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FROM CITY TO SHORE, THE FINE ART OF MIAMI LIVING

KRIS TAMBURELLO

DESIGN The ART of the Matter

The mother-daughter team of Carola Hinojosa and Sabrina Maclean of Hinojosa Design Studio were the perfect pair to tackle combining two adjoining apartments in an exclusive Surfside tower into a 6,310-square-foot stunner.

“The client wanted something sleek, elegant, and timeless,” says Maclean. “One of the most important tasks was to create cohesiveness between apartments in order to create a contemporary, chic, and luxurious look.”

Hinojosa is on the board of the Guggenheim Museum and regularly sources art for her projects. Working closely with the client, she selected 13 pieces (paintings, photographs, and sculptures).

To give the art a museum-worthy backdrop, the designers chose textured furnishings in earth tones. To add a creative vibe, they incorporated whimsical elements like a plush Karl Lagerfeld chair in sheepskin, placed in the same room where the homeowner’s favorite artwork, David Salle’s Long Ago and Far Away, hangs.

A wall near the kitchen reveals Doug Aitken’s Hollywood Industrial Complex, a backlit spherical piece theatrically mounted on blackened steel panels above a white floating shelf facing the kitchen bar. Just beyond hangs Point, an abstract work by Bronx-based artist Terry Winters.

The point is made clear: This is the home of a serious collector. “The art played a pivotal role in all our design decisions,” says Hinojosa. “It steered us in the right direction every step of the way.” (hinojosadesign.com) —Michelle Payer

KRIS TAMBURELLO