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15August

Are Your Furnishings Protected from Sun Damage?

Stop UV Rays before They Cause Any Harm to Your Dallas, TX Home

Are Your Furnishings Protected from Sun Damage?

There’s no denying that large windows offer a lot of benefits to a room – more natural light, an airy feel, gorgeous outdoor views… But as glass architecture becomes more popular in luxury homes, we’re starting to see a troubling trend: irreparable damage to furniture, rugs, and décor.

This damage occurs slowly over time, so you might not even realize it’s happening until you decide to rearrange the furniture. To avoid dealing with damage to beloved furnishings or the hassle of replacing items, the best approach is to make sure the sun never has the chance to make an impact. Motorized shades can do that for you.

Posted in Motorized Shades Dallas, TX, Elements, Motorized Shades

21July

Illuminate the Night with Home Lighting Control

4 Ways Outdoor Lighting Can Improve Your Evenings

Illuminate the Night with Home Lighting Control

Ensure that you and your family will be able to enjoy those warm summer nights to the utmost. One place to start is outdoor lighting, that will keep the party going even after all the natural light is gone. Home lighting control makes this simple for your Dallas, TX patio or yard. Continue reading to discover four uses for outdoor lights and what that could mean for your nightlife.

Posted in Home Lighting Control Dallas TX, Elements, Home Lighting Control

21July

7 Overlooked Home Interior Finishes

Small Details Can Have a Big Impact

7 Overlooked Home Interior Finishes

Whether building a new home in the Atlanta, Georgia area or renovating an older property, there’s no denying that there are a lot of decisions to make. Paint color, furniture placement, cabinetry style, and more – all of these elements come together to form a cohesive interior design. With so much focus on those big picture decisions, it’s easy to overlook the home interior finishes. Below, we outline seven subtle aspects of your home that are worth giving an upgrade.

Posted in Home Interior Finishes Atlanta GA, Elements, Home Interior Finishes

22June

Present Artwork at Its Best with Home Lighting Automation

Four Lighting Technologies that Can Enhance Art

Present Artwork at Its Best with Home Lighting Automation

Levels and types of lighting can make a big impact on how artwork is perceived. Dali, Warhol, Van Gogh…whatever style of art is on display in your Indianapolis, IN home, it makes sense to show it off with the best lighting possible. The lights that illuminate your priceless artwork should do more than just turn on at the flip of a switch. Easily present your artwork at the right time and lighting levels with the home lighting automation technologies covered in this article.

Posted in Home Lighting Automation Indianapolis IN, Elements, Home Lighting Automation

22June

Boost Your Outdoor Wi-Fi for the Summer Months

Enjoy a Reliable Connection While You Bask in the Sun

Boost Your Outdoor Wi-Fi for the Summer Months

During the summer months, you’ll be spending more time outdoor enjoying the weather. No matter what your favorite activity be it poolside or on the patio, you're going to need a strong home Wi-Fi networking foundation. Not only do you need it to check emails and stream video on your phone, but it may also be necessary to stream your favorite music to your outdoor speakers, play a movie on your weather-proof TV, or monitor your security cameras. The requirements for a successful network installation are much different when taking your signal outside, which is what we’ll cover in this article.

Posted in Home Wi-Fi Networking Atlanta GA, Home Wi-Fi Networking, Elements

15August

The 4 Biggest Mistakes with Multi-Room Audio

Don’t Settle for a Second-rate System

The 4 Biggest Mistakes with Multi-Room Audio

When done properly, a multi-room audio system makes every area of your Houston, Texas home sound like a concert hall, with your favorite performer right in front of you. When not done properly, however, the audio in your home could be tinny, overly loud, with dead spots in areas, or full of echoes – to name a few issues. Avoid these common mistakes that could occur if your audio professional doesn’t have the skill or expertise to install a high-end system:

Posted in Multi-Room Audio Houston, TX, Multi-room Audio, Elements

21July

5 Reasons You Need Multi-Room Audio

 5 Reasons You Need Multi-Room Audio

Creating the ideal ambiance in every room of your home should include an audio component. Music can drastically affect the way in which you experience each space. How can you have complete control over the music in every room of your San Francisco, CA home? Multi-room audio empowers homeowners to play practically whatever they would like to hear whenever they would like to hear it. If you’re curious as to the benefits that accompany a whole home audio system, then continue reading and discover five reasons you need multi-room audio.

Posted in Multi-Room Audio San Francisco CA, Multi-room Audio, Elements

20July

Answers to 5 Essential Questions About Hidden Speakers

A Detailed Look into Bringing Invisible Sound to Your California Home

Answers to 5 Essential Questions About Hidden Speakers

When it comes to designing music systems for our luxury clients, many want their sound to be heard but not seen. That means no large black speakers or bulky AV equipment ruining their thoroughly thought out décor. For this reason, most of our whole house music installations include a variety of hidden speakers. They’re hidden in furniture, behind artwork or within walls and ceilings.

Posted in Hidden Speakers Viejo CA, Elements, Hidden Speakers

22June

3 Refined Alternatives to Traditional Wall Outlets

Consider these Home Interior Finishes for Your Baltimore Home

3 Refined Alternatives to Traditional Wall Outlets

If you look at any magazine picture of a kitchen, you’ll notice one key difference between the walls of that photographed room and the rooms in your home: there are never any outlets present in the magazine photos. There’s a clear explanation for it. Outlets are distracting. They draw attention away from the features of the room that the designer intended to highlight.

Posted in Home Interior Finishes Baltimore MD, Elements, Home Interior Finishes

15June

How to Plan Your Next Philanthropic Event

5 Steps to Making Your Fundraiser a Success

How to Plan Your Next Philanthropic Event

Your charitable foundation cannot do good work without the support of the community. Organizing a formal fundraising gala or dinner can help engage your neighbors, support a specific cause, raise awareness about the work, and raise a significant amount of money. Planning and executing a large, formal event takes a lot of work, and it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article, we walk you through the process from the initial stages of planning the black-tie affair to completion of the fundraiser. Continue reading to learn more.

Posted in Philanthropy, Life

15August

Get the Perfect Taste of New York During Fashion Week

Find the Best Places to Eat, Shop and More During Your Stay

Get the Perfect Taste of New York During Fashion Week

For one week in September, New York will be the center of the fashion world. Fashionistas, models, and celebrities flock to the city each fall for New York Fashion Week. It’s the perfect opportunity to make the trip to the Big Apple and take in the luxurious ambiance that comes with the event. Stay at some of the most sought-after hotels, check out the trendiest restaurants, and shop at the top designer stores. Join in on the action with VIP tickets that offer backstage access and admission to the week’s top after parties. Below we’ve come up with a guide so you can get the most out of your trip:

Posted in Life, Bespoke

21July

Protecting Your Privacy in the Digital Age

Home Wi-Fi Networking Guidance for High Net Worth Individuals

Protecting Your Privacy in the Digital Age

Celebrities and high net worth individuals have always been prime targets for cybercrime. Whether it’s photos of your family or the password to your investment account, one hack is all it takes to put that information in the hands of criminals. According to a study by Juniper Research, the global cost of cybercrime is estimated to reach $2 trillion within two years. It’s a sobering thought, but there are some steps you can take to protect your information. Below, we cover the difference that a professional home Wi-Fi networking installation can make in keeping your life private and protected in your Houston, Texas home.

Posted in Home Wi-Fi Networking Houston TX, Home Wi-Fi Networking, Elements

22June

How Can Motorized Shades Make Your Home Safer?

Enhance Privacy While Protecting Your Most Vulnerable Family Members

How Can Motorized Shades Make Your Home Safer?

When you think about security measures for your home, your shades may be the last thing that comes to mind. But the shades in your house can serve as much more than a stylistic statement. Beyond enhancing your privacy, motorized window shades can also help you better protect your belongings and family members whether you’re home or off on a summer vacation. Below we showcase some of the ways that automated shading solutions can make your Minneapolis, MN home safer.

Posted in Elements, Motorized Shades Minneapolis MN, Motorized Shades

22June

Common Misconceptions about Wireless Audio

Get All the Facts about Wireless Systems

Common Misconceptions about Wireless Audio

People tend to have strong opinions about wireless audio – they either love their wireless systems, or they refuse to consider adding one to their homes. Why are these views so polarizing? It’s often due to some misconceptions that are pervasive in discussions and descriptions of audio systems. Below, we outline these misconceptions and seek to set the story straight about the real features, benefits, and drawbacks of going wireless in your Cherry Hill, NJ home.

Posted in Wireless Audio Cherry Hill NJ, Wireless Audio, Elements

15June

Make Your Guests Feel at Home with These Smart Technology Tips

Give Your Friends and Family a Touch of Comfort and Luxury When They Visit

Make Your Guests Feel at Home with These Smart Technology Tips

As the summer months approach, you need a guest house designed to make visitors feel at home whenever they come over. With easy-to-use technology, you can create a welcoming space for your friends and family that’s comfortable and lets them enjoy their favorite entertainment. The right amenities help them maintain a level of autonomy during their stay. Below we highlight some guest house design tips and technology that help you provide a safe, welcoming and fun environment.

Posted in Spaces

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