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Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach

We recently toured the third annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House located in a plantation-style estate in West Palm Beach’s South End neighborhood. The house, owned by famed interior designer Lars Bolander, features 19 of the most prominent design firms from around the country, including several from South Florida, who transformed the home’s spaces with their unique and sophisticated styles.

In just under three months, the talented group designed each room of the remarkable 8,751-square-foot home inspired by South African and Dutch architecture. The home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a great room with vaulted ceilings and French doors that open up to an expansive loggia, and a spacious kitchen with an adjacent outdoor dining terrace. The home’s large master suite offers sprawling garden and pool views. The estate also boasts two guest houses, a pool house, and an expansive private garden with lush tropical flora for the ultimate outdoor living and entertaining experience.

Design enthusiasts and novices alike will be inspired by the level of creativity and imagination on display through unexpected wall treatments, beautiful furnishings and an array of bold colors.

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is open now through Sunday, March 1st. The event benefits both Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys and the Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.

For more information, visit Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

Berenblum Busch Architects Designs Major Expansion of Carnival’s Terminal F at PortMiami

Carnival Cruise Line received approval for a major expansion and renovation of Terminal F at PortMiami designed by Berenblum Busch Architects. The expansion will accommodate the cruise line’s excel class ship for arrival in 2022. When completed, Terminal F will be the third cruise terminal at PortMiami dedicated to Carnival operations and the cruise line’s largest in North America.

BBA’s simple and open design will allow for exceptional efficiency and flexibility to accommodate Carnival’s largest class of ships, maximizing use of facial recognition technology and other elements to move guests through the embarkation process.

Carnival Cruise Line is the largest cruise operator in Miami with more year-round ships sailing from PortMiami than any other cruise line. The redesigned Terminal F will allow Carnival to continue to be the leader in the market and will enable the line to bring its next LNG ship to South Florida. 

Read more on Carnivalcorp.

Saladino Design Studios Selected to Design the Interiors for New Ten30 Residential

Saladino Design Studios has been selected to provide the interior design of Ten30, a new 70,354 square foot condominium development by Shoma Group. The four-story, 43-unit project, which recently broke ground, is located at 1030 15th Street in the heart of South Beach.

Saladino Design Studios is creating a unique residential experience that combines Mid-Century Palm Springs, industrial New York City, and tropical Miami. The firm is designing all the common areas, including the lobby, lounge, outdoor spaces, unit corridors, and rooftop deck.

The lobby interiors will boast colorful, eclectic, Mid-Century stylish furniture and artwork set against the more industrial brick walls and custom wood ceiling paneling. The 6,000 square-foot rooftop deck will feature a rosé-colored pool with teak wood pergola and an outdoor yoga area surrounded by cacti and lush greenery. A quaint lounge next to the pool is surrounded by windows with minimalist furnishings and concrete panels.

The residential development is scheduled for completion in late 2020.

Choeff Levy Fischman Selected for Designer of the Year Awards and are Winners of International Property Awards

Each year, HGTV goes on the hunt for its Designer of the Year. This year, our client Choeff Levy Fischman was selected as a finalist for the national competition’s Dramatic Before + After category – the only Miami firm selected in 2019. The chosen project was a former Mediterranean-style residence built in 2002 which the architects transformed into a more modern resort-style living Miami Beach home.

The award-wining architects conducted extensive renovations to the interiors to modernize the outdated layout and architecture. They also completely transformed the home’s backyard area by redesigning the swimming pool, deck, guest house, and outdoor cabana.

To vote for Choeff Levy Fischman, check out  HGTV.com and vote for ‘Updated Mediterranean Villa in Miami’.

It’s been an exciting month couple of weeks for the firm as another one of their stunning designs was also selected as a winner in the Architecture Single Family category by the International Property Awards. Choeff Levy Fischman’s design of a Palm Island residence in collaboration with their client Aquablue Group will be recognized at the October awards ceremony in Toronto.

The home features the architects’ signature Tropical Modern architectural style with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living and several water features along with wide open interior and exterior spaces that seamlessly blend the interior and exterior environments.

Congratulations!

Stantec’s Solitair Featured on the Cover of AIA Florida/Caribbean Architect Magazine

Stantec’s design of the luxury residential building Solitair Brickell appeared on the cover of AIA Florida/Caribbean Architect Magazine’s Summer 2019 issue. Solitair adds to the Miami skyline and is distinguished by its acute-angled balconies inspired by the Medjool date palm tree that’s popular in South Florida’s tropical landscape.

Located walking distance from Brickell City Centre, the 50-story, 958,00-square-foot tower features 438 residential units ranging from studios to one and two bedrooms units and two bedroom penthouse suites. The 50th floor amenity deck includes one of the highest rooftop resort style pools in Miami. It boasts luxury cabanas and sweeping views of the city and the Biscayne Bay and many millennial-friendly amenities.

Designed with urban, cool neutral materials, the interiors serve as a gallery and backdrop for bold, artistic elements and reflects the sophisticated, modern living that the residential building provides.

Solitair Brickell received the Silver certification from the National Green Building Standard.

For more information, check out Florida/Caribbean Architect.

Luxury Living’s First US Showhouse with Design Force Miami

Last week OBR was invited to celebrate the opening of Luxury Living Group’s first US showhouse, which they plan to replicate in Los Angeles and New York. Each showcase will include the work of local designers. The inaugural showhouse dubbed THE RESIDENCE featured interiors designed exclusively by Design Force Miami – a self-formed interior design group that is breaking new ground in a fiercely competitive industry.

These eight talented professionals featured selections from the latest collections from Luxury Living’s full roster of exquisite brands – including FENDI Casa, Bentley Home, Trussardi Casa, Heritage and Paul Mathieu. The group of designers who are defying industry standards have joined forces and developed a support network to share their expertise, industry knowledge, and favorite trends.

“We are honored and excited to have been chosen by Luxury Living to create such a unique environment showcasing the finest design brands the market has to offer. Design Force Miami has envisioned a stylish, luxurious vacation home for a well-traveled, international family that will be ideal for their casual lifestyle, as well as for formal entertaining,” says Giselle Loor Sugerman.

Luxury Living also invited Miami Design District partners to collaborate on the project: Orlean has provided the wallcoverings, Emilio Robba designed the permanent florals, and Opera Gallery curated the fine art.

The event took place on Wednesday, July 17th, at THE RESIDENCE in the Design District. The showhouse will be open through December 2019 to both designers and end-users alike. The space represents a rare opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the true Luxury Living experience.

Our Newest Client, Saladino Design Studios

Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations is proud to announce its newest client, Miami-based Saladino Design Studios. The collaborative studio of creatives, designers, engineers, architects, and artisans is fueled by the individualized narrative they curate for every project. Experts in their industry, Saladino has become the go-to team for hospitality design work throughout South Florida. OBR will be managing the group’s public relations and communications.

Saladino Design Studios was recently recognized at the 2019 IIDA SFC BRAGG Awards, which celebrates and showcases design excellence in our community. The team took home two awards including Best Sustainable Project for the interior design of Midtown 29 and Honorable Mention for their design of Suviche Doral.

A few key elements featured in Midtown 29 include custom furniture pieces in the common areas, wall design of the lobby, large custom herringbone inspired bookshelf with old books from a former Miami public library, chevron wood paneling throughout, and natural stone used in community bar.  Suviche Doral’s interiors were inspired by the vibrant colors of traditional Perruvian materials and fabrics.  The restaurant features the city’s first Pisco Bar, swinging chairs and colorful handwoven rope mural.

Saladino’s other notable projects in South Florida include Los Altos, Novecento, Ovlo Eats, Beaker & Gray, Bird & Bone, Funky Buddha, among others. For more information about the designers and their work, check out Saladinodesign.com

Two OBR Clients Honored at 5th Annual South Florida Business and Wealth Up & Comers Awards

The 2019 South Florida Business & Wealth “Up & Comers Awards” celebrates young professionals under the age of 40 who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community, and demonstrated leadership.

This year our clients, Adriana Jaegerman, Senior Principal of Stantec and Jalal Farooq, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Engineer of Al-Farooq Corporation, were recognized as honorees in the Real Estate & Construction category.

This unique awards program focuses on their achievements in the workplace and their charitable and civic contributions. Many honorees have made their mark in senior-level positions or are on the fast track to do so. The selected winners were based on nominations by the public and SFBW research, and results were evaluated by the publication’s editorial team.

The event took place on Wednesday, June 12th at Sport of Kings Theatre at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach.

Al-Farooq Corporation Provides Largest Glass System in South Florida for New Dealership

Our client, Al-Farooq Corporation has played a vital role in the conceptual design and value engineering for North Miami’s new Warren Henry Auto Group showroom. The project, set to be completed in 2020, features a unique frameless high-impact storefront glass system with the largest single-glass panels approved and tested in South Florida.

Al-Farooq Corporation was brought onto the project to provide shop drawings and calculations including architectural plans and elevations. In addition, Al-Farooq Corporation prepared the testing program and product approval for the new system.

The development will include the largest single glass panel approved and tested for the South Florida market. Each span of glass measures 15 ½ feet tall x nearly 8 feet wide. With no vertical aluminum profiles, the glass system provides unobstructed views.

It is the first time a glass system of this size has been used in South Florida.  A total of 1,115 square feet of glass will be used for the project’s storefront.

For more information, read Glassonweb.com.

PCCSF’s Dr. Allan Greissman Discusses the Dangers of Inhaling Helium with Local 10

At some point, most people have sucked helium out of a balloon to make their voices squeaky. The seemingly harmless party trick – which is especially popular among children – is anything but.

When someone inhales helium, their body cannot absorb oxygen which causes asphyxiation. Helium toxicity is not a common problem, but when it does happen, the results can be serious and even life-threatening.

Nine-year-old Tuesdai Joyner learned the dangers of this activity first-hand while at a birthday party last month. After inhaling helium to make her voice squeaky, she collapsed and suffered a seizure. Dr. Allan Greissman of Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida shared Tuesdai’s story, and the dangers of inhaling helium, with Local 10.

Hear what he had to say here.