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Luxury Condo Design: Making the Most of Every Square Foot

From the acclaimed Bristol in West Palm Beach to the new Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key to the magnificent Mandarin Oriental under construction in Boca Raton, our team of award-winning luxury interior designers at Marc-Michaels Interior Design is no stranger to the world of luxury condo design.

Many of our clients are interested in downsizing to a condo for one reason or another such as:

  • Less Maintenance
  • More Freedom to Travel
  • The Social Aspect of Community-Style Living

Regardless of the reason, simplifying space does not need to equal a compromise in design or functionality. Follow the luxury condo design tips below to seamlessly transition to luxury condo living in no time.

For many high-rise condo owners, the top priority is a million-dollar view. “The key is to arrange furniture and lighting so that the view becomes the focal point,” says Shannon Callahan, Director of Design at Marc-Michaels. Cove light ceilings and open chandeliers are good options that don’t block picture-perfect views.

At this luxury condo unit in the Bristol, an agate waterfall bar faces beautiful, panoramic views of the ocean and the Intracoastal. A custom LED light fixture with delicate silver chains adds glamor without fighting for attention.

Your first concern when downsizing is typically storage. Avoid the look of a basic wall of built-ins by creating thoughtful hidden spaces. “We utilize every opportunity,” says Shannon, who has hidden doors in wall paneling and even hung art over hidden doors. Well-thought-out drawers and cabinets in the bathroom, where storage is especially tight, are key.

With a custom-designed door, this linen closet provides extra storage while seamlessly fitting into the luxury condo design.

A sleek white vanity with plenty of storage extends to a built-in dressing area. The neutral color palette doesn’t compete with the breathtaking skyline beyond.

Reducing space does not mean reducing style. In fact, it’s an opportunity to select finishes and details even more carefully.

“When you don’t have a lot of space for grand, architectural details, thoughtfully placed finishes and lighting become a large part of the mood,” says Shannon.

Custom wall finishes don’t take up a lot of space, but add a luxurious, personalized touch. When selecting a color palette for your luxury condo design, keep in mind the surroundings. Lighter, neutral colors won’t compete with the view and can make a space feel larger.

Turn your luxury design dreams into a reality

The primary bedroom at this Bristol condo features a custom headboard wall with upholstered leather, wood and mirror panels.

It’s no secret that downsizing your home, as with any change, raises some fears. Having a luxury condo design plan in place to maximize space and storage is key for a smooth transition.

Maximize your million-dollar view by placing furniture and lighting carefully, and choosing a color palette that doesn’t compete. Pay attention to details like custom finishes and fabrics for an added level of luxury.

With a little creativity, you can make the most of every square foot and truly embrace the lifestyle of luxury condo living.

Contact Marc-Michaels to discuss your dream luxury condo design ideas with our internationally acclaimed team of luxury interior designers today.