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A Showroom Q&A with Renovation Room

A Showroom Q&A with Renovation Room

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Design Writer Renovation Room is not your typical furniture store. Shopping here is more like shopping at North Carolina’s High Point Market, where you can find offerings from a [...]

Five home improvements with highest return

Five home improvements with highest return

 By Robyn A. Friedman Planning to remodel or improve your home?  Each year, Remodeling magazine publishes a cost-vs.-value report comparing the average cost of 29 popular remodeling projects with the value the projects retain at resale [...]

Create place of refuge, meditation at home

Create place of refuge, meditation at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor Even if you never took a yoga class, it’s likely a friend showed you how to yoga breathe when you’re stressed. Slowly take the breath in [...]

Splash of orange can add zest to a room

Splash of orange can add zest to a room

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor It’s that time again, trend seekers. Orange may not be ubiquitous enough to be labeled “The New Black” (except on TV), but it is popping up [...]

How not to overdo the tropical look at home

How not to overdo the tropical look at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor Decorating with palm-tree motifs, bamboo and rattan are nothing new to us in South Florida. Sometimes, though, we go overboard with the theme. The trick in [...]

Mixed styles inspire Manalapan home decor

Mixed styles inspire Manalapan home decor

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor Shannon Callahan and Rachel Ortiz, senior designers at Marc-Michaels Interior Design in Boca Raton and Winter Park, love mixing traditional furnishings with more modern art and [...]

Some hard-won advice on hiring contractor

Some hard-won advice on hiring contractor

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor My advice for finding someone to do your home repairs may seem contradictory to anything you’ve ever heard before, but this is South Florida and the [...]

How to get ‘high-rise style’ look at home

How to get ‘high-rise style’ look at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine South Floridians know that high-rise style, particularly on the beach, requires a clean, contemporary design. Getting the sophisticated look translates into using leather sectionals, tufted headboards, sculpture-like chests [...]

Illuminating new ideas in lighting design

Illuminating new ideas in lighting design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Looking for a light fixture used to be mundane. In the past, many evoked a blah factor more than an ahh. Manufacturers have stepped up their game – [...]