In honor of Mother Earth, we have decided to highlight one of our favorite green trends: Sustainable Homes.  Sounds expensive right? Well not necessarily. While solar panels and green roofing are the big ticket items, there are plenty of economical ways to make your home more sustainable.  Simply by changing out your light bulbs to either  Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL), you will save both money and precious energy.  Also, by upgrading to a low-flow shower heads and faucets, you will greatly reduce your annual household water usage. Finally, by opting to use earth-friendly cleaning supplies, you can reduce toxins in the environment.  We love Brooklyn-based Haven cleaning products the most!

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As the temperature (finally) begins to rise, we’re so excited to bust out our warm weather gear. While of course we love our vibrant brights, we also have a soft spot for spring neutrals. Versatile khakis, creams, grays and whites, accented with a metallic shoe or accessory are a sure way to ease out of your winter wardrobe and into the sunshine.

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We just can’t get enough of looking at fabulous Swedish dwellings and their amazing decor! With an incredible blend of casual, elegant, rustic and refined yet warm and cheerful all rolled into one space. Scandinavian design has so much to offer, it is sure to inspire anyone who is need of some innovative decorating ideas that can be incorporated into any home design.  Renowned for their simplicity, utility, and beauty, Scandinavian homes have a pure, pared backed style that is centered around warm functionality, clean lines, flawless craftsmanship and understated elegance. The use of light is considered to be extremely important, and many Scandinavian homes  are characterized by the use of earthy muted tones, honest materials and minimal ornamentation. From vivid interiors invaded by color, to simple but highly functional decors, Scandinavian-inspired spaces all have a strong visual effect.  The first few photos below are of our latest sales listing at LKRE: 36 Prairie Avenue in Newport. For more information about this home, click here!

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The clawfoot tub  was considered a luxury item in the late 19th century, originally made from cast iron and lined with porcelain. Modern technology has contributed to a drop in the price of clawfoot tubs, which may now be made of fiberglass, acrylic or other modern materials. Clawfoot tubs usually require more water than a standard bathtub, because generally they are larger and deeper. While true antique clawfoot tubs are still considered collectible items, new reproduction clawfoot tubs are chosen by new home builders as these bathing basins are perfect for relaxing bubble baths after a long stressful day at the office. Here are a few clawfoot tubs that we’d love to leisurely soak in any day!

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‘Tis the season to start tuning up your grille, digging out the big umbrella and deck furniture and researching your favorite summer BBQ recipes! We love the look and luxury feel of outdoor kitchens. With built-in counters and cabinetry, these setups make it easy-breezy to cook just about every meal outside during the spring and summer. Here are a few great outdoor kitchens that we’d love to have!

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