5 Sustainable Items Shaping Home Design in 2022

Line up for eye-catching colour, bold shapes, and a whole new angle on adding personality to As top designers embrace a mantra of reduce, reuse, and recycle, we curate a selection of the coming year’s most stylish sustainable developments Originally featured on Christie’s Luxury Defined Blog. Fast fashion has rightfully received its fair share of…
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Building Health: The Link Between Architecture and Well-Being

Architecture has been shaped by health crises throughout history, here’s how experts believe that building designs may adapt as we learn from this one. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Ask architectural historian Mohammad Gharipour what he believes to be one of the biggest influences on architecture throughout…
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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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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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Art of the Open Air: Private Sculpture Gardens

A much-loved feature of the public realm, outdoor sculpture is just as at home in private gardens. Take your pick from classic to contemporary, lifelike to abstract, practical to pure decoration… This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. When you think of outdoor sculpture, it is hard not…
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Which Side of Lake Simcoe is Best?

For years there’s been a friendly rivalry going on amongst Lake Simcoe dwellers. It passionately engages homeowners from the north, south, east and west sides of the lake in a tempting challenge for which side of the lake out-shines the others. Here Are The Arguments: On the north side residents and cottagers get full day…
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Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate

What is Wellness Real Estate? Wellness Real Estate, as defined by the Global Wellness Institute is “the construction of residential and commercial/institutional properties that incorporate intentional wellness elements into their design, materials, and building as well as their amenities, services and/or programming.” This includes wellness-related renovations and improvements made to existing homes and buildings.  Currently, there are over 740 wellness…
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Why The Direction Your Home Faces Matters

When you buy a home, you have many factors to consider from the size of the home to its layout, amenities, neighbourhood, accessibility and more. One aspect you may want to move to the top of that list is home orientation or the direction in which your home faces. Why does the direction your home…
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Meet Canada’s Sought-After Furniture Maker

In a life-altering change of direction, Christopher Solar swapped software design for working with hardwood, and has never looked back This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Embarking on a complete change of career is a risky move, and the odds of forging a prosperous new path are…
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