It is easy to associate luxury design with grandeur. After all, vast interior spaces are typically found in larger, more extravagant properties. But it is not the size of a space that defines luxury as much as how that space is used – and of course, the quality of materials used in its construction.
For this two-story condominium in urban Miami, top design pros Brett and Giselle Sugerman of B&G Design had rather limited space to work with, yet managed to create gorgeous interiors that make that space feel substantial. B&G’s exquisite design for the condo maintains a remarkable flow throughout, anchored in sumptuous black with boldly contrasting white and gray highlights.
The net result is one of unmitigated luxury, which bestows a sense of grandeur that scoffs at any limitations in scale. It may be a small property, but that’s not how you experience it. At all.
The first thing you’re likely to notice about this design is the monochromatic palette. While monochromatic design is quite popular in Miami, it’s still a departure to have a design so rooted in matte black.
Yet, by maintaining flawless color and tone discipline throughout the condo interior, B&G’s design unifies all rooms without casting the space as too dark. The black walls, cabinets, and flooring help obscure space limitations in shadow, while the ample natural light plays off surface textures, giving sufficient substance in the darkness. A judicious use of mirrored surfaces also helps visually expand the space without sacrificing the elevated aesthetic.
Bold bright design highlights in white and gray further break up the monotony of monochrome, cultivating a sense of luxury from the premium quality materials used.
A Statement Island
The most striking of these features is a massive, 14-foot double waterfall kitchen island built from bookmatched slabs of Paonazzetto Black Marble. The stark black and white contrast of the stone demands attention, with ink-black veins swirling in bright white marble that helps lighten the kitchen area while also highlighting the luxuriousness of the darker materials surrounding it.
B&G’s distinctive design cleverly conceals cabinets and major appliances with sumptuous surfaces and design elements that forward the luxury design aesthetic. There is nothing extraneous here. Every element of the design goes to support the condo’s grand sensibilities, so that opulence becomes the inevitable takeaway for anyone experiencing it.
Peek-a-boo Morning Kitchen
The cabinetry placed behind the bold, statement island contains a luxury feature that B&G finds to be very well received by their clients. The “morning kitchen” is concealed behind pocket doors, opening to reveal backlit shelves with warm LED lighting that hold tea and coffee machines, cups, and other breakfast necessities.
Much of the charm of this kitchen may be derived from its streamlined nature. Here, all of the standard kitchen accouterments remain at your fingertips, but without any clutter.
While the clean, streamlined look may be part of every high-end design, it is especially essential in situations like this – where space is limited, but luxury is not.Learn more about B&G Design on their website. For more information about the Opustone products used in this design, visit opustone.com.