The Latest Home Decor Trends For 2019


Whether you are looking to overhaul your space or simply change a few accents to update your favorite room, we have researched some of the hottest trends to help you modernize your favorite room. Take a look at some of our favorite home décor trends and get inspired to update your abode.

 

ANTIQUE PIECES

These pieces are trending in the design space in a big way. Incorporate an antique into your living or dining room area for an interesting conversation piece.

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ADD A POP OF COLOR

Update a space with a rich pop of color for fall. Pinks and greens are go-to colors for many but for a bold statement, incorporate rich reds in pillows, curtains or furnishings.

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EMBRACE ORANGE

Fall’s staple color orange has been an accent color for years and now, it is coming into its own. For a daring change, try orange walls or flooring in your space.

 

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BOLD BIOPHILIA

Embrace the outdoors with a biophilic design in your home. Incorporate plants or highlight your garden area to bring the outdoors in.

 

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Undiscovered Travel Destinations


A sunny getaway can help lift spirts and reveal the history and wonder of a new space far away from home. Take a look at some of our favorite warm weather destinations and start planning your next trip.

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CANOUAN

This tiny island located about 120 miles southwest of Barbados is quickly becoming a popular travel destination among the world’s elite. Canouan is a secluded island, with no direct flights from the U.S., so many visitors must fly to an airport in St. Vincent, Grenada, St. Lucia or Barbados and then take a short flight by private jet or propeller plane to get to there. The Mandarin Oriental Canouan, which recently took over the old Pink Sands Club, is the premier hotel on the island and has five restaurants and bars, a freestanding spa and a golf course, among other amenities.

 

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LORD HOWE ISLAND, AUSTRALIA

Guests looking for both privacy and beauty can look no further than Lorde Howe Island. No need to worry about overcrowding here; only about 400 visitors are allowed on the island at one time to experience the natural features, which include the famous twin peaks, subtropical forests and clear waters. The island was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage property in 1982 due to its beauty and biodiversity. Visitors take advantage of many local attractions, including feeding wild fish by hand at Ned’s Beach and hiking Mount Gower.

 

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FAROE ISLANDS, DENMARK

With dramatic landscapes and stunning waterfront views, The Faroe Islands are a must-see for any traveler. Located between Iceland and Scotland, lies this breathtaking string of islands that were once considered Danish Viking territory and today occupy about 50,000 residents. Luxe features are being added to the islands every day, including Michelin-star restaurants and trendy shops for tourists. Koks Restaurant won its first Michelin star in 2017 and has a staff of 10 chefs (each from a different country). Reservations are recommended for this exclusive restaurant; it is open from April to September and only serves 24 customers a night.

 

Looking for more luxury travel destinations? Check out our list of The World’s Most Romantic Travel Destinations.

 

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Hotels With Style: Luxury Fashion Hotels


Today, a brand is more than just a label; it’s an experience. For top luxury marques, a hotel creates the ultimate expression of the brand in action. Guests are immersed in an atmosphere that showcases the spirit of the brand and is shown not just in the details of furnishings and linens, but in each touch point of customer service. From the ornate excess of Versace to the restrained, yet lavish look of Armani, each brand brings its unique aesthetic to life in a distinctive way at each of these posh getaways.

 

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Palazzo Versace Gold Coast

Versace can take much of the credit for starting the fashion designer hotel trends when this luxurious resort on Australia’s Gold Coast opened 15 years ago. The Palazzo has 200 bedrooms and suites outfitted with Versace Home furnishings, as well as linens created specifically for the resort. The hotel reflects the spirit of Versace with luxurious fabrics, bold colors and a sense of la dolce vita indulgence. Rooms have large windows and Juliet balconies to let the abundant sunshine pour in. The resort is home to three award-winning restaurants, a day spa, private marina and a Versace boutique. Gianni Versace’s former Miami residence, Casa Casuarina, is also available for overnight stays. Versace extensively renovated the home prior to his death and added several unique accents, including a pool with a statuary and elaborate mosaics.

 

 

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Armani Hotel Dubai

Situated inside the stratospheric Burj Khalifa, the Armani Hotel Dubai occupies 10 floors designed in Giorgio Armani’s signature elegant style. Design elements include Eramosa stone floors, zebrawood panels, bespoke furnishings and personally designed hotel amenities all swathed in Armani’s luxurious muted neutrals. To accentuate the feeling of gracious Italian hospitality, the hotel assigns guests a lifestyle manager who helps arrange for services and optimizes the experience. Custom-created furniture and bespoke fabrics form a counterpoint to the dramatic views outside. The hotel also includes eight Armani restaurants and a complete spa.

 

 

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Cheval Blanc Hotel

Luxury conglomerate LMVH has created a luxury brand around their Cheval Blanc vineyard. The brand now has three exquisite hotel experiences in Courcheval, St. Barths and in the Maldives. The hotels echo the commitment that LVMH brands such as Louis Vuitton and Moët & Chandon have made to creativity and craftsmanship. One of the locations, The Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives, enhances the idyllic island location with villas outfitted in European elegance, including sophisticated artwork, rain showers and private pools. An assigned butler schedules all outdoor activities and adventures. A Guerlain spa is located on its own island just a short boat ride away and has a meditation pavilion that looks out over the crystal blue waters.

 

 

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Baccarat Hotel 

The historic French crystal company brought its glittering aesthetic to the creation of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in midtown Manhattan. The hotel’s prismed façade resembles one of the brand’s shimmering creations. The hotel’s public areas feature seventeen custom chandeliers and Baccarat masterworks are showcased in large vitrines. The hotel has 114 guest rooms outfitted with custom desks, sconces and table lamps constructed by Baccarat. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and glass showers concealed by hand-painted French doors. A custom Baccarat-red enamel minibar includes glasses and stemware from the brand. The hotel was given five-stars by Forbes Travel.

 

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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.

 

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What Does $2 Million Buy You Around the World?


 

Property values vary from region to region, country to country. What one can expect to purchase in Dallas for a certain price may get you further — or not — in other parts of world.

 

With Luxury Portfolio International, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate can showcase luxurious listings from the U.S.’ premier brokerages — all in one award-winning website, luxuryportfolio.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is an exclusive North Texas member of Luxury Portfolio, an invitation-only network of more than 200 brokerages worldwide.

 

We’ve selected five properties that showcase how far $2 million goes around the world.

 

What can $2 Million Buy You Around the World?Johannesburg | South Africa | $1,969,541

 

What can $2 Million Buy You Around the World?Vancouver | Canada | $1,890,964

 

What can $2 Million Buy You Around the World?Morcote | Switzerland | $1,862,549

 

What can $2 Million Buy You Around the World?Ada | Michigan | $1,485,000

 

What can $2 Million Buy You Around the World?Great Bolas | United Kingdom | $1,208,676

 

Luxury Portfolio International is a collection of the world’s most experienced, visible and highly regarded experts in luxury real estate marketing more than 50,000 properties annually on luxuryportfolio.com.

 

View more breathtaking properties on luxuryportfolio.com.

 

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8 Must-See Open Houses


 

Enjoy your weekend with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and our amazing agents at these properties.

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

4004 Colgate Avenue | University Park | $2,449,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

6215 Rex Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,135,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

2128 Courtland Drive | Frisco | $1,500,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1654 Handley Drive | East Kessler | $1,150,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

726 W. Greenbriar Lane | East Kessler | $500,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

1600 Abrams Road #10 | Lakewood | $459,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

9449 Hunters Creek Drive | Lake Highlands | $415,000

 

10 Must-See Open Houses

8621 Redondo Drive | Little Forest Hills | $379,000

 

To view all our open houses and discover dates and times, visit openhouse.daveperrymiller.com.

7 Private Guest Suites


 

Fall has commenced, which means guests will be arriving for holiday visits before you know it.

 

Make their stay all-the-more comfortable by providing them private guest quarters during their visit.

 

These seven spectacular homes can provide family and friends with the ease of staying with loved ones while attaining the luxury of a five-star hotel.

 

 

8 Private Guest Suites

3816 Miramar Avenue | Highland Park | $4,999,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

7634 Fisher Road | Lakewood | $1,995,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

4348 Taos Road | Bluffview | $1,975,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

3207 Saint Johns Drive | Highland Park | $1,575,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

2909 Fondren Drive | University Park | $1,400,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

5914 Monticello Avenue | M Streets | $795,000

 

8 Private Guest Suites

517 Limmerhill Drive | Rockwall | $600,000

 

For more magnificent homes, visit daveperrymiller.com.

 

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