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IN THIS ISSUE

Pirates and presidents alike have left their mark on Key West, an idyllic island located at Florida’s southernmost point. Shaped by a colorful past, this tropical paradise boasts a laid-back attitude, balmy breezes and spectacular sunsets.

Just a short boat ride away is Sunset Key, a private island where Don and Erika Wallace built a vacation retreat. Their home, which appears on our cover, captures the spirit of Key West’s historic “conch style.” Inside, the look is “casual, colorful and easy,” says designer Phyllis Taylor, who combined comfortable furnishings with unique antiques in a lively seafaring theme.

While the past influenced Taylor’s design, the future inspired the ultramodern penthouse conceived by the design team at Alfred Karram II, Inc. “We used new technologies and applications in hardware, electronics, lighting and fabric,” Alfred Karram Jr. says. Cool and cutting-edge, this residence is a showcase of innovation.

A Key Biscayne condominium designed by Gustavo Angeli radiates cosmopolitan verve with its mix of contemporary styles. Throughout the interior, painted canvases with Art Deco motifs on doors and walls, create colorful elements of surprise.

Classic details imbue a Fisher Island vacation home with a sense of grandeur. Architect Cathy D. Zukerman impeccably defined the interior with columns, coffers and crown molding, providing a timeless backdrop for designer Laura Sparrow’s traditional interpretation.

Drawing on their clients’ respect for history and antiques, architect Spencer Goliger and designer Kahleen Smith capture the essence of Palm Beach style. “Both the exterior and interior themes speak to a timeworn elegance,” Smith says.

From the height of sophistication to low-key moods, this issue offers something for everyone.


Karen B. King McCallum
Managing Editor

 
TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 13 No. 2
 
COVER STORY
 

ISLAND IN THE SUN
A Key West Vacation Home Reflects An Elegant Blend Of Nautical Wit And Antique Wisdom


FEATURES
  RELAXED AND CAREFREE IN THE ISLANDS
Surrounded by breathtaking ocean vistas, a Bahamian retreat designed by Michael Wolk conveys the carefree attitude of the islands.
  MODERN MARVEL
Alfred Karram Sr., Miriam Karram and Alfred Karram Jr. fuse high-tech innovation with high-touch appeal in a cutting-edge condominium.

  STEEPED IN TRADITION
Exterior and interior themes conceived by architect Spencer Goliger and designer Kahleen Smith articulate a couple’s respect for history.

  STATELY ARCHITECTURE
Cathy D. Zukerman’s meticulous detailing and Laura Sparrow’s antique appointments transform a Miami penthouse into an elegant seasonal home.

  CONTEMPORARY PANACHE
Sculptural Furnishings And Decorative Elements Imbue A Key Biscayne Condominium With A Parisian Élanl
  ORIENTAL OVERTONES
Asian-Inspired Backgrounds And Modern Art Breathe In Harmony.
 

LE GRAND DESIGN
Envisioning a soft look for this commanding waterfront estate, Perla Lichi looks to the warmth and spirit of Provençal style for
inspiration.


 

ART MODERNE IN MIAMI
John Berenson combines subtle color and a sleek Deco motif to capture the European sophistication of South Beach.


  A MARRIAGE OF STYLES
To balance a couple’s different design ideas, Ada Pagano melds his preference for contemporary and her penchant for traditional.
  LA DOLCE VITA
A Modern Approach To Italianate Design Articulates The Good Life. 
SOURCES
   
  IMM COLOGNE 2003
Comfortable Living, Top-Quality Materials, And Lightness And Flexibility In Design Highlight The Trends At This Year’s International Furniture Fair
  MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT
  HIGH POINT SPRING MARKET
Exhibitors Unveil Designs That Capture The Sophistication Of Casual Elegance At The International Home Furnishings Market
  KARIM RASHID: WIZARD AT WORK
From Furnishings to Product Designs, The Designer’s Innovative Ideas Are Changing The World Of Design
  KITCHENS & BATHS
  OUTDOOR LIVING
  PRESTIGIOUS PROPERTIES
  MIDNIGHT AFFAIR Honors Designers
Design Excellence Awards Ceremony Held At Dacra’s Miami Design District
  ON TAMPA BAY
  WINTER PARK
  SAMUEL P. HARN MUSEUM OF ART