Find the best places to shop for chic home décor
Chic design permeates South Florida from Miami to Palm Beach. Visitors seeking fun in the sun and curated furnishings and unexpected treasures can— and do— have it all. What makes the design scene so thrilling is that it isn’t limited to one era or style. Depending on your taste— whether it’s mid- century modern, 17th- to 20th- century antiques or retro Palm Beach or more—you are sure to find high- caliber interior and outdoor furnishings, stunning wallpaper, lighting or something you never knew you needed.
If you’re in town and want a combination design-shopping fix, head to Miami’s Design District. Engulfed in what appears as never-ending construction by Interstate 195, the historic Miami Design District (miamidesigndistrict.net), located less than three miles from Downtown Miami and a few blocks north from the hipster Wynwood Art District, has been undergoing a $1.4 billion transformation of its four-block-plus radius, bringing with it the glitterati and haute couture into the mix of what was once a sea of über-upscale design and furniture showrooms. Craig Robins, president and CEO of Miami’s Dacra and the district’s developer, is forging an urban renaissance of even more fashion, luxury, art and architecture to the district in the coming year.
True to its design-focused origins, an array of elite furnishings and accessory showrooms still claim a stake luring design devotees.
Among the showrooms you can visit is Luminaire Lab, which has been in the Miami Design District since 2002. It occupies an impressive 15,000-square-foot exhibition space inspiring research and experimentation. It showcases new and exclusive pieces from top manufacturers. “It’s a playground that encourages visitors to think outside the box,” says Fabiola Velez of Luminaire, which offers Davide Groppi lighting. “Groppi exemplifies a minimalist design philosophy,” says Velez.
In the Design District for 11 years, Luxury Living of USA has opened a second location showcasing Fendi Casa Ambiente Cucina—the first collection dedicated to the kitchen— along with Fendi Outdoor and Bentley Home. In May, they will exhibit new pieces from Fendi Casa and Paul Mathieu at the annual interior design tradeshow, MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS in Miami Beach. In early 2017, the flagship location at 90 NE 39th Street will move to a new 25,000-square-foot showroom within the area.
This vibrant destination is also home to other standout designers including Adriana Hoyos, Design Within Reach, Jonathan Adler and The Rug Company. Besides design, this must-visit spot also boasts world-class restaurants, designer boutiques and art galleries.
For an insider’s hot spot in West Palm Beach, visit Antique Row (westpalmbeachantiques.com), a charming district on South Dixie Highway between Belvedere Road and Southern Boulevard. Stroll along the row to find over 40 shops filled with 17th- through 20th-century antiques, fine and decorative arts, period deco, vintage and moderne furnishings, as well as lighting and accessories. The wide array of items found here appeal to interior designers, style-makers and collectors alike.
”[Luminaire Lab] is a [design] playground that encourages visitors to think outside the box.“–FABIOLA VELEZ, SPOKESPERSON, LUMINAIRE LAB
Sloane sofa for Fendi Casa Contemporary Collection by Toan Nguyen.
The MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design and art.
Miami Design District