Lifestyles

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Swim Training Systems — The Latest Fitness Craze

To gain maximum exercise benefits from their home pool and spa complexes, homeowners are seeking out powerful swim training systems. Luxury swimming pool design and build company Aqua Platinum has began to research this trend’s growth. “There’s been a huge...

Waves of Change

Water views or frontage have consistently been desirable real estate attributes for as long as anyone can remember. Whether your home offers breathtaking vistas out upon the open sea or a tranquil setting with frontage to a babbling river, there aren’t too many who...

On the Beach in Kailua

By Camilla McLaughlin Rarely is exceptional architecture paired with a remarkable location, but in the residence featured on our cover those two circumstances converge in an ideal synergy, very much aligned with Hawaii’s timeless connection between people, nature and...

Homes Perfect for a Labor Day BBQ

Today’s Labor Day, how do you plan on celebrating? There is nothing quite like an old fashioned BBQ with friends and family. Along with the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, Labor Day is among the top 3 holidays for grilling. In honor of the holiday, here are some...

Getting to Know Designer Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams, a follower of fashion, style and décor with a passion for interior designer, decided it was time to reinvent closet space. She launched LA Closet Design in 2007 with the intention of revolutionizing the concept of closets, transforming them into spaces...

Jewelry for the Home

Diamond Ring by Christopher Boots. Photo by Christine Francis.  Contemporary designers around the world are transforming lighting fixtures from basic utility into artistic bling. By Roger Grody Talented interior designers compose seating, flooring and window...

Residences Welcome Farm-to-Table Produce and More

While farm-to-table produce was once a hot trend, community residents have now begun to expect farm fresh ingredients on their plates and in their cocktails. By Alyssa Gautieri To keep residents and guests happy, residences and resorts have embraced the farm-to-table...

Trends for an Eco-Conscious Home

R16, pictured above, is a lighting device that is made up of the components that it is shipped with, emulating simplicity and zero-waste design techniques. All photos courtesy Salone del Mobile.Milano.  “I think that as a designer nowadays we should not think we...

3 Luxury Woodworkers Combine Creativity & Expertise

These artisans are using their imaginations to create unique, high-quality wood specimens. It takes an understanding of how to make their products efficient and functional, while still keeping them beautiful and aesthetically stunning. By Kelly Potts  Artisan...

Art Deco Gems

Since 1925, Art Deco has been known as a glamorous, global style characterized by lavish ornamentation. “Ordinary” items found in the everyday home become extraordinary when embellished with gemstones, crystals, and precious and semi-precious stones highlighting their...

Splitters — A New Generation of Homebuyers

“Splitters,” those who choose to divide their time between a primary residence and a second home, are changing the definition of home away from home. As life grows busier and busier, a new generation of homebuyers is emerging. Due to their busy schedules, splitters...

Legrand Raises $161,000 for Building Homes for Heroes

Legrand, a company that brings power, light, and data to millions of spaces worldwide, aims to help wounded veterans with its charitable efforts. By Sarah Binder For the second year, Legrand, North America, a firm that specializes in electrical and digital building...

4 Real Estate Developments Perfect for “Porching”

On a quiet afternoon you may decide to read a book, enjoy a glass of wine or watch passersby — and, a porch is the perfect place to pass the time.  By Alyssa Gautieri The term “porching” has become popular among Americans who enjoy spending time outdoors on their...

Art Worth Traveling For

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 Edition of Homes & Estates Magazine. With major art events, exhibitions and museum openings planned across the globe, 2017 is shaping up to be an important year for art. By Samantha Myers From the 57th Venice...