Don’t Miss These New South Florida Design & Art Outposts


South Florida is brimming with new design, art and book shops this season. You won’t want to miss a stop into Alessandra Branca’s Casa Branca Atelier & Showroom in West Palm Beach and Dále Zine in the Miami Design District.

Casa Branca Atelier & Showroom

A bright yellow wallpaper with blue and pink florals is the backdrop for a sofa with the same colors

Photo: Carmel Brantley

The curated eye of designer Alessandra Branca is on full display in her new venture, the Casa Branca Atelier & Showroom. Complementing her retail boutique, this larger West Palm Beach outpost displays offerings throughout three galleries. The first welcomes guests into a warm, home-like environment that showcases Branca’s take on a living room, mixing vintage and modern pieces against a sunny floral wallcovering. The second space is a shoppable arrangement of furnishings and accessories. Finally, the showroom’s visual and textural treat culminates in the back gallery, home to Branca-designed collections of fabrics, wallpapers, furniture and objects. “My vision was to create a space that encompasses all the aspects I feel are important to building great interiors—and ultimately a better home—under one roof,” Branca says.

Dále Zine

Gallery space featuring red-and-white checkerboard flooring, white benches and vibrant artworks

Photo: Alfonso Duran

After drawing a devoted following in Little River, independent art bookstore Dále Zine is directing admirers to the Miami Design District, its new home. The shop’s setting may be larger, but founders Lillian Banderas and Steve Saiz preserved the cozy feel and eclectic inventory of books, zines and artwork. “We wanted to steer clear of the conventional,” Saiz says. “Instead, we infused the space with a distinct charm and originality that reflects our passion for creativity and self-expression.” Grounded by red-and-white checkerboard flooring, the white-walled space features a rotating gallery exhibiting work by local artists such as Gabriel Alcala. “We take pride in spotlighting both emerging talents and established voices, ensuring there’s always something new and exciting to uncover,” he adds.