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
The residence’s great room was divided into three distinct groupings delineated by use. In the foreground are bouclé Bubblé sofas, Petra side tables, Hope accent tables, and Palm Bay club chairs (upholstered in leather and velvet) sourced from Morada. The marble coffee tables are from Holly Hunt. Flos’ Four Loop chandeliers provide a sculptural touch.

Edgy Sophistication in Downtown Miami Penthouse

A seasoned design team delivers a stylish penthouse at Miami’s iconic One Thousand Museum tower in record time
Steps from the front entryway, the great room features a custom-designed table for games and puzzles, and a table for dining. The monochromatic color scheme is warmed by wood tones and textural ceiling details, sculptural lighting fixtures, and live plants.

Pinecrest Family Home is Designed for Life

A monochromatic palette sets an ideal tone for mindful living in a Pinecrest home attuned to nature
Visible from the living room, the exposed trusses are made of the same timber as the flooring, but were stained in a darker shade. Custom artwork by Bradenton artist William Corr flanks the fireplace, adding intentional color. Most of the furnishings in the house came from RH, all chosen to work with the scale of the different spaces.

Sarasota Modern Farmhouse Was Worth the Wait

After a lifetime of designing residences for others, an architect finds a prime lot in Bradenton for his dream home next to the Manatee River
The living room’s impressive proportions capture the scenic grandeur of Bal Harbour with an enormous Century Furniture sectional illuminated with alabaster chandeliers and a detailed LED ceiling design. Swivel chairs custom-upholstered in a sumptuous ROMO fabric complement round cocktail tables with a wave design on the base. An additional seating area faces the ocean.

Seamless Flow Achieved in Bellini Condo

In Bal Harbour, two oceanside apartments are reborn as an elegant vacation home with custom cachet
In the foyer, guests are met with a vibrant first impression with upbeat artwork by Mel Bochner. A woven-front cabinet from Chaddock pairs with matching satin brass lamps. A super-wide runner guides the eye into the living space.

Color Crush in Old Naples Home

A joint effort between a father-and-daughter design team inspires artfully curated spaces in a vivacious home in Old Naples
A live moss wall blurs the boundaries between inside and out, ensuring a strong connection to nature. The lush accent relates visually to the landscape and the rich green velvet dining chairs.

Organic Flow in Biscaya Island Home

Inspirations from nature drive the modern aesthetic of a residence in Surfside’s Biscaya Island
The living room looks onto the Intracoastal Waterway over the pool deck. The furnishings are modern, chosen for interest and comfort. Ceccotti Collezioni’s Flying Circles bookshelf rises playfully up the wall as a custom-configured Freeman sofa by Minotti angles away from it. The overhangs that cover the outdoor dining area and the kitchen/breakfast room opposite it provide shade for this part of the space with its windowed walls.

Poetry in Motion in Golden Beach Home

A Golden Beach residence meanders toward the Intracoastal Waterway through fecund gardens that bring the tropics into every room
In 2007, the Guy Peterson Office for Architecture completed the first round of restoration on the Revere Quality House, originally designed in 1948 by Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell.

Design Guardians at Architecture Sarasota

Thanks to the dedicated work of the team at Architecture Sarasota, the legacy of the Sarasota School is in good hands
Blissfully serene, the terrace of this Rosemary Beach getaway captures postcard vistas of the Emerald Coast. The gulf-front property underwent a top-to-bottom refresh by Montgomery interior designer Ashley Gilbreath. Lounge chairs from Summer Classics and a lantern from Legendary Lighting complement the quaint aesthetic.

Coastal Charm Aplenty in Rosemary Beach Home

Ocean-inspired hues and natural textures breathe new life into an airy seaside getaway in Rosemary Beach
In designer Andrew Kotchen’s dining room, the eye goes directly to the Leif dining table from Workshop Collection. Pierre Jeanneret-style chairs by Phantom Hands, a credenza from Workshop Collection, and pendant lights by Ferm complete the look.

Palm Beach Perspective with Andrew Kotchen

Designer Andrew Kotchen elevates beachy casual at his apartment by the sea with a mid-century modern vibe 
“They wanted something very cushy,” says Blackshaw of the lounge room’s furniture. “We used a cloud-like leather sectional that you just sink into.” The bouclé pillows and armchair emphasize comfort. The organic coffee table is handmade. William McLure paintings tell the home’s color story.

Timeless Transformation in Tampa Home

A traditional home in Tampa leans into a contemporary aesthetic with sprinkles of fashion and art
The façade of Brickell’s Nolan House was meticulously restored to resemble its original 1926 design and architecture. Photo courtesy of YTech

Preserving History in Brickell’s Nolan House

Take a look inside the restored home, which now serves as the sales gallery for the forthcoming The Residences at 1428 Brickell