“The landscapes for this Coral Gables modern farmhouse make the outdoor experience inspired from the inside out,” says landscape architect Christopher Cawley

Seaglass Awards 2024 Spotlight: Landscape Architecture

This summer, we are celebrating Florida's top design talents who were recently recognized at the second annual Seaglass Awards
A cantilevered ceiling feature breaks up the depth of the apartment and provides a place for soft overhead lighting. The banana leaf photograph is 15 feet in length, giving an idea of the size of the space. The paneled mirrored doors at the rear of the space conceal utilitarian items and reflect views and natural light into the kitchen.

Inside Architects’ Loft-Like Palm Beach Apartment

Two architects transform an outdated Palm Beach apartment into a flexible and fashionable home
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Seaglass Awards 2024 Spotlight: Gloria Black Design

This summer, we are celebrating Florida's top design talents who were recently recognized at the second annual Seaglass Awards
Sporting a shingled ivory exterior and an expansive wrap-around porch offering glistening ocean views, this Ponte Vedra Beach residence embodies its pristine setting. Benjamin Moore’s White Dove shade brings new life to the home’s shingled siding, softening the classic lines of a quintessential coastal-green metal roof.

Ponte Vedra Beach Home is a Utopian Vision

In Ponte Vedra Beach, a seasoned designer takes on the renovation of a waterside residence to deliver a sublime version of home
A whitewashed brick gas fireplace topped by a large sea fan is the focal point of the living room. Local objects nestle in the built-ins while a linen sofa and rope-adorned swivel chairs provide flexible seating. The transparency of the coffee table helps keep the room feeling light.

Gulfside Serenity in Gasparilla Island Beach House

A Montana couple trades mountain living for the seaside charm of a sophisticated beach house in Boca Grande
"This modernist single-family residence in Coral Gables sits in stark contrast to its Mediterranean neighbors." Photo by Michael Stavaridis

Seaglass Awards 2024 Spotlight: Contemporary Architecture & Design

This summer, we are celebrating Florida's top design talents who were recently recognized at the second annual Seaglass Awards
Seaglass Spotlight, Contemporary Dining Room, NAR Design Studio. Photo by Gabriel Volpi

Seaglass Awards 2024 Spotlight: NAR Design Studio

This summer, we are celebrating Florida's top design talents who were recently recognized at the second annual Seaglass Awards
A massive wall sculpture entitled Trestles by artist Matt Devine gives the great room an unexpected punch of color. Crisp white Baker seating pieces trimmed in glossy Macassar ebony align with elegant, polished finishes implemented throughout.

Epic Parisian Art Deco Style in Delray Beach Home

Great expectations were fulfilled at a colossal Delray Beach estate that merges Neoclassical architecture with high-gloss Art Deco glamour
The office is centered with a custom-designed wall unit. Two coffee tables by Baxter—one topped with marble, and the other with leather—were merged to create one oversized surface.

Modern Oceana Vacation Home is Neutral Territory

A fuss-free palette of cream and brown offers the ideal backdrop for modern sophistication in a Bal Harbour sky residence
The living room is meant for entertaining. A low-slung sofa can be arranged to accommodate a table to hold drinks and plenty of seating space while the television is concealed behind a movable oak panel adorned with a three-dimensional art installation. The wall unit’s LED-lit shelves on the left highlight the Carrara marble background, which was selected to counterbalance the symmetry of the unit.

Colorful Belle Meade Family Home Comes to Life

A design duo infuses color and warmth in a Belle Meade vacation home
Backdropped by an ocean view, the family room showcases a custom wall unit combining a cement finish with quartz backing. A John Koga Moon floor lamp echoes the sophistication of an Eames chair and ottoman from Herman Miller.

Villa Vizcaya Home is a Designer’s Personal Paradise

Bold art and Parisian inspiration help a designer craft the ideal vacation home for her and her family in Coconut Grove
An unexpected support column altered the placement of the massive sectional in the family room. Wood paneling encompasses the shelving display in contrast to the marble backdrop for the television. To minimize harsh overhead lighting, inset LED lights create a cozy glow overhead and on the shelving.

Oceanfront Bal Harbour Condo Was a Labor of Love

A seasoned designer leads an arduous renovation to success by transforming a closed-off floor plan into a light-filled residence with contemporary cachet
Spanning the 32nd and 33rd floors of the landmark Château Beach Residences, this penthouse in Sunny Isles Beach boasts dynamic 360-degree ocean views, including the city skyline and golden vistas of Miami Bay. The living area integrates a lounge bar and dining room made for entertaining, with sleek seating from Minotti and Poltrona Frau positioned for an effortless flow.

Peak of Perfection in Château Beach Residences Home

In Sunny Isles Beach, sky’s-the-limit design that’s both modern and sophisticated saturates every corner of a prized penthouse
A micro-mosaic tile pattern was chosen for the wall behind the bar. The woven chairs from Serena & Lily echo the texture the tiles bring to that corner of the space. The windows were designed with a mullion pattern that matches the original windows in the home.

Cozy Charm in Renovated St. Petersburg Bungalow

A design team brings familial charm back to a century-plus-old bungalow in St. Petersburg
An oversized guest bedroom functions as a mini-suite with a seating area and separate sleeping quarters. White-washed furniture keeps the room casual and elegant, while island-themed artwork creates a colorful accent.

Palm Beach Home is a Picturesque Beachside Backdrop

A New York couple finds the ideal oceanfront gallery for their art collection in one of Palm Beach’s most prized addresses
Central to the living room is the fireplace, which was outfitted with Calacatta Gold marble. “It’s a stone that you will see in historical homes as well as current motif homes, so it is truly timeless,” says designer Michelle Miller.

Retro Revamp for Colonial-Style St. Petersburg Home

A colonial-style home undergoes a historically sensitive renovation and emerges classically revived with vintage furniture and cherished antiques
Hive Architects founders Joe Kelly and Gwen Leroy-Kelly (shown here with their Hungarian Vizsla, Kai) are currently spearheading multiple projects in and around Sarasota, including a historic remodel of the Lamolithic House designed by Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell on Siesta Key.

The New Guard of Sarasota Architecture

The founders of Hive Architects are crafting the residences of Sarasota’s future while maintaining a firm grasp on the city’s design legacy
Windowpanes framing a tropical view offered the inspiration for the oversized print gallery wall in the home’s office. The geometric rug and contemporary guest chairs offer a departure from other furnishings. “You can be organic, soft, and neutral, and then throw in something that’s a little edgier,” says Hickman. “Why not?”

Restful Naples Retreat Feels Like Paradise

Sophisticated Florida vacation vibes set a tone of convivial elegance in a Naples spec home
The study draws its gray-green tones from the living room. Custom bookshelves were installed for display space for decorative accessories.

Lakewood Ranch Home Strikes the Right Balance

In Lakewood Ranch, a carefully composed palette and expert layering bring forth the textured vacation home its owners envisioned
This area of the residence near the ground-level garage serves as a gallery of sorts for a blue glass sculpture by Tom Marosz and a set of large paintings from Brazilian artist Sergio Lucena’s Infinite Nothing series that were found at the Untitled art fair in Miami.

Key Largo Condo Strikes an Artful Balance

Modern art and congenial design receive equal treatment in a Key Largo retreat