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ARCHITECTURALLY SPEAKING Influenced by Paul Rudolph’s legacy, these Sarasota architects are propelling design in the region.
TREND Items inspired by icons of design are worthy of the legends themselves.
NOTEWORTHY What everyone is buzzing about in Southwest Florida.
INSPIRATION FOUND On the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus design, we take a look at the movement’s lasting impact.
ART & SOUL Thanks to an innovative renovation, a Sarasota condo is transformed into an art-filled and elegant residence. Written by Mary Jo Bowling / Photography by Joshua McHugh
STATE OF SERENITY Drawing from its coastal surroundings, a design team creates a serene tropical estate in Naples. Written by Tate Gunnerson / Photography by Brantley Photography / Styling by Andrea McDonnell
LIVING COLOR Textiles come alive in bright hues and lively patterns at the hands of artisan Charlotte Osterman. Written by Monique McIntosh / Photography by Edward Linsmier
SOUTHERN COMFORT A designer mixes colors and motifs to fashion a playful Naples retreat. Written by Jennifer Sergent / Photography by David A. Land/ Otto
PRODUCED BY HEATHER CARNEY AND OLIVIA LAMBERT
ON THE COVER: Art by Christopher Le Brun from New York’s Albertz Benda gallery inspired the interiors of this Sarasota home by designer Ellen Hanson. Page 76 010 / LUXESOURCE.COM
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“When you have a meaningful connection to place, it stays with you.” I grew up in New York but had the pleasure of living in Sarasota for a short time when I was a teen. We closed up our house, left the cold and sleet, and settled for nearly a year in a beautiful cottage-like place on Longboat Key, steps away from the powder white sand beaches. I loved every minute of it...the natural habitat, the modernist architecture, the circus! When you have a meaningful connection to place, it stays with you. That’s why I am particularly delighted to share this special edition of Luxe Interiors + Design, focused on the people, places and happenings that make architecture and design in Southwest Florida distinct. We also take you inside some spectacular homes—from an island-style abode inspired by its natural landscape to a waterside condo built for art collectors and a charming residence designed in Old Florida vernacular on the outside with punchy hues and lively patterns inside. Enjoy this special Naples/Sarasota edition!
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DESIGN NEWS OUR CHEAT SHEET TO ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN NAPLES AND SARASOTA THIS SEASON. WRITTEN BY LORI CAPULLO
It was a visit to The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1994 that inspired Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave to design fashion collections made entirely of paper. The more than 90 life-size trompe l’oeil costumes, meticulously patterned and hand-painted before being painstakingly snipped, scrunched, ironed, folded and sewn into glorious garments bespeaking the styles of the era that each represents, are inspired by European works of art and international fashion collections. An abbreviated lesson in the history of fashion from the past five centuries, the exhibit’s fiber-based finery recreates the elaborate dresses worn by historical figures such as Elizabeth I and Marie Antoinette as well as the designs of couturiers Christian Dior and Coco Chanel. Part of a nationwide tour, “Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper” will be on display at Artis-Naples, The Baker Museum, February 2 through May 5. artisnaples.org
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What began as a 200-square-foot boutique offering antiques and accessories inside Chesterdales is today the full-scale design showroom Patina Collection. Guests roam amongst bowls and votives carved from glittering minerals and crystals, hand-forged iron lanterns, leather chandeliers and European antiques. Owner Karen Abell and partner Kaylie Posner share their thoughts on the local design scene. patinacollection.com
2the INSIDERS SEAN AND MELISSA STEVENSON
Favorite design and antiques shops: MS: In the Naples Design District, we always walk through Treasure Island, which has booths carrying everything from Old Florida antiques to original art by lesser-known artists—and lithographs from artists like Henri Matisse and Salvador Dalí—as well as midcentury modern furniture. We also love Chesterdales, which has a similar consignment-booth set-up but showcases more cottagey and classic styles.
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Best local place to unwind: MS: We really enjoy the gastropub Bar Tulia on Fifth Avenue South. It was the first place in town serving craft cocktails at a truly artisanal level. The food is so good too. Local spots visitors should check out: SS: I recommend our Third Street South Farmer’s Market. It’s a great way to start off a Saturday morning with fresh local coffee and food while getting to walk through one of the prettiest areas in town. Artists on your radar: MS: Kaity Brawley is an amazing art photographer in the area. We also really like Anna Nuñez, a local artist who does everything from branding and home prints to making jewelry.
THE INSIDERS PHOTOS: KAITY BRAWLEY. TALKING SHOP PHOTO: MICHAEL OWEN .
Sean and Melissa Stevenson discovered their floral design studio—at the time, an abandoned building in their own Naples neighborhood—while out walking their dogs. They decided to renovate the space, and today, it’s home to Kaleidoscope Floral, where services range from event design to “everyday floral deliveries” inspired by Dutch still-life paintings. “It’s a natural, free-flowing and organic style of arranging that gives the look of being picked straight from the garden,” says Melissa. Exploring Naples has yielded the couple many treasures in addition to their studio. Here, they share a few of their favorites. kaleidoscopefloral.com
Describe Patina Collection’s design sensibility. In Naples, there seems to be an abundance of ultratraditional and ultra-contemporary interiors and not a lot in between. Our aesthetic blurs the line. We’re not afraid to pair a Lucite table with a French daybed or a modern brass-and-glass chandelier with a century-old Spanish trestle dining table. What’s on the floor? We source brands exclusive to us to keep our collection unique, and also so the Naples market isn’t inundated with the same looks and products. We really enjoy Verona Prive Maison, which sources its quartz onyx from an old mine in Mexico; V Rugs, a textile brand that fabricates custom pillow styles, and our Private Label upholstery collection. Tell us about The Collective in the Naples Design District. It’s a one-stop destination where customers will be able to shop individual stores for decor, home-related products and services, and relax with a coffee or a glass of wine while visiting. AXIOM Fine Art Consulting, Casa Italia, and of course Patina Collection are among those who have signed on.
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LUXE ASKED THREE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS HOW CLIMATE CHANGE HAS AFFECTED THEIR PROFESSIONAL PROCESS. A. Gail Boorman: “Environmental controls are driving many of the regulation changes affecting our landscaping work. Pollution-control measures must be woven seamlessly into the physical design as naturally as possible to maintain aesthetics. Building codes are more stringent and impact all exterior structures, including garden accoutrements. In a coastal area like Southwest Florida, the concepts of climate change and rising sea levels are gaining legitimacy.” Dane Spencer: “Nonindigenous plants require more water, fertilizer, care and maintenance to keep them looking good. Now we need to consider the ramifications of altering 026 / LUXESOURCE.COM
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Boorman, Naples; Dane Spencer, Sarasota; W. Christian Busk, Naples.
our native environment. It will take everyone doing their part, keeping it at the forefront of our minds. When considering aesthetic choices, for example, we might ask: How far did that Bismarck palm have to travel to get here?” W. Christian Busk: “In the past 10 years we’ve seen a multitude of changes. Our owners are using better-quality hardscape outdoor materials for time-worn resistance. We see an increase in the use of trellis and shade structures. We are also proposing outdoor rooms to extend interior functions outside, with additional roll-down shutters, screens and hurricane protection measures being incorporated in those areas.”
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Clive Daniel Home (2777 Tamiami Trail N., Naples) is the only place in Naples where you can now purchase the full line of furnishings and lighting by award-winning furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Among the newest offerings at Soft Square (3078 Tamiami Trail N., Naples) is the latest line from Herman Miller, including the Eames Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames. And at Modshop in the Miromar Design Center (10800 Corkscrew Road, Estero), a selection of designs that debuted at High Point Market this fall—among them, gorgeous taffy-toned and color-blocked credenzas (shown) with Miami-inspired monikers like the Eden Rock and the Shoreclub, plus sofas, side tables and dressers—are now available and, in many cases, customizable.
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I’m striving to provide a platform for artists whose work addresses our social condition, whether through uncovering a fraught history or offering a critical commentary on an important current issue. I also want to work with artists who in the past have been typically under-recognized by major institutions and museums, as well as artists from diverse backgrounds.”
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Illustrator John Pirman (top, left) works in his studio in his Sarasota home (top, right). His drawings showcase the surrounding environment, as seen in Lido Beach (above) and Lido Dorset (center), featuring a part of the beachfront rental. A fundraising poster (right) for the Sarasota Architectural Foundation celebrates work by architect Paul Rudolph.
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John Pirman only has to look outside the windows of his Sarasota home studio to glean inspiration for his vibrant, architecturally rooted illustrations. Through images of beach pavilions to palmlined roadways, his artwork embodies the environment in which he lives. But that wasn’t always the case for Pirman, who spent the first three decades of his career as a successful independent illustrator in New York City before deciding to pack up his pencils—his medium at the time—and fly south. The decision came after Pirman met his partner, who owned a weekend residence in Sarasota. “It was a Paul Rudolph-designed home six houses in from the beach on Siesta Key,” he says. “I fell in love with it right away.” When he wound up stranded in Florida the day flights were canceled due to Hurricane Katrina, Pirman bought a Mac and began making his digital drawings from the house. “I thought, I really like this,” he recalls. So much so, he decided to stay. Today, he works from his studio in a new home that was custom-built around a concept from the Sarasota School of Architecture, with floor-to-ceiling glass, plenty of sunlight and views that would inspire any creative type. For Pirman, ditching city life in favor of the subtropics has not translated to missed opportunities. At a party last July, Pirman met Kevin McLaughlin, cofounder of the J. McLaughlin clothing company. “He asked, ‘What do you think about designing some fabrics?’” Pirman recalls. So the artist created four holiday patterns, followed by pieces for the Resort Collection. In March, more than 60 of his images will be exhibited at Art Center Sarasota. Turns out small-town life suits this transplant just fine. “This is not like New York, where you go to shows and openings and don’t know anyone,” Pirman notes. “Here, we all know and support each other. That’s my world.”
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BETWEEN the LINES INSPIRED BY PAUL RUDOLPH, AN ARCHITECTURAL RENAISSANCE IS GOING STRONG ON THE GULF COAST. WRITTEN BY MARY ORE
Paul Rudolph was born a century ago, but the mark he left on Sarasota—and the world—still resonates. With his iconic designs, such as the 1951 Cocoon House on Siesta Key, he was a leading light in the midcentury architectural movement that transformed the city. Adapting ideas that originated in Germany to the subtropical climate, Rudolph and other innovators created modernist homes with a regional twist. Generous roof overhangs, open circulation spaces and floating roofs relaxed the austere lines of the Bauhaus and became part of the new Sarasota Modern style. Some 70 years later, a second renaissance is underway. Inspired by the same daring spirit that flourished during the midcentury and armed with new technologies, architects are creating bold, inventive houses that continue to push the boundaries of residential design. Here, meet four forces in the region’s current architectural revival.
TODD SWEET AND JERRY SPARKMAN Sweet Sparkman Architects
Since launching their firm in 2004, Todd Sweet and Jerry Sparkman have built nearly 50 structures in the area, earning their firm the AIA Florida Firm of the Year title last year. Known for: Modern homes that appeal to the eye, and they’re adamant about sustainability as well. A net-zero, high-performance house on a barrier island with a dramatic 13-foot cantilevered roof was rated the most energyefficient home in the country when they completed it in 2017. The partners are civic-minded, with a range of extraordinary buildings scattered around Sarasota that all can enjoy, such as their Manasota Beach Park pavilion, with its whimsical façade inspired by sea oats. On the horizon: An interior design arm of the firm, Dwell Interiors, launched last year and a soon-to-come line of furniture will allow the firm to apply its attention to detail on a much smaller scale. In their words: “Once you realize how to maximize the performance of a structure, there’s really no turning back.” sweetsparkman.com
ARCHITECTURALLY SPEAKING CARL ABBOTT
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As the youngest member of the original Sarasota School of Architecture, Abbott has helmed a leading architecture firm in Sarasota for 53 years. With myriad architectural gems throughout the region, he’s won nine Florida AIA Test of Time Awards. Well-regarded: An expert in Mayan and Egyptian architecture, Abbott designs bold, sculptural buildings that gracefully responded to their context—landscape, climate, movement of the sun—and are known for the seamless connection between indoors and out. On the boards: A large beachfront estate on a private island on the Gulf, designed for an accomplished ballerina, features two wings set on a wide angle to maximize ocean views as well as a dramatic Mayanstyle stairway. In his words: “My architecture begins with the land itself— the views, sun angles, shadows, breezes. I feel strongly that nature can shape our lives.” carlabbott.com
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Architecture Joyce Owens LLC Having first founded an award-winning practice in London, where she was celebrated for her modern interventions of historic buildings, Owens returned to Fort Myers and launched a firm whose award-winning residential designs can be found along the Gulf Coast and beyond. A force on all fronts of the architecture scene, she has served as president of AIA Florida and is currently on the advisory council of the Sarasota Architectural Foundation. Devoted to: What she refers to as “tropical modern.” Owens creates striking, energy-efficient homes that capitalize on Florida’s lush foliage and climate, such as a recent Fort Myers residence with large glass windows in the entry that allow views of jungle-like vegetation on two sides. On the horizon: A gamechanging, high-end, ultra-modern home on Sanibel Island beach for a pair of art collectors. In her words: “Architecture is about understanding the climate, the client and the site, no matter where you are.” architecturejoyceowens.com
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Michael Halflants and John Pichette joined forces to create a firm that has won more design awards from AIA Florida than any other since opening in 2006. Noteworthy for: Imaginative designs that take advantage of Florida’s climate and light are the firm’s specialty. Putting an updated spin on strategies Rudolph deployed in the Umbrella house, where slatted wood overhangs create dappled light, the firm designed the Seminole residence in Sarasota with a technological update: Closely spaced solar panels mounted on glass power the house and create a play of light and shadow on the ground below. Coming soon: Forward-thinking housing projects in Golden Gate, the Rosemary District and near Ringling College as well as custom residential projects on the barrier islands. In their words: “Our approach to modern architecture is process oriented and deliberately avoids preconceived solutions.” halflantspichette.com 034 / LUXESOURCE.COM
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Though Gio Ponti is best known for his furniture and architecture design (the Ponti-designed Pirelli Tower is perhaps the most iconic modern skyscraper in Milan), he was a creative master of many mediums including painting, graphics and publishing. Pictured here is Villa Namazee in Tehran, Iran, one of Pontiâ€™s two designs in the Middle East. Inspired by his modernity and angular flair, these pieces bring us one step closer to the master.
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Elsie de Wolfe is the grand dame of interior design as we know it–many credit her with inventing the profession of interior decoration. She went against the grain of Victorian design trends, replacing dark furniture and heavy draperies with floral wallpaper and feminine colors. This interior legend was commissioned by Stanford White to design the interiors for the Colony Club in New York City, and for the likes of Condé Nast and the Frick and Vanderbilt families. The tea house (shown) is one of de Wolfe’s only remaining designs intact. Originally designed for the Coe family, it is now a part of Planting Fields Arboretum and State Park in Oyster Bay, New York.
1. Winter in Giverny Bouquet of Giverny’s Garden Triple Row Couture Necklace / $647 / lesnereides-usa.com 2. Color Reform Spectrum Overdyed Rug / $680 for 4 by 6 / abchome.com 3. Silk Road Napkin Rings / $137 for set of four / kimseybert.com 4. Joséphine Cameo / $40 for box of four / trudon.com 5. Celerie Kemble Lorelai and Baldwin Pillows / $141; $480 / easternaccents.com 6. Hyannis Bar Cart, Antiqued Gold / $945 for large / onekingslane.com 7. Garofano Imola Coffee Pot / $224 / maisonnumen.com 8. Marguerite Brass Flower / $250 / aerin.com
TEA HOUSE PHOTO: COURTESY PLANTING FIELDS.
1. Oval Amber Bottle by Parisevetro / $208 / maisonnumen.com 2. Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Walnut / $970 / dwr.com 3. Humbert Throw / $522 / missoni.com 4. Geometry Cabinet / Price upon request / duistt.com 5. Juliska Tortoise Knot Napkin Ring / $20 / neimanmarcus.com 6. Terrazzo Tiles / Price upon request / yenchenyawen.com 7. Alphabeta Pendant Uno in Coral Red by Luca Nichetto / $449 / us.hem.com 8. Atmosphere Necklace / $180 / historyandindustry.com
EAMES PHOTO: COURTESY TASCHEN.
Husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames’ legacy is encapsulated in their iconic furniture designs. The Eames Lounge Chair is part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection and is featured in a number of other museums throughout the world. The couple, shown above in their Pacific Palisades, California home in 1958, are touted as “The Most Influential Designers of the 20th Century” by the Industrial Designers Society of America, and were awarded the prestigious Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Follow in the Eames’ footsteps with these whimsical selections.
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Titled: Horse Racing | Photography by: Gerald Sprayregen
MR. GE RA L D S P RA Y R E G E N I S A T R U E R E N A I SS ANCE MAN Mr. Gerald Sprayregen is an entrepreneur and has assisted in running and managing numerous public companies. He’s also a filmmaker and photographer, and he has authored more than 20 books. In addition to these endeavors, Sprayregen is the founder of the Sprayregen Family Foundation. Established in 2007, the foundation aims to facilitate initiatives pertaining to children’s literacy, the arts and social advocacy. It provides pediatric units in more than 50 hospitals in the United States with children’s books in both Spanish and English. The foundation also proudly supports the production of impact films such as Thank You For Your Service, which was produced by Sprayregen and directed by Tom Donahue.
KidSanctuary Campus is honored to name our fourth KidSanctuary Campus Cottage, ‘The Sprayregen Cottage for Boys,” and exhibit the artwork of Mr. Gerald Sprayregen in the foyer of this special home.
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KIDSANCTUARY CAMPUS SINCE 2009, KIDSANCTUARY CAMPUS HAS BEEN A LEADER IN STRATEGICALLY DESIGNING A CAMPUS TO PROVIDE 24-HOUR CARE TO ABUSED, ABANDONED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THEIR HOMES AND PLACED IN FOSTER CARE.
The Sprayregen Cottage for Boys Thanks to the support of Mr. Gerald Sprayregen, Onshore Construction and Development, Fava Design Group and a team of top local interior designers, the Sprayregen Cottage for Boys is CELEBRATING ITS GRAND OPENING, making it the fourth cottage on the KidSanctuary Campus 10-acre campus. The Sprayregen Cottage is a safe place to call home, designed to give the children space to heal.
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SPACE TO HEAL
THE DREAM TEAM BEHIND THE SPRAYREGEN COTTAGE SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LEAD DESIGNER JOE FAVA, AND THE FAVA DESIGN GROUP TEAM.
01. Rafaela Simoes and Laila Colvin, 2id Interiors. 02. Keith Powell, A. Keith Powell Interior. 03. Alena Capra, Alena Capra Designs. 04. Alexandra Karram, Alexandra Karram Interiors. 05. Alicia Kingsley, Alicia Kingsley Design. 06. Angela Reynolds, Angela Reynolds Designs. 07. Brett and Giselle Sugerman, B + G Design. 08. Amanda Blanco, Casablanco Design, Inc. 09. Joe Fava, Fava Design Group. 10. Melissa Torres, HoneyBee Designz. 11. Eilyn Cueto, Sire Design. 12. Jack Fhillips and Ryan Meehan, Jack Fhillips Design Inc. 13. Chelsea Viau, Chelsea Lane & Co. 14. Thierry Pigeot and Tashia Rahl, Premium Kitchens. 15. Arnold Schulman, Arnold Schulman Design Group. 16. Ellen Rude and Morgan Sargeant, Michael Taylor Designs & MoSa Interiors. 17. Marcelle Danza, Coco Bianco Interiors. 18. Caroline Rogow, Clive Daniel Home. 19. Mike Stake, Mike Stake Studio. 20. Tony Ferchak and Lorenzo Mollicone, William Bernard Design Group.
Photography by: John Stillman
COMING SOON... KIDSANCTUARY CAMPUS ENRICHMENT CENTER “In addition to the four cottages that are on campus, we are now building a much needed Enrichment Center that will help to further address the educational and emotional needs of the children living on campus,” says Connie Frankino, KidSanctuary Campus’ Founder and Visionary. “It will include an on-site case management office, a multi-functional space for the children to visit with family members, as well as therapy and after school tutoring suites.” With support from community leaders and the local design community, KidSanctuary Campus’ goal is to build the Enrichment Center, which will complete the 10-acre campus. “We hope that you will join us by supporting our ‘1000 Wishes’ campaign and become an Ambassador of KidSanctuary Campus.”
Connie M. Frankino
FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
BE SURE TO SECURE YOUR RESERVATIONS 2018-2019 Landmark Events in support of our ‘1000 Wishes’ Campaign.
December 8, 2018 Hoedown The Flagler Museum 7:00 p.m.
March 19, 2019 1000 Wishes Luncheon The Mar-a-Lago Club 11:00 a.m.
www.kidsanctuarycampus.org To discuss campaign contributions and naming opportunities please call: 561.653.8274
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KIDSANCTUARY CAMPUS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF ITS VALUED SUPPORTERS FOR MAKING THE SPRAYREGEN COTTAGE FOR BOYS A REALITY FOR LOCAL FOSTER CARE CHILDREN. DESIGNERS
2 ID INTERIORS – LAILA COLVIN, RAFAELA SIMOES A. KEITH POWELL INTERIOR DESIGN – A. KEITH POWELL ALENA CAPRA DESIGNS – ALENA CAPRA ALEXANDRA KARRAM INTERIORS – ALEXANDRA KARRAM ALICIA KINGSLEY DESIGN – ALICIA KINGSLEY ANGELA REYNOLDS DESIGNS – ANGELA REYNOLDS, JULIETTE LOUIS ARNOLD SCHULMAN DESIGN GROUP – ARNOLD SCHULMAN B AND G DESIGN GROUP – GISELLE LOOR, BRETT SUGERMAN CASA BLANCO DESIGN, INC. – AMANDA BLANCO CHELSEA LANE & CO. – CHELSEA VIAU CLIVE DANIEL HOME – CAROLINE ROGOW COCO BIANCO – MARCELLE DANZA FAVA DESIGN GROUP – JOE FAVA, CAMILLA SEMAS HONEYBEE DESIGNZ – MELISSA TORRES JACK FHILLIPS DESIGN INC. – JACK FHILLIPS, RYAN MEEHAN KC WALLPAPER - CLAUDIA CARPENTER KWD KRENT WIELAND DESIGN - KRENT WIELAND, DANTE CORNISH MICHAEL TAYLOR DESIGNS – ELLEN RUDE MIKE STAKE STUDIO – MIKE STAKE MOSA INTERIORS – MORGAN SARGENT PREMIUM KITCHENS – THIERRY PIGEOT, TASHIA RAHL SIRE DESIGN – EILYN CUETO WILLIAM BERNARD DESIGN – LORENZO MOLLICONE, TONY FERCHAK
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ANA ROMA ANGELA REYNOLDS ANGIE HALFORD ANIMA DOMUS ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS INC. AROUND THE EDGE ART BY ALEXIS BLANCO ART CONNECTION ARTISTRY MASTERS OF WOODCRAFT AUBREY BARNARD-INTERIOR DESIGNER AXELBAND DECORATIVE PAINT FINISHES BAUST DESIGNS BEND GOODS BENJAMIN MOORE BERNSTEIN CLOSET FACTORY BLACKMAN PLUMBING BLOOMINGDALES CAMBRIA NATURAL STONE SURFACES CAPITOL LIGHTING CARPETDIEM CATALFAMO GALLERY CEMENT TILE SHOP CERAMIC TECHNICS CHELA ROSS INTERIORS CHINA SEAS CHLOE REYNOLDS CLIVE DANIEL HOME COCOWEB COLE & SON COLLECTIVE FORM CUSTOM COUTURE RUGS CYAN DESIGN DEDON DESIGN 59 INC. DISTINGUISHED KITCHENS & BATHS DRAPERY CASTLE DRIFT EJ SCHRADER MATTRESS COMPANY EJ VICTOR EMSER TILE ERIK SKOLDBERG EXPO SONE EYKON WALLCOVERINGS FARREY’S LIGHTING AND BATH FERGUSON PLUMBING GLAZZIO GOLD LEAF DESIGN GROUP GRAFTON FURNITURE GREG PANAS STUDIO HANGOUT LIGHTING HOLD CREATIONS, INC.
HOME DEPOT INNERSPACE JAMIE BECKWITH JD STARON CARPETS JEFFERSON WOODWORKING, LLC. JERRY PAIR JIM THOMPSON JIUN HO JULIETTE LOUIS JUST TILE & MARBLE KOFSKIS ANTIQUES KOHLER KONCEPTS KRAVET LEO’S DESIGNS LUMIRON MAPEI MARBLE OF THE WORLD MARGOT MARIO ESPINOSA WINDOW TREATMENTS MICHAEL TAYLOR DESIGNS MIELE MILLER’S FINE HARDWARE MIR MOSAIC MODWAY MOEN PLUMBING MONARK PREMIUM APPLIANCE MOSTLY MODERN NESSEN SHOWROOM NIERMANN WEEKS NINA WASSERMAN NOMI FABRICS INC. OBEX P.E. INC. OMICRON ONSHORE CONSTRUCTION ORLEAN FABRICS AND WALLCOVERING PHILLIP JEFFRIES PINDLER & PINDLER PIONEER LINENS PLANT LIGHTING PREMIUM KITCHENS PRIVILEGIO MILANO Q SQUARED RICHARDS FINE WOODWORK ROBERN ROBERT ST. CROIX SCULPTURE STUDIO ROCHE BOBOIS RUBI RYAN JACKSON SARAH LOPEZ INTERIORS SERIP LIGHTING
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ROOM SPONSORS SPRAYREGEN FAMILY FOUNDATION GERALD SPRAYREGEN THE SAMUEL J. & CONNIE M. FRANKINO FOUNDATION ALEXANDRA KARRAM DR. & MRS. STEVEN GOTTLIEB DR. KEN & DR. ALICE SIMMONS HERME DE WYAMN MIRO LAUREE SIMMONS, SIMMONS INTERIORS LOST TREE VILLAGE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN MR. MICHAEL BOZZUTO PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PRODIGY CAPITAL RITA & DOMINIC CUSIMANO SANDY JAMES FINE FOODS & PRODUCTION THE BATCHELOR FOUNDATION THE BATTIER TAKE CHARGE FOUNDATION THE CELIA LIPTON FARRIS & VICTOR W. FARRIS FOUNDATION THE HONDA CLASSIC THE SJF FOUNDATION THE SUSAN & LAWRENCE H. ORNSTEIN FAMILY FUND VERONICA ATKINS
41 SE 5th Street, #1602 Miami, FL 33131 jorgecastillo.com 305.830.9989
AT THE HEART OF JORGE CASTILLO DESIGN IS A DESIRE TO PROVIDE EACH CLIENT WITH SOPHISTICATED, CLEAN, WARM AND INVITING INTERIORS, REGARDLESS OF STYLE. Based in Miami and led by principal Jorge Castillo, the firm boasts a team of designers well versed in the local aesthetic and lifestyle. “We are inspired by the architecture and energy in the city of Miami,” Castillo says. “Given the wonderful climate here, interiors tend to blend with the outdoors, which we love.” He also points to travel and the individuality of various cities as key influences. With more than 20 years of experience, Castillo fuses cutting-edge designs with personal touches. “Our creative process, where interior environments are transformed into unique living spaces of art, entails a common vision between the owner and artist,” he says. “We want to achieve classic details with contemporary flair, while keeping it welcoming.”
“We are artists with a different kind of brush.”
A Creative Endeavor “Some works of art hang on walls,” Castillo says. “Other works of art are the walls— or the design of the kitchen, bath or bedroom. At Jorge Castillo Design, we are the artists, and your home is the canvas.”
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INDUSTRY INSIDERS YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE LEADERS IN HOME + DESIGN
When creativity and collaboration combine with a mastery of profession, innovation follows. In Industry Insiders, the experts behind the evolution of the luxury home answer questions, offer inspiration and showcase advancements. Turn the page, and discover the definition of residential excellence in the 21st century.
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SMITH AND MOORE ARCHITECTS
At Smith and Moore Architects, a legacy of classicism joins with the parameters of each client’s desired style to produce stunning, bespoke residences. Led by principal architect and designer Daniel Kahan, as well as principal architects Peter Papadopoulos, Harold Smith and Jonathan Moore, the firm has developed a reputation for combining contemporary construction techniques with tested architectural traditions, creating solutions that are timeless but also meet the needs of modern-day living. “We employ time-honored methods, such as drawing and making models by hand, but we also embrace cutting-edge technologies, like three-dimensional modeling and printing,” Kahan says. “We approach each of our projects in a holistic manner, understanding the variety of architectural background and contextual relationships.” Through close collaboration with landscape and interior designers, the Smith and Moore team completes projects with a sense of place and permanence, combining beauty, comfort, quality and functionality. The client, too, plays an essential role. “Through open and continuous dialog, we make our clients a part of the project team,” Kahan says. “Our clients are leaders in their individual fields of study. They are always brilliant minds that bring unique perspectives to design. One of our greatest challenges and rewards is figuring out how to channel that brilliance into the work we are doing for them.”
Peter Papadopoulos, Daniel Kahan, Jonathan Moore and Harold Smith, Principal Architects 1500 South Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 561.835.1888 firstname.lastname@example.org smithmoorearchitects.com
Whether focusing on new construction or restorations, we are committed to designing projects that respect and enhance their surroundings.
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Favorite styles to work in and why? Our designs range vastly, from ornately wrought classical to highly distilled modernism. Ultimately, our favorite work is anything that allows us to dive into the minutiae and craft of our process. Tips for clients to make the design experience more rewarding? We often encourage our clients to open up their other homes for us to visit so that we can truly understand the way in which they live.
What elements characterize your work? Among many others, we give great consideration to the subtleties of tectonics, studying and crafting the details in joinery and material transitions.
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1. This lakefront loggia completes a classical Italian villa in Palm Beach, with carved-limestone architectural detailing and a naturally finished pecky-cypress ceiling. 2. On an oceanfront Palm Beach estate, this Imperial Colonial facade features stacked porches and carefully balanced symmetry. 3. The garden facade and loggia of this Italian villa in Palm Beach showcases Doric order details, bronze doors and a lush surrounding landscape. 4. Nestled in an oceanfront setting, this French-inspired chateau boasts a courtyard loggia with a classic three-arch motif and carved-stone detailing. 5. This interior courtyard includes antique marble tiles and teak transoms that were custom-made in Bali. 6. The butternut-paneled library of this Bermuda home is a masterwork of symmetry, with a gorgeous coffered ceiling and carved-wood mantel. 1., 2. & 3. Photography by Sargent Architectural Photography 4. Photography by 6
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While it has completed projects across the Caribbean Sea and beyond, Strang Design is a firm deeply connected to Florida. Founded in Miami in 1998, it today has additional offices in Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota, and boasts a portfolio of distinguished, regionally influenced work. “I am committed to the idea that the architectural identity of a home should be a result of its location and climate,” founding principal Max Strang says. “Most of our projects incorporate natural materials, such as stone and wood, and in South Florida, we have access to wonderful local materials, like oolitic limestone and Florida keystone.” While architecture is the field in which Strang and his team began their endeavors, they’ve also grown to offer interior design, landscape design, master planning and furniture design under the Strang Design name. Throughout it all, a close collaboration with the client is paramount. “As a highly creative team of architects and designers, we build meaningful relationships with our clients through the power of design,” Strang says. “Our 20 years of critical acclaim and long list of happy homeowners demonstrates our ongoing dedication to successful outcomes. By selecting Strang, clients gain the confidence of engaging one of the top residential firms in the United States.” Indeed, Strang Design’s South Florida creations have received an unparalleled volume of awards for design excellence.
Max Strang, FAIA Founding Principal 2900 Southwest 28th Terrace, Suite 301 Miami, Florida 305.373.4990 email@example.com strang.design
We believe in the enduring intrigue of modernism.
Ask the Expert First project that put your company on the map? Rockhouse, my former home in Coconut Grove. It was featured in the film adaption of Miami Vice. Milestones in your firm’s success? In 2013, I was honored with the Silver Medal from the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and more recently, in 2016, I was inducted into the fellowship of the AIA. But it is especially rewarding for me to be surrounded by so many talented individuals and see how they advance the creative and technical output of our firm.
Key influences in your work? The concepts of the Sarasota School of Architecture remain our greatest influence. Our work strives to incorporate the lessons of that essential modern movement and advance them into a changed world.
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1. Recently featured in a major publication, the San Marino residence in Miami Beach showcases stunning sculptural forms. 2. Positioned on the shores of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, the Bass residence has won several awards. 3. The former home of Max Strang, Rockhouse resonates in its jungle setting and was featured in the 2005 film adaption of Miami Vice. 4. The Ballast Trail residence in the Florida Keys underscores why Strang has twice been named a top coastal architect by prominent publications. 1. Photography by Claudia Uribe Touri 2., 3. & 4. Photography by Clรกudio Manzoni
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HOME BUILDERS + REMODELERS
In one form or another, the Mackle family has been building for more than 100 years. It’s a legacy that is now carried on by Tom P. Mackle, the president of Miami-based Mackle Builders. “The first, second and third generations of my family built major developments throughout Florida,” Mackle says. “Today, we focus on the personal homes of individual families. Our satisfaction comes from watching their dreams come together and knowing we played an important role in that.” Known for their quality of construction, efficiency of process and the highest level of professionalism, Mackle and his team acquire nearly all of their new prospects through referrals from satisfied clients. The homeowner’s delight at the finished product is not only what drives the firm’s success, but also what inspires Mackle in his daily work. “My favorite part of my job is that moment in the process when the client has a genuine, positive, ‘eureka’ kind of reaction to a particular stage,” he says. “My business model is not focused on growth. I know that sounds unusual, but my focus is on innovation and improving the process to help each family reach their ultimate home goals.” As for the design elements he personally enjoys, Mackle emphasizes the importance of achieving the client’s desires, but admits a fondness for wood features. “I have always loved the way wood gives a home a warm feeling,” he says. “Whether for the cabinets, walls, ceilings, floors, exteriors or elsewhere, I find it inviting and comforting.”
Tom P. Mackle, President 7700 Southwest 57th Avenue, Suite 200 Miami, Florida 305.665.8804 firstname.lastname@example.org macklebuilders.com
I’m continually influenced by the principles my family has passed down to me: integrity, honesty and communication.
Ask the Expert First project that put your company on the map? Looking back, I would credit a stunning, two-story home on Key Biscayne. It has prominent exterior wood features, a large second-floor balcony, a pool that is tiled completely in dark blue and many more beautiful yet comfortable aspects. Describe your creative process and favorite part of it. There are several moments in the process that are particularly euphoric: the release of the first renderings, when the exterior structure is in place, the first day the interior layout can be felt and, of course, the day the client moves in. I can’t pick a single favorite.
Your greatest success? Family. My wife and two sons. I wouldn’t feel successful without them.
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1. This master bathroom suite is stunning, bright, crisp and clean. Designed by Dunagan Diverio Design Group, it is the perfect collection of details for this South Florida client. 2. This home has a Caribbean feel, in which the variety of wood features demonstrates an expertise in woodworking craftsmanship. A wide-open entry welcomes with warmth, style and class. 3. This kitchen has it all: top-of-the-line technology, a custom copper hood, decorative recessed wood ceiling inserts and comfortable furnishings. The coordination of every detail is where Mackleâ€™s expertise shows through. 4. This tropical Key Biscayne home, a favorite of Mackleâ€™s, lets the ivy complete the look. Headshot by Vodagraph 1. Photography by Troy Campbell
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INTERIORS BY MAITE GRANDA
Each project by Maite Granda is a personalized masterpiece, but they all achieve the designer’s signature pursuit: to create luxurious interiors that capture attention through color and texture. After moving from her home of Cuba to Madrid at an early age, Granda began to develop a passion for style and design informed by the Spanish city’s culture and mix of modernism. Today, these influences still play a part in Granda’s designs, which she produces through her namesake firm, Interiors by Maite Granda. The Key Biscayne-based establishment came to fruition after Granda completed her degree from Miami International University of Art & Design. Shortly thereafter, she helped a couple design an eclectic vacation penthouse in Sunny Isles Beach. “Once the penthouse was completed, we were hired to do a complete remodel of their beach cottage, where we incorporated a coastal vibe with a touch of the eclectic penthouse accents,” Granda says. “Our biggest accomplishment and continuous milestones are the constant praise and referrals we receive from satisfied and happy clients.” Indeed, the team’s portfolio overflows with stunning projects acquired through word of mouth and direct recommendations—an impressive feat in a competitive market like South Florida. As for what’s next for her company, Granda points to merging forces with an architectural firm, and expanding to commercial and hospitality work, as two of her larger goals.
Maite Granda, Principal Interior Designer 200 Crandon Boulevard, Suite 316 Key Biscayne, Florida 305.365.1257 email@example.com maitegranda.com
We design beautiful spaces based on the client’s lifestyle and personality, with extreme thought to functionality.
Ask the Expert Describe your creative process and favorite part of it. It starts the moment I meet with the client for the first time. I look at and listen for every detail that can tell me something about that person. My two favorite parts are putting together the design concept and installation. Type of work and style your firm is most known for? We are well known for the use of color, texture and a variety of materials. I don’t like to be locked into a particular niche, because I enjoy a wide range of different styles. I feel that the beauty of being a creative person is to be versatile.
Describe your clientele. They are from all over the world. New York, Dubai, Europe, South America—you name it.
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The owners of this Pinecrest home recently purchased the property and hired Interiors by Maite Granda to do a complete renovation. 1. The dining room includes a wood partition designed by Granda, as well as pieces from Jader Almeida, Artefacto, MH2G and El Arte Tapiceria. 2. In the living room, the theme of a white palette with dark accents continues. 3. The more traditional feeling home office is anchored by a wood accent wall Granda created. 4. Sculptures by Fine Line and an area rug from Serena & Lily lend this transition space a detailed and finely adorned look. All photography by Jorge Parra Photography
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KAKAR HOUSE OF DESIGN
Since its beginnings in the world of fashion, the concept of a “design house” has come to connote a constant evolution of creativity and collaboration under the tutelage of a visionary. With a team of outside-the-box thinkers and Anil Kakar at the helm, Kakar House of Design lives up to the idea for which it was named. Lauded the world over for not only its interiors, but also an eclectic furnishings showroom with global reach, it represents a unique genre of aesthetic. “We are known for our use of colors and patterns, and mixing up different styles and time periods to create one-of-a-kind spaces,” Kakar says. “Each design is a projection of the client’s dynamic personality.” Kakar enjoys blending the classics with modern and contemporary styles. He builds every room with character, charm and personality, and points to restored vintage pieces and antiques as frequent features in his designs. His muse? “My travels have always influenced me,” he says. “Traveling renews my soul, and feeds my passion for design and life. I’m always on the hunt for fresh ideas and unusual items as I experience new places.” In fact, he says sourcing furnishings is one of his two favorite parts of the job. The other is the friendship he builds with each client. “They are very special to me,” he says. “I’m able to work with such interesting, talented and unique people. I love building environments that reflect them and complement their lifestyles.”
Anil Kakar, Owner 8650 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Florida 305.756.6363 firstname.lastname@example.org kakarhouseofdesign.com
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First project that put your company on the map? Villa Louise, my own home. It’s a 1937 Miami Beach gem. It was gutted and fully renovated in 2002. We brought it back to its former glory days as an authentic Mediterranean home. It was a labor of love, and I’m so proud of it. Define a successful project. Last year, we curated blue-chip art into a new condominium for one of our clients. The overall design was a beautiful marriage of the client’s art collection and our distinctive furnishings, which led to a design that flowed nicely and had good balance. That’s a successful project.
Dream creative project? To do a boutique hotel with a renowned restaurant where I can have carte blanche to put all of my creative ideas and years of experience into one building.
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1. & 2. This lovely South Florida home reflects how its Connecticut-based family lives, works and plays. Their love of music, art and individualism is reflected throughout the condominium. Kakar and his team created interiors that are functional and divided into several zones, so everyone can spread out with ease and comfort. 3. A casual, yet elegant Southern California lifestyle was the inspiration for this 1930s Hibiscus Island villa. 4. & 5. In this Miami home, the Kakar team used art, sculpture and glamorous, high-octane furnishings to inject the ownerâ€™s personality into the design. Many one-of-a-kind and vintage pieces were placed throughout the home. All photography by Kris Tamburello
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INTERIOR DESIGN / ELLEN HANSON, ELLEN HANSON DESIGNS INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE / DAVID LOWE, DAVID K. LOWE INTERIOR DESIGN HOME BUILDER / RON MARCOTTE, BALL CONSTRUCTION, INC. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE / CHRISTOPHER LAGUARDIA, LAGUARDIA DESIGN GROUP
In the living room of this Sarasota residence, designer Ellen Hanson arranged an eclectic collection of vintage furniture around an oversize steel-and-glass coffee table purchased at John Salibello in New York. The Edmond J. Spence striped armchairs were upholstered with C&C Milano fabric. Both vintage sofas were purchased at R E Steele Antiques in East Hampton, New York, and the brass multi-arm lamp is from McCormack & Company. The large artwork, which Hanson used as inspiration for the interiors, is by Christopher Le Brun from Albertz Benda gallery in New York.
here’s always something beautiful to see here,” says the homeowner from the vantage point of her recently renovated Sarasota residence, which showcases stunning views of the Ringling Bridge and scenes of the bay and blue skies. When she and her husband started considering a new home, they imagined they would build a single-family house rather than purchase an apartment. But when they spotted this new condominium building designed by local architect Guy Peterson already under construction, the idea of a perfect waterside location was irresistible. To make the space suit their needs, they convinced the project’s developer they could successfully combine a pair of stacked units into a single, two-story residence. And with that, their search for a home was over—but the hard work to make it their own was just beginning. With the shell of the house in place, the couple turned to designer Ellen Hanson to marry the two units and turn it into a showcase for their art collection. “Our goal was to create a spacious and elegant residence to complement the energy and animation coming from the art,” Hanson says. The first pivotal addition to achieve the desired atmosphere was a dramatic, curving stainless-steel stairway with ipe-wood handrails and open concrete treads designed by interior architectural designer David Lowe. The nautilus shellinspired structure, located near the entry and directly off the elevator that serves as the home’s front door, was crafted so that anyone standing on the first floor would have clear sight lines through the stairway to the water beyond. “It provides a dramatic design opportunity,” says Lowe, who, working with general contractor Ron Marcotte, had to reengineer the upper floor, cutting a 16-foot opening in it to make way for the stairs. Marcotte calls the installation of the 7,500-pound element a difficult maneuver with a big payoff. “It had to be cut into five pieces and craned into the unit—and we spent another six weeks welding it back together,” he says. “But it was well worth the effort. It serves as the main focal point— like a giant sculpture.” LUXESOURCE.COM / 079
A pair of dining tables with a graphite finish were designed by Steven Gambrel. Surrounding the tables are Gubi Beetle chairs with a velvet upholstery from The Future Perfect. Overhead, a Gala pendant by Rich Brilliant Willing in New York is reminiscent of hanging fruit. A bar is located under the artwork along one side of the room.
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That artistic touch is carried throughout the home with colorful paintings, eye-catching sculptures and vintage furniture with unconventional lines. “One painting sets the tone for the rest of the interiors,” Hanson says, referencing a 16-foot-wide artwork by Christopher Le Brun. “It’s a strong and emotional piece, and the more you look at it, the more colors you see—it reminds me of the Gulf waters.” Hanson installed the painting in the living room, which is furnished with a pair of vintage sofas (one with a curving back, the other a more conventional form) and two sets of armchairs. “Almost all the furniture here is from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s,” Hanson says, adding that older furniture upholstered in fresh fabrics comes alive and possesses a vibrant spirit that’s hard to find in newer pieces. “When I look at the sofas and chairs in the living room, it seems like the personality-rich pieces are gathered around the coffee table talking to each other.” The idea of gatherings large and small drove the design in the kitchen and the dining room in the lower level’s open
plan. The wife was accustomed to a traditional, closed-off cooking space. “There was concern about keeping the countertops uncluttered,” notes Hanson. The designer made it a non-issue by creating a 12-foot-long kitchen island with storage on both sides. “There’s room for every tray, plate and appliance,” says the designer. “Keeping it all undercover makes the space serene.” The adjacent dining room is outfitted with two tables that offer flexibility: They can be kept separate or pushed together for a more intimate dining experience. Outside, the lower level is ringed by a plant-filled terrace that contains a kitchen garden and several citrus trees in large concrete containers. “The garden makes it feel like a freestanding house,” says landscape designer Christopher LaGuardia. “We used the massive containers to bring the planting beds and trees up, so when you’re inside you look out to greenery and when you are outside you are surrounded by it.” The owners, who love to cook, enjoy harvesting fresh herbs and citrus nearly year-round.
Kitchen cabinets and drawers crafted by Sarasota Architectural Woodworking are fronted with back-painted, frosted-glass panels. “The space is light and bright and we needed some matte finishes,” says Hanson. The door leads to a kitchen garden, a feature beloved by the homeowners, who are avid entertainers. The faucet is by Dornbracht and the cooktop is by Gaggenau.
Upstairs, the private spaces—a master bedroom, master bath and his-and-hers offices—are focused on relaxation. In the bedroom, a rustic custom bed crafted from sinker walnut (made from fallen trees recovered from a swamp) is positioned to take in the water views and topped with a midcentury modern metal screen Hanson found. “The screen is a bit weathered from being outdoors, and I love its patina,” the designer says. “Likewise, the walnut wood of the bed bears the distress marks of lying in the water for many years, and its wormholes are beautiful.” The built-in bookshelves at the base of the bed speak to a penchant for reading, a passion that is also evident
in the wife’s book-filled office and in the marble-lined master bath, which features a pair of chaise lounges. “What would have been the kitchen is now a large master bathroom,” Hanson says of the top floor. “We had enough room to install the chairs, one facing the bay and the other with its back to the water, which makes for the best reading light.” The finished residence is everything the clients desired. “It has the views, the space—even the garden— and it’s all within walking distance to downtown and the water,” says Hanson. “The home has a beautiful, relaxed vibe, just like Sarasota itself.”
Opposite: The nautilus shell-inspired stairway, designed by interior architectural designer David Lowe, is located near the entry and directly off the elevator that serves as the unitâ€™s front door. Lowe worked with Serett Metalworks in New York and Jake Brady Concrete by Design to construct the stair and treads. The open design allows for clear sight lines through the condo to the water views beyond. Below: The home office is a sanctuary for the wife. A wall sculpture by Frank Stella purchased at the Osborne Samuel gallery in London hangs over the fireplace. The curvy pink loveseat and armchair are both vintage pieces from R E Steele Antiques; the circular Pierre Paulin green chairs are also from R E Steele Antiques.
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Hanson designed the bed with built-in nightstands and bookshelves crafted by Sarasota Architectural Woodworking using sinker walnut. The metal screen on the wall above is from 1stdibs. A painting by Syd Solomon purchased at Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art hangs over a dresser designed by Edmond J. Spence.
In the husbandâ€™s office, the oil-on-canvas with a bold circular motif is by Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama); it was purchased at Gregg Baker Asian Art in London. The vintage desk is from R E Steele Antiques and the desk chair and armchair are both by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. The Monument India Jute Rug is by Marc Phillips.
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The house combined a pair of stacked units into a single, two-story residence, so the master bath is located where the kitchen would have been in the upper unit. Marble stone lines the countertops and shower, and the shower hardware is by Dornbracht.
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One corner of the master bath serves as a reading nook, with Adrienne Percol chaise lounges upholstered in C&C Milano fabric positioned to take in the view or receive the best reading light. Underneath the chairs is a hand-painted cowhide rug by Avo. Overlooking the setting is a painting by Enrique Martinez Celaya, purchased at Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles.
STATE OF SERENITY TAKING CUES FROM THE NATURAL SURROUNDINGS, A DESIGN TEAM CREATES AN ISLAND-STYLE ABODE IN NAPLES. WRITTEN BY TATE GUNNERSON / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANTLEY PHOTOGRAPHY / STYLING BY ANDREA MCDONNELL
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A console table made of a large tree root by Regina Andrew Design in the entry to the master bedroom is part of a rhythm of organic materials that can be found throughout this Naples home envisioned by interior designer Lisa Kahn and architect Jonathan Kukk. The wood flooring is by DuChateau and the millwork is by US Building Group.
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ome should be a respite from the world—a place to reflect and rejuvenate, says interior designer Lisa Kahn. For a couple’s vacation property in Naples, she took that idea to heart, creating a serene tropical retreat. “We wanted peace to surround you when you enter,” says Kahn of the residence she designed with architect Jonathan Kukk. “It’s a handsome version of a sanctuary.” Built on a lush lot overlooking the water, the twostory abode’s front walkway is bracketed by a singlestory detached casita on one side and a garage on the other, creating a welcoming courtyard in between. Bahama shutters accent the home’s stucco-and-stone exterior, and an allée of palm trees and long rectangular pools adds to the romantic ambience. “The idea was to create this procession, so you’re experiencing the architecture,” says Kukk.
The gorgeous natural setting also played a major role in the architecture of the home. All of the main rooms open to a covered veranda overlooking the water, and the guest bedroom patios feature glass railings that ensure unobstructed views. “Everywhere you look there is beauty and a connection back to nature,” Kahn explains, pointing to the quiet meditation garden outside the study. Kahn took inspiration from the foliage and the waterway for the interior palette, fabrics and hard surfaces. In the formal living room, for example, a modern quartzite fireplace flanked by vertical bands of walnut makes a stunning focal point for tailored furnishings covered in subtle complementary hues. “It looks like the water washed right up on the wall,” Kahn says of the quartzite’s pale green and blue tones. “We sought to truly weave the inside and outside together.” A chandelier made of rock crystal introduces
Pools flanking the front promenade enhance the lush tropical gardens by landscape architect Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design. The entry door is by New Erra Doors.
another natural element, albeit with glam leanings. A second rock crystal light fixture, this one with embedded LEDs, hangs above the table in the formal dining room. “Organic materials are naturally beautiful,” says the interior designer. “They should be allowed to shine.” A more casual interpretation of that organic theme continues in the great room, where a raffia pendant light creates a relaxed vibe over the breakfast table. A sisal rug does the same for the adjacent family area, which is furnished with tailored pieces covered in neutral fabrics around a wooden cocktail table. Pop-up ceilings painted green add another dimension. “Lisa bounces color around better than many, and she made the ceilings really pop,” says Kukk. To his point, quartzite countertops with a green
tint carry the colorway into the kitchen, where a bleached walnut island with brass detailing and a matching custom hood play off of the white perimeter cabinetry. A large bank of windows floods the space with light. Thanks to its glass walls, the natural light even filters into the central wine room, creating a magnificent backdrop for the kitchen and family areas. On the other side of the wine room, a bar outfitted with a mix of bleached and stained walnut cabinetry makes a statement. “Rarely do you see a wine room used as a divider,” says general contractor Mitch Clardy, who worked with his partner, builder Vinnie Cannamela, on the project. “It’s a great idea because it still gives the interiors the feeling of being spacious while separating the spaces.”
Opposite: Located on the other side of the wine room, the wet bar features a Sea Pearl quartzite countertop and a mirrored backsplash. Dawson counter stools by Stanford Furniture pull up to the space. Below: The great room is punctuated by pop-up ceilings painted in Benjamin Moore Cedar Grove. A pair of Coffey armchairs and a Topeka lounge chair flank the Lebaron sofa, all by Stanford Furniture.
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Above: A dining table with a cerused-oak base and a galvanized-steel top and teak chairs with woven seagrass seats, all from Noir Furniture, foster an informal feeling in the breakfast area. The tiered woven chandelier is from Currey & Company. Left: Quartzite counters from Umi Stone complement the bleached walnut island and white perimeter cabinets by Ruffino Cabinetry in the kitchen. Over the island are polishednickel-and-seeded-glass lighting pendants by Visual Comfort. The Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances are from Ferguson.
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A brass chandelier with quartz crystal pendants from Emporium Home adds a touch of glam to the dining room, where the table with a live-edge top is surrounded by upholstered chairs by Hickory Chair. The white credenza with a carvedwave motif is by Stanford Furniture.
The waterway, a central focus of the design, is on display from the first-floor master suite, where neutral bedding and upholstery pop against light blue walls. Draperies and a matching upholstered bench at the foot of the bed introduce pattern, and a pair of elegant lounge chairs covered in a soft-blue fabric offer a spot for contemplation. “There is intimacy in each room— places to sit and read or sip a glass of wine as you relax and unwind,” Kahn says. Naturally, the designers were eager to share the results with their clients, who hosted an open house to reveal the finished space to friends and colleagues. “This house entertains really well,” Kukk explains, noting that guests meandered from space to space, just as he had hoped when he drew the plans. “It’s very social; it has that island feeling.” And yet, when everyone departed, the residence felt intimate and just right for the homeowners. “We all need that zone to decompress and leave it all behind,” Kahn says. “This house has an amazing soul.”
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The color of the water inspired the palette in the master bedroom, where walls painted Silver Gray by Benjamin Moore create a soothing backdrop for a four-poster bed dressed in linens by Niche Modern from Eastern Accents. The bedside table is by Noir Furniture and the table lamp is by Lisa Kahn for Chelsea House.
Below, left: In the master bathroom, an elegant soaker tub from Ferguson sits atop sea glass mosaic tile flooring from Ruben Sorhegui Tile. The white marbletiled shower spans the entire wall; the chandelier is from Currey & Company. Below, right: A colorful toile wallcovering by Thibaut adds another dimension to one of the guest bathrooms, which is furnished with a wood vanity with painted doors by Ruffino Cabinetry and an emerald quartzite countertop from Umi Stone.
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A TEXTILE DESIGNER REIMAGINES GLOBAL INSPIRATIONS FOR HER PRISMATIC PRINTS. WRITTEN BY MONIQUE MCINTOSH / PHOTOGRAPHY BY EDWARD LINSMIER
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or textile designer Charlotte Osterman, the world is a palette of vivid hues and animated patterns. Her eye (and camera) constantly searches for these moments of wonder, zooming in on the cut-out artworks of Henri Matisse, the Moorish mosaics of Portuguese courtyards, and the tropical fauna of her home in Southwest Florida. These foraged shapes find a modern edge in her fabric line, a kaleidoscopic mix of bold geometrics and romantic florals. “My work is a graphic take on traditional elements,” explains the designer. Such passion for patterns feels natural for Osterman, who sharpened her skills as the prints director at Diane von Furstenberg for seven years in New York, developing the brand’s iconic fabric designs. But she always knew she would strike out on her own. “I wanted something with my name on it,” recalls Osterman, who slowly built an archive of motifs for her dream future collection. The designer gravitated early on to patterns from warmer climes, collecting vintage Bali batiks and photographing Turkish tiles along her travels. So when her family decided to move a little more than three years ago, she knew immediately the Sunshine State would be the perfect place to launch her fabric line. “I feel like the light and the color in Florida is different from anywhere else,” says Osterman. “It helps me see real color, versus the city gray of New York.” Plenty of light floods her studio, where inspiration often begins among bulletin boards filled with her paintings, travel snapshots and fabric swatches. When creating a design from her collection of historical motifs, she likes to extract and simplify particular shapes from an ornate pattern, like her Plantain Trellis design, which she pulled from an antique rug. Strolls through the nearby Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provoke endless silhouettes for some of her more free-form floral designs. Often Osterman likes to sketch or paint these potential forms first, before manipulating them further in Photoshop. “I like retaining that handmade feel,” says Osterman. “That way the design is uneven, and nothing is quite perfect. If I start on the computer, things look too stiff.” For her colors, the designer contrasts cool and warm hues, and tempers her more vivid shades with neutral grounds, like tobacco with lime and coral pink. These colors are reproduced faithfully by a family-owned textile print mill operating in Rhode Island since 1937. There, each layer of her design is hand-screen printed onto Belgian flax linen or cotton linen made in the United States, applying
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A bookshelf in textile designer Charlotte Ostermanâ€™s studio (opposite) showcases pillows covered in her Flower Child, Palampore Vine and Ribbon designs as well as inspirational items including photo albums from her travels and sketch books. Photographs (left) depict the textile screen-printing process. Osterman fills mood boards, such as the one shown at bottom, with painted sketches, trims and swatches to conceptualize future designs and color combinations.
eco-friendly ink dyes. Osterman likes using the bleached linen for a sharp finish, and an ecru-hued natural version to enhance the print’s texture. Both subtle and bold, graphic and handmade, her prints play well among diverse styles, making Osterman a favorite among interior designers. Her fabrics are showcased at Pansy Bayou in Sarasota and Fritz Porter in Charleston, South Carolina. These textiles also feel right at home at the Cocoon House on Siesta Key, a landmark midcentury modern home designed by architect Paul Rudolph. Osterman worked with designer Ellen Hanson to restore the interior for the Sarasota Mod tour series, hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation. Hanson installed iconic pieces from the era, covered and accented in Osterman’s patterns. “I love that contrast of minimal with maximal,” says Osterman of the project. “A lot of color and pattern works really well with the minimal backdrop of midcentury modern homes, almost like a clean canvas.” This perhaps marks the most thrilling part of the process for Osterman—seeing these prints become part of the world again in a refreshed, contemporary way. “I’m continually fascinated by how people end up using my prints,” says the textile designer. “I may have an idea of using it one way, and then they do something totally amazing that I never would have thought of. It’s always a surprise.”
Osterman (top) sorts through fabric swatches in her studio. She begins the creative process by painting and drawing designs (left). The yellow, blue and black pattern resulted in her Palampore Vine textile. A tile she saw while traveling in Portugal, shown opposite, inspired her Azulejo print, which is displayed in various colorways. 104 / LUXESOURCE.COM
INTERIOR DESIGN / ANDREW HOWARD, ANDREW HOWARD INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE / JOHN COONEY AND RANDALL STOFFT, STOFFT COONEY ARCHITECTS HOME BUILDER / MATT KNAUF, KNAUF-KOENIG GROUP
SOUTHERN COMFORT VIBRANT COLORS AND LIVELY PATTERNS BRIGHTEN A NAPLES COTTAGE FOR A COUPLE RETREATING FROM MIDWESTERN WINTERS. WRITTEN BY JENNIFER SERGENT / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID A. LAND/ OTTO
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For his clients’ Naples home, designer Andrew Howard created spirited and welcoming interiors, such as in the main family room area where John Robshaw’s hand-blocked Umma Kashmir drapes the windows. The Manisa design by Pintura Studio livens up an antique armchair in the foreground. The sofa and swivel armchairs are by Hickory Chair, and the coffee table is by Henredon. Visible through the windows is a pool designed by landscape architect Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design.
im and Veo Martin’s house in Chicago, by Veo’s description, “has a lot of beige.” Add to that monochrome the steely grays of the city’s famously frigid winters and it’s hardly surprising they wanted some punchier hues incorporated into their Naples residence. Having previously lived in a condo there, the couple, who have five sons and four grandchildren, decided to build a new home to accommodate their growing family— and asked designer Andrew Howard to imbue it with spirit and a welcoming palette. “This house needed to feel approachable,” says Howard, “a happy place to go to when it’s freezing cold up north.” While Howard was working on the interiors, residential designer John Cooney was designing an “Old Florida cottage” with porches, a standing-seam metal roof and board-and-batten siding—“all indicative of the Old Florida vernacular,” notes Cooney, who worked with architect Randall Stofft and project manager Liz Dovey on the plans. But because new houses don’t yet have a history of their own, Howard used color and pattern to weave a narrative for the Martins, who enjoy entertaining family and close friends in the home’s intimate spaces. “We were given a lot of freedom by the clients to create a new experience,” says Howard. That experience begins at the front door, which looks straight through a family/dining area to the rear terrace and pool. To define the space, Howard framed the floorto-ceiling windows and French doors with draperies in a graphic yellow-and-blue pattern. “I don’t use a ton of yellow, but it’s a happy color,” he says, adding that the motif’s small scale doesn’t overwhelm across dozens of yards of drapery, so it can carry the large area. Howard also went bold on vintage armchairs with what he calls his lead fabric, explaining, “Everything grows or is pared down from there.” In this case, an oversize floral pattern with bright yellow blooms cries out for attention. “I wanted the back of the chair to look interesting,” the designer says, because that’s what people see when they enter the house. Equally as important was choosing the right mix of new, custom and vintage furnishings. “Nothing’s worse for me than having everything look like it came from a bamboovintage shop, or off the floor of a showroom,” he says. “I’m really big on woods not matching so it doesn’t look like a store-bought set. If you have something new, something old and something made, you’re good.” To Howard’s credit, it’s not always clear which is which in this home. The designer
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Custom-colored Ann Morris pendants over the kitchen island complement the hand-glazed terra-cotta mosaic backsplash by Mosaic House. The counter stools are by Blu Dot, and the cabinetry is by AlliKristĂŠ Custom Cabinetry & Kitchen Design.
“I tried to embrace a sunshine feel,” says Howard of the dining room’s floral chandelier by Vaughan, which hangs above a Hadlock table by Tritter Feefer. Host chairs upholstered in Indigo Peacock Stripe by Christopher Cloth harmonize with the Hickory Chair side chairs covered in Perennials Indoor Outdoor fabric.
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spotted a vintage sideboard for the dining area on 1stdibs, but someone got to it before him, so he had a replica made. He then asked decorative painter and fine artist Stephen Floyd to create a painting that incorporated the colors in the family and dining area. “While I do like to include the colors of the fabrics,” Howard notes, “I prefer to use hues that are unexpected so it looks like something we found and not something we commissioned.” In the kitchen, the Martins opted for crisp white with blue accents, inspired by the Azul Calcite countertop they had chosen for their previous condo renovation and replicated here. They worked with Howard, general contractor Matt Knauf and kitchen-design firm AlliKristé to fill in the rest, with shiplap siding lining the walls and island, and customcolored lantern pendants to complement a mosaic-tile backsplash. “The homeowners wanted a very clean-looking kitchen,” says Knauf. “The use of shiplap, along with whites and brighter accent colors, gives it a cottage-y feel.”
Because the Martins are empty nesters, they wanted open entertaining areas where family and guests could be together, with private, en suite retreats for kids and grandchildren upstairs and two master suites on the main floor for themselves and their friends. Howard washed pale tones throughout the Martins’ suite. “I like masters to feel more soothing and the colors to be more subdued,” he says. The blue-and-green floral draperies dictated the rest of the design: “Everywhere you look outside in Naples it’s super green and lush, so I thought we’d embrace that in this room.” Upstairs in one of the guest rooms, however, Howard went all out, using a pattern play of pinks and blues. “Every house needs that one bedroom with a wild story,” he says. The space was put to use immediately, since the decorating was finalized one day before the Martins’ children and grandchildren arrived for the Thanksgiving holiday. “Having all the finishing touches go in so seamlessly in the last days was such a good way to finish the project,” Veo says, “and made it all worth it.”
Opposite: Katie Ridderâ€™s Floral Peony wallpaper from Holland & Sherry defines the powder room. A Georgia Sconce by Coleen & Company, done in a custom color, flanks the Martinsâ€™ own mirror from Serena & Lily. Below: Multiple patterns can coexist in a single space, as they do in this guest room, as long as the scales are different, explains Howard. The large paisley drapes by Claremont hang beside a smaller-scale Weeping Willow wallpaper by Clay McLaurin Studio. A tiny floral and diamond print by Anna Spiro Textiles covers the custom bed frame.
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Opposite: “The ceilings in the master bath were just so big and tall it was going to feel very cold without wallpaper,” says Howard, who selected Quadrille’s Longfellow as the solution. Other decorative elements include the Zurich lantern by Vaughan and an antique garden stool. Below: The master bedroom steps out to the spa, which is separated from the pool for the owners’ private view. Inside, a four-poster bed by Tritter Feefer with an embroidered coverlet and shams by The Linen Ladies rests on a carpet by Crescent. The bench, covered in a Schumacher fabric, is by Lee Industries; the drapery fabric is by Alex Conroy.
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Consistently, and undeniably, better always wins. Our experiences have proven this philosophy time and time again. It is the core of our culture and the heart of everything we do. And how we do it. From residential and commercial construction to interior design and property management. We know how our competitors do things, and we ďŹ nd ways of doing them better. Thatâ€™s why clients choose us to begin with.
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“EACH PERIOD OF CIVILIZATION CREATES AN ART THAT IS SPECIFIC IN IT AND WHICH WE WILL NEVER SEE REBORN,” PAINTER WASSILY KANDINSKY EXPLAINS OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ART MOVEMENT OF THE 20TH CENTURY. BAUHUAS, OR ‘BUILDING HOUSE,’ WAS THE GERMAN SCHOOL FOUNDED IN 1919 BY ARCHITECT WALTER GROPIUS THAT EMPLOYED ARTISTS SUCH AS PAUL KLEE, JOSEF ALBERS, AND KANDINSKY. ITS AIM WAS TO UNIFY ALL ARTS, INCLUDING PAINTING, ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE INTO A SINGLE CRAFT ALLOWING FOR A REIMAGINED MATERIAL WORLD IN WHICH ARTISANS CREATED BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND FUNCTIONAL ITEMS. WHILE ORIGINALLY RADICAL, BAUHAUS DESIGN CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE PRODUCTS CREATED A CENTURY LATER.
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