Design Blog

Sarasota Opera’s Steinwachs Artist Residences

You may have heard about Sarasota Opera’s fabulous new Steinwachs Artist Residences, which were officially unveiled on Tuesday, March 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and performance by Sarasota Opera artists… but you can *finally* now peek inside! The Sarasota Collection Home Store furnished all thirty units from top to bottom… …

Freshen Up Your Fall Design

Fall is officially here, which doesn’t mean much to us Floridians other than that traffic is heavier… we feel a little more comfortable in our outdoor living rooms… it’s not so dark outside in the mornings… and Christmas trees are already on sale at Home Depot! But this small change …

Wood Working

One of our favorite interior design trends for fall 2017 is the use of wood for both style and function.   Some call it a blast from the past – we call it a hearkening to simpler times.  Wood is a natural, traditional, ancient element once used to craft homes …

Design Tips for Outdoor Living

As summer comes to a close, here in Sarasota we can expect a slight decrease in temperatures, and an INCREASE in time spent enjoying our beautiful outdoor living spaces.  Many Sarasota residents are lucky enough to live on or near the water, and relish any opportunity to take advantage of …

Home Tour: A Sleek New Golden Gate Point Condo

It’s all about the vistas. By Ilene Denton At Aqua, the views take center stage. WHETHER YOU ADMIRE the multimillion-dollar condominium towers sprouting up around downtown Sarasota or think they’re a sign of the Apocalypse, you’ve got to admit to wondering what they look like on the inside, don’t you? This nearly …

Holiday Decor: Sparkle & Shine

Glitz, glam and cozy nights with fam. The holiday decor trend this season: SPARKLE & SHINE. Holiday season isn’t really here until your home is filled with cheer. Your turn to host the family get-together but don’t have time to deck the halls? Don’t worry. A festive touch here and …

Interior Design Trend to Watch: the Eclectic

Can you believe it’s fall already? Last fall, we discussed our a fall “trend” to look for (which really isn’t a trend at all), but our design philosophy here at the Sarasota Collection: the soft contemporary. And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed a new style …

The Platinum 100 by Sarasota Magazine

We’re excited to be featured as a Platinum 100 member again for 2015, from the editorial team at Sarasota Magazine.  This list is a curated selection of retailers and service providers in the Sarasota-Manatee area for the products offered, commitment to service, and overall atmosphere of each location. From the …

The Sarasota Collection on REstyleSOURCE

Have you ever visited the website REstyleSOURCE?  It’s our new favorite site for discovering new designers and makers.  One of the Sarasota Collection’s most popular suppliers, LEE Industries, has been handcrafting American-made upholstery in North Carolina since 1969.  One of the most important reasons we love LEE is due to their …

Maison&Objet America: Recap

Last week we visited MAISON & OBJET’s first-ever trade show event in the US. MAISON&OBJET is Paris’ premier trade show for design and lifestyle professionals.   This year the event is celebrating its 20th anniversary, according to the website which reads, “The key meeting place for professionals in the art …