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Partial view of a stunning luxurious living room of an Upper East Side residence. Image credit: ©BARRY GROSSMAN

Inside an Upper East Side Luxury Residence

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Located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, this luxury residence stands out for its unique character. Its feel of the sea, aided by the natural light flood and unobstructed…

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A marble bathroom installation from Atlas Concorde at the Cersaie 2019. Love the accent wall with the fishscale tile accent.

Cersaie 2019 Highlights

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At the end of September every year, the city of Bologna hosts a ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings fair – Cersaie. That is one of the places to go to…

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A monochromatic green interior can have such impact! Image via Essential Home.

Decorating with Green Walls

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It’s definitely not your idea. Green has been popping in interiors all the more often lately. It is one of those colors that is on a continuous trending streak. Especially…

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Hotel Harry :: Cuban Inspired Interiors

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The other day I stumbled upon some images of a venue. They made my heart skip, because they had a cool factor vibe. The kind of cool where you are…

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A warm and inviting living room with a soft blush pink sofa, an off white armchair, a coffee table and a wooden accent wall. Image via Marks&Spencer.

How to Upgrade Your Airbnb Listing

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There are over 7M Airbnb listings worldwide. That translates to 2M+ on average of people staying on Airbnb per night. As a matter of fact, more than 300M guests have…

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Partial view of a luxurious living room with a green modular sofa, white armchairs and lots of cloud like pendant lights..

Modern Glamour Set in the Italian Countryside

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Believe me, the sky is the limit when it comes to creating an interior with glamour and suave sophistication. And this private home situated in the Italian countryside is no…

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The moon peaking through the clouds casting a glare over the blue waters and the sailing boat with its lights on frame this idyllic view from the beach of Achladi in Syros.

Wanderlust Design :: A Warm Minimal Beach Resort

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If your idea of living literally on a beach and waking up to a sea of light, then you’re probably thinking of a Greek island…So let me take you on…

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Cielo and circo chairs by an infinity pool somewhere that looks very exotic and tropical.

Ames Vibrant Living :: On the Spotlight

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Last April while visiting Salone del Mobile in Milan, I happened to come across the Vibrant Living Collection of a German brand, ames. A strong sense of cultural identity defined…

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A swimming pool with three sunbeds on one end and a chevron pattern tiled flooring.

How to Match Patterns and Get it Right

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I know you have a story to tell: your handwriting, your favorite color(s) and the pattern prints you choose are all giving you away. It is like reading a diary,…

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A white minimal living space with touches of organic hues to make it feel warm and cozy.

My Top 5 Benjamin Moore White Paints

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White is a very special color with a huge fan club no matter what interior trends dictate. It is considered a neutral color by most and therefore, it comes to…

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