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IN THIS ISSUE

lorious blue skies, aquamarine waters, lush tropical foliage, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets – Florida's natural beauty never ceases to amaze me. It's the reason why most of us live here and others come to visit. The outdoors is such an integral part of Florida living that designers make a point of integrating the landscape with the interior envirionment, as the stories in this issue illustrate.

When Mimi McMakin and Brooke Huttig first saw their client's home in Coral Gables, they "were swept away by the magnificient view of Biscayne Bay," Huttig recalls. Their renovation of the home included a sun-filled loggia that opens to the patio and pool area and the bay beyond, creating a smooth transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

In nearby Coconut Grove, Bradley W. Blair reconfigured his client's home to showcase his contemporary art collection in a gallery-like setting. While planning the interior, he considered the dense garden of palms, ferns and bromeliads surrounding the home. As a result, expanses of glass line the rooms, allowing the tropical paradise to become part of the interior while providing a scenic backdrop for clean-lined furnishings, Asian pieces and works of art.

The sweeping views from a waterfront penthouse so impressed James John Goodman and Earle Jay Goodman, "that we drew our colors from the natural environment to create a warm and serene atmosphere," Earle says. Shades of sandy beige and aqua blue wash over the interior like waves on the shore.

And Fort Lauderdale's famous beach sets the stage for a modern vacation retreat. Working with designer Brett Cohen, the owners used recurring motifs and mirror images to establish a sense of symmetry.When you can wake up to this, who could ask for anything more?

Karen B. King McCallum
Managing Editor

TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 13 No. 1
FURNITURE
  MILO BAUGHMAN: MODERN LEGEND
Avant-Garde Concepts Become Classics In The Hands Of This Renowned Furniture Designer
ART & DESIGN
  DAN DAILEY: RACONTEUR OF GLASS
The Artist's Colorful Narratives In Glass Engage The Viewer With Their Beauty, Whimsy and Surreal Sensibility
  HELEN FRANKENTHALER:
TWO FLORIDA EXHIBITS

The Naples Museum Of Art And The Museum Of Contemporary Art Showcase The Artist's Woodcuts And Paintings On Paper

SOURCES
  PRESENTING SARASOTA
A brief sampling of delightful sources of art, antiques, accessories and architecture.
  ACCENT ON ANTIQUES
Fine antiques, collectibles and reproductions from around the world.
  HOME THEATERS
The finest sources of home entertainment to enliven and enrich your lifestyle.

COVER STORY
  ART IN NATURE
A collection of art melds into the tropical landscape of a Miami home reconfigured by Bradley W. Blair.
Photography by Dan Forer, Miami, FL.

FEATURES
  WOODBRIDGE TAKES CENTER COURT
Designers Angela Brooks and Lynne McKee and architect Mark P. Nasrallah's understated composition serves the Aussie tennis pro's gracious lifestyle.
  LAVISHLY APPOINTED
Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Lola and Alan Gainsford s resplendent house embraces the tropical clime with a certain British distinction
  STRIKING SYMMETRY
Using recurring motifs and mirror images, Brett Cohen imbues a vacation retreat with a sense of balance.
  JOIE DE VIVRE
Traditional meets contemporary in Jeffry L. Smith and Olen J. Earnest's fresh take on a French Country theme.
  ENDLESS OCEAN VIEWS
Inspired by the surrounding panorama, James John Goodman and Earle Jay Goodman color a penthouse in shades of sandy beige and aqua blue.
  CORAL COLORATIONS
Mimi McMakin and Brooke Huttig incorporate variations of this hue to enliven an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories.
  A PENTHOUSE IN FLORIDA'S PANHANDLE
A waterfront residence designed by Robert Weinstein and Edward Balaban articulates the owners' unique sense of style.
  SERENDIPITOUS DESIGN
Fortuitous antique finds discovered at unique shops and out-of-the-way places shape Cynthia Wild's harmonious blend of old and new.
  A NEW POINT OF VIEW
Visionary Louis Shuster looks at a seasonal home from a different perspective to realize its full potential.