Tour a Vibrant Family Home in Coral Gables, Florida

Tucked away on an unassuming street in Coral Gables—a historic community in Miami—sits a five-bed, four-and-a-half-bath house that is now home to a couple and their three young daughters. The residence, which interior designer Jennifer Bunsa refers to as her “ideal project,” captures her unique approach to design. Call it high class northeast meets daring Miami. “That’s just part of my repertoire now,” Bunsa quips of her signature style, “it’s embedded in what I do.” And for that, Bunsa can thank her South Florida upbringing coupled with a 10-year stint spent living and working in New York City.

The kitchen is outfitted with white oak cabinets, Hansgrohe fixtures, and a Thermador stovetop and hood. A Rich Brilliant Willing light hangs above the concrete island surrounded by Meru counter stools from The Citizenry that have been covered in Josef Frank’s Italian Dinner fabric.

After briefly relocating to Connecticut pre-pandemic, Bunsa’s clients were ready to come home. Luckily, timing was most definitely in their favor. “They moved back right during the beginning of lockdown,” Bunsa says of the couple’s decision to head back down South. The couple chose to refresh the home, originally built in

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Finger Lakes hotel The Lake House on Canandaigua designed like “a beloved family home”

The founders of design house The Brooklyn Home Company have created a hotel in New York‘s Finger Lakes region that draws on their summers growing up on Canandaigua Lake.



a living room filled with furniture and a fire place sitting in a chair: Lake House on Canandaigua hotel by Studio Tack and the Brooklyn Home Company


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Lake House on Canandaigua hotel by Studio Tack and the Brooklyn Home Company

The Lake House on Canandaigua is named after its location on one of the 11 long and narrow lakes that form the region aptly named the Finger Lakes.



a room with a fireplace: Above: a monolithic wood reception desk anchors the hotel lobby. Top image: The Lake House on Canandaigua is designed with an ambiguous style


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Above: a monolithic wood reception desk anchors the hotel lobby. Top image: The Lake House on Canandaigua is designed with an ambiguous style

The brother and sister founders of The Brooklyn Home Company, whose family previously owned a motor-lodge on the same plot, enlisted New York-based Studio Tack to work on a new project to reinvigorate the site.

“We wanted to create something special for the community and also something

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This family lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, and then moved into a tiny home

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In Dream Big, Live Small, we visit tiny home-dwellers, discovering why they choose to live this way, how they manage it and the possibilities to do things like travel, learn and grow that have resulted from downsizing so significantly. In the long run, living small is really about living big.

“Going tiny” — meaning selling almost everything you have to downsize and live in a tiny home — takes dedication and a minimalist mindset. But when disaster strikes, and you’re left with nothing, tiny living can be a relief.

When Hurricane Katrina struck Mississippi in 2005, the Parson family’s waterfront home was destroyed along with almost all

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