From Dated Interiors to Glam and Modern Nunez Interior Transforms Balmoral Condo in Bal Harbour

With 3,000 square feet to work with, transforming a Bal Harbour Balmoral condominium Vanessa Nunez, principal of Nunez Interiors was thrilled to be referred for the project by a friend, also a top realtor in Miami Beach.

Her task was to transform the two-bedroom, two-bath circa 1970s décor condominium into a contemporary style.

“We converted it into a three-bedroom, three-bath residence and completely renovated the style,” said Nunez.

Gone are the dated looks including a multitude of mirrors around the bar, pink and multi-colored drapes, dark wallpaper in the powder room, plus outdated pink and green wallpaper and blinds and outdated cabinetry in the kitchen.

The owners asked Nunez and her team to make use of every inch of space and create an inviting living space. They wanted open spaces, high ceilings and a great area to entertain with an open kitchen.

“We redesigned the entire apartment with a completely new layout,” Nunez said.

Vanessa Nunez spent plenty of time shopping in the Miami Design District to put the perfect touches on the condominium’s interior. She combined those pieces with several custom made furniture.

The spacious living room, with views provided by the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a full size balcony, was transformed with light colored walls and a chair that makes the room pop.

It features leather Outback Sectional Sofa by Gamma Italy and a box mirror coffee table by Tonelli Italia. The pop of color comes from a Dreamer side chair in orange. Upholstery is by Besiree and a neutral colored area rug with brown and beige subtle pattern complements the sectional. Breezy, light colored drapes on the sliding doors allow light to filter in.

The dining area’s main element of interest is the Spyder Wood dining table by Cattelan Italia. The glass table allows a full on view of the base made of Canaletto walnut. The Mivida dining chairs by Kesay match the wood base and are covered in cream-colored leather. All are from Addison House, soon to open in the Design District. The tube light fixture above is from Luxe Cable + Light in the Design District.

In the modern kitchen, sets up against the breakfast counter are Modway Entangled Bar Stools from Knoll. Their stark white color plays well against the dark bottom of the white countertops. The chair is modeled of durable polypropylene plastic and its twisted, tangled lines add an element of interest to the minimalist space. Appliances are monogram from GE and countertops are quartz.

In another corner of the house, under soft track lighting and below a modern, silver metallic horizontal mirror, are two New York armchairs by Saba Italia in a light olive green upholstered.

And in the master bedroom the color scheme is cream colored, a peach-toned oversized area rug and light-colored paint on the walls. The window is simply dressed with one large sheer blind. The custom made Poul bed features Hirst upholstery. Bowery night stands in grey lacquer by Modloft grace either side of the bed. Furthest away from the window is a Dreamer side chair with upholstery by Besiree that’s covered with a Fur banquet. Next to it is a Divina Floor Lamp from Contardi Italia.

Nunez Interior created a custom bookshelf, master desk, closets and media center to complete the residence. The floors are all Italian porcelain that resembles wood and flow throughout the interior while outside they used eco-friendly low maintenance decking material for the deck.

They also incorporated various pieces the owners already had in their collection, mostly modern art pieces. “They wanted to add them to the project and give an amazing touch to the final product,” Nunez said.

In the one year it took to complete the project, Vanessa Nunez and the owners shared many special moments. “It is such an accomplishment when you are so involved in a project that requires the kitchen and bathroom to move to different locations in the residence. I am very happy that we delivered the project on time and within budget,” she said.


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