Why This Tropical-Inspired Florida Home Gained $150K in 3 Years

It doesn’t matter how perfect your home is—if your listing photos don’t stand out, potential buyers won’t come by to take a look. In our series “Lessons From Listing Photos,” we dissect the smart updates sellers have made to their homes, and how their listing pictures highlight the home’s best assets.

The before photos of this home in West Palm Beach, FL, left a lot to be desired. Sitting less than a mile from the ocean, it was just begging to be revamped with bright, natural, tropical-inspired touches.

The challenge: The line between tasteful and tacky beach-inspired decor is notoriously thin, and leaning into this theme can be a risky move, even in the Sunshine State. But the buyers who snatched up and renovated the place knew exactly which cosmetic changes were needed to achieve a modern, sunny aesthetic that would make anyone who stepped through the door

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Secret Rooms and Futuristic Features! The Year’s 8 Biggest Kitchen Design Trends Will Blow You Away

Of all the rooms in your house, your kitchen likely saw the most action in 2020. With so many people staying at home making artisanal pizza and using their countertops as an office or classroom, this room endured plenty of wear and tear. And that means it might just be the room that’s most in need of a refresh.

But where to start? For inspiration, we consulted with top designers from coast to coast to uncover the hottest kitchen trends in 2021—what you need and what you’ll totally want. Some of these design changes were expected after a year of staying at home, while others might totally surprise you.

“We’re seeing some dramatic shifts as a result of the pandemic,” says Janice Costa, president and founder of KB Designers Network.


No matter what, 2021 will see the kitchen transformed into a space that can do the heavy lifting in

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All the best New Year’s deals from Boots, Curry’s, John Lewis, Argos and more

<p>We’ll be on hand to bring you the best deals and savings</p> (The Independent)

We’ll be on hand to bring you the best deals and savings

(The Independent)

‘Tis the season for sales. And if you didn’t manage to snap up a bargain during the Black Friday or Boxing Day bonanza, you’ll be pleased to know the January sales have arrived.

With the lockdown situation as it is for so many of us, we’re predicting that most of the best deals will be online rather than in-store, as people will be shopping from home rather than queuing around the block (remember those days?).

To avoid you spending your whole New Year’s Day scouring the internet for deals, we’ll be doing all the hard work for you, finding the top offers across the event.

Covering everything from tech and home appliances to fashion and furniture, our shopping guides should be your go-to to help ease those January blues.

We’ll be searching for the best deals

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Ulrich Grimm, Global Head of Non-apparel Design, to Depart Calvin Klein After 22 Years

Ulrich Grimm, global head of non-apparel design at Calvin Klein Inc., is leaving the company, effective Aug. 2.

Grimm has been with Calvin Klein for almost 22 years and previously served as executive vice president, design, shoes and accessories.

During his time at the brand, the highly regarded Grimm built a strong global alignment across its accessories, including some of the licensed categories such as eyewear and watches and jewelry. He oversaw design for accessories, footwear and home.

Reached for comment, Grimm told WWD that following the pandemic, several CKI divisions were restructured, and his position was eliminated. He said he’s planning to enjoy the rest of the summer at the beach and then explore opportunities either in New York or potentially return to Europe for the right opportunity.

“I will always be honored to say that Mr. Klein hired me directly 23 years ago to be responsible for the

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