Home Safe Home: Welcome to the Era of Designing for Well-Being

As we all spend more time in our homes than ever before, here’s how architects and designers are making our houses more suitable for our new ways of living. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. In the first decades of the 20th century, an unfussy, almost austere aesthetic…
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Colour Theory: The Mood-Lifting Design Approach to Try This Year

Draw inspiration from Pantone’s 2021 Colours of the Year and, along with insight from top design experts, create a bright, uplifting space within your home. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Twice a year, in a secret meeting, the Pantone Colour Institute hosts representatives from various nations’ colour…
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Holiday Spirit: 7 Festive Cocktails from the World’s Top Mixologists

Find fresh new ways to toast the season, with notable recipes from leading brands and hotels around the globe. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. It may be a side effect of the holidays, or simply the winter chill, but every day running up to New Year’s Eve…
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Merry and Bright: The 7 Best Wines for the Holidays

No holiday feast is complete without the right wine, so we’ve rounded up sommeliers’ top recommendations—plus what to pair them with for every celebration this season This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Whether you’re celebrating virtually or in-person with a smaller, more intimate gathering this year, your holiday…
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Right at Home: 4 Expert Tips for Setting Up a Homeschool Space

Working and schooling from home have shown us that our spaces should not only look great, but need to function well too—three design experts advise on getting that balance right. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Home renovations have increased by 50 percent since 2010, according to a…
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Mindful Food: How to Go Foraging for Plants in Your Backyard

Foraging can form a key part of eating mindfully, say these experts—here’s how to begin at home and the foods to look for this fall This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. The current health crisis has placed a renewed focus on nutritional well-being and where our food comes…
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4 Ways to Make a Home Workout Work for You

Getting results while exercising in your own space can be a challenge—this is how home-fitness converts and a pro-trainer make the most of their workouts This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Gym closures have changed our ways of working out and, while things are slowly reopening, exercise has…
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A Top Designer’s Recipe for the Classic Kitchen of Your Dreams

New York’s St. Charles—maker of coveted kitchens since the 1930s—has now branched out into a new world of customization thanks to the enduring vision of its principal, Karen Williams August 23, 2020 This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. There are kitchens, and there are kitchens. There are kitchen…
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The Power of Scent: How a Home Fragrance Can Enhance Your Space

An expertly chosen home fragrance can elevate a cherished sanctuary to new heights of comfort—here we meet the alchemists perfecting the ancient art of perfumery This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Thick, heady, and sweet-smelling smoke drifting from burning woods, resins, and spices: the very earliest use of…
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Five Fixes to Transform Any Yard into a Personal Oasis

This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Since spending so much time at home this spring, how often have you heard a variation of this story? While working in the living room or kitchen, a minor ding in the wall suddenly looks like a golf divot. The crack is…
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