EDITOR'S MESSAGE
Whether it be a tropical retreat or a primary residence, any home can be made to feel as if one has just escaped to their own vacation getaway. For our cover story, interior architect and designer Myriam Rojas created such a resort-like setting for one family's two-story, 3,500-square-foot vacation home on Miami's Key Biscayne. The designer styled a less-hurried way of life for this oceanfront penthouse apartment with light tones, transparent materials and an open, airy feel. Ocean-inspired elements, organic materials and rustic touches lend a warm tranquility, while bursts of color add a bright surprise. A real-life tropical haven was fashioned by interior designer Juan Poggi when he devised the look for a 5,000-square-foot penthouse in Aruba that overlooks the Caribbean. Here, bold color makes a statement, artfully grounded by hues of linen, white and cream. Sophisticated fun au natural can be found on the home's impressive, cabana-like rooftop terrace, while an abundance of light flows throughout the interiors. Set in a different time and place, one 8,000-square-foot primary manse that sits on two acres feels like a vacation resort all its own. Created by designer Robert Kevin Cassidy, this expansive home on Sarasota Bay is evocative of an Old World Italianate villa with a koi pond, two-story pool and guesthouse, fine European finishes and an array of stonework from the Dominican Republic. To experience more in tropical living, turn to this issue's book review, British West Indies Style, and explore the beach-style luxury of some of the most affluent homes in the Caribbean Islands, where a relaxing retreat is just a plane
ride away.
table of contents vol. 21#2

COVER STORY

BECKONED BY THE OCEAN
Interior Architecture and Design by Myriam Rojas
The Transition From Mountainside To Beachfront Is Made Easier With Lightened Tones, Transparent Materials And A Laid-Back Attitude Suited To Life At
Sea Level

COLORS OF ARUBA
Design by Juan Poggi
When Miami Designer Juan Poggi Got The Call From His Clients Inviting Him To Design Their Aruba
Get-Away … He Wasn't Surprised At Their Caveat:
"We're Going To Work With Color!"

DETAILED ARTISTRY
Design by Juan Montoya
International Designer Juan Montoya Creates An Eclectic Yet Elegant Decor For A Well-Traveled,
Art-Collecting Couple's Waterfront Estate

A TIMELESS VILLA ON SARASOTA BAY
Design by Robert Kevin Cassidy
When Designer Robert Kevin Cassidy Heard His Client Speak The Words, "At Last I Have A Home…," He Knew That Their Two-Year Creative Journey Had Indeed Accomplished Its Goal
OLD FLORIDA LIVING COMES OF AGE IN COLLEGE PARK
Design by Robert Turner
Design by Robert Turner An Eclectic Residence With Clean Architectural Lines And An Organic-Contemporary Flair Is Fashioned Into A Welcoming Home That Is One With Nature