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IN THIS ISSUE

f you're a nostalgic Baby Boomer like me, then you'll appreciate the authentic 1950s styling of Pat and Jim Cole's home in Delray Beach. Stepping inside, you are instantly transported to another era — a time when designers such as Ray and Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Paul McCobb and others were challenging convention with their innovative concepts. The Coles, who used to own galleries that specialized in mid-century modern ftirnishings, recapture this slice of history while proving that good design is always timeless.

Following in the footsteps of past modernists, designer Charles Greenwood ingeniously transforms a Boca Raton condominium into a modem masterpiece. Throughout the interior, recessed lighting, curved walls and sinuous ceilings define specific areas that he calls "comfort zones." It's all part of his organic twist on contemporary design. Be sure to check out my favorite pieces in the home: the fun olive lamps in the bar area.

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, whose work is synonymous with "organic design," was a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement early in his career. Elements of this style shape the look of a house set amid the rolling hills of Central Florida. Taking his cues from this period, Michael Koontz's interpretation for owners Dr. Robert and Mary Ann "Pokey" Feldman reflects the home's natural setting.

When Lisa Baldwin's clients, Carol and Warren McHale, bought their condominium in Naples, they were ready for a radical change. What they had in mind was something minimalistic with a fresh edge, so Baldwin combined modern furnishings with bold, contemporary paintings, resulting in the striking interior that graces our cover.

You'll find more timeless design styles, from traditional to Art Moderne, in this issue of Florida Design.

Karen B. King McCallum
Managing Editor

TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 12 No. 3
FEATURED STORIES
  A PENTHOUSE EXTRAORDINAIRE*
Creative math adds up to a unique project that showcases the calculated efforts of designer Steven M. Hefner and architect Shane Ames. *Full Story & Slideshow


URBAN COMFORT*
Using neutral tones and natural materials, Cindy West Ray fulfills her clients' desire for a serene, waterfront vacation home. *Full Story & Slideshow

FEATURES
  BACK TO THE FUTURE
Contemporary furniture from the 1950s fast forwards to the 21st century in Pat and Jim Cole's newly built house.
  ITALIAN ESSENCE
Architect Mark P. Nasrallah and designer Berta Christenson imbue a lakefront estate with the charm of a hillside castello in Tuscany.
  REFLECTIONS OF NATURE
Shaded by live oaks, an Arts and Crafts-style home designed by Michael P. Koontz melds into the landscape.
  GOING WITH THE FLOW
Curvaceous ceilings and furnishings swirl in and around Charles Greenwood's organic design of an art-filled condominium.
  SOFT AND INVITING
Fresh colors and classic elements evoke a lighthearted yet formal feel in Susan Schuyler Smith and Susan Becher Wilber's casually elegant look.
  COSMOPOLITAN PALETTE
Punctuated by exclamation points of lavender, taxi-cab yellow and red, Steven Matable's oceanview apartment pays tribute to Art Moderne style.
  A MINIMALISTIC APPROACH
Beginning with a clean slate, Lisa Baldwin opts for a straightforward design with pure lines.
Photography by Ed Chappell, Naples, FL.
  FLORIDA SHOWHOUSES: THE COLLECTION
From the Gulf Coast to the shores of the Atlantic, designers express their creative sides in estates and townhouses.
  TIMELESS PRESENCE
Lourdes Munoz collaborates with the owners of a 1930s Spanish Colonial estate to preserve its historic beauty and character.

DEPARTMENTS
Tony Bennett: Twice Blessed The Cummer Museum Of Art & Gardens
Tom Corbin: Breaking The Mold   Florida Showhouses: The Collection
Fabrics & Wall Coverings   International Orchid Center
Naples Design   Salon Du Meuble De Paris 2002
Fabulous Flooring   Inside Coral Gables
Prestigious Properties