For this contemporary new home in Vero Beach, Florida, interior designer Dorothee Junkin of New York-based design firm
DJDS created a sophisticated look with international influences that doesn’t feel like a typical beach house. 49
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A sculptural staircase with open treads custom designed by
DJDS is at the center of the foyer and draws the eye to the ocean views and the formal living room in the backdrop.
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The oversized formal living room has a contemporary elegance with a palette of soft taupes accented with bold reds and a glossy black.
DJDS led the design process to create the large custom lighting fixture, which is ethereal by day and sparkling by night.
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The serene courtyard sets the tone for the formal dining room. The lush vegetation of the garden inspired the rich mossy tones of the velvet covered dining chairs, the sumptuous ombre silk rug and the delicate sheer drapes.
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A striking feature fireplace, co-designed by
DJDS, is at the center of the combined kitchen, dining and living space and helps define each area. Curvy lounge chairs pivot to face either the sitting area or the fireplace.
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An understated minimalist kitchen complements the home’s ocean view. Dark wenge cabinetry elegantly conceals prep and pantry space. A breakfast bar in a glossy white custom designed by
DJDS can be hidden as well.
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In the more casual family dining area, a large custom dining table with an oversized Suar wood slab top and blackened steel base seats up to 14 people. A collection of antique Balinese fishing spears hang on the rustic split face stone wall for a unique backdrop.
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The centerpiece of the master bedroom is the metallic wallpaper, which is suggestive of waves rippling across the ocean. A fur throw, raw silk pillows, and a plush silk rug add rich texture while dramatic brass stools with Patagonian sheepskin bring a touch of whimsical glamour.
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In the master bathroom, calming white Thassos marble is combined with a dark teak vanity to create a spa-like atmosphere.
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The star of the master bathroom is the large tub, which sits on a teak platform in front of a six-foot gas fireplace. It's the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the ocean views.
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The loggia at the east end of the home is an ideal spot to gather—it’s warmed by the rising sun in the morning and provides cooling shade during the midday heat. It serves as the stage for cocktail hour in the evening.
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The sleek stainless steel outdoor kitchen overlooks the casual dining area of the loggia. Bubbly pendants suspended by ropes above a teak counter give a nod to the sea.