Turning Heads in Miami: the Collins Avenue Interior by Steven Harris

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Among those “in the know” — real estate pros, designers, and people who love beautiful homes on the Florida coast — this Collins Avenue design by Steven Harris Architects has created more than a few “waves” of interest. Small wonder: take a look at the sunlight-bathed sitting room, its pristine white couch set off by charcoal-colored pillows and companion chairs, not to mention dramatic sky photographic art on the walls, and you can see why this striking ensemble is turning some heads. Complementing the furniture are a white textured rug, two intriguing “cube” coffee tables, and end tables and lamps that deliberately don’t match…but that’s part of their charm. Mere steps away is a combination dining area and kitchen leading to a cubbyhole “library” of bookshelves lining a tiny hallway.

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These areas have the same wonderful view as the living room, through expansive glass; note the accents of small contemporary sculpture. Through another doorway is a kitchen that’s minimalist in style but not in function: wood grain and white, its color scheme is all uncluttered-modern — but that wood grain covers extensive cabinet space, and that white countertop blends work space, sink, and cooktop together in well-lighted, step-saving efficiency. More neutrals grace the bedroom: silvery gray bedding, a plush white lounge chair, more wood grain — along with abstract art on the wall that injects a cheerful note, as does the chrome cylindrical side table. And what can we say about the beautiful marble bath, except that it’s got all the comforts of home? Home: that’s what this is — in a striking, airy interior that’s garnering attention.

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