With a beach apartment come a lot of sandy not-so-artlike objects — such as umbrellas, chairs, beach toys, baskets and towels — that need to stay close at hand; the team designed unobtrusive custom closets for these in the entry.
The room is mostly ivory but has pops of copper and wood textures. Lacquer surrounds the media wall and continues on the custom-designed ceiling. "The color and material palette was inspired the ocean," Ronderos says. "We knew the ocean view would reflect onto the ceiling's lacquer."
It's an eat-in kitchen, and it combines sleek contemporary and natural touches that complement the view without distracting from it. A glass Caviar Cluster chandelier doesn't distract from the view; materials like wood and stone relate to the beach below. "The idea behind using these natural objects was to make the kitchen cozier," the designer says.
Throughout the home: wall coverings: Eykon; floors: Eko Floor Solutions, Romo
Nightstands: Mayfair Steamer Cube with Drawers, Restoration Hardware
Rug: Global Views
"One of the most interesting things about this project was the process itself; the homeowners showed a greater-than-average client interest in the design process, thus becoming an essential part of our design team and process," Ronderos says. "It was exciting to watch them research, learn and work alongside with us when designing. This was truly a team effort."