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Black and white design now seen all over

Black and white design now seen all over

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine The classic combination of black and white can be sophisticated, chic and timeless, or it can be cold and uninviting. It takes considerable skill to make the combination [...]

A peek inside new Coral Springs showroom

A peek inside new Coral Springs showroom

  For years now – that is, 47 and counting – the folks at Coral Springs Appliance Center Inc. have built amazing kitchens for some amazing people. Want to hear some names? We’re talking Jackie Gleason, [...]

For the first time, two ‘colors of the year’

For the first time, two ‘colors of the year’

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Every year leaders in the design and fashion industries wait for Pantone, the hue gurus, to announce the color of the year that will show up in everything [...]

New storage options to organize everything

New storage options to organize everything

Good storage is more than having a closet the size of a large bedroom. The best solution for those without a mega-dream closet is selecting furnishings with plenty of room to keep everything organized. By Charlyne [...]

South Florida design changes with the times

South Florida design changes with the times

Editor’s note: Technology and a desire for less clutter have transformed our décor over the past 15 years. Exterior fabrics, once used for awnings and umbrellas, now look and feel good enough to use inside the [...]

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. [...]