"COLOR IS BACK!" A room by Michelle Miller Design.

Three top interior designers talk about what's trending and what lasts

A story from duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay’s annual Home Design Issue. Cover photo from Michelle Miller Design. Beware of trends. That may seem counter-intuitive in a story about what’s new in […]

PRIZED PROPERTY: The Horizon House (1963-64) in Tampa’s Carrollwood neighborhood won a national design prize for architect Mark Hampton. Photo courtesy Rick Mohler.

Home Design: Mid-Century Marvelous

A story from duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay’s annual Home Design Issue.  Take an afternoon drive around Tampa Bay, and little monuments to the 1950s and 1960s can be found everywhere: a […]

IT PLAYS ITSELF: A young fan watches the keyboard as Steinway’s Spirio system channels the playing of piano virtuosos

Home Design: Making room for music, from speakers to Steinways

A story from duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay’s annual Home Design Issue. Cover photo by Michelle Miller Design. These days, home theaters are all about the Mega-TVs — 4K, Ultra-HD, LCD, OLED, […]

David Mann and Mercy Roberts in "Fun Home." Joey Clay Photography

dR Daily 7/17: Fun Home opens at American Stage

It hasn’t been all that long since area audiences had the chance to see Fun Home — the Broadway tour was at the Straz in 2017. But  Jeannine Tesori and Lisa […]

ShadeCraft Robotics’ Bloom is a fully automated product that attaches to patio sun umbrellas, converting them into smart hubs.

Backyard Brilliance: New Ideas in Outdoor Design

Innovation abounds in the latest designs for outdoor living. Small backyard patios are so old school. Luxury living in Tampa Bay calls for amazing outdoor living spaces that are an […]

The owners of this 1925 Mediterranean Revival home imported a 17th-c. village fountain and paving stones from Burgundy. Photo: James Ostrand

Beauty preserved: Historic homes and gardens in Davis Islands

For these homeowners in Tampa’s Davis Islands neighborhood, historic properties offer both challenges and joys.  If you’ve ever owned an old home, you know the drill: termite damage, root rot, […]

Bobby Alvarez. Photo by Todd Bates.

Real Estate, Real Lives: Home Builder Bobby Alvarez

For this special dR Tampa Bay series, “Real Estate, Real Lives,” we’re profiling six people who work in five disciplines essential to the industry. Hard-working and visionary, thick-skinned and sensitive, […]

Suzan Decker Ross. Photo by Todd Bates.

Real Estate, Real Lives: Interior Designer Suzan Decker Ross

 For this special REGISTRY Tampa Bay series, “Real Estate, Real Lives,” we’re profiling six people who work in five disciplines essential to the industry. Hard-working and visionary, thick-skinned and sensitive, […]

Bruno happily at home before the hearth in St. Pete's Driftwood neighborhood. Photo by James Ostrand.

Curling Up by the Fire: A fireplace feels like home, even in Florida

There’s something magical about sitting by a blazing fireplace—so cozy, peaceful and inviting, even here in Florida, where we can hope for cooler weather at least by New Year’s. Carla Jimenez […]

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A kitchen by TriplePoint Design Build in this year's trending colors, white and soft grey.

Kitchen Confidential: The hottest design trends

It’s the most important room in the house, indoors or out If you’re thinking of remodeling, the theme for today’s high-end luxury kitchens can be summed up in three words: […]