When it comes to having a place that you can go to when you need to sleep, or rest; some people do not even have this! They stay on the roads, eating the remains that more fortunate people leave on the road. On the other hand, we see people who have billions, and own a house that costs them a fortune, where they will only use 4 or 5 rooms out of the whole thing. Here are the most expensive houses and the names of their owners.
This palace is technically still a house. The Queen’s residence is located in London, and is not for sale. Moreover, its value is $1.55 billion which was valued by the Nationwide Building Society in 2012. In fact, Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms, including 19 state rooms, 52 bedrooms, 188 staff rooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms. Moreover, the owner is The British Sovereign; Currently Queen Elizabeth II, who has ruled since February 6, 1952.
The Antilia is not even a house that you can imagine! In fact, it is a 27-story, 400,000-square-foot building that is located in Mumbai, India. Moreover, this building has six underground parking floors, three helicopter pads, and requires a 600-person staff just to maintain it. Furthermore, it is worth $1 billion, and belongs to Mukesh Ambani who is India’s richest man, that has a net worth of $23.6 billion, according to Forbes. Ambani made his money running Reliance Industries, an energy and materials company.
This Villa is Located in Cote D’Azure, France. Moreover, it is worth $750 million, and owned by: Lily Safra who is a Brazilian philanthropist and a widow of the Lebanese banker William Safra. In fact, William, her husband, passed away when another one of the couple’s homes burned down, apparently due to arson. Furthermore, the villa includes: a commercial sized green house, a swimming pool and pool house, an outdoor kitchen, helipad, and a guest house larger than the mansions of most millionaires.
It may sometimes seem too hard to make a living room or a bedroom look like you have seen in magazines. Moreover, the ability to style and decorate your house does not come within every single one of us. However, there are some tricks you can do and follow in order to make any room look better. Was it you bedroom, your bathroom, or any other room.
Here are some tips and tricks you can count on to make you look like you have been an interior designer your whole life:
Leave the room color until the end
When you are planning to furnish a new room, try to not paint it beforehand. As a result, you will be able to choose the furniture without being bordered and obliged in a certain color. Furthermore, you will maybe find a sofa that you like, but its color won’t look good with the room’s walls color.
Do not pile everything together
Leave some space when you are distributing your furniture. This way, not only the room will look bigger, but it will give a feeling of tranquility and calmness.
Carefully choose the place and height of your artwork
In a living room, a simple art work can make a big difference, if you hang it correctly. Moreover, if the ceilings are high and white, choose a big painting and hang it in the middle. In addition, if the room is small, adding a big mirror will give the illusion that it is bigger than it really is.
Place the rug correctly
A rug can play a double role especially in a living room. If you place the sofas on it, the room will look cozy, stylish, and put together. However, if the rug is in the center and sofas are far from it, the room will look unorganized and messy.
Ever since the Earth first existed, natural fragrances and perfumes have been around. However, it is not until 1800s, that human kind had the capacity to create perfumes as we know them today. In fact, a good perfumer is someone who is considered to be two things: a chemist and an artist. Moreover, a perfumer is specialized in mixing chemicals with other ingredients in order to create the most beautiful layered aromas. In our days, both men and women wear cologne and perfume. In fact, it is a luxury market that people expect to hand over a large amount of money. Here are the most expensive perfumes in the world.
DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle – $1 million
In 2011, DKNY released a golden bottle of perfume that has the shape of an apple, and that costs 1 million dollars. In fact, the bottle is crafted with 14 karats yellow and white gold, it has 183 yellow sapphires, 2,700 white diamonds, a 1.6-carat turquoise Paraiba tourmaline from Brazil, a 7.18-carat oval Cabochon sapphire from Sri Lanka, 15 vivid pink diamonds from Australia, 4-rose cut diamonds, a 3.07-carat oval cut ruby, a 4.03-carat pear shape rose cut diamond, and a 2.43-carat flawless vivid yellow Canary diamond adorning the cap.
Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume – $12,721.89 per ounce
This perfume got the Guinness Book of World Records title as “the most expensive perfume in the world”. In fact, it was released in 2005, when the company released only 10 bottles of it. Moreover, the fragrance is just a Clive Christian No. 1 bottled in a very fancy package. The whole bottle contains 16.9 ounces of perfume and is crafted by Baccarat, adorned with a 5-carat white diamond on the neck and surrounded in an 18-carat solid gold collar.
Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes – $6,800 per ounce
In fact, this perfume is expensive for both the smell itself and the bottle it comes in. it contains a blend of amber, jasmine, rose, Egyptian cassie, as well as myrrh and frankincense to evoke the smell of the Middle East.
Nowadays, not a lot of people can afford having big homes or apartments, so we opt to have a small place that we try to make it feel and look like it is bigger. Moreover, creating, designing, and decorating a small house is something that is challenging to most of us. In fact, there are some tips and tricks that help you transform a small space into a big one. Furthermore, you do not need a specialist to tell you what to do; all you need is to use the following ideas, and you will be fine!
Use mirrored furniture
Mirrored furniture consists of adding glass items. In fact, glass reflects the light, and gives the illusion of having a vast room. In addition, try to put a wide mirror on the wall. This way, you will double the space of your living room or bedroom.
Use a minimal motif
A minimal motif means cutting down the use of blankets, cushions, pictures, pillows, etc… the more you add of those, the less your room will look big. However, this does not mean that you should not put them in your room, it means that you should minimize their number. If you are moving from a larger house, cut those extra decorating items into half.
In your living room, make the sofa the center point
Try as much as you can to focus the eyesight on one spot. Moreover, in living rooms, the focus should be put on the sofa. In order to do that, add a small shelf above it, and decorate it with picture frames and some flowers.
Accentuate neutrals by colors
Many people have the wrong idea that small spaces should only be decorated by neutral colored furniture. This is wrong. They sometimes forget that, in order to bring out the neutrals, colors should be added.