Detailed Minimalism: Back to Our Project in Presidential Estates, Miami.
Once our clients who dreamed of a minimalist residence in Miami, Florida approved our interior design plans, we set to work with the Newman Brothers Construction on bringing this home to life. DKOR Interiors is truly a full-service interior design firm. With the help of DKOR’s Project Manager, we work closely with the General Contractor to help guide the building process so that it coincides with the design intent by making daily or weekly site visits.
Furthermore, after we walked the family through their furniture presentation, they were able to truly visualize their ideal home coming together. For this project in particular, many pieces were custom made to maintain originality and selected around the concept of “weightlessness.”
Our process is not about going into a chain store and pointing at the items we like. The process is quite detail oriented and takes time. First off, we love supporting local businesses, so we often reach out to our favorite vendors in South Florida, such as Addison House, Arravanti, Ligne Roset, Nest, and others to review what pieces that they have in stock and/or on order. We often end up waiting up to 8 weeks for the spectacular pieces, such as sofas, custom rugs and lighting fixtures.
Some additional furniture pieces we selected for this project and would like to mention are the stunning, off-white living Room sofa by Baltus, the family room sofa by B&B Italia from Miami-based Luminaire, the ultra modern Cattelan dining room chairs from Arravanti and the iconic master bedroom Eames chair by Herman Miller. Also, the sleek glass railing staircase we added forms a lightweight and airy design feature to the home.
In terms of the construction, we hand-selected Newman Construction for labor, Artec for the ceiling construction and carpentry pieces, such as all the custom bed and desk units and the dining room mirrored wall feature. We turned to Rotsen Furniture for the custom dining room table, Guillermo Davila for doors, Accent Closets for the laundry room and garage storage units, Maxicon for all A/V, Snaidero for the kitchen, Maximum shutters for the innovative garage door in the boys’ room and Behar Windows for all the large, open and airy windows in the home. In addition, our team also oversaw the Italian closet company Mia Cucina to create custom and functional storage for each member of the family.
In terms of the residence’s existing flooring, much of it was earthen tile, which had to be removed and replaced with bamboo and white ceramic tiling, which was used throughout the residence. Paying attention to fine details, specific design elements were repeated in nearly every room, such as metal-backed recessed lines around each doorway that transitioned down the baseboards of the entire home.
Though we are called DKOR Interiors, we are often asked to handle exterior design as well. For this house, we updated the existing outside round columns into contemporary square piers with recessed detailing to reflect the interior. Also, the garage doors were refinished for a more modern look with windows to allow in natural light.
Ready for the final walk through? See the dazzling after photos and learn more about our behind the scenes process with the next posting.