A Miami Apartment in Stormy, Muted Tones

Miami Beach is known for its tropical colors, flamboyant beachgoers, and spectacular Art Deco architecture. But not every space in Florida is covered in pink and turquoise, or plastered in birds of paradise and this apartment on Key Biscayne Island Beach, from Yo Dezeen, certainly shows that. This modern space shies away from the tropical tones and instead opts for cool muted grays, white, wood, and even a smattering of black. It doesn’t feel boring, though. Instead, it feels sophisticated, simple and even luxurious. Let’s look inside.


The main living area in the apartment is built around an open floorplan. The spacious living room features floor-to-ceiling windows that let in summer sun as well as heavy curtains to keep out those gloomy Florida afternoons. The furnishings certainly have a mid-century bent from oversized gray upholstered sofas to sleek leather side chairs. However, the inspiration is more subtle than some straight up reproductions, which is a nice change.

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The dining area lives close to the living room, making it easy to transition to the different segments of a dinner party. The granite dining table on workhorse legs is just a bit artsy while the large gray chairs are cozy but not too plush.
The dining area lives close to the living room, making it easy to transition to the different segments of a dinner party. The granite dining table on workhorse legs is just a bit artsy while the large gray chairs are cozy but not too plush.

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In the bedrooms, soft, luxurious textures take over. Soft shag rugs create pools of comfort around platform beds while black molded walls give the room just a souissant of industrial appeal. A padded headboard and velvety coverlets give the second bedroom its own indulgent design as well.
In the bedrooms, soft, luxurious textures take over. Soft shag rugs create pools of comfort around platform beds while black molded walls give the room just a souissant of industrial appeal. A padded headboard and velvety coverlets give the second bedroom its own indulgent design as well.

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In the guest bedroom, elaborately painted walls give the space its own personality: decidedly feminine and just a little bit gothic.
In the guest bedroom, elaborately painted walls give the space its own personality: decidedly feminine and just a little bit gothic.

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Finally, in the bathroom classic white granite sparkles and shines with decadence. A tall pedestal sink and chrome fixtures are fit for royalty while a stunning stained glass wall is just the artistic influence that this Miami neighborhood would insist upon.
Finally, in the bathroom classic white granite sparkles and shines with decadence. A tall pedestal sink and chrome fixtures are fit for royalty while a stunning stained glass wall is just the artistic influence that this Miami neighborhood would insist upon.

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