Classic Florida Style: The Houses of Taylor and Taylor


Soaking up the gorgeous images in Classic Florida Style: The Houses of Taylor and Taylor gives you a fresh perspective on Florida style. The Miami Beach-based architecture and interior design firm of Taylor & Taylor presents ten luxurious private residences from Orlando to Key West, reinterpreting Florida styles from Mediterranean to Art Deco. The high style architecture and interiors are captured in splendid photography to showcase the tropical hues and lush natural surroundings of the sunshine state.

Design lovers will see lovely homes filled with style and grace as well as great design.

The husband-and-wife team of Taylor & Taylor bring the perfect marriage of architecture and interior design resulting in rooms that are at once grand and intimate. With a focus on Florida style, there are tropical elements throughout the book, but theses accents are done with taste and restraint. A room may have one antique fish sculpture or a tropical print upholstery on the chairs but the beach theme is never overwhelming.

This designing duo loves the historic architecture of Florida itself and its blend of rustic and romantic, from Italianate palazzos to Art Deco hotels and Key West’s bungalows. Whether drawing on the architecture of British Colonial Bermuda, or Spanish inspired designs, each home takes advantage of fabulous indoor-outdoor living and a seamless blend of native Florida materials and distinctive antiques. The book features a variety of styles from opulent to rustic, but there is an underlying quality of elegance and taste that appears consistently throughout the book. If you have ever dreamed of building your own real life castle in the sand, you are sure to enjoy Classic Florida Style.

This grand entrance combines classic checkerboard floors with intense citrus green on the walls for a timeless and fresh style. Crisp white elements balance out the bold colors and patterns in the room for a striking look that sets the tone for the rest of the house.

Fine dining never looked so inviting. Pops of orange bring a playful touch to this opulent dining room while floral murals infuse the space with lively nature inspired images. A

subtle leaf patterned rug in soothing sand colors continues the tropical theme.

Everything from the high ceiling to the recessed space framing the bed screams master suite. This bedroom relies on well designed architecture, sophisticated use of pattern and dramatic proportions to create a luxurious private space.

This casual yet chic living room celebrates indoor-outdoor living. Neutral colored sofas and chairs take a back seat to the incredible views inside and out. A dramatic vaulted ceiling with wood beams and a red rug blooming with a graphic floral pattern play off the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.

This glamourous bathroom provides a posh oasis for your pampering rituals. The allure of mirrored surfaces invites comparisons to a five star hotel while ocean inspired accents remind you that you are experiencing the best of classic Florida style.


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