Spring 2014

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Welcome to the all-new digital edition of CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® magazine! We have re-launched the Electronic Lifestyles® digital experience with a sleek new design and enhanced usability.  The new digital edition makes it easier than ever to browse for home technology inspiration and knowledge. Take a closer look at the beautiful photos associated with each installation, and dive deeper into the behind-the-scenes story of how each project came together.  Enjoy this contemporary, rich user experience that looks just as reader-friendly on your mobile device as it does on your desktop. Select an issue below to begin browsing the table of contents.  To experience the print edition of CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® magazine and share it with your colleagues, partners, and clients, order your copies today. When you are ready to begin your next home technology project, find a CEDIA professional near you at CEDIA.org.

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  • A Mind of Its Own

    What originally began as a small renovation evolved into a 15,000-square-foot addition/renovation project for Starr Systems’ clients—homeowners they had worked with on a previous home a decade ago. As the scope grew, the clients began investigating ways to leverage technology to manage the estate, all in time for an upcoming wedding at the property.

  • A Tale of Two Siblings

    This homeowner, in his mid-50s and of above-average tech intelligence, is all about family. He purchased land specifically with the goal of creating two identical properties, one for his family and one for his sister’s. Of course, not all siblings have the same tastes or needs, so while the properties may be identical in layout, their interiors vary wildly.

  • A Tropical Oasis To Call Home

    Modern luxury homebuilding isn/t just about square footage and exotic materials. The best new homes today incorporate smart designs that minimize energy usage, maximize living comfort and provide aesthetics that perfectly match the owner’s personality. Florida homebuilder Josh Wynne of Josh Wynne Construction knows this better than most, and it’s why he combines designs that utilize the natural elements of a building’s lot with smart home tech read more >>

  • Connected Cabin Life

    After finishing a larger lodge project development in 2011—complete with lighting control, remote camera access, a unique approach to broadband and more—these clients reached out to Integration Controls again in 2012, ready to begin “Phase Two” of their rural countryside mega-retreat.

  • Contemporary Mountain Luxury

    When you first see this mountainside home, you’ll notice the plush and elegant design. But aside from the gorgeous award-winning interiors, the home is a technological wonder that expertly blends technology with aesthetics for a comfortable, sophisticated and high-tech luxury home—thanks to the work of Colorado-based integrator VIA International.

  • Country Life, City Conveniences

    While this retreat offers a bucolic setting, it’s a far cry from being rustic, featuring the very best in graceful country living. That’s because the homeowners—while desiring a truly peaceful setting—also wanted state-of-the-art technology complete with all the amenities to which they are accustomed. They hired home technology professional Ambiance Systems to deliver an easy-to-use, high-quality audio, video and whole-house automation system wi read more >>

  • Eyes Everywhere

    London’s Inspired Dwellings rose to the challenge on their Belgravia home project. And while their main priority was to provide a spectacular, functioning home entertainment/control solution, their most important task was to restore the homeowner’s faith in technology.

  • Getting the Balance Right

    For Tom Taylor, a veteran high-end residential architect, sophisticated yet simple home automation was a must-have for his new home and rental property at the Amangani Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The custom architecture—featuring redwood walls, stone fireplaces and an aesthetic that only enhances the grandeur of its location—needed immaculate home automation integration on all levels to turn this dream into a reality.

  • High Expectations

    The owners of this desirable abode found on the main drag of Lake Tahoe real estate weren’t just looking for a simple automation integration or entertainment install.

  • Laid-Back Living

    Some high-end homes feel more like museums than living spaces. Spare furnishings, colorless accents, and hard, cold surfaces commingle to create a space where interiors may be beautiful, but are anything but relaxed and comfortable. This home is the antithesis of that, presenting a warm and inviting atmosphere that welcomes homeowners and guests. Technology is a central part of this laid-back lifestyle, but the homeowners didn’t want any of the techno read more >>

  • The Best Possible Light

    Design Inc. has integrated a lot of high-tech systems over the years. But never has he encountered a homeowner who put so much thought into how he wanted to use his home before the high-tech systems were installed than on this gorgeous Central California home.

  • The Ultimate Entertaining Pad

    Ultimate Entertaining pad is the most awesome experience ever.  The experience to beat all other experiences.Ultimate Entertaining pad is the most awesome experience ever.  The experience to beat all other experiences.Ultimate Entertaining pad is the most awesome experience ever.  The experience to beat all other experiences.Ultimate Entertaining pad is the most awesome experience ever.  The experience to beat all other experiences.Ultimate Entertai read more >>

  • Total Control Revamp

    When you travel extensively, have multiple homes, and are constantly on the go, a reliable home-control backbone is not a luxury, but an absolute must. Such was the case for this whole-home retrofit and revamp.