• 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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  • Bedroom Decoration

    5 Bedroom Home in Florence – $375,000 |

    This beautiful home is a rare find in the desirable Forest Hill area. This one-of-a-kind property is situated on a large .55-acre lot and includes the primary residence, secondary residence and a detached workshop that is fully loaded! This home is perfect for its convenient location of being in the city, without the city feel! Features of the primary home include: living room, den (with gas fireplace), dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms on the first floor and 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms on the second floor. There are hardwood floors throughout the living spaces and in all the bedrooms and enhanced molding and decorative paneling.…

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  • Home Design

    Home Design for Hyper and Hyposensitivities

    Tips and ideas for designing a comfortable home for children with sensory processing challenges. Autistic children may experience hypo- or hypersensitivities which profoundly impact their sensory perception. As a result, they may interact with their physical environment in distinctly different ways than neurotypical children. It’s also fair to say that no two autistic kids are alike. However, designing with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) sensitivities in mind may create a more calming, helpful, and synergetic space.  Defining needs The first part of designing your home is understanding what a particular room is meant to do. You, as the parent, will already know the answer to this question. For example, a child’s…

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  • Home Design

    Top 8 home design trends for 2022

    Our homes are increasingly evolving into places of refuge as the challenges of the ongoing pandemic and changing demographics push design innovation. Homeowners want soothing natural/organic styles, “cleaner” kitchens and baths, flexible work/living spaces, colors inspired by nature and accommodations for year-round outdoor entertaining. Baby boomers are remodeling to realign an empty nest with new interests, or to better age in place. And more millennials are becoming homeowners, with many seeking a lighter, sleeker style with a high level of function integrated into that style, whether from high-quality space design or by integrating technology. “Stresses from the outside world are driving homeowners to create more tranquil spaces at home,” says…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    2022 home design colors, tile and other trends for the Pacific Northwest

    Your once-makeshift home office is now probably all dialed in. Other upgrades made quickly to stay put during the coronavirus pandemic have also most likely been sorted out. Now it’s time for home improvements not decided in a hurry. To inspire you, here are expected home design and renovation trends for 2022, as noted by designers with Neil Kelly, a design-build remodel and home improvement company that started in Portland seven decades ago. The sculptural freestanding tub and reclaimed cedar wall paneling create a visual connection with nature in this bathroom designed by Janel Campbell.Darius Kuzmickas/KuDa Photography People who seek tranquil, clutter-free homes are incorporating shapes, colors and textures found…

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  • Home Design

    9 sustainable design tips from an old Connecticut home

    When an environmentally conscious couple and their two young children relocated from NYC to a 100-year-old house in West Hartford, CT, they wanted to preserve as many of its original features as possible. The house is historically protected, but the family needed the property to work for them as a comfortable and practical living space. They wanted to update the interiors to fit their modern family lifestyle while still retaining its historic charm. They called in an interior designer to help them achieve the right look.  The resulting redesigned home offers exactly the balance the family were looking for. A stylish combination of new and original features, alongside upcycled and…

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