As 2016 comes to a close its typical to reflect.  In design, Exclusively to Design has seen a celebration of sameness throughout the years.  Whether it is the over-use of the ‘white and chrome’ schematic, the re-gurgitation of the classic Barcelona Chair or our dependence on Mongolian lamb pillows to make a room “cool”, trends become mundane and overdone.     While it is natural to want some of the latest trends, it is also important to ensure that your design choices are relevant for years to come while keeping true to your authentic personal style!  Exclusively to Design understands not only the importance of giving our valued clients insight to the latest trends but provides professional expertise in how those diverse elements work together in their space.  Our interior designs set their home apart from their neighbors and friends because we specialize in creative solutions that are not only practical but enhance our client’s unique taste and style.     Remember, it is not about keeping up with the Jones’s…who cares about them and who are they anyway?  It is about how your home uniquely represents you!  It is about how your home makes you feel.  From color to the placement of your beloved objects with more timely items, to the way your space flows, Exclusively to Design goes beyond what is typical with your lifestyle in mind…          

Dare to be Different!

1-2-2017

Sarasota Interior Design: A Growing Market

Sarasota Interior Design: A Growing Market

According to Trulia, the Sarasota real estate market has seen a 14% increase in median home sales over the past year. We believe this dramatic growth is attributable to three simple factors: 

1) Price: Everybody likes a view. As Miami interior designers, we are constantly operating on the premise of showcasing our client's spectacular views; whether it is strategically placing mirrors to open up a space and reflect the water, or if it is simply developing a space plan that allows for comfort and relaxation in front of a nice view, we are always shaping our designs around the surrounding environment. In Sarasota, the prices per square foot currently average about $160 per square foot, while in Miami Beach, you can look to pay about $451 per square foot. Depending on the property or condo you ultimately choose, both properties will most likely have spectacular views of the water. 

2) Culture: Sarasota has a great dive bar scene and great seafood. Whether you are looking for a great oyster bar to enjoy with the family, or a pub to watch football with your buddies on Sunday, Sarasota has it. Due to the thriving culture and exceptional prices, young professionals are starting to move away from Florida's exciting, yet expensive east coast and over to the casual and more affordable west coast. As Miami interior designers, we see this movement as an opportunity for expansion. Sarasota will be developing it's own unique style during this growth period, and Exclusively To Design wants in on the action. As young people move to the west coast, there will be a huge need for a more contemporary / modern aesthetic where Sarasota interior design in the past, tended to lean more towards transitional / traditional. We will be in Sarasota in 2017 to offer unique design solutions in this ever-changing and growing market. 

3) Space: The average Sarasota home is about 1,374 square feet based on the current market trends indicated on Trulia. That being said, the average Miami Beach home is about 776 square feet. Talk about getting more of a bang for your buck! With the increased space, Sarasota interior design will have "more room to grow." Our forte in the Miami interior design market is small spaces - we love designing condos and we love coming up with creative solutions to make small spaces multi-functional and simultaneously, aesthetically appealing. In the Sarasota interior design market, we will have room to incorporate some much larger pieces in heavier woods and darker colors because the spaces will be able to handle and will need the weight.  

Epic Miami

Epic Miami

Exclusively to Design’s favorite feature in this building is the fitness center with such a luxurious atmosphere, you want to have a cocktail and lounge on the tufted circular banquette that is clothed in rich jacquard fabrics!  Who knew!

Got Kids?

Got Kids?

The kids are heading back to school so now you have time to reflect on the summer’s events and what you are going to do with the kid’s rooms while you have the time… a huge undertaking.

1000 Museum

1000 Museum

Exclusively to Design appreciates sculpture and art so much that our interior would simply complement the architecture and interior detailing. 

 

Building a Balcony

Building a Balcony

We all love to chill outside and if you are lucky enough to have a tiny strip or a massive plot of paradise, you need to prepare your party favors. 

Turnberry Ocean Club Miami

Turnberry Ocean Club Miami

Unlike the nearby Porsche Building, the interior design of the Turnberry Ocean Club is about authentic Florida and all of its natural wonder.

Porsche Tower Miami

Porsche Tower Miami

The Porsche Tower brings a key interior design feature to task: the design play between indoor and outdoor living.

Feng Shui Day

Feng Shui Day

Adding fengshui colors to a room will change the design of a space even if the furniture and decor remains the same. 

Million Dollar Miami

Million Dollar Miami

Clients in the market for a million dollar home are likely to find one in the Miami metro-area, where the supply of luxury dwellings has nearly doubled.