THERE’S NO NEED TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO SUMMER WITH STRIPE VINTAGE MODERN’S GUIDE TO BEACH CHIC

A background in fashion meant Eric Cody and Arel Ramos were committed to treating their Miami gallery, Stripe Vintage Modern, like a sartorial collection. “Since we’re based in Miami, we wanted the gallery to reflect coastal living not in the nautical sense of navy stripes and turquoise accents, but rather in calming neutrals and rich materials that convey a casually elegant lifestyle,” says Cody. To do that, the duo coined the term “Beach Chic,” bringing definition to a look that ranges from “rustic to luxurious, organic to glamorous.”

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THERE’S NOTHING “SQUARE” ABOUT THE DESIGNS OF VERNER PANTON

When we typically think of Danish Modern designers, images of light, minimalist, functional spaces that have mastered the art of hygge come to mind. While there’s no doubt Denmark-born Verner Panton was devoted to function, he brought funky, bold-lined moves that have little in common with hygge’s more quiescent vibes. From his signature Panton chair to his futuristic VP Globe Lamp, Panton created work that immerses users in a sensorial experience and encourages them to get in the groove, both figuratively and literally.

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IN PROFILE: BRIGETTE ROMANEK

Interior designer Brigette Romanek, of Romanek Design Studio, recalls the decorating of a friend’s Malibu home as being her first interior design project. Now one of Los Angeles’ buzziest designers and a recent addition to Architectural Digest’s AD 100 list, it boggles the mind a bit to learn that Romanek, a Chicago transplant, is entirely self-taught. One look at Romanek’s Laurel Canyon home; however, shared with her husband, filmmaker Mark Romanek and two daughters, proves that unconventional is Romanek’s MO. Her home, rife in color, mood and texture establishes Romanek’s style as both fearless and endlessly luxe. Her ability to sync visual extravagance with fixed function has resulted in a diverse portfolio, ranging from Hollywood chateaus to Malibu bungalows, and see-and-be-seen-style eateries. To go along with her recent DECASO curation, Romanek recently took time to share some of her handy tricks of the trade, from the classic print she’s vetting for a comeback, to why you’ll never find her skimping on a room’s area rug.

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IN PROFILE: ALEXANDRA PAPPAS & TATYANA MIRON

Design duo Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron began their journey as childhood friends with a strong appreciation of beautiful interiors, art, and travel. After their individual careers led them on different paths, with Pappas in real estate and P.R. and Miron in design, they teamed up to co-found Pappas Miron Design in 2003. Now based in Manhattan, they have become mainstays of the East Coast design scene and become synonymous with their unique blend of modern and traditional elements. With a focus on designing for the clients, rather than around them, Pappas and Miron eschew traditional design notions to create truly unique designs that feel rooted in timeless luxury.

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