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It's been said before- design is not glamorous. I have worked in many fabulous and not so fabulous offices in my illustrious design career. From light filled studios in a scary part of Toronto; to the 6th floor of the Rockefeller Center (overlooking Matt and Katie do their daily Today Show thang); to a windowless office attached to a parking garage- every single job I have had has brought me not only great work experience but also, an ability to be flexible and erase any expectations when it comes to where my design genius happens.

This year the need for more space and a need for simplicity and silence (as I work on my little design book project...more to follow later!) prompted me to seek out a separate 'work' space. I had some basic criteria.

1.  Has to be walkable from my house

2. Has to be close to the kids' school

3. Has to be inexpensive and charming

4. Has to have parking

Living in South Beach, I knew that #4 was going to be a long shot- but I started my search and found a perfect spot to call home. But not without first giving it a little love. Watch what happens here when I convert this 497 sf space into the perfect working mom cave...stand by.

Cover Worthy

I always say that good design takes good clients. In this case, we embarked on a landscape journey with the owner of Avenue Road furniture in NYC and Toronto, to give his original Art Deco home in Miami Beach the tropical landscape it deserved. Taking inspiration from 1950's Florida- we mixed over 25 different species of plants and palms to create a natural feeling design.  See more photos here- but in the meantime, we are pleased to present the cover of AD Germany who cover the entire home's interior and exteriors! In this case, we truly were lucky to work with such a design savvy client who understood and followed our green vision every step along the way.