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Cover of Florida Design Magazine

We kick off this issue of Florida Design with a brand-new look — and award-winning projects from the 5th annual “Night of the Stars.” This gala awards ceremony, sponsored by the state’s design organizations, was held at the Design Center of the Americas to honor Florida’s talented design professionals. In conjunction with this event, DCOTA sponsored its own awards program, called the “DCOTA Rising Star Awards.”


As a Platinum sponsor, Florida Design was on hand to present an award and extend its congratulations to all of the winners. One of the highlights of the evening, however, was being in the presence of Tony Award-winning dancer, singer, choreographer Tommy Tune, who exhibited his artwork prior to the ceremony and signed lithographs at the end of the evening.


Several days after the event, I had an opportunity to speak with Tune, who divides his time between his South Beach studio and New York apartment. For someone of his stature and prominence, he is one of the most down-to-earth individuals I’ve ever interviewed.
We also profile Alexa Hampton, daughter of the late legendary designer Mark Hampton. Alexa, who heads her father’s namesake design firm, recently created “The Alexa Hampton Collection” for Hickory Chair, which the company introduced at the spring High Point market.


And speaking of High Point, we’ve got some new products for you to check out. They range from contemporary to casual and everything in between. And for the first time, we bring you the latest innovations from the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show held in Las Vegas.
From the departments to the features, this issue is full of surprises.

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Karen B. King McCallum
Managing Editor



TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 15 No. 3
COVER STORY

PURE FORMS, FINE ART
To warm up a modern art collection, designers Sam Ewing and Gail Winn chose clean-lined furniture with a soft edge. Photography by Dan Forer, Miami, FL.

FEATURES
RAISING THE BAR OF BEACH STYLE
Hattie Wolfe and Abigail Rizor instill a New Smyrna Beach condominium with an easy feeling using natural teak, bamboo, wicker and sisal furnishings.

INSPIRED BY THE WEST INDIES
Designer Chris Cornell and architect Jacqueline Albarran’s interpretation of British Colonial style fills a Hobe Sound retreat with color and light.

A NEW DESIGN DIRECTION
Eschewing their contemporary tastes, a couple turns to Louis Shuster and his design team, who embellish their new home with classic details, art and antiques.

MINIMALIST LUXE
Blending glossy woods, striking finishes and fabrics, and strong art, Alexandra Karram fulfills a couple’s wish for a different kind of aesthetic.

A WORK OF LIVING SCULPTURE
Residential designer Jim Lucia and designers Donna and Angela Brooks collaborate to compose an imaginative masterpiece of playful forms and geometric expressions.

ART DECO WITH EASE
Taking his cues from designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Alan D. Cohen creates a unique townhouse with authentic touches from the past.

MAKING A RADICAL CHANGE
Jeffrey Silberstein redesigns the interior of a model home to fit the lifestyle of a New York couple who relocated to South Florida.

A REFINED BALANCE
Classic shapes, natural textures and Asian accents form the basis of Patricia Crawford’s “organic contemporary” theme in a Naples waterfront residence.

A BLEND OF CLASSIC ELEMENTS
Having a forte for transitional design, Anthony Tinghitella mixes various styles, custom pieces and the owners’ furnishings in a refined, understated manner.

VIBRANT COLORS, VIVID MEMORIES
Awash in raspberry, pink and purple hues, Kris Kolar’s home in Naples pays tribute to her love of tradition and family.

ARCHITECTURAL CONTEMPORARY
Designer Susan Lachance renovates an oceanfront condominium in Boca Raton, allowing form, function and balance to come together.


SPECIAL FEATURES

Inside Coral Gables

Queen Mary 2

Night Of The Stars

Milan International Furniture Fair

Naples Style

Prestigious Properties

ICFF New York

Las Vegas Kitchen & Bath Show

High Point Market

Fabrics, Wall Coverings & Windows

Fabulous Flooring

DEPARTMENTS

Publisher’s Message

Editor’s Message