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Interior Design Inspiration on a Global Scale | Exclusive Pamela Peterson Interview

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Home décor inspiration can come from anywhere, from a flea market in Milan to a table setting at your local café. Interior designer Pamela Peterson travels the world, gaining inspiration from the smallest of details. With a biography that includes working costume design for three seasons of Saturday Night Live to working as the Art Director of Martha Stewart Living TV, Peterson knows exactly what she's doing when it comes to designing your home.... Read More

Bring Music to Your Home with Custom Pianos by ResInno

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

If you’ve been longing for the good old days when crowding around the piano singing showtunes was a post dinner party staple, then ResInno may have exactly what you are looking for. Known for their renowned one-of-a-kind piano modifications, ResInno creates stunning luxury pianos that are more than just works of art, as they are also specifically designed to enhance the instruments' sound.... Read More

Max ID NY Brings Your Home to Life With the Panther Table

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Lightweight and sleek, the Panther table is just as fierce as the feline from which it received its name. Launched November 15 by New York-based and German-born designer Maximilian Eicke, this limited edition (there are only 13 available) carbon fiber luxury dining table was manufactured in Germany and uses a combination of unidirectional carbon fiber...... Read More

The Watch Winder Of The Future | The Döttling Gyrowinder

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

In the past, watch winders haven’t really been objects of desire. Yes, a necessity perhaps, but nothing to get the heart pumping and blood racing. That was before German company Döttling, lead by CEO Markus Döttling, came up with their luxury accessory, the Gyrowinder...... Read More

XGOLF Simulator Brings Golf Indoors

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Golf simulation machines come in handy when time restraints or weather conditions limit play. Of course, traveling the world to golf on internationally famous courses while staying at luxury resorts is the preferable route, but it is not always an option. There are many simulators on the market, and if cost is a determining factor, then the XGOLF model would rank pretty high.... Read More

Playful Lamps Capture Nordic Themes

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

With a generous amount of sun in the summer and almost complete darkness in the winter, natural light is special for Norwegians. In fact, it is here that one can witness the famous Aurora Borealis. Northern Lighting produces lights inspired by Nordic nature and culture, offering the masses unique luxury home décor options. Integrating light design with art and mood, the lamps come in playful shapes like a butterfly, a moose head, and an exploding bulb. However these fixtures are not tacky; they are artistic and well-suited as sculpture and light sources within the home or office.... Read More

Balsam Hill Brings Life to Artificial Trees

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There is nothing quite like the look and scent of a freshly cut Christmas tree. All of the needles are still on and it smells fantastic but within just a couple of short weeks, the needles start to fall, and the tree loses its luster – and then there are several more weeks to wait until Christmas.... Read More

Model Ferraris and Fur Throws from Ralph Lauren's Luxe Holiday Collection

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Every holiday season Ralph Lauren can be counted on to come up with a luxurious selection of gifts for everyone on your list, and this year is no exception. From model Ferraris to fur blankets and alligator bags, the designer’s offerings evo... Read More

Franke Advice on How to Pick the Best Kitchen Faucet

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

Now that you have decided to install a Franke Peak luxury sink, it’s time to talk accessories to complement your new modern kitchen.... Read More

How to Plan the Perfect Party | From Invites to Lighting

Nov 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

With the holiday season upon us, there's no shortage of reasons to throw a party, but you also don't need a large-scale holiday to put together a fun bash. If you've recently purchased some new luxury real estate, throw a house warming party, or even if you want to organize a fun celebration to commemorate your new puppy, do it. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate in your daily life so instead of waiting for someone else to find an excuse to party, why don't you beat them to it?... Read More

Count Sheep In Style With Coyuchi Bed Frames And Headboards

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Nestled in the small rustic town of Point Reyes Station along the Northern California coast, luxury home goods brand, Coyuchi, first created their line of beautiful and 100% organic textiles 20 years ago. In the midst of the cool coastal ocean and the forested landscape this national seashore town helped to inspire Coyuchi to originally create their line of home textiles rooted in nature, soon earning it devoted and loyal fans.... Read More

Sleep in Brad Pitt's Exclusive Bed

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Whether it be because of his newest movie role, charity efforts, or chiseled jaw line, Brad Pitt is often on our minds. However, being thought of constantly isn't enough for the actor anymore, now he's designing luxury furniture to make his mark all over our homes. According to Architectural Digest, Pitt has teamed up with Pollaro Furniture to release his very first self-designed furniture collection.... Read More

Celebrity Kitchens Are Powered by Appliances That Are Anything But Ordinary

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

Peek in on any celebrity kitchen (maybe the next time George Clooney invites you to his home or the next time you pick up a magazine), and it’s evident that the luxury appliances, more so than any other elements, are the stars of the show. ... Read More

How to Best Care for Your Franke's Peak Sink of Perfection

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

Modern aesthetic design, unsurpassed construction and exceptional functionality. These are just a few qualities that quickly come to mind when describing the Franke Peak luxury kitchen sink.... Read More

Enlightening Chandeliers Comment on Class Conflict and Ecological Responsibility

Oct 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Los Angeles-based artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga is a woman on a mission; a mission to make use of the useless. She lived in Mexico and Brazil before settling in the U.S., and as they are all very populous countries, she has no doubt seen a great deal of trash between the three. But to Alzaga, trash is merely an object whose purpose has changed from what it was initially. The circle of life for inanimate objects is something she seems to feel very strongly about, and she proves the philosophy with her innovative sculpture line “Connect”. To express her ideas about recycling, Alzaga has created a line of luxury chandeliers made out of old bicycle parts.... Read More

Furnish Your Home with Coney Island History | Uhuru Design

Oct 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

When redecorating your home it is important to consider the four Rs when selecting your furniture. If you have guessed that those R’s stand for anything directly relating to furniture, then you'd mistaken. I’m talking about furniture made from materials that have been reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, and/or reused. Perhaps that doesn't immediately seem very luxurious but it is becommming increasingly fashionable to own pieces crafted out of discarded materials. Luxury furniture design company Uhuru is just one example of the growing number of companies which creatively turn someone’s trash into your treasure.... Read More

Enhance Your Home With Knotted Wine Racks

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Oscar Wilde said “art is useless,” but it seems sculptor Robin Antar seeks to refute that concept. Using a technique she uncovered 20 years ago to make her realistic stone depictions of everyday contemporary culture items, Antar has created the Wine Knot.... Read More

Mike Lam Combines East And West Style To Create One-Of-A-Kind Furniture

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Some of our favorite things in life come from magnificent and dynamic duos (Dolce & Gabbana, Simon and Garfunkel, Mike & Ike’s) and eco-friendly boutique furniture company Mike Lam Design may just be the next team to join these elite twosomes. Mike Lam's artistic design combines with the superb craftsmanship of Steve Thompson to make luxury home décor that functions as furniture, while striving to emotionally connect with the owner.... Read More

Exclusive | Style Icon Barbara Barry Shares Her Views on Home Design

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  2 Comments

Award-winning designer Barbara Barry is internationally known for her streamlined interiors and elegant home furnishings. Her look speaks to quiet luxury, comfort and ease – supporting her design philosophy that living simply and with quality is the highest form of luxury.... Read More

Kohler Introduces Luxury Devonshire Comfort Height Collection

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you are looking to upgrade and give your luxury bathroom that much needed face-lift, there is no better place to start than the toilet. How do you go about picking out the brand that is right for you?... Read More

Class Up Your Nursery With Restoration Hardware

Oct 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

You want the best for your children and Restoration Hardware knows that. The luxury home furnishings establishment is opening a store exclusively for baby and child furniture in Santa Monica. The store front will seduce you inside, first with glimmering crystal chandeliers and then with nine foot weathered oak arches. It will probably feel a little like you are entering a forest wonderland with pretty crystal fairies to guide you into the center where the California sun pours in through a 17-foot skylight.... Read More

Black is Back | DKNY's Sophisticated Bedding Collections

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

When it comes to home décor, color sometimes makes all the difference between a boring space and something lively and exciting. Instead of opting for the usual calming cream colors and soft blues for your bedroom, why not take a chance and decorate your bed in a dangerous black? DYNK's new Harmony and City Silk Bedding Collections reflect a sleek fashion statement using modern textures, like the diamond stitch pattern.... Read More

Give Your Kitchen a Quick Upgrade with Gordon Ramsay Approved Worktables

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Admit it. Your kitchen is starting to look as old as your house that was built in 1984. Everyone knows a kitchen remodeling project is a massive undertaking but with just a couple of quick changes, you can modernize the entire look overnight. Introducing the John Boos Cucina Classico table in Maple made of 1.5-inch thick maple edge grain construction.... Read More

Toll Brothers and KOHLER® Prove that Luxury is in the Details

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Toll Brothers homes are renowned for their impeccable and extraordinary luxury. Since 1967 we have been driven to create dream homes that are worthy of the dream. We strive to build each and every home to reflect our home buyer’s needs and desires, and to fulfill a vision in which every detail contributes to its luxury and beauty.... Read More

Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes Of NBC Interior Design Show "George To The Rescue"

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

In April, Philadelphia interior designer Susan Hopkins received a surprising call from someone who saw her website. That one phone call turned into a life-changing opportunity for her.... Read More

Gold Sink Gives Whole New Meaning to the Phrase 'Living in Luxury'

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

People go to great heights in the endless search for reasons to get out of bed in the morning. Forget love and living out your dreams though, all you really need is a golden washbasin. Nothing could be more inspirational than to look at your reflection with that glowing feature below you, being used for such menial tasks as washing your face and brushing your teeth. For all of your luxury bathroom needs, the company Luxury Edition and Gallery based in Stockholm, Sweden offers a $95,000 golden sink with 8 diamonds inlayed on the rim.... Read More

$100k Electrolux Range Brings Class to Your Kitchen

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you spent millions on your luxury home, it only makes sense that you spend $100k on a kitchen range, especially considering it has a built-in security system so a thief can't run off with your cooking jewel. Made by Swedish appliance company Electrolux, the Molteni range pretty much has everything your private chef could ever want, including a fryer and food mixer. The oven door alone weighs 88 pounds so I'd love to see someone try to take it out of your kitchen in the middle of the night.... Read More

Experience Serenity With BRABBU's KOI Center Table

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

If your home has become increasingly more hectic throughout the years and you are looking to experience some serenity – say that of a Japanese Koi pond - yet want to avoid the fishy stench that accompanies it, the KOI Center Table by Brabbu may be right up your alley (or in this case, stream).... Read More

Handcrafted and Timeless Furniture From ShackletonThomas

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Irish (by way of Woodstock) furniture designer Charles Shackleton and his wife, the notable potter Miranda Thomas, are standard bearers for a craftsmanship commitment that prevailed in luxury goods before the Industrial Revolution, and is coming back into vogue again alongside the local-sustainable food movement.... Read More

From Executive Desks to Crystal Side Tables | Hellman-Chang Impress With Passion

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez  |  1 Comment

Longtime friends Daniel Hellman and Eric Chang started building furniture in their parents' garage during their summers, teaching themselves how to build from solid wood. Who knew that their hobby would one day turn into a flourishing career and a worldwide successful business venture? Even heading off to two separate colleges couldn’t separate their passion for creating unique furniture designs, reuniting after graduation to form their very own luxury furniture company, Herman-Chang, in 2006.... Read More

Sit on Ryan Gosling's Face for $950

Sep 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

Pretty much everyone has a celebrity crush. As a teen, posters of their flawless faces happily hung in your room, and as you got older you continued to follow their life through every blockbuster, break-up, make-up, and plastic surgery scandal. Every once in a while you catch yourself daydreaming about what it would feel like to meet them, shake their hand, maybe grab coffee or even a quick bite to eat. Here is something you probably never considered, though – what it would feel like to sit on their face. Get your mind out of the gutter; I'm talking about chairs!... Read More

Edgy UK Furniture Designer Channels Natural Elements

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

If the thought of having something truly special, a one-of-a-kind home décor piece, interests you, then you are going to want to take a look at the work of Marc Fish, a UK-based furniture designer.... Read More

Famous Guest Orders $100k Hästens Mattress for Toronto International Film Festival

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Sweden-based company Hästens has produced luxury mattresses since 1852, including the Vividus model and other deluxe beds and accessories. The exclusive brand caught our attention with the recent announcement by The Hazelton Hotel that it had ordered a Vividus bed for a special guest during the Toronto International Film Festival.... Read More

Antique Frames Worthy of Your Van Gogh | Eli Wilner & Company

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it's only sensible to use a similarly outstanding frame that suits it. Eli Wilner & Company has framed over 10,000 pieces for many famous museums, various art collectors, and even the White House. With such an outstanding resume, we're pretty sure you can trust your own private art collection in their hands.... Read More

Real Estate Developer Becomes Interior Designer to Feed Creative Passion

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  3 Comments

Ed Lobrano enjoyed a successful career in real estate development and syndication for years before working as a senior designer for well-known firms such as Bunny Williams, Inc. (New York), David Easton (New York), and Antony Childs (Washington DC). In 1997 Lobrano decided to establish his bi-coastal boutique firm, Edward Lobrano Interior Design, to provide high-end design, development, and architectural services for discerning clients.... Read More

Craftsman Furniture and Décor by Stuart Pinkerton

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  2 Comments

Your home should be your heaven – your sweet escape from all of life’s day-to-day stresses. With so much of today’s furniture being mass-produced and underutilized, it is always refreshing when we come across a company like Stuart Pinkerton, one that values simple and functional designs produced by true craftsmen.... Read More

Stylish Indoor/Outdoor Fireplaces That Warm Up Any Setting

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The weather outside is still breaking record highs around the country, but come fall, it will thankfully start cooling down. What better way to spend a chilly night than cuddling in front of a roaring fire? We've decided to help you get a head start on the cozy weather by compiling a list of some of the hottest fireplaces around. Not only will these indoor/outdoor units keep you warm, they'll look great with your favorite home furnishings.... Read More

BioFresh Keeps Food Fresher | Liebherr's HCB 1560 30" Fully Integrated Fridge

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Liebherr is one of the worldwide leaders in luxury kitchen appliances, specifically premium refrigerators, with over 50 years in the cooling business. Each year they strive to design dynamic units that will challenge the market and set them apart from the rest. With a longstanding collection of freestanding and built-in fridges, they expanded to their first 30" fully integrated refrigerator and freezer, the HCB 1560, earlier in the year.... Read More

Celebrity Interior Designer Shayne Smith's Rock 'N' Roll Style

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Celebrity interior designer Shayne Smith has just finished Hayden Panettiere's Hollywood Hills home and is continuing to bring her fabulous rock 'n' roll aesthetic around the world.... Read More

What Exterior and Interior Designers Can Do With 150-Acres | The Farm

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Many people think about urban sprawl when they think of luxury living, private cars cruising through city streets while a Chihuahua hangs out the window. Or maybe an island resort comes to mind, with sunbathing and fine dining. While all of that is certainly nice, it will be hard to beat the peace of mind that would come with living at The Farm...... Read More

Top 5 Standout Furniture Designs

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

It can be incredibly hard to find the right furnishings for your home, often taking months (or even a year), to find a piece of furniture that not only fits the space, but looks amazing in it. We always try to find the best products and design companies to highlight in our articles and now we've narrowed those down to bring you the best of the best.... Read More

Luxury Home Fragrances by Designer Brand NEST

Jul 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Everyone wants a fragrant home. Crisp notes during the summer, perhaps warm, spicy notes for winter. Or, perhaps you are someone that prefers more exotic or fruity aromas. Whatever the choice may be, we doubt anyone would argue that the best luxury home fragrances: candles, diffusers, soaps and such are those that are long-lasting, strong – but not overly so – and smell delicious.... Read More

Seth Parks' Ethereal Hand Blown Glass

Jul 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Glass work is one of our favorite home décor choices and Seth Parks Glass has a catalogue of hand blown designs that definitely stand out amongst the rest. We first saw these amazing creations in person at Dwell on Design and you can trust us when we say images just don't do them justice.... Read More

Dynamic Mirror Designs From Glas Italia

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Glas Italia strives to be the epitome of luxury furnishings, supplying customers with handcrafted glass accents and furniture, all produced in the town of Macherio near Milan, Italy. Founded by the Arosio family, the company frequently pairs up with talented designers to create large-scale designs that blend transparent glass with mirrors.... Read More

Luxury Furniture Inspired by Mythology | UNDA Sleepless Design

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The entire look and feel of a room can drastically change depending on what type of home furnishings are used, and hunting for the right pieces can take time. We want to cut that time down for you and introduce you to UNDA | Sleepless Design. The exclusive furniture and lighting company finds inspiration in the beauty of mythology...... Read More

Interview With New York Interior Designer Michael Rosenberg

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  1 Comment

Michael Rosenberg, owner of the boutique New York interior design firm, Michael Rosenberg & Associates, works wherever his clients have luxury homes. He and his team have designed projects in Miami, Cincinnati, Chicago, Palm Bridge, South Hampton, and of course, New York City. Many of these projects have been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, New York Spaces, and the TV show Open House on NBC.... Read More

Custom Lighting Illuminates With an Aura of Celebration & Fun

Jul 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Brooklyn-based luxury home furnishings company Avram Rusu recently introduced their Confetti and Confetti Glass Lighting collections. The collection represents a series of custom made light fixtures that developed from the theme of “New Years Eve,” which designer Andreea Avram Rusu built off of for the New York City Holiday House show.... Read More

Elevator Boutique Provides Luxury Home Elevators With Style

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  2 Comments

Elevator Boutique focuses on providing state-of-the-art luxury elevator lines that best suit customers’ styles and needs. Established in 2003, the company has grown to become a leader in quality luxury home elevators and has won international awards for their superior innovations, products, and service. Just one look at these artistic levitating masterpieces and you’ll understand why.... Read More

Döttling Liberty Barcelona Inspired by the Iconic Barcelona Chair

Jun 28, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Need a secure location to store your collection of Tag Heuer, Rolex and Panerai watches? This Döttling safe should do the trick. The company was inspired to manufacture a safe that would reflect the same form and function of the original Barcelona Chair. The chair was created in 1929 by renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as seating for the Spanish royal couple during the opening of the German pavilion of the World’s Fair in Barcelona.... Read More

Roughan Interior Design Blends the Traditional With the Modern

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Christina Sullivan Roughan is the talent behind Roughan Interior Design, a firm that puts the clients' needs first and is a favorite among design magazines, such as Interior Design and Elle Décor. The firm focuses on delivering warm, sophisticated interiors that will remain effortlessly timeless through the decades. The luxury homes are meant to look stylish but also uphold a comfortable lived-in quality that isn't intimidating or rigid. The design company has designed for a variety of clients in many different areas, from a luxury townhouse in London to personal luxury yachts to country estates.... Read More

Interior Design By Jennifer Agus Blends Warmth & Modern Aesthetics

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury designer Jennifer Agus of Agus Interiors makes it her mission to capture the individual spirit of the home owner when envisioning a creative template for her clients. Jennifer specializes in residential and vacation homes throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, The Hamptons, and Connecticut. When beginning a project, Jennifer begins constructing templates using a collection... Read More

Luxury Kitchen Appliance Dispenses and Chills Wine for In-Home Use

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The only issue we have with this award-winning wine dispenser and wine cooler is that the product’s 11-word name is a real mouthful. The Vinotemp Dual Zone 4 Bottle Wine Dispenser and 88 Bottle Cooler is designed for both home and commercial usage.... Read More

Baltus Contemporary Furniture Channels The Spirit of Marbella, Spain

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Baltus high end luxury home furnishings offer a range of contemporary products from sideboards and cupboards to chaise lounges and sofas. Baltus also offers home accessories and paintings to help individualize your space. The latest spring collection from Baltus was inspired by the colors and vibrancy of Marbella, Spain.... Read More

EcoSmart Creates Energy Efficient Luxury Fireplaces

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  3 Comments

EcoSmart Fire focuses its attentions on creating safe, eco-friendly, bioethanol fueled luxury fireplaces without having to sacrifice appearances. A green alternative to traditional fireplaces, EcoSmart's open designer fireplaces are created by some of the most unique architects and designers today.... Read More

WAMHouse Designs Feature Clever Home Decor

Jun 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

WAMHouse, an innovative, Polish design company founded in 2005, was jump-started by just two individuals who were seeking to combine elements of architecture and interior design to create some of the best home furnishings. The duo had foundations in graphic design, photography, and civil engineering and finally joined forces... Read More

Earth-Friendly Decor That's Sustainably Chic

Jun 6, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Australian luxury home furnishings company EcoChic offers a line of beautiful home accessories that will not only serve as a pleasing addition to your décor, but is environmentally friendly as well. EcoChic’s full range of house wares... Read More

Glamorous Shoe Storage for Limited Space | BaBoo Shoe Booths

Jun 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

If you love, and simply must own, the best designer shoes, then you probably have way too many pairs and far too little space. One such shoe addict from Australia had her own difficulties finding proper storage for all of her beloved footwear so she went ahead and designed one herself.... Read More

Stylish Comfort For Indoor & Outdoor Living

Jun 1, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Exclusive home accessories by Coast New Zealand include innovative seating and relaxation designs that are bringing a versatile, stream-lined edge to the traditional beanbag chair. Made by Coast New Zealand from durable, high quality materials... Read More

Contemporary Art Designed Just For Your Space by Look Images

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Art is so subjective, so why not make sure the pieces you choose fit your personal taste? Look Images allows you to pick not only the subject, but also the material of your decorative home art. Without limitations, Look Images creates custom art for interior designers, architects, property developers and stylists for unique pieces that fill an office, boardroom, restaurant, hotel or home space with something special.... Read More

The Coolest Backyard Pools to Dive Into This Summer

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Andrew DeGregorio  |  1 Comment

Transforming your outdoor living space into your very own tranquil paradise is more art then science. When designing a pool you want the end result to be a beautiful, seamless outdoor environment. The goal is to create a balanced, backyard utopia that becomes an extension of your house. Without proper planning, this can be difficult to achieve. There are a numerous amount of luxury pool design options from traditional to modern. This week we have selected a few of our favorites for you to dip into.... Read More

Interior Design Gets A Fresh Australian Twist

May 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

White Horse Home represents a line of home decor that is simple, contemporary, and entirely Australian made. White Horse Home specializes in a small range of cushions, wall hangings, and textile designs that are handcrafted from fine linens and leather that sure to be finding their way into top luxury homes everywhere.... Read More

Designer Furniture Combines Smart Technology & Timeless Glamour

May 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Portuguese design company Jetclass is responsible for a trademark line of luxury lifestyle products that are both timeless in craft, yet incredibly technologically advanced. The company offers numerous collections, each focusing on a different design element and feel. The New York Collection is reminiscent of 1930’s glamour— the era of Frank Sinatra, swing, and smoky lounges, but with a contemporary twist.... Read More

Brabbu | Contemporary Furniture Blends Nature and Design

May 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

BRABBU design brand features an incredible catalogue showcasing some of the best home furnishings and luxury home accessories. From artful furniture and rugs, to innovatively designed lights and casegoods, BRABBU offers full line contemporary-minded products that make beautiful additions to any interior design plan.... Read More

Kitchen Design | Our Latest Picks for the Luxury Home

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Andrew DeGregorio

Over the course of the years the kitchen has become the heart of the home. Family and friends tend to gather in this area more than any other room in the house. The simplicity of a sleek and stylish contemporary luxury kitchen can truly compliment your living space. There are many designs styles to choose from and an even larger list of designers. We have have narrowed them down to a few of our favorite picks this week.... Read More

Sleep on a Cloud With Stearns & Foster's Lux Estate Mattress

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

One of the keys to continued great health is getting a good night’s sleep every night. While everyone knows this, it’s important to find a mattress that provides all of the comfort and support you need. Sealy Stearns & Foster does just that with its Lux Estate collection.... Read More

Hyphae Lamps Connect Nature With Art and Technology

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Somewhere between the realms of nature and science is the Hyphae Lamp from design firm Nervous System. In a series of literally one-of-a-kind lamps, the Hyphae is part of a new algorithmically generated lighting design.... Read More

Sofas That Are Sure to Make a Unique Statement

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

By definition a couch is: "a piece of furniture for seating from two to four people, typically in the form of a bench with a back, sometimes having an armrest at one or each end, and partly or wholly upholstered and often fitted with springs, tailored cushions, skirts, etc." But in the hands of a clever designer, a sofa can really push those boundaries into much more.... Read More

Victorian Home Built in 1903 Gets a 21st Century Makeover

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  5 Comments

From the creative genius of Mell Lawrence Architects comes this remodeling of The Baylor Street House, a Victorian home built in 1903. The age of the house provided a challenge for the design team who aimed to modernize the building. Some of the projects at The Baylor Street House included converting the attic into a master bedroom, adding a sky light, updating the kitchen appliances and building space for a fireplace, island, and banquette as well as revamping the back porch and installing galvanized steel windows.... Read More

Tisettanta Offers Savvy Kitchen Solutions in Brera Design

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Brera Kitchen by Tisettanta design is simultaneously industrial and rustic in it's design aesthetic, using wood elements in a compact space. At first glance, the Brera Kitchen appears nearly minimalistic, with flat walls concealing the inner workings.... Read More

Electrolux is Turning Up the Heat Outdoors

Apr 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Your backyard, whether it big or small, holds many possibilities for its use — relaxing, hosting parties, gardening and more. The Outdoor Kitchen from Electrolux helps you combine all of these functions so you can utilize and enjoy it even more.... Read More

Tetra Shed Creates Geometric Solution For Additional Home Space

Apr 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Initially designed as a solution to the growing number of home offices, Innovation Imperative's Tetra Shed is actually a multifunctional space maker. Challenging the notion that a home office is a converted room in a home, Tetra Shed is a modular system that offers a creative take on the cube-style home offices that have crept up recently.... Read More

San Francisco Architects Use Staircase Design in a Surprising Way

Apr 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Susan Chastain, though a professor of architecture herself at California College of the Arts, surrendered her 1920’s, Marina-style home in Potrero Hill to the talents of Neal Schwartz and architects of the San Francisco Schwartz and Architecture firm. The project was a challenge for Schwartz, who had to work with the home’s many different levels. Schwartz's goal was to find a way to bring the space together while minimizing a sense of disconnection between rooms. In a quote from the San Francisco Chronicle about the 2008 renovation, Chastain said, “Staircases don't just exist to get you up and down."... Read More

Justin Timberlake Brings His Sexy Style to HomeMint

Apr 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Justin Timberlake is one stylish dude, sporting leather jackets just as well as he wears a red carpet suit. But who knew that his interest in style had entered the home? Apparently it has, as Timberlake has become the latest celebrity to lend his fashionable eye to BeachMint with the upcoming HomeMint website.... Read More

Rotating Pods are Landing in Backyards All Over the World

Apr 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Every spring homeowners start revamping their backyard or garden, adding a path here or a table there. This year, you can throw out your old, boring outdoor furniture and try something new by bringing in a rotating pod from Ornate Garden. These futuristic spaces provide luxurious outdoor living solutions for gardens around the world. One of their most creative and opulent offering happens to be a "rotating pod," perfect for enjoying your outdoor space any time of year.... Read More

Transform Your Swimming Pool into a Dance Floor With Hydrofloors

Apr 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Are you building your dream house and trying to decide between an indoor or outdoor pool? Maybe you like to swim laps but your kids want to play; or perhaps you want an indoor pool but don't want to compromise the space in your home.... Read More

Ultra Modern Kitchen Design by Snaidero Wins Coveted Award

Apr 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Snaidero design company is dedicated to creating kitchens using the best possible materials and crafting them to withstand the test of time. Once again, the efforts of the notable Italian company have paid off with the award winning Ola20 kitchen design. The "Good Design Award," established in Chicago in 1950, has become the most coveted and impressive international award for the design sector.... Read More

Robert Passal's Passion for Interior Design Stems From Unlikely Place

Mar 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

Robert Passal began his career working for antiques dealer John Roselli, which served as both his design boot camp and graduate school for design. Passal, who opened his own interior design firm in 2000, credits his time with Roselli as being a “hands-on tutorial” in furniture, interior design, and decorative arts.... Read More

Whiskey Barrels Transform into One-of-a-Kind Furnishings

Mar 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  2 Comments

In the United States, a barrel crafted from American white oak (Quercus alba) and used to age the spirit that will become Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey*, sour mash, or any number of craft whiskies can be used only once, as specified by law.s... Read More

Elegant Additions' Luxurious Kitchen and Bath Fixtures

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

If someone told Julie Koch when she was starting out that she would end up with three showrooms in two states, turning an idea into a multi-million-dollar luxury kitchen and bath fixture company, she never could have believed it. We spoke with her recently to discuss how homeowners can find the style that is right for them, how she stands out from her competition and the project that changed her life.... Read More

Pet Beds by Dutch Dog Design

Feb 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Four-legged friends have become a big part of family life; even more so now that pet-friendly hotels are not only welcoming dogs but rolling out the red carpet for their stay. Now, you can continue that pampered pooch treatment right at home with Dutch Dog Design’s DoggySnooze elevated dog bed. The beds were designed by an avid dog lover so you know they are crafted using the best health, safety and design standards. Finally, we have found the perfect dog bed!... Read More

Saatva Mattress Review: Comfort, Support and Reliability

Feb 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  7 Comments

It’s been a while since you replaced your mattress — more than eight years to be exact — and you are now in the market for a new one. Where do you start? You can always visit a home furnishings store to find a mattress that is best suited for you by trying them out, but have you ever considered ordering one online?... Read More

Interior Designer Annie Selke on the Five Fresh American Decorating Styles

Feb 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

Don’t you just wish you could look at an empty space and envision it coming alive with color, fabrics and furniture? If you are like me and have a hard time getting in touch with your inner interior designer, then be sure to check out Annie Selke’s new book, Fresh American Spaces.... Read More

Design Writer Linda O’Keeffe Reveals the Brilliance of White

Feb 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby  |  1 Comment

The color white is underappreciated. When it comes to design, some critics may consider it blah, unimaginative, and pedestrian. Linda O’Keeffe disagrees. Her book, Brilliant: White in Design, explores the color and its multi-facets from a design perspective. “I think white has this ability to harmonize furnishings and textiles from every period, every prominence, and every geographic location,” says O’Keeffe.... Read More

Sweetwater Bungalows Bring the Outdoors Inside

Jan 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

The best part of camping is getting to enjoy the great outdoors and feel a real connection with nature. The worst part of camping is feeling exposed to the elements and feeling far away from civilization. The solution is a Sweetwater Bungalow, which brings luxury into the great outdoors — or the backyard.... Read More

Pella 350 Series Sliding Glass Doors Delivery Maximum Energy Efficiency

Jan 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you are looking to modernize your home, one of the quickest and easiest ways to get started is by simply replacing the sliding glass doors. Pella Corporation has recently introduced a new line of vinyl sliders (the 350 series) that are not only affordable but also durable.... Read More

Stickley Furniture in the Arts and Crafts Movement

Jan 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  1 Comment

A parallel between the mythical phoenix, rising from near extinction, and Stickley, Audi & Company is easy to draw. Remaining true to the design philosophy and quality standards established over a century ago by Gustav Stickley, today’s company is flourishing as one of the leading makers of fine-quality American Arts and Crafts furniture.... Read More

Minimal USA Designs Grimshaw Architects' New York City Office

Jan 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Italian design dynamos at Minimal USA, a firm that provides bespoke solutions for kitchens and baths, have been busy redesigning the new home of Grimshaw Architects, an innovative New York-based architectural studio.... Read More

Prestyl USA Perfects the Art of Heating a Room

Jan 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

With the high price of heating today’s homes, more and more people are looking for cost effective solutions. The folks at Prestyl USA have come up with an inventive and beautiful way to do just that by introducing radiant artwork heating panels. The customizable infrared panels are not only cost efficient, but make an elegant addition to any room.... Read More

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