“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
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
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
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 The pink neon art is Wash N’ Set by Tschabalala Self above a white fiberglass Orgone chaise by Marc Newson.

A Modern Renaissance in Contemporary Surf Club Condo

Designers Angel Sanchez and Christopher Coleman create a contemporary getaway for a New York art collector and his family in the Four Seasons Residences at the historic Surf Club in Surfside
The David Hilliard photograph from Yancey Richardson Gallery creates an intriguing narrative for the kitchen, while the custom rug runner from Crosby Street Studios in teal and royal blue extends the ocean palette.

High End Handiwork Charms in Miami Condo

A New York couple adorns their North Miami Beach condo with bespoke wood furniture and local artisanal finds
The rosy palette of an early Ad Reinhardt painting (1949) determined the rich, jeweled tones of the living room, complemented by a custom rug from Stark Carpet and gold and pink pillows in Fortuny and Schumacher fabrics.

Contemporary Splendor Charms in Art-Filled Miami Condo

Surrounded by stunning views, a Surf Club residence offers a sophisticated setting for the owners’ mid-century art collection
The dining area flows toward the living space, pared down to the essentials and the watchful gaze of Beethoven. But little things take on importance when showcased against museum white: a ceramic vase by Gilles Casier and a delicate pedestal from Jaime Hayon reside tranquilly on an unadorned shelf.

Organic Minimalism Brings Serenity to Key Biscayne

A Key Biscayne condo gets an art-friendly—and Earth-friendly—makeover with a South American vibe
The homeowners brought some of their existing furniture with them to Miami, including a glass dining room table with sculptural base and surrounding green and turquoise chairs. Beatrice Pila-Gonzalez created a white circular couch to encourage conversation. De Leon crafted custom millwork that spans the ceiling and flows down the wall at the opposite side of the room.

Miami Home is an Homage to International Wonders

A cosmopolitan couple finds the perfect place to settle down amongst their worldly treasures
A massive metal étagère by Baxter stands up to the double height ceiling and serves as a screen that creates an intimate corner, but retains the views.

From Miami Vice to Miami Vibes in Ponce Davis

Rich hues, luxurious furnishings, and refined finishes transform an 80’s style party house into a sophisticated Magic City haven
On the balcony off the master suite, furniture from Artefacto sits atop a sandy-hued stone flooring in perfect complement to the beach below.

Waterfront Miami Home is Calm, Cool, and Collected

Minimalist forms make maximum impact in a design that combines Miami cool with modern comfort in Venetian Islands
The custom sectional sofa by Carriage House Modern provides a canvas for the living room’s oceanic aesthetic to pop in the living area. A seafoam green glass sculpture by Peter Bremer stands sentry, while a frosted amber Dale Chihuly glass bowl graces a coffee table, also by Carriage House Modern, with a contrasting pistachio-colored cast glass top and metal frame. A teal leather Ox chair from the Danish Design Store pulls out the speckles in the carpet from Rug Art that imitate the water’s currents.

Artful Illusions Mesmerize in Murano Grande Condo

High end interiors mixed with clever design hacks illuminate an impressive art collection in this Miami Beach condo
Andy Warhol’s four Marilyn screenprints (1967) bring out the family room’s bright accent pillows from Molly Blue Designs and its custom blue area rug that recalls the ocean’s waves. The desk, designed by Stumer, is flanked by his-and-hers saddle leather chairs.

Modern Miami Beach Penthouse is a Masterpiece

The renovation of this d oceanfront penthouse in Miami Beach takes inspiration from the homeowners’ enviable collection of modern art
Exposed-concrete columns add architectural interest in complementary contrast to the living area’s linear, paper-thin ceiling design. In the same spirit, Inarchi’s backlit marble planes suspend above a linen-clad sectional by James Perse that anchors the space atop Kinnasand’s charcoal gray kilim area rug. Movement becomes an overarching theme with sliding Res Italia wall panels and a series of cocktail tables from e15 and Gervasoni that can be easily moved around the space.

Seamless Touches Elevate Bal Harbour Condo

Architect, designer, and artist Oscar Glottman unveils this Bal Harbour unit as a culmination of minimalist design appearing simple thanks to a complex network of intricate systems
Hand-blown glass droplets from Ochre’s midcentury modern “Seed Cloud” chandelier cascade above Spazio di Casa’s sculptural glass-topped table lined by Artistic Frame’s dining chairs with saber-style legs that recall an Art Deco flavor.

Contemporary Coastal Trove on Sunny Isles Beach

The condo is saturated in understated elegance with architectural subtleties that complement a carefully curated interior scheme
Missoni’s hex-shaped velvet pouf displays all the hues of the rainbow in a finely striped pattern, while British artist Damien Hirst’s Minaret presents a modern twist to a vintage kaleidoscope pattern that circles color around the intimate living area.

North Miami Home is a Celebration of Color

Art and high-tech design create a bespoke home brimming with elements that deliver on expression

Eclectic Contemporary Condo Overlooks Fisher Island

Organic elements naturally blend with modern design to create a cozy, coastal retreat with a bird’s-eye view

Contemporary Sunset Island Home is a Natural Beauty

A perfect mix of modern and warm, one waterfront home on Sunset Island combines rich walnut with craggy keystone and dramatic marbles

Floridian Fantasy Realized in Miami Condo

In exclusive Bal Harbour, this top-to-bottom renovation brings one Chicago couple’s dream to life

Pop Art and Panoramic Views Stun in Miami Vacation Getaway

An uptempo condo becomes Steven G’s blank canvas upon which his signature styles strike a balance with bold bolts of art honoring classic 20th-century idols
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FD Conversations with Sarah Zohar

Sarah Zohar of Sarah Z Designs in Miami discusses her inspired redesign of an 8700-square-foot condo in Bal Harbour