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Wallpaper unrolls a comeback in home design

Wallpaper unrolls a comeback in home design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Faux finishes were the stars of wall covering for several years. Granite was the undisputed ruler of the countertops. But times have changed. Wallpaper, once absent from designer show houses and magazines, [...]

Fantastic new designer faux finishes

Fantastic new designer faux finishes

Want the look of marble, granite or wood without the maintenance? Technology has helped manufacturers of porcelain tile and quartz to produce fabulous fakes for your walls, floors and countertops. The secret is ink-jet imaging. By [...]

Taking Style points from designer Steven G

Taking Style points from designer Steven G

  By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Steven Gurowitz, better known as Steven G, took the road less traveled to become a designer. Instead of studying at a design school, 19-year-old Gurowitz began cleaning and polishing furniture for [...]

Metal burnishes decor with high-tech vibe

Metal burnishes decor with high-tech vibe

  Metal motifs can bring a bit of bling to your home or add a high-tech vibe. The options include everything from a Fleur-de-lis mirrored credenza with metallic finish to a dining table with a base [...]

Easy being green: New interior color choices

Easy being green: New interior color choices

South Florida homes cry out for color on the walls. We have the sea, the sand and year-round tropical greenery visible through windows and sliding glass doors. We have plenty of year-round sunlight to allow us [...]

Lighting solutions for high ceiling spaces

Lighting solutions for high ceiling spaces

The high ceilings of our homes present challenges because we need to find ways to bring such soaring heights down to human size.   One of the best ways to do this is to install ceiling pendants [...]

How to decorate tabletops for the holidays

How to decorate tabletops for the holidays

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub There’s no better time to start thinking about how your table presents for entertaining. Thanksgiving will soon usher in the holiday season that gives food and drink top priority. We have searched [...]

How to Decorate a home, room around art

How to Decorate a home, room around art

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Art is the ultimate accessory in any room. It can be the focal point that draws your eye. It can establish a color scheme. It can provide insight into the owners’ inner [...]

How to get the designer kitchen look at home

How to get the designer kitchen look at home

How to get the look at home By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Anyone who has remodeled a kitchen in the past few years knows the choices now are so varied it’s a good idea to narrow the [...]

How four designers made kitchens cool again

How four designers made kitchens cool again

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub First, forget any old school kitchen design advice, about how everything must match. Countertop materials today can be radically different – granite on countertops and quartz or wood on the island. Cabinets [...]