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
The great room holds a deft mix of old and new. The antique hewn bench and chair were sourced in Belgium, and the enormous planter was once a wine cask that hails from France. “The soulful saddle, which is owned by the client and was previously used on their horses, became a statement piece,” says designer Briggs Edward Solomon. “By placing it on a simple stand, we were able to showcase its significance and create a focal point in the room.”

Inside an Okeechobee Home on the Range

An addition to a ranch house in Okeechobee’s farm country gives a Florida family room to grow
Potthast Design worked with Jamie Stern on a custom diamond-pattern area rug that provides an elegant platform for the great room’s furnishings. A white Yamaha baby grand piano pops against the green tropical landscape. Sumptuous seating, including a lavish built-in window seat, wraps the space in comfort. Old Biscayne’s two-tiered white cocktail table and a white-topped cane side table from Worlds Away connect visually to the piano’s silhouette.

Paradise Calls in Tranquil Longboat Key Sanctuary

In Longboat Key, a condominium echoes its idyllic beachside setting with elegant coastal design touches and aqua accents galore
The bespoke grand room showcases a stunning feature wall blending stone and warm wood. Cosentino’s suede-finished Neural Dekton creates a sophisticated Zen aesthetic anchored with white oak applications for dimension and texture. An impressive 100-inch fireplace generates year-round ambiance.

Japandi Sensibilities Shine in Woodlake Home

Mid-century modern ideas and Japandi style inform the contemporary look of a Bonita Bay residence
“For the primary bedroom, we pulled in deep water tones, highlighted with pops of saffron and poppy as a beautiful feature wall behind the bed,” says Dolan. “The rest of the fabrics and materials in this room offer more subtle touches of these same colors, but with a lighter saturation of color.”

Naples Home Goes for the Bold

An experienced design team relies on contrast and juxtaposition to achieve design success in a Naples remodel
A grand entrance marked by a circular staircase creates a dynamic architectural element visible from the dining area. The entry rug introduces a touch of pattern to the home’s calming, neutral palette. Lexington’s clean-lined dining table and chairs pair exceptionally with a linear statement chandelier from Ashore.

Amelia Island Dream Home Boasts Magnificent Views

A home renovation amid the marshlands of Amelia Island proves to be the best medicine for an adventurous couple
Anchored with a glossy pavement of terrazzo flooring, the open spaces in this airy Sarasota condo visually connect while blending a mix of classic furniture pieces, organic shapes, and natural materials. Textured fabrics and rift-cut white oak features create inviting warmth.

Modernist Musings in Siesta Key Home

Drawing inspiration from mid-century modern architecture, an A-team of designers craft a spot-on second home on Siesta Key
Awash in a palette inspired by sand, sea, and sky, the oceanside family room emits an ethereal, cloud-like feel. Cream club chairs from E.J. Victor blend with a pale blue velvet sofa, and rock crystal orbs appear to float atop Hickory White’s Cruz cocktail table.

Heavenly Elegance in Park Shore Beach Home

With a celestial palette and a focus on scale, balance, and proportion, a design team brings a retired couple’s ideal home to life
Embellishments in the foyer include a metal console by Hooker, crystal lamps by Jamie Young, and a mirror by Made Goods.

Classic Coastal Elegance in Park Shore Home

After conjuring up the ideal Park Shore clients, an imaginative designer delivers the coastal residence of their dreams
With sweeping views of the city skyline and Sarasota Bay, the great room is awash in natural light, which filters in through a cantilevered overhang. The sculptural chandelier over the dining table is reminiscent of birds in mid-flight. A secondary focal point comes from the monolithic, bioethanol fireplace with a television mounted on top.

Modern Marvel Perched Above Sarasota Bay

A local tastemaker honors the city’s homegrown design style in her own way at a light-filled sky residence overlooking Sarasota Bay