It was very important that everything in this 3,800 sq ft home was a conversation piece. Everything from the furniture selected, the light fixtures, the stone finishes, the accessories and the art were all attention grabbers. The client was big on art, which had a very rock and roll vibe, so it was a challenge, we gladly accepted, to bring out those vibes throughout the apartment without overshadowing the artwork. The style of the apartment was hip and funky, using a lot of rich colors such as maroons and deep blues. We loved that the client was very involved with the whole process, allowing us to really get to know him and add details throughout the house that had special meaning to him. The client owns a boat which is very important to him, so we made sure to bring in elements from the boat throughout the house. We did this by bringing in the same style of wood that is used in the boat, throughout the home.
Pepe Calderin – Principal Designer
Pepe Calderin, founder and principle of Pepe Calderin Design, has more than 20 years of experience in high-end residential and commercial interior design. Formally a principal of Levine, Calderin & Associates, Calderin opened Pepe Calderin Design in the midst of the American recession, only to witness firsthand the importance of finding beauty in the everyday. His thirst for life and remarkable client service allowed his business to prosper; he enjoys a long and fiercely loyal client roster. Licensed in the state of Florida, his Miami-based interior design firm specializes in innovative and modern design throughout the Americas, Europe and Saudi Arabia. He offers complete design concepts, space planning, construction documents, permitting plans, 3D renderings, specification and purchasing of materials, furniture and lighting as well as installation. Calderin pays special attention to ensuring each client has an individualistic space representative of his or her specific needs. As the recipient of numerous national and international design awards, Pepe Calderin Design has garnered recognition for its fresh, energetic and visionary approach to the design process, where the philosophy is “A space has no boundaries, and has endless possibilities.”