Archive for October, 2004

10/1/2004

Courtyard Chic

Since Adam and Eve said good-bye to paradise, the quest for regaining the divine garden has led men and women to create intimate, beautiful enclosed outdoor spaces. No matter its era, style, size, or setting, a courtyard imbues any home-even the newest one-with a soul. A courtyard comforts, protects and provides an oasis of green […]

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10/1/2004

Made in Sarasota

When Scott and Corey Harper began decorating their new dining room in a gated Venice community, they hit a glass wall. All the dining tables they saw were too traditional, projecting a more staid sensibility than this 30-something couple wanted. And the few glass-and-chrome contemporary pieces they found were too severe and small, adrift in […]

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10/1/2004

On Pins and Needles

"I’ve always been healthy, so I’ve never had to rely on doctors," says Sarasota resident Tomara Kafka. "People drop around me from the flu, and I never get it." But four years ago, Kafka began losing weight. Her mind raced constantly, and she couldn’t sleep at night. Doctors traced the problem to a node on […]

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10/1/2004

Ask the Experts

Q. What exactly is a slipper chair, and when is it appropriate to use one in a design scheme? A. Interior designer Jan Arvin knows all about this historical piece of practical furniture. "A slipper chair is an armless chair, fully upholstered, with a high back that’s small in scale and sits fairly low to […]

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