Timeless Design Trends To Elevate Your Home

How many times have you perused high-end design tips in a glossy lifestyle magazine or an esteemed architecture editorial, only to notice that those trends are passé in a matter of months? Some styles have mere moments to shine before fading to obscurity; while other trends demonstrate a recursive pattern, returning cyclically across the years or decades. But there […]

The Great Outdoors: 4 Homes Ideal For Indoor-Outdoor Living

In legendary locales from Easthampton to Southern California, these estates were designed to take advantage of summer’s long, lovely days and nights, effortlessly blending indoor comforts and conveniences with easy access to enchanting outdoor spaces. Pacific Palisades Paradise Neyshia Go | Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage This six-bedroom contemporary home in Pacific Palisades has a unique multilevel floor […]

Blue Crush: Properties Perfect For Swimming

Annie Lee Borges – Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty  A meditative state is most commonly associated with stillness; a way to transcend beyond disruptive thought into a state of pure observation. But in the water, this calmness, awareness, and focused attention are fostered through the motion of swimming. “Blue spaces”—areas that provide proximity to […]

Homes With Elevated Monochrome Design Palettes

Angela Beccera – Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty  The concept of monochrome design is often misunderstood. In film and photography, the term denotes black, white, and gray, and so people may associate monochromatic color schemes with being colorless. But that’s not the case. Monochrome design is all about color—selecting a single tone, and deploying it […]

Eco Chic For Earth Day: 3 Ecologically Friendly Homes

Uniting thoughtful sustainability with stylish modern design, these homes prove that actually, it is easy being green. Elegant Alexander Valley Estate Kevin McDonald | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sonoma Brokerage Enveloped by the rolling hills of the Alexander Valley, this recently constructed three-bedroom residence and two-bedroom guest barn are thoughtfully sited on 77 pastoral acres. The outdoor living spaces include […]

Green With Envy: 4 Homes With Lush Landscaping

From a 1920s villa in Santa Barbara to one of the largest private landholdings in Greenwich, these homes are surrounded by lush landscapes that extend their interior opulence to the outdoors. Mediterranean-Style Sanctuary Joe McCorkell | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito Coast Village Road Brokerage Blending 1920s elegance with contemporary comforts and conveniences, this Mediterranean-inspired home atop a […]

Guiding Light: 4 Homes Filled With Natural Light

Plentiful windows, striking skylights, and walls of glass maximize natural light in these bright, beautiful homes, making the most of their singular settings. Bright, Inviting Wine Country Getaway Gina Clyde | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sonoma Brokerage On 5.5 acres adjoining the land surrounding picturesque Haraszthy Falls, this 2,596-square-foot wine country getaway is suffused with lovely light and sophisticated farmhouse-inspired […]

New FHSIR Associate: Melina Ryann

Melina is a seasoned real estate professional with a diverse background and a passion for Charlottesville. Since graduating from the University of Virginia in 2003 with a degree in East Asian studies, specializing in Japanese language and culture, Melina has been deeply rooted in the local community. Her journey began in property management and transitioned […]

Workin’ It: 4 Polished And Practical Home Offices

Simultaneously fabulous and functional, these quiet, contemplative home offices are private retreats designed to increase productivity and inspire new ideas. Victorian Inspiration in Sonoma Ginger Martin | Sotheby’s International Realty – St. Helena Brokerage In the prestigious Armstrong Estates neighborhood of Sonoma, just blocks from the vibrant town Plaza, this renovated 2000 Victorian-style home pays homage to architectural history with […]

Mood Board | How To Incorporate Statement Rugs Into Your Luxury Home

There’s the statement wall, where one side of the room sports a patterned wallpaper or signature paint. There’s statement furniture, which lends character and serves as a conversation starter. And of course, there’s the statement work of art that speaks volumes without saying a word. But the statement rug is unique in its function. Its […]