We’re honored to have our Contemporary Moody Home featured in Vanidades magazine.
In case you didn’t know!!! Vanidades Magazine is is one of the most popular Spanish language women’s magazines published by Editorial Televisa across the United States and Hispanic America. With over 2 million readers around the world we are honored to be Miami Interior designers featured by such a well read magazine.
Its not everyday that Miami interior designers get this honor so for all of you non-Spanish speaking readers, we’ve written up our own story behind this great project. This home was designed for a very special family relocating from Africa to the United States.
Mr. & Mrs. Contemporary Moody Home purchased a 3 bedroom 3.5 baths home in a beautiful area that needed to be completed renovated. From flooring, bathrooms and furniture to linens, towels and accessories, they needed us to help them get a jump start into this new stage in their lives. Although we only had a few opportunities to meet the client during the beginning stages of the project, we understood right away exactly what they needed. Moving to another country can be taunting; not knowing where to shop for the best quality / price ratio or even knowing who to perform the work that could be trusted and reliable. Having worked with many clients in the same situation relocating from abroad, we know exactly how to fulfill their needs and surpass their expectations.
In our initial client interview we carefully reviewed a comfortable budget that we would be working with throughout the project and then moved into understanding their vision for their new space. Clean lines, a monochromatic backdrop, contemporary furniture and just the right amount of materiality throughout was the main idea. This for us was the perfect opportunity for us to try out some of the concepts we had recently emerged it at our first trip to Isaloni; the largest furniture and interior design fair in the world. This was the catalyst of the design development of “A Contemporary Moody Home.”
The “first layer,” as we like to call it at DKOR Interiors, is an interesting take on dimension. Whether with the use of carpentry niches in hallway or with the use of planes at different depths in the living room, each space relates to one another. Another new application we explored in this home, all by request of the client, was using the same flooring that was used throughout the general areas in the bathrooms and even throughout some of the bathroom walls. This was the first time that we had done this and to be quite frank, we were a little bit nervous about it all not looking like we had purchased too much of it and needed to use it everywhere, but the result was the contrary. It eased the eye from space to space and allowed for a not so large floor plan to feel light, airy and large in space. You can see this application mostly in the master bathroom. In the “second layer” we began to play with textiles and metals throughout the furniture pieces, Interior design trends are leading us back into that moody interior that we saw back in the 80’s combining the brass, charcoal and stainless steel metals, cool and warm tones of gray and smoky glass within sultry spaces. This is our Miami contemporary version of this with a more timeless look again, inspired by our trip to Isaloni.
In our final layer, we begin to introduce subtle pop’s of color with what we like to call, “peacock colors.” Deep hues of turquoise mixed with mustards and of course the copper accents set such an elegant tone throughout the space.
Having the trust of our clients definitely gave us the freedom to work with a sultry moody feel that is so dominant in the upcoming interior design trends while still keeping true to the light and airy contemporary feeling that is so dominant in the Miami interior design world.