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489 Miami Shores

Synonymous with mid-century modern design, Miami Shores is home to some of the best mid-20th-century architecture. When these homeowners looked to renovate and add an extension to their original 1950’s home, they turned to Raymond Nicolas for the firm’s expertise in classic modern design.

LOCATION Miami, Florida
TYPE Private Residence

With a deep understanding of the heritage of the existing space compounded by a progressive approach to design, the team was able to execute a design that brings the residence into the 21st century. In doing so, natural sunlight easily floods through the new stackable sliding glass doors and into the space, and the selected earthy, pastel color palette brings the outdoors in.

A natural seagrass area rug layered atop new, yet classic herringbone oak wood floors helps ground the space and adds a dimension of warmth and inviting comfort. In efforts to provide an ideal space for lounging, entertaining, and family gatherings, Raymond Nicolas designed and created three distinct seating areas.

One of the spaces includes a made-to-measure white oak and seafoam green banquette that comfortably seats eight people, around a large casted-resin CB2 dining table. An homage to retro vibes, the family dining area is tastefully mistle-toed with a modern and organic ‘Branching Bubble’ pendant by Lindsey Adelman.

An oversized mid-century modern velvet sectional mimics the gray and taupe earth tones seen in the neighboring Lob Low Coffee Table by Christophe Delcourt. The banquette’s white oak details transfer onto the custom media unit, providing storage and subtly refined elements such as glass-inserted shaker-style doors, and unlacquered brass hardware. Finally, a terrazzo and emerald green wet bar offers guests a chic spot to relax and enjoy a homemade cocktail. The resulting design nods to the style traditions of the past by providing a fresh take on the classics.

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