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Q&A with Erin Pitts, ‘Young Designer to Watch’

Q&A with Erin Pitts, ‘Young Designer to Watch’

Erin Pitts was 12 when she experienced an epiphany about her future career. Her mom, frustrated about staying at home, took interior-design courses and was creating a rendered perspective drawing for an assignment. “I was mesmerized [...]

Decorative Lighting that sets romantic mood

Decorative Lighting that sets romantic mood

Lighting is more than great style. It is a tool to enhance attractiveness and ramp up romantic ambience beyond Valentine’s Day. Whichever style you select, make sure the lamps and chandeliers are put on a dimmer. [...]

A Q&A with Coral Springs’ Ken Cooper

A Q&A with Coral Springs’ Ken Cooper

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Ken Cooper has watched the appliance business mature from functional to fashionable in the past four decades. He began in 1969 selecting appliances for condos on Galt Ocean Mile in Fort Lauderdale [...]

Trends in tile for the foyer, and beyond

Trends in tile for the foyer, and beyond

Whether your home is formal or casual, the tile you select for the foyer should be selected with care to make the best first impression. Options include a variety of styles and finishes, from those with [...]

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 [...]