The living room’s ceiling features the same white Belgian oak found in the flooring, accentuated with light fixtures from Currey & Co. The bold citron-hued area rug and sculptural chairs flanking the fireplace infuse an artsy vibe. To the right and up three steps is one of the home’s architectural surprises: a blue-hued library. “It’s like a beautiful cocoon,” says Pamela. “It’s my favorite spot in the house.”

Beach House Blues in Paradise by the Bay

A vacation dream home in the Panhandle offers surprises around every corner
Dark walnut floors add depth and elevate the home’s casual style. A coral red coffee table inspired the home’s colorful palette. Central to entertaining is the wet bar that features a beer tap and refrigerator drawers cleverly hidden inside the lower cabinet.

Bright Colors Get Their Moment in Hobe Sound Home

Shades of blue and coral combine to reinvigorate a renovation in an exclusive Hobe Sound enclave
“When we go into a project, we try to create some memorable moments,” Haim says. “These Flow(t) pendant lights by Nao Tamura became one of those moments.” Below them, a dining room table by French designer Christophe Delcourt is a comfortable spot to enjoy a convivial meal.

Vibrant Ocean Views Inspire Bal Harbour Condo

Fed up with construction delays, a client opts for oceanfront opulence in Bal Harbour
The expansive windows in the living room look out onto a fountain. The tree trunk-inspired end tables are lacquered in white, with tops painted in gold leaf.

Happy Hues Bring the Flair in Winter Park Home

A sophisticated-yet-playful Winter Park gem glows with clever color
A luxurious green velvet couch, leather accent chairs, and suede club chairs pair elegantly with black marble and metal coffee tables. Colvin and Simoes fabricated custom built-in bookcases with metal shelving and backed with black porcelain to accommodate the owner’s Bearbricks, KAWS figures, and fashion books.

Street Art and Fashion Collide in Miami Home

Former Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Andre Branch goes from defensive plays to design projects in his Nautilus home
“As with any large space, the goal is to create at once the feeling of both grandeur yet warm and intimate,” says Dawkins. “I am constantly challenged with the task of ‘warming it up,’ and this layout offered the perfect opportunity to create a cozy retreat.” This space is outfitted with a custom bar and entertainment center, and the steel and glass pocket doors provide an uncluttered visual divider.

Creative Contrasts Up the Intrigue in South Beach

A South Beach penthouse goes to extremes with a classic black and white palette
Walnut accents in the great room echo the exterior design and warm up the all-white walls and furnishings. Pops of bright colors were strategically designed to be removed if the new owner didn’t like them. “People are sometimes afraid of color and it would be difficult if I put in a red sofa, so I kept it to small accessories,” says McDaniel.

Pops of Color Rule in Miromar Lakes Home

A hue-happy model home mixes modern lines with classic materials
A sculpture of a Reese’s wrapper by Paul Rousso splashes color above a sculptural bench.

Art-Filled Miami Abode is Serious Eye Candy

A sun-drenched Key Biscayne retreat provides panoramic vistas and pop art vibes
Interior designer Laura Parsons opted for locally made goods and furnishings, especially in the living room, where the vibrant draperies inspired the color choices on the coffee table, chairs, and accent pillows.

Bold Shades Beckon in Bonita Springs Home

A New York couple hankers for hues in their refreshed Bonita Springs retreat
The living room had high ceilings, which made it difficult to create a sense of coziness. Hoyos installed a drop ceiling and hung an oversized, cascading chandelier in the center of the room. Hoyos crafted this custom angular millwork installation for the walls, which can be admired from the minimalist sofas, ottoman, and chairs.

Simple Sophistication Shines in Pinecrest

A cosmopolitan couple moves to Miami, finding home in a place as stylish and practical as they are
The dining room table with its tree trunk base and fossilized clamshell top is an elegant counterpoint to the woven sea grass dome fixture that hangs above.

Scaling Up the Glamour in Naples

A coastal contemporary cottage in Naples goes glam
A four-poster hand-crafted lampakanai rope bed is the focal point of 8-year-old Shiloh Moulton’s dream bedroom. A white sea fan suspended underneath glass and framed in Capiz shell spans the width of the bed. Below, a handmade blush-toned sheepskin rug complements the pink-hued pillows and beaded drapery.

Kalea Bay Condo is a Serene Oasis

Inspired by her work in a model condominium, a family gives a designer free rein to create a vacation home that’s as elegant as it is durable
What was once the living room is now a cozy lounge where guests have hors d’oeuvres on iconic B&B Italia swivel chairs around a tea-height table. Poggi added two more large glass panels on the front wall, opening up the space to the outdoors.

Eastern Exposure in Coral Gables

The first impression was dismal, but interior designer Juan Poggi had a vision as he walked through the warren of tiny, dark rooms in a boxy ranch home on a quiet, tree-lined street in...
"The idea here was to create a fairly formal dining room where the Biondis could entertain guests,” Shafran says. “But we also wanted to create a modern space, by adding the light fixture and other elements. The goal was to do something that would not lose style over time.”

Château Chic in Talis Park

A New York couple creates the luxurious second home of their dreams
The office doubles as a guest room with a pull-out sofa bed. Blue grasscloth on all the walls allows the homeowner’s black-and-white surfer photographs to pop. Martin chose the trunk coffee table to give the room a more eclectic look.

Eclectic Touches Abound in Modern Naples Home

A designer turns supply-chain shortages into serendipity
The custom-created massive glass panels in the sitting area are motorized—when open, they completely disappear. The Brenno sofas are the homeowners’ favorite pieces from their previous home. The painting is by South African artist Catherine Christie.

Laid-Back Luxury Sprawls in Jupiter Home

Downsizing never looked so good in this modern Loxahatchee River refuge
Pale Bermuda pink walls set the tone in the living room, which looks out on a lush tropical garden beyond the pool.

A Rosy Retreat in Vero Beach

Old Florida Style meets contemporary comfort in a family of five’s coastal vacation home
The living room is set in two subtly specified conversation spaces. Walsh deftly combines Venetian, traditional, and contemporary styling—all awash in tones of blue and green. From wood to glass to metal and bone, no two tables are alike. A Chihuly-esque chandelier hangs above.

Worldly Sophistication Invites in Naples

Combining styles and influences, a Naples home goes from massively Mediterranean to eclectically elegant
Instead of shooing people out of the kitchen during gatherings, Thompson and the homeowner turned the space into the home’s most inviting and comfortable room with oversized wing chairs and deep bar stools upholstered in performance fabric. On either side of the Francois & Company hood are vintage Moroccan lanterns. A pair of custom-made chandeliers adds a wood element.

Southern Elegance Charms in Port Royal Home

A Port Royal home soothes the senses with subtle Southern charm
Designers Dianne Davant and Priscilla Hyatt Councill didn’t want the interiors to compete with the outdoor beauty. They brought in natural elements like the coffee table with a cypress trunk and an antler chandelier that ties the living room to the kitchen.

Cozy Cabin Overlooks the Suwannee River

A North Florida couple builds their family-friendly forever home along the Suwannee River
Having fun can be a messy business—which is why nearly every material in the solarium is washable and stain-resistant. “Because of their kids and the dog, cleanability was big on my client’s wish list,” Webster says. “And they wanted comfort, a lot of comfort.”

Modern Craftsman Redesign Opens Ponte Vedra Home

A Ponte Vedra couple and their growing clan builds their forever home with plenty of space to pursue their favorite pastimes