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METROHome Tour: Color, Texture, Sophistication & Creativity

  Posh custom-designed high-rise condo By Mary Lou Janson The private elevator opens to reveal bold black and red monogrammed carpeting, marking the entrance to the custom-designed...

Popping Up a Winter Wonderland

Edible, handmade holiday decor perfect for gifting (Family Features) ’Tis the season to pop up some holiday fun by creating a scenic winter wonderland that...

8 Simple Small Plates for Holiday Entertaining

8 Simple Small Plates for Holiday Entertaining   (Family Features) For holiday parties of any size, tasty appetizers and starters are menu must-haves. While the main...

Sandra Chancey & Catherine Christie–Zanghi

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business     Sandra Chancey & Catherine Christie–Zanghi Chancey Interior Design Partners   Tampa based firm Chancey Interior...

Damn The Weather: Soothing Cocktail Recipes

  If you’ve been paying attention to the weather lately, you’ve probably heard about hurricane Irma. It’s been wreaking havoc on the Caribbean, and now has...

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...

The Face of Interior Design

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |     The Face of Interior Design CRESPO DESIGN GROUP     Unconventional ideas and distinctive style are what define Enrique Crespo as...

The Face of Tampa Bay Real Estate

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |       The Face of Tampa Bay Real Estate JOSEPHINE PULIDO SCHAAF, REALTOR     “If you think it’s expensive to...

The Face of Architecture, Planning and Interior Design

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Architecture, Planning and Interior Design CHANCEY DESIGN   Chancey Design has built a reputation based on...

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...

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...

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...

Hosting Your Own Wine Tasting Party

  How to host a wine party. Table set up and tips. Written and photographed by Krayl Funch   No time to plan, book and take that dream wine...

Delectable Cuisine On The Green

  Packard’s Steakhouse At Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club By Patricia A. Vorbrich Named after the designer of Innisbrook’s four golf courses, Larry Packard, Packard’s Steakhouse brings dining...

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...

A Spring-Inspired Easter Brunch

    (Family Features)  Spring is blooming on your Easter table. From yellow chick cupcakes to blueberry French-toast casseroles, there are plenty of ways to wow...

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....

The Face of Interior Design

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Interior Design CRESPO DESIGN GROUP   Unconventional ideas and  distinctive style are what define Enrique Crespo as one...

The Face of Real Estate Transformations

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Real Estate Transformations EQUIALT While some can’t visualize converting distressed properties into valuable assets, EquiAlt...

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...

5 Festive Cocktail Recipes

  Cheers! This holiday season is the perfect time to gather around and make memories. Whether you’re getting together with family or throwing a party with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

THE FACE OF INTERIOR DESIGN

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Interior Design CRESPO DESIGN GROUP     Unconventional ideas and  distinctive style are what define Enrique Crespo as one...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Holiday Drink Recipes

  A signature cocktail is a must at any holiday get-together. Tampa Bay Metro has discovered some tasty holiday cocktails, sure to warm the cockles this...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Healthier Bay Area Homes

Mother Nature Knows Best How Natural Elements In The Home Make You Healthier   (BPT)  When it comes to health and wellness, the design of your Bay...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Best of Style & Décor

best of tampa bay the bay's best     Tampa Bay Style & Décor       Paradise Island Best Couture Boutique A pet friendly shop, known for the personal service and designer fashions by...

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...

Holiday Spirits

  Toast to the Holidays As we gather with friends and family to celebrate the season, it’s the perfect time to create a festive holiday cocktail.       Spice...

Holiday Decor

  The Joy of Entertaining By Ronda M. Parag | Floral & Styling by Krayl Funch     The holiday season is upon us and it is the ideal...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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