Joseph Pubillones creates residential, commercial and even yacht interiors. He studied architecture in the United States and in Europe and, after living in Paris, Rome and Miami, his cosmopolitan flair shows in his designs. The oceanfront condominium in this week’s tour needed a complete overhaul, and he guided it from a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit to a more owner-friendly 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a den.
Joseph says: The foyer greets you with a colorful painting, set against the stark white walls. A vintage Baker console in black lacquer serves as a catchall for keys, bags, etc.
A long architectural panel, inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson, was selected to anchor the long wall from the entry to the kitchen. It acts as a three dimensional sculpture. This architectural feature added decorative interest while keeping art to a minimum.
The living room offers a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean.
We removed the kitchen wall to open the living and dining areas for a less formal feel. The island serves as a food preparation surface. It, and overhead floating shelf, were finished in espresso to tie into the dining space.
Although the palette is mostly neutrals, we introduced splashes of color, from the painting in the foyer to the orange sofa and rug in the den. The walls in this room are covered in a tan textured wallpaper, bringing warmth to the room.
The guest bedroom features a copper faux-snakeskin headboard. A futuristic lamp extends over the mirrored nightstand between the twin beds.
The spa-like master bedroom was designed in cream with chartreuse accents. The lines of the furniture selected for this room are clean and soft, so they don’t compete with the ocean views.
Photo credits: Daniel Newcomb