Although a designer by trade, Lourdes Fernandez-Grattan felt a particular challenge when it came time to furnish her family’s recently remodeled home in South Miami. “Selecting from the large array of furnishings available in the marketplace can be daunting,” especially when you have to appease the tastes of multiple generations living under one roof.
As a solution, Fernandez-Grattan opted for classic pieces from different periods in design history, to create an unobtrusive backdrop that put the emphasis on her family’s extensive collection of modern art.
With 30 years of design experience behind her, designer, art collector and homeowner Lourdes Fernandez-Grattan knows what she likes when she sees it—be it an avant-garde painting or a chaise that doubles as sculpture.
Such straightforward finishes put the art and furniture center stage. But with names such as Knoll, Eames, Frank Gehry, Christian Liaigre, and Isamu Noguchi, who needs the spotlight? “I buy pieces because I love them and then find a place for them,” Fernandez-Grattan says. “I don’t like to commission pieces for a particular space.”