A Miami Beach Home Is All About The Preppy Vibes

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Mixed pastels and lively artwork give a preppy vibe to a New England couple's Miami Beach home.

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A sleek yet simple foyer in a Miami Beach home designed by Anthony Pippo offers a tranquil transitional space. The Ted Abramczyk light fixture from Ralph Pucci adds interest to the entry, which also features a bench by Claudia Moreira Salles from Espasso. The artwork is by Joan Miro.

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The living area opens onto a balcony that looks out to the sea and is decorated with Jehs+Laub Shrimp chairs from Minotti in New York, which are upholstered in Kirby Design fabric from Romo Fabrics. A hint of pattern comes in the form of a black-and-white pillow fabric by Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild in New York. The custom area rug is from Angela Adams in Portland, Maine.

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Since the living and dining areas are open to each other, Pippo used shades of blue in both. The highlight of the living area is a coffee table with a photograph fused to the glass surface, available through the studio of New York artist Irene Mamiye, who collaborated on the piece with the architecture firm Ike Kligerman Barkley. Beside it is a Lee Industries sectional sofa in solid linen by Anna French.

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Pippo made only one change to the kitchen: He extended the marble behind the backsplash up to the ceiling for a dramatic effect. "I wanted the cabinets to appear to be floating on a marble wall," he says. The smooth surface has the added appeal of complementing the buffed faux-wood-grain porcelain floor from Artistic Tile in New York.

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Around the split dining table from Holly Hunt in New York, Pippo gathered Gino Carollo chairs in a neutral fabric from Minotti. Suspended above the scene is a custom Bocci chandelier, also from Minotti, fabricated of blown-glass pendants in oceanic hues.

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In the media room, which doubles as a guest room, an American Leather sleeper sofa, available from Cocobolo Interiors in Armonk, New York, is accessorized with pillows in a yellow-and-white tie-dye print from Pierre Frey in New York. The artwork, designed by Pippo, was inspired by gas station signage. The hallway showcases more of the couple's art collection, including a canvas by Roy Lichtenstein.

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"We wanted the master bedroom to feel like you were in a five-star hotel room," says Pippo, who furnished one end of the space with a chair and ottoman by Rodolfo Dordoni from Minotti. The photograph is TheCorps de Ballet by Howard Schatz.

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Windows, a photograph by Sue Benton, hangs in the master bedroom above a Copeland bed that Pippo chose for its low profile and modern feel; on either side are a pair of Jonathan Browning pendant lights from The Bright Group. The duvet cover is from Crate and Barrel, and the sheets and coverlet are from The Company Store.

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A balcony encloses a side terrace of the exclusive eight-unit building, designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica.

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Citrus hues define a guest room decorated with a bed from Ralph Lauren in New York upholstered in Pierre Frey linen. The duvet cover is from Crate + Barrel, and the sheets and coverlet are from The Company Store. The custom Marsden carpet is from Angela Adams.

Inormally don’t get to work much with color because my clients tend to like gray and neutral tones, so it pushed my limits and took me out of my comfort zone,” says designer Anthony Pippo of a Miami Beach project filled with lively artwork.

The couple who purchased this home in the exclusive Beach House 8 building on Collins Avenue didn’t want “the interiors to look like the traditional Florida aesthetic,” as the wife puts it. They also wanted to showcase a contemporary art collection with works by Roy Lichtenstein, Mr. Brainwash and Joan Miro.

The initial impetus for the resulting pastel palette was the clients’ wardrobe–specifically a pair of Vineyard Vines pale cranberry pants. The trick was toeing the line between Pop art cheeriness and beachy washed-out shades.

Tailored furniture silhouettes ensure open, airy layouts as well as a level of sophistication that grounds the home as a permanent residence rather than the casual seasonality of a pied-a-terre.

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