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6 Calming Bedrooms To Rival Any High-End Hotel

6 Calming Bedrooms To Rival Any High-End Hotel

After a long day of travel, there’s nothing quite like arriving at a luxury hotel and settling into a beautiful room that sets the tone for a vacation. While travel is temporarily restricted and the possibility of staying at high-end hotels has been paused, hotel-level luxury can still be achieved in your own home. Take your cues from these six relaxation-ready retreats to give your bedroom the hotel treatment.  Jewel Tones in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates |  Chris Whitehead ,  Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty This  vibrant bedroo...

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Design Essentials: Ethical Design

Design Essentials: Ethical Design

Good design is no longer just about aesthetics—it’s also about considering the context in which a product is made. Ethical design embraces sustainability while going beyond it to consider a product’s social impact, which includes the diversity of representation and even the treatment of employees within design firms and manufacturing companies. As designers and homeowners alike become more concerned about ethical design, the industry is responding by establishing clear standards for planning and production.  It is possible to celebrate the best parts of luxury without sacrificing the...

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Looking To The Land Down Under

Looking To The Land Down Under

Australia is the largest country in Oceania and the sixth largest country in the world. Known for its beautiful landscapes like the Great Barrier Reef, vibrant cultural scene including the Sydney Opera House, pleasant climate and reputable universities, Australia’s quality of life and unrivalled natural beauty make it an ideal destination to live in. Immigration is the main driver of population growth in Australia, accounting for more than 60% of annual growth. Even though it is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, the population growth has resulted in a consisten...

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A Waterfront Hideaway In Buzzing Singapore

A Waterfront Hideaway In Buzzing Singapore

Sentosa Cove was conceived and planned by the Singapore Government more than 20 years ago to be Singapore’s most prestigious integrated oceanfront marina residential communities to rival other iconic marina communities around the world. This exclusive enclave was built on a 117-hectare stretch of mostly reclaimed land on the eastern coast of Sentosa Island. The northern and western boundaries are flanked by the award-winning Serapong Golf Course and Tanjong Golf Course. By the time it was fully developed in around 2013, it comprises around 1,800 apartments, 50 terrace houses and around 340 bun...

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In Uncertain Times, Singapore Property May Just Be Your Best Bet

In Uncertain Times, Singapore Property May Just Be Your Best Bet

As the coronavirus wreaked havoc in economies across the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it could trigger a global recession in 2020 which is expected to be worse than the negative 1.68 percent during 2009 global financial crisis. It is a timely reminder of the importance of diversifying one’s investments to prevent losses: A varied portfolio is crucial for stability, especially when markets become increasingly volatile. Yet another school of thought offered by BlackRock is that even investors with ready capital to deploy should focus on preserving values and incomes. Re...

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How To Bring Eco-Conscious Beauty to Your Home

How To Bring Eco-Conscious Beauty to Your Home

As more people become increasingly aware of the effects of our energy consumption on climate change, homeowners are choosing to adopt more sustainable design solutions. Creating a welcoming, stylish home is now as much about putting thoughtful care into responsibly sourced furnishings as it is about picking pieces that suit you and your family’s needs. Conscientious, sustainable interior design is all about balancing these impulses—it’s about making smart choices for the environment without having to sacrifice beauty or function.  As architects and developers have been finding new, i...

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6 Design Tips To Make Your Spaces Feel Organised

6 Design Tips To Make Your Spaces Feel Organised

As spring’s arrival lines up with an increased amount of time spent at home, what was previously a yearly cleaning tradition may now be an important act of care. Whether paring down your belongings or installing better storage solutions, a thorough spring cleaning can establish a sense of order and continuity in your home. Improve your homelife with these design-inspired organisation tips. 1. Review and Edit What You Own New Hope, Pennsylvania | Caryn Black,  Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty Before beginning a large-scale reorganisation project, it’s a...

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7 Seascapes You Can Own

7 Seascapes You Can Own

Access to ocean breezes has long been seen as a tonic for many of the things that ail us, and it’s true that nothing soothes the soul quite like the sea. As these difficult times test our ability to maintain a sense of calm, we turn to nature for its healing, grounding qualities—the same traits that we so often look for in a home. For now we need to stay put where we are, but that doesn’t mean we can’t plan for future seaside escapes—and let the anticipation of those later visits soothe us. From seaside escapes on the edge of the Mediterranean to romantic bungalows set on white sandy beac...

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Aloha, A Virtual Escape to Paradise

Aloha, A Virtual Escape to Paradise

Looking for an escape to paradise? With the Stay-At-Home restrictions still in place for many, now may not be the time to travel, but we’re here to whisk you away on a virtual escape. Explore the Hawaiian Islands with its rich culture, unique neighborhoods, and natural wonders unlike anywhere else in the world. Find your piece of paradise with us today! Irresistible Hawaii List Sotheby’s International Realty represents the perfect marriage of local roots and global reach. Your home is more than just an address, it’s where you create lasting memories. As the leading luxury r...

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Prosper With Good Feng Shui

Prosper With Good Feng Shui

Feng Shui is a branch of the Taoist Five Arts which studies land in order to find places that are favourable for people to thrive in. Many have heard the saying “success is being in the right place at the right time”. Feng Shui gives us the means to calculate whether this is the time for a given place to boom and prosper. When a tide of good luck comes in for a place, the informed can choose to be there and ride that wave of luck. Using Feng Shui to take a look at some of the important elements of this development, it is easy to see why West End Gate as a whole development fits wit...

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