Luxury kitchen design trends 2017

May 2, 2017 9:17:16 AM

This year is all about going one step further with the trends we’ve grown to love in our kitchens in the recent past. As we find new ways to use popular materials, and designers start to look at kitchens in a whole new way when it comes to both form and function.


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Topics: Luxury, luxury features

Beauty and Snow – St Moritz once again plays host to the world’s pre-eminent Snow Polo World Cup.

Jan 16, 2017 9:55:12 AM

The world’s only high goal polo tournament played on snow, the Snow Polo World Cup kicks off on Friday 27 January, held over three days at Switzerland’s frozen lake of St. Moritz. The elite event, sponsored by some of the world’s premier brands, such as Cartier, Maserati, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel and Perrier Jouet, has attracted some notable attendees and VIPs since its establishment in 1985.


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8 worldly wellness retreats to lock-in your new year resolutions.

Jan 11, 2017 7:41:37 AM

New year, new you. It’s time to follow through on your resolution for a healthier happier you in 2017. While your luxury home is a haven in its own right, there’s no better way to lock-in your wellbeing commitment than scheduling a week or two at one of these luxe-level retreats. Whether you’re seeking mountain magic, island bliss or serious health and fitness experiences, you’re bound to find a perfect oasis of resolution affirming leisure-time among these highly regarded contenders.


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Topics: Luxury Destination, luxury features

Feeling festive – how luxury home owners dial up amazing Christmas style.

Dec 13, 2016 6:38:49 AM

There’s no time of year as beautiful as Christmas. It’s the season of generosity, peace … and bling. The anything-goes holiday when you can go all out with décor choices. Colour palettes flip into greens, reds, purples and metallics. Trees come in from the cold to transform interiors. Festoons, garlands and lavish globes light up your world, inside and out. Where tinsel and fairy lights were once the mainstay, the benchmark for luxury lifestyle lovers is lofty. Luxury home owners like you love to embrace Christmas with style and flair, to create beautiful holiday-themed havens where your family and friends gather for festivities. High-end interiors call for something exceptional. Here’s a roundup of luxe styles and elements creating stunning Christmas experiences around the world.


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Going places - the trends redefining luxury travel

Nov 23, 2016 8:02:26 AM

What’s your definition of a luxury holiday? Like all things in life, your perception is relative. What you consider the idyllic luxury getaway depends on your experience, your expectation and, of course, your personal style.

While travel trends come and go, the constants in the high-end market continue to be quality and craftsmanship. Operators who invest in superb design invariably get the bookings.

Whatever your chosen experience, you expect it to be best-in-breed. Ideally, it’s unique. Luxury travellers like you are prepared to pay a premium for distinctive, one-off opportunities. And, of course, seamless service characterises every element of the ultimate holiday experience.

Overlaying the givens are key trends driving you and your fellow high-end holiday-makers to discover new and exciting ways to escape the everyday.



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Topics: Luxury Destination, luxury features

Take it outside – six superb exterior features for luxury homes

Nov 21, 2016 10:21:44 AM

Super-styled décor and intelligent interior living zones are just part of the luxury lifestyle equation. No matter how much you love the inside of your premium residence, eventually you’ll need to head outside to the real world, to fresh air and sunshine – to the great outdoors. When you do, there’s no need to let your standards drop. Architects, designers and technophiles love creating brilliant features to make your inside-outside lifestyle seamlessly luxurious.

This round-up assembles six superb exterior features that respond to the luxury home owner’s desire to be discerning about every aspect of both the interior and exterior of their residence.  


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Topics: Luxury Property Selection, luxury features

Four surprising art trends to inspire luxury home buyers.

Nov 7, 2016 7:17:30 AM

There has always been a powerful connection between luxury lifestyles and collecting art. Why not? Well-chosen original art is the finishing touch to exceptional architecture and décor. Mass-produced works simply don’t level up to the lofty aesthetic standards of high net worth buyers.


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Topics: Design, luxury features

Where in the world are the most amazing luxury swimming pools?

Oct 25, 2016 7:42:13 AM

Nothing says luxury lifestyle like a swimming pool. Gliding through crystal clear water is restorative, healing, splendid exercise and much more. Who doesn’t feel an improved sense of wellbeing around water, whether it’s thundering ocean, flowing river, still lake or manmade lagoon? You don’t even have to dive in to feel the benefits – simply being near water is relaxing for most of us.

It’s no wonder the world’s top luxury resorts invest in creating amazing pool environments to entice and excite their guests. What defines the world’s most amazing pools? Is it location, size, colour or a combination of factors? This global edit of astonishing swimming pools gathers the beautiful, the vast and the unexpected.


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Topics: Luxury Property, luxury features

Beyond the media room.

Oct 12, 2016 8:25:09 AM

No luxury lifestyle seems complete without a media room showcasing the very latest technologies in digital screening and sound broadcasting. But why limit the functionality and amenity of high-end technologies to the media room?


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Child’s play – top luxury home features for the young (and young at heart)

Oct 4, 2016 7:21:37 AM

 

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, “In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.”

Our inner child forever steers toward playfulness, recalling the simple pleasures of youth: the giggles and the good times, the full-on fun and endless enjoyment.

From deep within stems the desire to create imaginative living environments for children, especially in luxury homes where there is scope to totally indulge the young and young at heart.

This selection of top children-focused features transforms elements once the domain of community playgrounds, fairy tales and daydreams into architectural hallmarks of luxury family living.



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Topics: children, luxury features