First-Class On Fisher Island
Symmetrical Elegance, Light Gray-Scale Tones And Timeless Furnishings From Artefacto Come Together In This Contemporary Open Floor Plan In Palazzo Del Sol
Christina Hamoui, São Paulo, Brazil
Craig Denis, Miami, FL
Furniture Design and Staging:
Paulo Bacchi, Artefacto, Miami, FL
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Located on the historic 216-acre Fisher Island off the coast of Miami, Palazzo Del Sol features 10 stories and 43 luxury units, and is outfitted with first-class amenities, including a state-of-the-art movie theatre, Kidville-designed playroom and a zero-edge pool. With only Mediterranean Revival-style architecture on the private island, and views of South Beach, downtown Miami and the Atlantic Ocean, Palazzo Del Sol is as exclusive as it gets. And perched on the eighth floor with one of the most idyllic and desirable views imaginable, one sprawling condominium unit offers over 10,000 total square feet of space fit for the most lavish of lifestyles. Designed by Brazilian interior designer Christina Hamoui, linear lines and dramatic symmetry sweep across the bright and breezy model.
Based in São Paulo, Brazil, Hamoui brings her keen sense of style to Miami to showcase the best of the best. “I like to bring a touch of fashion to my projects with a South American flair,” the designer says. Layered textures and sleek finishes create a sophisticated balance between the clean and timeless appeal of the contemporary furnishings by Artefacto, and the expressive gray tone color palette enhanced with gold and ruby hues. “It is always interesting and exciting to work with a floor plan of this size, especially when creating an interior life surrounded by classic lines, wide terraces and Mediterranean architecture,” says furniture designer Paulo Bacchi, CEO of Artefacto. “To bring a classic, contemporary style to this environment, Christina and I selected curved seating arrangements and angular pieces to complement and connect the styles.”
The main living space is a balance of light and dark, hard and soft. Beach home-inspired, whitewashed hardwood flooring flows throughout, while rich warm area rugs delineate the expansive open space. A lounge area takes center stage in front of a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass. Here, a chrome column is integrated into the design to divide the two symmetrical parts of the social space. On either side, Artefacto’s supple curved “Argand” sofas in natural linen join high-gloss geometric cocktail tables and a pair of “Poline” armchairs wrapped in a deep ruby red. Mirrored deco-style buffets with metallic accents complete the scene.
Beyond the lounge area is a more formal and traditional living space. Continuing the symmetrical concept, two classic white extra-long sofas pair off. “We selected contemporary furnishings with minimal height to enhance the views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline,” Hamoui says. Accent pillows in pewter and platinum hues add an extra touch of elegance, while the black and white artwork pops against the soft gray walls.
The dining area is as sleek as it is sophisticated with a massive Calacatta marble-topped table surrounded by twelve sharp, leather-clad chairs. The mirrored back wall opens up the space, while a large industrial-style chandelier casts circles of light across the gentle color scheme.
“Some rooms are expansive and made for entertaining, while others are intimate and comfortable for family living. This created opportunities to work with both lifestyles, yet stay within a core theme of elegance,” Hamoui says. “With Artefacto’s beautiful pieces, I was able to accomplish this delicate dance when designing for Palazzo Del Sol, and I am so happy with the result.”