MILWAUKEE, Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Northwestern Mutual, a financial security company focused on comprehensive financial planning through both insurance and investments, is announcing the opening of two new offices within the New York City area in Harlem and Cedarhurst.
“This exciting expansion is an opportunity to deliver financial planning solutions to historically underserved communities,” said Tim Gerend, chief distribution officer, Northwestern Mutual. “We’re looking forward to developing deep community relationships in both Harlem and Cedarhurst – providing meaningful financial guidance to clients and offering rewarding career opportunities to current and future advisors.”
Financial Advisor Anthony Williams will oversee the Harlem office, comprised of several financial professionals who grew up in the neighborhood or nearby in the Bronx. The group plans to draw on their understanding of area residents to identify opportunities for financial education and support for businesses owned by Black, Latinx and other historically underrepresented groups. As the team works to grow its presence in the area, they will focus recruiting efforts locally and within Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Financial Advisor Moshe Alpert will lead the Cedarhurst office in the predominately Orthodox Jewish community of Five Towns Long Island.
Williams and Alpert will work in close partnership with Managing Partner Steve Abbass, who collaborated with Northwestern Mutual’s new Distribution Growth Ventures group to identify the opportunities in Harlem and Cedarhurst. Northwestern Mutual Distribution Growth Ventures is focused on underpenetrated market expansion, competitive recruitment and other innovation within the company’s distribution system.
About Northwestern Mutual Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what’s most important. With $290.3 billion in total assets, $29.9 billion in revenues, and $1.9 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.6 million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages more than $161 billion of investments owned by its clients and held or managed through its wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 102 on the 2020 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2021.
Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM)(life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries in Milwaukee, WI. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (investment advisory and trust services), a federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.
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While movies offer an escape from our real lives (which is welcome now more than ever), they can also inspire us to remake our homes in their image. After all, films are brimming with gorgeous homes that are often much more than a mere backdrop, but swoon-worthy in their own right!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re here to highlight some of the best bedrooms from the big screen. We also got decor experts to weigh in on what makes these iconic movie bedrooms such standouts, and how you can incorporate elements of their decor into your own bedroom—that way, your own sleeping space will feel more like a getaway than ever.
‘The Great Gatsby’
In this 2013 movie, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby, whose riches are on full display throughout his Long Island mansion—but especially his bedroom. Over-the-top elegance graces pretty much every inch of this posh space that celebrates the glitz and glamour of the art deco era.
“It’s memorable for its refined tailoring, geometric figures and shapes, contrasting wood and metallic elements,” says Dayna Hairston, owner and interior designer at Dayziner LLC in New York. “The unmistakable harlequin patterns are a classic hallmark of this style.”
To incorporate the look in your own home on a smaller scale, she suggests looking for area rugs with harlequin patterns in a neutral color scheme, such as beige and cream. Chrome and steel were new materials in this time period, so consider replacing furniture hardware with sleek chrome knobs or pulls for a classic, refined look. Alternatively, add decorative items such as a chrome- and gold-framed mirror in repeated geometric shapes.
“Don’t underestimate the power of the details,” Hairston says. “Inlaid wood furniture pieces are great finds that capture the style of the era. Look for contrasting light and dark woods for added impact. Furniture during this time period was often oversized. Select large-scale, highly varnished or lacquered furniture. Mixing materials is the key to this style, such as wood with steel, black lacquer and gold, and incorporating reflective elements such as chrome, and glass mirrors.”
‘Sex and the City: The Movie’
The first “Sex and the City” movie in 2008 shows Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) cavorting through New York City in cute outfits, but her sense of style also carries through to her apartment, too.
Collected, not cluttered, is the best way to describe this small space, which is achieved via classic fabrics, timeless furniture, and just the right statement color on the walls.
“The electric-blue walls are the perfect backdrop for the modern, white furniture pieces, a chic mirrored vanity, and side tables,” says Sara Arndt, a home stylist from Sioux Falls, SD.
In addition to choosing a bold color, which is a cheap and easy makeover anyone can try, a decor idea to steal is above the bed.
“The gallery wall is definitely the highlight of the room,” says Arndt. “It features drawings, paintings, vintage book pages, and fashion drawings.”
Choose whatever’s special to you to cop the same look.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
It doesn’t get much more memorable than the Red Room of Pain from this 2015 movie based on E.L. James‘ erotic book series. But even if you’re not into, well, whatever characters Christian and Ana are into, you still can glean some inspiration from this sanctuary to spice up your own boudoir.
“A monochromatic, moody red color, rich fabric, intricate patterns, brass details, and sleekly organized accessories create the mood in this naughty chic room,” says Arndt.
‘Pretty in Pink’
All the angsty teens of the ’80s wanted nothing more than to curl up in Molly Ringwald‘s bedroom from this 1986 classic and hang out with her and Ducky. But how do you translate that early shabby-chic decor for an adult?
Hairston says the feeling of innocence and softness from the room can be incorporated into a grown-up room beautifully.
“Opt for a soft color palette of pale blush, rosy gold, and warm neutrals to create a feeling of lightness,” she says. “Add floral prints or fresh flower arrangements to add a layer of femininity. Hand-painting furniture with floral motifs is an ideal way of incorporating femininity into a space while repurposing existing furniture.”
The built-in cabinets and window seat are also great touches and can be incorporated into any style. If you’re not lucky enough to have a window seat, you can still achieve the look.
“The important aspect to consider is to create a space that is your own, where you can sit and reflect,” says Hairston, who suggests placing a comfortable upholstered chair by the window with a small side table to create your own reading nook. Add a knitted or lace throw for comfort and warmth, and adorn your windows with sheer panels or lace for an abundance of natural light and subtle texture. Angst is optional.
‘Quantum of Solace’
Bond, James Bond, is all about modern minimalism. Granted, Bond travels the globe and sleeps only in hotels, but still, the sleeping spaces he frequents all have a chic allure, as is evident in this scene from the 2008 Bond film “Quantum of Solace.”
To get a similar look, Hairston says to remember less is more. Select only furniture that serves a purpose.
“What works best about Bond’s bedroom is its simplicity,” Hairston says. “The black and white bedroom is as incognito as he is.”
To achieve this look, place stronger, deeper colors in the back of the room. These items should be your functional pieces such as a dresser, nightstand, curtains, etc. Then place your lighter-toned elements in the room such as your bed and area rug.
The sharp contrast between light and dark colors will create a natural focal point. To keep the area crisp and modern, select furnishings with sharp, straight lines and angles to create emphasis and style among the simplicity.
The 2001 movie “Moulin Rouge!” stars a cabaret singer (Nicole Kidman) who has a bedroom that’s as dramatic as she is, with layers upon layers of fabrics. To create this vibe in your own space, don’t skimp on the window treatments, Hairston says, recommending drapery in refined materials such as silks and velvet.
“Select bedding materials with luxurious fabrics, and an abundance of pillows,” she says. “Opt for fabrics that have a light reflecting sheen for an added feeling of luxury. Look for global-inspired decor such as Moroccan lanterns, Turkish rugs, and tassels in a color-rich, deep-hued palette. Combine these with gilded furniture pieces or decorative items for maximum opulence.”
No matter which movie bedroom is your favorite, there’s decor inspiration to be had from just about any film. So pop some popcorn and keep your eyes peeled for decor details you’d like to adopt in your own sleeping space, too.
A harmonious waterfront estate located in Lloyd Harbor, NY, once owned by the singer Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, has come on the market. Totally renovated and never lived in by its current owner, who is moving out of state, the Long Island mansion is now available for $12.9 million.
Gibb died in 2012, but the home has an illustrious history. Designed in 1926 by the architect Bertram G. Goodhue, the residence was built as a wedding gift from Arthur H. Fleming for his daughter, Marjorie. The Flemings were friends of Albert Einstein, who was apparently a frequent guest at the home.
Robin Gibb’s former estate ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Front door ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Living room ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Formal dining room ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Eat-in kitchen ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Garen room ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Master bedroom ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Master bath ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Over six acres including lawn and gardens ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Private dock ( Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)
Gibb was only the fourth owner of the house and owned the place in the 1970s and 1980s. He sold the property in 1983, according to the co-listing agent, Bonnie Williamson of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.She and Lauryn Koke, also of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, hold the listing.
“It was all contemporary inside,” Williamson recalls, when Gibb lived there, with all-gray interiors. “He liked the privacy and the quiet of it.”
She notes that up one flight of stairs, Gibb chose to place his piano in an open room with a fireplace, on the landing.
“I guess he liked the acoustics there,” she says.
The sonic qualities are not the only thing to like in the house. It’s no longer gray, and has been restored to highlight some of its period features, such as coffered ceilings and mahogany wood paneling, while also adding “up-to-the-minute amenities,” Williamson says.
The updates include the geothermal heating and gas inserts in most of the fireplaces, the new or updated bathrooms, and new electrical and plumbing.
The massive, 16,000-square-foot property last sold in 2011 for $7.78 million, and the current owner has undertaken a major renovation. Overlooking Oyster Bay, the retreat features seven bedrooms and 10 fireplaces.
Highlights include 500 feet of private beachfront, as well as a deepwater dock, a prized possession in an area that has placed a hold on new dock construction, Williamson says. The seawall has also been recently rebuilt.
You approach the home from a circular drive, and the property features a renovated one-bedroom guest cottage, for staff or visitors. The main entrance features marble floors and a beamed ceiling with a powder room and cloakroom for guests.
Luxe rooms include a wood-paneled library with a hidden bar, a living room, formal dining room, as well as a garden room with exposed brick walls, walls of windows, a hot tub, and gardens. The pool is just outside the French doors.
The new kitchen comes with high-end appliances and looks out to a breakfast room with a wall of windows. A second-floor family room includes another kitchen, as well as two terraces. Bedrooms, including the master suite, make up the second and third floors.
The acreage includes a greenhouse, lawns, trees, a private beach, and private road. Wood stairs and a funicular access the water, and an elevator connects all three levels of the estate.
Williamson notes that the listing has already been shown to celebrities, and that its proportions and privacy could well hit the right note with a high-profile buyer.
“You have the charm of 1920s nostalgia, but you have all the modern amenities,” Williamson says. “The house itself is just a very unique, wonderful home.”
Gibb, with his brothers Barry and Maurice, made up the Bee Gees. With its disco hits like “Stayin’ Alive” and its more than 200 million records sold worldwide, the chart-topping group is one of the most popular pop bands of all time.
Video provided by Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
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