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Art Basel Miami Beach will have a refreshed home this winter

florida | September 4, 2018
The newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center will open this December in time to host Art Basel Miami Beach. Several steps were taken by Fentress, the architecture firm leading the center’s redesign, to ensure the MBCC has been raised to comply with FEMA code—meaning that all of its building... By Robyn Smith

Venus Williams’ design brand unveils three new projects

florida | July 16, 2018
Venus Williams’ design brand V Starr Interiors has unveiled three newly decorated residential communities in South Florida: Botaniko Weston, Atlantico at Alton, and Royal Palm Polo. Atlantico at Alton; courtesy Ryan Loco Photo V Starr Interiors created the interiors for the standa... By Robyn Smith

The exhibitor list for Design Miami/Basel 2018 is here—and it's good

florida | April 11, 2018
The official gallery list for this year’s Design Miami/Basel has been released, with 46 galleries from 13 countries set to present at the fair’s 13th-annual edition. The show, which returns June 12 to 17, welcomes several gallery debuts, solo exhibitions and a fresh Design at Large curation. ... By Melissa Studach

This Olympian is designing Airbnb’s first-ever apartments

florida | February 15, 2018
Tennis champion and interior designer Venus Williams is the big name behind Airbnb’s first-ever apartment complex design. V Starr Interiors, Williams’s firm, which was founded in 2002 and expanded its West Palm Beach team last fall, is taking on the project. A clubroom entry designed by ... By Katy B. Olson

Thom Filicia’s Miami condo is hot, hot, hot

florida | December 28, 2017
Jean-Louis Deniot isn’t the only designer to make a splash in Miami this wintry season. It’s the first Miami condo project for Thom Filicia, who grew up visiting the area. He designed common areas and amenity spaces for Biscayne Beach, including mainland Miami’s first private bayfront beach club... By Katy B. Olson

Inside the coastal-chic world of Floridian design

florida | December 15, 2017
The year is winding down but designer Gil Walsh has been particularly busy, greatly expanding her presence in West Palm Beach with a new office space near Antiques Row, sitting on a Stars of Kips Bay Palm Beach panel with House Beautiful's Sophie Donelson, and recently joining the Design Leaders... By Katy B. Olson

Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House encapsulates Florida design

florida | December 1, 2017
The KIPS BAY PALM BEACH SHOW HOUSE kicked off on November 25 at a 1920s Mediterranean-style villa that was transformed by 17 designers. This marks the first time the storied showhouse has traveled away from New York City. Proceeds will benefit the KIPS BAY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB and BOYS & GI... By Tayor Barker

Maggie Cruz dishes on the Miami design scene

florida | November 29, 2017
Interior designer Maggie Cruz grew up in Southern Florida and continues her work there today. Based in Miami’s Bird Road Art District, she is privy to what is new in her design community. With a career spanning almost 20 years, she has designed homes throughout Coral Gables, Miami, Pinecrest and... By Taylor Barker

ICYMI: Miles Redd shared his decorating know-how at DCOTA Fall Market

florida | November 28, 2017
“I’ve always wanted to see my name in lights, but this is pretty good,” Miles Redd captioned a recent Instagram photo of a Florida billboard promoting his “Decorating 101” DCOTA Fall Market keynote. Held earlier this month, the morning address was a master class of sorts, with the three-time AD1... By Melissa Studach

Miami art museum The Bass reopens after two-year renovation

florida | November 27, 2017
The two-year and $12 million renovation of Miami contemporary art museum The Bass is complete, seamlessly timed as the art world narrows its sights on the city for the upcoming Art Basel. Led by architects Arata Isozaki, David Gauld, and Jonathan Caplan, the museum renovation nearly doubles the ... By Melissa Studach
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