An Oceanfront Model Home Fashioned By One Of The World’s Finest Luxury Brands “Fendi” Exudes Impeccable Style And Pure Panache
There’s a certain sensation that comes from carrying an exquisite handbag, donning a smartly tailored suit or rocking a knockout pair of stilettos. Dressing in style breeds an air of elegance, confidence and sophistication. Fendi, undeniably one of Italy’s most adored fashion houses, transports that feeling from the runway to the threshold with Fendi Casa, their exclusive interior design and home division. The picture perfect setting for Fendi Casa’s luxe look is The Mansions at Acqualina, an extravagant assemblage of opulent private residences situated in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., just a stone’s throw from sultry South Beach and Bal Harbor’s glamorous shops. This 4,600-square-foot, two-bedroom, three-bath “Villa de Acqua” model home seems to blend haute couture with lavish living as seamlessly as flowing silk. “F” logo is generously flaunted in the living room, where it appears as the raised design of a tone-on-tone black area rug. It adds glitter to decorative accent pillows and inscribes Swarovski’s gleaming crystal chandelier with extra bling.
“Fendi Casa’s signature style is reflected throughout the design of the home by showcasing opulent and traditional, yet bold pieces,” Raffaella Vignatelli, President of Fendi Casa says. “The craftsmanship, attention to detail and quality of the materials are also defining characteristics.”
The family room is both refined and inviting, swathed in an elegant palette of icy-gray, ivory and champagne. The space is anchored by a geometric consortium of Fendi Casa’s two round “Olympic” and two square “Quadrum” cocktail tables, all dressed in sumptuous calf leather. A Murano vase adds a luscious pop of purple to enhance the neutral space, while Fendi’s logo resurfaces underfoot to adorn a taupe-colored area rug.
Cosmopolitan and cultured, the elegance of the dining room is captured by Fendi Casa’s “Brunello” dining table wrapped in creamy calf leather with an edgy stainless-steel base and surrounded by “Elisa” chairs garbed in leather with chrome footing. To dine here is to feast on fashion in all its delicious glory.
A tastefully appointed space in a class by itself, Fendi Casa’s “Villa de Acqua” is a stylish interpretation of a collection that might be seen on the catwalk today — poised at the height of fashion and dressed to kill.
Recurring majestic ocean views capture the magic of Acqualina. But when it’s not the lure of the sand and sea holding the eye captive, it’s the plushness of the interior’s design. “The style of this residence is sophisticated, elegant and very classic. It’s an overall feeling of luxury and richness,” Vignatelli says. “You literally get swept up into it.”
Picturesque and serene, the alluring ocean provides a glorious backdrop to Fendi Casa’s refined patio grouping for leisurely dining al fresco. A sophisticated, traditional dining table from Fendi’s Newport Collection, elegantly edged by skirted chairs, brings the home’s luxurious indoor theme outside.