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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 [...]

Showroom Q&A: How to bring order to chaos

Showroom Q&A: How to bring order to chaos

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Most of us have been there: We’re constantly straightening up the house because we don’t have a good system for keeping everything in its proper place. Sari Rieder recognized our collective problem [...]

A few words with interior designer Perla Lichi

A few words with interior designer Perla Lichi

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The foreshadowing of Perla Lichi’s future career began when she was a young girl living in Mexico City. Her first design inspiration came from her mother, who used to bring home dolls [...]

Accessory addiction

Accessory addiction

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Hamlet’s Polonius recited a more eloquent version of: “Clothes make the man.” If the fictional Danish Lord were an interior designer today, he might well alter his observation to “accessories make the [...]

Seven ideas from 2015 Designers’ Show House

Seven ideas from 2015 Designers’ Show House

Photos and text by Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The historic 7,000-square-foot Mediterranean home on the Intracoastal in Lake Worth suffered from decades of neglect before Scott Levine bought it last fall for $1.9 million. Thanks to the [...]

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 [...]

A Q&A with the Bonnet House’s Dianna Silvagni

A Q&A with the Bonnet House’s Dianna Silvagni

For this special Home issue, we sat down with the Vice Chair of the Board of the Bonnet House By Elyse Ranart  City & Shore: When did you become involved with the Bonnet House? D.S.: When [...]

Q&A with Erin Pitts, ‘Young Designer to Watch’

Q&A with Erin Pitts, ‘Young Designer to Watch’

Erin Pitts was 12 when she experienced an epiphany about her future career. Her mom, frustrated about staying at home, took interior-design courses and was creating a rendered perspective drawing for an assignment. “I was mesmerized [...]

Decorative Lighting that sets romantic mood

Decorative Lighting that sets romantic mood

Lighting is more than great style. It is a tool to enhance attractiveness and ramp up romantic ambience beyond Valentine’s Day. Whichever style you select, make sure the lamps and chandeliers are put on a dimmer. [...]