Interior view of dining room at the Coconut Gove Residence
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Residential Interiors

Family home renovation lets art and antique collection shine

“A home that marries the old and the new with lots of personality reflecting the owners’ lifestyles,” Maria, Vafiadis, Judge

Project: Coconut Grove Residence

Location: Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Award: Residential Interiors: One-off Homes (Over £1M), Gold, 2023

Design Practice: Assure Interiors

Client: Private client

Assure was commissioned to fully renovate the family home of a sociable, art collecting couple with three young children. The brief: to create serene, light-filled and functional interiors that balanced the husband’s preference for a formal, traditional layout with the wife’s desire for a more comfortable lifestyle. Top of the client’s design wish list was finding an appropriate way to display their collection of European antiques, including furniture and decorative art as well as a collection of family heirlooms.

Design highlights

An all-new kitchen/family room and an outdoor gazebo enhance family life. Practical additions include a new laundry, mud room and staff quarters. Antique architectural elements such as the fireplace mantel in the dining room provide a sense of history. Vintage furniture and decorative objects blend with family pieces and new contemporary acquisitions. A light-coloured backdrop shows off the art and antiques.

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Side table
  • Sitting room
  • Sitting room
  • Sitting room
  • External view

Photo credit: Mark Roskams

  • CMA Design Studio Inc

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