A Home Built Upon Trust and Friendship.

  By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by Jean Allsopp   A beachfront condominium requiring a major makeover, prompted Drew and Kerri Hudgins to first contact the founders of Chancey Design Partnership nearly three decades ago. [...]

METROHome Tour: Historic Pass-a-Grille Renovation

  Couple Reclaims An Historic Pass-a-Grille Home With Flair By Mary Lou Janson | Photography By Amy Lamb   One stands grandly on the glistening white sands bordering the Gulf of Mexico. The other occupies a [...]

10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

Make Your Outdoor Parties Unforgettable   (Family Features) Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling [...]

Outdoor Kitchen Design

  Get Cooking on Your Outdoor Kitchen Design   (Family Features) If your idea of enjoying the great outdoors is relaxing on your deck with a tasty beverage while the grill heats up, you’re in good [...]

METRO Home: High Life Living in Downtown Tampa

  Grand Penthouse at Skypoint   Feel the vibe of the city and escape the suburbs with one of the most unique properties currently available in downtown Tampa. The two-story, two bath Grand Penthouse is on [...]

METROHome Details: Greenery, The Color of the Year

Pantone® Color of the Year: Greenery     Symbolizing new beginnings, the newest color trend in home décor and design is a bright, fresh burst of Greenery. Inspired by nature and bringing the great outdoors in, [...]

METROHome Tour: A Redesigned, Rebuilt and Refined Davis Islands Estate.

  Designing an ideal home for entertaining and escaping By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by John Kantor   Located on a prominent, half-acre pinnacle of land offering enviable views of the nearby Davis Island Yacht [...]

METROHome Tour: From Beach Getaway to a Modern Gateway

Perched on a picturesque, wedge-shaped lot located on a barrier island bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the intracoastal waterway, the single-story cottage is just steps from the shoreline. Despite a setting that afforded panoramic [...]

BEST OF METRO 2017: Style & Decor

    Tampa Bay Style and Decor   Cerulean Blu Best Resort Wear Boutique and Design Center The idea that everyone can be a designer and be creative has inspired owner, Desiree Noisette to develop a [...]

METROHome Tour: Contemporary Design Within a Historic Setting

  Once the decision was made to hire a professional to help improve their home’s interior, the first move made by the owners was to set up a meeting with Enrique Crespo of Tampa’s, Crespo Design [...]

METRO Home Tour: Relevant Design For All Time

click on images to enlarge or view as a slideshow   Relevant Design For All Time   No corners were cut and quality was never compromised, despite the intricate and elaborate architectural design and globally-sourced, one-of-a-kind [...]

Home Tour: Deep In the Heart of South Tampa

  Olde World Charm Blends With New World Convenience in Sunset Park Estate   In the heart of south Tampa is the neighborhood of Sunset Park, with its numerous canals and water access to Old Tampa [...]

Home Details: Outdoor Entertaining

  Summer time is the best time to get outside and embrace the warmth of the season, relax with style, comfort and enjoy good backyard entertaining. METRO found a few items to enjoy your next gathering [...]

Hot Property: Beach Park Beauty

  South Tampa’s Beach Park Beauty By Ronda M. Parag   There is room to spread out for each person in the family to have their own space in this custom-built home by Sterling Ridge. Set [...]

HOME TOUR: Tampa Resident Reveals True Colors

view photo gallery below   Tampa Resident Reveals True Colors In Newly Designed L.A. Townhouse By Mary Lou Janson   Bright, bold and a bit unconventional. What describes a newly decorated, vibrantly designed, Los Angeles townhouse [...]

Hot Property: Westshore Yacht Club Estate

  Contemporary Retreat   Conveniently located near Tampa’s downtown and Westshore business districts and near the Gandy Bridge with easy access to Pinellas County, this single family home located inside the Westshore Yacht Club, boasts over [...]

Hot Property: Serenity is Calling

  Ballast Point Beauty   In the heart of south Tampa lies a stunning home with views of Hillsborough Bay and the feeling of serenity with its private location. The Ballast Point area has hosted generations [...]

METROHome Tour: Fine Lines

New Wheldon Family Home in St. Petersburg By Mary Lou Janson     Inspirations for the interior of Susie Wheldon’s custom-designed home were drawn from such diverse sources as the white-washed interior brick walls of a [...]

Hot Property: Stunning Waterfront Beauty

Coffee Pot Riviera Estate in Old Northeast, St. Pete The brick streets and charm of Coffee Pot Riviera only add to the beauty of this two-story, Hacienda-style home, located in the heart of Old Northeast St. [...]

Work Space Design Tour

Work Space Geared For Battle  By Ronda M. Parag        Driving along Cypress Street in West Tampa, there has been ongoing construction behind the metal fence that was once Hector-Elisa’s Health Club. For the past [...]

A New Shopping Experience at RH Tampa

Welcome to RH Tampa The Gallery at International Plaza Gary Friedman, CEO of RH, welcomes rock ‘n roll sisters, Larkin Poe, at the Grand Opening Party at International Plaza.   CEO Gary Friedman of RH, Restoration [...]

Waterfront Living in South Tampa

  Beach Park Isle Waterfront Estate  By Ronda M. Parag         The contemporary, two story home in South Tampa is a perfect blend of the old neighborhood with the new conveniences of a [...]

State-Of-The-Art Home In Historic Hyde Park

    Just steps from beautiful Bayshore Boulevard is a home with all the modern conveniences of a newly built home in one of Tampa’s most desired neighborhoods. In Historic Hyde Park, you’ll find an incredible [...]

Home Improvemnet This Fall

Fall: The Best Season For Home Improvement In The Bay Area   The rituals of fall include sending kids back to school, raking leaves and cheering on the hometown football team. In addition, a new fall [...]

Mid Century Modern Home Tour

Iconic Bayshore Mid Century Mod By Mary Lou Janson |  Photography by Raif Fluker   Distinctive, distinguished and designed to take full advantage of the panoramic views afforded by its floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows, this Bayshore [...]

Defining Lines and Soothing Tones

The Art of Southern Comfort and Sensibility By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by Elias Théroux   After relocating to Tampa from Boca Raton, Mark and Renee Radi embarked on an extensive search for their new [...]

Lighten & Brighten Your Kitchen

Ceiling improvements can get things looking up in your kitchen   (BPT)  When you’re planning a full kitchen renovation, or even just a few choice upgrades, countertops, cabinets, appliances and flooring command your attention. But do [...]

Bug Off!

  Tips to Help Eliminate Dangerous Pests From Our Bay Area Lawns   A yard that is lush, green and free of weeds shows evidence of healthy lawn maintenance. However, many Tampa Bay area homeowners overlook [...]

Connecting Tampa Bay Homes

  How Technology Is Improving Daily Living in Tampa Bay For busy Tampa Bay area families juggling to keep up with the pace of life, technology brings convenience and peace of mind to home life, making [...]

Get Decked Out

  Throwing a Decked Out Deck Party   Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, graduation party or making the most of a summer weekend, the perfect preparations and attention to ambiance are key ingredients to a [...]

Hot Property

  Hyde Park Splendor In the heart of Hyde Park is a spectacular three story home reminiscent of 19th century Italianate architecture built in 1882. Known as the Morrison house, the home has undergone major renovations [...]

5 Kitchen Remodeling Tips

  Five Tried-And-True Tips For Rocking Your Kitchen Remodel   (Family Features) When remodeling your kitchen, it can be tricky to know where to start. Certified Kitchen Designer MaryJo Camp has been there, in more ways [...]

Creating An Outdoor Oasis

Transform your outside space into a party place     (Family Features) Creating a perfect outdoor oasis — the first step toward a summer filled with carefree entertaining — requires careful planning for the entire space. [...]

METRO HOME: Dream Outdoor Kitchen

Design Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen     (Family Features)It often starts as a blank spot on the patio, usually somewhere just outside the back door. Then come the “things” to fill the spot. There’s so much [...]

METROHome Hot Property

Waterfront Living on Tampa’s Davis Islands     Ideal for a family that loves the water, this Davis Islands Spanish style, two-story home is expertly built and is located on a deep water canal with direct [...]

Hot Property

Charleston Charmer in Beach Park     Feel the rich charm of the deep south in this magnificent Charleston-style home surrounded by stately oak trees. The six bedroom, six and a half bath home has been [...]

Elevated Beach Chic

  Elevated Beach Chic By Mary Lou Janson   Moving to Florida presented New Jersey residents, Lee and Cindy Launer with an opportunity to take a more comfortable — but unconventional — approach to how they [...]

Holiday Decor

  The Joy of Entertaining By Ronda M. Parag | Floral & Styling by Krayl Funch     he holiday season is upon us and it is the ideal time to gather with family and friends [...]

Coastal Vision

  Lacking a few finishing touches, the 19th floor luxury condominium overlooking downtown St. Petersburg’s vibrant waterfront, remained vacant for years until a couple from Knoxville, Tennessee acquired it as a second home…     It would be nearly [...]

Property Advice

How To Deal With Your “Underwater” Property   click to enlarge     As the saying goes, bad things happen to good people. The housing crash that followed the real estate bubble of 2004-2007 left millions of [...]

Backyard Style

Now is the ideal time of year in the Bay area to enjoy the great outdoors by creating a casual, comfortable space with a few of these fabulous finds and accessories.  Lounging OutsideA beautiful double chaise [...]

Get Grilling.

  It’s the ideal time to gather friends and family for a cookout to beat the Bay area heat. Get ready for a sizzling season of grilling and backyard entertainment.  Lynx OutdoorsThe dream outdoor kitchen includes [...]