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Gift Guide suggested cocktail and bar ware

Gift Guide suggested cocktail and bar ware

The holidays are prime time for entertaining, and one of the essential ingredients is a well-planned bar. In addition to the right combination of wines and liquors, you also need the perfect bar accessories. By Charlyne [...]

Words with WSVN-Ch. 7’s ‘Makeover Maestro’

Words with WSVN-Ch. 7’s ‘Makeover Maestro’

  By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub When Martin Amado was a child, he loved to rearrange furniture, paint walls and buy new bedding for his bedroom. Design was his passion, but later he wanted to have a [...]

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS

Contemporary design doesn’t have to be of the moment. It can be classic and last for years to come. These designs would look as good in your home tomorrow as they do today. By Charlyne Varkonyi [...]

High style for small home interior spaces

High style for small home interior spaces

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Marconi Naziazeni is Brazilian, but he prefers sleek and modern Italian furniture engineered to make the most of small spaces. In 1998 Naziazeni and his interior-designer wife, Sylvia, opened Anima Domus with [...]

Home kitchens take cues from restaurants

Home kitchens take cues from restaurants

Whether you have a trophy kitchen or a working kitchen, the style and technology improves every year. Many of the new offerings take inspiration from what works in restaurant kitchens, such as the French door oven. [...]

Designer sink, tub and faucet remodel ideas

Designer sink, tub and faucet remodel ideas

  Whether you want to impress guests or create a comfortable spalike haven for yourself, we found options to make you want to remodel right now. They range from Zen-inspired sinks to comfortable tubs and awe-inspiring [...]

Fabulous Fakes: Designer kitchen, bath tiles

Fabulous Fakes: Designer kitchen, bath tiles

Is it faux or is it real? Tile manufacturers have engineered products so expertly not even pros can discern the difference By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Tweet [...]

The trends in pools and outdoor furnishings  

The trends in pools and outdoor furnishings  

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Great design isn’t just for your indoor space. Fabrics are more fashionable. Seating is more comfortable. Homeowners can watch television outdoors in a covered outdoor space or chat around a propane fire [...]

How to give home a dash of international flair

How to give home a dash of international flair

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Global elements such as a statue of Buddha or an African rug can add texture and sophistication to your décor. Here are some ideas to give your home a dash of international [...]

The worldly influence on South Florida style

The worldly influence on South Florida style

South Floridians are well traveled, and they’re asking designers to decorate in a style reflecting the best furnishings they’ve seen on their travels around the globe. Some take a literal interpretation. Others drop in accents of [...]