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Eyes of a Designer: Top South Florida Designer Shares The Favorite Room In Her Home
Interior design talent abounds in South Florida, this is clear. But when our local designers aren't accessorizing an oceanfront condo or mapping plans for an Intracoastal-facing villa, have you ever wondered how they design for themselves?


Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID Publication: Gold Coast Fort Lauderdale Magazine
Text: Alyssa Morlacci Photographer: Austen Amacker

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Guest Bedroom/Relaxation Room - The centerpiece of the space is a custom sofa with a chaise. Under the stylish frame, it holds a queen sleeper. The walls have a shimmer, a gorgeous lusterstone finish, setting off an original mixed media painting by Brian Poli-Dixon called “Unlocked.”



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Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eloise Kubli remembers being inspired by local museums and mansionsólike Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. After moving to South Florida and spending some time with other design firms, the Plantation resident opened her own company alongside her husband, Arthur, a general contractor. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Kubli says the best part of her job is “getting to know the client, hearing their vision and taking that far beyond the expected outcome on installation.”

Why the guest bedroom/relaxation room?

It was a mostly unused space that receives beautiful afternoon sun. I decided to have a custom sofa with a chaise and under the stylish frame, it holds a queen sleeper. The walls have a shimmer, lusterstone finish and the chest is antique mirror with gold accents. I love texture, details and mixing finishes.

Later in the day, away from my main business office, I can make final business calls with my feet up and perhaps a glass of wine! [The room also includes] an original mixed media painting by Brian Poli-Dixon called “Unlocked.”

Designer: Eloise Kubli, ASID Publication: Gold Coast Fort Lauderdale Magazine
Text: Alyssa Morlacci Photographer: Austen Amacker

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Quotable - “Think about what makes you happy. Color? Collectibles? Family or vacation photos?” - Eloise Kubli ASID



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From where did you draw inspiration?

Going to the furniture shows in North Carolina and Las Vegas.

What are your three favorite elements or pieces in the room?

My grandmother Ella's chair, along with her large brass floor candlestick from her Morocco trip; the custom sofa with the small contrast white welting, gray-silver legs, with the luxe tufted back upholstered in blue chenille; the flexible three-piece marble cocktail table that's easy to move, and [I] love the various shapes.

What are the most important things to consider when designing a room like this?

Style with durability, scale and flexibility.

What is your best advice for creating a favorite space in a home?

Think about what makes you happy. Color? Collectibles? Family or vacation photos? To me it's about a space where I can use colors, various finishes and family pieces that work together in my very personal room.



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Eloise Kubli is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Arthur Kubli is a General Contractor licensed in Florida and numerous other states. Both Kublis have received numerous industry awards for their work. Established in 1983, Collective Construction & Design, Inc. is proud to be certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council as a Women's Business Enterprise.

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