After weeks of all-holiday, all the time, I’m pressing pause (momentarily!) on the comfort and joy to share a home tour that had me at hello. You see, I spend most Sunday evenings scrolling Pinterest, but this home stopped me in my garland-overloaded tracks. While the holiday season is all about layers and texture, this stripped back space is refined and relaxing and offers a fresh design for over-stimulated eyes.

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Designed by the extremely talented Avenue Design Studio, I love this home’s restraint. It’s particularly interesting given that this penthouse is in Miami. But there’s not obvious kitsch or beachyness to be found. Only timeless style. Obviously I adore the color palette – warm wood tones meet white and black and magic happens. I also spy the Lambert & Fils chandelier I have in my own kitchen. It’s design like this that reminds me of the magic of negative space. While there is a certain homeyness to corners that are filled to the brim, a thoughtful selection given space to breathe takes real discipline. There’s an art to both styles, but I’d say this one is much harder to master.

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Proof that you can mix wood tone beautifully.

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So intrigued by that curved under-side of the dining table.

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A refreshing change from the fiddle leaf fig.

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Obsessed with this massive marble coffee table.

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A simple, timeless kitchen is given a little punch up with that stone (which isn’t marble, but quartzite – much more manageable).

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This home is a great example of taking the time and care to only bring in items of true quality. They stand on their own without the need of bunch of crap crowding it all up. I also would like to go stay here for the entire month of January. Think the owner would mind?

For all the design details, the before pictures and the drawings be sure to head to Avenue Design Studio’s website.

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