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Inspired by Travel | How to Bring the Colors of the Amalfi Coast Home

Jul 2020

Italy’s Amalfi Coast has long been an attractive destination for travelers seeking sun and inspiring landscapes. The 30 miles of coast is a slice of idyllic beauty, where winding roads lead to historical villages, inviting town squares, pebbled bays, and hidden beaches. From Sorrento to Salerno, the palette of the Amalfi Coast is a rainbow to lift any spirits. Whether it’s the sea-inspired sapphires or the mountainous greys that catch your eye, there’s a way to bring a bit of Italy into your home no matter where in the world you find yourself. Here are the shades we recommend to make the...

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Design Essentials | Ethical Design

Jul 2020

Ibiza, Spain |  Montse Hernandez ,  Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty Good design is no longer just about aesthetics—it’s also about considering the context in which a product is made. Ethical design embraces sustainability while going beyond it to consider a product’s social impact, which includes the diversity of representation and even the treatment of employees within design firms and manufacturing companies. As designers and homeowners alike become more concerned about ethical design, the industry is responding by establishing clear standards for planning and product...

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Inside Meg Ryan’s Former Pacific Heights Victorian

May 2020

In a city known worldwide for its storybook Victorians, this 1889 Queen Anne home, located on a lovely block in Pacific Heights, fits right in. Its eye-catching façade features decorative millwork, stately columns and marble steps, elegant sashed and bay windows, and whimsical trim, all telltale elements of the period style. San Francisco, California |  Neill Bassi ,  Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage The home stands out, however, for a provenance that is uniquely Californian and for recent owners themselves known and beloved worldwide...

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Virtual Vacation | 5 Incredible Places You Can Visit Virtually Right Now

May 2020

Now that we’ve had a chance to  visit museums  and  see a show or two , let’s take it one step further. Staying home doesn’t mean that you can’t still be well traveled; from UNESCO World Heritage sites like Machu Picchu to world-class zoos and aquariums, here are five incredible places you can visit right now from the comfort of your own home. Machu Picchu The first stop on our virtual vacation is the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu in southern Peru. Built in the 15 th  century, you can  tour the citadel ruins and restorations  with guided a...

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6 Design Tips to Make Your Spaces Feel Organized

May 2020

With an increased amount of time spent at home, what was previously a yearly cleaning tradition may now be an important act of care. Whether paring down your belongings or installing better storage solutions, a thorough spring cleaning can establish a sense of order and continuity in your home. Improve your homelife with these design-inspired organization tips. 1. Review and Edit What You Own New Hope, Pennsylvania |  Caryn Black ,  Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty Before beginning a large-scale reorganization project, it’s a good idea to take sto...

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Fresh Air | 5 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

May 2020

Summer is almost done and rainy season is approaching. As restrictions on some outdoor spaces begin to lift, here are five ways you can enjoy some much-needed sunshine and fresh air while practicing safe social distancing guidelines. Practice Cleanliness First and foremost, take care of yourself and the members of your household. While some of the heavier restrictions are being lifted, it’s still important to make sure that you stay up to date with CDC guidelines and ensure that you’re  washing your hands  frequently and  wearing a face cover ing when in pu...

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Aloha, A Digital Escape to Paradise- Hawaii

May 2020

Looking for an escape to paradise? With the Stay-At-Home restrictions still in place for many, now may not be the time to travel, but we’re here to whisk you away on a virtual escape. Explore the Hawaiian Islands with its rich culture, unique neighborhoods, and natural wonders unlike anywhere else in the world. Find your piece of paradise with us today List Sotheby’s International Realty represents the perfect marriage of local roots and global reach. Your home is more than just an address, it’s where you create lasting memories. As the leading luxury residential real estate broke...

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Stay Home | 4 Reasons Why Home Matters

Apr 2020

There are many famous quotes about home – “home is where the heart is,” “there’s no place like home,” and “home is where your story begins,” to name a few. These are sentiments we can get behind now, more than ever. Let’s settle into our favorite spots and take a look at the importance of home. A Place to Reflect Home is a place where you feel most comfortable, which is why it feels so good to come home after time away. It’s a place where can you curl up with a good book and the place where your bed and pillow await after a long day. Now that many of us are spending more t...

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A Virtual Escape to Hawaii

Apr 2020

Depending on where you reside in the world, you may be sheltering in place. Reaching 60 days of the “stay at home” restrictions has sparked our day-dreaming of an escape– even if only virtually! Our home is the Hawaiian Islands, and we’re here to invite you to escape to a piece of paradise! Explore Hawaii with its rich culture, unique neighborhoods, and natural wonders unlike anywhere else in the world. Find your piece of paradise with us today.  List Sotheby’s International Realty represents the perfect marriage of local roots and global reach. Your home is more than just an...

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Furnishing Your Home for Extended Remote Work

Apr 2020

For many people, the “office” isn’t a corner office in a high-rise building—it’s at home. With the current global health crisis shaking up how business is done, more and more people are finding themselves working from their living spaces.  Working from home can be a tough transition for those unfamiliar with and unprepared for it, but there are a few ways to furnish your home for a better remote work environment. From rearranging furniture and seeking out more ergonomic solutions to creating an inspiring and motivating space, these tips will help the remote worker set boundaries betw...

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