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Wishing You Joy & Peace This Holiday Season!

Welcome to the annual holiday edition of Florida Designer Homes magazine featuring our Fine Art issue and showcasing an amazing interior design projects by Beres Design Group.
We would like to take this time to thank all of our advertisers for their partnership in creating and producing Florida’s premier online luxury home magazine featuring the finest in interior design and residential architecture.
Our group of amazing artist’s this year include Roberta London, an artistic force in creating stunning photographic art of natures diversity. Based in Palm City, Roberta captures the essence and soul of the beauty found in the natural environment. We have provided links to all of our featured artists for further review as well as opportunities to purchase unique art for your home or business.
Eve Beres has defined modern transitional design in creating an interior that is both functional and elegant with a feature article by Deborah Desser. Check out this awesome interior and then view more of Eve’s design concepts at her website.
Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours!

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Interior designer Joy P. Ross is our business personality profile this month featuring a look at what this interior designer would create for her own home. Our writer Deborah Desser got the scoop on the design strategies Joy employed to create a eclectic environment for her growing family.
Jon DiDonna of Trilogy Construction created a contemporary renovation of an aging residence in the popular Frenchman’s Creek community. White walls accentuate a clean minimalist interior with elegant finishes throughout. Check out the Trilogy Construction website for more of John’s impressive work.
On the cover this month is a timeless architectural design by Roger Janssen of Dailey Janssen Architects. Onshore Construction of Jupiter brought the design to life and Marc Michaels Interiors completed the decorating. Landscape architecture was completed by Parker – Yannette Design Group of Jupiter.

Photography by: Ron Rosenzweig

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Florida Designer Homes Magazine

Contemporary and Old World designs highlight opposing ends of the design spectrum in this issue of Florida Designer Homes magazine. Hobgood Construction Inc of North Palm Beach has brought to life a Tuscan Farm House design by Affiniti Architects of Boca Raton with interior design by Rogers Design Group of Palm Beach Gardens. A contemporary makeover of an Juno Beach condominium by LS Interiors Group of Jupiter showcases red color accents with an open airy modern design with oceanfront views. Diversity in design keeps us asking for more.

We also welcome Andrew “Change” Huang to our editorial staff as an intern studying interior design with a passion for dance, poetry and writing. Andrew is bringing interior design concepts and ideas to us through a series of articles and blog posts that feature new and cutting edge design subjects. In this issue Andrew talks about “Living In The View” where we blur the boundaries of home interiors with outdoor living spaces, particularly those with a view.

We invite you to visit our Florida Designer Homes magazine website to view our new Resources page with a growing number of resources for your next new construction, renovation or design project. All listed Resources are hyper linked to their respective websites. Give them a visit, only the finest Resources qualify to be included in Florida Designer Homes magazine. Bookmark that web page for future reference.

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By Andrew Huang

Sustainable architecture is more than just finding ways to reduce our carbon footprints. Many interior
architects are bringing back the natural elements, by merging the natural with the man-made, into the
comfort and the aesthetic to create a healthier living. To achieve this, interior architects are breaking
the walls that separate the two environments. In the modern residential design, floor-to-ceiling style
glide windows are added to connect the patio or deck to the adjacent room, usually to the kitchen or
the living room. Without the intrusion of walls, the glide windows provide a full view of the outdoor
and provide a sustain way to receive natural light and fresh air.
The extended space is additional area for relaxation. The deck or patio can easily be converted into
a dining space or a living space, great for large company. The glide windows and doors also address many
problems that the floor-to-ceiling windows may have. Floor-to-ceiling windows are typically fixed; they
generally don’t open to allow air flow. Beside the circulation issue, glass materials are poor insulators. By
giving the windows the mobility to open and to close, the function allows cool breeze to travel
through the home. Replacing the wall that once separated the indoor and the outdoor environment,
this style of design is perfect for creating a warm and welcoming setting.

Here are some images of the opened space.

Open The Interior To outdoors
Opening Walls To The Outdoors
Living In The View

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By Andrew Huang,
Summer kitchens are a popular design trend in the 21st century vernacular architecture, mainly found in country houses and villas. It is also a favorable trend for vernacular architecture in the coastal region, where warm weather plays an important role in living.

Originated in the 18th century, summer kitchen was found mostly in farms.2 Thanks to the advance in technology, coal-stove became a modern convenience. But, the stove had huge drawback. Heat generated by the stove would warm the main house. The summer kitchen was designed to solve that problem. Foods were prepared in the summer kitchen before carried over to the main house. Therefore, the facility was accessed only by servants and women. The style became popular until World War II. Due to the technological and cultural development, summer kitchens became obsoleted.

The revival style is popular to the modern taste, especially in Florida homes. Summer
kitchens became an entertainment area. In some cases the summer kitchen is not just limited to being a kitchen. It is a hybrid of a lounge, a dining room, and a kitchen; and, it is usually located by a pool. Traditionally, the summer kitchen would look like a building of its own, closely resembling the main house. The modern summer kitchen tends to be an open structure and is more homogeneous with the main house—like an artwork—in unity and wholeness.

Here are some images of traditional and modern summer kitchen.

Summer Kitchen
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