‘Curate’ Turns Staging Virtual
Have a designer’s eye, but not the imagination? Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty may have the answer to that.
The agency recently launched its virtual staging app, Curate, which helps homebuyers better visualize and conceptualize a house as their own by manipulating to-scale furniture in a photo of any given room through the use of augmented reality.
Working with a curated selection of interior designs, the user can dress the room in a range of styles — from modern to traditional — and swap among them, getting a literal mental image of how their own furniture, or furnishings they’d like to purchase, would fit in the house.
“Many buyers have a hard time picturing themselves and their belongings in a house, particularly when that house is empty house or furnished in a way that doesn’t appeal to them,” Deirdre O’Connell, chief executive officer of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, said in a press release. “This new app has great potential to remove some of the guesswork of the home buying and selling experience, making it a great resource for our buyers, sellers and our sales people.”
App users can screenshot and store the images from multiple houses for later viewing, and the virtual home furnishings can be clicked for more information, including a link to the retailer’s website.
Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty is available for download in the Google Play Store for Android devices, and the iPhone version is expected in June. For more information, please visit danielgale.com.
Music For Memorial Day
The Waylon Brothers kick off a packed weekend of live music at George’s Lighthouse Café — located at 2000 Montauk Highway in Montauk — on Saturday, May 26, from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by The Sturdy Souls from 4 to 8 p.m.
The Memorial Day Weekend festivities continue on Sunday, May 27, with Jetty Koon from 1 to 4 p.m., and Nancy Atlas from 5:30 to 8 p.m. A full bar will be available with cocktails, wine and beer, along with a snack menu.
Current hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For more information, please call (631) 663-2076 or visit georgeslighthousecafe.com.
Dinner with a View at Harbor Bistro
No wine pairs better with dinner than an East End sunset.
Harbor Bistro is now serving a daily Sunset Menu, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the dining room and all evening at the bar, located at 313 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton.
The three-course prix fixe menu, available for $29, starts with a choice between a Hot Pot, Satur Farm-Field Greens or Grilled Romaine Hearts appetizer.
The entrée is a choice between the following: Hibachi Style Salmon with sesame soba noodles, Napa cabbage, lemon cucumbers, chili pepper-ponzu sauce and tobiko; Orecchiette Clam Pomodoro with chopped local clams, garlic, pancetta, baby arugula, red chili flakes, white wine and fresh basil; Pork Tenderloin Schnitzel with local greens, goat cheese, pickled onions, curried walnuts, tomatoes, fennel and lemon-brown butter; Ryleigh’s Summer Fettuccini with julienned chicken, imported artichokes, fresh tomatoes, baby spinach, shallots, white wine and basil; and the Bistro Prime Burger, featuring Kobe brisket, boneless short rib, prime chuck blend age Vermont cheddar, crisp romaine leaf, heirloom tomato, sweet onions, hand-cut fries and black truffle aioli.
For dessert, choose between a nightly sorbet selection, vanilla or chocolate ice cream, and profiteroles, or any one of the courses can be substituted for a select glass of house wine. For more information, please call (631) 324-7300 or visit harborbistro.net.