| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:37 PM
The woman behind the interiors of many of Baltimore's significant buildings celebrates this year the 15th anniversary of the founding of her business, Portnoy Levine Design Associates or PLDA.
Raised in Connecticut and educated at the Pratt Institute in...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the old-money-obsessed 1980s, Mario Buatta was one of the go-to designers for the rich and famous. His love of English country decorating and glossy floral fabrics earned him the title “The Prince of Chintz.”
Buatta's luxurious interiors,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Jim Trefz and Ron Fanelle have brought the orange groves and avocado trees and brilliant sunshine of California to their new home in Madison and given it all a mid-century modern flair.
When the longtime California residents bought the 1,600-square-foot...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
That window-abundant and sun-bathed space in many homes, better known as the Florida room, is the focus of a new exhibition in Lake Worth - and it's drawing Palm Beach County's leading interior designers to the table.
The "Interior Design: The Florida...
| Nov 27, 2013
Electric vehicles have been around for several years now, which means that we're starting to see more automakers jump into the segment, like BMW. Its 2014 i3 is a subcompact four-seat EV from an automaker better known for its luxury......
| Jul 24, 2013
In-dash CD players are finally going the way of Razor scooters, shell necklaces and Ja Rule. Automakers have predicted this for the better part of the past decade as car stereos augmented the standard CD player with auxiliary MP3 jacks,......
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Even though 2011 was a down year for the housing market, it was an up year for housing events in Hampton Roads.
February through November, southeastern Virginia was the scene of three nationally recognized homes, as well as the Peninsula's own Parade...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 10:18 PM
If you’re in college and hoping to get a job in the themed-attractions industry, this week’s IAAPA Expo had to be a heartening sight, based on the event’s size and attendance.
The annual trade show, hosted by the International...
| May 13, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Home furnishings and interior design industry pros and savvy consumers alike know High Point because of the many furniture manufacturing companies concentrated in and around the North Carolina town and the semi-annual High Point Market that attracts on...
| May 20, 2011
| 7:26 PM
I saw the small group in the distance. There were three of them; one was clearly a designer of some sort, while the other two were homeowners, listening attentively.
In our business, we see this scene every day. A landscape designer, often with a rolled-...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:41 PM
It's beach season! Time for a week, if you are lucky, on the coast to enjoy all that the Maryland and Delaware shores have to offer — including some really great shopping.
With a built-in captive audience of second-home owners, the Mid-Atlantic...