Before & After: A Chic Beach Condo Redesign

Before & After - one of our favorite ways to demonstrate just how much can be done to transform a space. Our clients in this project, a chic Las Olas Beach Club Condo, asked for an update to the original finishes and a more open feel, which meant pulling down walls and cabinetry. The result - a sanctuary within their condo that had a clean, hotel-like vibe with coastal hints.

We opened a wall in the kitchen to really play off the ocean view and added in a unique T-shaped calcite bar to maximize the space - the result is a gorgeous, chic and modern open feel.

We opened a wall in the kitchen to really play off the ocean view and added in a unique T-shaped calcite bar to maximize the space - the result is a gorgeous, chic and modern open feel.

We used many different textiles from soft crushed velvets to indoor/outdoor fabrics to create rich texture AND keep it functional with small children!

We used many different textiles from soft crushed velvets to indoor/outdoor fabrics to create rich texture AND keep it functional with small children!

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We incorporated a lot of artistic pieces, as well as some custom and semi-custom pieces. We used lots of natural materials from designers such as Made Goods and some rich lighting from Ralph Lauren.

We incorporated a lot of artistic pieces, as well as some custom and semi-custom pieces. We used lots of natural materials from designers such as Made Goods and some rich lighting from Ralph Lauren.

 Want to see more of this gorgeous project? Head over to our home page and check out the full gallery! We hope you love it as much as we do.

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Spring Design Trends We're Loving

A new season brings new trends in the design space. We love these trends in home design that we are seeing everywhere - and we’re sharing how we’ve incorporated them into some of our recent designs.


Texture

Texture, texture, texture. We love incorporating texture into our designs to create interest - even when it’s subtle, like this gorgeous bed. From the pillows to the cozy throw blanket, this bed is rich with mixed textures and we can’t get enough.

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Feminine Colors

Pink is not just for little girls’ rooms anymore. Feminine colors like blush, lavender and pretty pastels are a major trend for spring, like this room we’ve dubbed the pink paradise.

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Darker Kitchens or Kitchen Accents

For a while, the trend in kitchens was all white, all the time. We’re seeing more and more kitchens in darker shades - or with darker accents, like the countertops and rich floors in our client’s beautiful kitchen here.

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Mix and Match Patterns

This is one trend we keep coming back to. The contrast between patterns in the same or complimentary color tones adds major interest to a room. We love how this bold wallpaper plays against the equally bold pattern of the arm chair in this cozy office nook!

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Floral Fabrics and Wallpapers

This is not your grandmother’s floral - the new florals are bold, contrasting and make a big statement. We have a feeling this trend isn’t going anywhere.

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Open Shelving

Oh, open shelving. We have to admit - this is not always the most practical of trends. But, we personally love how we have incorporated this trend for our clients here, without compromising all of their (more practical!) storage space.

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What are some of your favorite design trends? We want to hear from you - what’s in, what’s out and what is next!



Partner Spotlight: Made Goods

photo provided by Made Goods

photo provided by Made Goods

One of our favorite things about designing is all of the incredible partners we get to work with to make our clients’ dreams a reality. So we thought it fitting to start highlighting some of those partners, and share why, and how much, we adore them!

First up, we want to tell you all about Made Goods. Made Goods designs and produces luxury home furnishings for top-tier designers, boutique retail and 5-star hospitality. This isn’t your average furniture store!! In fact, they are a wholesale distributor, so you only get access to their pieces by working with a designer (like us!). Known as a destination for furniture, lighting, outdoor and decor, each Made Goods item is designed to be a special statement - both aesthetically beautiful and functional.

Below, we share some of the ways we’ve incorporated these gorgeous Made Goods pieces into our designs.

Chandelier by Made Goods

Chandelier by Made Goods

Chandelier by Made Goods

Chandelier by Made Goods

We love that their pieces use rare and unusual materials, many exclusive to Made Goods. The designs are statement pieces - looks that you would imagine to be custom and are totally unexpected.

Nightstands by Made Goods.

Nightstands by Made Goods.

And since we always want to tailor our designs to our clients’ needs, we appreciate how the look of the line can transition from modern, contemporary, transitional and perhaps even traditional. They’re so thoughtful with their designs, and meticulous down to the the small curves and interesting hardware. It doesn’t hurt that their customer service is incredible - they truly cater to the design community.

White desk by Made Goods

White desk by Made Goods

White Bowl by Made Goods

White Bowl by Made Goods

Made Goods, we love working with you. Thank you for being a valued partner!













        





Outdoor Living: Everything You Need To Know

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Being based in South Florida, we are all about outdoor living. We love creating a living area outdoors that transcends your typical backyard. So we wanted to share some of our favorite tips, tricks and the trends you should know about when it comes to outdoor design.

  • First things first, choose comfortable, luxurious outdoor furniture. There is nothing more important in creating a livable space which is functional and fits your family’s needs. Seating should be well thought out in terms of your space plan and use.

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  • Color, color, color! We love the use of color outdoors. Colorful pillows can easily change the look based on the season, and adding colorful rugs and outdoor throws add polish. Don’t be afraid to pop your favorites outside - you can get away with bolder prints and shades here than you can inside.

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  • Create an inviting space for day + night - with the use of lighting and elements like a fire pit, lights strung above a gathering space and candle light from large LED candles and torches.

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  • Mixing materials works just like it does inside the house - add interest, texture and depth - concrete, natural wood, woven materials and metals can all be meshed outdoors.

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  • Be mindful of the effects of weather - metals should be powder-coated to protect from the elements (especially in South Florida!) and be sure to protect furniture when not in use by getting Sunbrella covers.

  • Create an upscale feel with the use of tongue and groove on the ceiling, and add pretty melamine dishware, which has the same look as the delicate ceramic you use indoors.

  • One of the biggest trends in outdoor decor is the use of art - don’t be afraid to integrate artwork in different forms in your outdoor space. Art is now available in finishes that can withstand the elements!

What is your favorite thing about the outdoor lifestyle? We’d love to hear!

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