Make a Statement: Tech for Luxury Homes


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Smart phones have brought information and convenience to our fingertips and recent innovations in technology will soon bring this same ease to appliances in the home. Take a look at these high-tech home gadgets and bring your space into the 21st century.

 

The GeniCan

BLOG_GENICANThe GeniCan is the kitchen gadget that you never knew you needed. The device has a small, Wi-Fi-connected scanner that fits easily into most garbage bins and keeps track of products and goods by scanning their barcodes as they are discarded. The handy gadget then adds the items to a digital grocery list that users can access in the GeniCan app. For items without barcodes (fruit, vegetables or hand-boxed candies), the gadget takes a quick photo using the built-in camera and adds the product to the grocery list in the app.

 

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Wireless technology has taken the world by storm, however many users are still buried under a sea of wires when they need to charge their devices. The Grovemade Brass Wireless Charging Pad is a sleek smartphone charger that cuts down on wires and caters to users that value both aesthetics and functionality. The device allows users to charge their smart phone on a unique pad with a chic, minimalistic cork and brass design. This elegantly crafted charging station is compatible with most smartphones, including iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 8 and 8 Plus, and all Qi-enabled devices.

 

Vivint Home Security

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Looking to upgrade your home security? Vivint is ideal for homeowners looking to incorporate smart home technology, but prefer to forgo the DIY option. Their comprehensive service enlists a trained professional to install smart locks, indoor and outdoor cameras and monitors, which are controlled using an easy to use touchscreen monitor. The service also has an award-winning human monitoring system, allowing access to Vivint staff. To monitor activity away from the home, users have access to the entire network via the app, which is available on most smartphone devices.

 

Looking for more gadgets to upgrade your home? Check out the Ring Video Doorbell Pro.

 

– Via Luxury Portfolio International Blog

Making a Statement with Wallpaper


Paper beats paint! According to Pinterest, searches for bold print wallpaper on the social media inspo-board are up 401% within the last year.

Wallpaper had its heyday between the ’70s and ’90s, but is it making a comeback? We’ve gathered a few trendy wallpaper designs that will make you think twice.

 

Keeping it Simple

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We won’t get wild with wallpaper patterns just yet. This striped platinum wallpaper is elegant and luxurious without the effort. If you look at it close enough, the wallpaper is lined by crystal beads for an extra touch.

 

 

Honoring History

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A true local! Gracie Studio has been in the wallpaper business since 1898. Today, their collections are housed in three locations, including Dallas.

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We’re loving the ‘Silver Silhouette’ design by Becky Shea & Elsa Soyars and ‘Marble Shimmer’ by Talla Skogmo.

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Gracie Studio currently has four collections, ranging from beautiful Japanese designs to landscapes. Pictured above is the ‘French Pastoral Scene’ from the Panoramic Landscapes collection.

 

 

Peel + Stick

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Need an easy fix for bare walls? Peel and stick wallpaper can be a temporary solution. This sketched floral print design is sure to brighten up any room. 

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Or if you’re already in the summer mood, give tropical prints a try.

 

 

Bold and Bright

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If you like a lot of color, Kate Zaremba Company has the wallpaper you need! Her designs are bold, fun and eco-friendly. The ‘City Plan’ design is the perfect scene-setter for a kids room.

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Or if you want to get funky, ‘Getting Handsy’ is so creative. The design was made by actual hand cutouts and is worth getting a hold of.

 

Visit the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Pinterest for more wallpaper inspiration.

5 Must-Have Easter Home Decor Additions


Easter weekend is just a few days away. If you’re getting ready for the festivities with family and guests, here are a few elegant pieces to catch for those last-minute touches.

GREEN HEREND RABBIT FIGURINE

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This vintage porcelain trinket will add a pop of color to any living space with its unique green design. Perfect as a centerpiece or filling in shelf spaces.

SPRINGTIME GARDEN PLATTER

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A terra bianca platter made to be the center of attraction on your tabletop this Easter. Each piece by Vietri was handmade in Italy and radish design keeps the spring look alive.

EASTER EGG NEST WREATH

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Talk about a beautiful and busy centerpiece! It’s handcrafted from California-grown oak moss, lavender, pink globes, ammobium and Santa Cruz oregano. Comes with chocolate eggs for your guests’ sweet tooth.

BUNNY RABBIT ACCENT PILLOWS

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These pillows from the ED by Ellen DeGeneres collection are subtle, yet adorable. They add a wonderful touch to any seat in the house (and there are more options if you’re looking for a year-round look.)

EASTER RABBIT TOPIARY

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Wow your guests before they walk through your doors with this lovely greenery. Made out of preserved boxwood, you can bring it indoors and keep as a timeless Easter staple.

Visit the Dave Perry Miller Pinterest for more home decor inspiration.