Laura Greig is one half of the Miami-based interior design and styling company The Habitat Collective, but she originally hails from Bath, England. Needless to say, the change in climate and scenery was dramatic, but not altogether unwelcome. “My husband’s job in the construction industry led us to Miami Beach four years ago, for what was meant to have been an 18-month contract,” she says, “but we fell in love with the warm climate and the beaches and have yet to return to England.” Warm weather aside, finding the old world charm of England in the Modernist landscape of Miami proved somewhat difficult. “We went from living in an old stable cottage built in the 1700s to a glass condominium tower in Downtown Miami-worlds apart!” After trying to settle in a few locations around the city, Laura and her husband eventually came upon an Art Deco construction (old, at least by Miami standards) that fit most of their criteria: charm, space for guests and entertaining, enough room for working from home, and access to the outdoors (because it’s Miami, so of course). “My favorite thing about my home is the double height ceiling in the living room, along with the huge floor to ceiling windows, which let in SO much light,” Laura says. “I love the location too; we’re on an island so wherever you are, you’re always close to the water!” Stylistically, Laura’s choices for the apartment perfectly complement the rental’s 1948 bones. Blues and light-toned neutrals keep the space looking open and airy while taking cues from the ocean outside. Take a closer look at this lovely space below!
↑ “Ian’s turntables and record collection- always fun when we host parties!”
↑ “I converted the tiny space under the stairs into my home office-I kept everything white to keep things as light and bright as possible!”
↑ “Our tiny outdoor patio, which is surrounded by palm and banana trees!”