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.