Leta Foster and India Foster

Master Bedroom - Some Like It Hot!

Leta Foster and India Foster

Designer Statement: “I used to come down to Miami for vacations with my grandparents in the winter, so I chose Some Like It Hot because I can’t help being inspired by the city I knew as a girl. I naturally like think of Miami in the 40s, where the end of the film was set, when the city had its heyday, when cool breezes rustled through the palms, when classic Cadillacs and Packards cruised down A-1-A along the beach, when all the art deco buildings were sparkling and new, when the famous nightclubs were filled with dancing, joyous people. So I worked out a scheme incorporating the design and architectural styles Miami was famous for, when the city was still raffiné. I used a used cool navy blue and white print of a tropical scene from China Seas and old rattan furniture to hark back those golden days in Miami.”

Bio: Leta began her interior design firm, Leta Austin Foster & Associates, Inc. over thirty five years ago with several key principles she has kept in mind on every project and with the mantra “never do the same job twice.” She has worked on jobs that range from contemporary to traditional, from a sleek Manhattan townhouse to a 19th century mansion in Northern California to a colonial, Bahamian island house on the beach. Working with the objectives of keeping design schemes grounded within their environments and in tune with the client’s vision, Leta has established herself as a leading talent in the interior design world and has been lauded by House and Garden as one of America’s Greatest Interior Decorators. Her work is published in Verandah, Elle Décor, Coastal Living, Texas Homes, Stylebeat.com, House and Garden, Palm Beach Life, Allthebest.com.

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