Archive for 'Home & Decor'

Designer fixtures make a splash in the bath

Designer fixtures make a splash in the bath

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine You don’t have to redecorate your entire bathroom to add a fresh look. Sometimes all it takes is a soaking tub, a sexy faucet or brass hardware. Here [...]

Five ideas for getting the luxury look at home

Five ideas for getting the luxury look at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub   Tweet [...]

Home decor with the ‘Maestro of Makeovers’

Home decor with the ‘Maestro of Makeovers’

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine It’s no wonder Martin Amado has been called the “Makeover Maestro.” He first put his distinctive mark on South Florida design with Room for Improvement on WSVN-Ch. 7. [...]

18 design ideas for 2018: Editor’s choice

18 design ideas for 2018: Editor’s choice

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Editor When was the last time you added something new to your home? Design should evolve year to year to help you feel more connected and more [...]

Home improvements that pay off at resale

Home improvements that pay off at resale

By Robyn A. Friedman City & Shore Magazine  Remodeling magazine recently released its 31st annual Cost vs. Value report, comparing costs for 20 of the most popular professional mid-range and upscale remodeling projects in 149 U.S. [...]

Smart TV Unit gives tiny spaces big results

Smart TV Unit gives tiny spaces big results

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine  Whether you have a small apartment or are considering downsizing, you may want to consider these space-saving furnishings from Europe. “The Italians and other Europeans are very familiar [...]

Designers give animal-prints free range

Designers give animal-prints free range

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Dorothy Draper used animal-print wallpaper. Elsie de Wolf designed a round stool in a zebra print. Mario Buatta loves to use leopard prints on fringed ottomans, carpets and [...]

Designer adds more affordable rug line

Designer adds more affordable rug line

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine  Have a wood, laminate, stone or tile floor? It is a design sin to go bare. Rugs should be added to define areas and add an anchor for [...]

Bea Pila shows how to give a room ‘a soul’

Bea Pila shows how to give a room ‘a soul’

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine  Bea Pila was attending a business retreat when she finally understood what defines her work as an interior designer. It took only 10 minutes more to define her [...]