Archive for 'Home & Decor'

Fixtures bring luxury spa experience home

Fixtures bring luxury spa experience home

Some of us want some bling in the bathroom, such as Swarovski crystal embedded into sinks and sparkling hardware. Others strive for simplicity, without any frills; or a bathroom experience reminiscent of a spa. Here are [...]

Hot kitchen gadgets, products for cooks

Hot kitchen gadgets, products for cooks

South Florida designers are always looking for the next best thing in kitchens, and these cool products, they say, are hot. By Charlyne Varkonyi Schau b  Tweet [...]

Outdoor furniture gets more comfortable

Outdoor furniture gets more comfortable

The choices for outdoor furniture are more comfortable and easier to maintain than ever. Some even look as attractive indoors as out thanks to performance fabrics that are beautiful and resilient. By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Tweet [...]

Interior design style ideas for all rooms

Interior design style ideas for all rooms

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor A few dramatic pieces played against solid colors are the key to getting clean, uncluttered design. Make a statement with a large piece of art, eye-catching [...]

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 [...]

Design nursery with health, safety in mind

Design nursery with health, safety in mind

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor Bernadette Upton is frustrated with new parents who care more about how a baby’s room looks than how it affects the baby’s health. Here are her [...]

Greenery, ‘color of the year,’ is everywhere

Greenery, ‘color of the year,’ is everywhere

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor Ever wonder why the same colors show up in everything from fashion to home furnishings? The credit goes to the Pantone Color Institute, the color forecaster [...]

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 [...]