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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 [...]

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 [...]