MiMo Design Inspiration

A new project for a young family in Miami Beach has me drawing from 1950’s MiMo (“Miami Modern”) architecture for inspiration. Last Friday I dined at the Fontainebleau (and spent a solid 15 min admiring the lobby with it’s winding staircase to nowhere and bow-tie floors while my husband got the car) and coincidently had breakfast in the North Biscayne MiMo District on Sunday (near my favorite car wash in town, Karma).

Both outings had me appreciating the surrounding architecture in their 20th and 21st century versions. I realized the MiMo spirit lives on in Miami as architects and designers continue to draw from this playful era’s legacy. For you near or far, here’s a slice of MiMo to inspire your weekend!

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1. Fontainebleau facade 2. Raymond Jungles landscape detail 3. Lincoln Road Mall 4. Fontainebleau floor detail 5. Soho Beach House art 6. Brise soleil detail 7. Restaurant at the Edition Hotel 8. Stilnovo chandelier on 1st Dibs 9. Lobby bar at the Edition Hotel 10. Eden Roc lobby 11. The Raleigh pool

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