Joan Smalls's Breezy, Bright Miami Apartment Is a Minimalist's Dream — Take a Look Inside
Joan Smalls is featured in the September issue of Elle Decor, and her airy Miami apartment will provide you with major decor inspiration. The 31-year-old supermodel told the magazine she wanted her space to feel "breezy, cool, and comfortable" to offset her hectic, jet-lag-filled lifestyle. She enlisted the help of RH, Restoration Hardware's Interior Design concierge-level services, to get the chic, beachy look she wanted.
The result is a relaxing hideaway amid sweeping views of Miami that has just the right amount of "stuff" but not too much. A cozy white couch here, a soothing painting there, and some simple flowers and bright-green plants to tie it all together; this is my kind of space. Read a snippet of Joan's interview ahead, and take a quick tour of her gorgeous digs.
- On her design inspiration: "A lot of the time, my eye is drawn to more masculine shapes in furniture and not soft and delicate ones. The colors balance it all out."
- On the feeling she gets in her new home: "It felt like when you walk into a hotel room and think, I love how this space makes me feel. It is such an escape."
- On her favorite piece in her apartment (RH's polished-nickel Ravelle round chandelier): "I always wanted a chandelier above my bed. To me, it's like a fairy tale."