Design

FABULOUS FINDS

The goods that make up a home
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TREMENDOUSLY TALENTED TALIN

If you could enter the name Talin Lyman on thesaurus.com, synonyms like artist, painter and entrepreneur would pop up along with emojis of pineapples, flamingos and palm trees. It is no wonder that her studio is called Talin Tropic. The woman exudes a vibe of tropical delight, like sipping a colorful cocktail on an island holiday.
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DREAM-WORTHY DESIGN

When an architect and a designer team up, what do you get? In the case of Norberto Grundland and Patricia Arango, clients get a design team that creates custom built-ins and furniture courtesy of the duo’s 30-year-old brainchild, Manufacturing by SKEMA.
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ALL-IN-ONE ANTIQUES SHOP

For those looking for Asian antiquities, dinosaur teeth, 18th-century European art or mid-century modern furniture, Sarasota Estate Auction, and its associated Sarasota Trading Co., is a one-stop bonanza for home furnishings that span eons and continents.
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BEYOND THE MARBLE SLAB

Whether you are choosing a new floor for your kitchen or bath or deciding what stone to use in your new retail space, finding the perfect tile, marble or stone is always a challenging process. Along with bringing instant warmth and architectural interest to a space, tile and stone are also a stylish way to play with color and texture.
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PALM BEACH PALACE

Passersby don’t often see French-style châteaux while traveling along South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach. The exclusive road, known to locals as Billionaires Row, is resplendent with mansions, many hidden behind hedges, a few glistening in the sunlight. Thanks to its European facade, the stunning oceanfront estate at 530 South Ocean Boulevard looks like it has been in the neighborhood for hundreds of years.
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WHERE THE OCEAN MEETS THE SKY

Perched above the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic, just minutes from the chic Bal Harbour Shops, known for drawing a well-heeled crowd, is an oasis evocative of the pristine water below. Bought as a summer home for a family hailing from abroad, the three-bedroom, 4,300-square-foot condominium in the South Tower of the shiny new Oceana Bal Harbour feels like a luxury vacation stay at a swanky hotel. It wasn’t always this way—like the ocean waves shape a shoreline, it took a strong vision from architect and interior designer Federico Teran to form this sanctuary in the sky.
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WALK THIS WAY

Upon entering the elegant flooring emporium at Naples Flooring, one is instantly aware that this is no ordinary showroom. Located at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and 41st Street in Naples, the address alone announces that you are in a stylish neighborhood. Wide plank white oak floors glisten in an array of patterns that you could easily get floored by. Luckily, any member of the Naples Flooring team can help you walk the wide planks to find the flooring of your dreams.
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A MASTERFULLY CRAFTED, MODERN FISHER ISLAND RESIDENCE

Located off the tip of Miami Beach and accessible only by private yacht or ferry lies the exclusive paradise of Fisher Island. An oasis of tropical landscaping and Mediterranean-style architecture, this island houses a community of about 700 families, although only a handful are there at any given time, with most spending vacations or a few months there annually. This elite community is situated on 216 acres and represents one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States as well as one of the greatest concentrations of wealth on the planet.
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MIAMI MEETS THE MEDITERRANEAN

Tucked away on posh Star Island, a longtime haven for Miami Beach’s rich and famous, like music royalty Gloria and Emilio Estefan and NBA basketball great Shaquille O’Neal, sits a sprawling, Mediterranean-inspired estate befitting a star. Designed and built by architect and contractor Jorge Esteban, with interiors by interior designer Perla Lichi, the opulent property overlooks the sparkling turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay and showcases a trio of lavish living: an 18,120-square-foot main house, a two-story guest house and a wellness retreat with bragging rights to a racquetball court, gym and massage loft.
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DEFINING CONTEMPORARY COOL

After more than four decades in business, Louis Shuster and his team have mastered the art of delivering timeless interior design and impeccable service. His close-knit team of 10 professionals is like family; some have worked with him for as long as 25 years.
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SURPRISING FINDS

The most dazzling treasures are often hidden inside of inconspicuous surroundings. A dull gray oyster is home to a magnificent pearl. A mottled, round rock reveals sparkling crystals within. An unassuming warehouse entrance to the Loyd-Paxton Gallery in Dallas opens to a treasure trove of fine antiques from around the globe.
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IMPRESSIVE ARTIFACTS

The natural décor business owned by mother and son Empress and Micah Gilbert displays a breathtaking collection of earthly treasures, and their gallery is, literally, the most impressive in Dallas.
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ABBOT HILL CABINETRY

Among the many things America’s Amish communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana are known for is a rich heritage of exceptional handcrafted furniture with unmatched quality. Reflecting centuries-old traditions, craftsmen from these Amish societies fashion unique, custom-built designs out of natural wood for long-lasting function and form.
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AZHAR’S ORIENTAL RUGS

Astroll through azhar’s Oriental Rugs is a walk back in time 3,000 years to the first rugs hand-knotted from 100 percent wool or silk. More than a hundred generations later, Azhar sells rugs made with the same singular dedication to …
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CLEAR VISION

Steve Stolow and his son, Jesse, share a lot more than their last name. Neither father nor son at the helm of Total Window attended college with the goal of running a window treatment company, but both ended up in the business, and both love what they do. Steve majored in philosophy but found more enlightenment thinking about window treatments than pondering the meaning of life.
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SPACE-SAVING SUPERSTAR

As decluttering fever sweeps the nation, largely thanks to Marie Kondo’s smash Netflix series, Tidying Up, based on her New York Times bestselling guide to organizing, there is no better way to hop on the organizational bandwagon than with an expertly designed closet by California Closets Miami.
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MASTERS OF THE TRANSPARENT MEDIUM

Whether functional or purely decorative, glass can add a striking design element to any home or office. Think glass-topped desks and coffee tables, balcony partitions, stair railings, shower doors, kitchen backsplashes, sliding doors, office partitions and many more applications.
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