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The trends in pools and outdoor furnishings  

The trends in pools and outdoor furnishings  

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Great design isn’t just for your indoor space. Fabrics are more fashionable. Seating is more comfortable. Homeowners can watch television outdoors in a covered outdoor space or chat around a propane fire [...]

How to give home a dash of international flair

How to give home a dash of international flair

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Global elements such as a statue of Buddha or an African rug can add texture and sophistication to your décor. Here are some ideas to give your home a dash of international [...]

The worldly influence on South Florida style

The worldly influence on South Florida style

South Floridians are well traveled, and they’re asking designers to decorate in a style reflecting the best furnishings they’ve seen on their travels around the globe. Some take a literal interpretation. Others drop in accents of [...]

Showroom Q&A: How to bring order to chaos

Showroom Q&A: How to bring order to chaos

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Most of us have been there: We’re constantly straightening up the house because we don’t have a good system for keeping everything in its proper place. Sari Rieder recognized our collective problem [...]

A few words with interior designer Perla Lichi

A few words with interior designer Perla Lichi

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The foreshadowing of Perla Lichi’s future career began when she was a young girl living in Mexico City. Her first design inspiration came from her mother, who used to bring home dolls [...]

Accessory addiction

Accessory addiction

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Hamlet’s Polonius recited a more eloquent version of: “Clothes make the man.” If the fictional Danish Lord were an interior designer today, he might well alter his observation to “accessories make the [...]

Seven ideas from 2015 Designers’ Show House

Seven ideas from 2015 Designers’ Show House

Photos and text by Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The historic 7,000-square-foot Mediterranean home on the Intracoastal in Lake Worth suffered from decades of neglect before Scott Levine bought it last fall for $1.9 million. Thanks to the [...]

Contemporary design reigns at LaRue

Contemporary design reigns at LaRue

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Tim Maynard and Rod LaRue were meant to be business partners. The friends shared a love for the furniture business in Michigan that continues in South Florida. LaRue came down first and [...]

A Q&A with the Bonnet House’s Dianna Silvagni

A Q&A with the Bonnet House’s Dianna Silvagni

For this special Home issue, we sat down with the Vice Chair of the Board of the Bonnet House By Elyse Ranart  City & Shore: When did you become involved with the Bonnet House? D.S.: When [...]

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 [...]