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
The living room’s round skylights, finished with Venetian plaster, create sun circles on the exposed brick wall. Mixed with “diamond dust,” the plaster sparkles in the light. A massive abstract painting by Paul T. Scarborough highlights the wall, befitting the grand proportions of a Rene Cazares blue velvet sofa.

Orlando Home is an Enchanting Main Attraction

A palatial vacation home at Walt Disney World Resort’s Golden Oak community in Orlando charms its residents and neighbors with its Gulf Coast vibe
Z Properties, Seaglass. Photos by Stephen Allen

Seaglass Awards Spotlight: Contemporary Architecture

his summer, we are celebrating Florida's top design talents who were recently recognized at the inaugural Seaglass Awards
Edo wallpaper from China Seas was used to visually separate the predominantly white kitchen from the family room. Photographer Betsy Carothers, a friend of the homeowners, snapped the captivating image of a white egret near the windows.

New Beginnings in a Bermuda-Style Vero Beach Home

Vibrant color and striking patterns guide the renovation of a Vero Beach residence on John’s Island
The homeowners envisioned the living room as a place for relaxation and entertainment. A game table sits next to a floor-to-ceiling mural made by Area Environment for Jeffrey Michaels Showroom.

Mid-Century Modern Gem on Lake Rowena

A cherished family home on the shores of Lake Rowena in Orlando gets a second chance to make new memories after a respectful restoration
The two-story living room area is brought down to scale by the six-foot-high limestone fireplace mantel and the 13-foot curved metal sculpture that hangs above. The limestone brings the classical exterior elements of the home inside, while the sleek-lined furniture and delicate, orb-like lighting infuse the space with a cool, modern aesthetic. The ceiling detail flows beyond the glass wall to the outside, drawing the eye to the grand backyard.

Windermere Family Home Makes a Grand Statement

In Windermere, an estate’s formal demeanor belies its functionality as a true family home
Looking toward one of the doors that opens onto the water, the mid-century modern chair, covered in a Pierre Frey chenille, and the equally bright pouf reflect the colors in the piece of art over the fireplace. Above the console table, which has a top made of antique shagreen, hangs a mirror with crisp white discs dancing around its frame.

A “Jewel Box” of Color and Art on John’s Island

A vacation home in John’s Island fuses understated style with comfort, and ends up being everything a Maryland couple envisioned it could be
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
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
Jade Timmerman tied the dining room and kitchen together with warm woods in each space. In the dining room, a modern chandelier provides a stark contrast to the home’s rustic elements. The kitchen’s custom range hood serves as a focal point, which features two islands—one for prepping, and another for gathering. A glassed-in wine room houses the Jimenezes’ collection of varietals.

Calling a Transformed Barn Home in Plant City

A vintage barn renovation gives a Central Florida couple a place to kick up their heels with friends and family
In the living room, a mix of blue hues and sandy tones feels serene while patterns and geometrics keep the design dynamic. Vanguard’s sofa and armchairs shape a seating area. Libby Langdon’s own striped “Halsey” for Fairfield offers the comfort and ease of a recliner with the styling of a chic lounge chair. Libby Langdon Vero 31-2APhotography by Aric Attas, Creative

Vero Beach Family Home is a Blue Beauty

New York-based designer and television personality Libby Langdon doubles down on color in this Vero Beach home
Above the fireplace, a colorful work of art transforms into flat screen TV for a now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t effect. It’s juxtaposed by a gold leaf spherical etagère from Regina Andrew. The white Tilda chandelier from Arteriors anchors the space between the living and dining areas.

Eclectic Winter Park Home is a Geometric Gem

Simple symmetry and a black and white base make this home the perfect canvas for pops of color
In the formal living room, custom velvet throw pillows coordinate with the CR Laine wing chairs. The coffee table is one of two in the shape of river rocks, covered in silver leaf, atop a Jaipur Living rug.

“Luxe Glam” Windermere Home is Pretty in Pink

A mix of femininity and functionality gives this family home a uniquely luxe livability

Winter Springs European-Inspired Dream Home

Tucked amid a park-like setting, this charming Winter Springs home features five courtyards to create an old-world country feel
“Styling this coastal Vero Beach home with a subtle West Indies flair, two exterior details proved to be challenging and must not be forgotten — columns and porch railings,” interior designer Leah Muller says. “Both must possess just the right amount of oomph. Too much detail is a disaster … not enough looks like an oversight. We paid special attention to both.”

Coastal Vero Beach Home Balances West Indies Flair

Designer form follows unique function in this spacious, coastal modern house that celebrates West Indies flavor within a practical and open floor plan
A Calacatta gold marble, waterfall-edge island by ADP Surfaces centers the culinary space. A custom, sheathed metal chandelier designed by Reginald Dunlap Interior Design and fabricated by Qui Design introduces a curve appeal.

An Orlando Penthouse’s Artful Elements

By day, the rooftops chisel a steely gray silhouette against the silky blue sky — by night, Orlando’s city lights reflect in the reflective interiors of this Star Tower penthouse

A Modern Vision Brought to Life in Lake Wales

Three principals, two continents: working with colleagues halfway around the world brings virtual vision to reality in Lake Wales
Inspiring the living room palette, China Seas’ soft pattern from Quadrille wraps a pair of lounge chairs in cool comfort. An elegant find at Newel Antiques, the Jean-Denis Malclès screen.

Coastal Chic Vero Beach Home is a Perfect Blend

A mother-daughter design duo mixes talent and sensibilities in a coastal classic
A mix of materials shape the dining room, where The Necessity of the Pause by artist Audrey Phillips hangs on a wall of glazed-ceramic dimensional tile designed by Robert A.M. Stern for Walker Zanger. Taylor King dining room chairs covered in Weitzner’s viscose chenille surround Century’s solid walnut dining table. The light fixture is a custom design by Shakúff, a Brooklyn-based studio known for blown- and fused-glass lighting.

Thoroughbred Heritage Celebrated in Ocala Home

Masterful in design, an Ocala residence built to observe staid thoroughbred traditions is far from conventional in form and style

A River Of White

Hugging the bank of the S. Lucie river, this Palm City seasonal escape fully embraces the nature of the tropics