Modern Penthouse: The Essentials

Soaring ceilings.  Dramatic windows flooded with light.  Views across Manhattan to the rivers.  Today’s ultra-luxurious penthouses, like those you’ve seen on Million Dollar Listing New York, have a wonderful Master of the Universe feeling to them:

Tamarkin Co. project at 550 West 29th Street; courtesy Tamarkin

But in fact, they’re quite challenging to furnish correctly.  The angular walls, metal casement windows, and double height ceilings can feel cold, generic, and even a bit too industrial.  These spaces are begging for the right finishing touches to make them soar and feel like home.
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A Luxe Upgrade: 7 Instant Ways to Transform Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are the hardest working rooms in every home, so it’s really important to keep them looking fresh.  Here are 7 easy ways to upgrade them:

1) A set of matching bath accessories.

Kassatex Nile Brass Bath Accessories

2) A bottle of liquid soap.

L’Objet Hand & Body Liquid Soap in Bois Sauvage

3) A scented candle.

Christofle Silver Honey and Silver Moon Candle Set

4) A set of linen guest towels.

Sferra Filo Linen Guest Towels

5) A new robe.

Kassatex Hotel Waffle/Terry Robes in White or Grey

6) A new shower curtain.

Kassatex Carrara Shower Curtain

7) A set of new towels.

Pine Cone Hill Signature Banded White/Linen Bath Towels

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How to Make Takeout Look Like a Million Bucks

Summer’s here, and although we can’t all be sailing with Beyonce and Jay Z around the Mediterranean, you can definitely live la dolce vita at home.

Here’s how you do it.

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Five Minutes: The Perfect Summer Alfresco Parties

Summer’s around the corner, which means longer days and more time outdoors.  Here are five ideas (only five minutes each!) to get you dining alfresco.

Keep things simple by choosing pieces that won’t break, can easily be mixed and matched (since there are always extra guests), and can quickly be thrown in the dishwasher after the party’s over.  Who said dining outdoors couldn’t be ultra-chic?

WEEKENDS

 

Berry and Thread Melamine Dinnerware

Braided Basket Oval Placemat

Fleur Polycarbonate Teal Stemware

Juliska Bamboo Flatware

Madrid Turquoise Paper Napkins

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What to Know About RabLabs Products

Which materials are used in RabLabs designs?

RabLabs designs are created using semi-precious gemstones, combined with pure silver, 24k gold, and rose gold. They also utilize materials like stainless steel, plated metals, and glass.  These materials are chosen to last forever, and to retain their quality for generations to come.  Each piece is unique, because of the materials, and the variation in the designs. Read more