For the most creative minds, a house with a picket fence just doesn’t cut it as their dream home. Boundaries must be pushed and their character must be reflected. A pair of Harry Heissmann‘s most loyal clients wanted their new home design to be just as unique as them, a place where they can fully enjoy sunny Florida and feel like their own.
Equipped with spectacular views, Harry Heissmann didn’t want to only focus on the art furniture, he didn’t want it to take the entire scenario. The views were so great that he didn’t want to be limited to sofas and chairs that forced you to look into one direction.
“Most of those skyscrapers things are nondescript, but this one looks like an ocean liner,” the designer says of the 25-story building.
“Someone said to me, ‘Oh, this is such a surrealistic apartment, like a modern-day Dalí, and that was really great to hear,” Harry Heissmann says.
As for the bedrooms, patterns set the tone: bold in scale, polychrome in a palette, and fantastical in motif, such as the Fornasetti for Cole & Son school-of-fish wall covering that encircles the husband’s study. The master bedroom sports a dense, exaggerated leaf print that also upholsters the bed and curtains the windows.
Everywhere you look there’s something that moves or has a personality or does something funny or is unexpected or unusual. It’s kooky, but Harry Heissmann‘s clients really appreciate the odd of this modern design project that totally enhances that happy vibe that Florida has.