The team at Marc-Michaels Interior Design knows how to create stunning spaces – even when the objective is to keep the space simple.
Senior Marc-Michaels designers Jessica Lee and Rachel Ortiz share the elements they used to give this new construction, mid-century modern-inspired Florida residence a minimalist feel without sacrificing style.
A neutral palette
The owner and builder of this home had a vision of clean lines and a boxy look, with an open floor plan where the spaces would flow. Lee and Ortiz carried this architectural vision into the design with a neutral palette consisting of limestone flooring and a single paint color throughout most of the house. Wood accents add warmth, while touches of blue, sparingly used, bring in cool tones for balance.
Focal points for each space
Sometimes a focal point needs to be intentionally crafted, while other times it just needs to be called out.
This home’s backyard overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows along the back help draw your eyes to the view as soon as you set foot into the foyer. The rest of the decor for the living room was carefully selected to keep the focus on the view.
In other rooms, where there wasn’t an obvious focal spot, Lee and Ortiz saw opportunity. For example, in the dining room, they created a focal spot by covering an entire wall with upholstered leather panels and white bronze metal pieces in a geometric pattern. The unique wall fits in with the neutral decor, but also draws attention to the design details.
Sprinkles of dramatic decor
“One of the features we loved doing is the bar,” Ortiz says. “The idea was that the builder wanted a bar off the living room, but we didn’t want it to be too open.”
The designers used this opportunity to partially section off the living room and add …read more