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What happens when the brilliant design minds
behind releases from Ferrari and Maserati turn
their eye to interior design? See for yourself at
Related Group’s 1100 Millecento Residences, right
here in Miami. It’s the first building in the U.S. with
interiors by Italian design firm Pininfarina, and will
feature 382 residents on 42 stories in the heart of
Brickell. Think exotic wood and leather, a private
theater, a club room, a pool deck, and a host of
other luxury amenities; Millecento1100Brickell.com.
When someone comes to the Internum showroom,
it’s very important for me to ask the following
questions in order to make the right approach to the
perfect piece of furniture for them:
• For what purpose will the piece be used?
• What are the qualities of the space where the
piece will go?
• How is this space conformed? Does it have
natural light? What colors and textures are already
there? What are the dimensions of the space?
• Will the ideal piece complement a space or
improve upon it? Will the piece create an important
accent or make a statement by itself?
I consider all this vital not only to understand what
my clients are looking for, but to yield insights
about what the client is like regarding their lifestyle
and personality, such as whether their taste is
conservative or edgy. My experience has shown
that by listening to customers and understanding
their needs, everyone can find exactly what they’re
Practical and elegant, these gorgeous
brass instruments from the Jeffersonian
Collection are an ideal accent for your
garden. The fully-functional rain, wind
and temperature gauges are inspired by
Thomas Jefferson’s well-known spirit
of invention, and are carefully crafted
from brass, glass and stainless steel.
Worried about wear-and-tear from a
life outdoors? Each piece comes with a
lifetime guarantee. That said, don’t leave
them out in a hurricane; $220-$280,
Weems-Plath.com. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
is an architect
with 10+ years
of experience in
career, he’s worked
with the top
brands and is
currently head of
the Internum &
Design Miami team;
Helpers Thinking outside the box with
color in your home design can
make the difference between
predictable and outstanding.
These online tools will help you
experiment with some innovative
Repainting your home? Invest in a
ColorJive account. For $12 a month,
you can upload interior or exterior
photos of your home, choose colors
and check out a realistic impression of
your new paint job; ColorJive.com.
Play with unexpected color combinations
with Adobe’s Kuler. Upload an image
with colors you love, and Kuler creates
a palette. You can also browse options
created by color-lovers from around the
Want to have an idea of what
your new space might look like?
SeeMyDesign has an array of tools
that will let you virtually refinish your
space — from paint to flooring and