A NEUTRAL BUT LAYERED PALETTE CREATES A WARM, INVITING FOUNDATION FOR A MODERN HOME THAT EMBODIES INDOOR-OUTDOOR LIVING AND ENTERTAINING.
Balinese-inspired pond with curved furniture from Artefacto PHOTOGRAPHED BY LIFESTYLE PRODUCTION GROUP
Sometimes an interior starts with just one find—that singular fabric, artwork or piece of furniture that the homeowner or designer fell in love with and had to have. And that one discovery then inspires the color and materials palette for the entire home. In the case of a 9,000-square-foot house in the Sunset Islands enclave of Miami Beach, that one element proved to be the outdoors.
Farinas selected light blue tiles for the island from Tile Bar with blue velvet bar stools from Worlds Away PHOTOGRAPHED BY LIFESTYLE PRODUCTION GROUP
Conceived by Domo Architecture + Design and developed by Todd Michael Glaser, the modern architecture—geometric in shape with warm wood details punctuating a crisp white exterior—became one with its surroundings thanks to expansive windows and glass doors that reveal panoramic views. Both sides of the great room open fully to the front and back of the house, and so indoor-outdoor living emerged as an obvious theme.
A custom rug, chairs and marble dining table form a cozy-chic setting in the dining room beneath a chandelier from RH. PHOTOGRAPHED BY LIFESTYLE PRODUCTION GROUP
Brittany Farinas, CEO and creative director for House of One, embraced this wholeheartedly for the family of five that lives here, creating interior environments that lend themselves to entertaining in every single area on the first floor (there’s a custom built-in bar in the great room and outside, for starters).
Brittany Farinas PHOTOGRAPHED BY LIFESTYLE PRODUCTION GROUP
The only thing standing in her way? The one thing that inspired the design of the entire home: a most special and significant water feature that, with the help of Christopher Cawley Landscape Architecture, happened to be under construction at the home’s entry at the same time the furniture was being delivered.
Home theater featuring customization by Grafton Furniture and a Phillip Jeffries suede wallcovering. PHOTOGRAPHED BY LIFESTYLE PRODUCTION GROUP
“The pond was one of the first ideas for this project; it drove the rest of the design and really gives you a high-impact first impression,” Farinas says. “The challenge during the construction of the pond was getting furniture in and out of the home. We started with the property fully furnished, emptied it out completely, did cosmetic work all throughout the interior, and finally installed all new furnishings. This was happening parallel to the installation of the pond.”
The serene outdoor living area. PHOTOGRAPHED BY LIFESTYLE PRODUCTION GROUP
Sixteen weeks later, it turned out to be a worthwhile hurdle, as the result is a completely transformed and transportive Balinese oasis that greets the owners and their guests every time they enter the home.
Inside, Farinas imbued the interiors with a mix of luxe materials. Nubby boucles, sumptuous leathers, inviting velvets, textured shagreen, opulent crystals and lustrous metals accented with natural wood and stone travel throughout the home, dressing sofas, chairs, tables and bar stools, cladding the walls and lighting each space “The design inspiration came from the existing architecture of the home mixed in with the clients’ luxurious taste,” Farinas says. “I wanted to make this home look and feel different from their other properties while still hinting at their roots throughout different details in the home.”
Elegance and sophistication—and functionality—reign in the great room, where Farinas positioned two 20-foot-long sofas so that each could take advantage of the view on either side. The owners and their guests can easily spill outside, just as they can in the dining and family rooms. A light, sandy palette washes over most spaces, with pops of blue in the upholstery and accents. This can be seen especially in the theater, where Farinas serendipitously chose six film posters her client was a fan of and had them custom framed and backlit against a cobalt faux suede wall.
Detailing from the home’s primary bedroom and bathroom, which keeps in theme, featuring pops of blue throughout the home. PHOTOGRAPHED BY LIFESTYLE PRODUCTION GROUP
While cozy and chic are recurring notions throughout the home, the bedrooms each have their own identity. “We selected a textile for each room as a starting point and began to layer accordingly,” Farinas says. “Accent pillows and accessories were key factors.”
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She worked closely with the wife to custom design each room’s identity, collaborating to select each color palette, texture and fabric. And she worked closely with the husband on the built-ins. “The theater was his project,” she says. “He wanted to make sure it was going to be his perfect getaway.”
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Whether the owners are taking in a screening, hosting a weekend brunch or entertaining family and friends for an evening cocktail party, the house sits ready and waiting.
Custom sofas by Artefacto line the great room along with cocktail tables, side tables and crystal chandeliers from RH. A custom built-in bar and sliding-glass doors that open completely to the front and back of the house make this the ultimate entertaining space. PHOTOGRAPHED BY LIFESTYLE PRODUCTION GROUP
House of One
Domo Architecture + Design
DEVELOPER AND BUILDER
Todd Michael Glaser
Christopher Cawley Landscape Architecture
Smart system throughout home
Silk flowers throughout
Custom millwork, headboards and custom pillows and cushions
Headboard and pillow fabrics
Stone in kitchen, theater, outdoor bar and bathrooms
Dining room chandelier, and chandeliers and tables in great room
SUB-ZERO AND WOLF