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Creating Wine Storage that Becomes a Design Feature in Your Home

Wine enthusiasts all around the world have recently begun creating gallery-like storage spaces that not only efficiently store their collections but also display them as art. In-home wine storage as a design feature was a luxury home concept that began in France in the 1970s. The first wine storage as focal art is attributed to a Frenchman named Georges Harnois.Creating Wine Storage that Becomes a Design Feature in Your Home

Harnois began this trend by digging a 6 ½ foot wide hole in his garage floor and lining it with wood and refining it with concrete modules. He created a spiral wine cellar which has evolved over the years.

Today most spiral wine sellers are not...

3 Classic Luxury Design Trends for Floridians

Classic Luxury Design Trends for FloridiansFlorida is the home for design lovers. The year-round sunshine and natural flora in Florida easily incorporate themselves into interior design. Many designs are based on light, bright and breezy hallmarks, and these are the things that define the Florida Style. Here are some of the classic design trends in Florida.

Natural Palettes

Natural palettes are a versatile design typical in Florida and can be used in bedrooms or living rooms to bring a vibe of relaxed sophistication. Natural palettes give endless design possibilities, and you can add with minimal effort a little more color to your design if you please. 

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Add Some Touches of Summer to Your Luxury Home Decor

It is always fun to add a bit of seasonal décor into your home to help bring some of the touches of the current season into your everyday life. Summer is characterized by warmth and sunshine, iconic holiday celebrations, and outdoor gatherings. You can bring these moments into your home with elegant decor and make the most of your season.

Add Some Touches of Summer to Your Luxury Home DecorHere are some ways to embrace summertime by adding subtle touches of the summer into your luxury home’s décor and help to make it feel lively and fresh every day and on days that you plan to entertain.

Create a Plan

Start by asking yourself what are your favorite aspects of summertime or start by checking out magazines or online...

South Seas Resort - Hobie® Cat 16 World Championship 2019 - November 1st - 16th

captiva island - Hobie Cat 16 world Championship

Hobie Championship

South Seas Resort - Hobie® Cat 16 World Championship 2019 - November 1st - 16th

The 2019 Hobie® Cat 16 World Championships will be held 1st November – 16th November 2019 and sailed at Captiva Island, Florida, USA in three (3) world championship disciplines: Women’s, Youth and Open with three (3) additional non-world championship disciplines Master’s Cup, Grand Master’s Cup and Great Grand Master’s Cup.

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