Connect

New Search X

Home and Design

Engel & Völkers presents guides, tips, and tricks for property owners and real estate pros. 

Found 56 entries about Home and Design.

By the Engel & Völkers Team

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 easiest to feel burnt out by holiday stress and life’s chaos.

This season, if you’re looking to transform your living space into your ultimate place of zen, we’ve got you covered. When it comes to creating a space filled with relaxing, harmonious and peaceful vibes, these very calming yet chic home design tips will transport you to your ideal tranquil destination—no passport required.

Neutral Doesn't Mean Boring 

Having a neutral color base for your zen sanctuary may be a

1,845 Views, 0 Comments

By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Thanksgiving gives us all the more reason to spend time with family and friends, eat more food than usual and bring leftovers to work, but above all, it allows us to regroup and rejoice with loved ones about what we're truly thankful for. But getting to this point might not be easy, especially if you're gearing up to entertain, feeling the pressure to coordinate an elaborate and festive setting in your home for the holidays.

As you prepare to go through the hustle and bustle this season, here are some creative ways to help make your home Thanksgiving-ready.

Holiday Hanging 

First impressions are most important, which means flaunting a chic wreath on your front door is critical. Teasing holiday passersby for what's

2,419 Views, 0 Comments

The spectacle of Halloween is about far more than scary costumes and horror films. The best Halloween parties are truly immersive, with the element of terror extending to every detail – from the decorations to the food itself. To get you started on your spooky soirée, here's a helping of delicious Halloween food ideas.

 

'Orrible Oreo eyeballs

If you have a sweet tooth, this Oreo-based recipe should hit the spot. These biscuits look suitably gruesome for entertaining your friends and family, and are simple to make and flavorsome too.

  • Take the top off an Oreo cookie, taking care to leave the white center intact.

  • Create the eye pattern using piped icing.

  • For a creepy pupil, finish with a small M&M or a chocolate chip.

140 Views, 0 Comments

By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Halloween may be one of the most fun and lively holidays of the year, giving you and your friends full reign to explore your creative (and spooky) side. Often, however, traditional decor lives up to being shabby instead of sophisticated. With the help of ELLE Decor, here's some festive, but oh-so-chic, inspiration if you're looking to move beyond Halloween stretch cobweb and plastic skeletons for your decor. 

Dark & Decadent Desserts 

Rich dark chocolate desserts are always a foolproof crowd pleaser. Top them with enchanting fall florals to prove you're the neighborhood expert on all things glamorous—and delicious. 

Statement Pumpkins 

The statement pumpkin is today's reinvented jack-o'-lantern, but all the

2,759 Views, 0 Comments

Timing is everything. And that couldn't be more true when it comes to fall real estate. Property markets fluctuate according to a variety of reasons, but the time of the year is among the most regular and predictable factors impacting your chances of making a sale. Here we take a look at four compelling advantages of selling your home in the fall.

There's less competition

In most parts of the world, spring steals the show when it comes to the property market, usually due to people wanting to capitalize on the coming weather and increased curb appeal that it brings. With so many people selling, though, it can be difficult to make your own property stand out from the crowd. Autumn is typically a quieter season for the market, meaning you'll have

201 Views, 0 Comments

By the Engel & Völkers Team

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy, especially if you’re spending it at one of these ultra luxe properties. As featured in the latest and always anticipated Private Residences issue, the summer 2018 lineup of Engel & Völkers’ most extraordinary estates from across the Americas is blazing hot. Here are just a few of our favorites from this season’s Private Residences edition. Grab some ice because these on-the-market homes might be too hot to handle.

Glam House on the Prairie | Kamloops, British Columbia 
Page 9

Nestled in British Columbia’s scenic Nicola Valley and sitting on a whopping 324 acres, this secluded ranch has never made prairie life look more glamorous. Taking rustic chic to new heights,

15,085 Views, 0 Comments

By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Home is where the heart is, especially as we celebrate the amazing dads and men this Father’s Day who make “home” possible. Inspired by these incredible men, we’ve put together some of our favorite, out-of-this world family properties we think would be perfect to hang with Dad all year-round—all currently on the market with Engel & Völkers.

A Masterpiece for the Maestro | Camarillo, California

If Dad is able to ace the expert level on Guitar Hero, he may deserve an upgrade this Father’s Day. Villa Boehm is nestled in the Camarillo Foothills of California and was built with fully custom details, including a one-of-a-kind recording studio. Flanked by a wall of gleaming guitars and inevitably fitted with other

9,068 Views, 1 Comment

By the Engel & Völkers Team

It is very probable that there is no better home for an outdoor enthusiast than this awe-inspiring estate, currently on the market with Engel & Völkers Park City. Imagine being able to fish in your backyard or watch your kids go tubing right from your patio. Ever dream of hiking, riding ATVs or snowmobiling just steps from your home? Start believing with this remarkable property.

Riverbend Ranch, a whopping 1,918-acre property located a mere 25-minutes away from ever-popular Park City, can make all of this possible for an extremely fortunate homebuyer. A true nature haven, Riverbend Ranch is particularly special as its main 8-bedroom, 9-bathroom house was built along Weber River with no setback. And, as

13,815 Views, 0 Comments

MAKE SPRING A GOOD TIME TO SELL A HOUSE WITH THESE SEASONAL TIPS

There's a reason why you never hear the phrases 'summer cleaning', 'winter cleaning' or 'autumn cleaning', yet 'spring cleaning' is an annual phenomenon. It's the refreshing springtime attitude that makes it a good time to sell a house. Throughout winter, we've been hibernating in our homes with the heating on high and the curtains closed for most of the day. But as the first green shoots start to appear, the way we use our home changes, and we naturally start to get it ready for the warmer, brighter seasons. We show you how to prepare your property's interior for a house sale in spring.

Make Spring a Good Time to Sell a House

Spring cleaning

When selling your home in spring, a seasonal sprucing is a must. Spring

282 Views, 0 Comments

By the Engel & Völkers Team

If you’re still thawing out from winter and can’t get into the swing of spring, we’ve got just the remedy. Here are some of the most refreshing and #SpringInspo worthy homes currently on the market across the Americas that are sure to lift any remaining winter woes—all exclusively listed by Engel & Völkers. 

1. Minnetonka, Minnesota 

This two-story home in Minnetonka, Minnesota is a new-build dream, and with its four bedroom, four bathroom one-two punch, it’s set to be the most idyllic family home. While incorporating the most contemporary features, finishes, designs and lighting, its layout is perhaps the property’s most thoughtful element in suiting the modern family’s lifestyle. With an informal dining area,

12,978 Views, 0 Comments