PHOTO: COURTESY COMO HOME & DESIGN
Contemporary European craftsmanship finds a new hub at Como Home & Design (253 Royal Poinciana Way), an intimate boutique in Palm Beach. Launched by interior designer Andrea Huainigg and her business partner Monica Oberting, the store departs from the area’s more traditional fare, beginning with its serene palette of Italian limestone plaster and light oak wood. The space’s major hallmark is its custom furniture collection–defined by minimalist lines, tactile fabrics in neutral hues and rich wood grains with high-gloss finishes. The curated selection of home decor and fashion accessories shows the same sensitivity to lush materials and artisanal details. It’s the perfect place to pick up modern twists on coastal essentials, like scented Belgian candles by ONNO, chevron-patterned throw pillows by Missoni, and handmade straw hats and macrame totes by Florentine brand Caterina Bertini.
A popular purveyor of luxury watches and jewelry, Mayors has relaunched and mastered some truly timeless style with its new flagship store in Coral Gables’ Shops at Merrick Park (342 San Lorenzo Ave.). Designed by Michael Neumann Architecture, the space will serve as the stylish standard-bearer for the brand’s 14 other boutiques throughout the Southeast. Guests can relax in a concierge-style lounge, which serves Cuban coffee from Little Havana’s Cafe Versailles. Decked in ebonized wood, brass and Calacatta marble flooring, the sophisticated boutique provides the perfect setting for dazzling jewels, like an exclusive collaboration with Miami-born designer Pamela Love, known for her astronomy motifs and contemporary twist on early American silver traditions. Other signature designs include a special Roberto Coin capsule collection and stunning Regalia pieces by Mikimoto, celebrated as the foremost source for cultured pearl jewelry.
PHOTO: COURTESY FAENA BAZAAR
Experimental art installation meets a modern-day souk at the Miami Beach retail complex Faena Bazaar (3400 Collins Ave.). The brainchild of Argentine hotelier Alan Faena, the four-story shop seeks to create new moments of discovery with every visit. This begins in the first-floor gallery, which hosts pop-up exhibitions from a curated list of international artists. Past shows include works by Juan Jose Cambre, Graciela Hasper and Gonzalo Fuenmayor. With both stand-alone shops and mixed-brand showcases on the second and third floors, the retail offerings take the same transformative approach by rotating design concepts and merchandise twice a year. The eclectic selection is a mix of breakout brands in home, fashion and beauty, where tactile Konekt furnishings live side by side with vibrant dresses by Adriana Iglesias. The fourth floor gives way to a dynamic event space highlighting diverse contemporary designers.