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Setting a holiday mood in the dining room

Setting a holiday mood in the dining room

Christmas and Hanukkah are filled with ritual food as well as religious traditions. The cook often finds altering the menu is not possible – so what’s a creative person to do? Add a few new items [...]

Finding comfort and joy in interior design

Finding comfort and joy in interior design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub For some of us, comfort translates into a large sectional sofa with a durable coffee table that allows us to prop up our feet. Others desire a large window seat for napping [...]

Home for holidays with designer Katia Bates

Home for holidays with designer Katia Bates

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Venetian-born Katia Bates, best known for her interior design of the former Versace Mansion on South Beach, sees Christmas as a time to gather family and make memories. Contessa Veneziana, her Mediterranean-style [...]

A few words with designer Joseph Fava

A few words with designer Joseph Fava

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Joseph Fava, a devoted Baltimorean, eventually realized he left his heart in South Florida. He studied marketing at the University of Miami and went home to work at the G. Fava Fruit [...]

Where to find furnishings from TV shows

Where to find furnishings from TV shows

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub  You see a chair or accessory on your favorite TV show and have to have it, but where can you buy it? The search can be quite frustrating so we did the [...]

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

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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 [...]