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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 [...]

Stylish bathroom and powder room design

Stylish bathroom and powder room design

Bathrooms and powder rooms have undergone extreme makeovers. Function, technology and design have married. The new bathroom is comfortable, luxurious and stylish. The powder room has become a space to make a strong statement. Think sculptural [...]

Indoor design for outdoor living

Indoor design for outdoor living

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub These days you can have almost anything in your outdoor design that you have indoors. Manufacturers, realizing how important outdoor living is to consumers today, have designed everything from rugs to lamps [...]

Backyard sanctuaries: Outdoor design chic

Backyard sanctuaries: Outdoor design chic

  BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB We love outdoor living. Swimming. Cocktails by the pool. Al fresco dining. Reading in the shade of a tiki hut. It’s no wonder we want our outdoor living spaces to look [...]

Turnkey design: Just bring a toothbrush

Turnkey design: Just bring a toothbrush

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Imagine this: The house or condo you bought comes ready with all the furniture, accessories, towels, linens, pots and pans in the styles you prefer. All you need to move in is [...]

New light on designer lighting fixtures

New light on designer lighting fixtures

The right lighting is more than just decorative. It can set the mood for a romantic evening or a casual get together with friends. Just remember this designer tip: Hire an electrician to install dimmers so [...]

Design: Turning on a media room

Design: Turning on a media room

Some of us are counting on our media rooms this summer to catch the NBA playoffs, the Olympics or The Big Game, whatever it may be, coming up next. Others are quick to switch to movies, [...]

Design ideas for the media room

Design ideas for the media room

  Forget “one size fits all” in media-room décor. Our options vary according to space, budget and how many will be watching. These ideas range from simple to elaborate.   BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB 1. Tradition [...]