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Turn it up a notch this month with these fiery must-
haves sure to add an extra little spark to just about any
room in your home.
T e x t by Jacqu ely n B enso n
Ph otos co u r t e sy o f r e spec t i v e b r an ds
1. Belle Chandelier. Cost: $1,850. Why we love it: Talk about a stunning use of
color — just think of how gorgeous this piece will look sparkling atop your table! Made
with fine murano blown glass droplets, it evokes a sense of timeless glamour that will
beautifully accent a wide range of décor styles. Use it in the dining room or to create
a visual centerpiece in your hall or foyer. Where to get it: Violetas, 233-A Miracle
Mile, Coral Gables; 305.381.0711; VioletasHomeDesign.com.
1 2. Charmine Longe Cost: Call for quote Why we love it: With this cozy and stylish
armchair, it’s all about the finish. We’re absolutely mad for the stunning hue and
perfect sheen of the leather in this piece. The fact that it’s built onto a double-paneled
fir and poplar frame with genuine goose-down cushioning is just icing on the cake.
It’s a perfect piece to offset a more neutral-hued couch in the living room or to add
sophistication to a home office. Where to get it: Internum & Design, 3841 NE 2nd
Ave., Ste. 101, Design District; 305.576.1135; Internum.com.
2 3. Rubi Cost: $50 sq. ft., installed Why we love it: COMPAC’s Technological
Quartz surfaces are made to be lived on, with the durability to withstand everything
from dropped cast iron pots to kids with permanent markers. And that’s a good thing,
because we’re pretty sure you’ll want this Rubi surface to last for the lifetime of your
home, with its bright red hue and glittering crystal finish. Where to get it: COMPAC:
The Surfaces Company, 1666 NW 82 Ave., Doral; 305.406.3600; COMPAC.US.
3 4. Mumbai Sectional & Ottoman Cost: $3,485 Why we love it: Modern and
sophisticated doesn’t always mean liveable…but this Mumbai Sectional & Ottoman
is just as fabulous a choice for showing off at those cocktail parties as it is for a TV
marathon at home. It’s also available in grey or white top-grain leather, but why would
you opt for anything but this bold, eye-catching red options? Rachet headrests and a
down-top layer cushioning mean it’s as comfortable as it is stylish. Where to get it:
Any Scan Design location; 305.944.8080; ScanDesign.com.
4 5. Alex Sconce Cost: $4,365 Why we love it: Designed by Kevin Kolanowski of Fuse
Lighting, this stunning modern piece is a truly artistic accent, with its carnelian gems
cascading down a compact, hand-welded frame. It’s nothing less than we’d expect
from such a pioneer of lighting design, but the delicacy of this piece makes it a perfect
choice even for those less used to taking edgy décor risks. Talk to the showroom about
purchasing through a designer for special pricing. Where to get it: J. Batchelor
Showroom, Ste. 1-160 @ DCOTA, 1855 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach; JBatchelor.com.
70 6. Parrot Zikmu Wireless Stereo Speakers Cost: $1,630 Why we love it: Everyone
wants music at home, so why not make your speakers a genuine contribution to your
design instead of an afterthought? These Parrot Zikmu Wireless Stereo Speakers
are quite the lookers, and as it turns out, those sculpted lines are actually brilliantly
designed to deliver intense, crystal-clear sound. They’re also highly Apple-friendly.
Attach your iPod or iPhone to the built-in docking station, and control both speakers
and tunes via remote control. Where to get it: ParrotShopping.com.