The living room’s grand feel is balanced with design that welcomes conviviality. Close inspection reveals details like natural stone in a diamond pattern on the foyer floor.

Refined Luxury Defines Sanibel Island Vacation Home

Volume and scale prove to be pivotal in a two-lot estate on Sanibel Island
The residence’s glass staircase is seamlessly integrated into the foyer. Designed by Flora Di Menna, it is a major focal point throughout the main living spaces. The custom-designed cabinetry inset into the wall serves as a niche for sculpture and echoes the tones and lines of the metal grids on the entry door.

Port Royal Home Harnesses Warm Modernity

Two savvy homeowners and a stellar design crew combine their expertise to create a modern residence that doesn’t sacrifice comfort for style
Bathed by sunlight daily, the dining room features gorgeous vistas of the outdoor entertaining and pool areas. A delicate linear chandelier accents the rectangular double pedestal table from Highland House without obstructing the view. Cozy club chairs ensure a comfortable dining experience.

Timeless Coastal Elegance Calls in Naples Home

A New Jersey couple makes Naples their home base with a transitional residence just minutes away from downtown and the beach
Emtek cabinet hardware and an Arteriors fixture over the island accentuate the kitchen’s elegant design. Global Views barstools bring a sleek black finish to the space. A Phillip Jeffries wallcovering backdrops the dining room’s dynamic wine wall.

Modern Style Abounds in Dade City Interim Residence

As their home gets built in Dade City, a couple enjoys a temporary residence that blends contemporary sentiments with Old-Florida charm
An ideal illustration of indoor/outdoor living from designer Sherie Weidner of Clive Daniel Home, this view of the living room features a dining set from Adriana Hoyos and a console from Century. On the outdoor dining area, furniture from Brown Jordan makes alfresco meals a pleasure.

Turnkey Tactics Shine in Naples Winter Retreat

At Mediterra in Naples, a resolute designer executes the vacation home of a Chicago couple down to the very last details
Sugar Bear, the owner’s pristine Gypsy Vanner, graces the impeccable landscape that surrounds a plunge pool from Volcano Pool. This enclosed area offers privacy for early morning cold plunges. Guests can enjoy the view from the primary bath’s oversized window.

Zen Spirit Reigns in Bali-Inspired Wellington Barn

Part of a horse barn in Wellington is reborn as a wellness-centric retreat with equestrian elan
The foyer’s bold aesthetic optimizes the sparkling ocean vistas and views of the Miami skyline. A retro-inspired black chandelier counterbalances a matte black open-pore table, and a Guccissima cruiser bike by Gucci lends vintage juxtaposition to a contemporary oil painting by David Muenzer. A massive Cattelan Italia mirror and a Christopher Guy statement chair balance the room’s grand scale.

Refined and Bold Aesthetic Rules in Edgewater Condo

With help from his seasoned designers, a young homeowner covers all bases in a high-rise Edgewater residence with views in every direction
With its Moroccan influences, the sunken zaguán is the most popular spot in the house. “It’s a unique and colorful space where you feel connected to the pool and Lake Marilyn just outside,” says the homeowner.

Global Grandeur Enchants in Alys Beach Home

An interior designer leans into vibrant Moroccan and Mediterranean styles for a standout residence in Alys Beach
Bathed in sunlight, the Mayfair’s atrium is defined by the vibrant shade of green of the tropical plants landscape designer Christopher Cawley opted to incorporate at ground level and above.

In Bloom Again at Mayfair House Hotel & Garden

Landscape architect Christopher Cawley works his magic at the newly rebranded Mayfair House Hotel & Garden
Designed in varying shades of gray, the living and dining area’s muted palette allows the spectacular water views to become the main focus. A Holly Hunt Pampa sofa and lounge chairs face a bespoke black oak and matte lacquer entertainment center with an automated TV panel that elevates a photograph (Mali) by Jean-Baptiste Huynh.

Tailored and Timeless Monochrome in Park Grove Condo

Designed to resonate with monochromatic minimalism, a Coconut Grove residence emits a gallery vibe for a couple’s personal art collection
As the homeowners wanted, the primary bedroom is a monochromatic sanctuary with a bed and side tables from Artefacto and lighting from Flos. The accent chairs and round bar (which doubles as a cocktail table) are by Armani/Casa.

Five-Star Finesse in Serene Pinecrest Home

A serene, resort-minded palette transforms a Pinecrest residence into a year-round retreat
Neutral living room furnishings, including an ivory Desiree sofa, a caramel suede chaise, blue lounge chairs, and a trio of wooden coffee tables, all by Saccaro, blend with the sea and sky views of this Jade Signature residence in Sunny Isles Beach.

Riviera Retreat is a Symphony of Elegant Touches

Inspired by sea and sky, a design duo puts a couple’s collection of art and objects to good use in a Sunny Isles Beach vacation home
Teak slats on the ceiling nod to Coconut Grove’s nautical spirit. An accent chair from Rove Concepts and cocktail tables from Flou’s Pierre collection round out the space. The design team suggested tropical greenery around the apartment’s massive structural column to warm up the bold architectural feature.

Masculine Sophistication in Coconut Grove Condo

In Coconut Grove, two veteran design pros guide their real estate-savvy friend to the bachelor pad of his dreams
Seaglass Awards winner for Landscape Architecture, Cadence 1

Seaglass Awards Spotlight: Landscape Architecture

This summer, we are celebrating Florida's top design talents who were recently recognized at the inaugural Seaglass Awards
A dramatic double-height terrace seamlessly integrates the lush landscape, flourishing trees, and dense tropical greenery that define this extraordinary Bal Harbour property. “Sitting there is extremely inviting and at the same time very grand,” says architect Stephanie Halfen. “You really get to appreciate all the fantastic views of the backyard.”

Tropical Splendor in the Opal of Bal Harbour

A hidden—yet massive—gem of a modern home shines bright in Bal Harbour
Seaglass Awards Spotlight Contemporary Kitchen - overall. Photo by Nickolas Sargent

Seaglass Awards Spotlight: Contemporary Kitchen

This summer, we are celebrating Florida's top design talents who were recently recognized at the inaugural Seaglass Awards
The living room’s quiet neutral palette elevates a sensual contemporary abstract by Loie Hollowell. Warm white Reid sofas from Design Within Reach complement the gray bouclé upholstery covering a walnut-based Rua Ipanema lounge chair from Avenue Road.

Modern Miami Condo Radiates Soft, Casual Elegance

A designer’s understated aesthetic and well-studied eye come in handy at a two-in-one sky residence in Miami Beach
In the primary suite, the design team opted for subdued aubergine tones, like those on the tall custom headboard with horizontal upholstered panels in varying heights. Additional ways the color was introduced include a Stanton area rug in a rosy purple and a sheep shearling bench by Craft Associates in cabernet.

Seaglass Awards Spotlight: Contemporary Primary Bedroom

This summer, we are celebrating Florida's top design talents who were recently recognized at the inaugural Seaglass Awards
Nashville-based designer Brad Ramsey creatively integrated a dining area into the living room with a custom curved Saladino banquette that hugs a Four Hands round wooden table. Additional Palecek seating pulls in effortlessly to accommodate six guests.

Coastal Considerations in Alys Beach Home

In Alys Beach, a new build makes the most of a natural palette with organic textures and African accents
The fluid lines of a figure painting by Ruben Rodriguez titled Alma Compartida bring satisfying juxtaposition to the clean lines of the fireplace. The starkly contrasting hues of a white side chair and black ottoman emit a contemporary aesthetic that complements the artwork. Breathe Velvet Wild Flower drapery fabric from Black Edition and a plush area rug from Stanton Carpet soften the space.

Seaglass Awards Spotlight: Restoration/Renovation

This summer, we are celebrating Florida's top design talents who were recently recognized at the inaugural Seaglass Awards
On the ocean side of the home, crisp edges on plantings create a sense of modernity and order, and allow the eye to focus on the stunning ocean views.

Effortless Outdoor Living on Jupiter Island

Savvy choices in landscape design help a Hobe Sound garden find connection