Design District Magazine

Club Costes by Albane in Cannes

Decked in Fendi Casa during Film Festival

Story by Josie Gulliksen

The Club Costes by Albane rooftop pool of the JW Marriott Cannes was furnished in Italy’s finest during the run of the Cannes Film Festival May 14-25, outfitted with various pieces from different lines in the Fendi Outdoor collection. True to their legendary luxurious furniture collections, Fendi Casa… Continue reading

Bali Inspired

Iconic Rockhouse in Grove Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Florida native and Architect Max Strang moved back to his home state and settled in Miami in 1998 after attending graduate school in New York at Columbia University. He quickly fell in love with Coconut Grove—one of Miami’s most tropical like locations with an abundance of lush foliage, something Groveites pride themselves on.

“The Grove… Continue reading

Stunning Captiva House

An Outdoor Modern Marvel Created by K2 Design

When Jenny Provost, principal at K2 Design in Bonita Springs, FL, and her team were approached about creating and designing Captiva House it was because of their stellar reputation for designing incredible homes, especially one that would work within the context of the Gulf Coast of Florida.

“Our client had seen our work published and… Continue reading

Environmentally-inspired Design

Local Artist Nancy Martini’s Latest Quest:Making Natural Dyes from Native Plants

For more than 20 years, Nancy Martini, an Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graduate, worked as a freelance graphic designer and creative director. That’s when she began creating collections of work using everything from upcycled materials, papier mache and encaustics to distressed porcelain and natural dyes from native plants.

She was… Continue reading

The Bentley Collection: Bentley’s Automobile Luxury Inspires Home Collection

 Story by Josie Gulliksen

Fendi Casa’s new Bentley Collection furniture line is an ideal union of luxury brands. The Luxury Living Group created the line incorporating the identical wood, leather and colors used in the luxury cars.

The Luxury Living Group was first approached by Bentley in January 2013. They were looking to create a lifestyle around their brand and they knew… Continue reading

Modern Maven

Transforming Mondrian South Beach Penthouse into Ultra-Modern Masterpiece

Story by Josie Gulliksen Photos by Simon Hare

When a young couple from Monaco decided to buy a seasonal home in Miami they chose the Mondrian South Beach and went straight to the top – to the penthouse that is. The residence consists of two PH-level units that were combined to create a 4,500-square-foot space.… Continue reading

Inside Design

Adriana Hoyos on her Design Your Own Concept, Latin American Roots and Creative Passion

Story by Josie Gulliksen Photos courtesy of Adriana Hoyos

In an ongoing series, Design District Magazine sits down with top creative designers to get a glimpse into the creative mindset. In this issue we spoke with interior designer Adriana Hoyos, whose furnishings and accessories adorn residences and hotels throughout… Continue reading

Accidental Art

Sculptor Valentino Llegada Transforms Found Objects into Beautiful Art

Story by Josie Gulliksen Photos courtesy of Valentino Llegada

To most people, fire extinguishers are life-saving devices, but once their contents are emptied they are useless. However, through the eyes of Hollywood-based sculptor Valentino Llegada, they present endless opportunities to create art. He makes vases, pendant lamps and countless other art pieces from… Continue reading

Tropical Escape

Modern Look with Warm Touches at Franco Residence on Golden Beach


Story by Josie Gulliksen Photos by Robin Hill

The entrance staircase of the Alberto and Rossana Franco residence on Golden Beach, and natural light filtering every room of the 16,500-square-foot, two-story, six-bedroom, seven-bathroom house can be contributed to Rossana’s impeccable eye and the handiwork of architects Jaya and Michal Zebede of… Continue reading

Jade Ocean in Sunny Isles


Mendez Vela Design Collection Designs Vacation Home

Story by Josie Gulliksen Photos courtesy of Mendez Vela Design Collection

Being commissioned to design a Latin American family’s only vacation home (located here in Miami) would seem like a pressure-filled assignment, but veteran designers from Mendez Vela Design Collection were up to the task.

The design team, led by firm principals Osirys Mendez and… Continue reading