2 Florida Designers Dish On Their Favorite Trends


Luxe Next In Design 99 honorees and South Florida designers Maca Carrera and Caitlin Kah reveal their unique styles and insider favorites.

white marble topped kitchen island in front of a door to a black-and-white floral wallpapered room

Photo: Dave Henz

As Miami designer and Luxe Next In Design 99 honoree Maca Carrera expands her firm, she approaches each project with a distinct narrative. Here, Carrera shares what has been catching her eye.

Design mantra: Create spaces that are visually striking yet timeless and sophisticated—a harmonious blend of contemporary, modern and classical.

Trend radar: Traditional design is making a comeback in new and interesting ways, like earthy natural stones, limewash and fluted and corrugated glass.

Favorite patterns: Chevron and herringbone.

Color choice: Sherwin-Williams’ Snowbound. It’s a warm and soft hue that goes with any style.

Every home needs: Greenery. Plants can magically soften any decor.

Bedroom with soft blue color palette featuring a pitched ceiling.

Photo: Carmel Brantley

From her stunning new studio in Palm Beach, Luxe Next In Design 99 talent Caitlin Kah creates fresh interiors that are just as stylish as they are functional. Read on as Kah tells us more about her design favorites.

Studio slogan: Have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously.

Go-to paint color: Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.

Preferred pattern: Stripes—every room needs a stripe.

Sustainability stance: I love to repurpose clients’ existing pieces and go vintage shopping whenever possible.

Brand obsession: Pierre Frey. Their ability to create stunning wallpapers, fabrics and more for different styles makes them an unparalleled choice.

No home is complete without: Books.

Design rule to live by: Measure twice, cut once.

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