Archive for 'Design'

Kitchen design starts to show some color

Kitchen design starts to show some color

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub  City & Shore Magazine DESIGNER: Patty Kukes PHOTOGRAPHER: Robert Brantley Any room may have an inspiration piece the design evolves around. For a snowbird couple that spends summers in the Hamptons, it [...]

Cool – and cooling – design ideas using tile

Cool – and cooling – design ideas using tile

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Love the look of stone but don’t want the maintenance? Join the digital revolution.  Digital printing technology has transformed ceramic tile into wood, stone or even fabric looks. [...]

Designer ideas for life by the pool, patio

Designer ideas for life by the pool, patio

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Design Writer We live in a land of endless summer. No need to take in the outdoor furniture for the winter. Water features calm the garden year-round. We can [...]

South Florida interior design styles evolve

South Florida interior design styles evolve

  By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Writer What does “South Florida style” mean today? Our interiors have morphed from Mediterranean to clean and sleek contemporary with well-edited accessories. We have fallen in [...]

Architects, builders get more eco-friendly

Architects, builders get more eco-friendly

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Contributing Design Editor With apologies to Kermit the Frog: It’s easier to be green. Designer Bernadette Upton, of EcoDecor in North Palm Beach, says not too long ago [...]

17 Home, decor and Design Trends for 2017

17 Home, decor and Design Trends for 2017

Each year design gurus proclaim what’s in and what’s out for the new year. The truth is trends don’t consult the calendar. Some flameout in a few months. Others endure for years. Here are 17 that [...]

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 [...]