Decorating Essentials to Recreate 5 of your Favorite Films

Jun 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's not unusual to have watched your favorite movie countless times, finding yourself wanting to replicate everything in it, from the fashion to the interior decorating. Whether you love the color scheme in Amélie or the African artifacts in The Royal Tenenbaums, there's probably at least one aspect of your favorite flick that you want to recreate. Here's our list of great films to inspire your next home décor redesign.... Read More

12 Awesome Décor Ideas For a Headstart on the Steampunk Trend

May 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Steampunk used to be a microculture, one misunderstood by the masses and fanatically embraced by those on the fringe of society, but in the recent years it has broken into mainstream culture in a big way. The trend has been covered by countless publications (IBM is even predicting it will dominate the fashion industry in the coming years) and we've seen the likes of Gary Oldman walking the catwalk for Prada's 2012 steampunk-inspired menswear.... Read More

An Interview with the Minds Behind March & White Interior Design

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Having set up March & White in 2010, architects and interior experts Elliot March and James White are already leading the charge when it comes to luxury design. With a portfolio including hotels, restaurants, and private and royal residencies, their work is the epitome of style, oozing creativity and individuality.... Read More

Karl Lagerfeld's Futuristic Apartment is Minimal and Cold

May 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is as known for his snarky attitude, white hair and black shades as much as he is for being the creative director for Chanel. Usually pretty private — he only just recently fessed up to being born in 1935 — he decided to open his Paris apartment to May's issue of French Architectural Digest. If you were expecting an explosion of color and accents, you'll be disappointed because this apartment is as stark and minimalist as you can get without living on an actual science fiction movie set. Taking a peek into someone's living... Read More

7 Décor Essentials for a Great Gatsby Inspired Living Room

May 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has been an inspired masterpiece since its publication in 1925. Chronicling the Roaring Twenties, the story details the breakdown and dangers of getting caught up in the American Dream through its protagonist Jay Gatsby. With five film adaptations, including the most recent from Baz Luhrmann, the look of The Great Gatsby has been made to represent a fantastical version of the 1920s, from fashion to interior décor. To get your very own West Egg abode, all you really need is a select few essential pieces that will evoke the Art Deco style of the period, from the perfect glass chandelier to the right minimalistic art print.... Read More

Luxury Hotel in Finland Puts on Design Contest

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at hotel design? Klaus K Helsinki made hotel design a democratic process by offering a Facebook contest to designers wanting to create the luxury hotel's lobby. Called the Klaus K Living Room, entries were... Read More

Milan Design Week Faves: Spotlight on Geometric Furnishings

Apr 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 52nd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (otherwise known as Milan Design Week) took place April 9 to 14, seeing more than 2,500 exhibitors, each with collections of various products and home designs vying for the most attention. From furniture to light sources, there is a lot to wade through, sending many people hunting for the best of the best. Well, to answer that query, here are some of our favorite stand-out designs we would love to have in our own homes.... Read More

$387M Penthouse in Monaco to Become World's Most Expensive?

Apr 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  4 Comments

With an abundance of flashy casinos, luxury yachts, and exciting events (including the Formula One Grand Prix, the Monte-Carlo Arts Festival, and the Rolex Tennis Master), Monaco has been a top tourist attraction for years. Many of the world's wealthiest call this destination home...or at least vacation home. As a magnet for property tycoons, it's no surprise that Monaco could very soon be the home of the world's priciest property per square meter, which comes in the form of a multi-story penthouse in the Tour Odeon, ready to hit the market next year.... Read More

Merrick Manor: Contemporary Living in a Classic Miami Address

Mar 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Just southwest of Downtown Miami lies the city of Coral Gables, developed by real estate planner George Edgar Merrick during the 1920’s. The city became one of the first planned communities in the United States, utilizing the multi-storied, stuccoed... Read More

What's Next in Home Decor: Our Favorites From Ambiente at Messe Frankfurt

Feb 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge

More than 4,600 exhibitors from 81 countries filled 27 exhibition halls with new products, trends and collections at Ambiente at Messe Frankfurt, the annual design fair that is the largest of its kind in the world in the consumer goods sector.... Read More

A Clear Choice: CRYSTAL Pianos Are Anything But Classic

Feb 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

It is not uncommon for a luxury home to feature a grand piano in its spacious foyer and if you are in fact on the market for one, it may behoove you to know the black and white versions now have some more modern cousins. A company in the Netherlands has chosen to specialize in custom pianos that will complement pretty much any interior design, from simple to quirky.

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Live in the Heart of Hollywood: The Avenue Luxury Apartments

Feb 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Designed by the award-winning architectural firm Cuningham Group, The Avenue Apartments and Penthouses offer luxury living right in the heart of Hollywood. Located right between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards on North La Brea, the property is actually walking distance from much of the main drags featuring the Kodak Theater, Hollywood & Highland and nightlife spots famous for... Read More

Industrial Strength Design with Paradisi Furniture

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Simon Firullo, founder and designer behind new design company, Paradisi, takes his furniture design seriously — so much so that he prefers to construct his line with the same materials used by NASA, Formula One, and the aviation industry.... Read More

Building Your Dream Home with Jeffrey Collé

Jan 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Pretty much everyone has a vision of their ideal home that has been building up since childhood. Maybe you want a revolving bookcase like the one you saw in Young Frankenstein or a glamorous bathroom fit for Marilyn Monroe. Whatever your dream is, you have to go through the long process of either finding and buying that dream home or having it custom-built just for you. While many may see either task incredibly daunting and painful, thanks to design-builder of Long Island's South Fork Jeffrey Collé, they don't have to be.... Read More

Moll Anderson Tells Us How to Create an Unforgettably Seductive Setting for Your Lover

Feb 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you're anything like me, you may not know how to plan that perfect romantic moment without relying on clichés, but that's where Moll Anderson and her book Seductive Tables for Two come in. Picking up a book nowadays for tips on event planning may seem a bit archaic in a world of Pinterest, but there's nothing as immediate as holding source material in your hands. Plus, a page in a book isn't going to freeze up on you.... Read More

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