SLS LUX Brickell Luxury Condo-Hotel Development Coming to Miami's Booming Brickell Neighborhood

Jun 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As if the upcoming shopping mecca known as the Brickell City Centre wasn’t enough for Miami residents, come 2017 they’ll have a new luxury condo-hotel development too. Called SLS LUX Brickell, the building will be built right between the City Centre and the Mary Brickell shopping center—meaning that retail therapy certainly won’t be hard to come by for residents.

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Miami Beach's Boutique Louver House is Almost Half Sold Out Already

Apr 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Miami Beach is getting a new luxury residential building called Louver House, which will be found just steps from the beach in the exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood. Having made the announcement last month, real estate firm Mast Capital brought on award-winning architect Rene Gonzalez to design the boutique-style building and to “[translate] the elements of the surrounding historic neighborhood into a contemporary design language.” Judging by these catalogue-worthy renderings, the choice was perfect. 

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$8.2M "The Ark" is a Fully-Furnished Ode to Modern Art

Mar 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Ark at 480 Ocean Boulevard in Golden Beach, Florida looks so much like a modern art museum that it seems like a waste for anyone who isn’t an art collector to move in. Newly completed, the three-level fully-furnished home is selling for $8.2 million through private development group Miami Golden LLC. 

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The Brand New $35M Beverly Hills Mansion That Was Five Years in the Making

Feb 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If we were going to move to Los Angeles, we'd want a home high up in the hills so we could gaze out at the city skyline. Something a lot like this $35 million contemporary residence found that has an open layout and plenty of city and ocean views. 

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Interview: Edgy Interior Designer Karina Wiciak Uncovers the Inspiration Behind Her Compelling XII Collection

Aug 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you've seen any images from Karina Wiciak's XII collection, you won't soon forget her work. The Wamhouse designer's long-term project is a series of 12 luxury restaurants that completely reinterprets the dining space, combining elements of horror and fantasy to create otherworldly scenes.

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Fluid Sculptural Staircase Makes This Exotic Mumbai Flat a Must-See

Aug 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Staircases are often overlooked in homes and end up being uninspiring and dull. After all, just because they all serve the same purpose doesn't mean they all have to look the same. When we first saw this two-story apartment in central Mumbai, India by Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop, we immediately fell in love with the super cool staircase.

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Designer-Furnished Deer Valley Residence is Your Own Winter Wonderland

Mar 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are plenty of options in Deer Valley when you're looking into buying a new home — in fact, we've covered many of them here — but there has to be something that will set your home apart from the rest. Residence 1005 at Montage Deer Valley brings dark woods and elegant design to Park City, Utah in a completely modern and minimal way. 

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Designer Christian Mussy Redesigns Bel Air Estate with Parisian Elegance

Jan 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

If you reside in a custom-designed estate situated above A-list celebrities in the hills of Bel Air, there’s a good chance your home could garner a bit of media attention on occasion. If world-renowned interior designer and fabricator, Christian Mussy of Paris, recreated your mansion, then it’s a guarantee. 

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L'Esperance Brings Over-the-Top Luxury to Mansions Everywhere

Dec 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

L'Esperance Design is one of those companies that can give you that over-the-top luxury interior design scheme you've been longing for ever since you saw Behind the Candelabra. From the $22M restoration of the Leland Stanford Mansion to their reimagining of the Grand Entry and Gentleman's Study at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills for the Design Showcase this past November, L'Esperance has gotten the chance to wow everyone in the know.

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Interior Designer Barbara Barry Shares Her Secrets

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Gail Doby

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

Coolest New Amenity at SoHo Luxury Hotel The James New York

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

SoHo-based The James New York introduced The Stylist Collection, a collection of accessories for its guests selected by Mimi Lombardo, an acclaimed stylist and the fashion director of Travel + Leisure. The hotel will provide guests access to the ever-expanding collection as well as going on a personalized shopping with Ms. Lombardo herself. "I was thrilled to be asked by The James New York to act as their hotel stylist," said Mimi Lombardo. "The James brand is all about refined and elegant style that is also accessible and au courant. The items I selected to represent those traits are ideally-suited to The James guest and to the hotel's overall design aesthetic." The Stylist Collection by Mimi... Read More

The Grand Del Mar Wins Three 2012 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards

Nov 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Just two weeks ago, I traveled to The Grand Del Mar, in Del Mar, California, this time to interview Warren Sheets, the architectural and interior designer of the Grand del Mar, The Villas At The Grand Del Mar and Addison, The Grand Del Mar's restaurant.... Read More

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa | Renovating a Historic Landmark Hotel

Oct 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

The task, to those of us who are not architects or interior designers, seems so daunting: to renovate a National Historic Register landmark hotel built in Sausalito on a hillside in 1886; the goal being to maintain its Victorian, yet seafaring essence, while carrying that essence into the 21st century. But that is what Kim Deetjen, ASID, Lead Designer, and her design partner, Matt Bushey, AIA, LEED AP, both of TruexCullins Architecture/Interior Design Firm, did in the redesign, renovation and restoration of the Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, in Sausalito, California.... Read More

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