• FROM ESTATE TO GREAT – Home Staging with Cheryl Eisen cheryl2

      It is a given that staged homes look better in pictures, bring in more buyers, sell on average 73% faster and for about 17% more than un-staged homes (Source: RESA). The reality is that an un-staged “fixer-upper” can take twice as long to sell as a typical un-staged home. Even with a bargain-basement price tag, … more

    • Written in Stone 001-Metro2 (84)

      In an age where we find ourselves surrounded at all times by a complex web of glass, steel and plastic, stone retains its elementary and essential status as the material of permanence and timelessness. There is no experience quite the same as placing one’s hand against the coolness of marble or seeing a supple flow … more

    • Converging Spaces: Altruism, Art, and Real Estate a2

        By Amber SNIDER Visual art is rarely synonymous with real estate, but the two seemingly disparate worlds can share a symbiotic relationship even though the connections are not always obvious. To compete and succeed in the luxury real estate market is an art form in and of itself. Different forms of art are employed … more

    • Women in the art world: Exploring balance, harmony and feminine power 057

      Women in the art world: Exploring balance, harmony and feminine power By Venus Quintana Art is a powerful form of communication and bears a unique ability to transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries—it is an exploration of what it means to be human. Art can be brash or sublime, basic or intricate, and is one of … more

    • Donna Dazzo- Designed to A P P E A L dd2

      In 2007, Donna Dazzo decided to combine her talent for interior decorating and love of interior, architectural and industrial design with over 20 years of experience in project management and marketing, and formed Designed to Appeal, LLC, a home staging and interior redesign company serving New York City and the Hamptons.         … more

    • Maison et Objet: Mecca of European Design Rory Dobner installation

      Maison et Objet: Mecca of European Design A Conversation with Cristina Dos Santos I recently had the opportunity to speak with Cristina Dos Santos, a Manhattan home designer, about her recent experience at the Maison et Objet—a major bi-annual French trade show in Paris, France. Maison et Objet is one of the most important events … more

    • Tips on Greening Your Bedroom chobbs

      By Cathy Hobbs As a Real Estate Stager and LEED AP Certified ASID Interior Designer, I believe that environmentally-friendly choices can be integrated into every aspect of your home, as well as your life. Living green doesn’t mean you have to give up on good design. Buying products such as upholstery, textiles, and rugs made … more

    • STYLE | An Exclusive Interview with Peyman Umay Peyman_Umay_DDC_0407_3mt-225x300

      By Amber Snider How is dressing your body similar to designing or decorating your home? Dressing well is about two critical aesthetics: colors and proportions. Choosing the right colors that enhance one’s natural complexion—and specific shapes that show the advantages of the body and hide the disadvantages of the body at the same time—are of … more

    • How to Upstage a Home cheryl2

      By Cheryl Eisen  CHERYL EISEN of Interior Marketing Group shares her thoughts on a variety of design elements that help define the future residences of Manhattan’s elite buyers. They can work just as well in a Chelsea studio or a quaint pied-a-terre in the Village. Eisen’s picks for her team’s stagings, as well as their … more

    • LIT FROM WITHIN 001-Metro2 (85)

      By Bonnie Downing Inspired by the glittering new Baccarat Hotel & Residences, and a city set aglow by the annual phenomenon of light known as “Manhattanhenge,” we take a look at all that glimmers.   Fifty stories of prismatic glass now shimmer across the street from MOMA. The facade of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences, designed … more

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