A Coral Gables Contemporary Glimmers With Hints of Gold

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Like what you see? Take a peek at the talent behind the story… Interior Design: Ann Ueno Interior Design · Photography: Jackie Knabben

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What do you get when you mix California coastal with a sprinkling of glam? Ann Ueno Interior Design delivered just that in this bright, contemporary Florida home that glimmers with elegance while still being wonderfully cozy and casual. Enjoy the delightful photos below snapped by Jackie Knabben.

From the designer… This home holds a very special place in our hearts, as it’s the fourth project with this particular client. The bones of this house were strong, but we wanted to reconfigure this open floor plan space to accommodate the homeowner’s lifestyle better. From converting the TV room into a dining room (yes, that happened), to creating the most zen outdoor oasis, we transformed this Coral Gables home into a California-inspired dream come true!

Let’s talk about the kitchen. This space needed an overhaul, but we didn’t want to break the bank. To save money, we kept the original cabinets intact and painted them a bright white which automatically made the kitchen lighter, brighter, and cleaner. We replaced the backsplash with classic Bedrosians Ferrara Marble Tile, updated the hardware on the cabinet, and styled away! A little refresh, some AUID love, and voila!

The original TV Room/Family Room was right off the kitchen and we decided it needed its own cozier space – plus, who doesn’t love a massive sectional to relax and have a movie night? An added bonus – a coffee book gallery table! Yes, gallery tables are a thing and so easy to style, even you will be able to call yourself an interior stylist.

All of the bathrooms were given what we call a “rip and replace” renovation. The footprint stayed the same but everything within each space is new – vanities, plumbing fixtures, lighting, accessories and hardware.

The outdoor space was amazing, but we wanted to extend the light and brightness of the new indoor space outside, so we chose lighter furnishings and planters, and freshened up the space with more beautiful plants and greenery. We reconfigured the space plan and added artificial turf, creating a cozy, inviting outdoor lounge. We added an outdoor kitchen from Luxapatio for many summer nights eating and drinking al fresco. From the trellis to the Italian bistro lights, who wouldn’t want to spend their time in this beautiful outdoor oasis?

Like what you see? Take a peek at the talent behind the story… Interior Design: Ann Ueno Interior Design · Photography: Jackie Knabben

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