We were just in Miami last weekend, and I can’t get over how much that city has changed. Although I’ve been through the airport here and there, the last time I spent time (and it was a LOT of time, for a work event) in Miami, was about ten years ago. Since then skyscrapers of glass-walled apartments have shot up and there are actually things to do downtown (I seem to remember large unoccupied tracts of land). I have to say I’ve been intrigued by all of the glass walled wonders – they must have the most spectacular views. But I’ve always wondered how do you arrange your life when some of the traditional trappings of walls go away?
The recent Elle Decor featured the Bal Harbour apartment that Darryl Carter designed for his parents. I always assumed that if you live in a modern cube, many people would choose a lot of modern cubes for the interiors and this place shows that this doesn’t have to be the case. If it’s mix-mix, you know I’m going to like it! Mr. Carter, who is otherwise known for his work around DC, has pulled together some of the most traditional pieces in such a contemporary way, it’s making me want to shop around for a glass cube of my own!