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Fort Lauderdale Design and Remodeling Show

Fort Lauderdale Design and Remodeling Show

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Three South Florida designers will demystify how homes can be transformed into a reflection of the homeowners’ lifestyle Oct 17-19 at the Fall Fort Lauderdale Home, Design and Remodeling Show at the [...]

What’s new in the kitchen: gadgets, fixtures

What’s new in the kitchen: gadgets, fixtures

Few rooms can look dated more than a kitchen. Product designers are constantly offering new and improved options to give the heart of the home more style and to help making cooking easier. Here are some [...]

New fixtures turn bath into a spa experience

New fixtures turn bath into a spa experience

Bathroom design has come a long way from standard tubs and simple sinks. Each year the industry designs more innovative items to turn the bath into a spa experience or one fit for a luxury hotel [...]

Good design for the indoors is also good out

Good design for the indoors is also good out

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub   Tweet [...]

Pool and outdoor design that make a splash

Pool and outdoor design that make a splash

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The backyard has evolved from the days when the only thing around back was a pool surrounded by a few pieces of inexpensive lounge furniture. Today’s well-decorated outdoor areas may now include [...]

Give bedroom, bath windows a finishing touch

Give bedroom, bath windows a finishing touch

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub What to do for the window treatments is one of the most challenging parts of interior design. How much is too much? What options allow you to enjoy the beautiful view but [...]

A Q&A with interior designer Jody Smith

A Q&A with interior designer Jody Smith

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Jody Smith of Brown’s Interior Design was always interested in the fashion aspects of design – the colors, the fabrics and the best way to place objects together. It wasn’t until she [...]

Downsizing at home: Less really can be more

Downsizing at home: Less really can be more

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub  Yvonne and Tony Conza were living the good life with three residences – 10 acres in Woodstock, N.Y., an apartment in Manhattan and a home in Miami Beach. They loved them all [...]

Ideas to take home from Designer Show House

Ideas to take home from Designer Show House

Designer show houses are some of the best places for inspiration. Some require hiring a designer to duplicate the look. Others are simple tricks that anyone can duplicate. Here are six great ideas that I discovered [...]

Trends in Contemporary home decor, design

Trends in Contemporary home decor, design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Contemporary design doesn’t have to be cold or stark. Decorate your home with furniture that looks modern but features clean lines, texture and a mix of materials.   Tweet [...]