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IN THIS ISSUE

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 issue.

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 chateau.

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.

Though 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.

Michael Brosché's 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.

Other artistic interpretations fill our pages, offering an eclectic mix of new and old.

Karen B. King McCallum
Managing Editor

TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 12 No. 1
FEATURES
  TREASURE IN THE KEYS
A Key West home's Bahamian Revival architecture Is faithfully restored.
  THE CASE FOR MOROCCAN DESIGN
Mixing vibrant colors with the exotic verve of a distant land, Loretta Forer imbues a law office with winning appeal.
  IN TRUE MUSEUM STYLE
An owner's passion for Modern design manifests in a collection of 20th-century furniture that remains on permanent exhibit.
  UNDERSTATED IMPACT
Toby Zack's minimalist styling makes a bold statement without saying a word.
Photography by Joseph Lapeyra,
Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  THE FLAVOR OF THE SOUTH
A Welcoming Interior Exudes The Graciousness Of A Bygone Era
  FOURTH ANNUAL NIGHT OF THE STARS
Florida's professional design organizations recognize the exceptional work of designers and architects at this premier awards presentation.
  VENETIAN PATINA
Dennis Pelfrey captures the timeworn feel of a centuries-old palazzo using faux finishes and furnishings with Old World character.
  CULTURAL RAPPORT IN PALM BEACH
Integrating furnishings from around the globe, Allison Paladino spices the interior of an Art Moderne retreat in Palm Beach.
  GALLIC CHARM
With its palette of yellows and blues, a Mediterranean-style villa designed by Laura Bracken-Kirchner radiates French allure.
  AN EYE FOR ART
Working with museum-quality pieces, Michael Brosché creates a gallery-like environment in which to showcase the owner's significant art.
  ECHOES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Architect Manuel Angles' architectural elements and Penelope S. Crandall's subtle design give a Florida home a European air.
  METROPOLITAN MODERN
In the hands of Steven Gurowitz and his design team, a New York City-inspired setting comes to life in a luxury condominium.
  THE YIN AND YANG OF JAPANESE DESIGN IN MIAMI BEACH
Perla Lichi harmonizes cool and warm tones, contemporary furnishings, and Asian accessories in an oceanfront apartment.