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Friday, April 10, 2009

A Little Trip To Coral Gables

Matheson Hammock Beach
This is the greatest joy I get when I drive down to Miami.

No, this is the greatest joy I get when I drive down to Miami. My favorite cuban sandwhich is called ' medianoche ' [ midnight ]. If you make it down to SOBO or anywhere else in the Miami area, get one ! Yummo !
Fairchild Gardens in South Miami.

And Into Coral Gables.

Coral Gables was developed in 1924-27 .

Here we are, let's go in.
My Fave. Absolutely !!
I am easy though, throw me a black white floor and I am happy.
The colors are so lovely. And the wallcovering, to die for .
This is a great room, only something is bothering me.
Anyone have an opinion on the cornices in this room ????? hmmmmm ????
Are they pleasing to your eye ?
This is a beautiful home, I adore the color combinations. The window treatments are mounted at the right height, right up to the molding.
OK, we are out of here !! I am going back to the beach.
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  1. The canopy over the street formed by the beautiful trees reminds me of Pass Christian, Mississippi where I grew up...and before Hurricane Katrina came through.

  2. loved this post so very much!!,i have been there before and YES!coral gables its a gorgeous place,we drive around and dream ..
    and of course i love the cuban sandwish, its just the best..but them again i'n cuban!lol....
    its very nice to meet you i'll "following" your blog...

  3. I grew up in CG, The City Beautiful, playing in the water at Matheson Hammock when young.Thank you for a dear reminder of my past.

  4. Hi Renee
    Happy digging and planting to you as well!!
    Have a great Easter

  5. I love Florida - I'm so jealous!

  6. gorgeous post! lots of inspiration :) and that looks delicious! have a wonderful weekend!

  7. I'm totally envious of your proximity to the beach...and that gorgeous sandwich!!! Enjoy the weekend!

  8. Anonymous23:20

    I love pressed Cuban sandwiches, Coral Gables, and Cuban coffee..and on and on. Those cornices; upside down planter boxes?

    A Very Happy Easter To You!

  9. R!
    I have only been to the "Gables" once and had high tea at the Biltmore (I think!). It is such a beautiful place...there is so much for you to enjoy in your neck of the woods.
    On the cornices...I do not like them at all...they don't look right, the scale is off to me and if I were doing cornices, I would do some lovely painting on them, that would add a bit of detail. Just my 2 cents! asked!
    Blessings to you for a fabulous Easter celebration.
    The other "R"

  10. Gorgeous place. You are so lucky.
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend , Renee.

  11. I wish I were there with you!!!

  12. Florida Sue & Renae (the other R)

    THANK YOU !!!
    absolutely right on the money.


  13. joni my dear,
    i wish you were here too !!


  14. Renee, I love the image with the black and white floor with yellows. Beautiful! Happy Holiday weekend!



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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