Design Blog

New Artist Showcased at The Sarasota Collection

The Sarasota Collection is thrilled to announce their representation of renowned Miami-based artist Ted VanCleave.  Internationally acclaimed for his sculpture, photography, and paintings, VanCleave’s works can be found in galleries and museums across the country including the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in California, as well as in Europe. As …

Fall Interior Design Trend Alert: The Soft Contemporary

Here in Florida, it’s beginning to feel as close to fall as it ever will.  Although in Sarasota we lack most physical indicators of the seasons changing, one of the ways we can embrace the slightly cooler temperatures is by bringing in some seasonal elements to our home design. Swapping out bright, …

Ethereal Design for Siesta Key Condo Master Suite

Recently we were invited to participate in a designer showcase, styling a Siesta Key condo on the 6th floor.  The Sarasota Collection Home Store was assigned the master suite, comprised of the bedroom, bathroom, and balcony of this amazing property. Because of the unit’s height, standing on the balcony during …

Designer Collaboration for Outdoor Gathering Space

 Recently we collaborated with one of the Sarasota Collection’s regular designers… …to create an outdoor gathering space at his home on Siesta Key. It’s always fun to work on a more intimate level with our designers because we are able to truly see how their personal tastes might differ or even …

Tuuci Umbrellas

The installation at an Amagansett beach house of Tuuci Umbrellas creates an amazing outdoor shaded retreat. We used three 10’ x 10’ Ocean Master Max Cantilever systems, creating a 10’ x 30’ area of cool lounging. Set behind the deck and installed on footings with a stainless bottom plate security …

Outdoor Furniture

SARASOTA, Fla. — Outdoor furniture in Florida is trending more modern with clean, simple lines and plush seating. We’re seeing neutral colors for upholstery – gray, caramel, off white, sand and coffee-bean brown – with pops of color coming from toss pillows, garden foliage, and outdoor area rugs that anchor …

Outdoor Furniture Trends with Marcus Anast (VIDEO)

Learn all about the new trends, styles, and design in outdoor furniture in this fabulous interview with Marcus Anast of The Sarasota Collection Home Store by ABC correspondent, Marsha Fottler.

Rejuvinate

REJUVENATE   Now is the time to look ahead at rejuvenating your home for the new and exciting season ahead.   We have some suggestions to get that accomplished.   Re-upholstery and Slipcovers If you love your upholstered pieces getting a new fabric on a chair or sofa would create …

See Things Through A New Vision!

NOW, The New York Gift show begins this Saturday, August 17, 2013. We’ve just been to Europe, Atlanta, High Point Vancouver and Chicago. So why in the world would we want to do another show? Because you never know! We will see some of the same manufacturers, designers representatives, brokers …

Fusing Minimal Design Concepts With Comfort

 describes a group of various yet related projects that involve turning an interior space into an “effective setting for the range of human activities” that are to take place there.[1] We at The Sarasota Collection Home Store are fusing minimal design concepts with comfort. Most home design choices are often …