Archive for 'Design'

How to build a better wine room at home

How to build a better wine room at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Wine has become an integral part of our social life and our home design. Four South Florida design teams show us options can range from a corner of [...]

Bath design turns glamorous, spa-like

Bath design turns glamorous, spa-like

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Bathroom design continues to get more spa-like and glamorous. Today’s hot-button items include soaking tubs with comfortable angles for relaxing, floating cabinets for a clean, contemporary look and [...]

Inside Fort Lauderdale penthouse renovation

Inside Fort Lauderdale penthouse renovation

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Dr. George and Jana Hanbury had lived on the eighth floor of the Four Seasons condominium in Fort Lauderdale for 25 years before they finally got an opportunity [...]

How to clean up home kitchen design

How to clean up home kitchen design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Goodbye corbels and carved cabinetry. Contemporary design has taken over kitchens just as it has the rest of the house. Designers tell us more of their clients are [...]

The  Food  STUFF  that  DREAMS  are made of

The Food STUFF that DREAMS are made of

If you dream of new appliances – and who doesn’t? – here’s how our design writer would turn a dream kitchen into reality By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub  Contributing Design Editor Friends often say: “You are really lucky [...]

A dip into great swimming pool design

A dip into great swimming pool design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Whether you want to create an inviting atmosphere for entertaining outdoors or just add a pool, pergola or outdoor kitchen, the choices you make can transform your backyard into the perfect setting [...]

How designers manage waterfront views

How designers manage waterfront views

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Cool breezes through sliding glass doors. Soothing sounds of waves breaking on the shore. Breathtaking views of the ocean or the Intracoastal or a lake. What’s not to [...]

How to take minimal home decor to the max

How to take minimal home decor to the max

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore PRIME Katie and Maura Ellis (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) were horrified when they learned their parents had sold their family home in Orlando and moved into a senior [...]

The Home Issue: Six decor trends for 2016

The Home Issue: Six decor trends for 2016

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Home trends find their inspiration in fashion, movies, television, art exhibits or a designer’s imagination. Typically they first appear in designer showrooms and trickle down to the more affordable sources like catalogs [...]

Tech trends advance safety, convenience, fun

Tech trends advance safety, convenience, fun

By Felicia Levine City & Shore Magazine There’s no place like home, especially when it’s tricked out with convenient “smart” technology that tells us when the laundry is dry, the lights are on and the garage [...]