When people talk about luxury homes, they tend to think about the cost. But luxury house must cost several million dollars. Yet, those who don’t have this type of budget are able to also enjoy luxury design so long as they know what sets it apart. That is something that Gary G Friedman has specialized in.
Gary G Friedman on Luxury Design
Of course at home set on a luxurious private island that cost several millions is a luxury home. However, it is not a price tag that makes something luxurious, Rather, it is about the quality of workmanship, the uniqueness of the design, the land on which a property is placed, neighborhood a house is in comma and the way the interior and exterior blend together.
On the interior, a luxury home will have certain design features that you will not find in something more conventional. Some of these things are obvious, such as huge swimming pool with Infinity area and open waterfall. Other features are less obvious that are designed to make people feel as if they are staying in a five star hotel at all times. Things such as smart appliances, interconnectedness, space, modern conveniences, and so on are all found in luxury homes.
Another thing you will always find in luxury homes is high quality furniture. It is highly unlikely that you will find an Ikea Billy bookcase in these properties. Expect Chesterfield sofas, priceless antiques, and more. Indeed, the furniture is often quite old and has been beautifully restored. The exception would be if the property owner enjoys modern art, but even then the artwork must have been completed by a designer who truly as up-and-coming on the luxury scene.
The luxury will follow throughout the house. You can expect high quality flooring such as marble or hardwood and if there are any rugs they will be of the most outstanding quality. Wall art with all the original as easy to obtain prints are an absolute no, no in a true luxury home. The lights, meanwhile, tend to be either incredibly in your face, such as a huge chandelier, or completely hidden, casting a light on areas that need to catch the eye.
Having a luxury home is also about having an eye for detail. All the small items that make a house a home, such as pictures and picture frames, cutlery and tableware, bed linen and towels, carefully placed pieces of bric-a-brac, and so on are all vitally important. Expect to see a lot of natural materials in a luxury home, such as hardwoods, silk, and metals.
Many feel that the cost of a luxury home makes them completely unattainable. Indeed, the fact that these ones are exclusive is perhaps precisely what makes them luxurious. However, someone with a keen eye for detail and patience to shop around I should be able to create something luxurious on a budget. How far that budget stretches is down to each individual, naturally.