khoury & vogt architects

time travel There's a reason cement tiles have been used for centuries, Khoury-Vogt says. They work inside and out, with their intricate geometric and floral patterns traditionally laid as carpets in living rooms and outdoor loggias. The firm's favorite is Aguayo Tile, shown here on the Alys Beach Caliza Pool. Aguayo Tile, 809.533.3161;

gas light Bevelo gas and electric lanterns, Khoury-Vogt says, "are timeless in their design and work with nearly any style, of architecture." Khoury-Vogt says. Family made in New Orleans French Quarter, the copper-constructed lamps with a live finish, are constructed from copper withthat has a living finish. "[O]ne of the the very few lighting options that can hold up gracefully in a in a Gulf-side setting. setting," the architect notesadds. Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights, 504.522.9485;

hot stuff Viking appliances get the architects' vote for timeless quality. "As groundbreaking as the products have been, it's their production we truly admire," Khoury-Vogt says. "Made in the Mississippi Delta, they provide thousands of jobs to local residents." Viking Range Corp., 888.845.4641;

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