From Dated Interiors to Glam and Modern
With 3,000 square feet to work with, transforming a Bal Harbour condominium Vanessa Nunez, principal of Nunez Interiors was thrilled to be referred for the project by a friend, also a top realtor in Miami Beach. Her task was to transform the two-bedroom, two-bath circa 1970s décor condominium into a contemporary style.“We converted it into a three-bedroom, three-bath residence and completely renovated the style,” said Nunez. Gone are the dated looks including a multitude of mirrors around the bar, pink and multi-colored drapes, dark wallpaper in the powder room, plus outdated pink and green wallpaper and blinds and outdated cabinetry in the kitchen. The owners asked Nunez and her team to make use of every inch of space and create an inviting living space. They wanted open spaces, high ceilings and a great area to entertain with an open kitchen. “We redesigned the entire apartment with a completely new layout,” Nunez said.
Vanessa Nunez spent plenty of time shopping in the Miami Design District to put the perfect touches on the condominium’s interior. She combined those pieces with several custom made furniture. The spacious living room, with views provided by the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to a full size balcony, was transformed with light colored walls and a chair that makes the room pop. In the modern kitchen, sets up against the breakfast counter with Entangled Bar Stools. Their stark white color plays well against the dark bottom of the white countertops. The chair is modeled of durable polypropylene plastic and its twisted, tangled lines add an element of interest to the minimalist space.
In another corner of the house, under soft track lighting and below a modern, silver metallic horizontal mirror, are two armchairs in a light olive green upholstered. And in the master bedroom the color scheme is cream colored, a peach-toned oversized area rug and light-colored paint on the walls. The window is simply dressed with one large sheer blind. The custom made bed features Hirst upholstery. Bowery night stands in grey lacquer grace either side of the bed. Furthest away from the window is a side chair with upholstery that’s covered with a Fur banquet.
Nunez Interiorcreated a custom bookshelf, masterdesk, closets and media center to complete the residence. The floors are all Italian porcelain that resembles wood and flow throughout the interior while outside they used eco-friendly low maintenance decking material for the deck. They also incorporated various pieces the owners already had in their collection, mostly modern art pieces. “They wanted to add them to the project and give an amazing touch to the final product,” Nunez said.
In the one year it took to complete the project, Vanessa Nunez and the owners shared many special moments. “It is such an accomplishment when you are so involved in a project that requires the kitchen and bathroom to move to different locations in the residence. I am very happy that we delivered the project on time and within budget,” she said.
Photos courtesy of Vanessa Nunez