By LINSEY STONCHUS In the new episode of Friday Faces, luxury agent Richard Bocchieri of Netter Real Estate showcases his remarkable on-the-water property as he discusses his all-time favorite books, coffee order and architectural styles. The New York native grew up working for a butcher in Brooklyn before making his way to West Islip, New York. Now a real estate veteran of 34 years, Mr.
By LISA KLEIN Pandemic-related delays in the supply chain have caused major shortages in newly made furniture at every price point. Indeed, more luxury consumers are turning to used items to fill their spaces. “Vintage is hot!” said Anna Brockway, cofounder and president of curated online vintage marketplace Chairish.
By LISA KLEIN Most would tell you that they feel a lot better after returning from a relaxing vacation away from it all but may not take a trip specifically to focus on their own wellness. However, wellness travel – taking a holiday that enhances one’s physical and mental health – has been gaining in popularity over the past few years. “Traveling for leisure, away from the stresses associated with work and the overall stress of daily life, people generally have time to really think about themselves, their lives, their physical and mental health and their state of well-being,” said Anne Dimon, president/CEO of the Wellness Tourism Association (WTA).
By LISA KLEIN The pandemic has ushered in vast changes in daily life, even amongst the affluent, shifting priorities for both home and travel. The well-to-do are starting fresh and centering in on wellness, timelessness and personal touches in their home décor, shopping experiences and downtime. “Everyone wants something completely new and refreshed,” said Rebecca Forster, a Singapore- and London-based designer at Forster & Young Interior Design, during Luxury Portfolio International’s 2021 Affluence Forum.
By LISA KLEIN Staging a home is an important step in successfully selling a property, but in the luxury sphere, it takes a bit more finesse than slapping on a coat of white paint. While the intent of staging is much different from interior design, it does take a designer’s touch to make the home warm and inviting while being devoid of personal touches that may turn a potential buyer off. “Design is intended to reflect the homeowner’s specific taste, no matter what it may be, whereas the intention of staging is to remove the homeowner’s personal style and make it appeal to the targeted buyer demographic,” said Leia T.
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