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The Appetency of 4 Midtown

Tailored for the young professional, 4 MIDTOWN immerses the charm of New York's Meatpacking district with Miami's vibrant flair. The fashionable neighborhood of its trendy lounges and restaurants, ateliers, high-end boutiques, and galleries among Midtown's gallivanting architecture and chic urban interiors narrates a caliber of luxury that's characterized by its destination. RS3 Designs comments, "After three back to back successful residential projects, we wanted to elevate our talents into the commercial arena. Our approach to the desired interior design was to add subtle warmth with an eclectic twist, keeping with the identity and feel of its open bay and downtown views in a social setting for residents leisure, work, and entertainment."

Escape into the aesthetic beauty of RS3 Designs creation that redefines the echelon of upscale living. Giving you the best of both worlds, nature meets culture at MIDTOWN 4.

Lighting elements accentuate the use of implemented textures, teak millwork, marble finishes, eye-popping palettes, and mid-century pieces of furniture.

The spacious ambience welcomes residents to sit, and take a moment for themselves.

Contemporary rugs sweep the hallways with architectural components. Ergonomic, sleek, and holistic design extend the outdoor living concept. midtownmiamiresidences.com Read More
Drawing inspiration from abstract artists, the neutral color palette of this modern rug creates calm, soothing patterns. Derived from a triangular prism, layers of angular transparent shapes form from the dispersion of light through the constituent spectral colors.
SPLIT LIGHT

RS3 DESIGNS -The rug makes a beautiful centerpiece in the living room area underneath a glass coffee table. The geometric pattern and composition give a mid-century appeal with a contemporary feel.

Designed by David Rockwell, the platinum rug is hand-knotted in a tactile blend of Tibetan wool and silk. The luxuriously, rich color palette of shimmering metallic tones complements the graphic, textural design, lending it a glamorous edge.

ROCKWELL PLATINUM

RS3 DESIGNS - The rug is a classic piece that makes a formal, elegant, and sophisticated statement.

With a combined synergy of nature and craft, an upper-echelon design is at the heart of everything The Rug Company does, from its skillful in-house studio to elevating talents with whom they collaborate; visionary designers who have blazed a trail in their respective fields of fashion, design, and architecture. - THERUGCOMPANY.COM    

The Shy light uses the spare beauty of thin LED tubes to define the edges of its shape; in this way, the function of the piece is created by its form and vice-versa. The modular hardware can be reconfigured in a myriad of different ways, taking new shapes according to space demands.

SHY SCONCE
RS3 DESIGNS - Separating itself from all other sconces, the long stream of light hitches down from an elongated plate that positions the posture of illumination linearly to create a modern and artistic aesthetic. The way in which we utilize our lighting design features becomes an art form with the use of where to present the accentuation of a synesthetic framework.   Jewelry is the inspiration for Rudi, a series of pendant lamps named after Lukas Peet’s father, a jeweler. Rudi is made from bent metal tubes that hold handmade cold cathode lamps. The fixtures hang from their cords, which are hand knotted around the metal tubes.
RUDI LOOP at MODERA DOUGLAS STATION

RS3 DESIGNS - These innovative and state-of-the-art ancillary pieces enhance the ambience of the space. The beauty of its dimensional glow cohesively moves between the inside and outside environments, creating a compelling intersection of radiance.

Designed by Bec Brittain, Helix is comprised of custom brass hardware and LED tubes wrapping around a central support.

HELIX HANGING
RS3 DESIGNS - Among the gesture of structure, the refinement of marble, and traditional brass finishes, Helix lends itself to an ultramodern sentiment. A New York City-based gallery, showroom, and manufacturer, the Matter brand is revered as a resource for detecting what lies beyond the horizon in design. Matter is not just a place to purchase beautiful things, but also a platform for an ongoing conversation about design. -MATTERMATTERS.COM     Spacious yet subtle, the Dandy Four Seater Sofa from Massproductions draws a space together with boundless lines and flowing curves.
DANDY FOUR SEATER
RS3 DESIGNS - Curvature gives a visceral pleasure that's keen to the eye. The accent of this couch sinuously works with other objects and personifies comfort.   From designer Giuseppe Bavuso, the Wind Bookcase is an expression of Rimadesio’s ability to innovate with materials. Aluminum is used in this piece to create new forms and ensure maximal structural strength with minimal thickness.
WIND BOOKCASE
RS3 DESIGNS - Airy and sleek, the free-flowing structure of symmetry complements the industrial with the transitional.   Inspired by the graceful fall of a bride's veil, the modernist style of the Bride's Veil Stool by Phase Design stands on strong, structural lines.
BRIDE'S VEIL STOOL
RS3 DESIGNS - Durable in performance, the pairing of metal and dark tones has made its comeback. Stylish, yet discrete, these stools can be utilized around an island in a kitchen space, or in a bar lounge setting in an interior or exterior area. Located in Chicago's River North Design District, Haute Living believes good design creates confident, comfortable, and genuine environments. Behind every curatorial and design decision is the fundamental principle that an object’s strength of character is found through beautiful design, exceptional craftsmanship, and timeless elegance. -HAUTE-LIVING.COM     Designer Xavier Dohr fuses traditionally disparate materials that harmoniously create a striking effect. The sturdy solid oak frame—the signature Van Rossum material—supports a top of ebony veined marble, making the Kitale the element of enchantment in any room.
KITALE COFFEE TABLE
RS3 DESIGNS - With its chunky base and swivel like top, the Kitale is functional décor that institutes a dialogue of opulence.   The Night Owl side table is emblematic of Moss & Lam, which inhabits the overlap between art and design. Often taking commercial projects and distilling them into something appropriate for everyday living spaces, this sculptural hand-finished table is rendered in smooth black plaster and refined Portland cement, with felt feet.
NIGHT OWL
RS3 DESIGNS - Alluding to the mystery and ancient knowledge, the Night Owl table plays its role in feng shui design. When placed in a home or office space, an owl figure enhances positive chi, clearing the way for good energy.   The Perry Street Boomerang mini sofa by Yabu Pushelberg combines exquisite fabrics or leather with solid walnut or antique bronze legs. Initially conceived for an oddly shaped room in the eponymous Perry Street home, the realization of intellectual craftsmanship is through the handsome flared arms and curved backrests.
PERRY STREET BOOMERANG
RS3 DESIGNS - Intermingling simplicity with modish chic, the Perry Street Boomerang is exemplary for its contemporaneous counterculture of mid-century modern progression in today's era. Avenue Road evokes somewhere you can’t put your finger on. Perhaps that’s because it isn’t one place but many design destinations. No matter which one you find yourself in, you can be certain to expect the unexpected. Sustainability isn’t only about where products come from and how they are composed, but about things designed to stand the test of time. -US.AVENUE-ROAD.COM     Read More
We’re continuing our before and after series showcasing an interior design project we completed in Fort Lauderdale. To get the job done, we flew to Chicago for inspiration and immersed ourselves in the day-to-day life of  our client, a theater director and professor. His goal was to bring a piece of Chicago (his home) to South Florida. We stripped the entire Fort Lauderdale condo down to the concrete. And we only had 90 days to get the entire project done. A story published in Modern Luxury’s Interiors South Florida magazine describes the steampunk style we implemented and illustrates how we incorporated distinctive surfaces and materials to convey that 19th century industrial design look. Click here to read the story. Here are before and after photos of the kitchen and dining room. Check it out:

KITCHEN

As you can see, the kitchen was in desperate need of a complete renovation. Look at those ceilings! And the appliances hadn’t been replaced in decades. We completely gutted the space and added black, distressed shaker cabinets from Smartrooms and Opustone frappucino-colored quartzite countertops with a leather finish. We had to hone down the countertops, to give them a matte, smooth finish like a table, so when you touch it, it doesn’t feel like marble. It feels more like leather.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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DINING ROOM

Everything in this room had to go — including the de facto storage area for the patio furniture (which also had to go). We incorporated rustic and worn surfaces throughout the space, keeping with that aesthetic mashup of neo-Victorian, futurism and 19th century industrial design.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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