the season for entertaining, so its only fitting
that many of the homes in this issue were designed
for get-togethers with family and friends. Even after
the holidays, Floridas sunny skies and balmy
breezes invite a steady stream of company.
Since entertaining comes with the territory, providing
guests with the amenities of home has become a key
design consideration. Steven M. Hefners clients,
for instance, wanted several spaces for dinner parties,
plus enough guest suites to accommodate several visitors
at once. His design includes a sitting room just for
the guest suites, complete with conversation, bar
and game areas.
Guests who enter a residence in Bonita Springs, Fla.,
will find harmony and balance. Inspired by Japanese
style, Howard Litton and his team designed soothing
guestrooms that rejuvenate the senses.
For the dining room, which is featured on our cover,
Litton wanted to create the feel of a Japanese
tea garden, he says.
Eastern and Western elements intermingle with contemporary
art in a home renovated by designer Sherry Endelson.
In addition to needing more display space, her clients
desired an interior that was both comfortable
for everyday living and ideal for entertaining guests,
Art also influenced Barbara R. Westbrooks design
of a house in Gainesville, Fla. Working with the owners
art consultant, Budd Harris Bishop, the former director
of the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Westbrook
gives the art prominence within the context of a 1930s
and 40s Moderne theme.
And speaking of art, this issue profiles Mira Lehr,
whose abstract paintings reflect her love of nature.
Lehr, who graciously invited us to visit her studio,
is as warm and engaging as her paintings.
Best wishes for a happy holiday.
Karen B. King McCallum
Vol. 13 No. 4
OF THE SETTING SUN
Howard Litton harmonizes a condominiums
tranquil watercolor views
with a calming, Japanese aesthetic. Photography by Dan
Forer, Miami, FL
Lined with glass, designer Michael Broschés
contemporary house takes in a clear view of Fort Lauderdales
PROVENCE MEETS PALM BEACH
INDOORS AND OUT
Joy Guernsey captures the charm of a cottage in the
South of France with antiques, collectibles and fine
ART OF REFINEMENT
Composed by Barbara R. Westbrook, a classic yet comfortable
interior gives prominence to its owners impressive
collection of art.
FASHIONABLY AU COURANT
Mixing elements of French and Italian classicism, architect
James M. Hollingsworth brings owner Stephen Turners
vision of a mini-mansion to life.
SAVVY EUROPEAN STYLE
An owners discerning taste and designer Wendy
Costas creative placement result in a refined,
sophisticated home with international appeal.
A CANVAS FOR THE ART
Sherry Endelsons design approach keeps the focus
on a couples eclectic paintings, sculptures and
AN ELEMENT OF SURPRISE
Rococo, Neoclassic and Romanesque touches meld together
in unexpected ways in a Bal Harbour retreat designed
by Juan Montoya and Shaler Ladd III.
Inspired by motifs from around the world, Steven M.
Hefner integrates Italian, French, English and Art Deco
themes in a waterfront estate.
A NEW GAME PLAN
Football great Bob Griese hands the ball off to wife
Shay and designer Dianne Davant to create a warm, welcoming
SHOWHOUSES: PALM BEACH TO THE PANHANDLE
The areas top designers join forces to help benefit
the American Red Cross Palm Beach County Chapter and
the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.
A RETURN TO THE CLASSICS
Architect Randall Stofft and designer Jeanne Manettis
collaboration blends dramatic architectural details
with timeless, elegant furnishings..”
Wall Coverings, and Windows
Magni: A Modern-Day Classic
Museum Of Art
Lehr: Visual Imprints
Florida 2003 Design Awards
Cornell Museum Of Art & History