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
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