Author: Alyssa Gautieri

Dior Builders Announces Healthy Home 2017

Featuring everything from energy efficient products and innovative technologies, to green building materials and non-toxic furniture and accessories, this home was designed with healthy living in mind. Setting a new precedent for green and healthful living, Healthy Home 2017 will be the very first home in the nation built under the newly revised American Lung Association Health House™ guidelines. Consistently on the forefront of providing healthier indoor living environments, Dior Builders is working on the next home in its series of real-life, interactive and educational models for cleaner, greener, safer living. Founded in 1993 to address the growing national...

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Traditional Feng Shui by Dee Kelly

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 edition of The High End magazine. For more information about The High End, click here. Trained in Traditional Feng Shui by an authentic Taiwanese master, Dee Kelly has been practicing the art and science of Feng Shui for 20 years — and her mastery of the subject is sought by clients far and wide to both improve their lives and business ventures. By Samantha Myers • Penthouse photography by Nick Johnson Dee Kelly was one of 16 students out of a group of 400 to be chosen by her Feng Shui...

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Luxury London Homes Offer Breathtaking Views

Hampstead — home to London’s most famous names — has been a haven for writers, composers, ballerinas and intellectuals, actors, artists and architects over the ages. Photos courtesy of Bellis Homes The location, just 4 miles northwest of Charing Cross, is known for having one of the largest urban parks in the world, Hampstead Heath, and being one of the highest points in London it boasts breathtaking views of the city. Indeed, beautiful views are one of the most desired factors when it comes to purchasing a property for many buyers, however it is not something that’s easily found...

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10 Concepts Shaping Homes

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 edition of The High End magazine. For more information about The High End, click here. To shine some light on what’s ahead for homes, we take a look at 10 ideas, products and attitudes that promise to impact homes as we head toward the end of the decade. By Camilla McLaughlin What’s driving innovations for homes is a synchronicity between evolving consumer attitudes, new products and emerging technologies. Today, consumers play an important role in this process. Rarely are consumers cited as change agents, but consumers themselves have changed. Instead of...

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Interior Designer Kriste Michelini on Getting to Know Clients

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 edition of The High End magazine. For more information about The High End, click here. Kriste Michelini goes through “mini marriages” with clients before designing their spaces with an eye toward both purpose and aesthetics. By Kristen Ordonez • Photography by Thomas Kuoh Fulfilling a passion through one’s career is not a priority for everyone, but it was for Kriste Michelini. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Michelini first moved to California at age 10. Later in life, after working for 10 years in the tech industry and specializing in business development and...

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