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Top 5 Places to Go : Sigiriya Lion Rock, Galle Fort, Unawatuna Beach, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya

Amazing five places to go in Sri Lanka. A multicultural country with its timeless ruins, UNESCO – World Heritage Sites, mountains, beaches, old trains, famous tea and legendary Buddhist temples. Offering both tourists and backpackers a cheap but somehow uncrowded travel destination.

Sunset, magic hour at Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588
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A historical conserved colonial town in southwest of Sri Lanka, listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aside from its pretty walls, it has very interesting and colorful history plus a multi-ethnic and multi-religious ambiance. You can take the 2 hours train ride (Rs. 100 – Rs. 360) depending on the seat 1st to 3rd class from Colombo station. In Gale Fort, you can just walk and explore the area for FREE.


If you are looking for a quick serene escape, just twenty-minute tuktuk ride (Rs. 550 – Rs. 700) from Galle is an imperfectly perfect beach. Luckily I got the beach by myself, enjoyed the golden sand, refreshing sea breeze, palm trees and coconut juice.

Unawatuna is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka. Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and famous for its beautiful beach and corals.


Be ready to chase sunset from a 660 ft high rock summit and starts a journey along with the monkeys.

Perfect sunset in an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka.

Listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site, a historical and archaeological set up time-warped me into the lost world – literally. A two to three-hour hike, opens 7am to 5:30pm with entrance fee of 30USD. Beware of so called “tour guides” as it’s not for free, explore by yourself and bring a bottled water.


If you want to see the best of both worlds of Sigiriya-Dambulla then Nuwara Eliya-Ella and also Adam’s Peak you can break your itinerary and stay in Kandy.  A lower hill country side destination, cultural district and one of the largest cities in Sri Lanka.

Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.

See Things To Do in Kandy



Never leave Sri Lanka without a cup of tea at Mackwood Tea Plantation, a huge estate with a Hollywood-kind of sign. The weather is amazing as it fits the free hot black tea from the Tea House. You can enter the museum for free and the plantation for your #instagramfeedgoals.

Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, situated approximately 1500 meters above sea level in the heart of Labookellie Estate, one of the finest tea plantations in Sri Lanka, is today a popular stop in an international travellers itinerary providing an opportunity to experience Mackwoods Tea at its best in the salubrious hill country clime as well as providing an instructive glimpse of the manufacture of Ceylon Tea.

As the saying goes, you got to take the most scenic routes and Sri Lanka has it!

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striped curtains

The striped roman shades can add a colored accent to your room depending on your tastes and preferences. You have plenty of space to express your taste when you purchase a new home with very few items in it. The striped and plain roman shades look very appealing in most interiors. Keep in mind that they can also turn things around if you do not make wise choices. The first thing you need to do before you choose these shades for your windows is by choosing the color scheme and ornamental theme.

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It offers you a wide variety of choices because of the many variations in the market. The bright, colorful stripes often look perfect in contemporary interiors with an unusual blend of colors. They also go well with ethnic motives in your room. You can also make it look more attractive by adding furniture that consolidates the theme in your room. The soft, pastel colored stripes are ideal for the kids’ rooms. They are perfect with a combination of stripes with kid-themed or floral patterns.

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The delicate, subtle stripes are best for an elegant living or dining room and go well with a classic style. They can also be used to add more beauty to a classic bedroom. The taffeta or silk striped fabrics add a touch of the orient to the interior of your room and usually come with sophisticated color schemes. If you already have an existing interior, then it is essential to look for the striped fabric shades that will complement other motives or different styles in your room. You can also choose the style for your striped shades since there are numerous designs. Flat or relaxed shades will be the best choice for you if you enjoy a particular fabric with a striped pattern. The wide stripes or plaids are also good with almost every interior style and allow you to visualize much of the fabric ornament.

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Roman shades that have numerous folds like London or Balloon shades may not allow you to see the beauty of the fabric pattern. The best are those that have a soft fabric with thin delicate stripes. If you are going to create your own window shades you will have more chances to find one that matches the fabric for your existing interior. Most companies usually manufacture sets of coordinated fabrics where toiled, floral and abstract ornament is accompanied by stripes, small-sized patterns, and plaids in the same color.


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Luxury décor is not something everybody knows to do. Today we are bringing you some professional secrets for a luxury home design, taken from the specialists in the field.

Even though it is not a hard goal to achieve, having a luxury home design can prove to be quite a difficult task. You can always look up a specialist in your area, which is easy if you Google it (for example, you can search for “interior decorator Beverly Hills” and you’ll find one instantly). But at the same time, it is a good thing for you to be informed as well. That’s why today we are presenting you some tips and tricks on luxury home designs.

1. Use the Light.

One of the most important elements in a luxury home design is… the light. Many people don’t think about it when creating a design, but it plays an essential role. Just like in the photo below, light can underline some elements in the room or overlook some others. It can make an ordinary furniture item look more luxurious, since the rays of light make it seem more high end.

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2. Less Is More

The more crowded a room is, the less stylish it will appear. Even the best interior designers in Los Angeles will tell you that it would ruin the entire effect of the design if you start crowding items on shelves or night tables. As such, try to keep it as simple as possible. There are lots of smart solutions out there that can help you store things without them being visible (hidden storage spaces under the bed, for example).

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3. Golden Accents

Many times, luxury means gold, so why not include this beautiful element in your interior design? There are lots of decorations you can find in golden shades, so try to take advantage of them. Moreover, if you’re not willing to spend a lot on this, they can simply imitate the looks of golden items.

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Tackling DIY projects around your home can not only add value, but can also make the space more livable for you and your family. Find out the steps to transform your home on a budget.

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Are you looking to update your home on a budget? Tackling DIY projects around your home can not only add value, but can also make the space more livable for you and your family. The good news is there are plenty of easy upgrades you can do yourself without spending a bunch of money.

  1. Do Some Painting

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to update the look of your home  on a budget is to give it a fresh coat of paint. You can tackle the interior or even give your home a new look on the outside. Another easy idea that can change the look outside your home is to use gel stain to paint the front door to your house. You could also paint your garage doors to match, which will add plenty of curb appeal.

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  1. Update Your Light Fixtures

You can change the look of any room in your house by investing in new light fixtures. A drop-down chandelier could take your dining room or master bedroom from standard to exceptional. Or you could add dimmer lights to change the look and create ambiance in your living room. Here’s an article from Home Depot about how to use chandeliers in your home:

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  1. Revamp your Master Suite

Your master suite is probably one of the places you spend the most time in at home, even if you spend most of your time sleeping in it. Why not make it a place you can’t wait to escape to? You can completely revamp your master bedroom by investing in a few unique elements. You could purchase some beautiful new bedding complete with fluffy throw pillows. Or you could create your own little reading nook with a cozy chair and lamp. Another idea would be to create an accent wall with faux leather wall panels to add some beauty and elegance to the room. Talissa Decor has a great line of Faux Leather Wall Panels available.

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  1. Get Organized

Is your home really too small or are you simply not being efficient with the space you have? You would be amazed what getting organized can do for your home and your stress level. Common spaces that are in desperate need for some organization are cupboards, closets, and garages. You can maximize the space in your home by taking the time to go through your possessions periodically in order to de-clutter. You can also install new shelves and storage containers to help get things into order. Here’s a 30-Day guide to getting organized from Clean and Scentsible.

  1. Re-Think Your Space

We all have space in our home that could be used differently or more efficiently. For example, do you have an empty space near your kitchen? You could make a coffee bar and free up some space on your kitchen counter. Or if you have unused space underneath your stairs, you could add more storage, create an office area or even a fun kid’s play area. Pinterest has plenty of do it yourself inspiration to help you maximize your space!

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The key to transforming the look of your home is to focus on the projects that will make the biggest difference for you and your family. The project doesn’t have to be big or expensive to add value to your home and make you living there much more enjoyable. Some simple tweaks to your decor, organization and maximizing the space you have can make your home the envy of the neighborhood.

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Love at first sight in Doha, I don’t know if it’s just me or you’ll agree after having a “sweet mini-vacation” this Valentine’s Day with your special someone.

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Stay in love in Doha by visiting the top 5 places this Valentine’s Day. I don’t know if it’s just me or you’ll agree after having a “sweet mini-vacation” this Valentine’s Day with your special someone. Surprisingly it’s not what we heard Doha is all about and glad that we had to experience it, given we were skeptical at first. See what changed our mind and where are the top 5 places that fascinates us with this trip.

Born in a cooler country and dressed by three or more layers of clothing, it excites me whenever weather gets not too high but the so called normal temperature and I got to experience this amazing weather on my recent trip with my partner in Doha, Qatar.

Doha-Qatar city breack

Book tickets and check if you might need a visa (if you are UAE national no need, but don’t worry a visa will just cost you AED 200 or around 50 US Dollars). Going to Qatar, why not Qatar Airways – we got cheap return tickets and easiest way as they have daily flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Now, let me share the top 5 places in Doha that we visited.

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First stop is the social heart of Doha, Souq Waqif is a best place to find silk scarfs, spices, perfumes, gold products and traditional clothes as this site has been a souq for centuries though redeveloped but restored with rich original Qatari structures. After a long walk in the most traditional market place in Qatar, you can rest in one of the restaurant or a coffee shop to try their traditional Arabian coffee to match with Kunafa – the best we tried up to now.

Souq Waqif = Doha Qatar

Also visit Museum of Islamic Art, we don’t have the time to enter but from the outside architecture design of the building itself is iconic and based from what I read it has a wide range collections of Islamic arts.

Museum of Islamic Art,

Ready to be in love with the pigeons – check the “towers” in Katara Cultural Village which we can say home of the thousand birds. Beside the architectural structure you can also enjoy getting some tan, perfect place that I can recommend for you with their natural beaches.

katara cultural village - Doha Qatar

The Pearl Island is one of the best place in Doha where you can enjoy a marina walk, enjoy some shopping and park your yacht (which I think are private because there is no water taxis). Perfect for a quite lunch or a romantic dinner, you can choose from a variety of restaurants and cafes.

Pearl Island Doha Qatar

Do not skip in going to Medina Centrale and experience Plaza Andalusia of Spain in a middle-east way. The restaurants, shops and trees arrangement reminds me so much of Europe.

Medina Centrale Doha Qatar

After Medina Centrale jump in another city from Italy, go to Corso Venezia very nice community inspired by Italian style and architecture the only missing was the gondola the rest is great.

Corso Venezia Doha Qatar


Before leaving this place take a ride up to the end, there are some villas exactly next to the water, which fascinates me!

And finally visit center of the new town, especially if you like big and shiny buildings. Take a ride on the Corniche side, which we loved it! You can enjoy taking photos next to the sky-towers, romantic walk or to run after pigeons and of course enjoy a good coffee at Costa Café.

Doha downtown

It was a sweet escape for us given it was just a short break, if we can spend more time and come back getting some tan in Katara is a great idea.

Visit also: 5 Romantics City Around the World

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A wedding reception must be glowing in order to feel it like it is truly the most special day of your life.

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After all the chaos of the holidays will be done and all the wedding proposals will be officiated the seasons of weddings will begin and because right now we look for things to relax our brain in order to feel fresh for the New Year’s Eve let’s take a look at some lovely and easy decorating ideas for a wedding reception.

A wedding reception doesn’t have to be too extravagant or too opulent. I personally advise you to make it your own.You need to feel your visions and wishes in the entire wedding including the wedding reception because that is why it is called the most special day of your life. 

Be creative but take it simple, don’t over exaggerate just let your imagination play and the result will astonish you. 

First and maybe the most important thing for most of the brides is the flower decoration. A weeding without the perfect flowers is not a dream weeding. It is something about the chosen flowers that give energy to everything around you including the guests.

See also: Handmade Vases

If you are a playful person who loves creating its own decorations than your weeding will be a real spectacle for you and a fantastic way to show everybody what you can create. I advise you to opt for small colored flowers and to personally create their vases with your personal touch.

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A more elegant touch will definitely be brought by a vintage flower decoration which will not only impress everyone with uniqueness but with simplicity and charm too. For a more brilliant visual impact choose a tea pot with small lovely cups.

See also: Home Fragrances Ideas

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A perfumed weeding will be a happy weeding. A bride always wants her guests happy and satisfied and what I personally think it would impress everyone would be bright orchids which are simple but their perfume is incredible. Decorate your guests’ chairs with bright orchids and the entire wedding reception will be perfumed and it will look fabulous.

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For a very well organized wedding you should take into consideration a seating board where every guest will find their names and their table and in this way you avoid chaos or unsatisfied guests. Try to personalize it for a more interesting view. It is up to you how you want it to look, just make sure it is placed near the door everyone is entering.

See also: Luxury Dining Room

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If you intend you wedding to last until late in the night, you should consider some elegant lamps. Try to match the style of the lamps with the other decorations because everything must look impeccable afterwards it is you who is celebrated and your beloved one. It would be good to make sure you find a way to hide the cables, because you will need electricity for the lamps. Surround the lamps with flowers and you will be very proud of what you have created.

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You know what would be really original? To have handcrafted menus. If you are talented in handwriting or you know people who are than you will have the most fabulous menus on the history of weddings. Personalized food menus written by hand are something unique, desired by everyone. Although if you don’t know anyone talented in writing, hire a student who has this special talent. They don’t ask for huge prices and they really know what they are doing.

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If you were lucky enough to be proposed these holidays than make sure your wedding will be really special. 

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I know it was a lot of fun eating all those delicious foods for Christmas, but now it's time to help your body feel healthy after Holidays!

I know that these days were full of delicious foods and the gourmands had given their best in the kitchen. All of us tried to cook the most fantastic dishes in the world. As we saw in a previous article, in some parts of the Europe meat is the jewel on the crown for the Christmas dinner and in other countries fish is the true “salad”.

After these rich in food days it’s time for some recovering because we want to prepare our body for the New Year’s diner. If we want to feel in a good shape, full of energy and relaxed we need to forget about heavy food for at least 3 days and to eat something healthier, easier and more fresh.

See also: Traditional Christmas food around the world

Let’s take a look at what would be good for our stomach in the morning after we forgot about healthy food rules. Help your body feel healthy after Holidays!

  • Usually it is not recommended to wait until your hungry, but this time we will make an exception. Try not to eat until you feel hungry and avoid any meat. You need more light fibers because your digestive system needs to be activated. Try soft aromas like vanilla or cinnamon or maybe fruits flavors. These aromas will stimulate you but they will do it gently, exactly how your body needs it right now. Fruits are the secret after holidays. You need antioxidants and water. Fruits have them both and rehydration is extremely important.

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  • Let’s not hide after the finger and recognize that most of us had one or two glasses of wine for Christmas, which is perfectly normal.In Christianity, wine symbolizes the blood of Christ, but the real wine drank in a high quantity of course harm our body, as everything that is consumed in high quantities. So what help us recover better? Food with high fructose content, like honey. Honey is the magic drug of the nature. It is used as an antibiotic, sugar substitute and so on. Honey helps your body fight and burn the lingering alcohol that wants to harm your body. As a snack between meals try to eat some yogurt with honey and fruits, for example clementines or oranges which are high in water and energy, proteins and vitamin B6.

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  • Make your breakfast a memorable healthy meal and cook some Chili Black-Bean. Going back to the idea of alcohol and what is good to regenerate your entire system after drinking maybe a little more it is important to know that alcohol drains your body of salt potassium, so in order to compensate these fact you need to start eating a little bit vegetarian food, like vegetarian chili. You need to take into consideration the fact that you ate a lot of fat food and now you need something more fresh and soft. Chili fights against the fat, comes with an enormous surplus of proteins and fibers taken from the black beans. What you need to know is that the spicy chili powder reduces the inflammation and the pain. At the end of the day you will feel brand new.

See also: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie mansion in New Orleans

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  • Personally for dinner I recommend you a simple fresh juice made from everything you want like fruits, vegetables and healthy seeds. You don’t need to have a rich dinner right now because you need to detoxify yourself first so try to get it easier. Avoid sodas, chips even chocolate. Wait until New Year’s dinner when you will feel sparkly fresh.

See also:Famous interior designer Karim Rashid

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Decorate your bedside table in such a manner you will always feel special.

Everybody waits all day long for that moment when they will put the pajamas on and comfort themselves in their beloved bed, that is why most of the people try their best with the bedroom decorations because the feeling inspired by the bedroom, influences our sleep.

An important piece of decoration in the bedroom is the bedside table. This piece of decoration, beside not being that important for others, it is the central point for many people so because this aspect is excruciating for an elegant bedroom, in this article we will take a look at several stylish ideas of decorating the bedside table.

See also: Perfect Paintings for Bedroom

Some people take for granted the bedside table, filling it with books randomly placed or other object but the secret is that if you nicely decorate your bedside table, you will automatically feel a lot better when you are ready to relax and enjoy some quality time in your bed.

Look at this bedside table, beautifully decorated with a simple vase of white roses, which denote elegance and class, a feminine white lamp which has a simple pattern on it, a cup of tea, the small books are put above and the bigger ones are down. Everything looks neat and allows you to feel relaxed.

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A vase with charming flowers is indispensable, making you feel more cozy and fancy. Of course if your bedroom is decorated in a more modern style, the bedside must also reflect this modernism of the chosen style. A pretty idea are two different sizes picture frames, a voguish glass bottle and of course the fantastic lamp.

See also: Glass Ceiling Ideas

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If your lucky color is black than go black for the bedside table too. Black can never go wrong. It is elegant, classic,tasteful and luxurious if you know how to combine it. Choose a minimalist painting above the bedside table, an opulent lamp which denotes power and taste, place your favorite book on the bedside table and if it is anything else you believe it will look fashionable on it don’t be afraid to put it on.

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If you enjoy seeing a lot of colors and you are a person who takes energy from jewelry and sparkling objects than a brilliant idea would be to keep boxes of jewelry on the bedside table, you can have two vases of different sizes, a tiny charming clock and of course the lamp which is maybe the most important item.

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Of course  you can also place candles on the bedside table, your favorite perfumes, an elegant perfume is always bringing a stylish touch to the room and if you love sweats, a dandyish bowl of sweet would also look fabulous. 

See also: Healthy House

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If you want to have a house that is something different from everything has anyone seen, Karim Rashid is the answer.

We all try to find inspiration in what interior designers create because of course we consider that interior designer never go wrong, or never choose wrong that is why we feel confident in their ideas.

Today I will present you the brilliant work of famous interior designer Karim Rashid who is a futuristic visionary who does excellent work with interiors. It’s like he had the chance to travel in future and steal some interior design ideas. His ideas are absolutely revolutionary and if you choose to inspire yourself from his work, your house will definitely look like no other.

See also:Famous interior designer Michael S. Smith

Ready to be amazed? Karim Rashid is an Egyptian designer like no other. He is very dedicated to what he does and has designed many products including interiors, fashion, furniture, lighting, art and even music installation.

His one of the best project is Smart-ologic Corian Living project, a work of art in the field of interior design and this fabulous creation was presented at an exhibition at Milan Design Week in 2010. Karim Rashid is an explorer. He is an explosion of modernism and energy. The colours he chooses are extravagant and unique, only for people who like being different. Its every creation is stylish and fancy. Karim’s signature are melting walls, transparent plastic panels rounded around the edges. You will see no right angles or sharp shapes in Karim’s art.

See also:Famous interior designer Thierry W. Despont

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The bedroom is also something I bet you had never seen before, because everything is strategically ordered in such a way the visual impact will blow your mind with greatness. The bed is something from other space making you feel in a parallel world and the lights are inviting you only to relaxation or meditation

The desk and its chair are positioned in the middle of the room having an unusual but interesting shape having light under them. You will notice ordinary objects turned in pieces of art. There are not many things in the room, everything must be fresh and the feeling of open space it’s a must. Mirrors are an important detail because amplify the entire futurist design of the bedroom. Skeletons of bikes are used as art decorations, the carvings in the walls which are a support for flowers seem to be melted. You will feel exactly as in a fantasy story.

See also:Interior Christmas Decorations

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I am pretty sure you are mesmerized with the beauty of Karim’s creation.

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When we hear the names Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt it is clearly about luxury!

It’s time to lavish our eyes with some extravagant luxury which will determine us to dream big. Any person of luxury will understand the necessity of living or only owning such a mansion as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie do. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s mansion in New Orleans reflect only world-class taste which is a real inspiration for those who want to feel and treat themselves as royals.

Despite the fact that they have always wanted to be far away from cameras and public attention, there are, lucky us, several pictures with the opulent mansion.

Once you enter the house you will understand why luxury make you feel different and beyond everything, is like luxury makes you a better calculated person who knows that everything around them is the result of hard work, as it was for Pitt and Angelina. There is not even a corner in this house that will not be elegant and with high taste decorated.

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The mansion seems to have a trio of rooms decorated in high-class showing a fabulous unique style. The chandeliers inside the house are incredibly elegant and extravagant, simply breathtaking, also the crown mouldings or the fireplaces are details which transform this house in a place you would want to live the rest of your life, maybe that is why the mansion’s price is 6.5 million dollars. Each room has high ceilings so the place is not a problem, you would feel very comfortable and relaxed. A custom cabinetry with a grand spiral stair case and even an elevator. What else you can dream of?

Well there a lot others to dream of like a chef’s kitchen which has a top-of-the-line appliances. Of course the mansion includes a private courtyard and there is even a separate two-storey guest house, so in case you can’t afford the house you can go as a visitor.

This Hollywood’s most powerful couple definitely knows what luxury means, but beyond this they have class.

When you enter inside the house a monochrome tiled floor will be your first welcome and the decorations will make you think if anything else can be more impressive than those? Well of course there are other even more impressive things in the house, is Angelina Jolie we are talking about. The mansion has in total, 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms, being located in the picturesque French Quarter.

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Photo Credits: Splash News

You will be impressed to find, but it was Brad Pitt who redecorated the house after they bought it. Pitt, has even created a personal line of furniture, yes Brad Pitt is perfect.

The couple bought the vintage old house, after the tragedy of the Hurricane Katrina.

‘Our work in New Orleans has led to innovations in affordable home building – proof that high-quality, healthy homes can and should be available for everyone” said the famous couple.

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Photo Credits: Splash News


Future Gadgets: Modern Kitchen

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Technology is being used more and more around the house, simplifying our lives and decorating our rooms. Many people invest in the latest trends...
Kitchen Cabinet Ideas: Modern Kitchen