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Tour a Chic Miami Condo With Oceanfront Views and Dazzling Art

January 19, 2021

Escape the winter blues by taking a vicarious tour of this luxury Bal Harbour condo and pick up some design secrets from a show home pro.

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Photo: Courtesy of Oceana Bal Harbour

Life as Art

At the northern tip of exclusive Miami Beach, Oceana Bal Harbour is paradise for art lovers. The tower’s residents share ownership of two showstopping Jeff Koons sculptures: Pluto and Proserpina (in the tower’s breezeway) and Seated Ballerina (perched between the pool and beachside gardens). Tasked with helping buyers (who can expect to pay between $3 million and $30 million for a condominium) imagine what living in the tower might feel like, Peruvian-born, Miami-based interior designer Deborah Wecselman created a show home that’s an elegant coastal escape awash in contemporary culture. And what does that look like, you ask? Consider Deborah your resident expert in the gorgeous condominium-as-gallery she created, and come on in.

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Photo: Mark Roskams

Butterfly Effect

Deborah drew on the pastel hues in Argentinian artist Lucía Maman’s massive oil painting to complement the green and golden tones she’d selected to reflect Bal Harbour’s verdant coastal setting.

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High Fashion

This space makes its glamorous goals known quickly: just beyond the front door, a pair of black and white images by fashion and celebrity photographer (and occasional Miami resident) Greg Lotus stop visitors in their tracks. “Every project we design must have a sense of place,” Deborah says. “This is no exception. It is Miami chic with a flair of international taste.”

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Photo: Mark Roskams

See Here

The graphic, oil-and-graphite-on-canvas work above the glass console in the hallway (by Argentinian artist Kirin) is Deborah’s favorite piece in the space. She surrounded it with both smaller pieces that echo it (the dark, curvaceous vases and the book sculpture) and larger ones that recede against the wall and let it take center stage (the pair of ottomans and the console itself).

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