• A Luxury Stager’s Guide to Manhattan cheryl2

      By Cheryl Eisen In the Manhattan luxury real estate market, there are four distinct lifestyles to sell: the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Tribeca/SoHo, and FiDi/Wall St. Brokers know this, and stagers stage for it. Luxury real estate agents sell a lifestyle, and they want to sell it quickly. Stage with great attention to … 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

    • 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

    • PORSCHE DESIGN TOWER porsche2-198x300

      by PORSCHE DESIGN GROUP   Exclusivity has never felt this good as you soar above the Atlantic, in a glass elevator, on your way to your very own private garage in the sky. The Porsche Design Tower is the first of its kind anywhere; each unit comes equipped with an elevator. . . for your … 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Sales in the City – How to Prepare Your Home for the Change in Season Kelly Kreth

      Brrr! As winter’s chill slowly comes upon us, just as we collectively unearth our favorite sweaters and sip pumpkin-flavored beverages, we should also cozy up our apartments. Here are some tips we’ve garnered from design, staging and sales experts on how to warm up your home without sacrificing the chic! Anjie Cho, Architect and Interior Designer, … 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

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