hether one's house is old or new, the design process is an ever-evolving
adventure. Some clients want their new house to have a time-honored appearance, while others want their venerable home
to have a fresh look. Projects such as these inspired a number of designers whose work appears in this
In Winter Park, Laura
Bracken-Kirchner assisted Annette and Gavin Ford with their newly built house, which gives the impression of an old
European villa that has been remodeled. Inside, the home's bright colors and warm character bring to mind a French
To imbue a
Mediterranean-style home with an Old World élan, Dennis Pelfrey looked to Venice, where seasonal floods have
left their mark on old palazzos. Pelfrey emulates this water-stained effect with gradient faux-painted walls that
provide a rich backdrop for traditional furnishings.
Mediterranean-Revival style was architect Mario Fatio's specialty, he broke with convention in 1936 and designed an Art
Moderne beach house in Palm Beach. Allison Paladino, who renovated the structure for owners Stuart and Anita Subotnick,
composes an inviting retreat filled with antiques and modem art.
A true minimalist, Toby
Zack creates an interior that makes an understated impact in a Weston residence. Here, dark wood furnishings and
contemporary art pop against pure-white walls. The dining room appears on our cover.
design of an Aventura condominium began with his client's modem art collection. With a keen eye for placement, he
conceives a gallery-like setting for works by Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Ernest Trova and more.
interpretations fill our pages, offering an eclectic mix of new and old.
Karen B. King McCallum