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.
Color is an easy way to add luxury to a room on a budget. These sea blue walls conjure a luxurious coastal feel you can add to any home, no matter how far you are from the beach, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle.
“Use white as a unifying element when mixing antiques,” suggests author Susan Sully. This homeowner had a variety of antiques of different styles and countries. To dial down the formality of the room, the homeowner left the frame over the bed uncovered and stuck to a clean, white color palette. The result is a calming room that feels both eclectic and cohesive at the same time.
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.
Adding a bench to the foot of your bed will make an ordinary room seem like a ritzy hotel suite. Plus even your shoes and coffee table books will look more glamorous next to a bench with mirrored or acrylic legs, like this padded bench selected by Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily.
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.
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.
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.
A family with an expanding brood reaches out to agent GieFaan Kim to help them sell their charming East Village apartment ASAP! With a rare 900 sq. ft. terrace as a feature, finding a buyer should be a piece of cake. But to get potential buyers to see past the scaffolding covering the apartment's outdoor space is a hurdle. Richard Steinberg needs to quickly sell a repeat client's gorgeous, but imperfectly located, 4 bed, 4 bath on the UES. But negative feedback about the home's proximity to a busy subway stop throws a wrench in the works.
CORE's Elizabeth Kee and Lindsee Silverstein are faced with a challenging sale when they learn that their client's apartment is dominated by a huge slide. Unwilling to remove the apartment's most unique element, the girls must bring in clients who are young-hearted and open minded. GHK's Margo Fall attempts to discover West Coast flavor in the New York real estate market for her California clients.
Melissa Meyers and her family have relocated to California for her teenaged daughter's acting career, and they're trying to sell their place on the UES. The empty apartment has already been on the market for six months with another agent, and Melissa won't budge on the price. Dan and Kim Kelleher cannot understand why their apartment isn't selling. They insist it's a hidden gem in Manhattan and they need Doug Heddings to help them get that across to a buyer as soon as possible because their family is rapidly outgrowing the place. But Doug's having a hard time getting potential buyers to overlook a $4k monthly maintenance fee.
CORE's Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon have been challenged with revitalizing a stale listing on the market for a year: a $2.2M pied-a-terre owned by legendary actress Joan Collins. Joan is counting on them to get the job done after listing with three previous brokers. Agent Deborah Lupard has friends who own a beautiful, historic house in New Paltz. They're ready to sell and move onto the next chapter of their lives; so, they enlist Deborah's help with selling their property. Because Deborah's not familiar with real estate in New Paltz, she decides to find the right local agent with whom she can team up.
Michele Kleier takes on an exclusive listing for a spacious pair of Upper East Side penthouses. With one penthouse already on its way to a deal, Michele hopes she can make a quick sale of its counterpart by throwing a 60s themed open house. CORE's Adrian Noriega has to convince his stubborn client to give him a little wiggle room when it comes to selling her apartment.
CORE agent Vickey Barron's worldly clients, Nava and her husband, have moved overseas and want to sell their two-bedroom apartment as soon as possible. Vickey has to convince her clients that a big event focusing on her client's love of international culture and art?a documentary film fundraiser?will attract potential buyers and brokers and create buzz while doing something great for the community. The Kleiers are approached by top PR agent Alison Brod to find a high-end, short-term rental for a documentary filmmaker with particular taste. He wants to live in a luxury apartment for the duration of shooting his film, but, all he can offer in exchange for a swanky pad is exposure in the film itself.
Robby Brown is ready to sell an apartment that he and a friend co-purchased as an investment a few years ago. Located in West Chelsea, this mint-condition apartment has a lot going for it, but its best feature is the spectacular view of the High Line. Robby and his friend are anxious for a quick sale, so Robby's strategy is two-fold: he wants to stage the apartment and utilize the High Line as part of his sales approach. CORE agent John Harrison's anxious client, actress Mel Gorham needs to move out of her Fifth Ave. loft apartment and find a bigger space for her and her Great Dane service dog, 120lb Isabella. Mel is insistent that Isabella goes wherever she does, so John must find a renter for her loft and the perfect two-bedroom apartment in the west village or Gramercy that will accommodate this enormous and rambunctious dog which is not an easy task in Manhattan.
CORE's Tom Postilio explores a developing townhouse and enlists the help of a designer to make the space go from under construction to a completed listing. Robert and Charlie from Warburg get the chance to list a great Harlem apartment and decide that investing in staging is the way to go.
GHK's Michele Kleier put's her client's old fashioned apartment on the market, but knows she'll have to introduce modernity and neutrality into the space if it's ever going to sell. Shaun Osher of CORE believes he's the right agent to market a developer's brand new property, but first he must convince him to change the layout of his building. Shaun must show his client the benefits of making the new building suit the lifestyle of Tribeca residents.
Deb Lupards' client is looking to expand her family abode to an upstate country home. While she loves the old fashioned country look, she's looking for a space with modern, working amenities. GHK's Michele Kleier and Michele Peck are offered the exclusive listing on one of Manhattan's most unique landmark buildings. The agents will have to brush up on their art and history knowledge to find the right minded buyer for this historic space.
CORE agent Lisa Graham has a new penthouse sponsor unit at 211 Madison Avenue that has not been upgraded since it was built in the 1980s and was on the market with another agency for months. A health and wellness enthusiast, Lisa enlists the help from Ann Gallops, a Feng Shui stager to revitalize this stale listing and host an event on creating a healthy home. Halstead agent Ivana Tagliamonte's neighbor Mylah and Dr. Michael Wayne live in a 2 bedroom with 3 kids and 3 pit bulls. Though they love their apartment, a condo in a former birthing hospital in the east village and the neighborhood, they ask Ivana to help them find a bigger property.