Simply the cabinet placement can create a polished designer look. Using pairs, like these cabinets on either side of the high-end range hood, create rhythm, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. This inspirational luxury kitchen also has another smart idea, to replace upper cabinet doors with glass ones to create a display space.
A sitting area and plush decorative benches at the foot of the bed take this bedroom from comfy home to a sumptuous experience, plus the butter and gray color palette gives the room a restful vibe. Cindi MacPherson of the Interior Partners says that master bedrooms and bathrooms that they design have coordinating colors and fabrics, another detail that adds to an extravagant feel.
Channel the vibe of a modern bed & breakfast with sophisticated, no-frills drapery used in an unpredictable way. Install curtain rods onto the ceiling to create a soft wall of fabric around the bed, which adds height and intimacy, says Alice Cramer, an Atlanta interior designer.
Get ready for breakfast in bed. A tray can serve as a tasteful mini table for coffee and juice, and then display design books and favorite accessories at the foot of the bed throughout the day.
This luxurious master bedroom features an elaborate hand-painted ceiling with floral designs and cloud details. Just underneath is a canopy bed with a quilted metallic comforter and a soft teal chaise for lounging. Brown floral wallpaper covers the walls, while velvet valance curtains give the windows a traditional touch.
Rustic, luxury lodges teem with unique decor and a sense of history, much like this room. Old encyclopedia pages laid out horizontally creates a pattern reminiscent of brick and mortar on the walls of this bedroom. Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” suggests perhaps the greatest luxury in a bedroom can be found in clean and simple bedding and the handsome bindings of a few books by the bedside.
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.
Regardless of your stance on climate change you need look no further than your own backyard or at the water bill to see how the times are changing. In 2014 Arizona recorded the worst drought in its 110-year history of collecting weather-related data. Those statistics and perhaps a little guilt has led many in the Grand Canyon state to roll out the green carpet especially in areas (like around the pool) where grass can be difficult to grow.
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.
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.
Agent Kofi Natei Nartey helps an ESPN analyst quickly relocate to a new Hollywood Hills property before his current lease expires, while Kennon Earl and Nancie Richards scramble to move a Venice property in a matter of days.
Agent Jason Oppenheim needs to find his clients the perfect property for the right price, while Kennon Earl's new client is more concerned with finding a property in the right location. Both will face challenges finding the right balance for their clients.
Vanessa Fitzgerald's new clients are longtime friends, who want to buy their first home together. They've lived in LA for a long time, but their modest budget of $800,000 will lead to a challenging search on the affluent West Side of LA. Meanwhile, Victor Kaminoff's sold nearly every home on Kings Road, so when given the opportunity to sell the same home for a FOURTH time, he's determined to keep his winning sales streak alive.
Agent Katy Landrum takes on a developer client, who doubts her abilities, in hopes that she can prove herself and gain her client's trust to be considered to list his ever growing property empire. Christophe Choo entertains a German baron who's flown overseas to find a family estate in the $20 million price range.
A veteran agent has to price, stage, and sell a property for his client who grew up in the house and is emotionally attached to it. And a young agent helps a friend and her fiance look for a starter home after toxic mold in their condo made them sick and forced them to move in with his parents.
Agent Christophe Choo has VIP clients looking to upgrade from their $5 million Bel Air home to a $10 - $12 million property. And, after super agent Valerie Fitzgerald finds a home that meets her buyer's discerning taste, a hiccup with the home inspection threatens the deal.
Agent Kennon Earl jumps at the chance to help his close friend buy a house in Palm Springs, but shopping for houses two hours away proves to be difficult. Valerie Fitzgerald lands the exclusive listing on a newly finished mega mansion, and if she plays her cards right, she'll coordinate multiple deals and earn multiple commissions on a luxury property.
Actor Esai Morales enlists the help of Thomas Magazeno to sell his Hollywood Hills home so he can move to a more kid-friendly location, but an aggressive pricing strategy leaves the actor with some serious reservations. Also, agent Kennon Earl takes a trip to Kauai to advise his restaurateur clients on a new investment property; but finding them a place where the numbers makes sense proves to be a challenge.
Russian-born, American recording artist, Sasha Gradiva, is looking for a house to live, work and fulfill her creative needs in the Hollywood Hills. And Sasha isn't the only celebrity in the neighborhood. Two-time Emmy award winner Michelle Stafford has a home to sell, but in a down market, getting the price she wants is going to prove difficult.
After bringing a small distressed property to a mega investor client, the pressure's on for Steven Aaron to advise on construction/design and pricing, but if his market advice misses the mark, his client will be saddled with a bad investment and will question their current go-to broker. Core's Richard Lupia Jr. has to find a short-term lease for actor Stephen Baldwin, who is moving to LA for his new TV show, but the actor's constantly changing wish-list makes this search anything but an sure thing.
An important client recruits Merrie Kung to help him diversify his investment portfolio with a three-bedroom rental property in Westwood on a million dollar budget, a tall order. Meanwhile, Vanessa Fitzgerald's client looks for a non-traditional office space for his music company. He wants it to be a work/live space with the amenities of a condo building.
A client challenges agent Rebekah Schwartz to sell her $2 million Marina Del Ray home. If she's successful, she'll give her the listings on her large portfolio of high-end properties around the city. And, a Southern Belle realizes the hundreds of thousands of dollars she spent in renovations didn't result in her dream home. Now she wants VFG agent, Nicole Contreras to come up with a creative way to bring buyers into the home, and get it sold, before she moves back to Texas.
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