Archive for 'Design'

What luxury means today in home design

What luxury means today in home design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine We see the word “luxury’’ all the time, but what does it mean today in home design? Better to ask, how is it evolving. Designers say “luxury” no [...]

Designers set high bar in high-rise style

Designers set high bar in high-rise style

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Waterfront or cityscape views are the attractions of high-rise life, and designers do their best to enhance – not detract from – the million-dollar views. They are mindful [...]

How designers are lighting up life at home

How designers are lighting up life at home

The days when light fixtures were merely functional are long gone. Designers and manufacturers are creating lighting distinctive enough to serve both as a work of art and a room’s focal point. (Oh, yes, and to [...]

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 [...]