Design & Real Estate

Design Options

As the marketplace in Florida continues to set record pricing, there seems to be 3 types of clients for interior design: The luxury home buyer; the investor buying condominiums; and the upscale luxury condominium buyer/user.

Virtuoso Architecture

Arquitectonica’s Bernardo Fort-Brescia turned the plans for Aria On The Bay into a masterpiece that only he could envision — and the results are as awe-inspiring and iconic as it gets.

Enduring Beauty

Porcelain tiles, mosaics and natural stone tiles and slabs from Spain and Italy create a timeless elegance — and that’s just a portion of the large selection available at Iberia Tile’s 70,000-sq.-ft. indoor warehouse.

Residential Concerto

Echo Brickell is the real estate equivalent of a masterful concerto, blending world-class exterior and interior design with the latest residential technology. Each residence will be unique, yet all will offer the very best of what makes Miami a magical place in which to live.

Realtor Confessions

There’s a lot more going on in the real estate world in between listings and closings than we realize. We got a source to spill and have changed the names to protect the innocent and the guilty.

Sleep Chic

Turn any home, condo or apartment into an instant penthouse with the sleek, sophisticated, aptly named Penthouse Platform Bed from the Liv: Style On The Edge Collection at El Dorado Furniture.

Paradise With A View

From any vantage point, for any family, this Grand Bay condo is the perfect place to call home while living in the heart of the serene island paradise that is Key Biscayne.

Terrace Trend

What do The Mansions at Acqualina, The Estates at Acqualina, Porsche Design Tower and Echo Aventura have in common? They’re setting a new standard for indoor-outdoor luxury living.

Rug Revolution

All anniversaries should be celebrated this beautifully. To commemorate 15 years of collaboration with The Rug Company, Paul Smith has taken his distinctive design aesthetic into a fresh new direction with muted pallets and unregulated pattern composition.

Phenomenal Interiors

Interiors By Steven G. started in the den of his home 33 years ago. In the ensuing decades, it has evolved into an impressive organization of 70 strong, with a 100,000-sq.-ft. main headquarters in Pompano Beach and a luxury boutique showroom in Sunny Isles…and the firm is still growing.

Ocean Dreams

Inspired by Modern architect Richard Meier, this new waterfront Mashta Island estate embodies the best of Key Biscayne: privacy and ocean access.

Visionary Endeavor

From concept to completion, the luxury condominiums and villas at Oceana Key Biscayne reflect the union of two of Consultatio Real Estate Founder Eduardo Costantini’s biggest passions, art and real estate.

Move-In Ready

“Live Different” is more than just words at Echo Aventura. The upscale 190-unit residence is Property Markets Group’s first project to feature their new resident-focused campaign, which provides on-site contracting services that go beyond the typical punch-out crews that are gone shortly after the closing.

Elegant Estate

This elegant elevated residence on exclusive Harbor Drive features 4 bright, spacious levels on an immaculate oversized lot in the heart of Key Biscayne.

Maximizing Midtown

Visionary developers Jorge Perez and Gil Dezer, groundbreaking hotelier Sam Nazarin and design genius David Rockwell recently joined forces to create a unique development that has “everything you need, nothing you don’t.” The result is Hyde Midtown.

Compass Point

According to Real Estate Agent Andres Larin, Compass is building a better real estate model. The new Coconut Grove office, facing Biscayne Bay, will be the perfect setting to meet with clients in the neighborhood.

Island Gem

Living doesn’t get any better than on Key Biscayne — and location doesn’t get any more valued than the prime oceanfront at Oceana Key Biscayne.

Urban Influx

Miami is undergoing a major densification, and Coconut Grove is a strong part of that urban reveal for millennials wanting to be close to the city center. Coconut Grove is a strong part of that urban revival for millennials wanting to be close to the city center.

Furnished Or Unfurnished?

When the decision comes to buying or selling real estate, there’s always the question: furnished or un-furnished? As an interior designer for over 35 years, I have seen more and more over the past 10 years that the majority of buyers like to purchase furnished real estate. 

River Reborn

KAR Properties leads the renaissance of the Miami River by bringing a new, never-before-seen level of luxury living, highlighted by the breathtaking architectural design of Rafael Vinoy.

Stylish Living

California Closets provides creative solutions for almost any space imaginable. From Murphy Beds to sliding doors, entertainment centers, pantries, playrooms, garages, laundry rooms, linen closets, mudrooms and much more, they are consistently raising the standard of customized storage solutions.

Dazzling Design

Poltrona Frau Group Miami opened its doors in 2001 when CEO & Owner Giampiero Di Persia saw a vibrant future for Miami at a time when many did not. “I’m glad to have had that vision, and to have been right about it,” he says as the company transitions from their landmark 25,000-sq.-ft. building into a massive 71,000-sq.-ft. design destination.

Skyline Transformation

One River Point is about achieving the perfect marriage between design, lifestyle, location and amenities — it’s luxury redefined. The development came out of Shahab Karmely’s desire to create something transformative in one of his favorite cities in the world.

Island Delight

Oceana is an exclusive oasis within the lavish hidden treasure that is Key Biscayne. Simply put, it offers the best of all worlds surrounded by the best of all worlds.


With a lyrical list of amenities and elegant, arresting architecture, Hyde Beach House promises to be one of the premier coastal condominium complexes in South Florida.

Harmonious Surrounds

You don’t have to have a degree in interior design to have an eye for putting spaces together. You also don’t have to be in the market to sell your house in order to have it “staged”— because at the end of the day, your house should be a personal reflection of you.

Hi-End High-Rises

ISG World, a truly global conglomerate specializing in the sale of luxury high-rise condominiums, celebrates 25 years of entrepreneurial success in the city of its inception.


We’re all uncomfortably aware of how much space is at a premium in The Magic City. Below are several tips our team has collected to enhance our humble homes and efficiencies.

Dream Living

Own your very own special slice of paradise with this expansive estate on exclusive Harbor Drive in Key Biscayne. Life doesn’t get much better than this.

Best Of Both Worlds

Do you want to live ensconced in nature or do you prefer to live securely in the city? Want a fast-paced Miami lifestyle or would you rather opt for a laid-back retreat from the world? ROVR Development’s flagship project The Fairchild Coconut Grove relieves us of having to make such choices.

Go Hygge Or Go Home

Forget Feng Shui and leave your Chakra-centered designs on the cutting-room floor, Hygge is what’s hot. Read on to discover the in’s and out’s of the Danish design philosophy taking the world by storm.

Take It All In

The best-priced residence in the most desirable “01” corner of Oceana Key Biscayne features breathtaking views of the ocean, bay, sunset and city as well as carefully curated attention to every last detail inside and out, including resort-style amenities you can’t live without.

See The Light

The story of a business is more than a dreary accounting of facts and figures — it’s also the story of the places in which they thrive. Witness the history of Miami through the lens of Farrey’s Lighting + Bath.

Center Of It All

Nestled in the heart of one of the most iconic locations in Coral Gables, MG Developer’s Biltmore Parc will add a contemporary, Mediterranean-style residential development to one of Miami’s most serene environs.

Cultured Conveniences

The Fairchild Coconut Grove offers a tantalizing list of amenities to complement its ideal and scenic waterfront location in the center of it all.

Shelf Confidence

Every year, hundreds of books on real estate, décor, interior design and home renovation flood local booksellers. We’ve mined this morass of manuals to give you this year’s choicest reads.

Poltrona Wow

Since 2001, Poltrona Frau Group Miami has been bringing The Magic City some of the finest in luxury furniture and accessories. Check out some of the best brands their showroom offers its world-class clientele.

Grand Oasis

This stunning waterfront Key Biscayne home on Knollwood Drive has plenty of space for a growing family and several areas inside and out created with refined relaxation and entertaining in mind.

Surreal Spaces

A dedicated design professional, Lineaire Design’s own Dominique Bonet shares some helpful techniques to help enliven your home interior.

Insightful Interiors

An integral presence in our nascent Miami Design District, Italian design connoisseurs Areatonic offer The Magic City a spectacular array of solutions for any interior design dilemma.


The Go-Getters 2023

Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To celebrate them, We partnered with the school to present our annual “Go-Getters” feature, honoring current students and recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.

It’s A Dog’s World

Inspired by the healing power of dogs, this editorial communicates the feelings that our beloved pets give us — a sense of calm, comfort, love, peace and joy. The custom-made pearls represent a human-dog connection that transcends space and time.