Archive for 'Design'

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 [...]

Designer solutions for storage problems

Designer solutions for storage problems

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine We binge on shopping sprees and finally realize it is time to purge our home storage spaces. The cycle seems endless, but there are solutions to get a [...]

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 [...]