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Cover of Florida Design Magazine

Summer makes a splash  in this issue of Florida Design. When I think of this hottest of seasons, visions of islands and water come to mind. And wherever you are in Florida, water is never far away ‹ whether on the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, a bay or a river.

In Jacksonville, designer Larry Wilson maximizes the water views of a 7,500-square-foot condominium overlooking the St. Johns River. Owner, real estate developer and yachtsman Phil Phillips was born and raised on the water, and wanted his and wife Kitty¹s home to reflect that. Working with team designer Joanna Mulhall, Wilson combined four units into one to create a window-lined, loft-like space that showcases the river views from every room.

A sprawling estate on Tampa Bay echoes the feel and flavor of the British West Indies with rich woods, island-inspired prints and natural elements.

"We used weathered patinas inside and out," designer Sandra Chancey says.

"The mood is very windswept and sun-washed" - an inviting setting for a young family of five.
In addition to the above locales, Florida Design journeys throughout the rest of the state to Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton and Key Biscayne on the east coast, and to Lakeland in Central Florida.

Outside of Florida, we head west to the Baja peninsula, where Mexico¹s One&Only Palmilla resort appears like a modern-day oasis in the desert.

Situated where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, this five-start resort features unbelievable water views. A Jack Nicklaus-signature golf course, a 22,000-square-foot spa, world-class restaurants, infinity-edge pools and secluded beach coves make this destination worthy of visiting year-round.

TABLE of CONTENTS
Vol. 16 No. 2
COVER STORY

A PERFECTLY COMPOSED MASTERPIECE
Furniture and interior designer Michael Wolk collaborates with architect Mitch Kunik and builder Gary Shear to sculpt a ‘Neo-Modern,’ livable work of art on Biscayne Bay.

 

FEATURES

ECHOES OF THE BRITISH WEST INDIE
Designer Sandra Chancey imbues a Tampa Bay estate with an inviting British-Colonial air using rich woods, natural materials and island-inspired prints.

THE GEOMETRY OF DESIGN
Clean-lined, symmetrical architectural details shape a couple’s oceanfront Boca Raton penthouse composed by Louis Shuster.

COMFORTABLY ECLECTIC WITH CHARMING TOUCHES
Warm and welcoming, this Palm Beach Gardens home designed by Eleanor Leonard mixes traditional and modern furnishings with unexpected pieces.

A MEDITERRANEAN MUSE
Interior designers Joan Simonsen-Hickok and Wendy Klingensmith, together with architect Rick Gonzalez, bring the feel of southern Spain to Fort Myers.

EXPRESSING AN ARTIST’S VISION
This Vero Beach home reflects Marigil Walsh’s daring design approach with a bold palette and patterns that capture the owners’ creative side.

MAXIMIZING THE WATER VIEWS
A yachtsman and his wife turn to designer Larry Wilson to highlight nature’s work of art from their four-unit condominium overlooking the St. John’s River. 

HARMONIZING STYLES
Designer Susan Schuyler Smith teams with builder David S. Croom and architect Scott R. Layne to create a masterful blend of old and new.

LIGHT, OPEN AND BRIGHT
Reece Cumming transforms a Naples condominium with a white-on-white scheme and punches of colorful art.

GLOBAL ELEGANCE
A well-traveled businessman looks to designer Martha Puente to fashion a refined setting for his impressive collection of international art and furnishings.

SOUTHERN COMFORT
Architect Joe Rodriguez and builder Rudy Brown conceive a Southern-style exterior for designer Terence S. Leet’s turn-of-the-century interior.

PAINTED IN CONTEMPORARY COLOR
Delicious hues of tangerine and apple green infuse energy and excitement into designer Stephen Lloyd’s modern-retro condominium.

DEPARTMENTS

Mexico’s One & Only Palmilla

International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Design Au Naturel

Sofa New York

Salon Du Meuble

John Houshmand

Bova Ristorante

 

DESIGN RESOURCES

Miami Design District

Florida Keys

Outdoor Living

Prestigious Properties

Kitchens & Baths

Winter Park

Emerald Coast

Tampa Bay

 

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