There’s a little bit of something for everyone to love in this contemporary casa Miami Living Co. is serving up today; a modern, sleek black and wood-tone kitchen, wallpaper moments throughout, fresh pops of color and pattern, and the cherry on the top—that cutie dog washing station crafted with a playful tile selection. The designers behind the firm—Meghan Grimbert and Ann Ueno, are known for the lively aesthetic they bring to Miami-area homeowners and that rings true when you step inside this airy abode.
From Miami Living Co.… Unique, yet timeless materials, textures, and stones all came together seamlessly to create this Contempo Casa. Our vision for this home was “when neutrals become bold.” We used several dark and light neutral tones but still wanted the design to really pop and have unique moments. We carried the bold color, texture, and temperature contrast to each of the rooms, ensuring the whole house told a story and that each room spoke to each other.
The kitchen is not only the heart of the home, but it’s also the heartiest room in the home. Truthfully, it’s where we got a ton of inspiration and boy, did we run with it! The kitchen design and our decision on materials literally set the tone for the design of every space thereafter – that space was the true north. It has double custom black panel refrigerators, an extra-long sink with accordion windows and a view of the pool, and Italian quartz countertops with a custom matte black porcelain island. It is made up of so many mixed materials and textures that played off of each other well – the robust warm walnut in the cabinetry, the heavy black matte porcelain island, the Calcutta quartz counters, the polished white subway tile backsplash, leather bar stools, concrete looking porcelain tile flooring and all the views of the exterior bringing the nature in – you will find bits and pieces of this throughout each room in the house.
The guest bathroom and kitchen share very similar aesthetics. We sourced the black matte wave wallpaper from Etoffe in Paris, France, and carried on the espresso wood on the floating vanity along with delta black matte fixtures and stacked subway tile throughout. An oversized hex floor is so much fun and playful and gives some contrast to all the natural movement on the wallpaper and vanity. It came out so much better than we could’ve ever dreamed and it’s definitely one of my favorite spaces in the home.
Speaking of wallpaper, the kids’ rooms were designed completely around a playful but personal wallpaper story and it was such a joy to pull these two spaces together. We ensured each of their rooms catered to their personalities, offered function but still felt a part of the rest of the home. As we say, kids’ spaces don’t have to sacrifice sophistication! They can be age-appropriate while still being well-designed.
We loved getting to design two living spaces—a more formal living space and then a more family-friendly space right off of the kitchen for casual hanging. The art led the way but we definitely didn’t shy away from texture, pattern, and curating the right materials to bring together both of these rooms.
And can we talk about this dry bar? We always love a good dry bar moment and this one is no different. Backed with wallpaper, functional open-shelving, storage of plenty, and a wine fridge for, well, the obvious. Entertaining was a priority for the client so we maximized all of the living spaces to ensure we had the right blend of seating, tables for drinks, and just the right amount of R&R!
For the master bathroom, we wanted it to be unique and special, but also carry on continuous materials that the owners loved. We were sure to implement the main light gray porcelain from the main house into the master bathroom and brought the espresso wood-tone into the master shower. We sourced a large wood-look porcelain that provides a beautiful impact, matte porcelain marble walls, a stunning soaker tub, classic mid-century lighting, brizo fixtures, and hand-loomed Turkish towels throughout. We’re proud to say that it’s the sanctuary our clients have always wanted.
And let’s just end with the dog bath, because, well, who doesn’t love a good dog bath? When the client added this to our SOW, we knew it would be good and hey, there’s a first for everything! We felt Carr (said dog) deserved some beautiful, on-point tile and just the right faucet and as you can see, he is pretty happy. And so were the clients so it was a win-win!