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Good design for the indoors is also good out

Good design for the indoors is also good out

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub   Tweet [...]

Fantastic new designer faux finishes

Fantastic new designer faux finishes

Want the look of marble, granite or wood without the maintenance? Technology has helped manufacturers of porcelain tile and quartz to produce fabulous fakes for your walls, floors and countertops. The secret is ink-jet imaging. By [...]

How to get the designer kitchen look at home

How to get the designer kitchen look at home

How to get the look at home By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Anyone who has remodeled a kitchen in the past few years knows the choices now are so varied it’s a good idea to narrow the [...]

Indoor design for outdoor living

Indoor design for outdoor living

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub These days you can have almost anything in your outdoor design that you have indoors. Manufacturers, realizing how important outdoor living is to consumers today, have designed everything from rugs to lamps [...]

New light on designer lighting fixtures

New light on designer lighting fixtures

The right lighting is more than just decorative. It can set the mood for a romantic evening or a casual get together with friends. Just remember this designer tip: Hire an electrician to install dimmers so [...]

Entertaining with stylish bar and tableware

Entertaining with stylish bar and tableware

Whether you are cooking a simple meal or having the event catered, pepping up the presentation at the bar and dinner table can be as simple as getting new wine glasses to discovering some elegant new [...]

Design ideas for simplifying home storage

Design ideas for simplifying home storage

 No matter how large your house, if it isn’t organized it can look chaotic and cluttered. We have solutions to simplify your life. Specially designed closets. Decorative chests. Custom wall units. And even Murphy beds hidden behind [...]

Fashionable flooring options for the home

Fashionable flooring options for the home

Flooring choices are as varied as the way we choose to dress. Tile floors are casual favorites while marble and travertine are more formal. Wood is for those of us who want to be reminded of [...]

Turning a home into the toast of the town

Turning a home into the toast of the town

The holidays are prime time for entertaining, and good hosts should be prepared to fill their guests’ requests – and glasses – at the bar. We have put together a list of short- and long-range plans [...]

Lights fantastic: Chandeliers, lamps, sconces

Lights fantastic: Chandeliers, lamps, sconces

BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB It may seem like a tiny detail – a sconce, a chandelier, a table lamp – but lighting is a major element that can make or break your home design. Today’s choices [...]