The $100,000 Closet

The cost of this closet rivals or surpasses, the purchase price of some condos in Prince Georges and Montgomery County. Take a look at this and other  fabulous closets courtesy of  The Wall Street Journal.

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Dissecting the Details: Glamorous Kitchens

This is a fairly new site and I’ve written more about  glamorous design than I have about real estate. But I ran across this great post featuring another one of my favorite designers, Windsor Smith so I had to share. The guest author,  Nancy dissects the elements  used in Smith’s various kitchens and offers budget-friendly alternatives. The marble walls are not practical or affordable for me at this time, but I am eyeing the drum shade light fixtures and polished nickel shelves

Hey, it’s a new year coming up, I say go for the glam or better yet, buy a home with a new kitchen.

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Today’s Eye Candy and Kudos to Nate Berkus for Re-Use!

I just love Architectural Digest’s annual Before and After issue, I call it the reno issue. Every November, the publication showcases top designers projects, documented from overhaul to fabulous.

This year, my favorite was Nate Berkus renovation of his New York City duplex. In this transformation, Berkus teamed with designer Carlos Huber and completed the entire project in less than four months. I know many of you investors wish you could turn around your projects in such a timely manner.

                                                                                                                              BEFORE

I adore Nate’s polished style such as his use of marble mantels, vintage hardware, herringbone parquet floors and great color palette, each room has a touch of glamour. But what I liked most from this project was his re-use of the kitchen cabinets. He’s given these cabinets a second life and a much more appealing look with the high-gloss black paint.

Anyone who knows me or who has worked with me in purchasing a home,  know that I’m a big advocate of the re-use or re-purposing of building materials. Not only for just economic reasons, so it stays out of the landfills.

Okay, I’m off my soapbox! Take a look at the incredibly beautiful results for yourself. The magazine is on newsstands now, but you can read all about the process here on the  AD Website

Photos courtesy of Architectural Digest

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