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THE INSIDERS Four industry heavy hitters inform on the present and future of Miami’s art and design scene.

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INSPIRATION FOUND Simplicity is the voice of reason this fall, speaking in soft, hushed whispers packed with luxurious undertones.

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ON DISPLAY Inspired by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Luxe begs the question: What is luxury?

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5 MINUTES WITH Bernie de Le Cuona takes us behind the scenes of her esteemed linen company.

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ROUNDUP Roles are artfully defined as we classify a careful selection of the season’s latest hardware.

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REVIEW Carrier and Company celebrates a decade of work printed and bound.

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COLLABORATION Floral motifs come off the runway and onto the table courtesy a distinguished fashion brand.

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BESPOKE Family traditions run deep in the designs of Promemoria’s custom-made furnishings.

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DEBUT Bec Brittain introduces us to her newest, geometrically inclined light fixtures.

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MATERIAL Fall’s most fashionable wallcoverings are exhibited in a striking compendium of bold patterns and vibrant hues.

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TREND Luxe tapped four stylish tastemakers to pose as our muses regarding the subject of menswear.

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SPOTLIGHT Six authorities on all things luxury talk about what’s new in home décor and the best investments for your interiors.

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KITCHEN + BATH A little goes a long way when it comes to making an impact in two of the home’s most popular rooms.

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THE REPORT Leaders in the art, architecture, jewelry and technology worlds share what’s happening in the high-end market in 2016.

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SEA ESCAPE A Ralph Lauren-inspired palette of blues and whites turns a Fisher Island condo into the modern, refreshing getaway the owners envisioned. Written by Kimberly Olson / Photography by Troy Campbell

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TO THE POINT Taking pointillism to new depths, Miami artist Veronica Gunnarsson fills her acrylic and oil canvases with countless dots of glitter, plaster and even eggshells. Written by Bradley Nesbitt / Photography by Claudio Beier

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COMFORT ZONE Entertaining family and friends becomes the focus of a casually chic design for a Ponce Davis house with an indoor-outdoor connection. Written by Terri Sapienza / Photography by Nick Johnson

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TIMELESS PRECISION Using one of the oldest letterpress machines in America, Lucy Landsberg hand sets letters, mixes her own inks, and custom foils paper from her Miami studio. Written by Melissa Jacobs / Photography by Ra-Haus Fotografie

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JOIE DE VIVRE A longtime friendship and collaboration yields a contemporary South Florida home that speaks to the owner’s and designer’s zest for art and furnishings and how their tastes have evolved over time. Written by Brian Libby / Photography by Brantley Photography

ON THE COVER: Designers and sisters Cristina Souza and Monica Souza outfitted a Fisher Island vacation retreat with comfortable furnishings and blue and white hues that reference the water view outside. Page 296 068 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN

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GET TO KNOW FOUR MIAMI INFLUENCERS AS THEY SHED LIGHT ON WHAT’S OF THE MOMENT IN DESIGN, ART AND ARCHITECTURE. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY BRIELLE M. FERREIRA

MIGUEL AGUILAR

Having a moment: The City of Miami is really blowing up right now. New, diverse design is happening all over the city with restaurants opening in each of the different neighborhoods. Keep your eye on: I really love hospitality designer Shawn Hausman’s work. He’s done the interiors for cool spots like Los Angeles’ Bar Marmont, Butcher and Singer in Philadelphia and The Standard hotels. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. For the food-obsessed: Whatever you do, don’t leave the city without paying a visit to the Midtown Oyster Bar. It’s simple, small and delicious. They are doing a great job and have one of the best clam chowders around. I also really love Macchialina; it’s an approachable, cozy dining experience serving authentic Italian cuisine. Don’t miss: Wynwood Walls is such a unique Miami experience. The outdoor street art museum is filled with stunning masterpieces and is a total must-see. Best places to get lost: My wife and I will go out and try anything new in the area, usually more than one place in a day, to see as much as we can. Typically on Sundays, you can find us at the Pérez Art Museum Miami taking in the outdoor installations and brunch at Verde. Shop ’til you drop: The Design District’s high-end 5th Avenue stores are truly special. I can’t think of a better place for window-shopping. Order up: Our best-selling dish at the moment is the Ropa Vieja Empanadas with chicken. The

combination of the chipotle stew and the cilantro crema dipping sauce makes them a crowd favorite. Plus, they’re easy to share. Chef Miguel Aguilar is the culinary mastermind behind Miami’s buzzworthy Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. The avid paraglider finds unexpected inspiration for his dishes from the world of floral design.

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What’s intriguing you now? Mainly, I’m looking for things that are handmade or pieces where the designers are really focusing on experimentation with new materials. A lot of designers are going back to their roots and working with more organic materials and textiles but then combining them with new technologies designed to make living with them easier. Ones to watch: I have a lot of people I love in the design world, but right now, I’m really into Brian Thoreen out of Los Angeles and Bower Studios in New York. They’re super-talented, and I really admire what they’re doing as far as creating and growing their brands. On your radar: Miami Ironside is one of my favorite places of all time. I worked there when it was just starting up; so, in a lot of ways, I feel like it’s my baby. It has so much potential, and it’s going to explode pretty soon. I also really love the Design District. I make it a point to head over there at least once a week. Top spots: There’s so much to see and do in Miami, but if you’re interested in art and design, you have to make time to go to the de la Cruz Collection and Locust Projects. There’s always an amazing exhibit at one or the other—or both more often than not!

Shop ’til you drop: I take all of my friends to The Webster. I love that store and its Art Deco feel. Then, I make a stop at Alchemist without fail; the jewelry that owners Roma and Erika Cohen curate for the boutique is beautiful. Miami’s most beautiful building: It may be a parking lot, but Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road is mesmerizing—a work of art. Up next: I’ve been working on curating my show for Art Basel since January. I’ve been taking the Middle East as my inspiration for a textile takeover. I want visitors to feel like they’re stepping into a Turkish teahouse when they experience the show. Miami-based design consultant Jessica Acosta-Rubio is the founder of Design Pub and the curator behind the exhibit “#101Manmade.” Her dream job involves working with the talented team at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

Images: Counterclockwise from top: The funky-makes-cool aesthetic of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar has made the spot an instant success, thanks in no small part to Chef Miguel Aguilar’s colorful dishes. A vignette from curator Jessica Acosta-Rubio’s latest show “#101Manmade” and a mirror from Bower Studios.

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4 THE MERCHANT BETH GEDULD

What’s happening? What I notice most when I travel is how cities are becoming better and better at providing spaces for their citizens. They’re enhancing the quality of life by creating more humanistic places for leisure, entertainment and recreation. For the design-obsessed: You’d be remiss not to check out the PAMM, South Pointe Park in Miami Beach and the Wynwood Arts District. They’re all wonderful resources that will kick your creativity into overdrive.

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What is luxury? For me, luxury is meaningful design executed precisely and effortlessly that allows you quality time and a connection with your surroundings. In Miami, it’s also about being open and exposed to the elements.

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Can’t get enough of: I just came back from an absolutely incredible trip to Chicago with the Dean’s Council of Yale University’s architecture school. There, I had the opportunity to visit some of the most iconic pieces of architecture available from the 20th century—from Frank Lloyd Wright to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. I continue to be enchanted by the brilliant minds of these two luminaries.

Now trending: I hope that the current interest in technological and sustainable architecture and design never tires. I would like to see our industry embracing the advances that allow us to spend less energy at home, that make our lives safer and more comfortable, and that will ultimately require less maintenance and repairs. One to watch: Andres Tabora is one of my favorite landscape architects working in the city today. His kindness and appreciation for nature and endless concern for context are commendable, and his level of commitment to great design is obvious in his dedication to the details and the care he brings to each of his projects.

What’s intriguing you now? Concierge service. It’s not enough to provide furniture, lighting, art or decorative accessories to your clients, you have to do more, and it’s so exciting. There’s a real thrill I get from making the impossible a reality. I like to think that if I can’t make it happen, no one can. One to watch: I absolutely love Verellen. Their Black Tie sofa line is one of my favorites, and everyone who sees it immediately understands why. It’s perfect for achieving that contemporary California look, and it’s super chic to boot. Favorite items in inventory: The dining table that John Ford designed for Renovation Room is in a league of its own. It’s completely constructed by hand, and feels very sculptural thanks to the thick pieces of glass used for its legs. I also have two beautiful chandeliers in the front of the showroom that always get people talking, but you’ll have to come in and see those yourself. Best places to scout for furniture finds: I’m always on the hunt for pieces that are different and new to the market. I go to the New York, Milan and Paris shows annually and find the most incredible things, which I’m always just dying to bring back to the showroom. Share your aesthetic: In our showroom, we’re all about white walls, exposed air-conditioning units, Belgian linen draperies and Italian light gray tiles. I’m from the Northeast originally, so I wanted it to feel a little like my one-time home. Owner of Hallandale Beach’s acclaimed furniture showroom Renovation Room, Beth Geduld finds inspiration in all places, from artistic paper cutting to Jamie Oliver’s newest cookbook.

Images: Clockwise from top left: Offerings from Renovation Room’s impressive inventory of goods, where Beth Geduld’s tastes run the gamut from sleek, contemporary style to traditional design. A peek inside two of designer Luis Pons’ most recent projects, brimming with architectural integrity that is highlighted by the use of natural materials.

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nswering the question of what luxury is proves to be a much more complex task than one would imagine. On the surface, the widely accepted denotation of the word skews toward the ornate, highpriced, limited-edition, but perhaps distilling luxury down to just a prescribed set of words is not the best course to chart. It is rather an idea that shapes to who you are, what you like, where you live…even when you live. For its provocative exhibit “What is Luxury?” (through September 27), the Victoria and Albert Museum in London questions, challenges and explores this concept through the eyes of curators Jana Scholze and Leanne Wierzba, who peel back the layers of the obvious to unveil that, in fact, luxury is established and molded within certain parameters—time, setting and individual preference. The show, which promises to “interrogate ideas of luxury today…and address how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity,” analyzes the evolving perception of the notion. A jewel-encrusted, solid-gold crown fashioned for 18th-century Portuguese royalty gets just as equal value as a plastic object created within the confines of a fictional future where the now commonplace material is heralded as a rarity. In answer to the museum’s general call on the subject, we asked design industry vets to interpret their own meaning of luxury, and what we discovered was a common thread: Luxury is an impression, a moment in time, space, experience, the undeniable pleasure of something well-made. It’s the softness and warmth of walnut; the beauty in the imperfect hand-made light fixture; the truly one-of-a-kind artifact brought back from a worldly excursion. Luxury goes beyond the fundamental to a place of the exclusive and the extraordinary. Read on and ponder your own definition.

This page: Voltage haute couture dress by Iris van Herpen, 2013, Paris. Opposite: Body 1, Re-materialisation of Systems, 2014, by El Ultimo Grito, constructed using borosilicate glass and Lycra.

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“Luxury doesn’t need to be fussy or complicated. It should be inviting and not off-putting.” -JOE NAHEM

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“Invest in light fixtures. One needs to be careful 3when buying cheap lighting—it’s analogous to buying cheap shoes; they might look good for one season, but they rarely age well.”

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“I adore the glorious colors used by Richard Diebenkorn and Helen Frankenthaler, the abstract texture of Marcia Meyers, and our local Bay Area artists, such as Nathan Oliveira and Wayne Thiebaud.” -SUZANNE TUCKER

“We have reached a point where luxury is uniqueness: the painting that was a gift from an artist friend; the fabric brought back from a trip to Istanbul. Luxury is deeply personal.” -ALEXA HAMPTON

“I GRAVITATE TOWARD PAINTINGS THAT SHOW THE INCREDIBLE EFFORT PUT INTO IT BY THE ARTIST. I LOVE CLEAN PHOTOGRAPHY LIKE CLIFFORD ROSS' BEACH SHOTS.” -AERIN LAUDER

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“ART IS A WAY OF SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH THAT WHICH BOTH INSPIRES AND DELIGHTS; IT'S A DIRECT WINDOW INTO ONE'S SOUL.” -MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD

INSTALLATION, GOLD BOX AND CROWN PHOTOS: COURTESY THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON.

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“THERE'S SOME ARCHITECTURE THAT IS MEANT TO EXPRESS LUXURY, BUT I'M MUCH MORE INTERESTED IN STRUCTURES THAT PROMOTE A WELLLIVED LIFE.”

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“When you touch, taste or smell something and you don't even think to ask yourself if that sensation is a luxury, then you have found a luxury.” -GEORGE MATOUK, JR.

“A room is never really complete—the best interiors are always those that evolve over time.” -NATE BERKUS

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“An overly planned space becomes mundane as does an overly planned life—spontaneity is everything.” -ROBERT PASSAL

Clockwise from top left: A peek inside the Victoria and Albert Museum's "What is Luxury?" exhibit. Aram Mooradian's gold object player, 2011, which he created imagining a future where the metal is valued as an enduring repository for memories and dreams. A crown made of diamonds, emeralds and rubies set into gold with rococo scrolls from 18th-century Portugal, on loan from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection.

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“WITHOUT A DOUBT, NEOCLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE IS THE QUINTESSENCE OF LUXURY—EXTRAORDINARY DETAILING SET WITHIN A RESTRAINED FRAMEWORK!” -TIMOTHY CORRIGAN

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“I’m often seduced by the skill of Old Masters. I recently attended the John Singer Sargent exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in London and experiencing his sensual, rich paintings reminded me just how timeless they all truly are.” -PHILIP GORRIVAN

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“A LIFE WELL-LIVED INCLUDES A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME TO RELAX. IT’S MOMENTS SPENT IN LOVELY BUT MUTED SURROUNDINGS THAT PROVE TO BE TRUE LUXURIES.”

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you touch every day—sheets, towels, the fabric on your favorite chair. These tactile things bring quiet comfort to your everyday.”

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“AUTHENTICITY IS THE ONE ELEMENT THAT CONFERS STATUS TO AN ITEM. IT CAN BE SIMPLE LINEN OR A HAND-WAXED TERRA-COTTA FLOOR, BUT IT HAS TO REPRESENT THE PURE, IDEALIZED FORM OF THAT MATERIAL.”

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exemplifies pure luxury; it requires so much real estate. Art and real estate together are the ultimate luxury.” -MADELINE WEINRIB

-MADELINE STUART

“IT’S EXPERIENCE THAT DEFINES LUXURY, IT’S NO LONGER ABOUT PRODUCT.” -PETER DUNHAM

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“LUXURY IS HARMONY. AT THE CORE OF HARMONY IS DECISIVE EDITING. IF YOU DON’T LOVE AN OBJECT, LOSE IT.”

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-AMY LAU

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“I have a certain attraction to the f iber arts and how such an ancient art form can still be fresh and luxurious. Olga de Amaral is an artist who creates hauntingly beautiful textiles and hangings.”

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“FOR ME, LUXURY IS A COMBINATION OF QUALITY, FUNCTIONALITY, LIVABILITY, CREATIVITY; THERE’S NOTHING MORE LUXURIOUS THAN CREATING A SPACE THAT HITS ALL THESE NOTES.” -MEGAN WINTERS

Image: Jellyfish installation, 2010, by Denmark-based glass artist Steffen Dam.

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“There is no substitute for beautiful manners and thoughtfulness, or, for that matter, sheer quality.”

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“I am certain there is luxury in experience— how we feel in a space is more significant than how it may look.”

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“The Palais Garnier is a blip in my otherwise almost exclusive love of modernist and Brutalist architecture. The luxury is in the massive footprint they occupy and the purity of dedication to an idea.” -TIM BUTCHER AND LIZZIE DESHAYES

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“Custom lampshades can be wickedly expensive and seem unnecessary, but they are often that bespoke, cherry-on-top layer that I would call luxury.” -CELERIE KEMBLE

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“PEOPLE PEOPLE REFER TO THE STYLE OF THE 1920-40S AS ART DECO, BUT I THINK S AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF A PERIOD THAT’S THAT GAVE US PURE LUXURY.” -JAMES MAGNI

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“I SUBSCRIBE TO THE ‘LESS IS MORE’ CREDO. BUY FEWER HIGH QUALITY PIECES AS OPPOSED TO A LOT OF JUNK.” -HEATHER HILLIARD

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DOYENNE OF LINEN BERNIE DE LE CUONA LETS US PEEK PAST THE CASHMERE DRAPERIES AND INTO THE YARN BEHIND HER LUXURIOUS FABRIC HOUSE. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY CARA GIBBS PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID CLEVELAND

Beauty matters: I was not a textile expert before starting my company and the whole thing began by mistake really: I just wanted to produce beautiful things and see if I could sell them. So, I left my home in South Africa for Brussels, where I garnered a tremendous wealth of knowledge on linen, silk, cashmere and tailoring techniques, and from there, my passion developed into so much more than I could have ever imagined. A love of linen: It’s obvious I fell in love with linen. Aside from it being the oldest fiber known to man, linen is also such a versatile material; it can take on many forms. There’s quite a debt in the market when it comes to linen because it’s a difficult material to work with. Anything natural possesses imperfections in the fibers, and that’s precisely what I like to use. Linen can also achieve perfection if pushed. It’s a fabric that can go from acutely raw to highly luxurious—what’s not to love about that? Creative process: Mine is a fluid one, but not a perfect science; it shifts depending upon my current muse or inspiration. One constant, though, are my drawings—I sketch everything by hand to convey an idea. When the idea is ready, I work very closely with each mill and artisan to create a new product. I’m also a believer in creating change through a contrast of textures—an enduring combination has been my heavy Buffalo linen alongside the very delicate Feather Cashmere. Life in Windsor: I absolutely love it! It’s just far enough from the hustle and bustle of London and flush with history: My studio lives in famed Mistress Page’s House, steps from Windsor Castle; it’s so easy to be constantly inspired in such an environment. Greatest luxury: Spending time on the banks of Africa’s Zambezi River, where mobile phones and hair dryers don’t work, and having nothing more on the to-do list than a long hike in the brush. What’s next: I’ve recently noticed a lot of buzz around organic, natural materials and how the artisans’ hands are more noticeable in the product. For de Le Cuona, this has always been the mantra. That being said, I never ignore modern machinery, because mixing handmade and modern techniques creates something entirely dynamic with a fresh perspective—that’s the future.

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FOR THEIR FIRST BOOK OUT THIS FALL, DESIGNERS JESSE CARRIER AND MARA MILLER SHOWCASE A DECADE OF THEIR CELEBRATED CREATIONS. WRITTEN BY LACY MORRIS PRODUCED BY ARLYN HERNANDEZ

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ANNA WINTOUR: She is the cornerstone of

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: Annie is very astute. When we met to shoot our family portrait, she had already studied basically every image of us her office could find. She had analyzed our wardrobe and knew what she wanted us to wear. It was remarkable to work with someone at that level of professionalism. She pieces together personality, point of view and purpose in her camera work.

Carrier and Company: She was our first client and is still our biggest patron. We did her office at 4 Times Square and at 1 World Trade Center, her house in the country and subsequent guest cottages, her kids’ dorm rooms, their first apartments and second apartments…it’s an ongoing relationship. FINDING THEIR CLIENTS’ VOICES: Our process generally begins with an interview in their current home, where we pick up from the visual clues and figure out what their tolerances are. Then they’ll come to the office and we’ll put out piles of fabrics in very loose schemes and say, “Throw on the floor what you don’t like.” They start telling us what it reminds them of; their history starts to come out.

PLAYING THE MIND GAME: There’s a lot

PERSONAL STYLE: We’re terribly practical

THEIR NEW BOOK: We pride ourselves on being

people. When left to our own devices, we fall under the category of bohemian glamour. That’s code for organic, light and easy, and a little bit humble and little bit thrift store.

able to fulfill different aesthetics, which is how we ultimately decided to structure the book. You’ll see that when we do traditional work, this is what it’s like. When we do country work, this is what we think about, etc.

of psychology behind design. Everyone has insecurities, aspirations and fantasies, but it’s very hard for people to express what they want the house to portray about them. It really teaches us a lot when clients don’t like sheen or dump anything that’s a silk or sateen; some hate heavy things and reject any velvet or mohair. It starts to show us what they want the project to say.

WEAK SPOTS: I’m a big sucker for painted furniture. I found this Swedish drop-front desk that’s not the traditional Swedish blue-gray but rather a funny tomato orange color with a weird green interior; I just thought it was the prettiest thing I’d ever seen.

GETTING INSPIRED: We absorb a lot through magazines and movies. We’ve been to Italy twice and there are still things that I take away from there—the color of the sunlight, the amount of texture in all the materials, the energy.

OBJECT ENVY: It’s incredible to think about

ART: It’s so emotional and energetic. I don’t like

where our clients have been and what their eyes have seen. They have such amazing collections; Annie’s photography or Anna’s weird Clarice Cliff pottery. They’re like little house museums.

to know the backstory, what makes the artist important or what they were thinking…all the stuff that a collector wants to know. It ruins it for me. We pick things that feel good or resonate, not based off the name. It’s not always expected.

PORTRAIT: RENÉ CERVANTES. LIVING ROOM PHOTO: PETER MARGONELLI.

The husband-and-wife duo behind design firm Carrier and Company may be self-admitted bohemians, though you wouldn’t be quick to make that guess from a peek at their vast portfolio of highprofile clients: think Anna Wintour and Jason Wu, amongst many other fashion greats. Their first foray in the world of publishing, entitled Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors, invites you into the expertly eclectic and all-parts covetable spaces that they’ve dreamed up since they launched their firm in 2005. Here, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller chime in on their weaknesses, Italian muses and— what else?—having the illustrious Annie Leibovitz shoot their family portrait.

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RENOWNED FASHION HOUSE OSCAR DE LA RENTA TEAMS UP WITH PORTUGUESE PORCELAIN COMPANY VISTA ALEGRE TO CREATE A FEMININE SERVICE WITH A NOD TO COUTURE. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY MIMI FAUCETT

Fashion leader Oscar de la Renta’s legacy for making women look and feel beautiful has long since made its way off the runway and into our homes. This fall, by way of a powerhouse partnership with Portuguese porcelain brand Vista Alegre, this same sensibility has taken the form of fine china. “Vista Alegre is a company with an incredible legacy,” says Carolina Irving, creative director at Oscar de la Renta Home. “The collaboration between us has been such a fascinating process.” Named after Irving herself, the Carolina collection takes its distinctive pattern directly from a gown designed for de la Renta’s Spring 2006 runway collection. “What’s so great about the scheme is that we were able to lift individual prints from the dress to be applied to the tabletop pieces,” recalls Irving. “I spent two days in the factory exploring the archives with the Vista Alegre team. We took a versatile pattern and together we reinterpreted it in a fresh and beautiful way.” The full-range dinner service is characterized by floral motifs and boasts a vibrant coral hue—one of the late fashion designer’s favorites. “Coral has always been a classical color used in 18th-century china,” adds Irving. “The goal was to revisit something antique and translate it to modern times with Oscar’s unmistakeable eye.”

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MEMORY BANK NEAR THE SHORES OF LAKE COMO, PROMEMORIA’S ROMEO SOZZI DRAWS ON HIS FAMILY’S RICH TRADITION OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, CREATING DISTINGUISHED FURNISHINGS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. WRITTEN BY LISA BINGHAM DEWART PRODUCED BY ARLYN HERNANDEZ

Luxury design is embedded in Romeo Sozzi’s DNA. “I’m a third-generation cabinetmaker,” says the founder and president of Italian furniture firm Promemoria. “I grew up in the family workshop, learning from my father and grandfather.” In 1988, after clients began requesting custom items, Romeo conceived Promemoria. “I wanted to offer people the pieces they couldn’t find on the market.” Today, the prestigious brand’s manufacturing methods would seem familiar even to the Sozzi family’s 19th-century forbearers, who made their living as coachmakers for the local nobility. “We don’t have stock and our production is not industrial; everything is handmade here in Italy, often customized and done in limited editions,” says Romeo, who has continued his family’s generational influence by bringing aboard his sons Stefano, Davide and Paolo. Beyond his hands-on strategy, Romeo approaches design holistically. “A product is not just an object; it’s an experience,” he points out. “I use fragrant woods like cypress for the inside of cabinets to ignite the sense of smell, and there’s nothing like caressing a velvet chair to rouse the sense of touch.” For inspiration, Romeo ranges widely, finding it equally in the landscape of his home near Lake Como and further afield (a recent collection drew from Asian philosophy). While grounded in centuriesold traditions, Romeo continues to hone his vision and practices. “Last year, we introduced alabaster for lampshades as well as a process that combines strips of leather in different colors that resembles stacked wood,” he reports. This year, they showed cabinets and tables inlaid with bronze flecks reminiscent of stars scattered across the night sky. Even the firm’s name—a Latin term meaning “for the sake of memory”—suggests the brand’s impulse to look to both the future and the past as the business continues to evolve. “I call my company Promemoria because I understand it as a memory of past traditions, which has a fundamental role in my work,” says Romeo. Adds Paolo, “Though our philosophy changes a little every day to move forward, we still follow the memory.”

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FOR BEC BRITTAIN, ENGINEERING LIGHT FIXTURES DESIGNED TO PUZZLE AND AMAZE IS AN INNATE PROCESS THAT CONTINUES TO ILLUMINATE HER PATH. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY CARA GIBBS PHOTOGRAPHY BY RENÉ CERVANTES

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“I have always thought with systems and structure in mind,” explains New York-based bespoke lighting designer Bec Brittain, whose latest introductions fall perfectly in line with her distinct geometric body of work. Debuting at this year’s ICFF was Zelda (shown above), which, like many of Brittain’s creations, is highly versatile. “Zelda’s flexible form can be fashioned in a simple single diamond formation, arranged concentrically in geometric orbits or fit together like the links of a chain,” she says. “I initially had a few ideas for configuration during the sketch process, but now that we have the parts in-house and can play with them, new ideas start to reveal themselves.” Proving that design is anything but linear, Zelda’s powerful persona shows off Brittain’s classic trademark of fusing

cutting-edge technology alongside sculptural shapes conveyed in sleek materials. “Clearly, I love brass,” states the designer. “And, Zelda’s juxtaposition of the brass-encased LED tubing with the gracefully suspended planar forms adapts to a vast array of spaces and sensibilities. I just love the freedom of lighting design, in that I have so much room to play sculpturally.” Indeed, with both architecture and philosophy in her degree repertoire, Brittain’s translation of light is uniquely her own and unquestionably a subject of intrigue among the rest of the industry. Currently, the creative Brooklynite is expanding her reach—with her new Los Angeles outpost opening this fall— bridging her forward-thinking point of view from coast to coast.

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#INSTACRUSH @mariatettamanti WHO: Maria Tettamanti is a Miamibased journalist, beauty editor and fashion blogger at thewordygirl.com. WHAT: Expect to see artfully plated food, products and accessories, as well as the requisite fashion shots that highlight chic threads and classic Miami views. WHY: Through her lens and on her blog, Tettamanti shares her insight on couture, luxury travel, beauty products and personal moments. It is also the go-to spot for finding the most coveted “it” shoes. IN HER WORDS: “I prefer using my Nikon camera because the images are more crisp, vibrant and don’t require a post-photography filter. When I do want to touch up my photos, I use an app called PS Express, which is far superior to any Instafilter.”

TALKING SHOP WITH MICHELLE STONE

VERSAILLES CONTEMPORARY

Faena District developer Alan Faena’s urban redevelopment project in Miami Beach will welcome its latest luxury waterfront condo, Versailles Contemporary, into its portfolio of midcentury beach hotels and residences. Designed by renowned architect Brandon Haw, of Leitersdorf Haw Architecture, the project will be a study in elegance, featuring a soft palette of materials ranging from warm white precast concrete to champagne bronze metalwork. The building itself will form an echoing dialogue with the classic Art Deco forms of the neighboring Roy Francedesigned Versailles Classic—its recently renovated sister hotel. Sweeping terraces provide panoramic views of the ocean, Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, while large bay windows and the curved silhouette of the balconies lend a rhythmic modulation and richness to the architecture. “By creating a district that takes advantage of its natural setting, along with giving inhabitants the opportunity to live amongst great design, Faena’s vision adds quality to our everyday lives,” says Haw. “In many ways, it offers a template for future developments.” The Versailles Contemporary is scheduled for completion in 2017. faena.com

When did you open? The Find by Deborah Wecselman opened at Miami Ironside at 7610 NE 4th Court during the closing party for Maison&Objet this past May. What products can be found at the showroom? We offer a unique mix of functional and art objects, accessories, tableware, gifts and select furniture finds ranging from modern to vintage styles. Describe the design of the boutique. Wecselman, who I co-own the store with, wanted the space to feel light and airy, giving the opportunity for all the products to be seen at the same time and allowing us the creative freedom to reinvent the space season to season. What makes The Find different? It is a treasure chest of highly curated items. We look for items from brands that are inviting and have something interesting to say, such as the handcrafted resin objects of Tina Frey (below) or Tucker Robbins’ artisanal crafts in exotic woods. dwdinc.com

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CURATOR EMERSON DORSCH “The art scene in Miami is thriving. We have a wide variety of institutions—museums, world-class collections, art fairs, art centers, alternative spaces, performing arts centers, galleries, poetry movements, residencies and universities— each with a different niche and entry level. An artist can really make a career here. At Emerson Dorsch we have knowledge, love and passion for the work we show. What makes us stand apart from other galleries is our artistic eye: We have an amazing track record of spotting and presenting especially promising artists early in their careers.”

INSIDE EDITION LUXE TAPPED TALENTED LOCAL DESIGNERS FOR THEIR BEST SOURCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO SHINE A LIGHT ON SOME OF THE CITY’S FINEST OFFERINGS IN ART AND DESIGN.

THE MAKER CRISTINA LEI RODRIGUEZ

“I personally both love and am intrigued by mazes and labyrinths, so I find artist John Germain’s work to be particularly captivating. The idea of finding a solution to a problem that seems impossible is really synonymous with the work I do as a designer.”

“Gary Nader has an extensive collection of wonderful artists from Latin America. I respect his professional opinion and guidance, as he is one of the top gallerists in the country. Other Miami galleries that I think highly of are Cernuda Arte and DVF Art Services, both in Coral Gables.”

“My favorite local furniture showroom, Holly Hunt, is like an art gallery. Its spacious site is laid out beautifully, allowing for perfectly placed furniture vignettes. The showroom has an eclectic variety, and it’s impossible to get bored of its many offerings.”

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In an effort to marry beauty and function, Miami-based artist Cristina Lei Rodriguez (center) borrows inspiration from nature to bring her projects to life using man-made materials. The variety of color and texture in rocks, especially in exotic minerals mixed with semiprecious stones or metal veins, has always fascinated her, giving her a strong foundation to mimic in her synthetic compositions. For Rodriguez, the transition from artist to designer was as seamless as her abstract creations. “Collaborating with Edge Collections’ Carl Pascuzzi (left) and Phoebe St. Germain Fellows (right) on a wallpaper line allowed me to operate in the gray area between disciplines, where wallpaper can either be part of a sculptural installation at a museum or used to turn a hotel elevator into a jewelry box,” says Rodriguez. Here, we delve into her artistic process to find how she fuses art and design. cristinaleirodriguez.com What led you to become an artist? I always knew that I wanted to be an artist, and for me, that incorporated all kinds of artistic production, including design. My ideas have always been interdisciplinary, using mixed media to create mash-ups that are not only about making objects, but also about producing culture. Describe your aesthetic vision. My vision is very much a product of having grown up in Miami, and I am inspired by the natural and constructed landscape here. My work is organic and minimalist yet finished in a pristine and polished manner—echoing the tension between the natural and the artificial.

Favorite materials to work with? I use commercially produced materials like plastic, concrete, wood and vinyl, which I incorporate and layer onto the surface of my sculptures and design projects. My projects are only complete when the artificial materials feel like they have transcended to appearing natural. Who are some other local talents that we should keep an eye on? Designer and master carpenter Brian Booth; architect and designer Jonathan Gonzalez, of Office GA; and emerging designer Deon Rubi are all making work I don’t see anyone else doing. Their designs all have a freshness that comes from the way they push boundaries in their own practice.

CURATOR PHOTOS: IN A PERFECT WORLD II AND IN A PERFECT WORLD III BY BROOKHART JONQUIL, COURTESY EMERSON DORSCH. HEADSHOTS: COURTESY DESIGNERS. THE MAKER PHOTO: COURTESY CRISTINA LEI RODRIGUEZ AND EDGE COLLECTIONS.

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IN STEP UNITED NUDE

Architectural footwear brand United Nude is reinventing the way fashionistas strut in their high heels. Known for its sculptural silhouettes and advanced manufacturing processes, the company is at it again: expanding its multidimensional, rubber-molded Lo Res collection—shown in High Red, Metallic Silver and Blossom—by incorporating malleable chromed-finishing technologies into some of its designs. And thanks to 3D Systems, the label has also launched a limited-edition collaboration line with such design greats as Zaha Hadid and Ross Lovegrove to offer wearable 3D-printed shoes that might as well be art. In a shared expression of love for fashion and design, United Nude presented its latest styles at a pop-up shop during the recent opening of AC Hotel Miami Beach. Since both brands boast a modern mindset and European roots, the pairing was a natural step and speaks to the hotel’s expansion into the lifestyle arena. This partnership proves that if the shoe fits, you don’t have to just wear it—you can wear it in style. unitednude.com; ac-hotels.com

DATE BOOK PAULO BACCHI

Over a decade ago, Paulo Bacchi was just another tourist vacationing in Miami with his wife, Lais. The São Paulo native witnessed firsthand what South Florida had to offer: quality of life, beautiful weather and favorable business prospects. That’s when, in 2002, he convinced his father to come out of retirement to help launch Brazilian furniture company Artefacto in Coral Gables. Although his father once again retired from the industry last year, he left knowing the business was in good hands. Bacchi’s recent accomplishments include designing his first solo furniture collection, Arte | 5, which is set to be exhibited at this year’s Artefacto Design House event in October. Here, the self-made entrepreneur and design aficionado shares his itinerary for a day in the Magic City. artefacto.com

12 p.m. Take a walk around Merrick Park. I think of it as a more casual version of Bal Harbour—very open, green and light. You will find the best Neiman Marcus in Miami here, as well as Gucci, H. Stern, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo and Tourneau. 2 p.m. Lunch at Villagio Ristorante is perfect for a day of shopping—not too heavy, unless you indulge in pasta and wine. If it’s not too warm, sit outside and

have a salad. Another favorite lunch spot of mine is Mariposa on the third level of Neiman’s. They have great salads, but come prepared to eat the popover. 4 p.m. If you feel like getting some exercise (especially after a big lunch), try a class at nearby SoulCycle. It’s a 45-minute indoor cycling class that runs the gamut on fatburning cardio, full-body workout routines and core choreography. 5 p.m. Take an Uber to the Miami Design District and check out the Daniel Azoulay Gallery. Daniel is a close friend and an amazing contemporary photographer. 6 p.m. Back to shopping! Visit Hermès and Prada for clothing and accessories. I’m drawn to their contemporary classics in solid shades of gray, beige, black and white.

They both have the highest quality materials and require the least amount of thought to put together timeless looks. 8 p.m. Head to Cantina La Veinte for a Mexican feast. It features an incredible bar with a large selection of tequilas (I suggest spending at least an hour at the bar). The atmosphere is Mexican Art Deco with rich blacks and golden colors. Try the grilled octopus with olive oil and the Oaxaca cheese tacos. Everything there is delicious!

IN STEP PHOTO: COURTESY UNITED NUDE. DATE BOOK PHOTOS: COURTESY ARTEFACTO.

10 a.m. Meet me at Artefacto Coral Gables in Merrick Park to tour Design House, an annual exhibition showcasing some of the best Miami and Brazilian design talents. Each space is carefully curated with great attention to detail. Arte | 5 will also be featured here. One of the pieces I’m most proud of is the Legacy chair (above), which is a tribute to my father and the founder of Artefacto, Albino Bacchi.

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PAPER TRAIL From left to right: Large Hixmore Triangles / De Gournay / degournay.com. Peacock Garden 311743 / Jaipur Collection / Zoffany / zoffany.com. Golden Piano by Jennifer Shorto / Harbinger / harbingerla.com. Jungle Life Bicolore in Col. M04 / Hermès / homefabricshermes.dedar.it. Gold Circles by Jennifer Shorto / Harbinger / harbingerla.com. Willow in Celeste by Rachel & Nick Cope / Calico / calicowallpaper.com. Jungle Life Multicolore in Col. M01 / Hermès / homefabricshermes.dedar.com. Opposite page: Tropicana in Metallic Silver and Lemon by Matthew Williamson / Osborne & Little / osborneandlittle.com.

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Personal style: Traditional with an edge. Signature look: Blazer or country jacket, shirt and tie…with scarves and boots, of course; I live in the country! Closet staples: I’m a big Tom Ford fan and his jackets are among some of my favorite pieces I own. Recent fashion score: A new pair of Thom Browne wingtip brogues. Interior philosophy: Classic timelessness always seems relevant, especially when it’s thoughtfully intermixed with modern elements in fresh ways. Design mantra: Old is the new "new." Accessory motives: They ebb and flow in importance to me, usually by season—more important in winter, less in summer. Splurge-worthy: Art and antiques, beautiful fabrics and luggage. Source of inspiration: The natural world around me, specifically my farm in Virginia. Never too many… Overcoats. Can’t live without… Dogs. Guilty pleasure: Dogs with overcoats. Luxury is… Things that feel good to the touch—a tactile experience. Whether rough and splintery or smooth and soft, luxury is a feeling.

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Personal style: My uniform is California preppy—not to be confused with East Coast prep. Signature look: A custom shirt, hues of blue and barefoot. Closet staples: I’m a creature of habit: I’ve had my favorite topsiders resoled three times as well as a pair of Gucci loafers. Recent fashion score: A navy blue Burberry trench for all those rainy L.A. days. Interior philosophy: Traditional base flecked with a laid-back vibe. Design mantra: Navy is my neutral; it’s my spirit color. Accessory motives: Accents are the jewelry, the sparkle, the shine in any space, and I allocate a hefty portion of any budget towards these finishing touches. Recent design score: An all-blue Alex Katz lithograph; art is always worth the splurge. Indulge in… Fine linens—anything made in small runs. Leontine Linens in New Orleans is a great resource for luxury goods. Never too many… Blue checked shirts. Can’t live without… My dog Nacho. Guilty pleasure: A hot dog from Pink’s. Luxury is… Something made incredibly well and that embodies both style and timelessness. I look to small, bespoke companies as my barometer of luxury.

1. Lundy Light Fixture / $1,565 / urbanelectricco.com. 2. Colour Block Oak Smoke Blend Decorative & Glazed Tile / Price available upon request / mandarinstone.com. 3. Indigo Ombre Rope Dog Leash / $62 / foundmyanimal.com. 4. Billy Bar / Nina Campbell Collection for Oomph / $2,095 / oomphonline.com. 5. Voyage en Ikat Presentation Plate in Sapphire and Dessert Plate in Sapphire / $630 and $290 / hermes.com. 6. Thomas Chair / Priced from $4,366 / flexformny.com. 7. Dhurrie II / $885 / stfrank.com.

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Personal style: Classic but diverse. Signature look: I suppose I’m known for my bow ties, but one day I may wear a runway piece from Dior Homme and the next a tailored Savile Row three-piece suit. Regardless, I tend to “dress up” everyday. Closet staple: Vintage tails from the 1920s. I found them at a consignment store and they didn’t need so much as a stich of alterations—it was as if they had been tailored just for me. Recent design score: An extraordinarily beautiful seascape painting entitled End of the Road—Provincetown 1948; it was a birthday gift to myself. Fashion mantra: Menswear is the new forefront of fashion. Never too many… Cufflinks! I have hundreds. Can’t live without… My custommade croc wingtips. Guilty pleasure: Cashmere. Luxury is… The individual craftsman who has literally made something for you with his or her own hands; it is the single greatest indication of true luxury. Whether it’s a bespoke suit, custom-fitted shoes, a made-tomeasure shirt or a silk-covered sofa, having something made solely for you by a craftsperson is the greatest of luxuries.

1. Melange Chair / $5,500 / kellywearstler.com. 2. Astral Agnes 1-12 Bulb / $7,500 / lindseyadelman.com. 3. Jake and Elwood Occasional Tables / $1,578 and $4,125 / selva.com. 4. Green Pond Feather Bow Tie / $185 / brackishbowties.com. 5. Hand-Painted Credenza / $9,800 / jeffmartinjoinery.ca. 6. Form Bowls Tall Large Copper / $210 for set of five / tomdixon.net. 7. Tribar Mirror / $1,275 / bowernyc.com. 8. DF 35 Hand Lever Handles in Antique Silver / Price available upon request / charlesedwards.com.

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1. Otis Flat on Belly Handmade Rug / Priced from $485 / houseofrym.com. 2. Kastrup Backpack / $525 / wantessentiels.com. 3. Ring Dish in Charcoal Swirl with Gold / Price available upon request / suiteonestudio.com. 4. L1898-00 Leather Ottoman / Price available upon request / leeindustries.com. 5. British Invasion Pillow in Luggage and Denim Pillow in Blue / $665 each / lancewovens.com. 6. Cannes Crystal Table Lamp / $1,470 / aerin.com. 7. Olivera Chaise Lounge / $23,500 / kgblnyc.com.

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Personal style: Earthy and fairly laid-back. Signature look: I always feel most comfortable in blue jeans, leather boots and a button-down work shirt. Closet staple: I have an old Double Ralph Lauren snap shirt that’s perfectly worn, super soft and incredibly comfortable. Recent fashion score: A handmade pair of Italian leather boots from Fiorentini + Baker. Interior philosophy: Modern with a warm soul; I love rooms that are very edited and straightforward but thoughtfully designed. Design mantra: Authenticity is the new American Dream. Splurge-worthy: I recently indulged in a beautiful wood turning by artist Joshua Vogel. Source of inspiration: The Scandinavian culture consistently strives for elegant simplicity and timeless style, and I’d like to think I do the same in my interiors. Never too many… Wood bowls—no two are ever exactly alike. Can’t live without… My Maldon sea salt. Guilty pleasure: A Friday night double feature at the local theater. Luxury is… Less about privilege and more about experience and awareness: being mindful of a beautiful sunset, sipping a good bourbon, enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal, having time off and sleeping in.

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This spring, Luxe Interiors + Design brought its unique sense of style to the 27th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s platform for global design. Held at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the show attracted designophiles from around the world seeking what’s best and what’s next in contemporary design. As an exclusive sponsor of the four-day show, Luxe Interiors + Design presented the Luxe Pavilion, a carefully curated mix of luxury brand exhibitors, including Afina, Allison Eden Studios, Amadi Carpets, Apex Mills, Ashley Norton, Atelier Premiere, BainUltra, Bobo Royale, Caesarstone, Ciot, Classic Rug, Cliff Young, Corbett Lighting, Cosmic, Decorative Art & Design by Ari, Ellisha Alexina, Empire Industries, Envy, Exclusive Home Interiors, Features Outdoor Living, Ferguson, The Furniture Society, Gameroom Concepts, Guilded LTD., Hardware Renaissance, Hubbardton Forge, The Hudson Company, Hudson Valley Lighting, Hydro Systems, Imaestri, Indo Artifacts, Insane Luxury, Jacuzzi, Jamie Durie Designs, Lambert et Fils, Lapyk, Latoscana, Lazzoni, Lee Industries, Lexington Home Brands, Lorin Marsh, Lucky Anya, Marretti, Material ConneXion, Matthew Studios, Metropolitan Home Hardware & Bath, Monica Correia, Naula, New Moon, Noble Environmental Technologies, Offcentre, Oliver & George Living, Pasargad, Pehuén, Pianeta Legno Floors Inc., Pivot, Pivot Project, Richard W. Townsend, Rocky Mountain Hardware, RS Ceramics, Safavieh, Savy Paint, Simon Pearce, Sublime, Suite NY, Summit Rug, Sunbrella Performance Art, Tapologie, THG-Paris, Troy Lighting, Urban City Designs, XPZ and Zen Design. The Pavilion also played host to the Luxe Lounge, furnished by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Farrow & Ball. The lounge served as a luxurious and comfortable destination, and provided daily design programming, refreshments and snacks, an interactive photo booth and a jam-packed closing night celebration.


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THE PIECE: Castle 9-01 THE DESIGNER: Jason Miller for Roll & Hill FIND IT: rollandhill.com THE INSPIRATION: The glass pieces of Castle can extend to different lengths yet still remain horizontal or vertical, taking their cues from a game of chess and the rookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to jump any distance but with restricted direction.

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CENTER STAGE DESIGN’S LUXURY LEADERS OFFER CREATIVE NOTIONS ON THE SEASON’S FINEST IN HOME DÉCOR. WRITTEN BY MIMI FAUCETT / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOANNA MCCLURE

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Drama: Castle is a showstopper. It is industrial by way of repetition yet sculpturally compelling and radiant. The way the light subtly glows, rather than shining brightly, is its greatest strength. Statement: Our eye immediately focuses on a “statement piece.” A dynamic shape, like that of Castle, draws you in and demands attention. Talent: Offering a voice to the next generation of designers is vital to our industry. Young creatives today, like Jason Miller, bring new ideas and start conversations that lead to innovation. Luxury: Keen attention to the details of materiality and functionality is luxury.

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CHARLIE COSBY HEAD OF CREATIVE FARROW & BALL

Composition: The strength of the Tommy collection is in the juxtaposition of its complex texture within simple silhouettes. The pieces command attention in a soft yet stable way. Classic: The collection reminds me of European antiques markets, with the design combining influences from both classic French eras and midcentury patterns. Evolution: There is a fine balance to strike when retaining the essence of a brand and moving with the times. People live informally today, and by incorporating formal pieces into everyday life, it makes even the most ordinary tasks feel like a treat. Luxury: People will always crave formal luxuries as they create a beautiful environment to share with family and friends.

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FIRE & ICE THE COLLECTION: Tommy Candlesticks THE DESIGNER: Saint-Louis FIND IT: 855.240.9740 THE INSPIRATION: Recalling the original Tommy collection produced by the crystal house in 1928, these modern interpretations created by Saint-Louis are functional and meant for everyday use.

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HEAVY METAL THE PIECE: Ada Stool THE DESIGNER: Thor Taber for Theodore Alexander FIND IT: theodorealexander.com THE INSPIRATION: Hand-finished and perfectly proportioned, this solid-brass stool was inspired by the mood and aesthetic of the 1970s.

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Form: The Ada stool is deceptively simple yet well-considered in terms of its materiality and design. There’s an Escher quality to the lines of the piece that makes it feel magical, and the negative space becomes essential. Material: The warmth and gleam of the polished brass is all modern sophistication and purely chic. The gold hue contrasts beautifully with the matte upholstered seat. Feel: Whimsy is a key element in keeping a brand fresh and current in today’s marketplace. Adding a moment of delight is precisely the thing that brings a collection to life. Luxury: Luxury is how something makes you feel—it’s a sensation and a quality tied to personal experience.

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RAISING THE BAR THE PIECE: Fut Side Table THE DESIGNER: Eric Schmitt for Christian Liaigre FIND IT: christian-liaigre.us THE INSPIRATION: Fut’s designer, Eric Schmitt, is a self-taught master of bronze who borrows influence from early modernist decorative artists to create functional works of art.

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Shape: The Fut table feels like more than a table—it sparks the imagination to focus on what isn’t there just as much as what is. It’s almost musical with its drum-like form. There’s simplicity and purity to the piece, but it still manages to intrigue you. Surprise: In today’s market, it’s important for a brand to surprise customers in a way that makes them smile. That said, it’s equally important to be thoughtful in your choices and balance a sense of whimsy with timeless silhouettes and traditional materials. Connection: Buying a piece is personal. I love objects that tell a story. I curate the rooms in my home with pieces that feel special and never buy anything that I’m not in love with. Luxury: Luxury is not something you can define; it’s something you feel.

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FINE PRINT THE PIECE: Cubi 3D Fabric THE DESIGNER: Livio de Simone FIND IT FOR UPHOLSTERY: flairhomecollection.com THE INSPIRATION: The culture, aesthetic and sartorial savvy of Capri has been a constant source of inspiration for the Italian textile designer. For Cubi 3D, the motivation was the colors of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sea and sky.

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Muse: Before my first trip to Capri years ago, I had read about Livio de Simone and was fascinated by his vibrant use of pattern and color. Cubi 3D feels as though you are looking out of a small window on an island by the sea. Color: The way the colors interact here is so simple yet bold. The different tones of blue and green transport the viewer to a place of serenity. It makes me feel calm and nostalgic. Memory: The way the hues of the sea and sky come together in this motif reminds me of my glamorous grandmother in the 1970s wearing a patterned headscarf in a Cadillac convertible. Luxury: Being able to indulge in beauty is luxury.

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HOT SEAT THE PIECE: Double Zero Chair THE DESIGNER: David Adjaye for Moroso FIND IT: morosousa.com THE INSPIRATION: Created as a study in form, Double Zero refers to the primary composition of the two floating circular components of the seat and the back enclosed in a series of metal loops.

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Design: Moroso is great at combining classic lines with updated materials and finishes. The company’s experimentation with scale in their oversize upholstery attracts me to its pieces. Double Zero is at once masculine, sensible, edgy and fluid. Craft: David Adjaye’s architecture challenges traditional concepts of space and form, and this piece echoes that in its unique yet practical silhouette. Collaboration: Partnerships such as these bring a fresh breath of creativity to our competitive industry. Innovation and playfulness often result in a best seller! Luxury: Quality pieces that stand the test of time are considered luxuries.

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Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum Flatware Service An important 225-piece Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum silver flatware service. Many rare pieces are contained in this complete service for 12, including a Saratoga chip server and a delicate berry spoon. Incorporating traditional Baroque shapes with a modern, natural design, Chrysanthemum is among the most highly prized and luxurious of all Tiffany patterns. Marked “TIFFANY & CO/ STERLING.” Circa 1890. Chest: 40”w x 267/8”d x 391/2”h. #30-1603

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Paul Storr Silver Soup Tureen This Regency silver tureen by Paul Storr is a remarkable example of Neoclassical silver by one of England’s most celebrated silversmiths. He is best known for his incomparable craftsmanship and incredible attention to detail, both of which are evident in this exceptional piece. With his legacy of Neoclassical artistry, Paul Storr continues to be one of history’s most important and highly collected artisans. During his time, his work was in high demand by the most affluent members of society, including members of the British Royal Family, and pieces by Storr remain among the most coveted silverware today. Hallmarked London, 1820. 15”w x 101/4”d x 113/8”h. #30-2508

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CRAFTSMANSHIP

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Technology has influenced and affected every industry in design—its ubiquity has forced even the most ardent of purists to adapt in one way or another. But simply adapting is not enough: The survival of today’s leading manufacturers of luxury, bespoke goods has been contingent upon their ability to find an equilibrium between handmade and high-tech. “THE MARK OF THE MAKER” takes a look inside some of the most respected companies in their fields, recognized for their painstakingly intricate building processes and commitment to pre-modern artisanal forms of production.

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SUN VALLEY BRONZE

Our clients are looking for one-of-a-kind products that are designed to last.

Since its inception, Sun Valley Bronze has been characterized by being an innovative and dynamic business with a relentless quality-centric product strategy. The company’s style and design language has continuously evolved over the past two decades to create a leading American-made brand. Sun Valley Bronze’s design studio and manufacturing facility are creative powerhouses, blending time-honored, handcrafted practices with cutting-edge technology. “When the company first started, every pattern was created by hand,” shares Sun Valley Bronze Founder Bob Commons. “Today, we use more state-of-the-art processes, such as 3-D modeling, CNC milling and 3-D printing. These processes are used from design concept throughout manufacturing.” The evolution of an idea to a tangible, beautiful object begins with a sketch. Technology brings the drawing into brilliant, living color with 3-D modeling software. It is then sent to the CNC milling machine to create a prototype, or one of Sun Valley Bronze’s skilled artisans will create a pattern by hand. “Prototypes are field checked for functionality and how the user interacts with the piece,” Commons says. “Fine-tuning of the design generally happens by hand.” An amalgam of human artistry and technological feats, the Sun Valley Bronze brand has become synonymous with beautiful design made to the highest of standards. 1

Q+A WITH SUN V AL L E Y BRONZE FOUN DE RS BOB AND DEBBIE COMMONS How do you choose your materials? What comes first—the materials or design concept? Materials are always integral to the design process. We work primarily in art-grade silicon and white bronze. Our products are sand-cast, which creates a beautiful, authentic and subtle texture on the surface of the material. What are your influences when conceiving a piece of work? The majority of our custom work is driven by architects and designers who want a specific architectural detail to be carried throughout a project. Outside of custom work, our designs are driven by material, ergonomics and process. Have your practices changed to keep up with new technologies? Absolutely. When Sun Valley Bronze first started 20 years ago, all patterns were made in a woodshop by hand. Today, we use 3-D modeling software and CNC milling machines. We also collaborate with Boise State University to realize some of our more complicated designs with 3-D printing technology.

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SAMAD

There are no shortcuts when it comes to quality.

Brothers and business partners David and Malcolm Samad founded their handknotted rug business more than 30 years ago. Steeped in a familial legacy of hard work and strong ethics, the entrepreneurial Samads set out to create the world’s finest decorative rugs. “The foundation of our business is based on our love of beautiful carpets,” David says. “Our late father, Eric Samad, taught us the importance of running our business with integrity and establishing meaningful relationships with our manufacturers and customers alike.” Founded in New York City and now headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the company has expanded globally with offices in England and India. Known for exquisitely blended, hand-carded, handspun wools and silks, Samad’s creative processes date to antiquity—technology, while beneficial, has not been as instrumental in the creation of these meticulously crafted rugs. True to its origins, “made by hand” prevails in this ancient art form. “Essentially, making a hand-knotted rug is exactly the same today as it has been for centuries,” Malcolm says. “What has changed is the technology that allows us to see what a finished rug will look like on a computer screen even before it is woven. Reducing the trial and error factor has allowed us to focus and produce rugs that are fashion forward in both color and design.”

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DESI GN DIALO GU E Expert insight from legendary carpet purveyors David + Malcolm Samad Best in class. “Samad uses the best handspun wools and only the finest handspun silks available,” David says. “We will never compromise on quality. It’s the best or nothing.” Sources of inspiration. “There are no hard and fast rules when creating a rug,” Malcolm asserts. “We start with a concept, which will in turn determine which materials and creative elements we use to enhance the design.” The wow factor. “The most rewarding part of the rug-making process is creating stunning new collections that literally ‘wow’ people,” David says. “Creating groundbreaking designs in unique textures and color palettes sets us apart.”

1. Carpet weaving in Rajasthan, India. 2. Traditional rug-making tools still used today. 3. Small pot dyeing yarn from time-honored recipes.

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Perception Silver-Lilac from the Transcendence Wool & Silk Rug Collection

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We continue to grow as a domestic manufacturer in a climate where the majority of our competition is using overseas production.

I NSI GHTS FRO M HUBBARDTON F ORGE

Hubbardton Forge began life in 1974 in a tiny, drafty barn in Vermont. From the beginning, the ambition was to create beautiful, inspiring, heirloom-quality pieces that would be loved. Today, equipped with more than 200 skilled craftspeople, artisans and trade professionals, Hubbardton Forge is an American classic in the realm of hand-forged lighting. “Authenticity and genuineness is the lifeblood of everything we do, from our designs and the artisans who take pride in their work, to how we treat our employees and our environment,” says Hubbardton Forge Design Director David Kitts. A design-driven company rooted in the ideals of handcraftsmanship and quality materials, Hubbardton Forge draws inspiration from a myriad of people, places and objects, with designers proficient in architecture, jewelry design, engineering and beyond. The common denominator among this blend of artisans is the passion for the forge. “Our primary muse is the steel we forge,” he says. “We are always experimenting with what can be done next with steel and other metals.” Its design process, often the result of the convergence of two paths, is guided by both the marketplace and the imagination. “First, our designs are based on trends, gaps and needs in the marketplace; the second being unique forms, shapes and concepts that may result from a variety of conditions,” Kitts says. “This often results in the beginning of a lighting design, which is then brought into a much more defined development process.”

What should we be looking for in well-made lighting fixtures? A well-made fixture should not be held together by a lot of nuts and bolts or contain many (if any) plastic components or thin-gauged stamped parts. It should have a quality of build that looks good both from a distance and close-up. The finish on the fixture should be durable and have depth. How do you think the craft/artisan community in the U.S. has changed? The increased focus on “made in America” has both been good and bad for the craft/artisan community. It’s become a big marketing tool for many; however, we need to be careful that the authenticity is there. There is a big difference between “made” and “assembled” in America. How have your practices changed to keep up with new technologies? The light source is no longer secondary in the design development process but is now often the driver in the design.

1. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater home, the Planar combines hand-forged planes of steel with LED light guide technology. 2. Metal is heated in the forge to nearly 2,000 degrees F before being bent and shaped by Vermont artisans.

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DACOR

Established in 1948 by Stan Joseph, Dacor was founded upon the premise that innovation must matter. The Joseph family, rooted in a 50-year history in Los Angeles, California, has explored this philosophy in various forms, imposing demanding ambitions on their designers and engineers, as well as onto each other, to attempt stunning, original and technically progressive designs for residential kitchens. Their products, while varied in form and function, all maintain a strong appreciation for the end user. “We ask ourselves, ‘How will this affect the homeowner?’” shares Dacor President Steven Joseph, “ ‘Are we making the cooking experience better? Easier? Simpler?’ It’s not about technology for technology’s sake— it’s about simplifying the cooking process to make the culinary experience accessible to everyone and to empower the individual.”

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When sitting in a design session with a group of people, I think the most magical words are, ‘What if we did this…?’

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HIGH-TECH + HIGH-TOUCH: DEFINING A DACOR CEO CHARLES HUEBNER GIVES INSIGHT INTO THE FAMED LA APPLIANCE FIRM Heritage or innovation? Which speaks more to the ethos of your firm? At Dacor, it’s one in the same. From kitchen ventilation to the indoor grill to the 30" wall oven to the connected iQ oven and range, our legacy of innovation is our heritage.

Are Dacor’s products easily recognizable? Do they share any signature design elements? Yes, I think that there is a definite Dacor look: high technology encased in clean lines and sophisticated styling.

What do you regard as the greatest success of your firm to date? Dacor has introduced product firsts that have revolutionized the kitchen appliance industry. One of their most significant products was the 30" Pure Convection™, Self-cleaning Built-in Wall Oven, released in 1987. It has since become the industry standard.

1. The four bottle WineStation dispenser with patented preservation system, ensuring that each glass is like the first. 2. Founder, Stan Joseph. 3. New Discovery fully integrated refrigeration with deeper interior depth and all-metal interior body construction.

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IF YOU KNOW A TRUFFLE GUY IN FRANCE, YOU’RE A DACOR CHEF. Dacor is built for the world’s most demanding chefs. And you, mon petit chou, are exactly the breed of culinary enthusiast Dacor appliances are designed to please. For three generations, we’ve worked tirelessly to equip the passionate chef with precise, undeniably gorgeous cooking appliances. Complete your dream kitchen with a free Dishwasher, Microwave, Ventilation System or Instant Savings with our Go For GOLD offer, for a limited time. Learn more at www.dacor.com/GoForGold

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BAUSMAN & COMPANY

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Bausman & Company, established in 1971 by Robert Williams and Craig Johnson, began in a small atelier in Southern California. Creating custom, handcrafted, bench-made furniture for designers and dealers attending High Point Market and high-end design firms locally, Bausman & Company has become synonymous with enduring craftsmanship and design integrity. “We have remained successful in providing the highest quality bench-made furniture in the U.S. to customers who deserve and appreciate the best products that their money can buy,” says the company’s president and CEO Craig Johnson. “We prefer to produce tomorrow’s heirlooms by successfully incorporating cutting-edge technology with old-world handmade practices.” Comprising artisans ranging from cabinetmakers to CAD engineers to craftspeople who complete a meticulous finishing process, Bausman & Company maintains a highly skilled team of professionals who average more than 20 years of refining their craft. “Our company’s continuous growth has allowed us to preserve and create jobs for artisans and craftspeople domestically producing products, ranging from one-of-a-kind items to production runs for contract and hospitality projects domestically and internationally,” Johnson says.

We prefer the human touch and the ability to make lastminute enhancements when creative inspirations occur.

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A CONVERSAT ION WI T H BAUSMAN & C OMP ANY CEO CRAIG JOH NS ON From all the pieces in your collection, which is your favorite and why? My favorite piece right now is a reclaimed oak office cabinet designed by our Design Director, Dominique Daniels. It has multidimensional symmetrical and asymmetrical planes inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. I admire the texture and sculptural nuances in the presentation, as well as the hidden storage elements combined with our handcrafted iron hardware and base. Do you have a design process? If so, what is it? We design concepts ranging from modernizing classics to executing specific project requirements from clients to working as a design incubator for local design talent. What legacy do you wish to leave behind? I would like our furniture and the Bausman brand to be highly regarded and valued 100 years from now by multigenerations after we are no longer manufacturing. I hope that they will say: “Bausman really understood the meaning of timeless quality in manufacturing.”

1. #6981 sofa. 2. Bausman & Company President and CEO Craig Johnson. 3. Jupe table #2758Z-D3, zinc base/pewter. 4. Jupe table with mechanism opened.

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Left: #3317 armchair. Center: #7964 Symmetry office cabinet. Right: #6952 chair, Newman Frey cocktail and nesting tables and Dana Creath pendant.

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BALDWIN HARDWARE STEEPED I N H IS T ORY , COMMI TTED TO T H E FUTURE: BALDWIN’ S B E S T PRACTICES Trademarks. Baldwin is known as a finish leader in the industry. Well-defined lines and intricate details are signs of a quality-made piece of hardware.

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An American dream fulfilled, the story of Baldwin Hardware is marked by a tireless work ethic, deft craftsmanship and ingenuity—tenets that remain the lifeblood of the company today. Established in 1946, the architectural hardware manufacturer is best known for its enduring bronze masterpieces. From the moment the material is first handled and worked, each process builds on a seven-decade-long heritage. “We have a robust design process involving many steps along the way,” says PJ Rosch, Baldwin brand manager. The transformation from the abstract to the tangible begins with the Baldwin design team as they sketch hundreds of concepts. The best are then selected for multiple rounds of refinement and market research. “We have many tools at our disposal, including rapid-prototyping and hand-sculpting tools,” she says. “Once in production, our products are handcrafted by an average of 30 people throughout the manufacturing process.” The last rounds of refinement for a Baldwin product are the most critical, as even the most infinitesimal change can alter its form and utility. “It is the last 10 percent of the design that separates us from the competition,” Rosch asserts. “It’s thrilling to see a piece of work come to life.”

Baldwin favorites. The new pocket door lock, with its sophisticated yet contemporary designs, is a new favorite. Guiding principles. Stay true to the design and the time period. Don’t water things down to satisfy the masses; onpurpose designs are what Baldwin values. A company of firsts. In addition to being the first company to forge solid brass door hardware, Baldwin was also the first to offer PVD lifetime finishes.

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LITTMAN BRANDS Immersed in the lighting industry for more than 35 years, David Littman, founder and chairman of esteemed lighting manufacturer Littman Brands, possesses an infectious exuberance for his work and plays an integral part in creating and producing each design to his discerning standards. “Littman Brands companies are positioned toward the high end of the market. We don’t know how (and are not planning) to design inexpensive lighting fixtures,” Littman asserts. “Decorative lighting used to be more of an afterthought, and we’ve invested a lot of resources into educating consumers about how quality lighting enhances architecture for the long-term.” The parent company for three distinct decorative lighting brands—Hudson Valley Lighting, Troy Lighting and Corbett Lighting—Littman Brands honors the beauty of time-honored designs and antiques while incorporating new technology into its timeless pieces. “Across all brands, we are always looking for new and innovative materials to enhance our lighting designs or inspire us to create something unique,” he says. “For example, we incorporated our high-performance LEDs into some of our latest collections, where we actually machined important components (for displacing heat) as part of the exposed decorative fixture.”

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To stay on the cutting-edge of the industry, we’re producing more than 600 new lighting designs per year, including a large push for innovation in the energy-efficient, high-performance LED space.

THREE UNI QU E B RANDS AT THE FORE F RONT OF TECHNOLOGY + DE S I GN Hudson Valley Lighting® Hudson Valley released new collections that use inlaid brass and glass alchemy, an uncommon Italian glass-making technique that creates a rare effect. Artisans inlay strands of brass in molten glass vertically and horizontally while blowing it into shape. The nearly dissolved brass strands remain embedded within, creating bubbles that glow once illuminated.

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Troy Lighting Perhaps the most ambitious of Troy Lighting’s is the Aviation collection, inspired by the streamlined curves of mid-twentieth-century aircraft. This aerodynamic new series evokes vintage airplanes with the modern additions of powerful lighting design, including Mitchel Field, combining highperformance LED technology together with handcrafted and fabricated metalwork. Corbett Lighting Corbett Lighting is best known for its fashionforward, dramatic designs that incorporate beautiful elements, such as natural agate, micro-beaded jewelry chain, crystal drops and fine porcelain. New, sculptural designs combine with organic forms to create one-of-a-kind jewelry for the walls and ceilings.

1. Hudson Valley Lighting’s Coolidge. The magic of brass and alchemy. 2. In the details. Master artisans carefully fabricate intricate steel and brass. 3. Meticulous crafting in every creation results in a finish one can appreciate from any angle.


Coolidge’s hive motif possesses a sense of fluidity and grace. Brass strands fused into the glass create a bubbled effect that glows with warmth once illuminated.

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MARGE CARSON Marge Carson embodies the entrepreneurial, “can-do” paradigm shift that took place during and after WWII in the United States. In the late 1940s, Carson, formerly an interior designer, was continually unsuccessful in her search for fine upholstery—so she decided to make it herself. Today, Marge Carson has grown beyond the individual and into a brand name synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. The bespoke furniture company makes bedroom, dining room, upholstery and occasional furniture, often slightly larger in scale to proportion properly for larger homes or larger spaces. Its methods of handcraftsmanship have been long maintained, from sketching to carving. “We are always evolving with the times,” says Jim LaBarge, owner and CEO of Marge Carson. “However, we will continue to hand carve rather than cast carve or machine carve, because we believe it gives the item an integrity and authenticity not achievable by the other methods.” Upholstery, the basis on which the firm was founded, is a great source of pride for LaBarge. “Fine upholstery starts with fabric, which often has a pattern. There are various complexities to get these patterns to match properly and our fabric cutters and upholsters can either flow match, two-way match or four-way match fabric depending on the shape of the item,” he shares. “We believe our fabric matching capabilities are the finest in the furniture industry.”

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DESIGN-MINDED: A CONVERSATION WITH MARGE CARSON CEO JIM LABARGE How do you choose your materials? Which comes first—the materials or the design? We often design furniture with unique materials, such as stone, shell or metal, in mind. The materials definitely influence our creations, both structurally and aesthetically.

What are your values and ethics when it comes to designing/creating? We design for look and not for cost. A customer is overwhelmed with choices, and so you only have a nanosecond when they look at your product. It either tugs at their heartstrings or they move on.

What part of the design process excites you the most? It is incredibly exciting to see design ideas become sketches, which get refined and then turned into prototypes, which get further refined and are then brought to market and receive “oohs” and “aahs” and then sell for years to delighted customers.

1. Marge Carson living room (GXY43 Galaxy sofa, SNA10-1 Sonoma credenza, LS00 La Scala cocktail table, SNA41 Sonoma lounge chair). 2. Malibu bedroom (MLB11 Malibu panel bed and MLB13 Malibu nightstand).


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The beveled countertop on the island is from Caesarstone; the dining chairs are by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso.

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There’s more to a showpiece kitchen or bathroom than materials and top-of-the-line appliances—though those obviously play a large role. Instead, it’s the details that separate a strictly functional space from one that dazzles owners and guests alike (think: a pretty modern faucet that has sparkling water on tap or a couture-inspired bathroom vanity as multifaceted as a diamond), and you don’t have to go overthe-top to make a statement. Today’s luxury means embracing and celebrating artisanal goods, particularly when they come with a wellworn patina and slight imperfections that serve as charming signs of their makers’ hand. Here, we eschew flashy formality in favor of fancy-free spaces that are big on personality.

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A young homeowner’s Portland kitchen goes from bachelor party to black-tie optional thanks to interior designer Andee Hess’ crisp, modern aesthetic. osmosedesign.com Share your vision for this handsome space. The homeowner wanted to customize the kitchen and existing Neil Kelly lower cabinets and explore working with local artisans, so we played with the extreme facets and angles of the architecture found throughout the interiors to create one-ofa-kind elements, like the bookcase extension attached to the island.

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Favorite thing about this showstopping kitchen? I particularly love the statement-making chandelier. We purchased it from Lobmeyr, a Vienna, Austria-based company that had originally designed the fixture for The Metropolitan Opera in New York over 40 years ago. It’s special and not something you get to see every day.

What makes this a luxury kitchen? Here, it’s all about the thoughtfulness, time and consideration given to each and every one of the incredible details. There’s a lot of complexity here—both in terms of finishes and the engineering required to implement some of the designs. It’s both understated yet impactful.

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The oven in this kitchen is from Lacanche; the countertops are Danby marble from Vermont.

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UNDER THE HOOD This white-on-white kitchen by New York-based interior designer Tamara Eaton gets a serious dose of cool thanks to the custom-fabricated brass hood that takes center stage in the space. The monolithic structure sparkles against its backdrop of pristine white-glazed brick from Waterworks and functions as a nod to the home’s historic origins. “It gives the kitchen a really artistic approach,” says Eaton. “I love that the unlacquered brass finish will slowly change over time and produce a really beautiful patina as it ages, which is fitting as it recalls the brass doorknobs and hinges often found in the older town houses in this neighborhood.” tamaratoday.com

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New York-based woodworker Ariele Alasko recently packed up her studio in Brooklyn for co-working digs in Queens, providing a new home for her fiercely coveted handcrafted kitchen wares—from oversize walnut serving boards to soup spoons and butter knives whittled from ambrosia maple. arielealasko.com

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Put down that bottle of San Pellegrino: For those with a thirst for sparkling water, Grohe’s Blue faucet offers up chilled, bubbly H2O on tap. Using a patented five-stage filter to eliminate impurities—like chlorine, limescale and heavy metal—in the water that is delivered to the home, and an active carbon filter to provide the perfect amount of carbonation, Grohe’s newest technology is seeking to make a dent in the estimated 38 billion water bottles that end up in landfills each year. The result is a dynamic kitchen staple that is a win for environmental enthusiasts and those with discerning palates alike. grohe.com

At the beginning of this year, celebrated appliance company Aga said goodbye to its old oven staples and welcomed a whole new fleet of super-efficient, energy-conscious ranges to its U.S. lineup. One thing that hasn’t changed? The brand’s dedication to quality cooking and good looks. agamarvel.com

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A crisp, black-and-white palette has long been a staple for überchic interiors, but this edgy bathroom by Nashville interior designer Benjamin Vandiver takes the classic color combo to new levels. Thanks to the seemingly random linework on the graphic wallpaper from Kelly Wearstler, the bathroom’s more traditional elements, such as the wood-and-marble vanity and penny-round tile flooring, are cast in a seriously modern light. benjaminvandiver.com

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Interior designer Kelly Hoppen recently teamed up with Australian brand Apaiser to release a new bathroom collection featuring sinuous bathtubs and vanities that take their inspiration from naturally occurring silhouettes in the environment. The Harmony tub shown here, for example, is inspired by the form of a petal from a slowly unfurling lotus flower. With reclaimed marble serving to craft the core of each of Hoppen’s creations, the pieces are then finished by hand to capture an organic feeling that transforms the bath into a spa-like oasis. apaiser.com; kellyhoppen.com

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The concept behind luxury European bathroom company Maison Valentina’s newest freestand vanity is simple: No space in the home (or finger on the hand for that matter) should go without a little bit of sparkle. Here, the Diamond’s high-gloss finish and touches of gold give the piece a multifaceted appeal. maisonvalentina.net

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Handcrafted and embossed with a textured crocodile print from Limoges porcelain, this precious box from L’Objet is a must-have for the bathroom, with plenty of space to stow keepsakes while feeling a bit like one on its own, thanks to its rich 24-karat gold border. l-objet.com

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DINING ROOM ARCHITECT STEVEN HARRIS AND DESIGNER LUCIEN REES ROBERTS CREATE THEIR OWN FLUID SPACE THAT NODS TO ITS HISTORIC LOCALE.

What inspired your seemingly effortless design here? The building’s architect, Morris Lapidus, was inspired by the modernity of Gordon Bunshaft’s Lever House in New York. So, we sought to capture that same sensibility. The interiors are spare, allowing one to defer outside to the beautiful view of the Lapidus-designed French parterre garden and the soft, meandering shape of the pool and cabanas. It is meant to evoke classic modernism with some added warmth. Was the main priority to continue those curvy, outdoor shapes indoors? The amoeba-shaped dining table definitely echoes the soft, curved shapes of the pool and the cabanas, but the shape also serves to create a table that is different from the usual configuration: It can seat one person as comfortably as six. The chairs are favorites of ours because they have the comfort of club chairs yet swivel to allow for talking or taking in the view. How much did natural lighting play into this design? We always approach each project with a careful regard for the natural light and the view. This particular apartment has sweeping views of Miami’s coastline, so that, in combination with a desire for an abundance of daylight, influenced the decision to make the window wall continuous and free of any partitions. Architecture / Steven Harris / Steven Harris Architects LLP / stevenharrisarchitects.com. Chaise Lounge / Milo Baughman / 1stdibs.com. Chandelier / Venini / venini.com. Dining Chairs / Pierre Paulin / 1stdibs.com. Interior Design / Lucien Rees Roberts / Rees Roberts + Partners LLC / reesroberts.com.

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MASTER BEDROOM A STREAM OF NATURAL LIGHT REFLECTS OFF A PALE, SHIMMERY PALETTE IN THIS DREAMY RETREAT FROM DESIGNER VERONICA SOLORZANO.

There is such a softness to this space. Take us through your inspiration. The starting point for the bedroom was the wallpaper. I was with the client selecting furniture for the entire house and we came across this hand-dyed paper and both fell in love with it. It has this wonderful taupe color with subtle silver clouds and threading that is noticeable to the touch. I always like to give people the sense of wanting to touch and feel the textures in a space and I knew right away that this wallcovering needed to be in my client’s bedroom.

What led you to keep the furnishings so feminine? My client inspired the feel of this room, and I sought to create a space to make her feel calm. You always need a mix of different textures to make a space feel warm, so here, I mixed handblown glass lamps featuring silk shades with a bed frame dressed in ivory leather; the rug is made of a silver silk that ties together nicely with the other furnishings and wallcovering. All the materials work so well together because they offer different textures yet remain similar in neutral hues.

You’re very cultured, having grown up in Colombia and studying in Italy. Did your travels influence your design at all? I believe every experience I have had with traveling and experiencing new cultures has influenced me in all the work I do. I love traveling and discovering new designer boutique hotels, and what strikes me most of the time are the beautiful hotel rooms. Throughout many of my designs, I always think, “I need to make this room look and feel like a hotel room!” Soft and peaceful, this space embodies a hotel getaway.

Febo Bed in Ivory Leather, Febo Sofa and Ottoman, all by Antonio Citterio / B&B Italia / luminaire.com. Interior Design / Veronica Solorzano / Verso Design / versodesignmiami.com. Stitched Vertical Wallcovering in Silver / Maya Romanoff / mayaromanoff.com. Tailor 6917 Bed Linens / Flou / flou.com. Venetian Glass Lamps / Donghia / donghia.com. 260 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN

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ENTRY AND BREAKFAST ROOM ENERGETIC COLORS AND FUNCTIONAL FURNISHINGS KEEP PACE WITH A GROWING FAMILY THANKS TO THE WORK OF DESIGNER MIKE STAKE.

What sparked this room’s contemporary aesthetic? The original entry door was located where the artwork now hangs, and there was an awkward counter bar adjacent to it. We wanted to create a proper entry hall in the new design, and in changing the floor plan, it allowed us to generate this breakfast area. To integrate two areas with quite different purposes—entry and casual dining space—so close to one another, the furnishings had to be relatable to one another. In my opinion, modern worked best.

Give us more details on your modern furniture selections. My clients have busy lives, in addition to an expanding family, so they needed an unfussy space, yet they desired color. To answer this, we chose a yellow outdoor velvet for the banquette that easily repels spills. The console is quite a mix unto itself—with the sides and back composed of Starphire glass and the drawers composed of an awesome 3form acrylic material. The mirror is pure craftsmanship, with both the gray-toned and clear mirrors coming together perfectly.

In changing the floor plan, what did you look at first? The terrazzo was one of the first things we chose, as we needed to commonize the flooring amongst all of the other spaces in the home. It’s such a versatile material and very Miami. I’ve used it quite a bit over the years, but this warm gray colorway was the best I’ve seen. I also sought to choose pieces that were well-made yet functional for the size of the space, such as the banquette and table that were custom-designed to provide maximum seating.

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UNDER THE AFFLUENCE To the upscale consumer—the Internet-savvy, seasoned traveler with a pulse on all the latest and greatest—there is almost nothing left that is off-limits. So, what exactly impresses the person who has everything? Driving the cool ride straight off the showroom floor isn’t enough anymore nor is the museum-quality masterpiece over the mantel or the multi-carat sparkler that catches the light just right. Today’s luxury living demands a completely one-of-a-kind experience, so we spoke to 10 of the industry’s most well-respected creatives—from the worlds of automobiles and technology to contemporary art and design—who are used to delivering just that. Find out what’s on their radars now.

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ART

Sotheby’s Cheyenne Westphal has overseen every major contemporary art sale in Europe since 1999 as co-head of the well-respected auction house’s contemporary art team. As such, the German-born dynamo knows a thing or two about what is consistently making it onto collectors’ wish lists. Here, Westphal puts the art industry into picture-perfect focus.

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How have consumers’ art-buying habits changed over the past three to five years? We are seeing more of clients collecting across different categories and eras. Many of today’s collectors are excited by the opportunity to hang a contemporary work alongside an Old Master or Impressionist painting. This is something we will be showcasing ahead of the London sale season with our curated “Masterpieces” exhibition, which will bring together highlights from all our major summer auctions.

What’s hot to collect right now? My advice to those looking to build a collection is to purchase work that you love. This could be paintings or prints by the giants of contemporary art, like Warhol and Richter, or younger artists, such as Jonas Wood and Danh Vô; the important thing is to follow your passion. Best way to display art at home? One of the most thrilling aspects of contemporary art is the multitude of forms it takes: from painting to installation, video to performance. For this reason, it presents new opportunities and challenges when exhibiting at home. Last October, we offered works from Giobatta Meneguzzo’s collection that had hung in his iconic Gio Ponti house. It’s an extraordinary example of what is possible when the disciplines of art and architecture work together.

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Is there a specific genre or time period of art that is in demand currently? The entirety of the contemporary art market is in a very strong place at the moment. Our May Contemporary Evening sale in New York was led by fantastic results for legendary names like Lichtenstein and Rothko, but we also saw new records for many artists working today, including talents like Christopher Wool and Mark Bradford. What is the best international show for art lovers to attend each year? The Venice Biennale opened in May, and I would urge any art lover to visit if they have the opportunity before it closes in late November. There is no better place to discover exciting new work—with the added bonus that it takes place in a stunningly beautiful setting! sothebys.com

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Italian design house Zagato is a legend in the automotive industry, creating exclusive, custom versions of the world’s most soughtafter luxury vehicles for companies like Maserati, Ferrari and Aston Martin and private owners alike. One thing that remains consistent regardless of the emblem or badge on the cars’ hoods is the consumers’ desire for something unique, and according to Zagato CEO Andrea Zagato, design is key. “There’s something compelling about the freedom to explore new and different aesthetic solutions without having to follow mass-market trends,” he says. “Clients are turning to Zagato not only for one-of-a-kind trim and color but for the experience or adventure of making their own car rather than buying something as offered.” zagato.it

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Co-founder of the design-art institution Carpenters Workshop Gallery, entrepreneur Loic Le Gaillard shares his input on the qualities that make lighting, furniture and accessories the ultimate must-haves for today’s well-connected collectors.

Craftsmanship: It’s the most important thing when you’re buying an item at a high price point. Using quality materials like bronze, aluminum and wood factor in here, but it’s the notion of something being crafted by hand that is truly hitting home with our clients. Name recognition: There are some designers who have a cache that can’t be touched. I love Wendell Castle (whose Dark Wish chair is showcased here); he’s amazing, and he’s just peaking now at the age of 82—delivering some of the best pieces of furniture he’s ever worked on. Ingrid Donat is also blowing me away with her pieces in bronze. Limited edition: Design and art fairs are becoming major grounds for elite consumers, with each one looking for something that will differentiate their collections from those of their friends and neighbors. Limited-series runs or one-of-a-kind pieces are the way to do it; people are really responding to our gallery’s ethos. carpentersworkshopgallery.com

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MATERIAL MAGIC Dr. Andrew Dent spends his days culling over the newest modern materials and technologies for his role as vice president of library and materials research for international creative database Material ConneXion. As a result, Dent is on the forefront of the new industrial revolution, touting 3D printing, composite materials and PVD coating as the next big things. Of all the magical items to cross his desk, however, he does have one favorite: “I’m really crazy about something called Willow Glass right now,” he says. “It is thin, hard, flexible glass that can also be rolled up. It is currently being used as a hardtop surface for steels, plastics and painted finishes as a way of creating real glass, scratchresistant surfaces for other materials.” materialconnexion.com

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When travelers are looking to get away, they want to feel like they’re really getting away. While they’re not willing to eschew the comforts of home (think: air conditioning and spa-approved toiletries), their hope is that a trip to a ranch in Montana will come with horseback riding and a menu full of interesting game staples or that a weekend in the Florida Keys will deliver straw-hut bars galore. For Chief Creative Officer Scott Colee, whose luxury boutique hotel management company Noble House’s portfolio includes Gateway Canyons in Colorado and San Diego’s Kona Kai, this change from the all-inclusive packages of yore was easy to foresee. “It’s about giving guests an experience that cannot be duplicated anywhere else,” he says. “So, we work with local artisans during build-out and promote local breweries, wineries and cuisine.” noblehousehotels.com

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The recent release of Apple’s limited-edition, 18-karat gold watch has further highlighted a bit of a departure in the technology industry: It’s not enough to have the latest in digital advancements. Consumers must also feel like they are being presented with choices to help them express their individuality, whether it’s selecting the color of the finish on the back of their phone or picking the perfect fit for their wearable tech. It’s a trend that London-based Vertu has been keen to since it launched its first custom cell phone in 2002. “Consumer choice and the ability to use monograms, special colors or unique materials is commonplace in the luxury industry for valid reason,” says company CEO Massimiliano Pogliani. “It helps underpin the individual style of the buyer, which is paramount.” vertu.com

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For celebrated event planner and entertainer extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck, a successful party is about more than food and flowers (though, if you’re in the throes of planning, he’ll be the first to tell you that a smattering of jewel-colored dahlias works beautifully for fall). Instead, it’s about creating an experience that attendees might never have dreamed of—like when his firm built an open-air chapel on a mountaintop valley in Aspen or completely tented Four Freedoms Park on New York’s Roosevelt Island. Catch up with the maestro’s top picks for an event to remember and start planning your dreamy fall fete now. Most important element of luxury entertaining? Lighting! No other element can transform your party (and your guests) like lighting. When it’s strategically placed, it gives everyone a glow-y boost (and acts like an instant Instagram filter). It should come from three levels: display votives below, taper candles at eye level and a glittering chandelier above. Hottest party trend? Hosts and guests alike are embracing fantastical themes like masquerade parties. When you dress up, you drink more, and when you drink more, you have more fun. Who’s your go-to for luxury tabletop décor? I love what Elad Yifrach has created with L’Objet. He takes my favorite things, like snakes, malachite and even fish scales, and brings them to the table with rich textures and luxurious colors. I also rely on Bellino for linens. What’s on the menu? I prefer serving comfort food or unexpected dishes, but there’s no doubt that fried chicken just tastes better when it’s served on china. Dress code? Yay or nay? Yes. You want your guests to feel comfortable, and nothing makes you feel more out of place than being overdressed or underdressed. Spell it out so people arrive feeling good and ready to have a ball. vanwyck.net

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Diamonds have been the go-to mineral-as-status-symbol since the 1930s, but new pioneers in the jewelry landscape, such as New York-based designer Monique Péan, have been finding inspiration from other rare materials, like fossilized walrus ivory, dinosaur bone and meteorite. The result is a diversified accessories experience that is quickly transforming what consumers think of when they talk about jewelry and what they’re gravitating toward when it’s time to wear it. Have consumers become more interested in manufacturing? I think that people are beginning to realize how important it is to consider how the materials used to create a piece of jewelry were sourced, as well as how it was assembled. We work with artisanal miners and mines that are dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. What is the appeal of the unusual materials you use in designs? Fossilized dinosaur bone is extremely rare, as it has been petrified during the fossilization process; its intricate patterns remind me of abstract art. I think that working with sustainable and natural materials that are simultaneously hard to

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find and beautiful connects with the larger message of protecting our environment and supporting slow design and indigenous art and culture. What other industries are you watching for inspiration? Each year, I take a trip to a new destination to find sustainable materials and partner with local artisans. My recent Seto collection was inspired by Japan and the juxtaposition between the country’s traditional art and the minimalist works of native architect Tadao Ando. I referenced the aerial view of Ando’s simple, graphic shapes against the island’s natural landscape by surrounding painterly patterned agate and lovely tourmalinated quartz with bold structural settings. moniquepean.com

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BY THE YARD Is there anything more luxurious than a smooth Venetian silk? Maybe not, but major advancements in the textile industry are putting the newest crop of fabrics made from acrylic yarns in serious competition. For Donghia Creative Director Chuck Chewning, these lifestyle-friendly category defiers are changing the game. “There’s been a major movement to durability,” he explains. “People want to live comfortably with their children and their animals by their sides, but they don’t want to compromise on aesthetics and good looks. The strides we’ve made in outdoor fabrics in particular have been huge. We’re now able to recreate outdoor velvets and chenille that mimic the look and feel of the real thing so closely it’s incredible.” donghia.com

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ENVIRONMENT Architect Ted Flato, founding principal of San Antonio’s acclaimed design firm Lake Flato, finds inspiration for his firm’s impressive commercial and residential structures from the sites of the projects he undertakes. Here, he shares what his clients are looking for when crafting their high-end homes.

Sustainability: Energy conservation has gotten cool, and our clients are expressing a great deal of enthusiasm for locally sourced materials and craft. We’re now installing smart meters in all of our new builds so that we can monitor the performance of the house for the first year and adjust accordingly.

Outdoor connection: More and more of our clients are expressing interest in homes that provide a strong indoor/ outdoor experience in both urban and rural settings. Not only does it provide extra square footage, which is especially useful for entertaining, but it’s a strong indicator that our appreciation for the environment keeps growing.

Natural materials: While natural materials such as stone, marble and granite are inherently gorgeous, design lovers are also starting to appreciate materials like concrete, which have been overlooked traditionally. So much energy goes into pouring a concrete floor and when you factor in how it’s then ground, you get a real feel for the artisans’ handiwork. It’s an art form. lakeflato.com

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I see this chair as a transitional and timeless piece suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor environments. While it is inspired by classic midcentury modern design, the chair also has more traditional details, such as the fabric patterns and trim.

What are some unique elements of your design?

Peeples Rionda Interiors is a full-service design firm based in Miami and New York City, catering to a diverse international clientele. Its focus is primarily on luxury lifestyle living, whether a main residence, pied-à-terre or vacation home. Robert Rionda, the principal of the firm, designs with a classic yet eclectic and versatile approach to create interiors that are tailored to individual tastes and needs. Whether traditional or contemporary, Rionda interprets the client’s vision in a manner that is unified, timeless and comfortable. Collaborating with KidSanctuary on Take A Seat has not only inspired Rionda and his team to raise money for a significant cause but also creatively influenced further furnishing endeavors. “Most importantly, I am now familiar with the incredible services provided by KidSanctuary,” the designer says. “On a professional level, the event has inspired me to design a small indooroutdoor seating collection.”

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Fabric technology has come a long way in simulating traditionally indoor textures. For the Rio chair we used Perennials, one of my go-tos for stylish and versatile indoor-outdoor fabrics and trims.

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Avi Shoshan Owner and CEO 3415 Bellington Road Las Vegas, Nevada 702.643.5700 panda@panda-windows.com panda-windows.com

AS K T HE EXPE RT Describe the philosophy behind your firm. Panda’s door systems offer a feeling of elegance and luxury that sets any home apart. The contemporary aesthetic increases property values and flexibility in design allows for larger, livable areas. What are the key influences in your work today? An increased awareness about energy efficiency is a key influence. Increased natural ventilation and superior weather performance minimize the home’s carbon footprint and create a safe shelter against the elements. What steps can clients take to make their experiences more personally rewarding? The most important thing is to have a clear goal that you want to achieve. What is the function or social purpose that you have in mind? The objectives need to be clear from the start.

PANDA WINDOWS & DOORS For more than a quarter of a century, Panda Windows & Doors has been designing the best the industry has to offer. When asked to identify the source of the company’s success, Owner and CEO Avi Shoshan points to an expertise in glass wall systems, a concept increasingly popular within the residential market. Using massive sliding panels, the firm creates glass walls that epitomize the combination of form and function, allowing for uninterrupted views while providing the means of moving seamlessly from indoors to out. Aligning with the ever-growing “bring the outdoors in” philosophy, these glass wall systems have become a necessity in today’s luxury homes. “Spaces created for outdoor living and entertaining have become increasingly popular,” says Marketing Director Ximena Rojas. “Homeowners tend to prefer floor plans with large glass doors for a sense of openness and connection to their natural surroundings. Architects often choose large opening solutions that meet the contemporary aesthetic and sustainability goals of their projects.” In facilitating this open-air living, Panda creates products that are inspired by constant innovation. The company is the only of its kind to offer doors reaching heights of up to 20 feet, with hurricane impact ratings from the Florida Building Commission, a key factor in tropical locales like Miami. Exporting globally and customcrafting each door or window to fit the exact specifications of the homeowner, architect, designer or home builder, Panda Windows & Doors provides solutions that fulfill and exceed the wants and needs communicated by the client. “Our products respond to the demands of modern architecture by offering beautiful, durable and functional opening solutions that perform in every climate,” Shoshan says. “We aim to improve human comfort, one door system at a time.”

TOP: In this Belfast residence in Cincinnati, Ohio, an aluminum, wood-clad folding door system was installed. Architecture by Drawing Dept. BOTTOM: In this custom home in Jupiter, Florida, a 90-degree, aluminum-framed lift and slide door system with wood-clad interior was used. Architecture by O’Neil Architect.

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A lift and slide door system with open pockets was installed in this room in Villa Samsara on the Turks and Caicos Islands. Architecture by Ronald A. Shaw.

An unwavering commitment to quality, sustainability and innovation is at the foundation of Panda’s history and continues to dictate the standards by which our product lines are built. –Avi Shoshan

This Purple Haze residence in the Cayman Islands features a contemporary lift and slide door system with a slim profile, maximizing the view. Architecture by John Doak Architecture.

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This Villa Samsara room on the Turks and Caicos Islands features a radius lift and slide door system. Architecture by Ronald A. Shaw.

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INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Leandro Mora Owner and Head Designer 2607 North Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 305.591.7575 lmteam@leandromoradesigns.com leandromoradesigns.com

AS K T HE EXPE RT What are the key influences in your work today? Frank Lloyd Wright’s technique—he started with the construction of a house and worked through the interiors and furniture while maintaining the aesthetic with which he started—has always influenced me. What do you regard as the greatest success in your career to date? The opening of my own showroom in the Wynwood Art District and the launch of my new furniture collection. What is your creative process? What is your favorite part of it? I really enjoy the final stage, when all of the designs come to life and I can see that the product I designed meets or exceeds the client’s expectations. That is what it’s all about.

LEANDRO MORA DESIGNS Leandro Mora, owner and head designer of eponymous firm Leandro Mora Designs, has become known for his client-centric approach to each project. The Miami-based designer focuses on the wants and needs dictated by his clients and their lifestyles, creating interiors that speak to the unique preferences of their homeowners. Mora’s interiors adhere not only to his personal vision as a designer, but also to the goals of their future inhabitants. “My clients and their interests are always my inspiration,” he says. “If my client is a musician, I’m going to take inspiration from the instrument that he or she plays and pay special attention to airflow and the way sound will carry.” Mora, originally from Argentina, got his start in carpentry and expanded his craft to become versed in interior design and architecture. His most recent accomplishment, and perhaps his greatest, is a new furniture line, LMD Fine Furniture, which is manufactured at Mora’s custom carpentry shop in Miami: Coral Gables Custom Design. The bespoke and ready-made collections include dining tables, chairs, beds, dressers, coffee tables, credenzas and nightstands, to name a few. The line will be sold at Mora's new showroom in the Wynwood Art District and other distributors around South Florida. “The furniture line will have a little bit of everything,” he enthuses. “I’m excited about the pieces that I’ve already designed and working with clients to create one-of-a-kind items for their homes.” Mora’s expertise in every area—from carpentry to interior design to architecture to furniture design—makes his clients’ journey to their dream home one that doesn’t need to involve the confusion of multiple firms and conflicting opinions. At Leandro Mora Designs, the client’s opinion is all that matters, whether they are looking for a new bedroom set or new home.

RIGHT: Mora designed the Cindy chair while spending time with his mother-in-law, Cindy, as she underwent chemotherapy treatments. Mora named the piece after her in honor of the hours they spent discussing interior design.

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This turnkey project in Key Biscayne was designed by Mora and renovated by Home Interior Services. Designed to highlight the bay view, the open-space apartment features a white lacquer kitchen constructed by Coral Gables Custom Design. Also featured are Mora's Lima dining table and Cindy chairs.

I want each product—whether a couch, an interior or an entire home—to perfectly suit the person for whom I’ve designed it. –Leandro Mora

The TEK side table, a popular piece in the TEK collection, features a white lacquer walnut finish and chrome detailing. Mora designed the TEK collection to represent the connection that technology brings to us all.

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The TEK credenza mixes walnut, chrome and white lacquer to create a polished, modern finish. The wide floating drawers offer ample storage space to complete a dining or living room. As with all of Mora’s pieces, all elements are customizable.

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LIGHTING

What is your creative process? What is your favorite part of it? It’s important to immerse yourself in the project. I try to treat each project as if it’s the only one. Creative meetings with designers, architects and owners are a crucial part of the process.

Diego Fernandez President and CEO 261 Northwest 23rd Street Miami, Florida 305.571.8079 d@powerhouselighting.com powerhouselighting.com

What are your favorite styles to work on and why? It’s difficult to choose one. This month I’ve worked on a contemporary home on one of the Miami Beach islands and a gorgeous Mediterranean home in Pinecrest. Each presented unique challenges. What would be your dream creative project? More than 90 percent of our projects are already LED, but I would love to work with some of the newer technologies that can control color temperature, hue and saturation.

POWERHOUSE LIGHTING Known for innovative and aesthetic architectural lighting, Powerhouse Lighting has carved a niche in Miami’s residential market, where high design constantly meets expectation. The lighting distributor’s Wynwood showroom, currently expanding to showcase more of the LED product line LEDSparks, offers a robust product selection in contemporary, ultramodern and transitional styles. Additionally, the firm provides expert lighting consultation for residential and commercial projects, collaborating with engineers, architects, interior designers, developers, general contractors, electrical companies and homeowners. President and CEO Diego Fernandez leads the company on a foundation of innovation, constantly encouraging the development of new ideas and bespoke lighting endeavors for each client. “Our philosophy is to provide the latest technologies in lighting and lighting design and the best for each individual and their budget,” he says. “It’s easier to do spectacular things with big money. The real challenge is to do something amazing within a budget. This is why I travel the world to stay updated and know what's out there for my clients.” Fernandez, who is committed to staying at the forefront of technology and design, attends global trade shows, from the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair to Euroluce in Milan to Light + Building in Frankfurt. This extensive research has afforded Fernandez an expertise from which his clients benefit. “I strive to make sure every project is individual. There is nothing I dislike more than cookie-cutter projects,” he says. From luxury condos in Sunny Isles Beach to beach homes in Key Biscayne to private estates in Coral Gables, the firm has completed projects of every variety in locations throughout Miami and beyond.

TOP: Casa Playa in Key Biscayne. Three-level home with LED lighting, inside and out. Juno Aculux and LEDSparks. BOTTOM: Front canopy using trimless wet location 2700K LEDs.

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Juno Aculux recess LEDSparks indirect lighting, private residence in Key Biscayne.

It’s amazing how a home or building can be brought to life by simply illuminating it correctly.

LEDSparks landscape lighting creates a subtle, warm atmosphere.

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–Diego Fernandez

Juno Aculux wall washer and adjustable down lights. Indirect lighting by LEDSparks.

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INTERIOR DESIGNERS

MAGITA ROJAS

It is our mission to create environments that inspire people and contribute to the quality of their lives.

MAGITA DESIGNS 7412 Southwest 48th Street Miami, Florida 305.860.3998 info@magitadesigns.com magitadesigns.com

The residences of Magita Rojas are individually and beautifully designed to reflect the styles and influences of their owners. The Miami-based designer and owner of eponymous firm Magita Designs has successfully carved a niche in South Florida, where impeccable design meets constant expectation. “For my firm, it is all about a team effort when working with our clients,” she says. “We attempt to keep the stress of construction and moving to a minimum by being responsive, warm and down-to-earth.” With a strong track record in working with a myriad of design professionals, Magita Designs adopts a friendly, practical approach for each project while adhering to the overall vision of the client. “Our philosophy is to provide consistent guidance and direction. This allows a seamless transition between the architect, the general contractor and all the vendors,” Rojas says.

What led you to your current profession? A strong yearning to be creative coupled with a keen entrepreneurial spirit. Since childhood I have put on theatrical plays, sketched children's books and designed clothes. It was a creativity that I had to let out in the form of a new career path. Who or what inspires you most? My biggest inspiration growing up was my mother, whom I watched decorate each home we lived in from country to country. She made each house look like we had lived there for years and they were all exquisitely decorated. Is your work easily recognizable? Why or why not? My styles have varied from contemporary tropical, midcentury modern and Art Deco to European modern and traditional. I pride myself on not repeating a look and being exceptionally creative in a multitude of styles.

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What is one thing your clients would be shocked to know about you? I speak four languages: English, Spanish, Swedish and German. I have lived in Beirut, New York, Santiago, Dublin, Isle of Jersey, London, Stockholm, Milan and Miami. I also ride a Heritage Softail® Classic Harley-Davidson. What are your favorite hobbies? Table decorating for the holidays or a party. A tastefully decorated dining table is beautiful and shows that you truly care about your guests. What is your most prized possession? My mind, as with it I am able to create and inspire, communicate and love, give and receive.

2. I have a gorgeous collection of Hermès scarves. They make great wardrobe accessories, and their patterns are so beautiful, I have thought of framing them as artwork. 3. My Georg Jensen ring is a daily reminder that everything in life is a puzzle, and it is a question of finding the right pieces to create a balanced and harmonious life.

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INTERIOR DESIGNERS

OSIRYS MENDEZ + SABRINA VELA

Each client’s individual stories and personality are essential to the development of our designs.

MENDEZ VELA DESIGN 4141 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Suite 203C Miami, Florida 305.759.7752 leon@mendezintl.com mendezvela.com With more than 30 years of combined experience in the interior design industry, designers Osirys Mendez and Sabrina Vela find constant success in achieving the goals of their diverse clientele. Founders and lead designers of Miami-based Mendez Vela Design, the duo has brought its expertise to locations across the U.S., Canada, South and Central America and the Caribbean. Striving to make each final product both timeless and profoundly personal, Mendez and Vela are known for the focus they place on the individual client and the personalized results this focus yields. “We are guided by a passion to create spaces that reflect the personality of our clients and the nature of the location where the project takes place,” Mendez says. “Focusing on these two pillars, and through the use of bold design gestures, we convey the elegance, luxury and functionality that have come to define our award-winning design team.”

What is the soul of your brand? What drives your beliefs? The timeless casual elegance that comes from a combination of devotion to our trade and a passion for anything and everything with style, specifically interior design. This, combined with the personality of our clients, guides our design process from conception to completion. How would you describe the personality of your business? Multicultural, dynamic, elegant, functional and bold. The personality of our business is as unique as our clients. How do you stay abreast of new trends and styles? We visit design events around the world. Having our office in the Miami Design District also places us in close contact with the brands that are consistently defining new trends in the design world.

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What do you like most about your job? We feel blessed to be able to interact with our clients and design team every day to create something beautiful, functional and emotionally meaningful. Managing a project from concept to completion provides a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. What are your favorite hobbies? Traveling, getting to know new places and people, learning from a world that is defined by beauty and coming to understand new cultures and ideas that become an integral part of our lives and designs.

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Experience and Knowledge. A Perfect Combination.

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CLN Group hires the best craftsmen available, with a vast and extended knowledge to get the job done the right way and in a timely manner. It combines customer care experience with years of construction knowledge to create a perfect combination for success in completing client projects. CLN Group takes pride in making the project process as seamless as possible. Services: Pre-Construction Consulting Detailed Cost Analysis Architectural / Engineering Services General Contractor Permitting Process Construction Management New Construction Remodeling / Additions 305.668.6278 路 CLNconstructiongroup.com

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F E R N A N D O WO N G OUTDOOR LIVING DESIGN Palm Beach • Miami Beach • The Hamptons 305.604.0003 • www.fernandowongold.com


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INTERIOR DESIGN / CRISTINA SOUZA AND MONICA SOUZA, AVANT DESIGN GROUP, INC.

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SEA escape A DREAMY PALETTE OF WHITES AND BLUES MIMICS THE OCEAN VIEW AND LENDS A MODERN, REFRESHING VIBE TO A FISHER ISLAND VACATION RETREAT. WRITTEN BY KIMBERLY OLSON / PHOTOGRAPHY BY TROY CAMPBELL

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hen a young Brazilian couple bought a vacation home on Fisher Island, just minutes from mainland Miami by ferry, a longtime dream became reality. “I used to live in Miami, and I always fantasized of having a place on the island,” the wife says. “I’m a beach lover, and it’s especially pretty here. I love that it’s in Miami but it’s not at the same time.” With generous balconies for entertaining, the family’s retreat boasts views of swaying palms, sparkling waters and the city beyond. “It makes me feel like I’m on vacation in the Caribbean,” the wife says. The interior, however, made her feel transported back to 1989, when the building was constructed. “The previous owner kept it very nice, but he never renovated anything, so it was really outdated,” she says. “My husband and I loved the location, but we knew that we had to change everything inside the apartment.” What they really wanted to create was a beach-house aesthetic with a modern vibe, and they brought in designers and sisters Cristina Souza and Monica Souza to lead the way. The couple have three young children, so the first order of business was to squeeze in an extra bedroom. “The master was too big and had lots of closets, which they don’t need because this isn’t their primary home, and the other bedroom was a junior master suite,” says Cristina Souza. With N25 Architecture Co. as architect of record, the two bedrooms were converted and the floor plan was changed to yield three suites. And the kids’ rooms got extra beds to accommodate their friends, as well. “I have a sister living in Miami who has children, and all of my friends who vacation in Miami have kids,” the wife says. “So we have a lot of company sleeping over all the time.”

“THIS APARTMENT IS FOR VACATION, WHEN THE FAMILY SPENDS THE MOST TIME TOGETHER.” -CRISTINA SOUZA

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Additionally, the kitchen, which had been enclosed, was opened up to the great room and the dining area, expanding the views and allowing for more socializing. “We wanted to integrate the kitchen with the dining area, so we repeated the pattern from the kitchen cabinetry onto the dining room ceiling,” Cristina Souza says. Back in Brazil, the couple have a chef and staff, so an open kitchen doesn’t work for them there. “But on vacation, I like to cook for the kids, and everything goes on around that space,” the wife says. “I wanted something easier here, without the structure that we have at home.” Because the couple entertain, a sleek, stylish bar was added in the dining area, with a mirrored wall above that gives the illusion of even more space and helps reflect the island light throughout the living areas. For the color scheme, the homeowners wanted a palette of mostly blue tones to mimic the ocean. “I had a very clear vision in my mind that I wanted something reminiscent of Ralph Lauren—whites and blues,” the wife says. “I love that combination because it’s very beachy. It’s peaceful, and it’s eternal—you never get tired of it.” To that end, the main living spaces are light, bright and joyful, while the bedrooms are more serene, all with walls enveloped in textured grass-cloth wallcoverings. “The living room has white grass cloth, and the girls’ room is light green,” Cristina Souza says. “Then, in the master bedroom, we went a little bit darker with marine blue.” Meanwhile, limestone flooring lends an added gentle beachy touch. The great room—the home’s prime gathering spot— received big sofas and other comfy seating. “The owner asked me to do a living room that she can have adults in, but where she could also have the children together during the day,” Cristina Souza says. “This is for vacation, when the family spends the most time together, so she didn’t want the kids to be isolated in their bedrooms.” Though the homeowner says she wouldn’t choose to put a television in the main living area at home in Brazil, she was willing to break that rule for the family’s getaway. Although the apartment was completely transformed, the homeowners say it will continue to evolve. They intend to acquire more art, for example, but slowly and thoughtfully. “I’m an art lover, lover, lover,” the wife says. Until then, she’s thrilled with the reimagined vacation retreat on her dream island. “Each time I walk in the apartment, I notice more details, and when I look out at the ocean, I feel happy,” she says. “But most importantly, it’s the place that my kids love more than anywhere in the world, and that makes me adore it even more.”

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The dining area has a white-on-white palette that showcases an Alex Katz artwork. The custom dining table is the centerpiece for bamboo chairs from Judith Norman that add to the condoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tropical vibe. The blown-glass chandelier is by Williams-Sonoma Home.

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Personal treasures are on display in the living area on a coffee table from Judith Norman. A white linen sofa from Arravanti Contemporary Interiors and a blue-and-white lamp from the ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; collection establish a sea-inspired palette.

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A Semplice desk from Robicara, wrapped in shagreen, provides an artistic overlook of the living area. Eclectic finds include paintbrushes the wife brought back from a trip to India, and a white carved-marble plate whose floral shape lends a touch of softness to the space.

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The spacious veranda offers views of swaying palm trees and the sea beyond. A large round table with a custom marble top is ideal for outdoor family dining and entertaining. Solid blue and patterned pillows splash color to the neutral rattan chairs from Janus et Cie.

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This page: Marine blue grass-cloth wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries creates a sense of intimacy in the master suite. The bed, by Williams-Sonoma Home, faces the water view, seen through draperies from iDesign Miami. The bedside table and lamp are also by Williams-Sonoma Home. Opposite: The revamped master bathroom reflects the condoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new lighter, brighter aesthetic with a vanity by Restoration Hardware and floors from Opustone. Samuel Heath mirrors are from Waterbox Miami, as is the tub. A Restoration Hardware sconce lights the space.

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“IN THE BEDROOM, WE WENT A BIT DARKER WITH BLUE GRASS CLOTH TO ADD TEXTURE.” -CRISTINA SOUZA

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POINT A MIAMI ARTIST BRINGS THE SIZZLE, FASHION AND FUN OF SOUTH BEACH TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF HER CANVAS. WRITTEN BY BRADLEY NESBITT PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLAUDIO BEIER

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Miami artist Veronica Gunnarsson, below, uses a variety of materials on her canvases, including acrylic, oil, crushed egg shells and glitter. She will unveil a new collection at Onessimo Fine Art in Palm Beach Gardens in September and at Alberto Linero Gallery in Wynwood in October.

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iami. I love where I live—I have never left it,” muses Veronica Gunnarsson. It wouldn’t take five minutes with the artist to discover that truth, as her over-the-top, vibrant pointillism paintings pulsate with the same energy and heat you would expect poolside at the Delano hotel. While Gunnarsson’s pieces exude a sensuality only found in South Beach, there is also a happy, carefree, joie de vivre quality about her art and herself. “I like to transform my pieces into a square of living energy,” she says. “My visuals are hard to miss, with explosions of colors and unconscious gestures.” Drawing inspiration from such creative greats as Jackson Pollock and Oscar de la Renta, the artist fashions couturier-like details on canvas using out-of-the-box media that range from glitter to eggshell clusters, countless dots of stippled plaster and even fluorescent paint resembling the intricate hand-beading of an avant-garde gown. “I want people to interact with it, slide their hand across the canvas and feel the layers and shapes dancing around,” she says. “I like the connection with the viewers and being able to trigger memories for them.” Whether it’s on the canvas or at her home, for Gunnarsson every moment in life is a party worth celebrating. “I live to make people

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happy,” she says. “When I’m entertaining, I like to have new art in my house, so I’m usually painting like a madwoman before people walk through the door. And no one will ever come to a party at my house without getting a welcome drink, usually lychee martinis or spicy jalapeño mojitos.” Gunnarsson’s exuberant philosophy on art and life bleeds off the canvas into everything she does. “Emaotion is my subject matter; I want to make people feel,” she says. “And I want to keep getting my hands dirty for the next however many years, creating beautiful art for everyone to see.”

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ZONE FAMILY AND FRIENDS REIGN SUPREME IN A COMFORTABLY CHIC HOME THAT IS PRIMED FOR ENTERTAINING AND EFFORTLESSLY BLENDS INDOOR-OUTDOOR LIVING. WRITTEN BY TERRI SAPIENZA / PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK JOHNSON

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or interior designer Bea Pila, whose philosophy centers on creating spaces that align with her clients’ lifestyles and inspire use, joining forces with a couple who wanted to build a family-friendly house for entertaining was a dream job. “It was a very fun collaboration,” she says. “The owners envisioned a usable, relaxed home with an emphasis on outdoor spaces. They wanted to enjoy every single room, and that’s the way it should be.” Clients Amparo and Octavio Bravo came across Pila’s work at an open house, and when they met in person, the chemistry was instant. “I love her style, and she really listens,” says Amparo. “Bea is all about making sure the project is more about you than her.” Both remarried with college-age children, the Bravos needed a home that would accommodate their newly combined households and allow them to easily entertain extended family and friends. When they couldn’t find what they were looking for, they decided to build their desired home on a verdant lot they discovered in the exclusive Ponce Davis neighborhood of Miami. “The owners requested a Mediterranean-inspired house without arches or ornamentation,” recalls architect Antonio E. Rodriguez, who devised the plan carried out by builder Jose Garcia. “The lot was narrow, but it lent itself to their vision: a clean and classic two-story, villa-style structure. The result is an elegant and timeless house that looks like it could have been built 200 years ago.”

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Left: Chairs by Caracole and CR Laine get cozy beside the fireplace in the living room; an Ironies chandelier from Jerry Pair offers glamour overhead. Minimal wall space prompted the designer to add color and pattern through the Jaipur rug underfoot. The ottoman is by B.A. Upholstery, and the table is by Artistica. Opposite top: Limited colors and a lack of ornamentation make a traditional Mediterranean villa-style structure decidedly more modern. Ebonized frames on the Marvin windows balance the light faรงade, which features textured stucco by Duenas & Gutierrez Plaster. Opposite bottom: A Theodore Alexander console and stools from Emissary welcome the homeowners and their guests in the entry, where custom doors by Signature Door were stained to match the rich Brazilian walnut flooring.

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The curves of the Caracole table and chairs lend a subtle softness to the dining room, while a C.R. Currin sideboard adds contemporary flair. A single wall of graphic wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries introduces texture and pattern. Shades on the Fine Art Lamps chandelier help maintain the warmth of the space.

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Caracoleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oversize, metal-framed chairs circle a wood-and-glass breakfast table by Noir in the kitchen. The custom-colored floor tiles from Casa Cielo Tile & Mosaic were also used for the outdoor kitchen backsplash. The chandelier is by Visual Comfort & Co.

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A simple yet stately entry leads to a gallery lined with French doors that open to a covered terrace; when weather permits, the doors are left open, connecting the interiors to the lush outdoor spaces, practically doubling the living space. The public rooms on the first floor and the private quarters upstairs overlook an alfresco oasis, complete with a gazebo, outdoor kitchen, separate dining and seating areas, and a pool, all nestled within a landscape designed by Rossembel Gonzalez. Inside and out, Pila worked with the transitional style and neutral palette preferred by the Bravos: Shades of blue and green enliven the white walls and echo the tropical surroundings, while dark-stained interior doors and Brazilian wood floors balance the light envelope and provide richness and warmth. A thoughtful blend of textures, matte finishes, linens and other forgiving fabrics

results in rooms that purposely encourage kicking back and relaxing, with much of the furnishings being obtained through Pila’s Coconut Grove shop, Artistic Lifestyle. “We wanted practical and functional because we want the children to feel as comfortable entertaining their friends as we feel entertaining ours,” says Amparo. The Bravos’ casual style and love of entertaining were the joint inspiration behind the lounge-like living room, where club chairs convene around a fireplace and an antique-mirror-and-glass-enclosed wine cellar is carved out beneath the stairs. “It would have been so easy for this room to have gone in the direction of ‘look but don’t touch,’¤” says Pila, “but I believe if you give a space an activity, people will come.” These days, Bravo family activities often take place in the combined kitchen, breakfast and family room area,

In the classic white kitchen, cabinetry by Viking Kabinets incorporates a custom hood cover and appliance paneling. Natural quartzite countertops, fabricated by Reyes Granite & Marble, are a cool counterpoint to the dark wood island illuminated by Visual Comfort & Co. pendants.

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The family room was designed to complement the adjacent kitchen; together they serve as one large entertaining space. Bamboo-framed chairs by Noir sport a cheery Robert Allen stripe. The sofa is by Eilersen; the coffee table is by Vanguard Furniture. A side table by Global Views has cutouts that keep the vantage point flowing to the kitchen.

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Above: Interior designer Bea Pila married natural textures with durable textiles to create comfortable pet- and family-friendly spaces. Chloe, the ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; beloved Bichon Frise, rests on an area rug by Jaipur. Behind her is a Campinas console by Environment. Left: The owners chose the same dark blue matte labradorite marble for the countertops on the family room bar and in the outdoor kitchen. The designer likens the iridescent stone to a deep pool of water.

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Terraces on the main and second levels overlook the pool, spa and garden, which are surrounded by lush tropical foliage that offers privacy as well as natural beauty. The pool, by Pool Tech of Miami, features a JewelScapes interior finish and glass waterline tile.

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A Mediterranean-inspired gazebo features the same tile found on the interior kitchen floor, visually connecting the inside and outdoors. A built-in banquette has a low profile so the sight line to the garden remains unobstructed; it is joined by a Summer Classics wicker chair. The barstools are by Tommy Bahama through Lexington Home Brands.

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where a classic white kitchen mingles with Mediterranean details: dark wood doors and kitchen island, as well as vibrant blue tile inset in the Crema Marfil marble floor to mimic an area rug (the same tile serves as the outdoor barbecue backsplash). To accommodate her clients’ request for no countertop clutter, Pila designed a wall of built-in kitchen storage, which wraps into the family room to include a floor-to-ceiling wine refrigerator. French doors lead directly to the outdoor kitchen and bar, where the interior color palette, furnishings and finishes continue, creating seamless transitions from inside to outside. The combination of soft whites, dark woods and shades of blue continues upstairs, where the master bedroom spans the entire space above the kitchen and family room. The Bravos originally planned for even larger sleeping quarters, but at Pila’s suggestion, they reduced the size in order to make room for a separate morning kitchen,

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built-in storage and a dressing area; a foyer leads to a pair of closets and master bathroom. A custom wood-framed headboard extends almost 10 feet high, drawing the eye up to the sky blue ceiling and glamorous glass chandelier. Tone-on-tone patterned wallpaper adds subtle texture, while a silk patchwork rug offers color and softness underfoot. Another outdoor terrace overlooks the leafy backyard, and it’s Amparo’s favorite spot in the house. “Even on the second floor, the outside feels like our own little piece of paradise,” she says. “When my husband and I are outside, the kids will come home, sit down, talk and stay. It becomes special family time without us even trying.” And effortless entertaining is exactly what Pila intended. “When I visit, I see all the spaces I created being used and enjoyed in the way I envisioned,” she says. “I can’t tell you how fulfilling and satisfying that is. You know you’ve done something right when people don’t want to leave.”

Pila designed the exterior spaces, such as this dining area, in the same casually elegant way she approached the interiors. Referencing the owners’ affinity for entertaining outdoors, she jokes that it feels as if she used more furniture outside than inside. The dining table, chairs and bench are by Summer Classics.

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A generously sized bedside table by Caracole balances the grand scale of the 10-foot-high headboard, designed by Pila and fabricated by Craft Master Custom Cabinets. Four Hands pendants gracefully dangle from the ceiling; a striking glass chandelier by Cyan Design can be seen in the foreground. 324 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN

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A freestanding tub by Victoria + Albert tucks into a niche in the master bathroom, featuring ample amounts of natural light and views of the garden through a shade from Curtain Call. An upholstered stool by Worlds Away provides a warm contrast to the Calacatta gold marble used throughout the space.

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A second-floor terrace off the master bedroom, which overlooks the verdant backyard and pool, can be used year-round and offers the owners their own private outdoor oasis. Still, it’s a popular hangout spot for the whole family. A custom tabletop rests on a turquoise base from Seasonal Living.

“THE OWNERS ENVISIONED A USABLE, RELAXED HOME WITH AN EMPHASIS ON OUTDOOR SPACES.” –BEA PILA

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TIMELESS precision WITH VINTAGE MACHINERY AND AN ARTISANAL APPROACH TO PRINTING, LUCY LANDSBERG TURNS TO THE 500-YEAR-OLD CRAFT OF LETTERPRESS TO EXPRESS HER CREATIVITY. WRITTEN BY MELISSA JACOBS / PHOTOGRAPHY BY RA-HAUS FOTOGRAFIE

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eacocks roam the grounds. Cuban coffee wafts into the bright orange building from the cafe next door as a slew of tiny pink tutus rush into the adjacent ballet studio. Inside the Lucy Print workshop, “Our Day Will Come” plays tenderly in the background. It’s an ordinary day in Miami and Lucy Landsberg is about to start the letterpress. “Customers often say that it feels like a museum here,” says Landsberg, who owns one of the oldest letterpress machines in America that is still in production—a 1950 Heidelberg Windmill—as well as one from 1967. The selftaught entrepreneur spent a year researching before starting her new venture into this 500-year-old craft. As an accomplished punk/ hard rock drummer and classically trained pianist, it was new territory for Landsberg. “I felt like I stepped into a different world,” she says. “Miami doesn’t have a history in this, so there was no one here to teach me. If something breaks, there’s no one to call.” Instead, she does it herself—from oiling the arms, to changing out the drive belt and all of the mechanical minutiae, which makes every product a challenge and a custom work of art. “Each machine is unique and the settings are completely different,” she says. And weighing in at 3,000 pounds and producing 40 tons of pressure, they’re a force to be reckoned with. Though the vintage letterpresses add a historical quality to her shop, Lucy Print is also seemingly part chemistry lab, as soy and rubberbased inks are found throughout the studio, waiting to be measured on a triple-beam mechanical scale before being mixed. Landsberg uses a production process similar to a windmill—an arm picks up the paper and then sets it down as text or artwork are pressed into the surface. But “this is not like using a half-million-dollar machine that does everything for you,” she says. “You can’t turn on the press and walk away.” Cutting the paper, mixing and manually distributing ink on the rollers, handsetting the dies, edge painting, and foiling lend a handmade quality to her prints. Clients range from wedding planners to ad agencies to highend restaurants; and last year, she produced and installed signage for the Design Miami/ tent and some of their visiting galleries. Hers is a craft that conjures notions of a simpler time and face-to-face, lingering conversations. So rather than look toward trends, Landsberg takes an approach that pays homage to the age-old craft. “My most treasured keepsakes are the wood and lead pieces I have collected over the years from print shops all over the country that have closed their doors as the shop owners retired,” she says. “You have to love what you do, and I like to think that what I’m doing has meaning. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d still be doing letterpress.”

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Lucy Landsberg, of Miami’s Lucy Print letterpress studio, often mixes her own inks using the Pantone Formula Guide to create a host of customized hues. She’s in constant connection with her vintage Heidelberg machines to ensure an artisanal, handcrafted quality to all of her prints. Shown below center is an invitation in progress.

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JOIE VIVRE REIMAGINING A SOUTH FLORIDA HOME GIVES ITS OWNER (AND HER HORSES) A CASUAL, COLORFUL NEW CHAPTER.

WRITTEN BY BRIAN LIBBY / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANTLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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lthough homeowner Carol Cohen has lived in a variety of high-end residences throughout New York and Florida, including the renowned Two Swans Farm in Wellington with its extensive equestrian stables, none of them has felt truly like a home until it has been “Vance-ified,” as she calls it: envisioned from top to bottom by longtime friend and collaborator Vance Burke. She initially met and worked with the Los Angeles-based designer nearly 20 years (and about five projects) ago, and “from that first project to this one, we have just clicked,” she says. “You know when somebody’s really original. That’s Vance for me.” After her husband’s passing, Cohen was ready to downsize but not to walk away from a lifetime of collecting art and furniture or from her love of all things equestrian. So she decided to relocate with her teenage daughter, Rebecca, to the Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club in order to be near her horses. A contemporary house built in the 1990s, with its high ceilings and alluring pool, stood out to her among the Tuscan and Spanish-looking architecture, and Burke’s firm went to work to bring the interiors into the 21st century. “Carol and I have a certain kind of shorthand, having worked together for so long,” Burke says. “What’s unique about the relationship is every single time it’s a completely different look in a different location.” While an array of larger windows and skylights were added to the house to bring in natural light, Cohen and Burke set about selecting furniture and art from her collection. Cohen had saved her belongings from the larger homes and rented a warehouse where everything could be unpacked so that she and Burke could wander through, almost like a personal museum. Although Cohen said she now leans toward contemporary design, she and Burke chose for her new home modern furnishings as well as classic pieces by French furniture designers such as Jean Royere and Felix Agostini. Also added to the mix were a selection of artworks by such masters as Alexander Calder and Claes Oldenburg, and antiquities from China, Egypt and Italy. “When we started editing down, we were able to plug in pieces that not only fit physically but also create a collection that tells a story about her past and is cohesive at the same time,” Burke says. “Yes, it’s eclectic, but there’s an evolution of her sensibility and mine.” Despite the furniture and art’s pedigree, or perhaps in part because of it, the intent was to create a series of intimate, casual spaces for gathering, no matter the situation. “We deflated the formality,” Burke explains. “There’s no sense of trying to create something that is 334 / LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN

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Elsewhere in the living room, Designers Guild chenille, from Osborne & Little in Los Angeles, dresses Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s custom chairs, which boast pillows in Dessin Fournir fabric from Kneedler Fauchère, also in Los Angeles. Treasure Coast Trim put in new sliders to allow in natural light. Janus et Cie furniture sits poolside.

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A circa-1929 Steinway & Sons grand piano awaits its player in the living room beside an artwork by Alexander Calder and floating shelves holding some of the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s antiques. The chandelier by David Weeks Studio is one of several placed in common areas for a unifying modern feel.

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formal and informal. Realistically, everyone wants to feel good whether they’re wearing jeans and by themselves or having a cocktail party with many guests.” Bold textures and colors give the house a subtle sense of youthful exuberance. The first challenge was how to configure an L-shaped living room, which Burke and co-designer Todd Peter made into a number of different seating areas. Near the kitchen and the floor-to-ceiling glass terrace doors, for instance, a quartet of burnt orange Burke-designed custom chairs wraps a custom coffee table upholstered in white cowhide that can double as extra seating. In an adjacent sitting area, a sofa reupholstered in a boldly patterned fabric sits beside a 1929 Steinway & Sons grand piano with a pair of custom-designed club chairs. At the same time, the designers unified these seating areas, as well as the combined and open living, kitchen and dining areas, with modern elements, seen in strikingly angular chandeliers, and with textures. “We like to create

a vocabulary of materials and use it throughout the house in different ways,” Burke explains. “I find it creates a sense of environment.” Distressed white-oak floors from before the redesign were retained and paired with darker kitchen cabinetry in a similar wire-brushed treatment, and the nearby fireplace was clad in chiseled limestone. In the master bedroom, “Carol really wanted a touch of color and softness, which we achieved with a soft shade of celadon,” Peter says. “Overall it’s serene and restful.” A custom bed and an Italian glass chandelier give way to a mirrored chest of drawers and a vintage desk attributed to Fornasetti. “I call it my little jewel,” Cohen says of the house. “I’m as happy in this home as anywhere, and in many ways happier. And people love it. You go in, and you’re transformed. That’s what Vance is able to do. The homes are really comfortable. I can’t ever imagine doing a home without him. Once you’ve been Vance-ified, there’s no turning back.”

Burke’s design is also about textures, seen in the kitchen backsplash from Hagan Flynn in Los Angeles as well as the limestone fireplace. The kitchen countertops are by Caesarstone; the barstools are by A. Rudin and feature a custom wood finish and Edelman Leather hide. The stainless steel of the Sub-Zero refrigerator contrasts with the rift-cut white-oak cabinetry.

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The dining room is anchored by a custom Burke-designed table and chairs. The console is a vintage 1930s Jules Leleu design with a lacquered top by Katsu Hamanaka; it was acquired through Alan Moss in New York and serves as a foil for a painting by Robert Goodnough and a red stool by Murrayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Iron Works. Another David Weeks Studio chandelier further modernizes the space.

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In the study, a custom sofa gets comfortable alongside a 1930s French straw marquetry coffee table with a gilded-bronze base. Above the custom table and chairs is a painting by Claes Oldenburg and a Jean Royere sconce that Burke acquired in Paris. A Calvin Fabrics textile, from Thomas Lavin in Los Angeles, fashions the draperies.

“THE DESIGN IS ECLECTIC, BUT THERE’S AN EVOLUTION OF THE OWNER’S SENSIBILITY AND MINE.” - VANCE BURKE

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Above: In the master bedroom, a custom barrel chair and ottoman in Larsen silk form a cozy spot for repose; behind them is a vintage 1940s French gilded-bronze floor lamp by Raymond Subes. Artworks are by Francisco Zúñiga, Bele Bachem and Robert Henri. Right: The master suite includes a custom bed lined with a Rogers & Goffigon linen-velvet on an overdyed patchwork Turkish kilim rug, with vintage Venini bedside lamps from Donzella in New York. A vintage 1940s chair, also from Donzella, is upholstered with a Donghia fabric and pulls up to an antique desk attributed to Fornasetti. Artworks are by Zúñiga, above the bed, and Claude Venard, above the desk.

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One of the nation’s most sought-after resources for rare and beautiful stones. A leader in the field and an exclusive distributor of Pompeii Quartz, Vetrazzo, Antolini Precious Stones, Quintessa Mosaics and TopZero seamless sinks. Providing superior service with an extensive online inventory and three full-service showrooms in Boynton Beach, Tampa and Naples. umistone.com | 561.413.5196

More than a retail store, Artistic Lifestyle is the creative lab and source of inspiration for award-winning designer, Bea Pila. Discover uniquely curated furnishings including Pila’s own Hide & Seek Collection, where acrylic’s retro flair is revived when combined with organic and artistic elements. bpilabespoke.com | 305.856.7916

ENDURING + EVOLVING STYLE

DRIVEN BY SUPERIOR DESIGN

Currently celebrating 41 years in business, Susan Lachance Interior Design continues to provide its clients with high-quality, uniquely designed residential interiors throughout South Florida. The award-winning team is expert at creating sophisticated interiors while combining comfort and function for projects of every scale.

Brenner Architecture Group, a multifaceted design firm with expertise in all aspects of commercial and residential projects, is driven by superior design, progressive thinking and strong client relationships. Their vision is to turn your ideas and passion into reality.

susanlachance.com | 561.241.3800

brennerarchgroup.com | 561.241.6736

Susan Lachance Interior Design

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PROMOTION

P R O M OT I O NS | PRO D UCTS

INSPIRED LIVING SPACES START WITH INSPIRED DESIGN

EXQUISITE AND CUTTING-EDGE

Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re transforming your entire home or just putting on the final touches, let Sklar Furnishings help you design your space. Not only are they a great contemporary furniture store, but a resource on which to draw as you improve your home environment.

Crystal Tree Carpet & Flooring has been owned by husband-and-wife team Barbara and Arnold Kahn since 1993. They focus on having top design teams to assist clients. Carrying exquisite, cutting-edge merchandise as well as providing competitive pricing for most budgets.

sklarfurnishings.com | 561.829.5208

crystaltreecarpets.com | 561.622.6333

Sklar Furnishings

Crystal Tree Carpet & Flooring

MODERN CUSTOM DOORS Dayoris Doors

LUXURIOUS WOOD CREATIONS RCS WoodCrafters, LLC

RCS WoodCrafters, LLC spans three generations of custom designing, manufacturing, finishing and installing furnishings. RCS is renowned for making the finest handcrafted custom kitchens, nooks, bathrooms, bedrooms, libraries, man caves and media rooms and has extensive experience in the U.S. and the Bahamas. RCS also specializes in custom residential millwork. rcswood.com | 305.836.0120

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Dayoris Doors is a high-end, modern door manufacturer. Dayoris is well known for its Italian, frameless, invisible interior doors. Dayoris beautifully refaces entry doors and elevators, making your condo foyer as well decorated as the rest of your luxury apartment. dayoris.com | 305.572.0707

INSPIRING STONES Puma Marble Company

Puma Marble Company, established in 1969, is now in its second generation of designing baths in slabs of marble, granite and exotic stones. Visit Puma Marbleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s showroom and its knowledgeable designers, who have expertise in stone and design. The company is located outside the Miami Design District.

pumamarble.com | 305.758.6461

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PROMOTION

EXCELLENCE IN AUTOMATION

IMPACT WINDOW AND DOOR SPECIALISTS

ETC

ETC recognizes that there’s no one like you— no family like yours. Understanding what’s most important to you and your lifestyle is the foundation for designing a reliable home technology system that meets your unique needs. Over the past 26 years, ETC has completed more than 3,000 projects in South Florida’s most exclusive communities. Committed to excellence, ETC is there when you need them the most. etc.fm | 561.881.8118

P R O M OT I O NS | PRO D UCTS

Palm Beach Window & Door

DESIGN YOUR DREAM HOME

Palm Beach Window & Door specializes in all aspects of impact windows and doors. With an extensive selection of industry-leading brands, dedicated project managers, trained installers, a 7,000-square-foot showroom and an in-house service department, PBWD is an unparalleled source for luxury home builders.

Margaux Interiors

Margaux Interiors strives to create the home of your dreams. The mother-daughter design team offers a full-service design studio. Creating custom upholstery, case goods, kitchens, bathrooms, window treatments, lighting, fabrics and wallpaper. Also offering a curated, global collection of furniture, accessories and gifts.

palmbeachwindow.com | 561.743.9688

margauxinteriors.com | 305.662.2663

HIGH-END SPANISH AND ITALIAN TILES

KITCHEN DESIGN WITHOUT COMPROMISE

Italgres is a tile manufacturing company and distributor believing that ingenuity and charisma can be designed into any space. Whether in a home or a hotel, a corridor or an outdoor space, Italgres has acquired materials and designs that are unique and exclusive. Its products appeal to those who want exclusive and unique high-quality materials.

Nye Portfolio is a true custom manufacturer of kitchens, baths and specialized millwork, providing possibilities beyond clients’ expectations. Nye Portfolio offers a cuttingedge in-house design team, availability of unique materials and creative finishes. Created locally at its Boca Raton facility.

italgres.com | 305.599.0002

nyeportfolio.com | 561.869.0343

Italgres

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P R O M OT I O NS | PRO D UCTS

NEW DESIGN STUDIO IN WHITE-HOT MIAMI MARKET

GREAT DESIGN THAT DELIGHTS THE SOUL

Daltile, an industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain, glass, metal and natural stone tile products, has opened the doors to a new design studio in Miami. The design studio supports the local architectural and design community by providing a unique singlesource resource for products and services needed to satisfy clientele.

Michael Wolk is one of America’s leading designers of corporate, residential and hospitality interiors, as well as furniture and furnishings collections for many of the country’s most prestigious manufacturers. Michael Wolk is available to work nationwide.

Daltile | Keys Granite

daltile.com | keysgranite.com | 305.477.7363

Michael Wolk Design Associates

EXCLUSIVE WATERWORKS PURVEYOR OF THE PALM BEACHES

wolkdesign.com | 305.576.2898

Miller’s Fine Decorative Hardware

Winner of the 2014 Waterworks Gold Club award. From Vero Beach through the Palm Beaches, Miller’s Hardware is the go-to for decorative plumbing, hardware, tile and lighting. Legendary service and two showrooms have made the Miller’s experience exceptional since 1989. Exclusive purveyor of Waterworks, Fantini, Jesyka and Ammara. millershardware.com | 561.746.4800

LIFE BEYOND EXTRAORDINARY

DETAILS MAKE DESIGN

With a level of luxury unsurpassed in the industry, Parque Towers features high-end designs and six-star amenities rivaling South Florida’s most glamorous beachfront properties. Virtually every detail is customizable and presents the best in innovative architectural solutions, layouts and finishes.

Mendez Vela is an international design firm offering services in design conceptualization and project management. Through the use of bold design gestures, the firm conveys the elegance, luxury and functionality that has come to define its award-winning design team.

parquetowers.com | 305.460.6300

mendezveladesign.com | 305.759.7752

Parque Towers

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KITCHEN, BATH, CLOSET AND INTERIOR DESIGN Village of Merrick Park | 250 Altarra Avenue | Coral Gables, FL 33146 www.pedinimiami.com | 877-263-8963


PROMOTION

Alison Palladino Interior Design

advertiser index ANTIQUES

ARCHITECTS

ASSOCIATIONS

M.S. Rau Antiques 888.268.0798 rauantiques.com

Affiniti Architects 561.750.0445 affinitiarchitects.com

IFDA ifdaflorida.com/takeaseat

APPLIANCES

American Building Engineers 888.576.9207 abeincusa.com

Dacor dacor.com

Ames International Architecture & Interior Design 561.274.6444 | Palm Beach amesint.com

Drimmers Appliances 305.892.8260 | Miami drimmersmiami.com

Brenner Architecture Group 561.241.6736 | Boca Raton brennerarchgroup.com

Miele 800.843.7231 mieleusa.com

Franky & Associates Architect, Inc. 561.338.3309 | Boca Raton frankyarchitect.com

Monark monarkhome.com

Intel Architecture + Energy 561.672.7124 | Boca Raton intelae.com

Rosner’s 561.967.8600 | West Palm Beach rosners.com

YRA Design Inc. 561.493.1500 | West Palm Beach yrainc.com

Sub-Zero Wolf subzero-wolf.com

Thermador thermador.com

ARCHITECTURAL MOLDINGS JP Weaver 818.500.1740 jpweaver.com

BUILDING MATERIALS Roatan Genuine Mahogany roatanmahogany.com

CATERING Thierry’s Catering and Event Design 305.635.6626 | Miami thierrycatering.com

CUSTOM FINISHES

CUSTOM WOODWORKING (continued) Architectural Woodworks & Cabinetry 561.848.8595 | Riviera Beach awcpalmbeach.com Hector & Hector Custom Woodwork 305.629.8864 | Miami hectorandhector.com NYE Portfolio 561.869.0343 | Boca Raton nyeportfolio.com RCS Woodcrafters 305.836.0120 | Hialeah rcswood.com

DECORATIVE PLUMBING ESO Decorative Plumbing 954.973.0020 | Pompano Beach esodecorativeplumbing.com

Policrete 305.552.7026 | Miami policrete.com

Millers Elegant Hardware 561.994.4393 | Boca Raton eleganthardware.com

ART + FRAMING

CUSTOM FIREPLACES

Miller’s Fine Decorative Hardware 561.746.4800 | Jupiter millershardware.com

Canale Diaz Art Center 786.615.2622 | Coral Gables canalediaz.com

Paloform 888.823.8883 paloform.com

Musart Boutique Aventura musartboutique.com

Spark Modern Fires 203.791.2725 sparkfires.com

AmericasMart 800.ATL.MART americasmart.com

Om Fine Art Photography omfineartphotography.com

CUSTOM WOODWORKING

Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) 954.921.7575 | Dania Beach dcota.com

DESIGN CENTERS

1050 Commercial Architectural Woodworking 561.391.3103 | Boca Raton 1050caw.com

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PROMOTION

Hollub Homes

advertiser index DOORS + WINDOWS

DOORS + WINDOWS

Bartels Doors 866.529.5679 | Dania Beach bartelsdoors.com

SIW Windows & Doors 561.274.8283 | Delray Beach siwimpactwindows.com

Dayoris Doors 305.572.0707 | Miramar dayoris.com

Sunex International, Inc. 954.418.2186 | Pompano Beach sunexinternationalinc.com

Fleetwood Windows & Doors 800.736.7363 fleetwoodusa.com/luxe

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FABRICS + WINDOW COVERINGS

FABRICS + WINDOW COVERINGS (continued)

FLOOR COVERINGS

Window Designs by Sonia windowdesignsbysonia.com

Linda Carpet & Tile 305.445.8686 | Miami lindacarpet.com

FINANCING BankUnited 954.632.8562 bankunited.com

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Mimo Flooring Co. 305.351.9197 | Miami mimoflooring.com Rug Evolution, LLC 786.558.4334 | Miami jan-kath.com

Hunter Douglas hunterdouglas.com

California Designs Inc. 561.625.5250 | North Palm Beach californiadesigns.com

Italdoors 800.615.3667 italdoors.net

Duralee 800.275.3872 duralee.com

ABC Carpet & Home 561.279.7777 | Delray Beach abchome.com

LaCantina Doors 888.221.0141 lacantinadoors.com

Electric Shade Company 954.587.7888 | Fort Lauderdale electricshade.net

Antrim Hand-Loomed Carpets & Rugs 866.311.1018 antrimcarpet.com

FLORAL

Lualdi 305.461.5464 | Miami lualdiporte.com

Fabricut 800.999.8200 fabricut.com

Artisan Hardwoods 561.706.8457 | West Palm Beach artisanhardwoods.com

Emilio Robba 305.572.0203 | Coral Gables emiliorobba.com

Mega Windows and Doors 786.615.6844 | Coral Gables megaid.net

GT Italian Design 305.570.6831 | Miami gtitaliandesign.com

C & M Wood Flooring Center 954.428.0590 | Deerfield Beach cmwoodfloors.com

Milgard Windows & Doors 800.MILGARD milgard.com/doorceu

J | Geiger Shading Technology 844.JGEIGER jgeigershading.com

Crystal Tree Carpet & Flooring 561.622.6333 | North Palm Beach crystaltreecarpets.com

Adriana Hoyos Miami adrianahoyos.com

NSI Windows & Doors 561.841.1578 | Riviera Beach nsiwindowsanddoors.com

Oceanview Shades and Drapery 305.442.2628 | Coral Gables oceanviewshades.com

Feizy feizy.com

Arhaus 866.427.4287 arhaus.com

Palm Beach Window & Door 561.743.9688 | Jupiter palmbeachwindow.com

Sunbrella sunbrella.com/metro

Kaymanta Weston kaymanta.com

Armani/Casa 310.358.0901 | Los Angeles armanicasa.com

Panda Windows & Doors 702.643.5700 panda-windows.com

Total Window, Inc. 800.344.4558 | Dania Beach totalwindow.com

Kyle Bunting kylebunting.com

Armani/Casa 305.573.4331 | Miami armanicasa.com

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FLOOR COVERINGS

Samad 888.726.2393 samad.com Tufenkian tufenkiancarpets.com

FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Ames International Architecture

ARCHITECTURE

1050 Commercial Architectural Woodworking

CUSTOM WOODWORKING

Elevating creativity to the sublime.

Leading the industry with innovative, thoughtful, award-winning designs for discerning clientele, and building upon a 27-year legacy of word-of-mouth referrals, Ames International Architecture & Interior Design delivers your dreams and desires in a one-stop shop. The company will create a personal legacy design for you and your family.

With more than 30 years of creating interior architectural design elements, 1050 Commercial Architectural Woodworking turns vision into reality. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collaborating with top designers and expert contractors or working directly with the client, premier service, excellent craftsmanship and only the finest materials are the standard.

203 Dixie Boulevard, Delray Beach, Florida 561.702.6444 | amesint.com

1050 Northwest 1st Avenue, Suite 16, Boca Raton, Florida 561.391.3103 | 1050caw.com

Oceanview Shades and Drapery

FABRICS + WINDOW COVERINGS

Linda Carpet Inc.

FLOOR COVERINGS

Winner of the Chamber of Commerce 2013 Diamond Retail Award and 2014 Best Retail Businesswoman of the Year.

Experience in flooring.

Oceanview Shades and Drapery is the award-winning fashion leader in custom draperies, shades, bedding and upholstery. The company also provides a wide selection of European wallpaper collections. Motorization and home automation solutions are presented at the showroomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique Imagination Bar.

Linda Carpet Inc. offers full service from design through construction. The goal is to provide you with the home you dream of at an exceptional value and within the agreed-upon time frame. The team at Linda Carpet strives to build a relationship that makes the entire process both successful and exciting.

2522 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, Florida 305.442.2628 | oceanviewshades.com

4301 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, Florida 305.445.8686 | lindacarpet.com

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PROMOTION

Luxe Living Realty - Dora Puig

advertiser index FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (continued)

FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (continued)

FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (continued)

FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (continued)

Armani/Casa 212.334.1271 | New York armanicasa.com

Cassina 800.770.3568 cassina.com

Hickory White hickorywhite.com

Maxalto maxalto.it

B. Pila Design 305.856.7916 | Miami bpilabespoke.com

Cassina Miami 305.576.3636 cassinamiami.com

Illimit 786.558.7176 | Miami llim.it

Meridiani 305.573.3636 | Miami meridiani.it

Bausman & Company bausmanandcompany.com

Christian Liaigre christian-liaigre.us

Ironies 510.644.2100 ironies.com

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 800.789.5401 mgbwhome.com

BoConcept 786.766.7616 | Miami boconceptmiami.com

Coconut Grove Gallery & Interiors 305.445.7401 | Miami coconutgrovegallery.com

Jeff Rogow Custom Upholstery 954.979.8854 jeffrogowupholstery.com

Oggetti 305.576.1044 | Miami oggettidesigns.com

Boga Style Home 786.440.5285 | Aventura bogastylehome.com

Curated Kravet curatedkravet.com

Jiun Ho jiunho.com

OLY Studio olystudio.com

Boga Style Home 305.591.2642 | Doral bogastylehome.com

Design Depot 800.880.7154 | Miami designdepotfurniture.com

Leathercraft 800.627.1561 leathercraft-furniture.com

Poltrona Frau 855.768.5931 poltronafrau.com

Boga Style Home 786.542.5545 | Pinecrest bogastylehome.com

Donghia 800.DONGHIA donghia.com

Lee Industries 800.892.7150 furniturebylee.com

Poltrona Frau Miami 305.576.3636 poltronafraumiami.net

Bright Chair 888.524.5997 brightchair.com

Ebanista 800.570.1087 ebanista.com

Lexington Home Brands lexington.com

Porta Forma portaforma.com

Britto Charette 305.640.5005 | Miami

Espacio 305.573.5777 | Miami espacio-miami.com

Lisa Taylor Designs lisataylordesigns.com

Roberto Cavalli Home 954.404.8983 | Dania Beach

Calligaris calligaris.com

Floridian Furniture 305.448.2639 | Miami floridianfurniture.com

Magni Home Collection magnihomecollection.com

Roche Bobois roche-bobois.com

Calligaris 786.709.9605 | Miami miami.calligaris.us

GĂ­ocasa 786.219.2054 | Miami gio-casa.com

Margaux Interiors 305.662.2663 | South Miami margauxinteriors.com

Scala Luxury scalaluxury.com

Carriage House 954.925.2661 | Dania Beach elan4ch.com

Grafton Furniture 305.696.3811 | Miami graftonfurniture.com

Marge Carson margecarson.com

Scan Design 305.944.8080 | North Miami Beach scandesign.com

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advertiser index FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES (continued)

HARDWARE (continued)

HOME BUILDERS + REMODELERS (continued)

HOTELS

Sklar Furnishings 561.829.5208 | Boca Raton sklarfurnishings.com

Ashley Norton Architectural Hardware 800.393.1097 ashleynorton.com

Hobgood Construction, Inc. 561.691.9686 hobgoodconstruction.com

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa 800.328.0170 | Manalapan eaupalmbeach.com

Skram Furniture Company 336.222.6622 | Burlington skramfurniture.com

Baldwin Hardware baldwinhardware.com

Hollub Homes 305.665.4275 hollubhomes.com

St. Regis Bal Harbour 305.993.3300 | Bal Harbour stregisbalharbour.com

Turri turri.it

Rocky Mountain Hardware rockymountainhardware.com

Mackle Construction Co. 305.665.8804 | South Miami mackleconstruction.com

Visionnaire Miami 305.998.9500 | Miami visionnairemiami.com

Sun Valley Bronze 866.788.3631 sunvalleybronze.com

National Custom Homes 561.988.1267 nationalcustomhomes.net

B. Pila Design Interiors 305.856.7916 | Miami bpiladesign.com

PB Built 561.575.0664 | Jupiter pb-built.com

Brown’s Interior Design 561.368.2703 | Boca Raton brownsinteriors.com

INTERIOR DESIGN SHOWROOMS

GALLERIES

HOME AUTOMATION

Addison Gallery 561.278.5700 | Delray Beach addisongallery.com

Crestron crestron.com/homeautomation

Puzzitiello Builders, LLC 561.939.4852 | West Palm Beach puzzitiello.com

Design Resource Center 561.997.0040 | Boca Raton dresourcecenter.com

The Americas Collection 305.446.5578 | Coral Gables americascollection.com

Environmental Technology Control 561.881.8118 | West Palm Beach etc.fm

Robelen Hanna Homes 561.482.9999 robelenluxuryhomes.com

HoneyBee Designz 561.672.1439 honeybeedesignz.com

Blue Gallery Contemporary Art 561.265.0020 | Delray Beach bluefineart.com

Genesis Automation, Inc. 954.316.2450 | Fort Lauderdale genesisautomationinc.com

Seaspray Group Palm Beach seaspraygroup.com

Blue Gallery Contemporary Art 954.764.6044 | Fort Lauderdale bluefineart.com Wally Findlay Galleries 561.655.2090 | Palm Beach wallyfindlay.com

HARDWARE Antique Drapery Rod Company 214.653.1733 | Dallas antiquedraperyrod.com

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HOME BUILDERS + REMODELERS Cannatelli Builders Inc. 954.977.2775 | Pompano Beach cannatellibuilders.com CLN Group 305.668.6278 clnconstructiongroup.com Cudmore Builders 561.995.8989 cudmorebuilders.com

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Slate Construction Services 305.877.0947 | Miami slate-cs.com

Allison Paladino Interior Design 561.741.0165 apinteriors.com

Southern Estates Signature Homes 954.306.9006 | Fort Lauderdale southernestateshomes.com

B. Pila Design Interiors 305.856.7916 | Miami bpiladesign.com

HOME THEATER DESIGN Genesis Automation, Inc. 954.316.2450 | Fort Lauderdale genesisautomationinc.com

Brown’s Interior Design 561.368.2703 | Boca Raton brownsinteriors.com Brown’s Interior Design 561.744.1116 | Jupiter brownsinteriors.com

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PROMOTION

Lualdi

advertiser index INTERIOR DESIGNERS

(continued)

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

(continued)

KITCHEN + BATH (continued)

KITCHEN + BATH (continued)

Corners Interior Design 305.773.8658 cornersinteriors.com

Perla Lichi 954.726.0899 | Coral Springs perlalichi.com

Eggersmann USA 800.276.1239 eggersmannusa.com

Neff of Fort Lauderdale 954.929.5678 | Dania Beach neffluxurykitchens.com

David Font Design 954.283.8839 davidfontdesign.com

Sarah Z Designs 305.906.5500 | Aventura sarahzdesigns.com

ESO Decorative Plumbing 954.973.0020 | Pompano Beach esodecorativeplumbing.com

Newport Brass 949.417.5207 newportbrass.com

Leandro Mora Designs 305.591.7575 | Miami leandromoradesigns.com

Sheryl Bleustein Interiors 954.445.0897 sherylbleusteininteriors.com

FRANKE frankeksd.com

Pedini Miami 877.263.8963 | Coral Gables pedinimiami.com

Leighton Design Group 855.805.0597 | Delray Beach leightondesign.com

Susan Lachance Interior Design 561.241.3800 susanlachance.com

Hausscape 305.573.0169 | Miami hausscape.com

Poggenpohl poggenpohl.com

Magita Designs 305.860.3998 | Miami magitadesigns.com

Suzanne Lovell Inc. suzannelovellinc.com/explore

Home Design Center of Florida 954.667.0002 | Fort Lauderdale homedesigncenterflorida.com

Ronbow ronbow.eu

ITALKRAFT 305.406.1301 | Miami italkraft.com

Scavolini 305.441.0692 | Coral Gables miami.scavolinistore.net

Maite Granda 305.764.5569 | Miami maitegranda.com

JEWELRY

Mendez Vela Design 305.759.7752 | Miami mendezvela.com

Hamilton Jewelers 561.659.6788 | Palm Beach hamiltonjewelers.com

J. Tribble Collection 888.652.6116 jtribble.com

Siematic @ DCOTA 954.923.3244 siematic-dcota.com

Michael Wolk Design 305.576.2898 | Miami wolkdesign.com

Hamilton Jewelers 561.775.3600 | Palm Beach Gardens hamiltonjewelers.com

Kitchen and Bath Galleria 954.495.0914 | Fort Lauderdale

Snaidero USA 877.762.4337 snaidero-usa.com

The Kitchen Strand 772.546.1306 kitchenstrand.us

THG Paris thgusa.com

Nancy Corzine nancycorzine.com

KITCHEN + BATH

P&H Interiors 954.341.7335 pnhinteriors.com

Brizo brizo.com

Metro Door Aventura 844.315.3667 | Aventura metrodooraventura.com

Unica Kitchens unicakitchens.com

Panache Designs 954.979.8874 | Pompano Beach panachedesignsinc.com

Clive Christian clivechristianinteriors.com

Metro Door Brickell 844.315.3667 | Miami metrodoorbrickell.com

Veneta Cucine 305.949.5223 | North Miami Beach venetacucine.us

Peeples Rionda Interiors 305.438.1330 peeplesrionda.com

Downsview Kitchens 954.927.1100 | Dania Beach downsviewofdania.com

Mia Cucina 305.792.9494 | Aventura miacucina.com

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advertiser index LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

LIGHTING

David Font Design 954.283.8839 davidfontdesign.com

Hubbardton Forge 800.826.4766 hubbardtonforge.com

Lewis Aqüi Landscape + Architectural Design, LLC 305.661.1855 | Miami lewisaqui.com

Jonathan Browning 415.401.9999 jonathanbrowning.com

LANDSCAPING

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L’Excellence 305.573.6100 | Miami lexcellence.com

LUXURY BEDDING

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OUTDOOR LIVING (continued)

Tribute Goods Fine Linens tributegoods.com

Pride Family Brands pridefamilybrands.com

MOVING + STORAGE Confimove 866.266.8464 confimove.com

Teak Warehouse 800.343.7707 | 866.937.8325 teakwarehouse.com Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living tbfurniture.com

Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design 305.604.0003 | Miami Beach fernandowongold.com

Lighting Paradise 866.362.6928 | Coral Gables lightingparadise.com

Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design 561.515.0213 | Palm Beach fernandowongold.com

Littman Brands littmanbrands.com

California Closets 866.488.2727 californiaclosets.com

Lunatika 305.860.9062 | Miami lunatika.com

Closet Factory 305.969.8470 | Miami closetfactory.com

Berkana USA 305.705.4257 | North Miami Beach berkana-usa.com

Lunatika 305.534.8585 | Miami Beach lunatika.com

The Container Store 855.827.5623 containerstore.com/tcsclosets

One Stop Pools & Construction 305.898.2267 oscpools.com

Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights 504.522.9485 bevolo.com

Pego Lamps 305.663.7346 | Miami pegolamps.com

Poliform 888.POLIFORM poliformusa.com

Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas 954.755.4402 | Deerfield Beach vankirkpools.com

Capitol Lighting 1800lighting.com

Powerhouse Lighting 305.571.8079 | Miami powerhouselighting.com

OUTDOOR LIVING

REAL ESTATE

Cross Design Group 561.776.0725 | Palm Beach Gardens crossdesigngroup.com

The Urban Electric Co. 843.723.8140 urbanelectricco.com

Carls Patio Design 754.223.3553 | Fort Lauderdale carlspatiodesign.com

Auberge Beach Residences & Spa 954.543.5560 | Fort Lauderdale aubergebeach.com

McKinnon and Harris mckinnonharris.com

Iris on the Bay 786.693.9669 | Miami Beach irisonthebay.com

Outdoor Living 561.310.6081 outdoorfl.com

Luxe Living Realty - Dora Puig 305.613.2118 dorapuig.com

LIGHTING

Day One Lighting, LLC 561.318.5424 | West Palm Beach dayonelighting.com The Gallery Lighting 786.534.5119 | Miami

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LUXURY BEDDING Scandia Home scandiahome.com

ORGANIZATIONAL SOLUTIONS

PAINT Farrow & Ball farrow-ball.com

POOL BUILDERS

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PROMOTION

Susan Lachance Interior Design

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STONE + TILE

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Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection luxuryportfolio.com

Antolini Luigi antoliniprecioustone.com

Marble of the World 305.592.8850 | Miami marbleoftheworld.com

Ultimate Mosaic 239.931.4649 | Fort Myers ultimatemosaic.com

Oasis Park Square 305.594.7128 | Doral oasisparksquare.com

BR Stone Company 954.984.7007 | Pompano Beach brstonemarbleandgranite.com

Marmol 888.627.6659 | Miami marmol.com

UMI 561.413.5196 | Boynton Beach umistone.com

Parque Towers 305.692.8500 | Sunny Isles Beach parquetowers.com

Caesarstone caesarstoneus.com

NaturaliStone 305.751.9929 | Miami naturalistone.com

Valencia Coverings 305.759.7559 | Miami valenciacoverings.com

Premier Estate Properties premierestateproperties.com

Cambria cambriausa.com

Nature of Marble 561.272.0203 natureofmarble.com

Susan Rindley Worldwide Real Estate 954.294.5686 susanrindley.com

Compac compac.us

Neolith neolith.com

Environmental Technology Control 561.881.8118 | West Palm Beach etc.fm

Tower 155 786.522.3695 | Boca Raton tower155.com

Crossville 931.456.3136 crossvilleinc.com

Omicron Granite 954.942.2525 omicrongranite.net

Spectrum Technology Integrators 561.798.7010 spectrumfla.com

Dekton dekton.com

Paris Ceramics 888.845.3487 parisceramicsusa.com

Eldorado Stone 800.925.1491 eldoradostone.com

Prosein Design Center 305.677.3765 | Doral prosein.com

Italgres 305.599.0002 | Miami italgres.com

Puma Marble Company 305.758.6461 | Miami pumamarble.com

Istueta Roofing 305.671.9175 | Miami istuetaroofing.com

Just Tile & Marble 561.272.4900 justtilenmarble.com

Santa Rosa Marble 305.591.3744 | Doral santarosamarble.com

STAIR DESIGNERS

Keys Granite / A Daltile Company 305.477.7363 keysgranite.com

Stonica 305.501.0381 | Doral stonica.com/luxe

Lapicida 212.360.8000 lapicida.com/us

TodoKitchens 786.261.6294 | Doral todokitchens.com

RETAIL The Village at Gulfstream Park 954.378.0900 | Hallandale Beach thevillageatgulfstreampark.com

ROOFING

Paoliniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Railings, Tread and Staircases 786.536.4350 | Miami paolinitrade.com

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TECHNOLOGY

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gatherings

PROMOTION

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN STILLMAN

CELEBRATING CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE

Luxe Interiors + Design proudly joined Christian Liaigre at its Miami showroom to celebrate the launch of Liaigre 12 Projects, a large-format book showcasing the designerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extraordinary talent. In this new volume, Liaigre brings us inside a dozen of his most recent creations, from New York and California to the Caribbean, Athens, London and South Korea. Attendees included Christian Liaigre CEO Thais Roda, as well as industry leaders Alejandro Barrios Carrero, Alisa Block, Jennifer Ghersi, Robert Rionda, Elaine Bettio and George Lopez-Taylor.

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MADE IN ITALY

ITALIAN KITCHENS INTERIOR DOORS | CLOSETS | BATHS

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PROMOTION

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN STILLMAN

DALTILE/KEYSGRANITE DESIGN STUDIO

On May 7, Daltile and KeysGranite held a grand opening of their new Miami design studio. The 4,600-square-foot, two-story facility is complete with a tile library, private work spaces and a stone and slab yard. In attendance were Daltile/KeysGranite dignitaries and more than 100 local design professionals.

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Come and visit our new inspiring showroom at 275 NE 59th St Miami, FL 33137

ULTIMATE FLOOR & WALL COVERINGS

Phone: 305-759-7559 Fax: 305-759-4513 www.valenciacoverings.com


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INSPIRATION FOUND

SUBTLE

“SIMPLICITY,” LEONARDO DA VINCI ONCE PROFESSED, “IS THE ULTIMATE FORM OF SOPHISTICATION.” ECHOING THIS SENTIMENT, COCO CHANEL CREDITED THAT SAME EFFORTLESS FEATURE AS “THE KEYNOTE OF ALL TRUE ELEGANCE,” WHILE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HAS STATED THAT, “SIMPLICITY AND REPOSE ARE THE QUALITIES THAT MEASURE THE TRUE VALUE OF ANY WORK OF ART.” WE FOLLOW SUIT THIS SEASON WITH A MIX OF DELICATE SILHOUETTES AND SOFT, REFRAINED PALETTES THAT LEAVE A TOUCH OF LUXURY IN THEIR WAKES. Clockwise from top left: Watercolor Washi 3592 in Dream Pop Grey / Price available upon request / phillipjeffries.com. Pieces from the “What is Luxury?” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum through September 27 / vam.ac.uk. Link Porcelain Quad-Light / $8,000 / apparatusstudio.com. A vignette from a home in San Francisco designed by Nicole Hollis / nicolehollis.com. Circus Pouf Large Blush Velour / $890 / normann-copenhagen.com. Spinning Top Simple Curve Pendant / $4,900 / yaelsonia.com. Small Ring Bag in Chalk Smooth Calfskin / Price available upon request / celine.com. Box Sofa by De La Espada / $8,065 / autoban212.com. Tapa Cereal Bowl and Alchimie Charger by Fortuny / $370 (set of 4) and $200 / l-objet.com. Detail from the facade of the Stadthalle Chemnitz in Germany designed by architect Rudolf White and artist Hubert Schiefelbein / stadthalle-chemnitz.de.

WATERCOLOR WASHI WALLCOVERING PHOTO: COURTESY PHILLIP JEFFRIES. LIGHT PENDANT PHOTO: JOSEPH DELEO.

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