How to: Green Your Home in Style

Going Green doesn’t mean sacrificing style or comfort.  Here are four ways you can make your home more sustainable and stylish.

1. INSTALL A PROGRAMMABLE OR SMART THERMOSTAT

It’s a device that regulates your home’s temperature according to settings you create for certain times of the day. The bonus of installing a programmable thermostat is that it’s friendly to your wallet; with it, you’ll save on heating and cooling costs.  Check out the Nest Learning Thermostat  that automatically adapts to the seasons and to your preferences.

  1. EXPLORE SOLAR ENERGY

Photovoltaic devices and materials, which can convert sunlight into electricity, are becoming increasingly available for residential use. Solar power can be harnessed to create electricity for your home, to heat water and to improve indoor lighting.  Tesla and SolarCity’s Solar Roof is beautiful and affordable.

  1. SELECT ECO-FRIENDLY BUILDING MATERIALS & FINISHES

Buying eco-friendly products can be tricky. Generally, you want be on the lookout for products made from natural, renewable materials and products with recycled content. An example of this is recycled glass tile.

  1. CHOOSE SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING FOR YOUR HOME

Sustainable landscape design for residential properties includes environmentally friendly materials, plants that benefit the local ecology and a design with a renewable lifestyle in mind. Natural rocks and stones are perfect additions to sustainable landscaping. Choosing a variety of plants is also part of sustainable landscaping.

Photos courtesy of Security Baron, Tesla, Jetsongreen, Pinterest 

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

How to: Green Your Home in Style

Going Green doesn’t mean sacrificing style or comfort.  Here are four ways you can make your home more sustainable and stylish.

1. INSTALL A PROGRAMMABLE OR SMART THERMOSTAT

It’s a device that regulates your home’s temperature according to settings you create for certain times of the day. The bonus of installing a programmable thermostat is that it’s friendly to your wallet; with it, you’ll save on heating and cooling costs.  Check out the Nest Learning Thermostat  that automatically adapts to the seasons and to your preferences.

  1. EXPLORE SOLAR ENERGY

Photovoltaic devices and materials, which can convert sunlight into electricity, are becoming increasingly available for residential use. Solar power can be harnessed to create electricity for your home, to heat water and to improve indoor lighting.  Tesla and SolarCity’s Solar Roof is beautiful and affordable.

  1. SELECT ECO-FRIENDLY BUILDING MATERIALS & FINISHES

Buying eco-friendly products can be tricky. Generally, you want be on the lookout for products made from natural, renewable materials and products with recycled content. An example of this is recycled glass tile.

  1. CHOOSE SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING FOR YOUR HOME

Sustainable landscape design for residential properties includes environmentally friendly materials, plants that benefit the local ecology and a design with a renewable lifestyle in mind. Natural rocks and stones are perfect additions to sustainable landscaping. Choosing a variety of plants is also part of sustainable landscaping.

Photos courtesy of Security Baron, Tesla, Jetsongreen, Pinterest 

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Live Like a Celebrity in Johnny Depp’s L.A. Penthouses

One of the most beloved buildings in Los Angeles, the Claud Beelman Art-Deco-inspired Eastern Columbia Building, now shines even more brilliantly in the downtown skyline with the offering of three penthouses available from celebrity real estate investor Johnny Depp.

Depp has most recently been known for the sale of what many considered an entire 37-acre French village, on which he spent over $10 million in improvements. One renovation worth noting was a church-turned- guesthouse featuring a wine-tasting cave which conjured “The Pirates of the Caribbean” films’ aesthetic.

In that same vein, the Eastern Columbia Building properties feature much of Depp’s signature style, including a floor design inspired by one of his tattoos. Vibrant colors, and unique fixtures, along with salvaged pieces coupled with modern hardware evoke Depp’s whimsical nature.

Number One’s most striking feature may be its 2,400 square feet of vibrantly-decorated interiors that echo the decadent, Art Deco-style of the landmark Eastern Columbia Building, opening to an exclusive outdoor courtyard with skyline views extending all the way to the Staples Center, the entertainment pulse of the city.

Number Two features a red metal staircase soaring over  bold, checkered pattern flooring that energizes the entire penthouse, while an outdoor terrace provides direct access to the landmark building’s magnificent sky deck featuring a saltwater pool, spa and sundeck.

Though the smallest of the three units at 1780 sq. feet, Depp’s dreamy playfulness is captured in a captivating wall mural featuring Brazilian street artist Osgemeos which rises floor to ceiling in the loft’s Great Room, as well as a cozy and intimate lounge area on the staircase landing, and chandelier made of lights from an airport in Germany.

Depp’s past real estate holdings also have included a private island in the Bahamas, and a Mediterranean Revival-style compound nestled away behind LA’s Chateau Marmot.

The Penthouse collection is listed with Kevin Dees and Nick Segal with Partners Trust in Beverly Hills.  Click here for a video tour and more information on PH1PH2, and PH4.

IMAGES COURTESY OF BERLYN PHOTOGRAPHY / PARTNERS TRUST, FG/BAUER-GRIFFIN/GC IMAGES, AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN, FILMMAGIC.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Live Like a Celebrity in Johnny Depp’s L.A. Penthouses

One of the most beloved buildings in Los Angeles, the Claud Beelman Art-Deco-inspired Eastern Columbia Building, now shines even more brilliantly in the downtown skyline with the offering of three penthouses available from celebrity real estate investor Johnny Depp.

Depp has most recently been known for the sale of what many considered an entire 37-acre French village, on which he spent over $10 million in improvements. One renovation worth noting was a church-turned- guesthouse featuring a wine-tasting cave which conjured “The Pirates of the Caribbean” films’ aesthetic.

In that same vein, the Eastern Columbia Building properties feature much of Depp’s signature style, including a floor design inspired by one of his tattoos. Vibrant colors, and unique fixtures, along with salvaged pieces coupled with modern hardware evoke Depp’s whimsical nature.

Number One’s most striking feature may be its 2,400 square feet of vibrantly-decorated interiors that echo the decadent, Art Deco-style of the landmark Eastern Columbia Building, opening to an exclusive outdoor courtyard with skyline views extending all the way to the Staples Center, the entertainment pulse of the city.

Number Two features a red metal staircase soaring over  bold, checkered pattern flooring that energizes the entire penthouse, while an outdoor terrace provides direct access to the landmark building’s magnificent sky deck featuring a saltwater pool, spa and sundeck.

Though the smallest of the three units at 1780 sq. feet, Depp’s dreamy playfulness is captured in a captivating wall mural featuring Brazilian street artist Osgemeos which rises floor to ceiling in the loft’s Great Room, as well as a cozy and intimate lounge area on the staircase landing, and chandelier made of lights from an airport in Germany.

Depp’s past real estate holdings also have included a private island in the Bahamas, and a Mediterranean Revival-style compound nestled away behind LA’s Chateau Marmot.

The Penthouse collection is listed with Kevin Dees and Nick Segal with Partners Trust in Beverly Hills.  Click here for a video tour and more information on PH1PH2, and PH4.

IMAGES COURTESY OF BERLYN PHOTOGRAPHY / PARTNERS TRUST, FG/BAUER-GRIFFIN/GC IMAGES, AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN, FILMMAGIC.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

The Scenery is Better with Greenery

When the Pantone Color Institute named “Greenery” the color of the year for 2017, we could all get on board. Who doesn’t love a shot of chlorophyll? As Pantone notes, it’s “a refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolic of new beginnings.”

This vintage cabinet offered by 1st Dibs would make a stunning mark in an entryway and it’s green glass mosaic front is elegance that works in contemporary or traditional settings.

 

When you’re ready to switch out your heavy quilts and woolen throws and remake your bed for spring, what could be fresher than these Serena & Lily border frame sheets in delicious 300-thread count cotton percale. Add a vase of lily-of-the-valley on your bedside table and the look is complete.

Punch up your pool or patio area with some greenery in the form of these swank lounge chairs from designer Celerie Kemble and available at Horchow. They have a definite retro Beverly Hills Hotel vibe but their faux rattan is actually sturdy aluminum.

What about the real deal? Actual greenery is always welcome in any home. You could deploy the hottest houseplant currently going–but first you’d have to find it. All the rage in Europe and Great Britain, the Chinese Money Plant (pilea peperomioides) is loved for its flat discs of green that loll on graceful stems like an Alexander Calder mobile. Sadly, it’s still very hard to come by in the U.S. Ebay and Etsy may be your best bet.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

The Scenery is Better with Greenery

When the Pantone Color Institute named “Greenery” the color of the year for 2017, we could all get on board. Who doesn’t love a shot of chlorophyll? As Pantone notes, it’s “a refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolic of new beginnings.”

This vintage cabinet offered by 1st Dibs would make a stunning mark in an entryway and it’s green glass mosaic front is elegance that works in contemporary or traditional settings.

 

When you’re ready to switch out your heavy quilts and woolen throws and remake your bed for spring, what could be fresher than these Serena & Lily border frame sheets in delicious 300-thread count cotton percale. Add a vase of lily-of-the-valley on your bedside table and the look is complete.

Punch up your pool or patio area with some greenery in the form of these swank lounge chairs from designer Celerie Kemble and available at Horchow. They have a definite retro Beverly Hills Hotel vibe but their faux rattan is actually sturdy aluminum.

What about the real deal? Actual greenery is always welcome in any home. You could deploy the hottest houseplant currently going–but first you’d have to find it. All the rage in Europe and Great Britain, the Chinese Money Plant (pilea peperomioides) is loved for its flat discs of green that loll on graceful stems like an Alexander Calder mobile. Sadly, it’s still very hard to come by in the U.S. Ebay and Etsy may be your best bet.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

The original social media: Pineapples!

Imagine you’re the mistress of a New England home during Colonial times and important people are coming to dinner. Absolutely nothing was better at conveying “I’m on trend and I can deliver the best” than an exotic pineapple. They were shipped by sailing ships from the Caribbean and very hard to come by. Serving one telegraphed one’s wealth and status better than any Gucci bag would today.

Thus the pineapple became the symbol of lavish hospitality that finds it expression in so many fashion and style elements today.

You can welcome your guests at the front door with stately pineapple finials from Restoration Hardware. They are composed of beautifully weathered stone.

Set the mood in the front entry with this stunning Hollywood Regency faux-bamboo gilt mirror set off by palm fronds and a pineapple centerpiece.

Create a welcoming glow with this Golden Pineapples table lamp by Couture. It has intricate detailing enhanced by hand-applied gold leaf.

Light Creed’s Aventus candle to create a mood of warmth and charm. Introduced in 2010, the Aventus scent with its top note of pineapple has grown to become the brand’s best-selling fragrance.

Serve your guests this delicious pineapple upside down cake from Horchow. It’s golden flavors of pineapple and butter are the defining taste of hospitality.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

The original social media: Pineapples!

Imagine you’re the mistress of a New England home during Colonial times and important people are coming to dinner. Absolutely nothing was better at conveying “I’m on trend and I can deliver the best” than an exotic pineapple. They were shipped by sailing ships from the Caribbean and very hard to come by. Serving one telegraphed one’s wealth and status better than any Gucci bag would today.

Thus the pineapple became the symbol of lavish hospitality that finds it expression in so many fashion and style elements today.

You can welcome your guests at the front door with stately pineapple finials from Restoration Hardware. They are composed of beautifully weathered stone.

Set the mood in the front entry with this stunning Hollywood Regency faux-bamboo gilt mirror set off by palm fronds and a pineapple centerpiece.

Create a welcoming glow with this Golden Pineapples table lamp by Couture. It has intricate detailing enhanced by hand-applied gold leaf.

Light Creed’s Aventus candle to create a mood of warmth and charm. Introduced in 2010, the Aventus scent with its top note of pineapple has grown to become the brand’s best-selling fragrance.

Serve your guests this delicious pineapple upside down cake from Horchow. It’s golden flavors of pineapple and butter are the defining taste of hospitality.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Visit our Website in a NEW, Easy Way

With the newest Apple iOS update, visiting our website is easier than ever. Follow these quick and easy steps to save our direct web address to your iPhone’s home page.

Start by visiting NectarRealEstate.com on your device’s browser.

Click on the arrow located in the middle of the bottom menu.

After clicking, you should see this menu:

Choose ‘Add to Home Screen’.

By choosing ‘Add to Home Screen’, you will open the option to save the link. Click ‘Add’.

Once this action is complete, NectarRealEstate.com will become available as an icon on your home screen. You can now easily search our listed homes, any day, any time.

Visit our Website in a NEW, Easy Way

With the newest Apple iOS update, visiting our website is easier than ever. Follow these quick and easy steps to save our direct web address to your iPhone’s home page.

Start by visiting NectarRealEstate.com on your device’s browser.

Click on the arrow located in the middle of the bottom menu.

After clicking, you should see this menu:

Choose ‘Add to Home Screen’.

By choosing ‘Add to Home Screen’, you will open the option to save the link. Click ‘Add’.

Once this action is complete, NectarRealEstate.com will become available as an icon on your home screen. You can now easily search our listed homes, any day, any time.