MODERN MIX | How to Mix Modern Furniture Into Your Home

MODERN MIX | How to Mix Modern Furniture Into Your Home

“It’s a mistake to think that modern furniture demands a homogenously modern setting,” says Scott Moser of J Mark Designs, Inc., in Naples, FL. Actually, many homeowners are moving away from the matchy-matchy approach, opting for a more eclectic and ...

AU NATURAL | Embracing Your Natural Side in Window Shade Design

AU NATURAL | Embracing Your Natural Side in Window Shade Design
The freshest look in window coverings? Going natural. The basic elements for these organic solutions can include grass, reeds, wood or bamboo, which are woven together to create texture and warmth. “Most of these materials come from the tropics, which makes them ideal for the climate in a Florida ...

KITCHEN TALK | Communicating with Your Kitchen Designer

KITCHEN TALK | Communicating with Your Kitchen Designer

Great kitchens begin with excellent materials, superior workmanship, and savvy design. But above all, the most important component is communication, says Clay Cox, owner of Kitchens by Clay in Naples, Florida. “Everyone wants to talk about handles and kn...

COLOR YOUR WORLD | Designing with Light and Shades by Coulisse®

COLOR YOUR WORLD | Designing with Light and Shades by Coulisse®

Natural light is a design element that no Florida homeowner can ignore. Making the most of it, while sometimes a challenge, can transform a room from ordinary to extraordinar...

STATE OF THE ART | The Art of Handmade Rugs

STATE OF THE ART | The Art of Handmade Rugs
  The ancient art of hand-knotted rug making, practiced in the villages of Nepal, Turkey, and India for centuries, is on the verge of disappearing. Not because of mass production, a threat that it has withstood before, rather because improving economies are offering more lucrative employment f...