Archive for 'Home & Decor'

Home decor with the ‘Maestro of Makeovers’

Home decor with the ‘Maestro of Makeovers’

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine It’s no wonder Martin Amado has been called the “Makeover Maestro.” He first put his distinctive mark on South Florida design with Room for Improvement on WSVN-Ch. 7. [...]

18 design ideas for 2018: Editor’s choice

18 design ideas for 2018: Editor’s choice

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor When was the last time you added something new to your home? Design should evolve year to year to help you feel more connected and more [...]

Home improvements that pay off at resale

Home improvements that pay off at resale

By Robyn A. Friedman City & Shore Magazine  Remodeling magazine recently released its 31st annual Cost vs. Value report, comparing costs for 20 of the most popular professional mid-range and upscale remodeling projects in 149 U.S. [...]

Smart TV Unit gives tiny spaces big results

Smart TV Unit gives tiny spaces big results

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine  Whether you have a small apartment or are considering downsizing, you may want to consider these space-saving furnishings from Europe. “The Italians and other Europeans are very familiar [...]

Designers give animal-prints free range

Designers give animal-prints free range

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Dorothy Draper used animal-print wallpaper. Elsie de Wolf designed a round stool in a zebra print. Mario Buatta loves to use leopard prints on fringed ottomans, carpets and [...]

Designer adds more affordable rug line

Designer adds more affordable rug line

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine  Have a wood, laminate, stone or tile floor? It is a design sin to go bare. Rugs should be added to define areas and add an anchor for [...]

Bea Pila shows how to give a room ‘a soul’

Bea Pila shows how to give a room ‘a soul’

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine  Bea Pila was attending a business retreat when she finally understood what defines her work as an interior designer. It took only 10 minutes more to define her [...]

Update the dining room before next holiday

Update the dining room before next holiday

The holidays were a prime time to notice any flaws in your décor for entertaining. Perhaps the dining chairs, the credenza for serving or the lighting needs some updating before the next big event in the [...]

Gift ideas for making house more of a home

Gift ideas for making house more of a home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Tweet [...]

HGTV, DIY stars at home show Nov. 17-19

HGTV, DIY stars at home show Nov. 17-19

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine The timing couldn’t be better for the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show. Whether your home was damaged during Irma or you just want to refresh your [...]