There’s no end to the inspiration Miami Beach provides for a beautiful outdoor space.
Architectural Digest’s AD Oasis @ the James Royal Palm seamlessly synthesized the tranquility of nearby beaches and the energy of Oceanside Drive’s restaurants and clubs. The space, created by interior designer Thom Filicia, featured a calming palette of durable Sunbrella fabrics that were at once luxurious and comfortable.
Sunbrella has been the fabric partner since 2011 for Architectural Digest’s AD Oasis, a three-day event during Art Basel Miami. Each year an interior designer uses Sunbrella to transform the patio area of a hotel as a respite for Art Basel attendees.
In 2014, visitors found a space defined by an earthiness reflecting the James Royal Palm hotel’s ocean-side location. Neutral Sunbrella fabrics, Sailcloth Shore, Sailcloth Seagull and Canvas Spa represent sand, driftwood, seashells and the ocean, while Viento Mercury, a neutral grey fabric with stripes ranging from soft pastels to vibrant orange and turquoise, represents Miami’s neon night life.
Sunbrella throws added a homey feel, as well as a soft layer of warmth if the night air turned chilly.
Three Sunbrella rope installations added height and an artistic element to the space. The rope, which is made of 100 percent Sunbrella fiber, was draped over the trellis at the courtyard entrance and interspersed with hanging lanterns in an art-like installation. Visitors to the main bar could also look up and see the rope artfully hung overhead.
The rope also formed a grand entrance curtain to the south shore bar. It swayed in the warm Miami breeze and cast artful shadows, providing a nod to the city’s nautical orientation, and texture and dimension to the overall patio courtyard design.
Whether visitors stopped in to lounge while sipping a cool drink, enjoy the DJ’s beats or visit the spa, they found a space designed to relax and inspire.