When the time comes to build your ideal home, there are a plethora of factors to consider — from choosing the best tile to deciding what the best course of action is when building in a floodplain. While there are some decisions you can tackle on your own, expert advice — such as renowned local design studio M Gooden Design — is always welcome.
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Clear your mind and get a good night’s rest with a clean and organized bedside table.
We’ve gathered experts’ advice on what you need on your bedside table for a restful sleep.
For a well-balanced nightstand, outfit your bedside with a lamp that has a yellow-based light. A good book to read will help your mind slow down and calm your eyes from staring at screens all day. Experts recommend reading books that aren’t too thrilling or engrossing, which will also keep you up later than you’d like.
Keep hydrated with a glass of water next to your bed. Keeping water close will prevent you from heading to the kitchen, where late-night snack temptations exist.
A pen and paper are essential for any last-minute ideas for tasks and thoughts you have.
An alarm clock separate from your phone will wake you up on time without having your phone screen be the first thing you look at in the morning.
Keep a small jewelry dish or tray on your nightstand for any rings, bracelets or earrings.
A storage basket underneath the nightstand, or a nightstand with drawers, is key for keeping too much clutter from piling onto the tabletop.
A small tray or basket for hand cream or a calming lavender spray is a necessity for keeping skin hydrated throughout the evening. Keep your lip balm nearby, too.
Scents and Sounds
Just as the smell of coffee helps you wake up in the morning, so too do certain scents help you fall asleep at night.
Lavender, vanilla and jasmine are experts’ recommendations to calm the body and mind. Burn the scents through your favorite candles or essential oil diffusers.
If ambient noise is a distracting factor for you, drown them away with a sound machine evoking dreamy beach waves or a rainstorm.
Add small plants, such as succulents, or a floral bud vase, to bring a little life and color to your bedside table.
The very finest quality in a sterling location! This outstanding Highland Park home, custom built in 2007 by Nickey Oates, offers exceptional design and craftsmanship. Prominently located on a wide, private corner lot, it features a gourmet kitchen opening on to a den with a beamed ceiling, and has French doors leading to a terrace overlooking the Southern Botanical grounds and a pool. The master suite has separate His & Her marble bathrooms and dressing rooms. There are guest quarters above the 3-car garage. It’s also elevator equipped. Listed by Laura Michelle and Dave Perry-Miller of the Perry-Miller Streiff Group for $3,695,000.
Stunning style steps forward in this Hill Country-inspired modern beauty built by Todd James. Offered for $1,995,000 by Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, this home for sale in Dallas at 2708 Stanford (2708stanford.daveperrymiller.com) boasts 5,335 square feet that include a formal dining room, study, great room, five bedrooms (each with their own bathroom), two half baths, gourmet kitchen, game room, and two-car garage.
“This home really offers the best of indoor-outdoor living,” says Redd. “The natural materials and artisan finishes complement all the beautiful windows and French doors that connect the interior to nature.”
Stone, rustic beams, and an inviting front patio shaded by mature trees reflect the relaxed elegance of this unique home. Inside, a bright entry opens to a chic dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows that infuse the space with soft natural light, while offering views of the front lawn. Across the way, a refined study features handsome custom bookshelves and oversized French doors that open to the front patio. An office conveniently tucked inside the study keeps work out of sight.
Just beyond, hand-hewn ceiling beams and a statuesque stone fireplace flanked by custom display cabinetry add character to great room. Three sets of French doors open to the covered back patio and lawn for easy al fresco relaxing and entertaining. A breakfast bar connects the great room to the large eat-in kitchen outfitted with sleek cabinetry, huge island, marble countertops, stone backsplash, professional-grade stainless appliances, and access to the back stairway.
Upstairs, a vaulted, beamed ceiling adorns the bright and luxurious master suite with a sitting area and treetop views. The spa-inspired master bath is well-appointed with separate his-and-her vanities, soaking tub, walk-in shower and two walk-in closets.
Sharon Redd of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is representing 2708 Stanford Avenue in University Park.
Four additional bedroom suites with beautifully finished bathrooms, along with a spacious game room, offer plenty of room for children and guests.
Outdoors, a covered blue-stone patio boasts a grilling station and stone fireplace perfect for autumn evenings, while the large fenced-in grassy lawn is perfect for kids and pets.
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For more information or to schedule a viewing of this HPISD home, please contact Sharon Redd at (469)835-5363 or email@example.com.
This Hal O. Yoakum-designed home is quintessential “Highland Park.” Situated on a prime lot shaded by mature trees, the Austin stone two-story, built in 1949, is also in pristine condition thanks to exceptional care. Newly priced at $4,200,000 by Mary Lou Mercer and Paige Elliott of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, 4272 Bordeaux Ave. (4272bordeaux.daveperrymiller.com) features formal living and dining rooms, family room, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, a sparkling pool, pool house and two-car garage.
“This home really reflects a refinement and classicism that is synonymous with Highland Park,” Mercer says. “Each room is an elegant and spacious backdrop for everyday living and for creating memories with family and friends.”
A bright foyer is flanked by formals perfectly suited for entertaining. The expansive living room is large enough to accommodate several seating areas. A fireplace with marble surround and carved mantle creates a lovely focal point, while windows fill the room with soft natural light and offer views of the front lawn and backyard pool. The equally gracious dining room features the same custom moldings and large windows with views of the grounds.
A beamed ceiling, fireplace, and custom bookcases lend character to the comfortable family room. French doors open to a blue-stone patio and pool area. The adjacent kitchen is bright and spacious with high-end stainless steel appliances, island, built-in desk, and a casual dining area next to the butler’s pantry.
The large upstairs master suite is a serene oasis accessed by a private hallway with built-ins. Illuminated by soft natural light, it includes a generous sitting areas and master bath with dual vanities and a glass shower. Three additional bedrooms and two baths are also upstairs.
Outdoors, an inviting pool area is perfect for entertaining, while the large grassy lawn provides plenty of space for children and pets to play. The pool house behind the garage features a full bath and extra storage.
For more information or to request a showing, contact Mary Lou at (214)firstname.lastname@example.org or Paige at (214)email@example.com.