Style Notes

A Style-Lover’s Guide to Miami

Interior designer Angie Hranowsky shares her favorite design-forward sites and bites

While the Charleston, South Carolina, interior designer Angie Hranowsky has worked in the Holy City some fourteen years, guiding top clients such as the musician Darius Rucker, she lived in Miami early in her career, and the city’s lush, color-saturated ethos still influences her style today. “I moved to Miami after graduate school,” she says, “and lived in Coral Gables. My design office was located among the amazing midcentury houses in the jungles of Coconut Grove. I’m wildly attracted to tropical environments, but I’m an urban person at heart, and Miami offers the best of both worlds. The Latin history and heritage make it solely unique.” Here, Hranowsky shares her favorite style- and design-related stops, whether she’s traveling there for Design Miami and Art Basel, both in December. Winter is “perfection,” she says, “and usually still warm enough to enjoy the water.”

Angie Hranowsky.

Best Hotels to Ogle

“The Standard Spa, Miami Beach. It sits on the Biscayne Bay side of the beach, away from the busy nightlife of South Beach. With a view of downtown Miami and the Venetian Islands, the hotel makes it easy to sit by the pool and never want to leave. It was converted from an original midcentury motel, so most of the rooms are intimate, chic, and soothing, with light wood paneling and sheer curtains. I always opt for the Bath Terrace on the back side of the hotel, which includes an outdoor tub overlooking their gardens. I also love the Faena Hotel. And a trip to the Delano South Beach is worth a visit for a drink, or just a walk through the lobby. It’s still one of the best-designed hotels setting the scene for contemporary Miami, and hugely influential and original.”

photo: Courtesy of the Standard Spa, Miami Beach
A bath suite at the Standard Spa, Miami.

Great Neighborhood Walks

“I like riding a bike or strolling in South Beach, and I always stop at Books & Books. I also love walking the Wynwood district for coffee and seeing what’s new at the Wynwood Walls.”

Artist Maya Hayuk at work.

Top Shopping Picks

“I always hit Stripe Vintage Modern and Vermillion in North Miami, and Glo on Biscayne Boulevard. There are always deals to be had at the flea market at Lincoln Road Mall in South Beach, which takes place two Sundays a month from fall through spring. It also has the best vintage clothing shopping in the city.”

photo: Tya Tiempetch
A vignette at Stripe Vintage Modern.

Must-See Cultural Stops

“The Pérez Art Museum Miami, designed by Herzog & de Meuron architects. It’s the architecture that I love, and it’s one of my favorite buildings in the U.S. Check out the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables, which was built in 1923 from an original coral rock quarry, and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, developed in 1914 by the well-known conservationist James Deering to conserve the mangrove swamps and tropical forests.”

Perez Art Museum Miami.

Eat-In Inspiration

“The food and décor at Mandolin and Lolo’s Surf Cantina!”