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Vastu Shastra: The Science of Architecture

Before travel was as accessible as it is today, people around the world had little contact and developed distinct systems of design and architecture. Each culture’s unique system is largely reflective of those people’s past and present cultural values. Architects and interior designers today…

June 1, 2021

Black History Month: Highlighting Brilliant Black Architects and Designers

At Engel & Völkers we are proud to honor and celebrate Black History Month by highlighting Black leaders and voices, along with Black-owned businesses in the markets in which we serve. Since the late 1800s, Black architects and interior designers have been influencing markets…

February 10, 2021

Design Trends to Try in 2021

In 2020, people spent on average 10-20% more time at home than in previous years.  As people find themselves at home more, many have invested in home improvement projects, new furnishings, and updated decor. The beginning of 2021 is the perfect time for homeowners…

January 12, 2021

Creating the Perfect Home Office

In June of 2020, a staggering 42% of U.S. workers were working from home full-time. Even prior to the impacts of COVID-19, remote work was gaining in popularity with a 173% increase between 2005 and 2018, according to Review 42’s Work Statistics. As workers…

December 28, 2020

Seasonal Design Tips & Trends | Thanksgiving Edition

It’s that time of year again, temperatures are dropping and the holidays are upon us. Autumn has always been a well-loved season for people who adore fall foliage, warm scarves, and pumpkin spice drinks, but it also paves the way for Thanksgiving, a time…

November 13, 2020

Luxury Living | 7 Marvelous Master Baths

Beyond being a necessity, it’s widely accepted amongst real estate professionals that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. But beyond its selling power, a home’s bathroom serves to bookend each and every day; we start there in the morning and finish there every evening. Consequently,…

May 28, 2020

Staying In: A Personal Wellness Guide

Most of the time, staying healthy can be boiled down to a few simple habits, like eating healthy, exercising, and getting good sleep. These actions are especially crucial right now for maintaining your physical and mental well-being. It can be easy to lose motivation…

April 2, 2020

Beautiful Kitchens with Dark Features

A luxury kitchen must be trendy, sleek and unique. Having an all white kitchen was the go-to for many years, but now designers are encouraging darker accents in kitchen features like cabinetry or backsplashes. Dark kitchen cabinets create an alluring, dramatic aesthetic that can…

February 21, 2020
5 Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Place of Zen -

5 Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Place of Zen

Home is oftentimes our greatest escape, better than even the most expensive getaway. As this year comes to a close, it becomes all the more important to be able to retreat to our place of comfort at the end of the day, especially when it’s…

March 18, 2019