As part of our renovation of this Earthy Modern home, we had a fun challenge:…
Get ready to swoon over this beautiful Coral Gables home we’re designing for a young family. Though it’s not a complete overhaul, the DKOR Interiors team is adding some interior architectural details to the existing common areas, like a bookmatched Neolith calacatta slab on the living room fireplace and a room divider made of wooden slats between the living and dining spaces, to lend a wow-factor this family will love for years to come.
Get the inside scoop on this 4,400-square-foot home’s new aesthetic and sneak a peek at our interior design proposal for the foyer, dining room, and living room.
We thought balance would be an appropriate design concept for a young growing family—after all isn’t life about finding just the right balance? In our design, we’re balancing the impactful (structure and contrast) with the pure (harmonious fabrics and proportional design). You’ll see throughout the three common areas how balance plays into every choice we make—from furniture to wall coverings. But first, let’s take a look at materials and the color palette applied to this Contemporary Coral Gables Oasis.
Notice how the depth of the natural materials, especially the woods used throughout these three home interiors, contrasts the sleekness of crisp walls and polished marble to create harmony in the design. Plush upholstery lends additional softness to the chic and sleek design.
Continuing the theme of balance, each room has just the right amount of dark and light hues, pulled from our beautiful palette. Timeless sandy hues are accented by an array of blues and sparkling brass, a nod to the sun glinting off the ocean. We’ve limited the presence of blue in each room to impactful pieces, like art, wall coverings, and accent chairs.
Now get a glimpse inside this stunning Coral Gables contemporary home …
Contemporary Coral Gables Oasis – Common Areas
Let’s begin our tour with the home’s first impression: the foyer. Slate blue wallpaper from the Kami-Ito Collection by Omexco instantly lends a soothing quality, while the off-center mirror is balanced by a pair of LBL Lighting Mini-Dia pendants. The sharp lines of the console table are softened by the upholstered bench tucked underneath, creating a harmonious grouping, where every piece has its purpose.
Keep going through the foyer and you’ll find the living room, where black windows starkly contrast white walls, yet both are balanced by a plush area rug and textured upholstery on the Cierre Imbottiti Aida Sofa. As the room’s focal point, rich wood shelves juxtapose the clean marble fireplace, adding intrigue and drama. Everything in the space comes together to create a relaxed spot for a family to gather.
Our final stop, the dining room, is back through a newly installed room divider that visually separates the two rooms without actually erecting a wall. In this space, the eye is immediately drawn to the dark dining set and the super cool mid-century-inspired light fixture above it. The rest of the room features pale tones, contrasting the near-black color of the light and dining set. Textural Omexco wallpaper and diaphanous sheer curtains balance the strong, sharp lines of the main furniture pieces, lending lightness to the space.
Check back with us soon as we take the next step in the interior design process for this Coral Gables home: final furniture selections!