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11October

High-Performance Audio Is Stronger Than Ever

Take Advantage of High-Fidelity Sound in Your Southern New Jersey Home

High-Performance Audio Is Stronger Than Ever


When researching the best high-performance audio components, certain performance specifications can give you an indication of a specific product’s characteristics, but do they tell you everything? Full-range speakers with low distortion, and amplifiers with a lot of headroom are relevant parameters, but the proof is in the listening. What are the dimensions of your listening room? Is the room dedicated to music, or is the system going to be installed in a room used for other functions? What are your aesthetic concerns? After all, we may critically look at the gear as much as we critically listen to it. So, looks can and do count. But above all, what experience from our budding system do we seek?

Posted in Elements, High-Performance Audio Cherry Hill NJ, High Performance Audio

10October

Embrace the Latest Style Trends with Elegant Interior Finishes

Invest in Home Finishes that Enhance Your Interior Design

Embrace the Latest Style Trends with Elegant Interior Finishes


An eclectic approach to interior design has taken off in 2016 where designers look to match distinct styles throughout Minneapolis, MN homes to give it some added personality. From warm, relaxing tones in the bedroom to eye-popping patterns in the living room, every little detail is taken into account to create a beautiful, livable space. A big part of this design is to have home interior finishes in place that provide stylistic accents or minimize the influence of technology. Read on to see how custom finishes can help you embrace the latest style trends.

Posted in Elements, Home Interior Finishes, Home Interior Finishes Minneapolis MN

10October

Host Better Parties with Home Lighting Automation

Entertain Friends and Family with Smart Control of Your Lights

Host Better Parties with Home Lighting Automation

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start preparing to host friends and family. Getting your luxury home ready is going to take more than some late spring cleaning; why not invest in design and technology upgrades that leave a lasting impression? One upgrade to consider is a home lighting automation system. With intuitive control of your lights, it’s easier than ever to be a gracious host this holiday season. Read on to learn the many ways you can use this technology in your Atlanta, GA home.

Posted in Elements, Home Lighting Automation Atlanta GA, Home Lighting Automation

13September

How to Get High-Quality, Invisible Sound in Your Home

Enjoy Your Favorite Music Without Sacrificing Your Style

How to Get High-Quality, Invisible Sound in Your Home

Making room for your favorite entertainment doesn’t have to disrupt your luxury home’s interior décor. Designers have a variety of ways to make your equipment blend in with the rest of your Indianapolis, IN home.

Posted in Elements, Hidden Speakers Indianapolis IN, Hidden Speakers

12September

5 Places to Hide a Television in Your Master Suite

Sleep in a Room that Doesn’t Feel Like a Home Theater

5 Places to Hide a Television in Your Master Suite

Take a moment to picture your dream home. What features or aspects stand-out the most? Maybe it’s the modern kitchen with ample counters, the spacious walk-in closets, or perhaps it’s the spa-like en-suite, the low-maintenance landscaping, or the open floor plan with clear sight lines. While the most important features of a house will vary greatly depending on whom you ask, most homeowners can agree they prefer a master bedroom designed with technology that maximizes comfort but doesn’t feel like a distracting home theater. Let’s explore a few hidden TV options for your Minneapolis, MN home.

Posted in Elements, Hidden TVs Minneapolis MN, Hidden TVs

11October

Wear an Iconic Timepiece

Auction Houses Offer Rare and Vintage Pieces

Wear an Iconic Timepiece

Wristwatch ownership offers many advantages and pleasures beyond accurately measuring time. Just like people find value in owning and wearing fine jewelry, the same can be said about wristwatches. For the practical buyer, the value of watches is often entirely emotional, meaning every penny spent buys you greater emotional satisfaction. Typically, any timepiece over $200 is more jewelry than watch and therefore one ought to forget about evaluating the item by adding up the cost of its components, calculating the value of precious metals or the mechanism inside. Savor the feeling you get when you slip a luxury watch around your wrist.

Posted in Life, Bespoke

10October

3 Advantages of Hidden TVs in Luxury Homes

Enhance Your Lifestyle with a Television that Appears When You Need it

3 Advantages of Hidden TVs in Luxury Homes


When you walk into a modern luxury home, the two things you’re sure to find are high-end décor and smart electronics. As wonderful as it is to have smart control of your home technology, the focus should be on the more elegant features of your home, such as the designer gourmet range in your kitchen or collectible artwork in the foyer.

The best designers know how to blend these elements together so that homeowners gain all of the benefits of smart electronics while keeping the focus on the décor. One great way to accomplish this is with hidden TVs, which are fully accessible whenever you want them, but invisible to the eye whenever not in use. In this Elements article, we cover the main ways that hidden TVs can enhance your Indianapolis, IN home. Keep reading to learn how.

Posted in Elements, Hidden TVs Indianapolis IN, Hidden TVs

10October

The Art of Incorporating Technology in Glass Architecture

Enjoy Technology that Makes the Most of Gorgeous Views

The Art of Incorporating Technology in Glass Architecture

Floor-to-ceiling glass has become a staple of modern residential architecture. The glass design opens up a home to far more enjoyable views than wallpaper could ever offer, creating a seamless flow between your home’s interior and the natural outdoors. Glass architecture poses a unique challenge for smart home automation integration, where wiring and equipment are typically hidden in the walls. However, the best professionals have proven methods for combining the benefits of automation technology and glass architecture. Continue reading to learn how.

Posted in Spaces

13September

5 Steps to Building a High-Performance Audio System

Invest in the Right Gear to Get the Most Out of Your Favorite Music

5 Steps to Building a High-Performance Audio System

All the memories and emotions of your favorite music come rushing back to you on a great-sounding music system. And while speakers are the most important element for improving sound quality, it takes more than expensive speakers to get things just right. 
A high-performance audio system is more than the sum of its parts. It’s a total environment encompassing comfort, acoustics, and system performance. Herein, we explain how you can create the ultimate listening experience in your Dallas, TX home.

Posted in Elements, High Performance Audio Dallas TX, High Performance Audio

30August

Make Your Outdoor Spaces Amazing

Learn How to Make the Most of These Five Outdoor Spaces

Make Your Outdoor Spaces Amazing

Your home’s outdoor spaces should be inviting and useful, a place where you can relax and entertain with ease. If you really want to make your backyard stand out, this guide is for you. We’ve compiled the main features that you need to make every area of your outdoor space absolutely stunning. Read on to learn more.

Posted in Spaces

10October

Take Your Home Theater Design Up a Notch

3 Tips for Creating that Luxurious Home Theater Look

Take Your Home Theater Design Up a Notch


Any private home theater design presents an opportunity to personalize a movie experience unique to you. A lot of thought and strategy goes into creating a home theater design that is eye-catching, and perfectly optimized for that larger-than-life viewing experience. Here are three things to keep in mind when working with an AV professional to design a private theater in your Mission Viejo or seaside California home.

Posted in Elements, Home Theater Design, Home Theater Design Mission Viejo CA

10October

Enjoy High Fidelity Audio with Hidden Speakers

Get Top Quality Sound without Any Clutter

Enjoy High Fidelity Audio with Hidden Speakers


Enjoying music the way it was meant to be heard requires high-end speakers carefully designed and engineered to provide clear, pure sound. Unfortunately, many homeowners feel like they have to choose between enjoying music throughout their home and keeping the interior design free of clunky speakers and audio equipment. The good news is that Dallas, Texas homeowners can have the best of both worlds with hidden speakers.

Posted in Elements, Hidden Speakers Dallas TX, Hidden Speakers

13September

Keep Your Interior Design Clean with Custom Home Finishes

Outlets and Wall Switches – Now You Don’t See Them in Your California Home

Keep Your Interior Design Clean with Custom Home Finishes

Ask home designers how they feel about faceplates, switches, and other electrical wall components, and they’ll tell you that outlets are more than just an eyesore—they’re a necessary evil that obstructs an otherwise seamless and clean design. The standard white faceplates that jut out of the wall draw your eye immediately as if shouting out “I don’t belong here.” But what if you could avoid those eyesores in your Mission Viejo residence with aesthetically conscious home interior finishes? Keep reading to learn how.

Posted in Elements, Home Interior Finishes, Home Interior Finishes Mission Viejo CA

12September

Add Elegance and Convenience to Your Home with Smart Shading

How Motorized Shades Can Enhance Your Luxury Home

Add Elegance and Convenience to Your Home with Smart Shading

Though they may not be as flashy as outdoor lighting or home theater systems, motorized shades can have a transformative impact on your Cherry Hill, NJ home. Our designers work with your interior designer to come up with a smart shading solution that enhances your personal style while adding convenience and efficiency to your everyday lifestyle. With the rights fabrics and products, you can take advantage of all the benefits motorized shades have to offer.

Posted in Elements, Motorized Shades, Motorized Shades Cherry Hill NJ

30August

Curious as to the effectiveness of your charity?

Here are a few Tips on vetting the organizations spending your money.

Curious as to the effectiveness of your charity?

Philanthropic giving is a source of joy to many people. However, nothing sours that joy quite like learning that your contribution is not being used as promised. With so many charities to choose from, it’s important to identify the nonprofits that will use your money efficiently and for a truly good cause so that you don’t risk your charitable donation falling into the hands of those who would misuse it.

Posted in Philanthropy, Life

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