 14 miniature power-flow jets.... Read More

Should You Hire an Interior Designer?

Oct 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  9 Comments

What is the value of hiring an interior designer?... Read More

From Tennis Player to Architect & Interior Designer, Gideon Mendelson Entertains

Oct 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

Self-described "regular guy," Gideon Mendelson seemed destined to become an interior designer. His grandfather was an architect, his grandmother an artist, and his mother had her own interior design firm. He grew up surrounded by blueprints and fabric samples and remembers doodling on paper-covered tables when sitting in restaurants with his family.... Read More

An Inside Look at Designer Showhouses with NYC Designer Scott Sanders

Oct 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

This is an excerpt from an interview with Scott Sanders about his recent project.... Read More

Outdoor Hammocks by Seora Change the Look of Relaxation

Oct 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Hammocks conjure up images of soft ocean breezes and swaying palm trees. Then comes the struggle to get in and out and suddenly the knotted netting that comprise most hammocks make them a lot less romantic and a lot more of a hassle. Seora hammocks take away the difficulty and leave only the comfort, whether you're lounging poolside or in a secluded spot in the backyard.... Read More

Gun Cabinet by Viscount David Linley Priced at $46,000

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Viscount David Linley, the bespoke cabinet maker who's a nephew of the Queen of England, has unveiled a gun cabinet for discerning collectors priced at about $46,000.... Read More

Meditate in Any Environment You Choose with Alberto Frias Pod Beds

Sep 20, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

A personal desire for a place of meditation akin to being at the beach watching and listening to ocean waves is why Alberto Frias, created his eclectic Transport Perceptual Pod Bed. It also was used as his master’s thesis project at the University of Mexico, where he received a master’s degree in architecture in 2003.... Read More

Round Coffee Table from Baltus Fit for a King

Sep 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

When the home décor arena gets too square, Baltus Collection takes a page from Camelot with round pieces and tables.... Read More

Interior Designer D'Aquino Monaco on Current Global Luxury Market Trends

Sep 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  1 Comment

Carl D’Aquino of D’Aquino Monaco, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm based in New York City, says that “luxury market preferences are interesting right now. I am seeing completely contemporary work that is extremely transitional at the same time. Our clients want modern, clean, bold, glamorous interiors. Our current projects take us to London and the Caribbean, and we find our clients are requesting similar styles though we execute them uniquely.”... Read More

Stand-Up Desks Make Workstations Ergonomically Friendly

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Sitting for extended periods of time is simply unhealthful. With more people becoming aware of this fact, standing workstations are growing in popularity. Many frequent users of computers are opting to take a stand in pursuit of an ergonomic solution that minimizes that daily grind that sitting for too long can cause.... Read More

Savoir Beds | The Worlds Most Perfect Sleeping System

Sep 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

Have you ever wondered what royalty, or even Hollywood royalty, sleeps on? What soft materials go into the fluffy clouds that they rest their heads on? Apparently the answer is Savoir Beds, an elite bed company dating back over a century.... Read More

Interior Designer Faith Sheridan Brightens Up a Seattle Penthouse

Sep 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  3 Comments

Visions of the Seattle gray and gloom inspired Faith Sheridan’s interior design clients to infuse color into their part-time residence. Sheridan’s first meeting with the couple was brief.... Read More

The Divine Chair Brings Recycled Art Home

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Divine Chair embodies all the elements of a high-end lifestyle in this age: art, design, and sustainable living. Designer Kitty McBride takes vintage chairs and gives them a whole new life using beautiful, unexpected fabrics. While eco-friendly designs have gotten a bad rap for being dull and dreary earth tones, McBride turns the stereotype around by using bold fabrics and pops of color to make old furniture sparkle.... Read More

Pirate-Inspired Interior Design of Screenwriter's California Home

Aug 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  1 Comment

Los Angeles interior designer Ernie Roth remembers a jaw-dropping moment when driving to a high-profile, award-winning screenwriter's home one morning. As he approached his client's home on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, he saw a pirate ship used in one of the Johnny Depp films anchored below. Roth's experience creating over 1,100 commercials and being the production designer on a feature film did not diminish his awe of the spectacle.... Read More

Chicago-based Artist Launches Online Art Store: M by Matthew Lew

Aug 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Painter, photographer and mixed media artist Matthew Lew has brought his art gallery online with the launch of his new online shop, M by Matthew Lew. ... Read More

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Grills Show Off Sleeker Look

Aug 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Grills are updating their line of famous Hybrid Fire Grills to include more unique features and a sleeker, more modern look. Whether you need to replace the grill at your fall/winter home or are getting ready for football season and need a bigger, better grill for cookouts, the new line is sure to please even the most particular of home griller.... Read More

KOKET, Love Happens Introduces Debut Collection: Guilty Pleasures

Jul 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

If your home décor could use a little shaking up, KOKET, Love Happens has introduced its debut collection, Guilty Pleasures. The brand's name stems from Creative Director Janet Morais' nickname, Janette la coquette, a reference to Janet's playful personal style, which is rooted between her mixed upbringing in both Europe and the States.... Read More

Miele Launches New Futura Series Dishwasher

Jul 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Miele, the best-performing appliances in the industry, has announced the introduction of the new Futura series dishwasher, "The World's Most Intelligent Dishwasher."... Read More

Interior Design Book Helps Find the Perfect Rug for Your Home

Jun 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  6 Comments

Handmade rugs can be intimidating according to Alix Perrachon, author of The Decorative Carpet in Interior Design, a new and definitive book on selecting the perfect underpinning for your home. The mission of Perrachon’s book is to remove the fear of investing in what can easily be the most impactful and expensive element of a room.... Read More

Dwell On Design Showcases Luxury Chicken Coops

Jun 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Chicken coops aren't generally considered luxury items but one of the hottest trends in the home decor world is urban farming. The back-to-the-land movement has people reclaiming spaces in cities for community gardens and striving to eat locally as much as possible.... Read More

Baltus Collection Inspired by Motor City

Jun 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The latest designs from the Baltus Collection draw inspiration from Detroit Motor City, getting interiors revved up and ready for luxury.... Read More

Wallpaper Designs and Murals by Alix Soubiran

Jun 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

As a muralist and wallpaper designer, Alix Soubiran creates spaces that are whimsical and inspiring, full of imagination and color. For over 12 years the Paris-born beauty has been adorning the walls of high-end residences with her murals in London, Paris, Mustique Island, Italy and Beverly Hills.... Read More

Outdoor Patio Furniture by Lee Industries

Jun 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

For over 40 years Lee Industries has been manufacturing quality American-made furniture with an emphasis on style and cutting edge technology. Instead of mass produced products, Lee Industries lets customers choose their own frame, size, finish, cushion, fabric, skirt, welt, pillows, nailheads and anything else that can be customized.... Read More

Luzzo Bespoke's Bugatti Inspired Executive Desk

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Who wouldn't want to be at the helm of an elite racecar, on or off the streets? Luzzo Bespoke has made the fantasy a reality with the introduction of racecar-inspired executive desks. The mother of all racing desks is the "Bugatti inspired Executive Desk."... Read More

Modern Bathroom Designs by Dornbracht

May 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Dornbracht has evolved from being a small family business to the leading provider of luxury bathroom fittings and accessories. Merging design with technology, Dornbracht takes the modern bathroom to the next level.... Read More

Solar Innovations Add Eco-Friendly Element to Homes and Businesses

May 23, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Solar Innovations is among the top manufacturers of custom-made proprietary extrusions in the world. The company has more ways to enhance a residential or a commercial property with the addition of a conservatory, a greenhouse or a sunroom.... Read More

Home Furniture by Judson Beaumonts: One-of-a-Kind Designs

May 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

Every furniture design has its own story. However when it comes to Straight Line Designs' limited edition furniture, stories start to involve a whip of inspiration, a bucket full of imagination and a pinch of magic.... Read More

Krups USA: Kitchen Appliances for All Occasions

May 17, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

While the brand is best known for its coffee and espresso makers, Krups USA actually offers an array of upscale, German-engineered kitchen appliances across the board. The company manufactures beer dispensers, sandwich and panini makers, kettles, rice and egg cookers, waffle makers and juicers.... Read More

Interior Designer Jonathan Partridge Launches Luxe Home Collection

May 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

New York interior designer Jonathan Partridge is introducing a new luxe home furnishings collection to round out the elite design company's repertoire.... Read More

Hiref Opens in Porto Arabia at The Pearl-Qatar

Apr 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

Hiref, a Turkish luxury artisan crafts and accessories brand, has recently launched its showroom in Porto Arabia at The Pearl-Qatar with an exclusive event held on April 14, 2011.... Read More

Lighting Designer Aldo Bernardi's New Indoor/Outdoor Collection

Apr 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The new Le Magie dell'Elefante line from Italian lighting designer Aldo Bernardi redefines the designer's Farmhouse Modern meets Rustic Chic style, making it a more casual indoor/outdoor lighting experience.... Read More

Timekeeper Chronometrie Extravagant Limited Edition Clock

Apr 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

A gorgeous clock is a great addition to any home and the new Timekeeper Chronometrie "Mystery of Time" will brighten up any room and definitely spark up conversation among your guests.... Read More

Eco-Friendly Interior Furnishings by Kristin Drohan

Apr 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

"Tackle it and take the bull by the horns," is Kristin Drohan's motto. Drohan, a savvy interior designer and businesswoman, founded her interior design firm six short years ago. "You don't have to be the most fabulous designer in the world. If you're artsy fartsy and can't run a business, you'll fail."... Read More

Tai Ping Carpets Presents New Boheme Collection

Apr 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The new Boheme Collection from luxurious Tai Ping Carpets is inspired by "Glamorous Globetrotting," not your typical hippie trip.... Read More

Matthew Smyth: The Accidental Interior Designer

Apr 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

Matthew Patrick Smyth's traditional middle class Irish Catholic upbringing did not include exposure to interior design. He discovered his accidental career path when attending a dinner party in Lake Forest, Illinois.... Read More

Outdoorz Gallery: Bold Furnishings for Modern Living

Apr 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Have you ever seen a chair so beautiful you wish you could experience it in the sunshine? Or had a lounge chair so comfortable that you wanted it inside? Outdoorz Gallery is a little bit of both, with super modern furniture that can be used in both indoor and outdoor spaces.... Read More

Kalamazoo Introduces Luxe Outdoor Dishwasher

Mar 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

No need to schlep your dirty dishes into the house after an outdoor feast. Kalamazoo has made cleaning up the backyard easy with an outdoor dishwasher.... Read More

Safretti Brings Unique Ventless Fireplaces to the U.S.

Mar 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Bio ethanol-fueled fireplaces have been popular in Europe for sometime and are beginning to make an impact on home décor in the States as well.... Read More

Chicago's Kneen & Co.: New Location and Exclusive Services

Mar 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Chicago's Kneen & Co. has moved to a new location to help refine their selection and improve client interaction.... Read More

Hermes Crafts The Ultimate Gentleman's Accessory

Mar 14, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Famed French luxury goods house Herm?s has come out with the ultimate well-dressed gentleman's accessory – a valet stand in solid mahogany, fine leather and brass with ebony detailing.... Read More

Style and Security Provided by Baldwin Hardware

Feb 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

For over half a century, Baldwin Hardware has been providing home entryways with aesthetic appeal and security, thanks to elegant hardware and patented lock systems.... Read More

Minimal USA: Luxe Italian Home Décor Comes Stateside

Feb 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

MinimalUSA, founded by a team of brothers, provides bespoke, sophisticated and elegantly streamlined solutions for kitchens and baths.... Read More

Stunning Interior Design Without The Attitude

Feb 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  2 Comments

The stereotype of interior designers as snooty, pushy and exorbitantly expensive is the opposite of reality for one of today's top design professionals, Ernie Roth, CEO of Roth Design Group, Ltd. in Los Angeles, California.... Read More

VELUX Skylights: Premiere Natural Lighting Solution

Feb 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

For more than 60 years, VELUX has been inspiring homeowners to embrace natural light with a continually expanding line of skylight and roof window products designed to open and brighten the home.... Read More

London Luxury: Exceptional Bed, Bath and Home Products

Feb 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Founded in 2000, London Luxury promises to deliver the highest quality bed, bath and home products, at the best possible price.... Read More

Garage Flooring That Will Transform Any Space by Better Life Technology

Feb 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Are you looking to transform your cracked and stained garage floor into a showroom? If so, look no further than Better Life Technology's roll-out floor protector.... Read More

$7,000 Toilet Makes Big Splash in Luxury Baths

Feb 10, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Move over supercars and smart-phones-make way for high-tech toilets!... Read More

Arcade Games From the 80s Are Coming Back Home

Feb 8, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

So, who's got game? We found these old-school tables in Australia at Arcade Tables. The company has been making the coffee-table size arcade tables, which were popular about 30 years ago, since 2001.... Read More

The Luxe List: Regal Mattress Provides a Priceless Night's Sleep

Feb 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

The E.S. Kluft and Company's Beyond Luxury Sublime mattress takes the notion of "sweet dreams" to a whole new level. This limited edition premium mattress is the most expensive American-made, and most technologically advanced mattress on the global market.... Read More

AC Cobra Inspires Spirit of 427: Custom Built Auto Furnishings

Jan 26, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

These tributary furnishings of Carroll Shelby's classic racing car, the AC Cobra 427, are some of the more eclectic pieces of custom-made furniture on the lot.... Read More

Grand Prix Race Chair and Desk Set Rev Up Home Decor

Jan 20, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Home Decor: Here is a hybrid design for home furnishing that will rev up the house, or garage, and be loved by anyone driven by the spirit of the Grand Prix. This is the Grand Prix Race Chair and Desk by PitStop Furniture. The chair and desk are sold separately, but what true Grand Prix aficionado would have one without the other?... Read More

TurboChef: Luxury Ovens Reinvented

Jan 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Appliances: Originally only available for commercial kitchens, the TurboChef is now available for home kitchens, giving gourmet home cooks the same tools used by renowned chefs like Charlie Trotter and Guenter Seeger.... Read More

Storage Trunk “New Dandy” Holds iPad and More for $35,000

Jan 17, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Home Decor: Last month we reported on the world’s most expensive iPad case from designer David August for $6,900. Paris-based T.T. Trunks has just eclipsed that with a new trunk featuring a built-in iPad holder, priced at $35,000.... Read More

World Globes Courtesy of Bellerby Globemakers

Jan 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Home Decor: Nothing says luxury like a well-appointed collection of books and maps. And what's more elegant than an old-world style globe to show visitors where you've been and where you plan to go? Bellbery & Co creates both replica and newly designed globes, reminiscent of those found in the offices and libraries of aristocrats.... Read More

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