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Joan Smalls's Miami Home Pictures in Elle Decor

Joan Smalls's Breezy, Bright Miami Apartment Is a Minimalist's Dream — Take a Look Inside

Joan Smalls's Miami Home Pictures in Elle Decor

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."
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