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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 [...]

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 [...]