Archive for 'Design'

High-end bar, wine room, a new home essential

High-end bar, wine room, a new home essential

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Classic cocktails are trendy again – along with craft cocktails that provide new takes on old drinks. Some observers say it began with Carrie Bradshaw’s Cosmopolitans in Sex and the City and [...]

Moment of heaven on earth in Boynton Beach

Moment of heaven on earth in Boynton Beach

Editor’s note: This story, one of our staff favorites mentioned in City & Shore’s 15th Anniversary issue, first appeared in the November 2015 issue of the magazine.   By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub     City & [...]

Designers cook up creative new kitchen ideas

Designers cook up creative new kitchen ideas

Designers are rewriting the rulebook on kitchens – and anything goes. Cabinets can be different colors. Floors can be the dazzling focal point. Lighting fixtures can look like they belong in a formal dining room. The [...]

Designer advice for elegant bath remodeling

Designer advice for elegant bath remodeling

It used to be easy to remodel a bathroom. Choices were limited – linoleum or tile floors, tubs with a single showerhead and simple sinks with nondescript faucets. No more. Come along with us to learn how [...]

Second home dream designs turn into reality

Second home dream designs turn into reality

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub What is your fantasy for a second home, maybe a summer place? Would it be luxurious yet minimal like the Delano hotel in South Beach or the W in Fort Lauderdale? Would [...]

Home improvements that pay off at resale time

Home improvements that pay off at resale time

By Emily J. Minor You want a chickee hut, do you? You know, the real thing, built by someone who knows what they’re doing, with a nifty little charging station and a ceiling fan and maybe [...]

Selecting fabrics to give a home a lush look

Selecting fabrics to give a home a lush look

It’s a game interior designers know well. They play with a variety of fabrics to obtain a sophisticated environment. The best know how to mix patterns and colors without the design appearing jumbled. We asked four [...]

Contemporary design reigns at LaRue

Contemporary design reigns at LaRue

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Tim Maynard and Rod LaRue were meant to be business partners. The friends shared a love for the furniture business in Michigan that continues in South Florida. LaRue came down first and [...]

How three South Florida interior designers make their own dreams come true at home

How three South Florida interior designers make their own dreams come true at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Many of us envy designers. We wish we could have their access to beautiful home furnishings from around the world and cash in on their trade discount. How do they decorate their [...]

15 ways to refresh home (without renovation)

15 ways to refresh home (without renovation)

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Did you make a New Year’s resolution to refresh your home? If you haven’t begun, it’s time. Our suggestions can revitalize everything from your bedroom to your closet. Many of these ideas [...]