• Home Design

    Face the Music: How to Incorporate Instruments Into Your Home Design

    Each week, Mansion Global tackles a topic with an elite group of designers from around the world who work on luxury properties. This week, we discuss tips for decorating a room around a collection of musical instruments. iSet the right tone in your home.  Musical instruments can hit a tasteful high note when styled right—and you don’t need to have a Grammy to decorate with statement-making strings, brass and other musical items. While a grand piano can be an elegant anchor, it may be too formal for an everyday living room setting, designers say. Other audible additions like records, framed sheet music, hanging guitars and standalone cellos can add an…

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  • Garden Design

    Garden Design acquires Red’s Lawn and Landscape

    Schill Grounds Management, a commercial landscaping and snow and ice removal service provider, has acquired Enviroscapes, a family-owned landscaping business serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Based in Louisville, Ohio, Enviroscapes serves hundreds of commercial customers through its landscape maintenance, snow and ice removal services. It also offers design and installation services, as well as public utility clearing and mowing. Enviroscapes’s team of 200 employees will join Schill’s team of 400 professionals. Enviroscapes is the largest acquisition in Schill’s nearly 30-year history and the Company’s fifth acquisition in the last 18 months as Schill continues its thoughtful and purposeful expansion throughout the Midwest. The transaction advances Schill’s ambitions of…

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  • Swimming Pool Design

    Adele Las Vegas residency: Reports singer cancelled over swimming pool design

    More details have leaked about Adele’s shocking Las Vegas cancellation, with reports the singer was angry over a swimming pool design. Singer Adele cancelled her Las Vegas residency after launching into a furious rant at a swimming pool stunt planned for the big-money shows, a source has said. The British pop star was supposed to stand in the middle of one while belting out her hits – but likened the final design to an “old pond” and refused, a source told The Sun. Adele, 33, tearfully cancelled her three-month run of concerts at Caesars Palace last week just 24 hours before they were due to begin. A US source told…

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  • Home Design

    4 toilets in 1 bathroom? Realtor explains viral home’s design

    (NEXSTAR) — This gracious home just outside Milwaukee features modern amenities, plenty of historical charm, and four toilets side-by-side in the same bathroom. A real-estate listing in Wisconsin has gone viral thanks to the usual layout of its largest bathroom, which includes four side-by-side toilets — with no dividers — arranged directly in front of four separate sinks. After the home hit the market, the listing began garnering a lot of attention on social media thanks to its unusual bathroom layout.(Jeff Showers of Shutter Zone Media) The house, built in 1851, didn’t originally feature four toilets in the same room. This unique addition came later, after the first owners donated the…

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  • Garden Design

    Georgian garden design: 5 key elements for a modern backyard

    When you think of Georgian garden design it often brings to mind visions of large, grand open spaces, complementing even grander houses – perhaps seen in the great British country houses, or on Netflix’s Bridgerton.  It might feel challenging to successfully transfer ideas used on such a grand scale to a more modest domestic garden; however, there are plenty of design and planting ideas you can take from this era and apply in a backyard today – whatever its size. Follow this advice from National Trust gardeners on how to take inspiration from Georgian gardens and incorporate some of the key features and planting styles into the garden ideas for your modern…

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  • Swimming Pool Design

    Matsalleh Design makes swimming fun and fashionable for modest women

    As the saying goes, some of the best things in life happen accidentally. Dovile Kazokeviciute’s idea to start a modest swimsuit line came about when she saw a group of Muslim women at her condo’s swimming pool not wearing proper swimsuits. Instead, they opted for tights and T-shirts to cover up. “I asked myself, ‘Why are they not wearing fashionable swimwear?’ After doing some research, I realised there were not many choices to begin with. In 2017, there was almost no one selling modest swimsuits that looked okay, not even the big brands,” says Kazokeviciute, a regular at the pool. She came to Malaysia in 2014 for a contract job…

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