From a bright and trendy Miami condo to a sun-filled traditional estate in Vero Beach, these 23 homes will have you wishing for warmer weather. See how top designers create warm and inviting spaces that are high-design and uniquely suited to this enviable coastal location.
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With large windows, bright blue and green accents, and neutral, textured furnishings, this Palm Beach living room designed by Sherrill Canet embodies an elegant indoor/outdoor look.
Photography by Kim Sargent
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This modern home designed by Michael Wolk is located directly on Miami Beach. The open, double-height living room takes advantage of the enviable ocean views and highlights the owner’s impressive art collection.
Photography by Troy Campbell
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In this Miami guest house designed by Amy Lau, the owners’ contemporary art collection is paired with vintage Italian furnishings. The white walls, floors and ceiling create a crisp backdrop that elevates the art and furniture and feels soothing against the city’s sultry weather.
Photography by Melanie Acevedo
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Design firm Taylor & Taylor updated this two-story cottage on Sunset Key, a private island south of Key West, with a high-design look that fits with the coastal setting but doesn’t feel like a typical beach home.
Photography by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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This home on the Gulf Coast was designed by Suzanne Lovell with entertaining in mind. Custom Venetian Terrazzo flooring is perfect for the beachside location and complements the home’s striking furniture and artwork.
Photography by Max Kim-Bee
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In this grand Vero Beach living room, design firm Gauthier~Stacy Inc. used linen fabrics and a sisal rug to relax the formality of the classical architecture. The window was left without drapery to allow natural light to stream in.
Photography by Sam Gray
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Morrissey Saypol Interiors gave this vacation home on North Palm Beach a Scandinavian-inspired look that feels modern yet zen with bright artwork and a soothing color palette of soft blue, oatmeal and cream.
Photography by Morrissey Saypol Interiors
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JMA Interior Design created a refreshing, modern look in the living room of this home on Hobe Sound. Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace complements the floor-to-ceiling windows and creates a clean backdrop for the furniture, which includes a Thayer Coggin sofa, Lee Industries ottoman and vintage tables. A shag rug adds a soft, family-friendly touch.
Photography by Brantley Photography
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Designer Jeannette Hubley created a chic, organic look with a modern twist in this large Delray Beach home.
Photography by Ron Rosenzweig
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Designer Lisa Michael Interiors used textured, natural materials and coastal-inspired furnishings to create a sense of casual luxury in the redesign of this Miami cottage.
Photography by Jessica Glynn
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Dorothee Junkin of
DJDS co-designed the custom light fixture that is the center of the formal living room in this Vero Beach home. She complemented the eye-catching piece with soft taupes, glossy black accents and spice-colored tones.
Photography by William Waldron
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This open, modern Miami Beach home designed by Dunagan Diverio Design Group balances elegance with raw natural accents for a refined look with a subtle tropical feel.
Photography by Paul Stoppi
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The den in this Boca Raton home designed by Slifer Designs gets a dose of glamour from rock crystal accents, bright color and luxurious materials.
Photography by Mike Butler
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For the living room of this Fort Lauderdale home on the Intracoastal Waterway, designer Annie Santulli used transitional and modern furnishings, rich textures and simple colors to enhance the room’s beautiful architecture and create an elegant feel.
Photography by Robert Brantley
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Designer Robert Passal designed this apartment with a nod to Miami’s Art Deco look but incorporated old-world elements to feel more approachable. The rich layering and mix of furnishings creates a look of comfort and luxury.
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Toronto-based interiors firm Douglas Design Studio wanted this South Florida living room to take advantage of the home’s pleasing views, which include a pool and golf course.
Photography by Lori Hamilton
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Designer Gil Walsh used a bright white backdrop and a natural rug to let bold artwork and colorful textiles shine in this airy home in North Palm Beach.
Photography by Kim Sargent
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In this Coral Gables home, Chicago-based designer Eva Quateman paired traditional furnishings, like Scalamandre’s Millbook lounge chairs, with a light color palette for a look that mixes British Colonial style with laidback Key West design.
Photography by Steven Brooke Studios
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The fashionable furnishings used by Brown Davis Interiors, Inc. soften this modern new home on Florida’s Venetian Islands while keeping a bit of edge.
Photography by Ken Hayden
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B+G Design used rich materials to create a contemporary, sophisticated look that matches the stunning ocean views of this condo in the St. Regis Bal Harbour.
Photographer by Barry Grossman
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This colorful, sunny home in Tampa was designed by Crespo Design Group. The room space features a custom Italian sofa and bright roman shades in a zig zag fabric from Schumacher.
Photography by Fast Pix
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This Naples home designed by Denver-based CK Interior Design combines hints of British Colonial style with West Indies-inspired design.
Photography by Lori Hamilton
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Boston-based LDa Architecture & Interiors used contemporary furnishings and vibrant color accents to update this beachfront vacation condo in Miami.
Photographer by Greg Premru