Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub
Anyone who knew Charlyne as a child could have predicted her destiny was in home design. When her mother came home from the grocery store, she found her daughter had rearranged all the furniture…again. She insisted on lavender paint for her walls with a matching lavender skirted dressing table. And she pleaded for a bookcase bed because her idol, Annette Funicello, had one. She still loves interior design, she says, because it’s never boring. Check out the cool things she LIKES here, ranging from revival of classics to new trends.
I loved Dorothy Draper’s iconic España Bunching Chest since I was a pre-teen and designers are still using it because it goes with many styles – from classic to contemporary.
South Floridians still crave terrazzo – whether it’s on the floor or with some innovative use such as a glass countertop.
Whether it’s a salvaged wall from Indonesia or a modern version like a steel headboard with linen fabric, a less than 2-inch deep accent for the back of your bed is the perfect answer for small condos or townhouses.
We got used to high seating at pubs and restaurants. Now designers are using the look outdoors as well
More entertaining at home means a revival of making drinks at home. Need more proof? The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach mounted a long-running exhibit on “Cocktail Culture,” which ended in April.
Everywhere we look, designers are using furnishings with cleaner lines like Tommy Bahama’s dining room.
As we try to re-create our vacations in exotic places, more South Floridians are opting for cabanas at home. They range from small, inexpensive versions to elaborate examples like this one from Cuscini Design.