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Designer ideas for bath and powder rooms

Designer ideas for bath and powder rooms

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Designers are stretching creatively – and using new technologies – to make the bathroom the new star of the home. Check out these ideas and innovations for updating bath and powder rooms. [...]

Pool and outdoor design that make a splash

Pool and outdoor design that make a splash

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The backyard has evolved from the days when the only thing around back was a pool surrounded by a few pieces of inexpensive lounge furniture. Today’s well-decorated outdoor areas may now include [...]

Designing a child’s room to outlast childhood

Designing a child’s room to outlast childhood

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The excitement of having a baby can send your mind spinning with decorating options. Should you go for the cutesy baby theme with painted balloons and rainbows? How about adorable cartoon character [...]

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 [...]