Archive for 'Design'

Big ideas for downsized spaces at home

Big ideas for downsized spaces at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Lauri Ward believes bigger isn’t better. Her credo is: If you want to live smarter, live smaller. Ward, author of Downsizing Your Home with Style, helps clients dispose of what they don’t [...]

Designing to accentuate a great view at home

Designing to accentuate a great view at home

  By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub South Florida attracts homebuyers from all over the world with its views of the ocean, the Intracoastal and the sparkling cityscapes. Many of these high-rise condos are “decorator ready,” meaning the [...]

Design ideas from restaurant dining rooms

Design ideas from restaurant dining rooms

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub There is much we can learn – and transfer to our homes – from South Florida restaurant décor. We found ideas ranging from a sliding illustration that covers a flat-screen television at [...]

Why these five rooms are designer favorites

Why these five rooms are designer favorites

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Interior designers and architects rarely get a chance to create rooms exactly the way they envision. Clients may reject their ideas because they are too different, or too expensive The exceptions come [...]

How to Decorate a home, room around art

How to Decorate a home, room around art

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Art is the ultimate accessory in any room. It can be the focal point that draws your eye. It can establish a color scheme. It can provide insight into the owners’ inner [...]

How four designers made kitchens cool again

How four designers made kitchens cool again

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub First, forget any old school kitchen design advice, about how everything must match. Countertop materials today can be radically different – granite on countertops and quartz or wood on the island. Cabinets [...]

Stylish bathroom and powder room design

Stylish bathroom and powder room design

Bathrooms and powder rooms have undergone extreme makeovers. Function, technology and design have married. The new bathroom is comfortable, luxurious and stylish. The powder room has become a space to make a strong statement. Think sculptural [...]

Backyard sanctuaries: Outdoor design chic

Backyard sanctuaries: Outdoor design chic

  BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB We love outdoor living. Swimming. Cocktails by the pool. Al fresco dining. Reading in the shade of a tiki hut. It’s no wonder we want our outdoor living spaces to look [...]

Turnkey design: Just bring a toothbrush

Turnkey design: Just bring a toothbrush

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Imagine this: The house or condo you bought comes ready with all the furniture, accessories, towels, linens, pots and pans in the styles you prefer. All you need to move in is [...]

New collection from a Palm Beach designer

New collection from a Palm Beach designer

  Jack Fhillips, the Palm Beach designer known for his “old money” look, has added a new furniture collection to his portfolio of designs that range from condos to an $81 million yacht. Fhillips created a [...]