A Look Inside MHK

Inside these pages: The Florida Architect offers a captivating glimpse of nearly 70 brilliantly designed homes by architect Matthew Kragh, President of MHK Architecture and Planning. Included in the book is Kragh’s personal family...

Light and Texture Warm A Golden Beach Contemporary Home

Where is it written that too many cooks must spoil the stew? In the case of two prestigious architecture and design firms, an independent interior designer, and a family of five, the “stew” involved...
Awash in tranquil shades of blue, the dining room chairs are backed with an undulating Viridis Topaz ombre-stripe velvet. Ashley Longshore’s fishbowl painting provides an eye-grabbing focal point, and linear crystal lighting floats overhead like a sparkling crown.

Santa Rosa Beach Getaway Oozes Charm

Infused with Florida sunshine and a palette of brilliant ocean hues, this seaside home personifies the ultimate happy place for a beach-loving family

Traditional Quail West Home Gains A Chic Coastal Edge

Understanding their vision and making it come alive was the exciting challenge given by homeowners George and Laura Tate to the design duo Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen of Clive Daniel Home. “The clients...
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
A geometric-patterned, European-style auto court leading to two ornate stone garage wings defines the entrance of this French Renaissance–style estate in Jupiter. DesRosiers-Markovitz_FD31-1APhoto by Jason Nuttle Photography

A Regal Retreat in Admiral’s Cove

A marvel of Old World architecture, a South Florida retreat recalls the chateau-like splendor of northern mansions

Vibrancy And Sophistication Play In Modern Naples Home

Enlisting the help of interior designers Lucy Penfield and Stephanie Lalley, along with builder Peter Hagstrom, the clients wanted something that was fresh and quirky for their dream home — a 2,900-square-foot penthouse condo that  overlooks the Gulf...
With significant scale, a two-tiered, ring chandelier in aged iron holds its own in the family room. Here, Rowe’s sofas; lounge chairs from Palecek; bench from Arteriors.

Palm Beach Manse is a Modern Classic

Regal yet approachable, a château-style manse makes itself at home amid the coastal scene of Palm Beach

Shoreline Building Group

Founded on integrity, passion, professionalism and an unparalled willingness to go the extra mile, the dedicated team at Shorline Building Group takes pride in its successful track record of converting their clients’ dreams into...
The designer’s inspiration for an intimate seating area in the living room stems from the comfort of one of American artist Hunt Slonem’s famed “Bunnies” paintings. A pair of Bernhardt lounge chairs join CTH | Sherrill’s transitional slab cocktail table, while a vintage clamshell from Brocante completes the coastal setting.

St. Petersburg Home Channels Greek-Mediterranean Cool

Crafting a Mediterranean design that feels young and vivacious appears effortless in this classic St. Petersburg home, where comfort and entertaining are in focus

Contemporary Palmetto Bay Home Brings The Outdoors In

A striking renovation of a 1970s Palmetto Bay home takes full advantage of the exterior gardens and plenty of natural light
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...

Fort Lauderdale Home Boasts Fresh Modern Elements

Commissioned to be a showcase of art, this modern masterpiece impresses with expansive social spaces inside and out

Architectural Vision Becomes Reality in Southwest Florida

Founding partners of Herscoe Hajjar Architects, principals Rob Herscoe and Michael Hajjar, have created some of the most elegant custom homes in Southwest Florida. The architects and their team’s practice of collaborative architecture “first...
There are no hard corners here, from the chairs and tables to the lighting; Penfield designed the entire dining area to be soft and playful. Serge Mouille wall lamps exaggerate the drama of the artistic focal point.

Bay Colony Condo Generates an Energetic Vibe

 Stepping into this Bay Colony condo one’s mood is instantly lifted. The mod decor with its rosy hues and pops of jeweled tones is ultra-cool and joyful. The homeowners, who were looking to elevate...

Brilliant Purple Tones Rule In Aventura Penthouse

A penthouse is just a penthouse until it becomes a showcase of  visual excellence. Sought out for her vibrant style and eclectic talent, interior designer Perla Lichi was commissioned to finesse one couple’s 3,800-square-foot...
The living room’s ceiling features the same white Belgian oak found in the flooring, accentuated with light fixtures from Currey & Co. The bold citron-hued area rug and sculptural chairs flanking the fireplace infuse an artsy vibe. To the right and up three steps is one of the home’s architectural surprises: a blue-hued library. “It’s like a beautiful cocoon,” says Pamela. “It’s my favorite spot in the house.”

Beach House Blues in Paradise by the Bay

A vacation dream home in the Panhandle offers surprises around every corner

Palm Beach Gardens Estate Celebrates Contemporary Living

Stylishly poised among the lush surroundings encompassing the luxurious Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., this lavish custom estate was designed on one of the last premier lots available within this...

Old Florida Touches Warm Modern Coquina Sands Home

When longtime Naples residents Norman and Lesley Klym decided to invest in their forever home in the exclusive community of Coquina Sands, they assembled a tried-and-true design team to build the house of their...
The exterior of the home is grand with large columns and a path of varietal silver and gray travertine pavers that speak to the gray Stone Mountain Blend roofing. Bands of lush green grass intercept stone pavers to create dramatic curb appeal while bountiful native foliage skirt the premises.

A Home to Love in Naples

From The Downtown Chic Lifestyle To The Fantastic Gulf Views, This Naples Spec Home Is Bursting With Vibrancy And Brimming With Natural Elements From The Outside In
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