If you’re planning a trip to Miami this year, one place all budding designers should visit is the Miami Design District. It’s the beating creative heart of Miami, covering everything from interior design and furniture to galleries and antique stores. For someone looking for South East coastal ideas there is no better place to get inspired. Indeed, in their article on the Design District the Miami New Times said “a walk around the Design District takes the term “window shopping” to “new heights.”
The Miami Design District is full of some of America’s top design stores including Jalan Jalan -which is globally renowned for bringing together artisan tastes with modern furniture. Their designs are very livable and sophisticated making them ideal for transforming your home. The store offers different styles that could be perfect for your next project, whether you are redesigning an entire room or looking for that piece of furniture to complete it.
Another designer who is making waves internationally is Pepe Calderin. Pepe Calderin Design has won the Florida Design Awards for Best Bedroom and was also named one of the Top 10 Interior Designers in Miami, according to the official Pepe Calderin Design website. The founder Pepe Calderin has more than 20 years of experience in high-end and commercial interior design. A trip to his store in the Miami Design District is a sure-fire way to be inspired by his latest collections and his 20 years of experience in the industry.
For those looking for a different kind of inspiration the Design District is also the center of Miami’s art scene. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA) is located in the district showcasing the work of contemporary artists from the city and across the globe. If you happen to be in the city in December, you’ll be able to combine your trip with Art Basel Miami, one of the biggest art festivals in the world.
Once you’re done shopping at the design stores be sure to indulge in one of the district’s popular restaurants. In their description of the Design District, Discover Homes Miami stated that the “residents love food as much as they love art and the neighborhood boasts a variety of dining options including Michael’s Genuine and the Cypress Tavern owned by James Beard award winning chef Michael Schwartz.” The gastronomic options available are almost as impressive as the interior design showrooms and have attracted many foodies as well as art lovers in recent years.
The Design District is a mecca for fellow interior designers and lovers of culture. Inspiration is rarely collected so well in one place making Miami a must visit destination. Hopefully this article has inspired you to visit and get some ideas to bring back to the west coast. Failing that, at the very least you can take advantage of its culinary delights.