Artists are using their eyes to read books in a different way, architects are building residences that mirror their environments, and interior designers are rediscovering the finer points of magnificent details. Here are the latest trends in art, architecture, and design.Read More
6 Modern Kitchen Features Every Home Needs | No remodel adds more value to your home than a kitchen overhaul: your efforts to update a kitchen often net out in a positive return on investment. But many modern kitchens are also replete with the kinds of bells and whistles that only the most serious cooks will ever use. Bypass the extraneous when you revamp by noting the following kitchen makeover must-haves.Read More
Nestled in Toronto’s ritzy Yorkville neighbourhood, home to Chanel, Versace, Hermès and other luxury retailers, At Your Service, Fashion Insider Shares the Go-To Spots Gathered From Their Travels | Cabine is an anomaly. It’s housed in an unassuming brownstone identified only by its bright pink door, and gaining entrance is by invitation or appointment only. The intimate Cabine retail experience was founded by fashion veteran Nicholas Mellamphy and officially opened for business in 2018. Mellamphy brings one-of-a-kind pieces from the runways each season right to his clients — a small group of women from around the world who just happen to include celebrities and royalty (he doesn’t divulge names).Read More
The evolution of luxury is personal, and for many, it is defined by experience, not price | In this issue of Insight: The Art of Living, we introduce you to people and places that reflect the future of luxury, as defined by creativity, craftsmanship and elevated experience, rather than simply by the price tag. You will meet notable Canadian designers Liz Eeuwes and Calla Haynes whose experimental styles are invigorating the world of high-end carpet-making. We’ll take you on a global journey to meet gourmet chocolatiers, such as CXBO, which makes edible art in Toronto, and To’ak in Ecuador, whose aged tree-to-bar chocolate pairs with vintage wines and fine whisky. Then join us as we explore the culturally rich, dynamic cities of Montreal, London and Cape Town, where luxury and design are being taken to new levels.Read More
5 Contemporary Dwellings in Ibiza | For those looking to make the most of summer, thankfully, there’s Ibiza. Surrounded by vibrant Mediterranean waters, the third-largest Balearic Island is the definition of paradise. Though the island is known for its vibrant nightlife and live electronic music shows, a foray into the countryside and the island’s quieter villages reveals a more balanced tranquility. Here are five homes that embrace contemporary style without losing out on any of the dynamism of Ibiza.Read More
Going with the Flow | 6 Estates with Private Lakes | Few things can compare to time spent private relaxing sound of fresh water, the cool shade of trees, and soothing sylvan scents create the most tranquil settings at these six estates, each of which includes its own peaceful private lake.Read More
A Rarity on the River | When a home designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is used as a guest house and not the main residence of an estate, you know you’ve entered rarified territory.
Welcome to The Falls. In the Washington, D.C., power suburb of McLean, Virginia, the 3.2-acre estate stands above, overlooking the Potomac River. The setting is equal to the main residence itself—a palatial home of sprawling entertainment spaces, private wings, vistas from every angle, and surprises at every turn.Read More
Inside a Panoramic Wonder in San Francisco, California | This sophisticated contemporary aerie in the hills of Clarendon Heights spans approximately 4,195 square feet and offers four bedrooms, a sleek open living and dining level, and a vista that is dazzling by day and sparkling by night.Read More
What’s new in Art, Architecture, and Design | Beautiful, bold, and beneficial are the catchwords this season in the worlds of art, architecture, and design. We’re decorating our bodies, building healthy environments, and brightening our rooms with rainbows of color. Here’s what’s happening.Read More
Summer Design Essentials Your Should Know | When it comes to design for summer 2019, it’s all about remixing, bringing the outdoors in, and embracing the unexpected. From patios to gardens to breakfast nooks, both indoor and outdoor spaces deserve a summer refresh, with sustainability and lasting quality in mind. Take full advantage of the warm weather with outdoor spaces that speak to design-forward luxury, and ensure your interiors keep pace with the striking haven you’ve created outdoors.Read More
6 Outdoor Kitchens to Inspire Your Next Al Fresco Dinner | As summer heats up, it’s the perfect time to move dinner outdoors. Whether in the shade of ivy-covered pergolas or on warm, sun-dappled terraces, spending more time outside is a premium perk of warm weather—even better when accompanied by a great meal, a glass of wine, and good company.Read More
Pools with Views | They’re carved into rocks, they jut into oceans. They’re perched over cliffs, seemingly defying gravity.
Today’s swimming pools are wet, wild, and wondrous. Designers are going bold with new technologies and audacious ideas. Pools may function as extensions of one’s living spaces, but when builders sculpt backyard environments into dreamscapes, they carry homeowners off into the realm of fantasy.Read More
Heritage Hotels | Jet-setters in search of memorable accommodations are wise to seek out a lovingly restored heritage hotel that combines modern luxuries and fine service with a historic atmosphere. Some heritage hotels operate as independent properties, while others are backed by global hotel brands. Here’s a look at some of the most notable ones around.Read More
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
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
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
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
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