“There are various textures at play in the living room,” says Raffa. “The sofas are upholstered in linen and the area rug is pure hand-tufted wool. By using transparent materials, like the acrylic on the end tables, we created a feeling of spaciousness.”

Q&A with Miami Designer Maris Raffa

The designer talks all things texture and her tactics for incorporating it in the home
The colors Tesla encounters on her regular hikes were the inspiration for Young and Fun, oil and mixed media on canvas, 2024

Artist Cat Tesla’s Abstraction of Emotion

Drawing on a past career in science, North Port artist Cat Tesla paints what nature makes her feel
Although she’s now based in New York City, Michele Oka Doner is never far from the influences of her life in Florida.

Primordial Reflections with Artist Michele Oka Doner

A new Ringling Museum of Art exhibition informed by the artist's memories of childhood touches on Florida’s rapidly changing ecosystem
There are many fabrics at play in this living room,” says Black. “The sofa is a mix that was treated for family and pet use, the area rug is a thick wool for comfort underfoot, and the decorative pillows are made from faux fur.”

Q&A with Designer Gloria Black

As Naples designer Gloria Black sees it, you can never have too much texture
A Soho loft with a Gio Ponti-inspired fireplace and Italian midcentury-modern furniture illustrates designer Samuel Amoia’s preferred design aesthetic.

Meet Miami Tastemaker Samuel Amoia

Designer Samuel Amoia brings his vision of experiential interiors to Miami
Guests at Blue Gallery

Blue Gallery Hosts Anniversary Show

The Delray Beach gallery welcomed 300 art patrons and supporters for an eighteenth anniversary exhibition and reception March 2
Purchased at Art Basel Miami Beach, the art in the dining room includes Waves I by Nadia Ayari (left) and Let Him Run Wild Onyx by Tomokazu Matsuyama

How the Pros Curate Art for the Home

An art advisor and an interior designer mine their respective talents in a Coconut Grove residence defined by its homeowners’ modern tastes
Architect Marcio Kogan. Photos courtesy of Minotti

Q&A with Architect and Designer Marcio Kogan

At his mk27 studio in São Paulo, architect Marcio Kogan has been putting his stamp on Brazilian modernism for decades with an aesthetic that’s informed by his passion for filmmaking. Whether it’s through his...
Currey & Co.

FD Conversations: Jenny Heinzen

Jenny Heinzen, VP of Marketing for Currey & Company, talks about all things interior design, furniture, and decor
Thoughtful design transforms people’s lives. It is, therefore, not just about the aesthetic, it is about space planning and creation of decorative schemes—at the same time as considering major structural changes. To achieve this, years of experience are required, leaving no space for improvisation.

FD Conversation with Deborah Wecselman

The Miami-based designer discusses the details behind her latest project: an art- and light-filled family getaway in Key Biscayne

FD Conversation with Charles Stinson

 Charles Stinson of Minnesota-based Charles R. Stinson Architecture + Design sits down to discuss the captivating elements of his latest project: a lakeside manse in Lake Marion.
Architect Harold Smith partnered with Rogers General Contracting to restore the crumbling stucco exterior, painted it a brilliant white, and added black shutters and a black, custom-made, impact-resistant wood door and windows.

FD Conversation with Scott Sanders

The New York and Palm Beach-based interior designer discusses one of his latest projects: a restoration of a historic Palm Beach mansion
Mr. Brown London Showroom in High Point, NC

FD Conversation with Mr. Brown London

In this episode of FD Conversations, John Poulin, COO of Mr. Brown London, leads the team through a tour of the company's High Point showroom
Brian Whalen, vice president of sales for Hope's Windows

FD Conversation with Brian Whalen of Hope’s Windows

Whalen discusses the company's recipe for success and the importance of preparing Floridian homes for hurricane season (stylishly, of course)
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FD Conservation with Laura Cole

Laura Cole, senior vice president of Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota, joins this episode of FD Conversations

FD Conversations with Daniele Busca

 In this episode of FD Conversations, managing editor Kristen Desmond LeFevre sits down with Daniele Busca, creative director and brand ambassador of Scavolini USA, to discuss the impacts that the brand has had on...

FD Conversation with Evan Soltoff

The Vice President of Operations for Eggersmann offers valuable insight into covetable kitchen design and trends to watch
The Moore Building, scene for the 2021 COLLAB Boutique Design Show, April 11-13

COLLAB Boutique Design Show Kicks Off

The COLLAB Boutique Design Show Miami will showcase the latest in design and interiors expertise through April 13
FD Conversation with Allison Paladino

Florida Design at DCOTA with Allison Paladino

The Palm Beach Gardens-based interior designer discusses the inspiration behind her furniture collection with Century Outdoor
FD Conversation with Saraj Zohar

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
FD Conversation with Dunagan Diverio

FD Conversations with Dunagan Diverio Design Group

Charlotte Dunagan and Thomas Diverio of Coral Gables-based Dunagan Diverio Design Group discuss their recent dynamic design project on the world-renowned Star Island in Miami.