Thursday, November 9, 2006
Style File: Casa Decor Miami
If decorating your home is a work-in-progress, a new exhibition is the place to be. Starting tomorrow, the doors open on Miami's first designer show house. 7's Belkys Nerey takes us there in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- It's not grandma's house and forget about the days of plastic wrap on the living room couch.
This is the day of the designer-savvy home.
Santiago Bernal: "It's a big design party and showing trends and the beauty about it is we are adding 20 or 30 or 40 people here with the best they have to show the people what design is."
It's called Casa Decor Miami.
More than 40 top designers from all over the world -- each creating their perfect vision.
These special spaces inside the historic Miami Woman's Club. The 80-year-old building gutted and transformed into a decorating dream come true.
Esther Jackson: "Casa Decor gives them that opportunity to explore design in a different format."
The designer show house displays five floors of lofts, bathrooms, kitchens and even a fully functional hotel.
While exploring the different spaces you can chat with each room's designer and, in the process, get decorating ideas for your own home.
Michael Wolk: "It's not just about designing their own homes it is seeing the best manufactures, new products new design ideas and lighting and sounds and kitchens, and so it's an opportunity. You don't have to own a home just to appreciate what is here."
But you don't have to be an interior decorator to appreciate the exhibits at Casa Decor.
There is something to see for everyone.
You can even grab a snack or a drink at the philosophy cafe and mingle with friends in the lounge.
Esther Jackson: "Well, the house is a house and it's open for entertaining."
From the Fendi room to the Black and White Loft, no two spaces are alike.
But with the right eye you can see how Casa Decor is sure to bring out the designer in all of us.
Esther Jackson: "I think that when they see what we have done in this environment most people will start to look at design from a different perspective."
Casa Decor opens Friday for a six week run.
Admission is $22 per person.
The space is also available for private events.
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