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Looking to create an elevated residence for young professionals in Miami, Florida, developer Beztak and Krowngold Development, brought Raymond Nicolas on to transform the common areas of Midblock, an 11-story, 137-unit residential condominium building located in the heart of Midtown Miami.

LOCATION Miami, Florida
TYPE Condominium


Building off of the architecture designed by world-renowned architect John R. Nichols, Raymond Jimenez and his team looked to create modernly chic interiors while also maintaining an effortlessly timeless and relevant look.

When residents and guests enter the boutique, mid-century modern style lobby, they are greeted with a large Calacatta Gold marble front desk. Creating striking contrast, the sleek angular desk is juxtaposed against an asymmetrical walnut veneered wall, off-centered with a dark basalt split-face stone.

Aesthetically, the walnut paneling not only helps ground the overall space but also features hidden doors for residents to access an out-of-sight package room.

A rich yet warm monochromatic color palette pulled from the natural walnut tones is carried throughout the first-floor lobby on large, bronze-colored metallic porcelain floors. A centrally located seating area offers a place to recline in black leather Milo Baughman armchairs, sourced from Design Within Reach.

Playing with visual texture, Raymond Nicolas designed and arranged Delta’s Puk lights to create the peculiar effect of a tufted wall. Taking advantage of the fixture’s four-point beams, the negative space from the solid white wall was transformed into an electric, yet soft, fabric-like display.

Passing through the elevator lobby, a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling resin and acrylic art installation of a piercing blue agate stone by Alex Turco neighbors the modern simple lines of the KDLN pendants that hang in the foreground and reflect off bronzed mirrored walls.

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