A wallpaper accent wall brings elegance into this bedroom. Designers Cate Dunning and Lathem Gordon of GordonDunning suggest layering a duvet and coverlet for a more luxurious look, and having one “boom-pow” statement pillow can make a big style difference, too.
Mirrors and mirrored furniture are high-impact ways to get a luxury look, even on a budget. You can simply add a mirror, such as this round fish-eye mirror above the bed, which Atlanta designer Michelle Mentzer found at a discount. Or go glam by switching out a basic bedside table for a mirrored nightstand. If you have hardwood floors, add a patterned rug from an outlet store.
RAKU as this home is called is one of the finest luxury homes located on the British Virgin Island of Virgin Gorda. Located directly on the beach, it is composed of many luxe imported building materials like Indian Stone, Marble and Mahogany.
A big hood is needed to vent the large 60-inch commercial-style Electrolux range in this kitchen, but it looks less overpowering with its wood encasement and tiled backsplash with “La Leaf” design in copper and antique copper.
Install a sleek sconce on the side of the bed, instead of cramming a lamp onto a small side table, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Sconces may feature swing arms or other ways to change the direction of the light, which helps create a comfortable environment for nighttime reading. A wire basket below a bedside table provides additional, yet stylish, storage.
The gorgeous Mediterranean estate features a beachfront backyard resembling a private resort. Relax in the pergola-covered spa, grab a bite to eat at the poolside cabana or take a dip in the luxurious mosaic tile swimming pool.
Metallic finishes and artwork can transform a bedroom from blah to breathtaking, recreating the mood of a boutique hotel. Atlanta designer Michelle Mentzer used framed landscapes, a gold-framed geometric mirror from a home decor discount store, a ceramic stool and a chest with mirrored drawers to reflect the look of today’s luxury hotels in this bedroom.
Agent Dominique Jeramaz is asked to list an $8.3-million Malibu home. She's never sold in the area, but if Dominique can find a buyer, she'll earn a $415,000 commission. On the other hand, if she drops the ball, her reputation will take a major hit in one of the most elite real estate communities in L.A. Meanwhile, an oil tycoon turns to agent Victor Kaminoff when he decides he needs out of his $45K-a-month rental to buy into a Malibu property. If successful, Victor could walk away with a $500K commission. If he fails, Victor will lose a long-term client who keeps bringing him high-end deals.
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