By Leona

“Each space had to have its own flavor and character.”

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“Each space had to have its own flavor and character.”

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But when the couple toured what was still a construction site,

they fell in love with the top-floor views and decided to go all

in—trading the smaller unit for two combined apartments to create a vast seven-bedroom residence that spans the depth of the building,

overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean in front and Biscayne Bay at the back,

and large enough to bring together their children, extended family, and friends.

She and her husband, Reed Krakoff—a former fashion designer who is revitalizing Tiffany & Co.

as chief artistic officer at the legendary luxury emporium—have decorated a series of treasure-filled homes for themselves,

from the Hamptons to Paris, all delectably revealed in their recent Rizzoli monograph,

Houses That We Dreamt Of space.

As she had already renovated three residences for this New York family,

Krakoff intuitively knew what her clients desired for Miami.

“I can look at a piece of furniture or a work of art and know if they are going to love it or hate it,”

she explains. “Or they might say, ‘I’m not sure we understand this, but we trust you.’”

“Delphine gets how we want to live,” her client says.

“She knows our big thing is that sofas have to be so comfortable,

you can take a nap on them.”

For this project, the couple, who collect contemporary art by the likes of Vik Muniz,

Jim Dine, and Chuck Close, entrusted Krakoff to fashion a family getaway that reflects its setting.

“You go to Miami, and you feel the energy, the colorfulness, and the multiculturalism—we wanted to celebrate that spirit,” the client says. ออกแบบบ้าน