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Lumens presents

THE MODERN LIFE CONCEPT HOUSE

By ELLE DECOR

Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House

Lumens has partnered with ELLE DECOR Magazine on the custom designed 2013 ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House: A 7-bedroom, 10,000 square foot waterfront home on Miami's Sunset Island. Eight top design firms were selected by ELLE DECOR to put their mark on the tropical modern estate, and as the exclusive lighting sponsor, Lumens and our brand partners helped them choose the just-right lighting for their one-of-kind spaces.

  • Lumens is proud to be the premiere lighting sponsor for the 2013 ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House in Miami's Sunset Island. The 10,000-square-foot waterfront home was custom designed by 8 talented design firms to feature lighting from Flos, Ingo Maurer, Swarovski, Artemide, Vibia and many others.
  • The home is located on Miami's private Sunset Island, surrounded by lush greenery.
  • A very Miami welcome in the home's entryway.
  • The downstairs gallery space showcased the <a href='http://www.lumens.com/snoopy-table-lamp-by-flos-lighting-PAAAAAFMIEIEAGBD.html'>Snoopy Table Lamp by Flos</a>, a 1967 design by  Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.
  • The <a href='http://www.lumens.com/snoopy-table-lamp-by-flos-lighting-PAAAAAFMIEIEAGBD.html'>Snoopy Table Lamp by Flos.</a>
  • The downstairs gallery space.
  • <a href='http://www.lumens.com/vertigo-floor-lamp-by-fontanaarte-uu108033.html'>The Vertigo Floor Lamp by FontanaArte</a> and <a href='http://www.lumens.com/san-marco-table-lamp-by-grupo-b.lux-uu251913.html'>San Marco Table Lamps by Grupo B. Lux</a> in the gallery space.
  • The open layout of the downstairs area brings in plenty of soothing natural light.
  • Designed by Wade Hallock, the dining room beautifully showcased the <a href='http://www.lumens.com/blossom-pendant-by-swarovski-uu480974.html'>Blossom Pendant by Swarovski</a>, fitted with pink and blue Swarovski crystals along each branch.
  • Hallock used the fairytale-like <a href='http://www.lumens.com/blossom-pendant-by-swarovski-uu480974.html'>Blossom Pendant by Swarovski</a> over the dining table and <a href='http://www.lumens.com/slim-table-lamp-by-masiero-uu458162.html'>Slim Table Lamps by Masiero</a> in Gold Leaf and Black on the buffet.
  • Seeing red in the Samuel Amoia's gallery space.
  • The downstairs powder room, designed by Wade Hallock, featured the new <a href='http://www.lumens.com/all-saints-mirror-by-kartell-uu512179.html'>All Saints Mirror by Kartell</a>, designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba.
  • The kitchen in ELLE DECOR's Modern Life Concept House is an entertainer's dream and features <a href='http://www.lumens.com/caviar-pendant-by-arteriors-uu394197.html'>Caviar Pendants by Arteriors</a> over the counter.
  • <a href='http://www.lumens.com/caviar-pendant-by-arteriors-uu394197.html'>Caviar Pendants by Arteriors</a> are both subtle and striking over the kitchen counters.
  • Guests can belly up to the breakfast counter on a <a href='http://www.lumens.com/charles-ghost-stool-by-kartell-uu9708.html'>Charles Ghost Stool by Kartell</a>.
  • Fruit at its finest, nested in the <a href='http://www.lumens.com/la-stanza-dello-scirocco-centerpiece-by-alessi-uu283938.html'>La Stanza Dello Scirocco Centerpiece by Alessi</a>.
  • The kitchen, designed by Daniele Busca for Scavolini USA and styled by Sofia Joelsson.
  • Sofia Joelsson's family room design.
  • Sofia Joelsson's family room design.
  • The prep space located behind the Scavolini-designed kitchen.
  • Mellow yellow in the Samuel Amoia's gallery space.
  • Designer Sam Robin created a game room with plenty of space to sit and socialize.
  • The game room featured the statement-making <a href='http://www.lumens.com/horse-lamp-by-moooi-uu395898.html'>Horse Lamp by Moooi</a>.
  • Sam Robin accessorized the game room table with <a href='http://www.lumens.com/stone-candle-holder-by-tom-dixon-uu466723.html'>Tom Dixon's Stone Candleholders</a>
  • The life-size <a href='http://www.lumens.com/horse-lamp-by-moooi-uu395898.html'>Horse Lamp by Moooi</a>.
  • The <a href='http://www.lumens.com/spin-table-candelabra-by-tom-dixon-uu326207.html'>Spin Candelabra by Tom Dixon</a> in Sam Robin's game room.
  • The game room also featured <a href='http://www.lumens.com/taccia-table-lamp-by-flos-lighting-PAAAIADADAIPAGBD.html'>Flos' Taccia Table Lamp</a>, another classic design from the Castiglioni brothers.
  • Richard Sapper's <a href='http://www.lumens.com/tizio-classic-with-floor-support-by-artemide-uu324569.html'>Tizio Classic with Floor Support</a> also lights up the game room.
  • Another <a href='http://www.lumens.com/tizio-classic-task-lamp-by-artemide-PAAAAAEODMNHLLAI.html'>Tizio Classic Task Lamp by Artemide</a> is showcased in Sam Robin's game room.
  • The media room, designed by Samuel Amoia, featured the <a href='http://www.lumens.com/floatation-suspension-by-ingo-maurer-uu367007.html'>Floatation Suspension by Ingo Maurer</a>.
  • Another lighting icon, the <a href='http://www.lumens.com/onfale-table-lamp-by-artemide-uu400039.html'>Onfale Table Lamp by Artemide</a>.
  • Amoia also used <a href='http://www.lumens.com/tati-table-lamp-by-kartell-uu323890.html'>Kartell's Tati Table Lamp</a> by Ferruccio Laviani in the media room.
  • Designer Samuel Amoia in the media room he designed.
  • Art styling in the media room. The walls were created with a custom treatment from the designer Samuel Amoia.
  • Designer Samuel Amoia playfully filled the media room's attached bath with inflatable flamingoes.
  • The guest room downstairs was a cool, Miami-esque space also from Samuel Amoia.
  • Greenery inside and out highlighted the downstairs guest room by Samuel Amoia.
  • Samuel Amoia's guest room in the ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House, featuring the <a href='http://www.lumens.com/24-karat-blau-t-table-lamp-by-ingo-maurer-uu366941.html'>24 Karat Blau T Table Lamp by Ingo Maurer</a>.
  • <a href='http://www.lumens.com/24-karat-blau-t-table-lamp-by-ingo-maurer-uu366941.html'>Ingo Maurer's 24 Karat Blau T Table Lamp</a> glammed up the bedside table.
  • Amoia used another <a href='http://www.lumens.com/onfale-table-lamp-by-artemide-uu400039.html'>Onfale Table Lamp by Artemide</a> in the downstairs guest bedroom.
  • Beach balls in the guest bath complemented the vibrant wall treatment by Samuel Amoia
  • Look up! Over the tall entryway hangs several <a href='http://www.lumens.com/aim-led-suspension-by-flos-lighting-uu498895.html'>Aim Suspension Lamps by Flos</a>, a design from Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
  • <a href='http://www.lumens.com/aim-led-suspension-by-flos-lighting-uu498895.html'>Flos' Aim Suspension</a> is a grand statement in the two-story entryway.
  • The upstairs lounge space was designed by Wade Hallock
  • Designer Wade Hallock used inspiration from Alexander McQueen to custom design these feather-back lounge chairs.
  • Pops of bright color and the provacative <a href='http://www.lumens.com/bedside-gun-table-lamp-by-flos-lighting-PAAAIADCFCGGJMDJ.html'>Bedside Gun Table Lamp by Flos Lighting</a>  bring the Miami aesthetic into the upstairs lounge.
  • Philippe Starck's <a href='http://www.lumens.com/bedside-gun-table-lamp-by-flos-lighting-PAAAIADCFCGGJMDJ.html'>Bedside Gun Lamp for Flos Lighting</a> is the perfect topper to the desk in the upstairs lounge.
  • <a href='http://www.lumens.com/halogen-floor-lamp-no.-9424/1-by-holtkoetter-PAAAAAJNHDLPBBBE.html'>Halogen Floor Lamp No. 9424/1 by Holtkoetter</a> in the upstairs lounge designed by Wade Hallock.
  • The upstairs bedroom by Wade Hallock.
  • The upstairs bedroom featured walls of windows overlooking a terrace.
  • Designer Wade Hallock used the <a href='http://www.lumens.com/meurice-square-table-lamp-by-jonathan-adler-uu235018.html'>Meurice Square Table Lamp by Jonathan Adler</a> in the upstairs bedroom.
  • A long hallway connects several rooms in the master suite and overlooks the outdoor space.
  • The sitting area in the master suite.
  • A beautiful view from the master bedroom upstairs.
  • The grand master bath upstairs at the ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House.
  • The grand master bath upstairs at the ELLE DECOR Modern Life Concept House.
  • The upstairs bedroom designed by Ethan Allen.
  • The upstairs bedroom designed by Ethan Allen.
  • The upstairs bedroom designed by Ethan Allen.
  • The gallery space opens up to a vast outdoor space designed by Fernando Wong.
  • Several lounge areas and cabana spaces make the yard perfect for entertaining and enjoying Miami sunshine.
  • The pool and outdoor space.

Meet our Design Partners

Samual Amoia Associates

Samuel Amoia Associates

Rooms designed:
Entry
Gallery Space
Media Room
Downstairs bedroom

My aesthetic is: Smart, soothing, and well layered.

I found inspiration in? Traditional and "expected" color and design motifs of Florida and reinterpreted them in my own modern sense. I tried to design each room to a specific client while keeping a cohesive feel between all spaces by using washed out pastel colors and strong geometric and bold forms.

Why did you choose the lighting you did? I chose all modern but clean lined and shaped lamps. All very minimal and subtle but still strong in form and impact.

My favorite part of this project was? This project pushed me to use a lot of color — more than I was comfortable using. I also designed some spectacular furniture pieces—such as the rock console bar I made using ONLY rock salt and dyed concrete. I also designed some very cool geometric chairs made of washed out cerused oak in different colors with brass, leather, and copper details.

The thing I love most about Miami is: That you can use a lot of color. It's fresh and modern. And can be done in a very sophisticated way.

Sam Robin Inc

Sam Robin, Inc.

Room designed:
Game Room

My aesthetic is: I'm a modernist at heart and I like a timeless aesthetic, but have a secret passion for intellectual clutter...

I found inspiration in: The architecture and client profile from Elle Décor.

Why did you choose the lighting you did? I wanted to use classic lighting and chose the Tizio (by Artemide) and Taccia (by Flos) for their iconic designs. I chose the Moooi Horse Lamp as it too, will be a contemporary classic and for its humor; as the clients are not only sophisticated, she also owns an art gallery, so I thought the humor would not be wasted.

My favorite part of this project was: Creating a space I would really enjoy spending time in.

The thing I love most about Miami is: I love the light and its casually elegant energy.


Sofia Joelsson

Sofia Joelsson

Room designed:
Family Room
Kitchen styling

Where did you find inspiration for this space? The architecture and the beautiful views was my main inspiration. I wanted to create a space that was comfortable yet sophisticated and would not take away from the exterior views.

Why did you choose the lighting you did? The lighting was to create a beautiful ambience over the kitchen island and functional light for the sitting areas. I was able to do so with the sculptured glass pendants as well as with the glass stemmed floor lamp with a simple drum shade.

What’s was your favorite part of this project? Meeting and collaborating with everyone from ELLE DECOR, the developer and builder of the house, the amazingly talented peers and designers. We simply had a great time together.

What do you love about Miami (when it comes to design/inspiration/etc)? The light , the light, the light. We have such rays here and everything becomes more vibrant and vivid with the Florida light. I choose my paint colors and fabrics very differently here than I do on projects in other places around the country.


Wade Hollock Design Group

Wade Hallock Design Group

Rooms designed:
Dining room
Downstairs powder room
Upstairs guest bedroom
Upstairs lounge area

I found inspiration in: I find inspiration all around me. The Show House has such great space and wonderful flow I decided to do a lot of layers in all the rooms. Of course I had inspiration from all of the excellent vendors I was exposed to during this project.

Why did you choose the lighting you did? I wanted to bring warmth to the rooms, an earthiness.

My favorite part of this project was: Each room had its moments as being my favorite; the Edge wallpaper in the powder room or the incredible onyx dining table, or the combination of all the different fabrics & textures in the bedroom.

The thing I love most about Miami is: That it is edgy, earthy, perfect and flawed all at once. The energy here is unstoppable; no other place like it.

Our brand partners:

Artemide Lighting Alessi Arteriors Lighting BLux Ligting Flos Fontana Arte Holtkoetter Lighting Ingo Maurer Kartell Furniture Lights Up Masiero Moooi Lighting Robert Abbey Swarovski Lighting Tom Dixon Lighting Vibia Lighting