Modern Takes on Marble | In the world of interiors, no material exudes elegance quite like marble. Prized for its varied colorways and unique veining, marble elevates an interior to luxury status. It’s no wonder the natural stone has graced the palaces and temples of kings and emperors for centuries. “Marble has been used in the most noble homes for flooring and decoration since the beginning of time, and using it in any interior perpetuates this legacy,” says Rome-based architect and designer Achille Salvagni. “Because there are so many types of marble, it is an easy way to play with color and pattern.”Read More
Modern Beach Homes | At the beach, people want as few barriers to the water as possible. So when it comes to modern beach houses, views, light, and outdoor space are at the top of every buyer’s wish list. Oversize windows, glass walls, and open layouts are integral design elements, as are covered porches, decks for entertaining, and seamless indoor-outdoor spaces.Read More
The Inspiration of Shohei Shigematsu | A Japan-born architect, Shohei Shigematsu is the driving force behind the design of renowned cultural venues including the Quebec National Beaux Arts Museum, the Faena Arts Center in Miami Beach, and the re-imagined gallery spaces at Sotheby's NY.Read More
Restoration Hardware’s Evolution to Design Studio | Restoration Hardware is in the business of selling furniture, but these days, the retail experience is more than just buying products. It’s becoming an entire lifestyle.
In 2016, the brand launched RH Interior Design as well as the interactive RH Design Ateliers across all their retail stores. So not only can consumers come to Restoration Hardware to fill their homes, but they can also rely on internal interior designers—and even bring their own architects and designers to RH workspaces—to give their spaces a point of view and sense of style.Read More
4 Top Neighbourhoods in Mississauga | Those looking to cozy up to Toronto may be won over by the lakefront lifestyle Mississauga has to offer. The sixth most populous municipality in Canada, this thriving city offers options for those looking to be near the action while also holding onto a slice of suburban life. Boasting the historic Port Credit perched on the shores of Lake Ontario, long rambling walking trails that stretch all the way to Toronto, and neighbourhoods flooded with annual festivals, Mississauga isn’t one to miss. Review these neighbourhoods in Mississauga and plan your next adventure—or your next place to put down roots.Read More
New Development Spotlight : Paras Quartier in Guragon, Haryana, India | Showcasing the height of new luxury construction in some of the world’s most sought after locations, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our worldwide network.
Paras Quartier is a prestigious condominium project in the National Capital Region of India and has set a new trend in spacious high rise living. Being only five minutes away from Golf Course Road in the scenic Aravali hills region on Gurgaon-Faridabad Expressway, Paras Quartier is spread over 10 acres that showcase wide spaces and ample green areas, making it one of the most serene and peaceful residential properties in Gurgaon.Read More
Living History | The Best of London's Luxury Apartments - When it comes to industry, commerce, the Royal Family, and parliament, London is a city of distinction. Renowned for its arts and culture, history, and iconic architecture, England’s capital city receives millions of tourists every year. But even with its bustle and energy, London delivers some of the most green spaces per capita of the major cities in the U.K., and many boroughs serve as resplendent retreats on the city’s doorstep. Here are five homes that honor London’s heritage and look forward to its future.Read More
Architectural Masterpiece in Spain’s Balearic Islands | Nestling in the hills overlooking Port Andratx you find a unique new residential property developed by a London based Development Company that specializes in luxury homes. “Infinity” represents the ultimate in space, design and finish and benefits from breath taking views and amenities.Read More
The May Numbers are in! | Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 9,989 transactions through TREB's MLS® System in May 2019.* While this result represented a substantial increase of 18.9 per cent over the 15-year low in May 2018, it should be noted that the result was still below the average for month of May sales for the previous ten years, which stands at almost 10,300.Read More
The World’s Most Glamorous Cities | Whether they shine in the realms of art, fashion, food, or culture, there’s a certain circuit of fabulous cities known for their particularly glamorous offerings. So captivating are these international destinations that narrowing down the list can be a daunting task. As you decide where next to put down roots, take a look at what makes these seven cities overflow with cosmopolitan allure.Read More
8 Ideas for Transforming an Extra Room | Much like petits fours at the end of a delicious meal, an auxiliary room can often sweeten the deal when deciding on a property to add to your portfolio. Whether for business, in the case of a home office, or pleasure via a home theater, make the most of the extra square footage by introducing one of these additions to your home.Read More
6 Simple Ways to Add Glamour to Your Bathroom Design | Whether a spacious ensuite or a curated powder room, the bathroom is a space replete with design possibilities. A place for reflection and rejuvenation, the bathroom deserves to be thought of as the retreat it is. Implementing savvy design choices in your bathroom can transform your morning routine, turning the space into a point of inspiration and leaving you refreshed for the day.
Ensure your bathroom keeps pace with the rest of your design-forward home via strategic updates, taking cues from these of-the-moment trends.Read More
Sotheby's | Analyzing the May New York Auctions - The recent wave of New York auctions was a steady sweep, with more than $2.1bn spent on Impressionist, Modern and contemporary art at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips in one week. The results were roughly in line with the past several sales seasons, suggesting that this is neither a frothy up-market or a messy down-one but a steady settling in.Read More
Life’s Been Good | The Eagles’ Joe Walsh Lists His Home in Beverly Hills | Whether it’s his timeless work with the Eagles, the James Gang, or on his own, Joe Walsh’s Hall of Fame contributions to rock and roll are without a doubt, some of the most memorable. Today’s special edition of our weekly video feature showcases Walsh’s contemporary home in Beverly Hills, California.Read More
Return Of Rye | Rye is a spirit with lots of history. The peppery drink was a favorite of the forefathers of the U.S., including President George Washington, and was a staple right up until Prohibition.
But rye distillers never recovered from that 13-year dry spell, and until recently, the spirit was all but extinct. Now, with bespoke bars and craft cocktails making everything old new again, it is having a more-than-triumphant return to the top shelf.Read More
The Home of Hollywood Visionary Harry Warner | The Golden Age of Hollywood is immortalized in the collective imagination as an era of iconic elegance, celebrity, and style. Originating the 1910s and enjoying a heyday in the 1930s and 1940s, this era of movie magic introduced the world to classic films and timeless idols; and Harry Warner, the studio magnate who co-founded Warner Bros. in 1923, was a force majeure who helped make it possible. His Beverly Hills home is a powerful memento of the Golden Age’s cultural legacy—far greater than any individual movie or piece of memorabilia. Warner was the prime mover of Hollywood’s movers and shakers, and this was his domain.Read More
5 Interior Design Trends to Bring Home from Luxury Hotels | With design-forward hotels popping up on every corner of the globe, it can sometimes be hard to choose where to land—and even harder to leave at the end of your stay. Resorts are prioritizing not only a sense of relaxation, but are also balancing authenticity and a sense of communion with the environment. It’s not enough to offer basic amenities anymore; seasoned travelers are looking for spaces with a story to tell. From unique architectural builds to environmentally-conscious practices to sleek and smart interiors, luxury hotels have become destinations unto themselves.Read More
Modern Edge | Kaly Ryan and Bram Sawatzky of Willow & Stump Design Co., have been cleverly marrying form and function since 2014 — all with an ethos of sustainability. Their multidisciplinary studio in East Vancouver has garnered national attention, thanks to the duo’s steam-bending and 3D fabrication techniques, seen on smart, stylish items like the canoe-inspired Fluyt bench that doubles as a storage unit, and the Corian chair, which incorporates thermoformed curves and complex patterns carved into the seat and back.Read More
Renewal-Shock Concerns are Fading for Canadian Mortgage Holders | Canadian homeowners set to renew their mortgages this year can rest a little easier about having to pay higher rates.
Rates to renew a five-year mortgage aren’t much higher than they were when the mortgages were taken out, according to National Bank research. That means “no payment shock” for the 17.4% of mortgages renewing in 2019, Matthieu Arseneau, deputy chief economist at the Montreal-based bank, said by phoneRead More
How to Downsize in Toronto’s Luxury Real Estate Market | When you’re used to space, the thought of downsizing can be a challenging one. Isn’t bigger better? Is your family going to be constantly underfoot? Where will you host your guests? But taking a step towards a smaller footprint can offer benefits: smaller homes are often easier to maintain, more environmentally friendly, and can suit a lifestyle of travel and multiple pursuits. If you’re thinking about taking the downsizing leap, here are a few points to consider.Read More