A Miami Abode Transforms Into A Colorful Pad

HOME TOURS | BY | May 22, 2017

House Details

Style: Contemporary

Produced By: Nancy Staab

Photography: Brantley Photography

Interior Design: Ellie Pullman and Alyssa Urban, Cullman & Kravis

Architecture: Thomas Kligerman, Ike Kligerman Barkley

Home Builder: Grey Marker, Marker Construction Group


ransforming this Miami-area home was all about embracing bold colors–and, admittedly, doing a little convincing.

“My husband didn’t see anything until he walked into the house at the end,” says the wife. “We both have strong opinions. I thought if we both did this, we might have to get divorced. So, I said, ‘You just have to let me do it.'”

With that, designers Ellie Cullman and Alyssa Urban took the lead in transforming the Key Biscayne abode into a welcoming, whimsical retreat perfect for the couple and their three young children.

They enlisted help from architect Thomas Kligerman, who, with builder Grey Marker, worked some zing into the home’s nondescript construction. Take, for example, the library, which is now wrapped in cantilevered shelves with uplights; or the “man cave,” which features a wall of glass shelves framed in bronze. A complete master bathroom overhaul and a glass barn-style door in the living room only add to the interiors’ visual appeal.

To top off the project, the design team worked in fun, contemporary art throughout the home and gave rooms distinct personalities defined by bright colors–daring turquoise, burnt orange, marine blue, just to name of few. It was a mission they took pride in completing.

“We are excited by clients who challenge what our firm has been doing for 30-plus years,” says Urban. Cullman adds: “This was just so much more fun because of the vivid color and the dynamic personalities involved.”