Florida Design Magazine Vol. 18, No.2 Page 1
Abstract Art And Materials Bring The Jazzy Flavor Of New Orleans To This Industrial-Strength Florida Home

New Orleans artist Joe Kight’s acrylic portrayal of sand dunes hangs above a coral sofa from Campaniello Imports in the living room, which features a fireplace and ebonized-wood shelving.


Like MANY other northerners with a second home in Florida, Kathy and Richard Derbes eventually succumbed to the lure of full-time living in the Sunshine State.

With permanent residency in Connecticut and a condominium in Richard’s native New Orleans, the couple had frequented their golf retreat in the exclusive Jupiter Hills Club since the early 1990s. When Richard retired from a career in investment banking, they knew the time was right to make a change.