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Spruce Up Your Home With These Easy, Cost-Effective Decorating Tips

  • November 1, 2022
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Make your home look like a million bucks by only throwing down a couple hundred. You can do so with some tips that align with the idea of “budget-luxury” fix-ups.

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Born out of the TikTok community, hashtags for #budgetluxury and #cheapestthing showcase how to look like you have a lot of money with any level of income.

There are tips for buying the least expensive items from designer brands to look like they’re part of your go-to style, and ideas for how to spruce up your home without investing a ton of funds. The latter is an especially ideal practice if you have rental properties or Airbnbs you want to make look more appealing.

Insider talked to one pro, Clare McLaughlin, who is a hugely successful TikTok star with 1.1 million followers and more than 25 million likes on her videos covering the budget-luxury trend. And she has the knowledge for it, too, having earned a master of fine arts degree in interior design and living in the luxury capital of the U.S. — New York City.

As she told Insider, the key is “being resourceful with your current living situation, and shopping on a budget for little upgrades that will make your home feel more expensive.”

One of her biggest tips is a surprising one — trying to show off with luxury knockoffs actually defeats the purpose. Budget pieces that have a faux luxury look, such as inexpensive linens with fancy lettering — what McLauglin calls “luxury signaling” — will come off as tacky. Instead, stick with basic designs that are made well.

Another big tip: Don’t buy anything that matches. Furniture in coordinating sets for

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Cristopher Guy Unveils Their First Full-Scale Showroom in Thailand

  • October 25, 2022

Kevin Gambir, the CEO of Euro Creations Co., Ltd., the Kingdom’s leading distributor of luxury furniture and home-furnishing brands from Europe, and British luxury furniture brand, Christopher Guy, have collaborated to open the first full-scale Christopher Guy showroom in Thailand at Crystal Design Center (CDC).

Christopher Guy has become an established name in luxury furniture thanks to their focus on creating modern, contemporary pieces that will retain their timelessness. The brand also boasts a distinct style, which fuses Parisian flair with the inspiration of multiple award-winning, British-born designer, Christopher Guy Harrison, who was raised in both Spain and France, and thus, has a very unique design perspective.

The brand found success in the mid-1990s when they launched a collection of mirror frames under the name Harrison & Gil. After its phenomenal success, the brand diversified to offer a range of luxury furnishings and decorative accessories under their rebranded name, Christopher Guy. Their items encompassed design pieces for the living room, dining room, office, and bedroom, all of which attracted international attention as a result of their fine craftsmanship and signature details.

The new, Thailand-based showroom spans more than 300 metres and has been designed around the concept of ‘Timeless Elegance with a Modernist Edge,’ which Christopher Guy says forms the DNA of their brand. The showroom has several of their signature collections on display, including Mademoiselle and their newest collection, The Legacy – which doubles as a tribute to Christopher Guy Harrison, the brand’s founding designer, who passed away in 2020. Overall, the showroom aims to provide the ultimate luxury retail experience, a journey into the fabulous world of Christopher Guy.

The grand opening event was honoured by Kisa Harrison, the current CEO who is continuing the vision and legacy of her late husband, on her first visit to

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