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.
When Lucie Holt is approached by a developer to help brand, market, and rent out an entire building of luxury apartments, located in a hip, downtown neighborhood, she jumps at the chance. But this opportunity is a big risk, because it's the first time Lucie is marketing and managing an entire building. Warburg's Leslie Modell has been asked by her friend Nina to help resolve a delicate family matter. Nina wants to sell her large 2 bed/2 bath apartment to her daughter Samantha and her family, who currently live in a much smaller 2 bed/1 bath apartment in the same building. Both mom and daughter want their relationship to stay strong and are extremely worried about the negotiations.
Gwen Schultz is selling the apartment of her boyfriend Freeman, a widower, but because the apartment is full of family photos and needs a freshening up, the listing has become stale. Gwen is uncomfortable telling Freeman to remove his late wife's photos and belongings in order to allow buyers to visualize living there. Boutique agency owner Doug Heddings has been asked to help his dear friends, Felicia and Jeff Walker find a new home in the West Village. In this sought after neighborhood, finding a suitable apartment for their family within their budget has proven rather difficult. Doug's challenge will be to convince them that if this neighborhood is a key factor in their search, then they'll need to raise their budget.
GHK's Sabrina Kleier-Morgenstern and Daniel Kerin have to market a small apartment that's overcrowded by a growing family of five. Emily Beare of CORE is ready to sell her client's beautiful waterfront apartment, but isn't allowed to hold an open house to get potential brokers in. Emily enlists the help of a super-star party planner to throw a fabulous cocktail party that will generate enough interest in the apartment.
Warburg agent, Leslie Modell, has been asked by Laura Tabachnich to come to her home to convince her new husband, Neil to sell their apartment. On top of that, she needs to get Neil, who has filled his apartment with hundreds of kitschy toys, to sell off some of his 'collection' in order get the apartment ready to show. CORE agents Tom Postilio and Parul Brahmbhatt are part of the sales team assigned to help rebrand and sell 1280 Fifth Avenue, a newly constructed residential complex designed by famed architect Robert A.M. Stern. A different agency failed to sell enough units so now CORE, with Shaun Osher at the helm, has taken over.
As the third realtor in ten months on a penthouse listing, CORE agent Vickey Barron needs to come up with a fresh new marketing idea to get this Greenwich Village property sold. GHK's Michele Kleier guides two newbie agents, John Liss and Isabel Solmonson, as they attempt to sell their first listing, down in the financial district.
Jason Haber will have a Rat Pack themed launch and use a home's rich history to sell his client Penny's $9M apartment that once belonged to Frank Sinatra. The challenge will be creating enough buzz to get buyers through the door and over the fact that the location isn't ideal. The celebrity photographer, Patrick McMullan enlists the Kleiers to help him find a suitable investment property in Brooklyn, where he grew up. The challenge the Kleiers are facing is that they are not as familiar with Brooklyn as they are with Manhattan. Knowing this, they call upon a colleague who is a well-known developer in Brooklyn to assist them with their search.
Michele Kleier opens up communication with a real estate developer who turns run down multi-residence townhouses into incredible single family homes. With Emeril Lagasse's fabulous townhouse already on her list of accomplishments, this is one developer relationship Michele definitely wants to hold on to. Michael Graves of CORE is looking outdo himself by breaking his own record sales high in the same building. But his boss Shaun Osher is skeptical he will be able to outdo the price of the penthouse apartment that sold at the height of the real estate market.
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 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.
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.
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.
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