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Finding comfort and joy in interior design

Finding comfort and joy in interior design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub For some of us, comfort translates into a large sectional sofa with a durable coffee table that allows us to prop up our feet. Others desire a large window seat for napping [...]

Home for holidays with designer Katia Bates

Home for holidays with designer Katia Bates

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Venetian-born Katia Bates, best known for her interior design of the former Versace Mansion on South Beach, sees Christmas as a time to gather family and make memories. Contessa Veneziana, her Mediterranean-style [...]

A few words with designer Joseph Fava

A few words with designer Joseph Fava

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Joseph Fava, a devoted Baltimorean, eventually realized he left his heart in South Florida. He studied marketing at the University of Miami and went home to work at the G. Fava Fruit [...]

Where to find furnishings from TV shows

Where to find furnishings from TV shows

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub  You see a chair or accessory on your favorite TV show and have to have it, but where can you buy it? The search can be quite frustrating so we did the [...]

Fort Lauderdale Design and Remodeling Show

Fort Lauderdale Design and Remodeling Show

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Three South Florida designers will demystify how homes can be transformed into a reflection of the homeowners’ lifestyle Oct 17-19 at the Fall Fort Lauderdale Home, Design and Remodeling Show at the [...]

What’s new in the kitchen: gadgets, fixtures

What’s new in the kitchen: gadgets, fixtures

Few rooms can look dated more than a kitchen. Product designers are constantly offering new and improved options to give the heart of the home more style and to help making cooking easier. Here are some [...]

New fixtures turn bath into a spa experience

New fixtures turn bath into a spa experience

Bathroom design has come a long way from standard tubs and simple sinks. Each year the industry designs more innovative items to turn the bath into a spa experience or one fit for a luxury hotel [...]

Good design for the indoors is also good out

Good design for the indoors is also good out

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Pool and outdoor design that make a splash

Pool and outdoor design that make a splash

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The backyard has evolved from the days when the only thing around back was a pool surrounded by a few pieces of inexpensive lounge furniture. Today’s well-decorated outdoor areas may now include [...]

Give bedroom, bath windows a finishing touch

Give bedroom, bath windows a finishing touch

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub What to do for the window treatments is one of the most challenging parts of interior design. How much is too much? What options allow you to enjoy the beautiful view but [...]