Coral Gables, FL, US 33134 · 99 photos
J Design Group Interior Designers - Miami Beach - South Beach
JW Magazine publishes a client’s luxury waterfront condo in Miami and she states:
WHEN JENNIFER CORREDOR OF THE
J Design Group designed this 2- bedroom, 2½-bath,
waterfront condo in Miami, her biggest challenge
was to add color and create a dining area out of a
small but charming space. The Coral Gables-based
designer had never met the couple when they
hired her earlier this year to transform their 15thfloor,
2000-square-foot vacation home into a modern,
minimalist stunner with splashy sub-tropical
The globe-trotting, Barcelona-based executive
and his engineer wife had seen Corredor’s work on
the Internet and were blown away by her use of art,
color and clean design to create a livable environment.
They learned through continuous telephone
conversations that the designer understood how
to utilize the beauty of Miami and its dazzling waterfront
while keeping the home spare, lean and
bright. So they hired her at the end of January to
work her magic on their new American home
“This was a fascinating project that moved at lightning
speed,” says Corredor, a native of Jamaica. “The wife is
Colombian and the husband is Canadian. They live in
Spain with their two children, and basically hired me by
phone to furnish their condo.But I had changes in mind to
help them enjoy Miami. And they agreed.”
For example, Corredor thought the powder room
needed to be dressed up, so she changed the doors to become modern
and warm with clean lines. She also ordered
a special green glass treatment that she designed and had
installed by K&G. She added a green frosted glass pedestal
sink and matching green sun fixture on the wall.
For the den/guest room, she added a glass partition and
worked to transform a dark and somber space into a playful
palette of bold color. “I added a red wall in geometric
design and a frosted door outlined with exotic wood,” she
says. “I used furnishings to make the den lively, including
a modern carpet from Sweden, and I added punches of
For the difficult dining area, she incorporated the table
into an island junction off of the kitchen, adding a clever vignette
that is both functional and fashionable. The dining
table was custom designed, produced and installed by the
Miami Wall Unit Group, a company that knows how to incorporate
furniture into tight spaces.
“The island is used for dining and doing work,” the designer
says. “The family can eat at the table, and for other
purposes that they choose, it also becomes a standard island.
This is a vacation home, so the family doesn’t cook
much. But they will spend more time here now that the
design is complete.”
Corredor found just the right places in the kitchen to add
color. The backspash shines in aqua glass emulating tones
from the ocean, and the vivid green bar stools which double
as dining chairs by Icon Furniture blend with the earth tones
of the cabinets, bases and countertops as well as
the stainless steel appliances. Bold greens in the floral art
work hanging on the wall are intended to capture the purity
of Miami and play off of the color of the bar stools.
The contemporary living room/family room is another
brilliant use of color on white, which again, started as a virtual blank palette.
With great floor-to-ceiling
window/door views of Biscayne Bay leading to Key Biscayne,
the designer had to decide what colors would work
with the outside sneaking in via a spacious balcony.
So she found a bold orange contemporary painting to
hang above the white sofa made of versatile Alcantara
fabric from KMP Furniture. She picked a splashy orange
and white throw rug to go over the Opus Stone floors. The
orange painting brings out the orange in the rug, adding
understated zip to the room. Atop the rug is an imported
tempered glass coffee table curved underneath for magazines.
White swivel chairs round out the vignette.
She designed a green wall as the backdrop to the Samsung
LED7000 TV and used cable lighting and sconces to
complete the ambience in this room. The outdoor colors
work well with the great water views visible through the
Similarly, the master bedroom has beautiful bay views
with the blue of the water and sky dominating a full side
of the room from window/doors leading to the balcony.
The room has a hushed silence in pure white repeated by
the low, modern, king-sized bed appointed in white with
a beige pillow. Above is a rectangular framed painting absent
of bright color but for yellow.
To perk up the room and accentuate the yellow, Corredor
added a red swivel chair, which plays off of the hanging
pendant lamps in red glass.“We are in Miami and with
an all white apartment, I had to bring back warmth and
color,” she laughs. “Besides, the clients wanted something
different from what they have in Barcelona. Ima the
it refreshing and revitalizing.”
The children’s room also has the water views and features
a pair of Trundle beds with white side tables and
lamps with glass shades on pedestals from WestElm. The
walls are off white so the designer added a sassy green
stripe to jazz it up. “This room is different from what you
would expect,” says Corredor. “I wanted the stripe across
the wall to add both color and design to the all white room.
People like color, and I love to integrate it into these
wonderful water views.”
She went for more outdoor colors on the balcony that
wraps around the condo. Green bean bag chairs surround
a modern resin coffee table with stained glass legs, continuing
on the outside what she had accomplished inside.
“We did quite a bit in a short amount of time, and it all
blends to showcase the beauty of the water,” she says.
It’s no secret that Corredor loves her work. To recreate
such a bland space into a spectacular contemporary condo
in less than a year is quite a task. But the clients gave her
free reign to do her thing, and they have no regrets. “I feel
exhilarated when I look at the finished product,” says
Corredor. “I do every project with heart. But I feel especially
proud of this one and am pleased with the materials we
selected. In the end, it is all about the client’s happiness.
From the look of excitement on their faces, I know we have