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as seen in: The New York Times

100 2 ALLEN SAUNDERS ISLA VERDE 2

In Florida, a Gut Renovation in Shades of Grape

November 21, 2021

Seeking a new vision for the house, they turned to Allen Saunders, a Miami-based interior designer who had conceived a clean-lined, modern home for their son in nearby Boca Raton.

Although the couple had specific ideas for what they wanted in the food-focused spaces — an expanded kitchen, a large wine room, an Italian pizza oven in the backyard — they gave Mr. Saunders only one directive for the rest of the house: “We want to walk in and go, ‘Wow,’” Mr. Rosenberg said. “We literally said to Allen, ‘You’ve got carte blanche to do whatever you need to do.’”