IG Workshop Plays With Texture in a Bal Harbour, Miami Home
When influencer Jenny Berger and her husband approached Miami’s IG Workshop to make their Bal Harbour 4,500-square-foot, five-bedroom new build into a home, they weren’t necessarily thinking cozy. “They love spending time at the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club in nearby Surfside,” says firm co-founder Samantha Gallacher. “They wanted to come home to a similar vibe.”
A palette of greens grounded by neutrals serves as the base. Then, Gallacher says, “We were given the directive to push the envelope and play with texture.” This led to extensive use of fluting, from the show-stopping bar to the custom kitchen cabinetry to focal areas of the foyer and living room. To unify the five bathrooms and bonus powder room, she and business partner Renata Vasconez chose different versions of terrazzo and ran them up the walls to create a spa experience.
For the staircase connecting the two stories, Vasconez says, “we were able to use a metal mesh material we had never used before, while cladding the entire framework in white oak. We fell in love with it.” A commissioned tapestry by Mexican artists, she says, “plays up the height.” And the hospitable appeal of the place.
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