Fabulous Interiors & Clothing from The Great Gatsby Movie (2013)

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

“The Great Gatsby” is a book by F. Scott Fitzgerland set in the midst of the roaring 20s. It’s the story about the rise and fall of James Gatz, who is born a poor Midwesterner and falls in love with a woman who marries someone else while he is in Europe during the war.  Determined [...]

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Design Lessons From the Most Expensive House in the U.S.

Crespi House - Entrance

The most expensive house in the U.S. is currently the Crespi/Hicks estate on #5555 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, Texas. Currently valued at $ 135 million USD,  it’s a 29,000 square foot home built on a 25-acre lot owned by Tom and Cinda Hicks. This couple spent almost a decade and nearly $ 100 million renovating [...]

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Get The Most Out Of A Tiny Space

Small Space Living

Annie Gorra – a writer and a City of Vancouver employee – and her husband Benny Rago – a Senior Analyst working at HSBC – are a married couple who sold their 1,300 square-foot three-storey home in Vancouver and downsized to a 910 sqft two-bedroom condo. I’m sharing their experience to help you pick up some [...]

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5 Secrets To Creating A Beautiful Space On A Budget

Chinese horshoe back chair

Designing your home is pretty much like putting together a stylish outfit. Not everything has to be expensive, or even cheap. You can achieve a fabulous look – and impress other people – without going broke by remembering these little tricks: 1. Buy one or two high-priced items – Achieving style on a budget is [...]

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6 WAYS TO GET MORE BANG FROM YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN BUCK

Tizio Lamp from Artemide

If there’s one thing that stylish people understand it’s this: being  well-dressed doesn’t mean spending a lot of money on designer labels or buying exclusively from high-end stores. Similarly, it doesn’t take a big budget or a collection of high-priced designer furniture to make your home interiors look magazine-worthy or appealing to potential buyers (just [...]

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THE $ 100 MILLION CONDO, OR WHY REAL ESTATE IS STILL A GOOD INVESTMENT

$ 100 Million NYC Condo

When I first read the headline about this property I thought, “It seems that money doesn’t go that far anymore these days – all it buys you is a pricey condo.” Upon closer inspection, however, I realized that I wasn’t just looking at an ordinary condominium unit. Rather, it’s a 8,000 sqft. monster-sized residence that [...]

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Fabulous Interiors & Clothing from The Great Gatsby Movie (2013)

"The Great Gatsby" is a book by F. Scott Fitzgerland set in the midst of the roaring 20s. It's the story about the rise and fall of James Gatz, who is born a poor Midwesterner and falls in love with a woman who marries someone else while he is in Europe during the war.  Determined to reinvent

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Design Lessons From the Most Expensive House in the U.S.

The most expensive house in the U.S. is currently the Crespi/Hicks estate on #5555 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, Texas. Currently valued at $ 135 million USD,  it’s a 29,000 square foot home built on a 25-acre lot owned by Tom and Cinda Hicks. This couple spent almost a decade and nearly $ 100

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Prepare For Your First Meeting

So you’ve finally taken the first step and called an Interior Designer to discuss your needs and wants. Here’s what you should do to get ready for that first meeting: (1) Gather images of what you’d like your home to look like – An interior designer is not a mind reader and will not

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