Florida Design Features Hollander Design Project

The three words of directive used by the homeowners were “tailored, relaxed, and tropical,” adjectives that don’t always go hand in hand. Valentino and his team complied with a green and white palette and “designed a clean edge around all the planting areas with clipped Green Island ficus and then allowed all the interior plantings to be loose and layered to showcase texture and a tropical feeling.” As beautiful as it is to look at, the plant life is also native or adaptive, which means it can take the proximity to the ocean and the salt, wind, and humidity that comes with that.