Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TV House Call

Name: Morgan Residence
Location: Miami, Florida
This is the home of Dexter and Rita Morgan in Miami, Florida, from the Showtime original series, "Dexter." Though the house is really located in Long Beach, CA, the palms, the flamingo pink and tropical touches throughout the home's interiors are decidedly from the Keys.

Most of the action in the Morgan house takes place in 
the great room, where a dining table is surrounded 
by pretty wicker chairs.  

Below, top to bottom: www.ballarddesign.com, Wingate Rattan Armchair, $299, www.potterybarn.com

A magnet for trendsetters around the world, South Beach architecture is all about atmosphere and light. Time is turned off, and you're not supposed to know if something is old or new. Storybook architectural styles have long thrived in Miami, and Aegean, Mediterranean or even Caribbean influences abound.

Cool Tile
The most noticeable feature in the kitchen is the tile. Theirs is white with a dark trim, but these ceramic art tiles from Ann Sacks fit the bill. Turkish in pedigree and azure in scheme, the Iznic tile collection will be right at home in Miami. 

Right and below: Iznic collection, www.annsacks.com

Subtle Touches
A mixture of Moorish, Mediterranean and marine.

Above, top to bottom, left to right: Cordon collection, $25-70, Resin swordfish, $120, Fresco 18" pillow, $40, Sealife tray, $15, www.zgallerie.com, Veranda round chandelier, $349, Mosaic Hundi lantern, $349, www.potterybarn.com

Ocean blues, and shades of terracotta and coral .

Top to bottom: Twilight Blue, Coral and 
Florida Keys Blue, www.benjaminmoore.com

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