Luxurious buildings

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Some fast economic growing cities make it easier to  find and example of  a luxurious building with great designing.

Cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Singapore host some constructions that seem impossible at first but they form their skyline. In New York, we find the Chrysler Building or the Empire State Building which are now city symbols.

Forbes Life magazine selects the tallest, most luxurious and high demanded residential building in the world.

Liebian International Plaza

One of the building we have researched about has recently entered the luxurious building list, the Liebian International Plaza, a 121 meter high skyscraper which has an artificial 108 meter high waterfall in its façade.

This waterfall is among the highest ones in the world and one of the greatest engineering works. For its functioning, a water tank at the bottom of the building was built and four water pumps were installed to bring up the water to the top of the waterfall. The water is recycled and collected from the rain.

Besides, the luxurious building has offices, a mall and a luxurious hotel inside. It is located in Guiyang, southwest China.

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai

It is 828 meter tall.

This luxurious building has 823 stories which only 163 can be used, the rest are just to make it higher. Out of the ones in use, 49 are offices and 61 are homes. Renting a 4 bedroom flat can be €16000 a month and most of them are on lease. The 124th floor is a viewpoint which offers the visitor a 360º view of the city. To access this floor there is an elevator which gets to 10 m/s. In the 122th floor, it is located the Atmosphere Bar, the highest bar in the world, which can be accessed in 44 seconds by elevator. Besides, clients can eat, have a tea or cocktail while admiring the Gulf of Arabia.

Its construction started with an initial budget of $4000 millions, but it reached $20000 millions in the end.

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Pentominium, Dubai

It is 616 meter high.

It’s located in the coast of Dubai, it has a layer of glass on one side as a windbreaker to protect the balconies, and on the other alternated ladder of empty gardens and apartments. It is a tower with two different sides which share a central core, due to the environmental pressure, the proximity of neighbors and density.

It has 122 stories, at first it was just 516 meter high, but at the end a pointy 100 meter long needle was added becoming one the tallest residential buildings.

On the other hand, each apartment has access to luxury automobiles and the most luxurious ones have an exterior pool and living room, health care centers, smoking clubs and squash courts.

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Princess Tower, Dubai

It is 414 meter tall. In 2012, it was considered the highest residential building by the Guinness World Records. It has 107 floors of which only 100 are inhabited, 6 basements and a lobby, 763 one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom or four bedroom apartments, without adding the penthouses with views to the Palm Jumeirah.

Besides, every apartment has a gym, high speed elevators, exterior and interior pool, play areas, tennis courts, pool tables and saunas.

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Tour Odeon, Monaco

Finally, we have this building. It is 170 meter high. We find it in Monaco with views of the ocean and the principality. It has 60 duplex apartments and there is a penthouse known as The Sky Penthouse which has a pool with a slide. The penthouse is 31500 sq feet that is equal to 5 floors. It has 360º views of Monaco and it is worth $335 millions. Each floor has 24 hour personal service, spa and art center.

We would also like to show you some of the most luxurious and biggest houses of the world. There are houses that are bigger than the Buckingham Palace or that as vast as a whole building. They resemble the economic power of its owners.

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These are the top 5 most luxurious and biggest houses of the world:

– Updown Court. Buckingham Palace’s competition.

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– Antilla Building. The mansion of the future.

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– Hearst Castle.

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– Leopolda Villa. A historic mansion.

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– Versailles House. The reality version of the American dream.

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Elements that should not be missing in a luxury home

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What kind of elements should not be missing in a luxury home?

 When we say the word luxury brings to mind a lot of amenities, such as swimming pools, saunas, home gyms, tennis courts, garden, game rooms and fully stocked kitchens but ,what are the elements that luxury homebuyers want to have?

Below, we leave you a list for your house will be recognize as a luxury villa:

Private pool:

You can’t miss the pool and obviously it has to be private. In such a house, privacy is very important. But also if it is an infinity pool better than better. In addition to the pool has to contain water games.

Elements

External kitchen

Only one indoor kitchen is not enough, the villa must have an outdoor pool where you can not miss a built-in gas grill, a sink and a small fridge to always have very cold drinks.

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Fully equipped kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the house. An opulent life requires a magnificent kitchen. We must know that a quality kitchen is a huge need when it comes to a villa of more than 1.5 million euros. An opulent kitchen will always have a warm atmosphere, wine fridges, quality appliances similar to a restaurant, and plenty of storage in a large pantry.

Sea views

It is one of the luxuries that if the villa we want is near the sea, we can´t  give up this pleasure of life. Being able to sit on your own terrace and listen to the sound of the waves is something that conquers everyone.

Cinema

Game rooms and movie cinemas are an absolute whimsical when we talk about luxury homes. With a room dedicated to the seventh art provided with a giant screen and accompanied by freshly made popcorn … what can go wrong? In addition, this type of room is designed for the little ones in the house who will love the plan.

Gym

Why do you have to sweat in front of other people you don’t know about anything. Have an open space to include machines and weights. And of course you can´t miss wireless speakers, televisions. In addition to an indoor sauna and pool to relax after training.

A huge main room

We must not leave the most intimate place in the house without being less.We spend a lot of time in our lives in the bedroom. It is imperative that the bedroom be a large open space with space for a huge bed and plenty of seating areas. It is important to have a first class technology to have everything you need for not get out of bed. For example, integrated automation systems for lighting, security, remote control curtains and climate control can not be missing in the main bedroom of the house or in the rest.

Dressing rooms

An extension of the room always has to be the dressing room. A high priority for a woman is to have a place to store and at the same time show all the extravagant shopping stories like shoes and bags. Women and men alike seem to have a growing desire for a large separate room to dress and display their high-end garments. This area of ​​the house requires walls lined with cedar shelves, racks to show shoes, bags and ties, and of course you can´t miss the lighting and mirrors for look handsome and make up.

Tennis court

Tennis court or paddle courts are conducive elements to practice your favorite sport or simply enjoy learning new ones. To do this, many of the luxury villas have a tennis court, where both adults and children can play and have fun for hours.

Outdoor spaces

Sit on an outdoor terrace reading a good book. Eating surrounded by your family and friends or sunbathing on a good sunbed is priceless. Therefore, a luxury house must have outdoor spaces such as gardens and terraces, from where it is possible to relax, or drink a glass of champagne watching the stars.

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Babysitter

There are many parents who have to be working or traveling all day and need the smallest of the house to be in good hands. Therefore, the service of a babysitter is essential for children to be safe. In addition, they will surely have a lot of fun and will not feel alone at any time of the day. Besides, if the nanny speaks several languages, it is a great way to learn new languages.

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How decorate your mansion

Luxury decoration

Luxury has different aspects when we talk about decoration. We want to show different versions of luxury decoration that always keep their style intact. We teach you different ways of understanding and approaching it. It just depends on you to find the one that best suits you and the house of your dreams.

We can start talking about quiet luxury.

It is nearly always a kind of ‘l’art de vivre’, good taste and the ability to get excited. It’s the most peaceful decoration. What we really want is to strengthen the structures of the house. For example, taking advantage of columns, pavements, wooden beams… Decorating with a few well-placed pieces and special decor.  Its value lies in making a beautiful space with no soul, being able to capture the sophistication and good taste. You have to know how to use luxury decoration so you get a quiet and balanced space.

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Let’s see the totally opposite side, the excess.

Here the opulence, the ornate, is carried away. It seems that there are too many elements but it is just an impression. In these spaces nothing is missing, but nothing is unnecessary. In this luxury decoration you cannot miss golden glitters, marble and the wonderful fabrics that dress windows and upholstered sofas.  We cannot help mentioning the classic pure excess of velvets, they are used to make all kinds of patterns to decorate cushions, blankets, curtains, etc. This new luxury, more transgressive and bold, shows the most extravagant side of the house and is only suitable for brave people. You must be really careful not to cross the line of good taste into the most horrendous result. Betting on this version implies a lot of self-confidence

We can talk about another type of luxury decoration somewhere between moderation and excess. A more neutral decoration.

Many times luxury is the details, the proportions, the distribution that makes the spaces look serene, balanced, with harmony. Creating spaces that can captivate and excite us.

Another type of decoration worth commenting on is the collector’s spirit.

Art in motion. We do not only refer to painting, photography and sculpture – almost always synonyms of luxury – but we open this artistic universe to include pieces of furniture. Armchairs, lamps, tables … are usually the protagonists of the spaces, providing the necessary touch of sophistication.

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Another form of decoration to brighten up your home is the “dazzling style”.

With this expression we refer to metals, crystals, mirrors … elements that reflect light.

This type of materials are ideal for a decoration less opaque or polished.

As we have mentioned when it comes to creating a sophisticated and stylish atmosphere, you should take into account the light but also the color.

Light and color.

Lights can also be used to light up paintings or give a touch of theatricality. Color, on the other hand, is a very important ally, but if chosen wrong can ruin the space. There are different ways to play with colors. You can create different environments with dark tones. But nevertheless, people have the wrong idea about darks colors making rooms look smaller. The easiest solution is White. Anyway creating luxury implies a risk.

As important as the color and lighting is the staging.

The arrangement of different elements and decorative object, including artworks, is very important. It is always a good idea to show your interests but without overdoing it. For example, placing some pictures, but not everywhere. You can also exhibit your books with beautiful spines, or cover them with decorative papers. We always tend to clutter up our lives and we need to know what to exhibit.

Rugs:

Another tip is to put a rug in each area. In this way the furniture of that area will be pulled together, helping to define spaces.  Walls are usually the ones to define the room, but carpets can change the focus on each area.

We cannot conclude without mentioning golden and precious metal decorative elements. They are highly recommended for a sumptuous decoration, since they are the best representation of luxury. Anyway, the world would be a very dull place without a bit of extravagance

 

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Cecilia Gómez, interior decoration

Interior decoration

When we talk about interior decoration, it is usual to think that we are referring exclusively to the house’s aesthetic. However, this goes far beyond. Beauty can be, for example, a synonym of order. It is also a way to plan the distribution of spaces, an aid to take a better advantage of them and to make the most of them. The interior atmosphere of our home is fundamental for human’s well-being .

Therefore, we can’t be satisfied just by the cover of decoration’s concept. If all elements that have been chosen are those that best suit you, are placed in a perfect location and are a part of a whole, it will be more likely that your house becomes more and more as your initial idea and begins to become the home of your dreams. And this is the philosophy of today’s post lead: the firm Cecilia Gómez.

Our participation in Salón Inmobiliario internacional de Madrid (SIMA) a few months ago, left us great experiences. The biggest Real Estate event celebrated in our country, brought together developers, builders, interior decoration shops, real estate agencies, credit institutions and all kinds of companies that have a direct contact with the industry.

During our stay there, we had the chance to know many brands from all sectors mentioned before. Due to the proximity to our stand, and so because of the great treatment that they gave to the exhibitors and visitors, and mainly for the quality of their materials and service, one of the best experiences that we took from SIMA was to meet Cecilia Gómez and her team.

So, on today’s post about interior decoration, we would like to dedicate a space to talk about them.

Cecilia Gómez is a family business headed by a mother and her daughter. Curiously, with the name of her daughter, which is Cecilia Gómez, the mother started in the world of interior decoration. Her current experience added to Cecilia’s, who grew up and learned from the best teacher —between projects of flats and refurbishments to be trained later as an interior’s architect— has made of the brand one of the leaders in the region of Madrid and also at national level.

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From left to right Patricia Martín, Digital Marketing Manager of iLuxenio, Claudia (Cecilia Gómez Decoración assistant), Práxedes Iglesias (Business Manager of iLuxenio) and Cecilia Gómez (Business co- manager of Cecilia Gómez Decoración).

 Nowadays, they almost have 30 years of experience in the sector. Their projects throughout their career show that they have a stamp and a style that distinguishes them. This is about an open line that create modern environments and where the upholstery has a main role.

In its aim to satisfy their clients, they care about their specific needs. With a detailed knowledge of the market, the firm offers you the opportunity to achieve a perfect decoration, just as you imagined it. The decoration adapts to your personality and your daily habits. Their slogan “Turn your projects into reality”, couldn’t be closer to this idea.

They are specialized in interior decoration of all kind of spaces, ranging from flats to detached houses going through hotels and offices. Besides, they complete a hundred of works per year.

Another of their most remarkable activities is the home staging:

In this way, they are perfectly coordinated with developers to offer to the client the possibility to visit show flats completely decorated. Enjoy absolutely of a real staging is a plus when buying a home. And with Cecilia Gómez, you can even apply the design that you have seen before to our own house.

In relation to the materials they use, although they work with different elements, from national and international manufacturers, they don’t hide their preference by the accessories, the wallpapers and the fabrics.

One of the keys of success of Cecilia Gómez is the professional team that it has. It its composed not only by decorators but also by experts assemblers, cabinet makers, carpenters, furniture restorers, graphics specialists and even builders. Besides, they have their own workshops in upholstering and production. However, and depending on the characteristics of the different projects they made, they also collaborate with other companies of the construction industry, which provides a quality result, thanks to the integral development of the process.

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If your interest in interior decoration world has increased after visiting this post and checking the endless possibilities that Cecilia Gómez offers, we encourage you to visit her. You can find them at Plaza de la Iglesia 2, local 10, in Torrelodones (Madrid).

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The search of your design kitchen

kitchen design

The role of the kitchen at home is essential. When we make a reference to the heart of the home, is none other but the kitchen. As such, keeping the kitchen as the most treated part of the home seems to be fundamental. That’s why kitchen design has much to do with how the heart of the home could look like, and how to play it up.

Kitchen design has to proceed on a basis: how  and what for we are using the kitchen.

Firstly, we have to define the key parts of the kitchen, these have been defined in 5 areas by the best kitchen designers:

  • Pantry: the cupboard for provisions and food, and so home appliances to preserve them: fridge, freezer, etc.
  • Warehousing: brooms, mops, pads, vacuums and all the required elements for a good performance.
  • Sink: cleaning are for the own kitchen tools.
  • Preparation: reserved space for worktops, lunch tables and generally working in the kitchen.
  • Cooking: kitchen tools with a high electricity consumption and dedicated to the food elaboration, the basic fuction of the kitchen.

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These 5 areas in a well-designed kitchen, perfectly complement and don’t generate any space or use problems while working simultaneously. Yo can reach an efficient use of the kitchen. Also, we have to recall that 3 of these 5 areas are fundamental for kitchens with urgent needs of space. And these are: Preparation, cooking and sink.

To design and build properly your kitchen requires of a measuring precise work. And also, of a perfect unison between the architect and the furniture designer, especially if it’s about a new construction.

That’s why we want to give some unfailing advices so your kitchen design becomes a resounding success:

  • Knowing the room you’re working at: apart from checking the previous conditions of it, in order to solve moisture problems or ventilation issues, to buy the right sized furniture for our kitchen.
  • Stay within the budget: if we dont’ want to exceed our initial budget with last-minute details, we have to keep an expenditure control in order to meet what we first thought.
  • The triangle of work: preparation, cooking and sink will guide the first line of functionality in our new kitchen.
  • Define you style: the designer is an expert, and normally respects your tastes and help you to define your idea.
  • Security: if we have childen or pets at home, we have to avoid dangerous shapes at low parts of furnitures which could damage to the little ones. Also, regarding ventilation and closures, we have to check that the kitchen meets security and energy efficiency standards.

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But we know our brand new kitchen would look better if we could represent it off-plan without the need of turning to a professional. That’s why nowadays we have at the market some free apps to help you to represent your future kitchen.

Here we leave list with 10 websites for kitchen design:

Floor Planner

In order to create and share interactive plans on line. With Floorplanner you can recreate your home, garden or office in just two clicks. And you can also add furniture to your plans with its great object library.

IKEA 3D Kitchen Planner

Looking for an improvement at user experience, IKEA created this tool. Like this, each customer becomes his/her own kitchen designer. And once you have your design done you can print it at home or take it to the shop and start your home’s assembly!

Homestyler

This is one of the most popular and used interior design softwares. It offers an specific module for the kitchen, finishings with 3D and it has an app for your Smartphone.

Lowe’s Virtual Kitchen Designer

It offers three-dimensional and renderings designs. It isn’t easy to use, but the finishings for a free app, are more than good.

RoomToDo Software

It’s another webpage with mobile version. It has a very good approval among individuals and interior designers. It has very complete design options.

Planner5D

This one meets its functions perfectly well. Although it’s a bit limited for kitchen design itself. It’s more responsive with desktop version.

Home Hardware Kitchen Design Software

The best thing about this tool is that it offers prepared templates for editing. But you can also start your design from zero.

Backsplash and Cabinet Design Software

This is the best prepared tool for cooktops and furniture designs, and it counts on a powerful range of colours.

Home Stratosphere’s Interior Design Software

It’s a tool which, personally, is particularly very difficult to use at mobile version. You can use it to design the whole home, but it has a speacial model for the kitchen

Roomstyler

For 3D online kitchen designs. It has such a level of detail that you can even add kitchen tools.

Finally, don’t forget that in iLuxenio, we have plenty of experience at remodelling with the best architects of the market, to help you with one part of the home as the kitchen is, or for several. Giving special relevance to design exclusivity and energy efficiency.

 

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The most renowned luxury residential interior designers’ creations

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On today’s post we’re telling you about the most renowned professionals working as the figure of an interior designer, and their most outstanding creations.

We’ll start talking about Pepe Leal, the inspiration for his projects comes especially from travels and art. He is an unconstrained and an innovative interior designer who likes using natural elements with a cosmopolitan hint.

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Work for Portugal’s embassy facilities  (Pic: revista AD)

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Portugal’s Embassy suite bathroom (Pic revista AD)

We go on with Beatriz Silveira, who although never loses her classical style she always looks forward to pursue luxury. Beatriz has always been a passionate for antiques and rare objects.

My main objective when I face a project is to understand the sensitivity, tastes and life style of my customers, turning their homes’ decoration into a especially exciting and inclusive moment for them” says Beatriz on her website.

Here down below we’re showing you some of her most outstanding creations:

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Turquoise Lamp (Web pic: Beatriz Silveira)

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Rustic Chic living room (Pic Web Beatriz Silveira)

Another project we should stand out at luxury industry is the restaurant ‘Urban Blue’ designed by Manuel Espejo.

Four stately appearance living rooms and a hall shape this creation developed by Manuel. About the lighting, it’s been a very detailed resource in order to give the restaurant a dignified and bourgeois style.

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Restaurant “Urban Blue” (Web pic Manuel Espejo)

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Restaurant “Urban Blue” (Web pic Manuel Espejo)

Or Casa Palacio Atocha 34 also externally decorated by Espejo with a soberb red classic façade placed at the Barrio de las Letras in Madrid.

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Casa Palacio Atocha 34 (Web pic  Manuel Espejo)

Miriam Alía also has a special guift as an interior designer, she makes antiques fresh and turn them into unique spaces. Miriam finds these historical shining pieces and mix them with the most trendy and simple furnitures. It’s curious to discover how these antique pieces add freshness tos paces and turn them into unique places. Her projects have a natural and discrete luxury involved into a bustling color palette where most of the times pink leads the creation.

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Dining room space Westwing (Pic web Miriam Alía)

For Virginia Nieto luxury doesn’t go out of fashion and the style of this interior architect either. For her, travelling helps to stimulate her creations with a warm, elegant and timeless style.

Virginia uses textures and fabrics with a handy and modern furnituring while chasing comfort. Meanwhile, her unconditional love for antiques and special objects’ restoration allows to empower of soul each corner of a home, designing it according to their inhabitants’ tastes and needs. She has very important projects as much in office as in luxury residential.

Atrevida Home (Pic from Virginia Nieto)

Conversely we find Erico Navazo, a restful and elegant interior designer, but subtle and natural at the same time. He is real wood fan, he creates dazzling spaces, with no artifices and with well chosen pices which suit a quiet and balanced atmosphere. They say of Erico that he’s a ‘whisperer of spaces’, as he proves his abilities to dialogue with rooms and to show their true beauty.

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Space decorated by Erico Navazo interior designer (Pic from Erico Navazo)

We want to mention too, the interior designer Diego Rodríguez who is an art déco passionate, he never loses sight of elegance nor personal character, Diego is a strong advocate of recreating spaces and living, all of his creations have a refined and pristine signature. Diego Rodríguez is one of the most renowned interior and decoration designers in Spain, whose studi Concepto DR works with Italian luxury brands, as Molteni or Minotti. He has a very characteristic style specially at creativity and design. He has succeed with his works in Paris, Londres or Mexico. We also want to highlight his ability to assign technology at home. A very present answer for this era.

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Living room –Saint-Gobain Space (Pic from: Casa Decor)

To sum up, we could highlight to these interior designers but there are plenty of them, many veteran (working on luxury, of course) and other newcomers ready to bring war. An others who have made a name in the top list of Spanish interior designers, as those above mentioned. We can’t forget to name Raúl Martins with his own space for Natuzzi or Jens Porsche with his bold colour and pattern mix which define the luxury of living “always beautiful”. Another designer to name is Almudena Rebuelta Domeneq with a warmer and more modern luxury view.

 

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