Archive for 'Home & Decor'

How not to overdo the tropical look at home

How not to overdo the tropical look at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor Decorating with palm-tree motifs, bamboo and rattan are nothing new to us in South Florida. Sometimes, though, we go overboard with the theme. The trick in [...]

Mixed styles inspire Manalapan home decor

Mixed styles inspire Manalapan home decor

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor Shannon Callahan and Rachel Ortiz, senior designers at Marc-Michaels Interior Design in Boca Raton and Winter Park, love mixing traditional furnishings with more modern art and [...]

Some hard-won advice on hiring contractor

Some hard-won advice on hiring contractor

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor My advice for finding someone to do your home repairs may seem contradictory to anything you’ve ever heard before, but this is South Florida and the [...]

How to get ‘high-rise style’ look at home

How to get ‘high-rise style’ look at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine South Floridians know that high-rise style, particularly on the beach, requires a clean, contemporary design. Getting the sophisticated look translates into using leather sectionals, tufted headboards, sculpture-like chests [...]

Illuminating new ideas in lighting design

Illuminating new ideas in lighting design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Looking for a light fixture used to be mundane. In the past, many evoked a blah factor more than an ahh. Manufacturers have stepped up their game – [...]

Home  (and remodeling)  for the holidays

Home (and remodeling) for the holidays

  By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The fall Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, Nov. 18-20, will feature many trends in residential and commercial renovations, landscaping, design, furniture, fine art, décor, home security, hurricane protection – [...]

Home and decor trends for the bath

Home and decor trends for the bath

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine The big news in bathrooms isn’t the tile, the sinks or the cabinetry. Designers tell us more clients are seeking freestanding soaking tubs, where they can comfortably lie [...]

A Q&A with City Furniture’s Keith Koenig

A Q&A with City Furniture’s Keith Koenig

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine When Keith and Kevin Koenig opened their first City Furniture store in North Miami in 1994 they were taking a gamble. They were unknown and many suppliers refused [...]