Archive for 'Design'

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 [...]

The top trends – literally – in South Florida high-rise design

The top trends – literally – in South Florida high-rise design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub City & Shore Magazine When South Floridians spend big money for a high-rise with a great view, they want an interior to complement – not compete – with the ocean, Intracoastal or [...]

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 [...]