Archive for 'Design'

Dining room for more now than just dining

Dining room for more now than just dining

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine We entertain more these days, but less formally. Fancy linen tablecloths and napkins are passé, so dining tabletops are becoming more eye catching. We need Credenzas to serve [...]

Home design to showcase an art collection

Home design to showcase an art collection

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine What is the best way to live with your art? Does it deserve a niche, a solo display on a wall or a collage of several works? South [...]

Designers bring luxury spa experience home

Designers bring luxury spa experience home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Let’s admit it: Spa-like bathrooms in hotels have spoiled us. We want the same luxurious showerheads, cabinets made of exotic woods and finishes, designer tubs and elegant lighting [...]

Kitchen design starts to show some color

Kitchen design starts to show some color

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub  City & Shore Magazine DESIGNER: Patty Kukes PHOTOGRAPHER: Robert Brantley Any room may have an inspiration piece the design evolves around. For a snowbird couple that spends summers in the Hamptons, it [...]

Cool – and cooling – design ideas using tile

Cool – and cooling – design ideas using tile

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Love the look of stone but don’t want the maintenance? Join the digital revolution.  Digital printing technology has transformed ceramic tile into wood, stone or even fabric looks. [...]

Designer ideas for life by the pool, patio

Designer ideas for life by the pool, patio

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Design Writer We live in a land of endless summer. No need to take in the outdoor furniture for the winter. Water features calm the garden year-round. We can [...]

South Florida interior design styles evolve

South Florida interior design styles evolve

  By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Contributing Design Writer What does “South Florida style” mean today? Our interiors have morphed from Mediterranean to clean and sleek contemporary with well-edited accessories. We have fallen in [...]

Architects, builders get more eco-friendly

Architects, builders get more eco-friendly

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine Contributing Design Editor With apologies to Kermit the Frog: It’s easier to be green. Designer Bernadette Upton, of EcoDecor in North Palm Beach, says not too long ago [...]

17 Home, decor and Design Trends for 2017

17 Home, decor and Design Trends for 2017

Each year design gurus proclaim what’s in and what’s out for the new year. The truth is trends don’t consult the calendar. Some flameout in a few months. Others endure for years. Here are 17 that [...]

What luxury means today in home design

What luxury means today in home design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine We see the word “luxury’’ all the time, but what does it mean today in home design? Better to ask, how is it evolving. Designers say “luxury” no [...]