How Food Affects Your Sleep, With Nutritionist Kelly LeVeque
Home Improvement / April 26, 2018

Los Angeles-based nutritionist Kelly LeVeque boasts a client roster that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood: Jessica Alba, Chelsea Handler and Molly Sims are just a few of the stars who have Kelly on speed dial to talk health and recipe-making. Between promotional tours for her first book, “Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever,” we caught up with the wellness guru to lea...

Why Plants Improve Mornings, With The Sill
Home Improvement / March 22, 2018

Not everyone is a morning person – and that’s okay. However, there are a few things you can do to embrace the early hours (and we don’t just mean crushing a giant mug of coffee). Did you know the presence of houseplants will improve even the toughest mornings? Not only are they beautiful to behold, but plants also make you happier and healthier. What House Plants Do Source: Thomas J. Story/Sunset House plants improve air qual...

#MyParachuteHome Makeover: Ariel Kaye’s Home Refresh
Home Improvement / February 17, 2018

Minimalist decor, a neutral color palette and natural materials characterize Parachute Founder and CEO, Ariel Kaye’s, Venice Beach bungalow. With the help of interior designer, Orlando Soria, Ariel refreshed her home with comfort and easy entertaining top of mind. Watch Orlando incorporate elements from both the desert landscape and ocean nearby to create the ultimate retreat for our bustling entrepreneur.  Tips From Orlando, Interi...

Gurugram’s real estate market in 2018: An analysis
Infrastructure / January 2, 2018

Is it a good time to invest in Gurugram’s property market? We look at the demand-supply scenario in this region, to get some answers The real estate market in Gurugram, in the Delhi-NCR, has witnessed significant changes over the past few years. With the prime areas reaching saturation, in terms of occupancy and prices, Gurugram may also see the emergence of newer areas. According to Santhosh Kumar, vice-chairman of ANAROCK Property C...

Growing rental market to create more rental management companies
Infrastructure / December 14, 2017

The growth in the rental market in India, presents an opportunity for rental management companies to step in. We examine the role that these companies can play and the benefit that they bring, to tenants and property owners The rental market in India is gradually evolving, owing to a change in the mindset of people. Renting a house, is no longer merely driven by affordability, as compared to buying a home. Rather, people are now choosin...

The Best Design Advice We’ve Received From Our Moms
Interior Design / November 21, 2017

When it comes to design, mom really does know best. Yes, she’s made a few style mistakes over the years (the 1980s was a tricky decade for all of us!) but, for the most part, she’s always had an excellent eye for what works and what doesn’t. So, in honor of Mother’s Day, Laurel & Wolf staffers are sharing the best design lessons learned from their moms. Read on, and then call your mama. “Your home is your personal refuge. ...

Before and After: 5 Easy Ways to Upgrade a Bathroom
Interior Design / October 17, 2017

Fun fact: From a resale perspective, a bathroom makeover is one of the best investments to increase the value of your home. While a gut reno may be required for some extreme cases, a few simple hacks will elevate any bathroom – no sledgehammer needed. Don’t just take our word for it – see how we gave a generic white space some personality in five easy steps. Just pick a vibe (ours was “industrial chic respite”) – and try t...

5 Mood-Lifting Spring Design Trends You’ll Want to Try Now
Interior Design / September 13, 2017

After a long winter of epic snowstorms and wicked downpours, we’re ready to shed the heavy blankets and throws that got us through the season and make some much-needed changes to our home decor. If you’re feeling the same way, check out our easy guide to spring’s hottest trends. The key here: you don’t have to spend a lot to freshen things up! If you love terrazzo, try it on a coaster set. Or, if a statement ceiling piques your ...