The atmosphere is Italian, but the view is all Miami. Villa Positano, which pays homage to Italy in both name and design approach, is a gem of architecture and lifestyle on Biscayne Bay in the tony Coconut Grove district. Three levels of terraces open directly onto the surrounding landscape, while the interiors are light-filled and spacious, with blue accents to offset the white palette.
Interior designer Hernan Arriaga styled the nearly-thousand-square-meter estate by mixing classical references with clear modern flair, such as in the lobby where a Romanesque-inspired coffered ceiling is complimented by an elegant, minimalist design.
Arriaga brought in Meridiani to furnish all the rooms. A Cole console with a Calacatta Gold marble top stands in the entrance to each suite. Two Plinto table grace the upper floor and the dining room, one in polished, sand-colored lacquer with an octagonal top and the other with a bronzed-brass base and a Calacatta Gold marble top.
A pure-white James sofa and Lenny Fit armchairs occupy the large room while Louis pieces adorn the lounge. The master bedroom is furnished with a Tuyo bed and an Edward desk. To round things out, Meridiani seats, decor, armchairs, and side tables embellish the rooms with materials and shades that recall the landscape of Biscayne Bay.
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