By LINSEY STONCHUS
Open floor plans remain as popular as ever, but evolving expectations of a home have highlighted its biggest drawback: privacy.
Couples and families that once lived very separate daytime lives have instead spent extended time under the same roof, testing the practicality of streamlined floor plans with fewer walls and rooms in favor of open living areas.
“There has been so much togetherness now, clients are looking for separate spaces, even if it’s a small nook where they can focus or even just spend a few moments alone,” said Nicole Michael, principal CEO of Nicole Michael Designs, Pasadena, California.
By Linsey Stonchus
Whether you’d like to be near town, waterfront, or within a resort, we’ve selected something for everyone in our round up of four idyllic second homes in locations that range from Indonesia to Tennessee.
Modern Lakefront Home In Switzerland
Montagnola, Switzerland | Fr 14,000,000
Facing the lakefront in Montagnola, Switzerland, this stunning estate is not just modern in its design – it includes a comprehensive smart home system, allowing residents to adjust the environment from a remote control. For days on the lake, the residence also features a boathouse for ease of access.
By Lisa KLEIN
After over a year of donning sweatshirts and yoga pants almost exclusively, consumers are finally stepping out into the public eye again.
Fashion designers seemed to know everyone would be ready to inject some fun into their wardrobes for spring and summer, showing looks on the runway that pack a punch.
“Looking forward, this is a celebratory time for fashion as we turn a corner on the pandemic and can safely gather again,” said Samantha Brown, a New York-based celebrity stylist at Samantha Brown Style.
By Felicia G. Garcia
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