Archive for October, 2007

10/1/2007

Downtown Delights

It’s a question of balance: local or exotic, sweet or tart, luxe or casual. Canvas Café, which anchors the northwest corner of the Towles Court arts district in downtown Sarasota, manages the trick very well. Let’s take these contrasting pairs in reverse order. Luxe or casual: Canvas Café’s little blue house with the big porch […]

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10/1/2007

“You Have Breast Cancer”

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be terrifying. The good news? Although an estimated 225,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year, the mortality rate is rapidly decreasing, thanks to early detection, aggressive treatments and new conclusions regarding hormone use. The American Cancer Society’s statistics show that in 2005 there were more than two […]

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10/1/2007

October Events

On Exhibit Scary Night Francisco de Goya y Lucientes was one of the most important artists of the 18th century. His Los Caprichos series of 80 etchings, completed in 1799, was a not-so-subtle indictment of the Spanish government, the Catholic Church and society. This plate, titled The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, was originally planned […]

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10/1/2007

Homefront

MULTICOLORED GREEN HOME “I’m seeing a heightened awareness of the kitchen and bath industry to create products that are healthy for the environment,” says Missi Bart of Renaissance Design Studio, “as well as innovative products that promote wellbeing.” Nowadays, says Bart, the interests of the homeowners and the environment go hand-in-hand. Energy-efficient appliances, water-saving devices and […]

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10/1/2007

Real Estate Gossip

Neighborhood Watch Glittering Golden Gate Point Once a ragtag assemblage of low-slung, ‘60s-era vacation villas, Golden Gate Point has turned it into one of the area’s hottest luxury condo communities. The pretty 22-acre peninsula was called Cedar Point back in the 1920s, when John Ringling’s name was on the property deed and his Italianate mansion, […]

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10/1/2007

One Great Room

When Amy Mayfield moved to Corey’s Landing on Longboat Key, says her friend and decorator, Bob Bacon of Bacon & Wing, the living room was a plaster box with no casements or moldings, and shag carpeting over concrete floors. “It was a challenge to marry Amy’s wonderful antiques with architecture of the ‘50s and ‘60s,” […]

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10/1/2007

Designing Mind

Palmetto native Anne Nelson has a degree in urban planning with a specialty in historic preservation as well as an interior design certificate from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. When she moved home in 2005, she opened an interior decorating business in the circa-1925 Jennings Arcade building on Old Main Street in downtown […]

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10/1/2007

What’s Next

The CityLights and NightLight pillow collection from eff.ess has a simple, yet sophisticated square-on-square design that works well in your family room or in your formal living room. These diamond-patterned, black-and-white dining chairs by Thayer Coggin bring a note of the Jazz Era into your dining room. Intersecting spheres prove an interesting move from more […]

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10/1/2007

A Day at the Fair

Shopping with an interior designer for furniture is one thing. Ferreting out global trends with four local design pros is quite another. Sarasota Magazine did just that at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City last May, tagging along with an ASID professor, partners in a leading design firm and a retailer of […]

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10/1/2007

His Secret Garden

Just off a Whitfield Estates street lined with ranch homes and patchy lawns hides a lush Mayan rain forest. A Sarasota native and self-taught landscaper, Cameron Cardy owned an electronics business in Fort Lauderdale before retiring to Southwest Florida in 1986. His Spanish-style home, believed to have been designed by architect Ralph Twitchell, was built […]

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