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Outdoor furniture gets more comfortable

Outdoor furniture gets more comfortable

The choices for outdoor furniture are more comfortable and easier to maintain than ever. Some even look as attractive indoors as out thanks to performance fabrics that are beautiful and resilient. By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Tweet [...]

Interior design style ideas for all rooms

Interior design style ideas for all rooms

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor A few dramatic pieces played against solid colors are the key to getting clean, uncluttered design. Make a statement with a large piece of art, eye-catching [...]

A Showroom Q&A with Renovation Room

A Showroom Q&A with Renovation Room

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Design Writer Renovation Room is not your typical furniture store. Shopping here is more like shopping at North Carolina’s High Point Market, where you can find offerings from a [...]

Five home improvements with highest return

Five home improvements with highest return

 By Robyn A. Friedman Planning to remodel or improve your home?  Each year, Remodeling magazine publishes a cost-vs.-value report comparing the average cost of 29 popular remodeling projects with the value the projects retain at resale [...]

Create place of refuge, meditation at home

Create place of refuge, meditation at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor Even if you never took a yoga class, it’s likely a friend showed you how to yoga breathe when you’re stressed. Slowly take the breath in [...]

Splash of orange can add zest to a room

Splash of orange can add zest to a room

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor It’s that time again, trend seekers. Orange may not be ubiquitous enough to be labeled “The New Black” (except on TV), but it is popping up [...]

How not to overdo the tropical look at home

How not to overdo the tropical look at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor Decorating with palm-tree motifs, bamboo and rattan are nothing new to us in South Florida. Sometimes, though, we go overboard with the theme. The trick in [...]

Mixed styles inspire Manalapan home decor

Mixed styles inspire Manalapan home decor

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor Shannon Callahan and Rachel Ortiz, senior designers at Marc-Michaels Interior Design in Boca Raton and Winter Park, love mixing traditional furnishings with more modern art and [...]

Some hard-won advice on hiring contractor

Some hard-won advice on hiring contractor

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor My advice for finding someone to do your home repairs may seem contradictory to anything you’ve ever heard before, but this is South Florida and the [...]