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Magazines have a tendency to come and go, but Florida Design has dem-onstrated its staying power over the past 15 years as “the magazine for fine in-terior design and furnishings.” Since 1990, we’ve been following the state’s ever-evolving design industry, showing readers around the world that the Sunshine State is indeed fertile ground for creative designers and architects.

Since good design is timeless, we decided to take a look back at the variety of interior styles featured on our pages. The ones that popped up time and again as Florida favorites form the basis of our special 15th an-ni-versary section: “15 Styles, 15 Years,” which begins on page 268.

From traditional to contemporary designs — and everything in be-tween — this 46-page editorial defines the homes and the lifestyles of those who live and play here.

“Diverse” aptly describes the talents of London-based de-signer Kelly Hoppen whose trademark style fuses Eastern and Western influences. In addition to designing interiors, Hoppen has expanded into furniture, accessories and much more. With projects around the world, Hoppen now brings her retail concept to Florida, where she has opened an in-store boutique at Neiman Marcus in Coral Gables.

Also inside this issue you’ll find lighting designer Merrie Shinder’s beaded and bejeweled creations, an exhibit of Tiffany art glass at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Fla., and an exhibition of new works by internationally acclaimed artist Robert Rauschenberg at the Miami Art Museum.

We hope you’ll enjoy this special collector’s edition. As we look forward to the next 15 years and beyond, we’ll continue to bring you the caliber of design you’ve come to expect..

Karen B. King McCallum
Managing Editor

TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 15 No. 2
COVER STORY

SPECIAL SECTION: FLORIDA DESIGN’S 15th ANNIVERSARY
Florida Design celebrates 15 years with 15 styles that prove good design is timeless, such as this Asian Fusion interpretation by Howard Litton and his design team. Photography by Dan Forer, Miami, FL.

FEATURES
IRRESISTIBLY ITALIAN
Passionate about Mediterranean architecture, Leo and Lisa Schigiel renovated their 1930s residence on La Gorce Island in the likeness of a Tuscan villa.

INSPIRATION WASHES ASHORE
Paying tribute to a couple’s love of the ocean, Cindy West Ray colors a Palm Beach condominium in sky blue, seafoam green and sandy hues.

GRECO-ROMAN INFLUENCES MAKE A CLASSIC STATEMENT
Inspired by the timeless beauty of Greece and Italy, Troy Beasley creates an environment that combines Old World panache with 21st-century luxury.

UNDERSTATED WITH DECO NUANCES
In a Sunny Isles home, Matthew MacDonald composes a casual yet sophisticated interior that meets his client’s modern expectations.

SUNNY BERMUDA STYLE
Mark Nasrallah’s striking architecture and Sharon M. Gilkey’s restrained, elegant approach capture the essence of British Colonial design.

ECHOES OF THE AEGEAN SEA
Owner John Turchin and his creative team build a larger-than-life Miami Beach estate that appears plucked from the Greek Isles.

FAMILIAR SURROUNDINGS
Cherished pieces and family heirlooms from designer Michael Zarlin’s personal collection add a nostalgic touch to his Fort Lauderdale apartment.

MODERN WITH TROPICAL PUNCH
Juicy tangerine and cobalt blue add an island kick to the contemporary look of this Gulf Coast condominium designed by Ada Pagano.


SPECIAL FEATURES

Kelly Hoppen: Zen And
The Art Of Design


Decorex International


DCOTA’s Celebration Of Textiles

Sleeping Beauties

A Grand Home For Flagler’s Railcar

Dynamic Designer Vignettes

Making An Entrance

Domestic Treasures: Tiffany Art Glass

SOFA New York 2005

Merrie Shinder: Glowing Gem

Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios

Shades Of Yellow

Designing With Chaises

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