The Interior Designer Behind The Jaw-Dropping Il Villaggio Condominium In The Heart Of South Beach

Pepe Calderin

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Editor’s Note: Pepe Calderin, Founder and Principal of Pepe Calderin Design, has over 20 years of experience in high end residential and commercial interior design.  As the recipient of numerous national and international design awards, Calderin Design has garnered recognition for its fresh, energetic visionary approach to the design process, where the philosophy is “A space has no boundaries and has endless possibilities.” Here, Haute Residence caught up with the acclaimed interior designer who shares insight into his latest project located at Il Villaggio Condominium. 

Photo courtesy of Pepe Calderin

We were approached by the Il Villaggio Condominium to renovate the 7,000-square-foot lobby and common areas. The condominium wanted the design of the areas to be brought up to date while complimenting the exterior views.

Photo courtesy of Pepe Calderin

The main entry was the biggest challenge, with a 38-foot ceiling, floor to ceiling windows, and a view to the iconic Miami Beach. Using our signature wave wall and extraordinary chandelier, the lobby becomes the focal point to the Condominium. The use of LED strips gives the wave wall a soft glow, further emphasizing the height of the space.

Photo courtesy of Pepe Calderin

We took great care in adding small details to the hallways such as stainless steel corners, one-inch recessed stainless steel baseboards, and 1/4″ reveals on the walls, wood paneling, and black mirrors to name a few. Each beach house entrance was highlighted by using wood panels and Dolma lights creating a contrast from the surrounding areas.

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