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MADE FOR PLAY

With a hands-on, start-to-finish approach, Suzanne Nichols, NCIDQ, designed a brand new, custom vacation home in Reunion for a retired NBA basketball player and his family. The 10-bedroom, 14-bath home has a sleek, contemporary style with interiors that are modern yet transitional enough for the dwelling to be rented when the owners aren’t in town.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY

For a Windermere family of six, a lakeside retreat that would accommodate all their needs plus those of the in-laws and extended family was top priority when choosing to build. They found a suitable lot with 285 feet of Lake Butler shoreline and began the process of creating a family friendly home with all the bells and whistles that also had to be very energy efficient.

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CONTENTS UNEEK

For Danielle and Travis Payne, their first home together reflects her art background and bright personality and his relaxed attitude and penchant for clean lines. They worked with designer Rob Turner and his team at Phil Kean Design Group to carefully curate this modern beauty.

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Taking a dark, dated 4,000-sq.-ft. condo in The Residences, an ideally located building in Winter Park, and giving it a fresh, light makeover fell to designers Ted Maines and Julie Koran of Ted Maines Interiors. Fortunately, their clients expressed their needs clearly and then gave the duo carte blanche to complete the renovation.

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WELCOME

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FIRST LOOK

Twoolies are unique, handmade wool animals with artistic personality designed to stimulate your thoughts and emotions.

10 TOP 2017 PAINT COLORS

Designer Anne Rue explores Behr’s newly released limited edition trend colors.

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Dress your table all winter with these ideas recently showcased at the Orlando Museum’s of Art’s Festival of Trees.

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Using color in your home can be less scary and more fun, if you know the rules. Designer Cathy Sands uses color to create a mood and a sense of flow.

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Winter Park’s design district offers just about everything for the home; S&W Kitchens celebrates 40 years of designing and remodeling in Central Florida. Christy Scanlon, president, Masterpiece Design Group, answers how to transform a home into a contemporary space without the expense of a complete remodel, extensive renovation, or buying all-new furniture.

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A former show home, built as an extravagant showcase, was showing more than just its age until designers Shannon Lazic and Blair Kersenbrock, Steel Street Studios, were called in.

Whether it’s Hump Day or Wine Down Wednesday, the middle of the week is a great time to gather with friends and unwind with wine according to Chef Jamie McFadden. Karen LeBlanc reveals five popular elements of modern-day style in the 2016 Aurora Award Winning Homes.

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Six designers showcase their work and discuss the details and inspirations behind these stunning spaces.

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The Lumio Desk Light is a multifunctional lamp that conceals itself in the form of a hardcover book.

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the

Powerof aParty!

I had finished this painting and it was propped up against the wall for months until — you guessed it — I hung it the day we had guests for dinner.

I love being invited to someone’s home for

our homes from tidiness to décor. I am

the clink-clink of cocktails, multi-course

always in a state of décor updates, often

dinner or casual out-on-the-patio barbe-

putting tasks off as I debate the merits of

cue. Because when someone takes the

changing a painting or replacing the din-

effort, I appreciate the gesture and find

ing table. But there is nothing like putting

the conversation is better, more intimate.

an invitation in the mail (literal or virtual)

The truth is, today many people are not

that will kick me into high gear.

comfortable having guests over.

It is probably the most motivating

Most of us will admit to being less than

action ever! The morning of my husband’s

gourmet cooks. Contemplating a challeng-

surprise 40th birthday party I was wallpa-

ing menu can be daunting — and take my

pering the family room. I try not to take it

meet every holiday season, typically at a

advice, just don’t do it. When I grew up it was

to that extreme, but do make a mental list

convenient restaurant, and then last year

my mother’s job, as a military officer’s wife,

of what I want to get done. Make sure the

one of the group invited us to her home. It

to be the hostess with the “mostest.” She

table is pretty, the powder room candle is

was just so lovely to relax and was truly a

graciously entertained with morning cof-

lit and the bar is set at least 30 minutes

memorable evening.

fees, afternoon teas, sunset cocktail parties

before the first arrival. Your lipstick may

Cheers! Here’s to your next party at home.

and some late, late dinner parties. I say just

not be on yet, but at least you can have a

have the wine chilled and a welcome cock-

drink and nibble ready.

tail and almost everything else will be okay.

I truly wish more people would take

As hosts we also fret over the state of

the plunge. I have a group of women who

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Handmade + one-of-kind = super special. These Twoolies are unique, handmade wool animals with artistic personality that are designed to stimulate your thoughts and emotions. Conceived and created by architect Sindy Posso and Mayan artists, they combine modern and trendy concepts with ancestral native designs. Each Twooly is entirely and carefully crafted by skillful Mayan weavers, who live in the highlands of South Mexico, using 100% natural wool knitted in manual looms. We found this menagerie at Collage Home in College Park.

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Paint Colors

by Anne Rue

As 2016 comes to a close, the inevitable yearning for resolution and change begins to take root. Luckily, a new year doesn’t just call for refinement of our bodies and minds. After all, the majority of our time is spent at home. Certainly our homes deserve a bit of sprucing up too. When a client comes to me with a space that lacks inspiration, my go-to is a fresh coat of paint. A new color palette has the biggest impact at the lowest cost. Behr’s newly released limited edition trend colors caught my eye and there are several in particular that I simply adore. Here’s how you can live inspired in 2017.

These neutral colors are ideal for a whole house or main living space

These would be gorgeous used separately or as a palette in a bedroom

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And of course, bold yet livable accent wall options

Anne Rue, founder of Central Florida design firm Anne Rue Interiors, has been the face of inspired living spaces for nearly 20 years. Anne’s work and passion go hand-in-hand as she and her team focus on the simplification of life through design. Her timeless signature style has attracted a wide range of clients in high-end residential, senior housing, turnkey vacation home interior design and model home merchandising.


TA B L E S C A P E S Why dress the dining table just for the holidays? That’s what we wondered as we studied these exquisite examples at the recent Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art. No red and green or Santa sleighs, they could make any winter occasion festive, merry and bright. FLOWER POWER This happy-hued table would be perfect for a sunny Sunday brunch. The intense cobalt and punchy orange create the perfect backdrop for the flower-motif dishes. (donated by Monarch Jewelers)

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TA B L E S C A P E S WOODLANDS WONDERLAND With a light dusting of glitter snow, deer rest among pine boughs in a scene that says winter. Peaceful and serene, this setting would be right at home on the table, sideboard, buffet or even bar. (designed and donated by Kym Smith, Magnolias and Vine)

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TA B L E S C A P E S MIXED METALS Gold, silver and aged bronze combine for a warm welcome. Layered fabrics, etched glasses and simple, creamy white plates invite guests to relax and stay for a while. (designed and donated by Maxine Earhart, Maxine’s on Shine)

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INITIAL IMPRESSION Sometimes it only takes a letter to make a statement. Layers of rustic burlap and driftwood mix with bronzed fruits and sparkling branches to let the scarlet letter shine. (designed and donated by The Monogram Merchant)

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BLACK & RIGHT Ebony and ivory are always an elegant gesture and this table also utilizes greenery and white blooms with glints of gold. The clean surface and sleek dishes, glasses and utensils create a contemporary look. (designed by Paul Tarolli and donated by the Tarolli family)


designingMINDS

COLOR YOUR WORLD Incorporating color in your home can be less intimidating and more fun… if you know the rules.

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by Kenda Robertson There’s nothing like using color in your home to create a mood and a sense of flow. Without a color plan, your home can wind up feeling haphazard. If the idea of using color gives you pause, have no fear. By choosing colors you feel comfortable with and using them correctly, you can create a

had for ages, a favorite rug or a special wallpaper. Chances are if the color combination thrills you in a single piece, it will thrill you even more once it’s included in your home design.

THINK BASICS. Neutrals, such as grays, taupes and even

space that reflects your tastes and style

beiges, are perfectly appropriate as long as

without losing yourself in the design.

a space doesn’t become too monochromatic

Interior designer Cathy Sands is not

(or devoid of contrast). Using neutrals

afraid of color. In fact, the owner of Blue

with white or color accents, such as navy,

Daze Designs in Orlando’s Audubon Park

give depth to a space and are a great tran-

Garden District uses the tag line: “Don’t be

sition to bolder colors. “If you have a lot of

beige, be bold.” While the thought of being

neutrals, you’ll want to add interest in

bold with color can scare some people,

some way, through texture, different tones

Cathy says it shouldn’t. “People are mostly

of metal or wood,” Cathy says.

afraid of getting it wrong and not liking it,” she says. “It’s outside their comfort

START SMALL.

zone and they’re not sure how to use it.”

If you’re new to color, ease into it with a

But Cathy says “being bold” doesn’t mean going crazy with bright colors. “If using neutrals makes you happy, do it. Don’t choose specific colors because everyone else thinks you should,” she says. “Finding your ‘inner bold’ is more about the contrast of col-

FEELINGS. Is there a color that you gravitate toward— such as orange? What colors make you happy or relaxed? Do earth tones appeal to you more than jewel tones?

ors and textures that work in your space,

LOOK AT PHOTOS.

not how bright the colors are.’”

View images of home interiors you like in

There are ways to find your personal

magazines. Choose names to describe

color palette for a particular room (or an

your style — rustic, casual, retro, funky or

entire home), but you’ll first need some

contemporary. Add a second word that

inspiration. Consider any of these as a

helps give some direction, such as eclectic,

jumping-off point:

modern, cozy or whimsical. You could be

WHAT YOU WEAR.

retro modern or casual contemporary.

rug, pillow or artwork. One of the best places to experiment is the powder room. It’s the room you use the least, so why not try colored tile or an unusual light fixture?

GO FOR IT. While being bold doesn’t have to mean bold colors, Cathy says if you want that red couch, go for it. But if you prefer a beige couch, then add some bold accents, like a red pillow. Even minor changes, such as fresh paint or accents, can make a huge difference in giving a positive feeling to a negative space.

Look at the kind of clothes you wear. Are

FAVORITE ITEMS.

“In the long run, be true to yourself and

they classic, casual, bright, funky? The

Use a favorite piece of art, tile or textile to

choose what appeals to you,” Cathy says.

styles and colors you’re most comfortable

help settle on a color scheme. Find a pat-

“Whatever gives you warm fuzzies when

wearing might also work in your home

tern containing multiple hues that you love

you walk into your home — that’s your

surroundings.

— it can be an upholstered chair you’ve

inner bold.”

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sHOWROOMsHOPPING WINTER PARK’S DESIGN DISTRICT ALONG ORANGE AVENUE IN WINTER PARK THERE ARE A FEW BLOCKS FILLED WITH DESIGN INSPIRATION — AND IT’S A FAIRLY EASY WALK WITH SITES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BUSY THOROUGHFARE. HERE’S A SAMPLING OF WHAT YOU CAN FIND.

Designer Ted Maines combined his studio with a retail space that features furniture, lighting and rugs as well as a curated selection of home accessories and gifts. As a dealer for USM Modular, Knoll, Herman Miller, Alessi, Romo, Flos Lighting and Tom Dixon, the company specializes in modern and classic transitional pieces.

TED MAINES INTERIORS 1030 Orange Ave., Winter Park | 407-571-9876 | tedmainesinteriors.com

With a showroom that seems to go on and on and on, Trinity Surfaces Design Gallery features tile, wood and carpet, but the showstopper is the tile. With a huge variety of styles, finishes and sizes, from rough and rustic to smooth and sleek, there is something to go with every décor. Among the more than 60 brands are Adex, California Art Tile, Mapisa Ceramica and Terra Marmo.

TRINITY SURFACES DESIGN GALLERY 958 N. Orange Ave., Suite B, Winter Park 407-629-7447 | trinitysurfaces.com

Central Kitchen and Bath was founded in 1989 and provides a high level of design, products and service. The 2,000-sq.-ft. showroom displays multiple cabinet lines in a wide variety of styles and finishes as well as an array of unique organizational accessories, countertop materials and decorative hardware. In addition to kitchens and baths, they design and install built-in cabinetry for other rooms in the home.

CENTRAL KITCHEN & BATH 935 Orange Ave., Suite 102, Winter Park | 407-629-9366 | centralkitchen.com

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With everything from furniture (for every room in the house) and lighting to gifts and accessories, Canvas Interiors is known for furnishings with reclaimed and sustainable woods and easy-care, slip-covered sofas and chairs. They had recently added a Visual Comfort lighting gallery with a selection of designer sconces, fixtures and chandeliers.

CANVAS INTERIORS 784 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park | 321-972-9173 | canvasinteriors.com

The mother-daughter duo of Wolfe-Rizor Interiors, Hattie Wolfe and Abby Rizor, oper-

One of the newer showrooms to open, Artisan

ate from their design studio, open by appoint-

Kitchen and Bath Gallery features Kohler

ment. They specialize in residential interiors

products, including Kallista, put together as

in estate-size homes, family homes, vacation

lifestyle settings with complete ensembles

homes and condominiums. Their services

on display. A fixture wall has working bath

include everything from concept development

systems so customers can see how the faucets

and architectural review through interior

and showerheads work.

detailing and product selection and procurement.

ARTISAN KITCHEN AND BATH GALLERY

WOLFE-RIZOR INTERIORS

784 N. Orange Ave., #106, Winter Park

935 Orange Ave., Suite 100, Winter Park

407-543-0187 | artisankbgallerywinterpark.com

407-647-5780 | wolferizor.com

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017, S&W Kitchens showroom is filled with custom options for kitchens and baths from traditional and transitional styles to more contemporary, including Poggenpohl. From new construction and remodels — even cabinet re-facing — you can touch and feel hundreds of finishes and products. On-site designers take clients step-by-step through the process.

S&W KITCHENS 955 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park | 407-917-3610 | sandwkitchens.com

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sHOWROOMsHOPPING Beasley & Henley Interior Design partners Stephanie Henley and Troy Beasley have developed an exclusive list of private clients, and high-end builders and developers for projects across the U.S. and abroad. The award-winning firm is headquartered at their Winter Park studio, which is open by appointment.

BEASLEY & HENLEY INTERIOR DESIGN 919 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park | 407-629-7756 | beasleyandhenley.com (As we went to press we learned the firm will be relocating to Lee Road in Winter Park.)

Formerly located in Winter Park Village, Angela Neel Interiors has a working design studio as well as a showroom with furniture, lighting, accessories, original art and reproductions, custom draperies and window coverings, and bed and bath items. Design services include specifications, floor plans, color and style, and furnishings selection and placement.

ANGELA NEEL INTERIORS 784 N. Orange Ave. #112, Winter Park 407-740-8989 | angelaneel.com

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sHOWROOM sHOPPING OFF ORANGE AVENUE Just a quick walk from the Orange Avenue design area, more firms are taking over Fairbanks Avenue. Phil Kean has continued to build along the blocks between Orlando Avenue and Denning Drive and has recently opened a kitchen and bath showroom. And the newest designer to debut in the area is Suzanne Nichols Design Group’s 3,000-sq.-ft. fullservice design center near Pennsylvania Avenue. The design center will provide onestop shopping for furnishings and custom finishes and fabrics. Customers are also able to consult with knowledgeable design personnel and sales staff. “This new design center will offer the convenience of one location for selecting custom upholstery as well as furniture, finishes and fixtures,” says interior designer and owner Suzanne Nichols, NCIDQ. The gallery includes a showcase of kitchen countertops, shower door displays, a kids’ zone, artwork and unique home décor accessories. “This service is obviously in demand locally, since customers were stopping by even as we began our installation of the showroom,” she adds. “Being able to choose the foundations of good design— including colors, textures, contrasts, and unique customized style — should be available here to the public.” Suzanne Nichols Design Group has been in business since 1996 and she previously had a showroom and studio space in Lake Mary.

SUZANNE NICHOLS DESIGN CENTER 631 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park 407-678-9651 | suzannenichols.com

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A new kitchen and bath showroom curated by architect Phil Kean, Phil Kean Design

PHIL KEAN KITCHENS

Group, recently opened to showcase the firm’s aesthetic and range of services, including

(by appointment only)

design, products and installation. The two-story center focuses on custom cabinetry, light-

952 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park

ing and state-of-the-art fixtures for kitchens, baths and closets.

407-622-1636 | philkeankitchens.com

AS THE INNOVATOR CONTINUES TO BUILD HIS BRAND, which includes real estate, he and his team of architects, builders and interior designers are currently working on The 2017 New American Home and, also for this year, The 2017 New American Remodeled Home, which are located at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Scheduled to debut for the International Builders Show for 2017, the show homes will also be featured at the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention with events and tours of both homes. Phil Kean has also been honored with the “Builder of the Year Award” from The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects at their annual convention in Palm Beach. The award recognizes a firm in Florida who has exemplified a sincere and genuine interest in encouraging and affecting outstanding craftsmanship and workmanship on a specific project. The title was awarded based on Phil Kean Design Group’s work on The New American Home built in Winter Park.

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S&W KITCHENS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS of KITCHEN DREAMS

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In June 1977, Joseph and Marguerite Steen-

ITH

beke and Roger Whitcher

FIVE LOCATIONS,

moved from the North-

in Longwood, Winter

east to Seminole County

Park, Palm Harbor,

to start a cabinet com-

Brevard and Tampa,

pany that would serve

S&W Kitchens has

the growing custom

been building and

home market here. The

remodeling Florida

first showroom opened

kitchens and baths

in Casselberry at State

since 1977. To com-

Road 436 and 17-92 —

memorate the milestone S&W Kitchens

then the busiest intersection in the

will be celebrating the whole year of

area. Within three years, a second

2017 with discounts for all previous

showroom was opened in Pinecastle

customers, a special event at the Long-

on Orange Avenue and the Steen-

wood showroom and a contest to

beke’s oldest daughter Debra and

remodel the most deserving previous

her husband, Brian Cummings had joined the quickly expanding enter-

customer’s kitchen.

prise.

The first of several events will be held January 31 at the Longwood

Ed Milcarsky, who worked for

showroom. Retro Rad Chef Emily

Ernie Kelly Britz Appliances at the

Ellyn will host the food and entertainment presentation with

time, helped the showrooms to reflect

recipes for food and drinks from each decade. Customers are

customer dreams by allowing S&W to showcase appliances with

invited to bring photos of their kitchens and enter the contest to

their cabinet displays. By 1986, the north Seminole showroom

have it remodeled by S&W Kitchens a second time. And a video

was opened in a new building, housing both Milcarsky’s Appli-

booth will be set up for customers to share their kitchen dreams

ances and S&W Kitchens. The second showroom moved to

and memories. All previous customers are invited to contact Lori

Mills Ave across from Mills & Nebraska Lumber, and another

Bragg at lori@sandwkitchens.com to find out more information.

daughter, Jeanette, and her husband Lewis Triacca also joined

To date S&W Kitchens has custom designed and remodeled

the company.

more than 4,000 homes in Central Florida. They are members of

Over time, the second and third generations of the Steenbeke

the National Kitchen & Bath Association and dedicated to provid-

family have joined in one capacity or another, and the company

ing the best investment value to clients both in products and services.

now has five locations.

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DESIGNdilemma CONTEMPORARY DESIGN:

MAKING THE TRANSITION

by Christy Scanlon, president, Masterpiece Design Group All designs by Masterpiece Design Group

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et’s first explain what “contemporary” style is… by definition, it is “existing, occur-

One of our most often asked questions is, “How can I transform my home into a contemporary space

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ring or living at the same time; belonging to the same time.” So, in terms of design, it refers to what is popular right now and what is of-the-moment. Contemporary design can be eclectic, and is not necessarily something

designed three months ago, but more so, ever-changing, and borrowing pieces from different eras or periods to create a fresh blend of “style roots.” Lisa Mulholland, director of design at Masterpiece Design Group, further offers these points, hallmarks of contemporary design, which can be applied to your own home: R Place strong emphasis on line and form, with abundant open space with natural light.

without the expense

R Opt for clutter-free living, where every piece has to count.

of a complete remodel,

R Remember, less is more.

extensive renovation,

R Select smooth profiles, rather than ornamentations.

or buying all-new

R Have fun! Contemporary is a fluid blend of design styles, tolerating a bit of rule breaking.

furniture?”

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your own home.


DESIGNdilemma DINING ROOM DESIGN FEATURES: Stacked trio of modern/expressive art, instead of one under-scale or singular piece Cluster light fixtures, or double fixtures, replacing a typical single fixture Adding modern chairs, for a forward-looking style, works even with a more traditional table

KITCHEN DESIGN FEATURES: Oversize, bold island lighting modernizes any kitchen Cabinets with a simple shaker or slab-front profile adds immediate updated appeal Sleek quartz or Caesarstone counters are rapidly replacing demand of granite

MASTER BEDROOM DESIGN FEATURES: Break up suites of matching furniture; introduce a sleek, upholstered wing-back bed (even works with the most traditional settings) Dimensional wall décor offers an updated substitute to typical framed-under-glass pieces Graphic wallpaper applied to an unexpected place (here, the ceiling) creates a “wow” factor Replace ceiling fans with a bold ceiling fixture or unique chandelier

BATH DESIGN FEATURES: A frameless shower instantly creates openness, for a spa-like bath Oversize, rectified-edge tile floors can replace small tile floors for a seamless-appearing, sleek look Think about a bath area as an extension of your living space… and not as a secondary location; apply the same principles of contemporary design — nominal accessories, graphic or expressive art, and minimally-patterned finishes 40

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LIVING AREA DESIGN FEATURES: Upholstered pieces in solid fabrics (rather than patterned), opting for textures like brushed velvets, mohair, linen or cozy chenille Implement a few sleek or simplelined occasional tables (even in a traditional setting) Throw pillow patterns should be kept to a minimum — opt for graphic embroidery, shearling, embossed velvets and the like When it comes to decorations, in lieu of multiple, small accessories, opt for one or two statement pieces Airy, sheer window treatments, instead of heavy or busy patterns, maximize window openings and natural light

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tOTALtRANSFORMATION Outdated Show Home Gets

MODERN MAKEOVER Photography by Shannon Lazic

ONCE THE ENVY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND EXAMPLE OF THE FINEST DETAILS, THIS FORMER HOME BUILT AS AN EXTRAVAGANT SHOWCASE, WAS SHOWING MORE THAN JUST ITS AGE. IT WAS A CONFUSING COMBINATION OF STYLES THAT WAS NEITHER COHESIVE NOR VERY BRIGHT.

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his house was originally built as a show house so it had a lot of different themes — Moroccan, Asian and Mediterranean with Corinthian columns, etc. — and there was a lot of wallpaper,” says Shannon Lazic, principal, Steele Street Studios, of the 10,000-sq.-ft. mansion that she and her partner,

Blair Kersenbrock, were tasked with updating for a young family. Charles Clayton Construction handled the structural details on the renovation.

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The designers had previously worked at Marc-Michaels Interior Design and started Steele Street Studios in 2013. They both studied interior design at Seminole State College where they met, but had each been in different fields before pursuing their passion. Shannon had a business degree from UCF and had worked in real estate, but when the recession hit she found she could not smother her creative urges so she went back to school. And Blair had worked as an agent/assistant for professional tennis players, eventually going to Australia to follow her would-be husband where they both played basketball professionally. Now with young children, they enjoy the life and workstyle they have created, and could totally relate to the couple they were helping to design a family-friendly home for. “They had specific ideas about what they wanted — they wanted the home to be really light and airy so we started there,” Shannon says. The duo immediately focused on the areas that would be used most, which included the main downstairs living space and kitchen. “The kitchen was terribly dated and dark. We changed the whole layout of the space. We took out the angled island and added two islands. There is also a hidden pantry now,” Blair says. Perhaps the biggest change was in the color scheme, which went from a deep green with dark wood details and heavy beams to a clean, neutral palette accented with a sparkling chandelier. Luckily the floors were in good shape and could be salvaged. The layout of the family room was reoriented as well with the stone fireplace replaced with a lighter, cleaner surround and lit, built-in shelving installed. The WINTER 2017

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tRANSFORMATION massive entertainment center was no longer necessary thanks to the sleeker style of today’s televisions. The dark beams were removed and the furnishings, although very neutral, feature lots of texture and some subtle patterns. The formal dining room was updated by removing textured walls and stainedwood details. The designers retained the coffered ceiling which is now highlighted with one large chandelier instead of the grouping of wrought iron ones. Large columns were also removed to further open up the space. In the staircase area, a heavily textured soffit was removed along with the moldings. New molding details were added with grass cloth insets. At the top,

dark beams were painted white and a new chandelier was hung. One of the most dramatic transformations was in the master bath where wallpaper, tile and columns were removed along with the predominant colors of green, gold and brown. “The cabinets were existing and we just painted them. They were all solid wood and good quality. There was a built-in tub flanked by two large columns and a really large shower. We added lighting and mirror detailing. We also added the marble flooring,” Shannon explains. The other rooms in the home — five bedrooms, study, game room and theater — also received makeovers during the five-month process that only needed a wall taken down in the master bedroom. Some of the structural modifications also included squaring off many of the door

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frames and removing the precast concrete columns throughout. All the furnishings were new and the small pops of color were accomplished through art pieces. “In the end the owners were really happy. The biggest challenge was making compromises with what was existing that we couldn’t change, and trying to make those elements fit in with the new picture we were trying to paint. There were some things we just had to forget were there, and make them look as good as they could. Otherwise it would have been too expensive to change them. At the end of the day no one else would necessarily notice, so it was just not worth the cost,” Shannon adds. “Our goal was to keep it timeless so that in a few years they weren’t going to be tired of anything.”

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EnTERTAINING THE MID-WEEK

WINE DOWN Hump Day, Wine Down Wednesday, whatever you want to call it, the middle of the week is a great time to gather with friends and unwind… with wine! by Chef Jamie McFadden

K

eep in mind that for many generations

We have access to almost every amazing wine

“dinner parties” were something that

region in the world, either by a click of the mouse or a

took place on weekend evenings and

drive to your favorite wine store. How about a Tuesday

certainly would include martinis and

potluck dinner featuring the wines of Portugal? Or

wine with dinner. I do feel as though, however, that the time has

evening in Tasmania. So many, many reasons to edu-

arrived that we take note from our European friends

cate one’s palate with flavors from around the world,

and call a mid-week dinner at home with friends what

and why not experience them throughout the week?

it really is, a wine dinner.

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take your wine passport Down Under and explore an

A casual mid-week dinner can by all means be retro.

Nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than being

The following recipes are classics and make you feel so

greeted mid-week at someone’s home and being hand-

good inside and out. The wines are special also, and

ed a glass of champagne or sparkling wine. And when

easily obtainable, so I highly recommend checking

that aperitif is accompanied by a delicious nibble, say a

them out, sharing them with friends and creating

crab cake, what could be better?

memorable conversations to last a lifetime.

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EnTERTAINING Szigeti Gruner Veltliner, Brut, Burgenland Austria PAIRED WITH Fava Bean and White Truffle Ailoi This delicious combination is the perfect substitute for the typical butter you serve on your holiday table and pairs beautifully with freshly baked bread from Olde Hearth Bread Co.! 8 SERVINGS 5 each whole eggs 1 cup blended oil, plus 2 tablespoons 1/4 cup white truffle oil 1 tablespoon each cracked black pepper and kosher salt 1 cup frozen/defrosted or pre-cooked green fava beans 2 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced In the bowl of a food processor crack the whole eggs. Secure lid and begin to spin the eggs. In a very steady and slow stream add in the blended oil and watch as your eggs become creamy-like. As the mix continues to spin slowly add in the white truffle oil, followed by the favas, salt, pepper, lemon juice and garlic. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Remove aioli from processor bowl and serve immediately with your favorite fresh or grilled bread and/or place in a container with a tight fitting lid for up to three days.

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Balo Vineyards, Anderson Valley Vin Gris of Pinot Noir 2015 PAIRED WITH Maryland Style Crabcakes 4 SERVINGS

Pour these next two wines side by side and begin a conversation

1 cup mayo, preferably Hellman’s

discussing fruit detection on the

2 eggs

nose and on the palate; are you

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 teaspoons Worcestershire

sensing black fruit, blue fruit or

1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning

both? Are the wines intensity soft

3 tablespoon crushed Ritz crackers

or powerful? Are you tasting

1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 pound lump crabmeat Combine all of the above ingredients in a small mixing bowl EXCEPT crabmeat. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Open crabmeat and gently press out any water; check for freshness. Pour crabmeat into a separate bowl and fold half of mix into crabmeat. If necessary add a bit more mix so that crabmeat is formable, but not overly wet. Scoop into balls and press gently, onto cookie sheet, do not smash. Place in oven for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown.

tannins in the wines...? You sense tannin as bitterness or as firmness or richness of texture, mainly in the rear of your mouth and if the amount of tannin in the wine is high, on the inside of your cheeks and gums.

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EnTERTAINING

SONOMA VS NAPA... A TASTING OF TWO ZINS

Gundlach Bundschu Estate Zinfandel, Sonoma County, 2013 Brown Estate Rosemary’s Block ZinFandel, Napa Valley, 2014 PAIRED WITH:

The Very Best Meat Loaf

Roasted Autumn Brussels Sprouts

8 SERVINGS

6 SERVINGS

16 ounces coarsely ground veal 16 ounces ground meat blend 16 ounces ground pork 12 ounces chili sauce 2 carrots, peeled and minced 1 Spanish onion, finely diced 6 cloves of garlic, minced 1 red pepper, finely diced 2 cups of breadcrumbs

6 eggs 6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard 20 slices of uncooked maple bacon 2 tablespoons cumin seeds 2 tablespoons fennel seeds 2 cups cold water 1/2 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything except bacon. Divide into 6 oz. portions, wrap with raw bacon. Place in mini tins. Bake at 300 degrees until about 3/4 doneness. Chill and store until ready to serve.

French Whipped Potatoes 6 SERVINGS

1/4 cup blended oil 1 tablespoon each cracked black pepper and Kosher salt Trim sprouts and cut in half through the core. Place in medium-size bowl and toss with oil, salt and pepper, and set aside. In a medium size sauce pot, combine the following ingredients: 1 cup golden raisins 1 cup dark raisins 1 cup pitted prunes 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups apple juice 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon each cracked black pepper and

2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled

Kosher salt

1 tablespoon Kosher salt

1 cup pistachios, reserve for garnishÂ

2 cups whole milk 1 pound unsalted butter, diced and kept well chilled until used Kosher salt to taste White pepper to taste Place the potatoes in a saucepan with 2 quarts cold water and one tablespoon coarse salt. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until a knife slips in and out of the potatoes easily and cleanly, about 25 minutes. Drain the potatoes and peel them. Put them through a potato ricer (or a food mill fitted with its finest disk) into a large saucepan. Turn the heat under the saucepan to medium and dry the potato flesh out a bit by turning it vigorously with a spatula for about 5 minutes. In the meantime, rinse a small saucepan, pour out the excess water, but do not wipe it dry. Add the milk and bring to a boil. Turn the heat under the potatoes to low and incorporate the well-chilled butter bit by bit, stirring it in energetically for a smooth, creamy finish. Pour in the very hot milk in a ring until all the milk has been absorbed. Turn off the heat and add salt and pepper to taste.

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On a low heat, simmer the above ingredients (not the pistachios) until the fruit is extremely soft, approximately 90 minutes. If liquid evaporates before fruit is tender add in 1 cup water and continue to simmer. Place compote in a food processor and pulse to a slightly chunky consistency. Transfer to a small bowl and place in refrigerator uncovered. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sprouts on a baking sheet and roast in oven 45-50 minutes until they begin to slightly brown. Remove from oven and place in a medium bowl, add in 1 cup of the prepared compote and 1 cup pistachios. Place in a serving bowl and enjoy immediately. Note: Remaining compote can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to one week and used as a garnish for a grilled pork chop or tenderloin, or as an accompaniment to your favorite cheeses.


and for

DESSERT...

Hekate Passito, Sicilla, 2008

A shake-up from a traditional port, this dessert wine is deep gold in color with aromas of lychee, honeycomb, banana and spicy apple pie. It showcases a soft, satiny fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a golden raisin, nut shell and peppery peach-pineapple chutney finish.

Jamie McFadden, Cuisiniers founder and executive chef, credits his culinary education and travels throughout Europe and the United States for enabling him to build his successful business in Central Florida based on a fresh-approach cooking style. After graduating from Baltimore’s International Culinary College and the La Varenne Cooking School in Burgundy, France, Jamie worked abroad under Master Chef Petter Timmins at the Park Hotel in County Cavan, Ireland. His latest venture is Cuisiniers Celebrations, a special event space at the East End Market. He is the co-founder of The PEAS Foundation, which provides food-insecure households with fresh fruits and vegetables. WINTER 2017

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TRADEsECRETS

2016 Aurora Award Winning Homes Reveal 5 Popular Elements of Modern-Day Style by Karen LeBlanc

Today’s codified interior design elements are texture and pattern in neutral and monochrome color palettes that add depth and drama to a space. Arguably, these elements of style arise from our current fixation on unadorned features; simple, clear forms; and clean-lined décor filtered through our regional lens.

Classic colors of white, gray and blue in new and nuanced hues define interiors while purely Mediterranean facades are less ubiquitous as a Florida version of modern architecture of flat roofs and walls of glass gains popularity. Unpretentious yet luxurious, these Aurora award-winning living spaces embody the latest looks in interior design and architectural style with five popular elements.

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The 35th Annual Aurora Award Winners, presented by the Southeast Building Conference and the Florida Home Builders Association, interpret this consumer penchant for simple, chic elegance in a mix of architectural styles and home interiors that embody unexpected finishes, softer geometric forms and minor flourishes that make each living space warm, inviting and entirely original.

Sloane Modern

THE STAIRCASE STEALS THE SCENE:

Award Winner Best Custom Home 6,0008,000 sq. ft.; Best Interior Merchandising

The staircase is no longer relegated to the

of a Home $1,000,000-$2,000,000; Grand

back of the house or hidden from view.

Aurora Award Winner Best Interior Detail-

The latest floor plans place the staircase

ing $1,000,0000-$2,000,0000.

front and center as an architectural cen-

Located in the home’s foyer in front of a

terpiece. Phil Kean Design Group treats

two-story glass wall to enhance curb

the staircase as a sculptural element in its

appeal, the walnut staircase with glass

multiple Aurora award-winning home,

balustrade and metal handrails stands in

Sloane Modern. The two-story modern

dramatic contrast against a feature wall of

home draws curb appeal from its flat roof

white ledgestone. The second level from

with varied heights and stucco and ledge-

the landing appears to float adding visual

stone exterior. The Orlando custom home

intrigue.

won: the 2016 Golden Aurora Award, Best

Designed as a low-maintenance, “green”

of Show; Grand Aurora Award Winner of

and smart home for empty nesters, all

Best of State — Florida; Grand Aurora

main living areas reside on the first floor


with guest en-suite bedrooms, a guest loft and large balcony on the second floor. The open, streamlined kitchen with high luster white acrylic cabinetry and a large pocketing pass-through window has a custom walnut counter-height table and a large kitchen island. Other features include a walk-in pantry and bar area that connects to the kitchen and faces the dining room. The home also earned a Gold Certification from the National Green Building Standard certification program. The staircase entry steals the scene in the River House in DeBary, an Aurora award-winner for Best Renovated House from the team of Hardwick General Contracting, Inc., The Design Studio and interior designer John McClain. The 3,800-sq.-ft. Southern-traditional home pays homage to its horse farming days and is located on five acres on the St. John’s River. The home features a floating circular staircase with a railing design that mimics the flow of the river behind the house. “We kept the staircase completely open underneath so that the view of the river was uninterrupted as you enter. The treads for the stairs are made of 100-year-old barn wood reclaimed from a Tennessee barn that was torn down,” says John McClain, who describes the design theme as “I wanted a design concept that held true to the home’s surroundings while bringing in elegant, textural and sophisticated accents,” John adds.

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“Sophisticated Farmhouse.”

River House

Sloane Modern

The Grand Award Winner for Best Interior Merchandising $1,000,000-$2,000,000, the Edge B model home in Alton, a Palm Beach Gardens community by Kolter Homes with interior design by Masterpiece Design Group, showcases a staircase of glass panels and dark wood handrails that plays off the dark wood cabinetry visible from the open-concept kitchen. Above the staircase, a cluster of sculptural light fixtures installed at various heights commands attention as the stairs lead to a loft and the master suite. Affiniti Architects also worked on the two-story, 4,127-sq.-ft. UNEEK

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TRADE ECRETS interior with emphasis on quality and detail,” says Chris Popovich, senior designer, Masterpiece Design Group. The 5,149-sq.-ft. home features coffered ceilings that complement greige woodpanel walls with decorative trim. Roughhewn beams and wrought iron accents add a Mediterranean flair while large format marble-look tile floors accented with cappuccino oak inlays add luster to the living spaces. “The style is classic and sophisticated for a traditional buyer. It was achieved with the use of layered trims, and a combination of fabrics and materials, such as velvet, linens, sheers, mohair, metallic finishes and wallpaper,” Chris says. Blue Water Run

The dining alcove drinks in natural light through five oversized windows configured in a curved wall. The bonus room

MIXED TEXTURES CONVEY STYLE:

finishes and interior architectural ele-

draws inspiration from travel motifs with

ments. Within this grand home is the use

a large world map mural and ceiling

All of the award-winning homes draw style

of the latest technology of porcelains from

design featuring an oversized compass

from a skillful interplay of luster and matte,

Italy used in a way that engages the archi-

rough and smooth, Mother Nature and

tecture on the inside as well as flowing to

man-made materials. Envision large format

the outside. The porcelain is juxtaposed

tiles that mimic marble, mixed with leather

against clear-coated Teak wood, celebrating

couches, shag fur rugs and mohair otto-

its natural color. Extensive use of indirect

mans and you get an idea of how texture

lighting defines the interior architectural

plays out in today’s living spaces.

elements, which in turn make this dra-

The Aurora award winner for Interior

matic lakefront home spectacular,” says

Detailing over $2,000,000, Blue Water Run

Rob Turner, president of interior design

in Chuluota, built by DeVoe Custom

at Phil Kean Design Group.

Homes with interior detailing by Phil

Aurora award winner for Best Interior

Kean Design Group, mixes various tex-

Detailing $1,000,0000-$2,000,0000, the

tures for its signature style. Phil Kean

Edge D model also in Alton, by Kolter

Design Group worked on the ceiling

Homes with Interior Design by Masterpiece

details, wall treatments, room elevations

Design Group, conveys modern Mediter-

and specified materials, including tiles,

ranean glamour through an interplay of

paint colors, cabinetry, ceilings, surfaces

pattern, texture and color. “The interior

and floors.

detailing of the home reflects the latest

“Blue Water Run is an excellent exam-

trends by presenting a unique look, neu-

ple of the emerging trend of mixing styles,

tral colors, variety of styles, and eclectic

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and globe chandelier. “My favorite part of the project is the bonus room. The built-in combination with the leather panels and compass ceiling detail are the reflection of the world travel feel,” Chris adds. A neutral color palette in the Aurora award winner for Best Custom Home 4,000-6,000 square feet, a Via Tuscany residence in Winter Park, also creates visual interest mixing texture and pattern. Designed by architects at B&A Design Studio, Inc. and built by Waizman and Waizman Builders, the home showcases textured wallpaper on accent walls, bold decorative light fixtures and bright abstract artwork. “We love to add a unique element into every home by creating a couple of custom light fixtures that cannot be found anywhere else,” says interior designer Shawna Waizman, Waizman and Waizman Homes, LLC.

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TRADE ECRETS Mansfield

In the Laureate Park neighborhood at

from medical and other professionals as

In the kitchen, a subway tile back wall

Lake Nona in Orlando, Minto Communi-

well as families and retirees. Minto homes

with hand-glazed metallic finish show-

ties’ Aurora award-winning model home,

at Laureate Park are designed to accom-

cases reclaimed walnut slabs with iron

the Mansfield, is described as being “ahead

modate and appeal to this wide range of

brackets. The master bathroom’s punctu-

of the curve in lifestyle as well as design

homebuyers.”

ation point is a wall of reclaimed poplar

style trends.” Classic touches and detail-

Minto Communities also won Aurora

ing have cross generational appeal with

awards for its Mariner model at Minto’s

“I wanted to create a focal point in the

innovative outdoor living spaces and

Harbour Isle community in Bradenton

room that was a bit traditional and a bit

unique architectural statements.

and two models in The Isles of Collier Pre-

The two-story Mansfield single-family

wood that extends across the ceiling.

serve community in Naples.

home, Grand Aurora award winner of Best sq. ft., is designed with the contemporary

RECLAIMED MATERIALS IN MODERN DESIGN:

family in mind. The model home’s “classi-

Reclaimed materials, such as woods

cal contemporary” styling features natural

sourced from old barns, bring soul and

finishes such as wood, stone and marble in

character to contemporary-styled homes.

highly designed spaces with architectural

Hardwick General Contracting and John

moldings, high ceilings, clean lines and liv-

McClain reinterpret rustic and repurposed

able indoor and outdoor spaces.

materials to create their “Sophisticated

According to the Minto design team,

Farmhouse” Aurora award winner. The

“Gray continues to be an important ele-

River House gets its signature style from

ment throughout interior finishes includ-

the modern treatment of classic materials.

ing flooring, fabrics and woods. ‘Gray plus

“Today’s homes exude a contemporary,

one’ color schemes are very popular and

simple elegance instead of overdone

can be adapted to both contemporary and

architecture and décor. We used reclaimed

more traditional schemes.”

woods as contemporary design elements

Minto Communities Florida President

for flooring, stair treads, kitchen shelving,

Michael J. Belmont notes that, “Because of

and ceiling detail in the master bath to

Laureate Park’s location near the impres-

add character to the home,” says Greg

sive and growing Lake Nona Medical City,

Hardwick, president, Hardwick General

we have experienced significant interest

Contracting Inc.

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Single Family Detached Home 2,500-2,999

River House


modern. The juxtaposition of wood against

Art Deco style with elaborate gilded wood-

and back porches, has many energy-effi-

the modern rectangular tub and the

work and rich red accents,” John explains.

cient and sustainable features including

octagonal brass pendant all work in har-

Certified as a Gold Level Green Home

LED lighting, Energy Star appliances,

mony to create a visually interesting

under the Florida Building Coalition, the

tankless gas water heaters, spray foam

moment,” John says. A neutral color pal-

River House, with its metal roof and front

insulation and thicker Nichiha siding.

ette engages the senses with textured fabrics and metallic accents. “Metallics, particularly brass and gold tones, are really big now in décor and you will see touches of these elements throughout the home. I have always loved geometric shapes. They are a big design trend at the moment so I incorporated them with light fixtures, bathroom wall tile/flooring and even accessories,” John adds. The home theater is a stylistic departure from the rest of the home. “Our client watch movies with his family, but also use it on a daily basis to simply watch TV. Aesthetically, we designed this room in a classic

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wanted a proper theater where he could

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Windermere residence

TRADE ECRETS THERAPEUTIC BATHROOMS: The latest master bathrooms create multisensory, therapeutic experiences with programmable colors, lights, sounds, smells and water pressure. Smart app connected tubs and showers, at the touch of a button, summon user-customized chromothera-

Bluetooth-enabled wireless speakers for a massage of sound-wave water vibrations. Chromotherapy can display color sequences

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Music can sync to the shower or tub via

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py, acoustic and hydrotherapy features.

Windermere residence

that soothe or invigorate, while hydro-

“It is the most technically advanced

therapy uses digital thermostatic valves to

bathroom I have ever designed. Every

control multiple shower sprays, including

aspect of this room, from lighting to the

The remodeled shower was updated

rain-heads with air induction technology,

shower, can be controlled by a wall panel

with Universal Design features including

mixing air and water to produce large

or phone app,” John says. The shower and

a curbless entry and linear drain, two of

drenching droplets. Many modern show-

tub both have chromotherapy and aroma-

the latest trends in bath design.

ers also can morph into steam rooms

therapy features that use color, lighting

while the latest luxury tubs have tempera-

and scents to create a serene ambiance.

ture-controlled heated back rests.

controlled by the smart device to complete the bathscape.

The focal point of the master bath is the freestanding tub framed by an arched ceil-

“We installed in the shower a new digi-

ing, tiled in a tungsten-colored glass mosa-

The Grand Aurora award winner Best

tal valve from Kohler controlled by a

ic and backlit with LED color-changing

Bath $1,000,000-$2,000,000 exemplifies

smart device app or a touchpad. The user

lighting. “The result is a modern and glam-

much of this therapeutic technology in a

can set the temperature and calibrate the

orous alcove that seems to envelope you as

master bath remodel of a Windermere

multiple shower head sprays for custom-

you bathe. To crown this jeweled area, I

home. Hardwick General Contracting,

ized hydrotherapy or steam therapy,”

designed a custom crystal chandelier to

Inc. and interior designer John McClain

explains Greg, whose team expanded on

softly light the tub and illuminate the tile,”

also worked together on this award-win-

the home’s existing Crestron automation

says John, who recently launched a new

ning project.

system. “We added accent LED lights also

furniture line Gilded Home at High Point Furniture Market. Edge B model home at Alton won the Grand Aurora Award for Best Bath $500,000-$1,000,000, built by Kolter Homes with interior design by Masterpiece Design Group. The master bath exemplifies a popular configuration that places the freestanding tub in front of a pass-through shower. The color palette of gray, white and dark brown reveals itself with largeformat tile that mimics marble and

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TRADE ECRETS crafted of rift-cut oak wood interplay with

Grand Aurora Best Kitchen award, Winter Park residence

the dark wood floors while a copper hood visually commands attention blending tones and textures. “At first, we could not find a door style that matched the vision we had for this space. Standard shaker doors felt too blah and any type of beading or intricacy in trim work automatically dated the look and feel of the kitchen. Being inspired after art, the kitchen had to be timeless. We contacted Elmwood, one of our favorite manufacturers, and worked with them

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on creating a custom-style and rail door to

URBAN TRANSITIONAL KITCHENS

The Grand Aurora Award for Best

‘paint’ our picture,” Dylan says. “The client loves to cook and wanted top-of-the-line appliances using a Wolfe range and Subzero refrigeration hidden behind the cabinet fronts along with the Subzero wine column,” Abigail adds.

Kitchen over $2,000,000 in a Winter Park

The copper hood is anchored by a back-

Open-concept kitchens become the social

home built by Liberty Development is a

splash of Sandalus Quartzite with a leather

heart of the home replacing formal dining

collaboration between the Cabinetry Cre-

finish and cues the home’s color scheme.

rooms as the central entertainment space.

ations, Inc. team and interior designer

Other

The latest looks have an urban, transition-

Abigail Rizor, Wolfe-Rizor Interiors.

include an upholstered pantry door that

interesting

textural

elements

al vibe and artistic edge, a far cry from the

“Today’s kitchens are part of the enter-

leads to a small catering area with a coffee

Tuscan and French country styles just a

taining experience. The formal dining

workstation. Four oversized ceramic light

few years ago.

room has been abandoned and in its place

fixtures cast a soft glow over the breakfast

“No matter what colors or styles are in,

is an eating space in the kitchen that is

table and the island table with a countertop

everyone wants an open space. It not only

used for everyday family meals as well as

of absolute black granite with

makes the home feel bigger, but it allows

entertaining friends,” Abigail explains.

a leather finish.

you to interact from anywhere, without

“The owners of this home wanted a

“The overall tones and tex-

really being sectioned off by walls or

really bold space, but something that

tures ground the various

doors. It is truly amazing how 30-plus

would not go out of trend in the next cou-

materials and pull it together,”

years ago, the living room/dining room

ple years or so. To accomplish this, we

Dylan explains.

was the focal point of every home and the

wanted the kitchen to feel more like piec-

Texture teased out through

way things were designed… more rooms

es of art, rather than a flowy type of run-

simple materials defines the

meant more wealth. Yet, nowadays, it’s

of-the-mill space. We ended up breaking

winning style of the Aurora

just one big room with the ‘feel’ of rooms

up the kitchen into sections on three sepa-

Award

being created with furniture and décor,”

rate walls. With each way you turn, you

$1,000,000-$2,000,000, a home

notes interior architect Dylan Serra, part

have an area of the kitchen to really look

in Winter Park built by E2

of the Cabinetry Creations, Inc. team,

at and admire its details. Each section is

Homes with interior design

including lead designer Sandra Agurto

its own piece of art, but at its entirety, feels

by Kim Deddens, working

who worked on the two Aurora award-

complete,” Dylan adds.

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Sleek, soy-stained, flat black cabinets

for

Best

Cabinetry

Kitchen

Creations,

Inc. “The kitchen had to be


casual, functional and unfussy to meet the needs of this busy family, so there is no hiding its usage,” explains Kim, referring to the popular seamless look in kitchen design where appliances seem to disappear behind custom panels. “The clients stressed the importance of obtaining rustic simplicity in an elegant form to create a well-balanced and ethereal space to live in. They also wanted a warm touch to the space to soften up the modern finishes throughout the home. To do so, we suggested the use of wood planking in a dark stain as well as a rough cement counter top on the island. This allowed a more natural and rugged feel that appropriately blended the tones and textures of the modern home,” Dylan explains. Using a warm tone color palette instead of the ubiquitous white and gray, the design team created a contemporary twist on modern style using unique and sleek finishes in simple, clean, elegant forms. The fridge and freezer, clad in custom panels, showcase the commercial-grade range and hood while the thick concrete countertop further instills the “durability” of the space and wood-planked wall grounds the space.

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TRADE ECRETS “The dark-stained wall corresponds to the plane of the architecture taking the view to the outdoor living spaces. It is a structural feature and a bold design statement at the same time,” says Dylan, who notes that current kitchen trends are devoid of detail almost to a fault. “Frankly, I think the latest kitchens are all looking the same — perhaps too simple in style. Not everything has to be void of detail. There is a big difference between a white T-shirt and a white cable knit sweater. Both are important,” she adds. “Kitchen and bath design, much like

Modena

everything else, is always changing. This year, we are all about the whites and the

large entertaining island with built-in

grays, whereas next year, blues and blacks

professional appliances and a hidden pan-

mixed with gold might be all the rave. It

try with lots of storage.

designer at Phil Kean Design Group. Indoor-outdoor spaces, functional floor plans with less formal, more casual livable

honestly depends on the fashion trends of

“The kitchen was designed to be a per-

spaces and first-floor master suites are

home styling and the palette necessary to

fect space for entertaining with high-tech

lifestyle necessities rather than trends.

bring those case-goods and built-in fix-

appliances, an open floor plan to the living

The Aurora award winners are standouts

tures together as one,” Dylan observes.

areas, and a dry bar. We took advantage of

for embracing our modern day way of life

Two-tone cabinetry is another popular

the height to maximize the space, using

while striking a stylish balance between

look in current kitchens. The Aurora

straight edges and natural elements,” says

what’s timeless and trendy.

award winner for Best Custom Home

Chris Popovich, of Masterpiece Design

4,000-6,000 square feet, a Winter Park

Group.

residence, designed by B&A Design Stu-

“Of course, each designer is different and upholds their own style and taste, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty, we

dio, Inc. and built by Waizman and Waiz-

All Aurora award-winning homes

often find ourselves tweaking past move-

man Builders, mixes white and dark wood

skillfully merge indoor and outdoor spaces,

ments and trends by simply making them

grain cabinetry with three-inch thick,

an in-demand floorplan feature for the

more acceptable in design,” Dylan says.

honed-Calcutta marble countertops. The

Florida lifestyle that is now standard in

kitchen also features high-end Therma-

most new homes. Grand Aurora award

dor appliances with a custom-built stain-

winner for Custom Home, One-of-a-Kind

less steel commercial range hood.

under 4,000 square feet, Modena, a Winter

Other award winners in the kitchen

Park custom residence built by Arlington

category include the Grand Aurora Award

Homes with architecture by Jim Lucia of

for Best Single Kitchen under $500,000, a

Phil Kean Design Group, skillfully merg-

“2760” floorplan by Kolter Homes with

es interior and exterior spaces. “Modena

interior design by Design Environments,

demonstrates a level of sophistication

Inc.

approaching perfection in the merging of

The Edge D model home, also by Kolter

interior and exterior spaces. One of the

Homes, in Alton won the Grand Aurora

extraordinary features of this home is the

Award for Best Kitchen $1,000,000-

scaling and proportioning of the exterior

$2,000,000 with interior design by Mas-

elements and attention to lighting, espe-

terpiece Design Group. The kitchen has a

cially exterior,” says Jim Lucia, senior

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Area designers share details about some of their favorite rooms.

G R E AT R O OM The concept of the great room began in the 70’s and is still popular because it combines comfortable, easy seating for lounging and dining. In this particular room, the stained trusses, doors and windows on both sides and bleached oak floors add interest to this popular space.

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DI N I N G R O OM A stunning design with a mixture of modern and transitional elements. One of the best features of this room is the climate-controlled glass wine room. The wine display has been incorporated into the corner of the kitchen then wraps into the hallway and dining room. It is a floor-to-ceiling glass cube that is a more contemporary approach to floating wine off the wall.

DESIGNERS: Troy Beasley and Kim Grimes, Beasley & Henley Interior Design Photograph by Lorrie Hamilton

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K I TC H E N This riverfront house has a new open floor plan taking advantage of the view. The Omega cabinets Monterey Oak with pearl finish and the island is Quartersawn Oak Monterey Riverbed with onyx glaze. The countertops are Cambria Brittanica quartz on the island and Ceasarstone quartz in Piatra Grey on the countertops. This client chose to add stained tongue-and-groove ceiling which makes the white cabinetry pop.

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L I V IN G R O OM For this project the client wanted a one-of-a-kind look, together with unique and exclusive pieces. To create this, we went toward an eclectic style with a contemporary mix. We used pieces from different styles and tied them together with color. To add the cherry on top, we used a selective piece of art to complement the chandelier.

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MAST E R BE D R O OM This modern and elegant master suite features a soothing greige color palette and layers of luxurious, organic fabrics. Large sliding doors provide scene-stealing views of the outdoor living spaces. Objects and well-appointed lighting, beautifully balanced, complete this appealing and undisciplined look.

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K ITC H E N This white transitional kitchen had quite the transformation from its original light maple cabinetry and brick flooring to its current fresh and airy feel. After being gutted, custom shaker-style cabinetry was installed, the island was enlarged, industrial pendants were added, and all new Thermador appliances were installed in a new configuration. White Carrara marble countertops and backsplash lend sophistication to the all-white palette and dark oak wood floors ground the space. A cozy breakfast nook houses a custom banquette and pedestal table.

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MODERN MUSE BUILDER: Phil

Kean Design Group

INTERIORS: Rob

Turner, Phil Kean Interiors

PHOTOGRAPHY: UNEEK

For Danielle and Travis Payne, their first home together is a reflection of her art background and bright personality and his relaxed attitude and penchant for clean lines. Coming from a more traditional style background, Danielle adopted the contemporary style and worked with designer Rob Turner and his team at Phil Kean Design Group to carefully curate this modern beauty. The living room, perfect for entertaining, is set up salon style and Danielle uses the baby grand as a counter when hosting parties. Along the back wall, cabinets store the baby’s toys and other items out of sight. The “cherries” on the cocktail table were purchased at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival and the sofa is covered in a crushed velvet that reminds Danielle of the ocean.

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and what Travis had from his home didn’t match. I mean I collect MacKenzie Childs furniture,” she says with a laugh. She reached out to the builder, Phil Kean, and asked if anyone could help with the interior design. “And they sent over Rob and his team — Alyssa and Kelly — and they were just amazing to work with,” she says. “They got my vibe right away.” She wanted to stay away from a cold, monochromatic aesthetic, but wanted her contemporary art collection to pop. Danielle has an art history degree and worked at Millenia Fine Art for years as well as Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta. “Whimsical modernism is the coined concept for this young family’s retreat. Their art collection was our inspiration along with the Missoni/Mondrian-like way of handling the shapes and forms,” Rob Turner says. Danielle was very hands-on throughout the process and worked with Rob on selecting color schemes, furnishings and fabrics. “I told Rob and his crew that I really needed things that were different and unique. I fell in love with this teal [on Sparks of turquoise highlight the entry with Dale Chihuly acrylic on paper pieces and velvet-covered stools that can be used for additional seating.

the sofa] because Travis is a surfer and I thought the way the velvet crushed looked like the ocean,” she explains. The artwork throughout the room is from Danielle’s collection. In the entryway, Dale Chihuly acrylic on paper pieces hang above the table. “When I worked at Millenia, we represented a lot of Dale Chihuly, so I sent them some pictures of the furniture and we found some great pieces that matched,” she says. Meanwhile the Kevin Bacon portrait across the living room is actually by Travis. “He is color blind believe it or not,” Danielle

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says. “He only sees things in certain colors, so he enjoys painting in black and white with one color.” That fact also made it very easy


for Danielle to bring in all the pops of color. “When we started working in the master bedroom, I just love [Piet] Mondrian, and Rob came up with the idea of doing a

The simple desk with acrylic legs holds family photos and the interesting acrylic chairs accent the sleek, minimal style.

fabric wall,” she explains. “And I suggested instead of doing it all one color that we piece it together like a Mondrian painting. I just love the way it turned out.” Also anchoring the master bedroom is an artwork the couple commissioned from Derek Gores, who recycles magazines, labels, data, and assorted found analog and digital materials to create works on canvas. “We went out to his studio [in Melbourne, FL] and met with him. He asked a lot of personal questions to incorporate into the piece. And of course, she had to be a blonde because I said there’s no way there’s going to be a brunette in my bedroom,” Danielle (a blonde) adds. The biggest challenge of the project was staying on schedule — some labor strikes delayed some of the furnishing deliveries and they were working against the clock as Danielle was expecting her first child during the process. With that in mind, they sectioned off the work, beginning with the living room, master bedroom and upstairs office. The whole process took about a year, from closing on the home to completing those rooms, and Danielle and Travis really love how functional it is, even with an 18-monthold now. “With the open floor plan it’s really, really easy to entertain,” she adds. As she works on tackling some of the other rooms, Danielle admits she’s definitely committed to the contemporary design style. “I thought contemporary was going to be hard but once you get going everything kind of works. I think that’s definitely our wheelhouse forever. I’ve enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would so it’s been fun,” she says.

It was Danielle’s idea to do the fabric-covered wall in a Mondrian pattern. The couple commissioned the piece from artist Derek Gores.

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MADE FOR

Rosemary Antonelli BUILDER: Greg Givans, Triton Builders Co. ARCHITECT: Janine Hoskins, Zero Latitude DESIGNER: Suzanne Nichols, Suzanne Nichols Design Group PHOTOGRAPHY: UNEEK BY

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Interior designers who are seasoned professionals often design a home from the ground up — selecting exterior paint colors, pavers, door styles and facades, as well as providing interior space planning, architectural detailing and furnishings for a new homeowner.

T

his hands-on, start-to-finish approach worked

project early on helps give the space a more complete look

beautifully when designer Suzanne Nichols,

and feel.”

NCIDQ, designed a brand new, custom vaca-

The 10-bedroom, 14-bath home has a sleek, contemporary

tion home in Reunion, near Walt Disney

style with interiors that are modern yet transitional enough

World, for a retired NBA basketball player

for the dwelling to be rented when the owners aren’t in town.

and his family. Her Winter Park-based firm, Suzanne Nichols

“Transitional homes are some of my favorite to design

Design Group, was founded in 1996.

because of the juxtaposition of the new and old,” Suzanne

“I like to design from start to finish,” says Suzanne, who

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collaborated with architectural firm Zero Latitude on the

For this home she used a distinctive flow of black and

original concept and floor plan for the house. “Being part of a

white throughout, and then added a defining pop of another

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Opposite, top: FORMAL DINING AREA This dining room features two large pieces of coordinating art, large dining tables to seat 16 and asymmetrical console tables. This modern space is complemented with two Zuo chandeliers to add a timeless appeal. The combination of black and white with pops of blue keep the space light and clean while remaining welcoming and inviting. Opposite, left: FRONT ENTRY/FOYER The entryway into the home is one of a kind. With custom-designed Cantera doors, hand-painted art and unique tile inlay, this space leaves a lasting impression. Backlit art adds a softness to the space while packing a punch with contrast. Top: THE KITCHEN This close-up of the kitchen showcases the custom-made cabinets in a dark espresso, high-gloss white and dark blue on the island. The large island, glass mosaic backsplash and stainless steel appliances make this kitchen unique. Right: UPSTAIRS LANDING The stair foyer features a large asymmetrical Zuo lighting fixture mounted in a custom designed tray ceiling with contrasting paint. The dark trim outlines the space and stacked mirrors add reflectance and elegance.

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color requested by the homeowners for each of the individual rooms. As a result, there is an orange room, a yellow room, a gender-neutral room, and so forth. All of the window treatments, flooring, finishes and accessories were coordinated for the space. “The overall flow of the house is natural elements with refined taste,” Suzanne notes. “We started with stones of gray and white. We popped that with a slate colored trim. Then we gave color pops to the rooms.” A stunning highlight is a television wall and a bar area that were creatively joined with a custom lacquered-wood wall paneling that adds richness and sheen to

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Opposite, top: GAME ROOM This converted garage is the perfect space for every age to gather. A custom ceiling and wall details with life-like texture give the room a charming appearance. The color scheme allows the space to set itself apart from the rest of the house giving its users a unique and memorable experience. Opposite, left: GAME ROOM LOUNGE This secondary gathering area features a home bar that uses an orange accent wall to set the mood for the space. The custom-designed ceiling gives the space a unique character and charm. A circular sofa plays off the rest of the ceiling and adds another piece of interest. Top: OUTDOOR POOL AREA This back pool area features a large pool with hot tub and chaise lounges. The downstairs back patio has plenty of room for lounge furniture as well as a casual dining area off of the summer kitchen. The screen enclosed space provides privacy and protection. Left: MASTER BEDROOM This master bedroom features a unique upholstered headboard on a textured wallpaper wall. The space used pendant lights over the nightstands to add a contemporary feel, and they are paired with a large chandelier near the seating area.

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BEDROOM WITH RASPBERRY CEILING This suite features the popular berry color scheme with an unexpected punch of color on the ceiling. The color is incorporated in the custom upholstered headboard and contrast is added with applied trim work on the headboard wall. The use of color and contrast give this room uniqueness yet remains elegant. HOME THEATER The home theater uses berry colors to create a welcoming and intimate setting. Upholstered columns and silver schluter trim lining the perimeter of the walls gives this space reflectance and texture. A custom coffered ceiling adds another layer of architectural features to the home.

the contemporary space. Original contemporary artwork was custom painted for the foyer by a local professional artist to reflect the colors, tone and feel of the home environment. LED lighting was installed to enhance the two paintings, which face each other in the entryway. Another highlight is a whimsical adult game room that was converted from a garage space. “He was a pro ball player so we used his career as inspiration,” she says. “We designed 80

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the ceiling with a basket drop just like a basketball court. Then we had it lit from behind for added dimension.” “This circular ceiling design also was used to enhance a sleek look in the upstairs gathering room,” she adds. By starting with a black, gray and white palette, mixing in high-lacquered wood, stone, silver shudder, metallic mosaics and gorgeous quartz, and then punctuating the design with large and dramatic artwork, a truly beautiful balance was created for this house.

BUNK ROOM This secondary bunk room is perfect to bring kids together in one space. With upbeat colors, this space packs a powerful punch with custom-designed bunk beds, unique painting designs and fun accessories. SKATEBOARD ROOM Splashed with color, this room is every kid’s dream and incorporates fun colors, 3D décor and thematic lighting. This room is bound to leave a statement and is a hub for imagination and fun. BLACK & WHITE BEDROOM This suite features a custom-painted headboard wall and a classic black-and-white color scheme. High contrast around the perimeter of the room with the trim and baseboards and small accents of gold give the room sparkle and another finish in the room.

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THE LIVE EDGE DINING TABLE (APPROXIMATELY 20'X 55"), WHICH SEATS 24, WAS CUSTOM MADE AND HAND SELECTED FROM A SINGLE TREE TRUNK BY PHILLIP COLLECTION. THE LEGS IN CHROME STEEL CUSTOMIZED WERE DESIGNED TO HOLD THE MORE THAN 1,600 LB. TABLE TOP. DINING CHAIRS WERE HAND-MADE AND DESIGNED BY BRIAN SCHLOSSER IN A CLASSIC FRENCH STYLE MADE MODERN IN A STAINLESS-STEEL VINYL AND VELVET LACED WITH LUREX METALLIC THREADS. THE WINE ROOM WITH GLASS BAR DOORS HAS TWO WINE REFRIGERATORS AND A WET BAR/SERVING AREA.

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family friendly FOR A WINDERMERE FAMILY OF SIX, A LAKESIDE RETREAT THAT WOULD ACCOMMODATE ALL THEIR NEEDS, PLUS THOSE OF THE IN-LAWS AND EXTENDED FAMILY, WAS TOP PRIORITY WHEN CHOOSING TO BUILD. THEY FOUND A SUITABLE LOT WITH 285 FEET OF LAKE BUTLER SHORELINE AND BEGAN THE PROCESS OF CREATING AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES.

BUILDER:

Ehrhard Construction Group LLC CUSTOM HOME DESIGN:

Dirk Arace, Arace Designs INTERIORS:

Brian Schlosser, NV Design LLC (lead designer); Faith Fournet, Rue Royale (supporting designer); Masterpiece Design Group; and Kimberly Ehrhard PHOTOGRAPHY:

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e designed and built this house to be a very energy-efficient family home. It is very custom and tailored 100 percent to the

family’s needs. At a little over 18,000 square feet under roof and about 12,000 square feet air conditioned, it’s built out of ICF [insulated concrete forms] which makes it a solid steel and concrete home with heavy duty insulation. It’s extremely strong and energy efficient for a house that size,” says Adam Ehrhard, Ehrhard Construction Group. The six-bedroom home with attached guest quarters, named Chateau de L’amour, was recognized with a Grand Award for Kitchen Over $100K and Merit Award for Custom Homes $4-$5 Million from the Greater Orlando Builders Association 2016 Parade of Homes.

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THE FAMILY ROOM HAS A 6’' WIDE FIREPLACE WITH A FLOATING WOOD MANTEL WITH A TV ABOVE. SECTIONALS, BUILT WITH DEEP SEATS AND LOW BACKS TO NOT OBSTRUCT THE GORGEOUS LAKE VIEW, WERE CUSTOM DESIGNED BY KIMBERLY EHRHARD AND BRIAN SCHLOSSER TO FIT EXACTLY IN THE SPACE. THEY ARE UPHOLSTERED IN AN EXCLUSIVE NV VINYL DONE IN GATOR WHITE WITH A HINT OF ROSE GOLD METALLIC. THE SEAT FABRIC IS A FAUX PONY HAIR IN CHARCOAL GRAY VELVET.


CENTRAL KITCHEN AND BATH CUSTOMIZED AND INSTALLED THE KITCHEN, WHICH FEATURES DOUBLE 11' ISLANDS MADE OF 3' THICK WHITE ZEUS SILESTONE FROM STONE SPIRIT. CUSTOM CABINETRY AND STONE TILE BEHIND THE VENT HOOD. THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER LONG TABLE IN THE KITCHEN WITH A BUILT-IN BANQUETTE FOR EVERY DAY FAMILY DINING.

IN THE BAR AND LOUNGE AREA ADJACENT TO THE THEATER THERE IS BUILT-IN BANQUETTE SEATING CREATED BY BRIAN IN FAUX PONY HAIR BLACK VINYL, PADDED WALLS AND COMFORTABLE CHAIRS ACCENTED WITH CORBETT CHANDELIERS. FAITH FOURNET SELECTED THE BERNHARDT COLLECTION SEATING FOR THE BAR AREA. BOTH DESIGNERS SOURCED THE ACCENT TABLES AND PIECES FROM UTTERMOST AND PHILLIPS COLLECTION.

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BATH HAS A TWO-SEAT HOT TUB, WALK-IN SHOWER

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IN THE BEDROOM, OVERLOOKING THE POOL AND LAKE, WHITE

WITH SEPARATE STEAM ROOM INSIDE, MAKE-UP

SHAG CARPET AND A FIRE PLACE WITH FLOATING HEARTH KEEP

STATION AND EXTRA-LARGE MIRRORS. EVERYTHING

THE SPACE COZY. THE NIGHTSTAND CHANDELIERS ARE FROM

HAS A PLACE IN THE CUSTOM CLOSET. THE CUSTOM-

REGINA ANDREW COLLECTION AND THE SITTING AREA CHANDE-

IZED BED IS FROM THE LUXURY COLLECTION OF

LIER IN SOLID BRASS WITH CLEAR GLASS BIRDS (SENTIMENTAL

BERNHARDT DONE IN A PEARLIZED FAUX LEATHER

TO THE OWNERS) IS FROM ARTERIORS LIGHTING. THE MASTER

TO ADD SHIMMER TO THE ROOM.

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In addition to the high-tech construction techniques and materials, up-to-date automation can be found in each room via iPads that control everything from music and televisions

EACH OF THE CHILDREN HAS THEIR OWN CLUBHOUSE ABOVE THEIR CUSTOMIZED BEDROOM WITH AV, SPEAKERS, TVS AND IPAD STATIONS IN A FULLY FINISHED SPACE.

to fireplaces, garage doors, lighting window shades and the entire theater room.

downstairs play areas quickly.

And in the theater there is a fully functional karaoke system

Details make the house a home. There are six fireplaces, an

with monitors and a studio-quality sound and video system

elevator, soaring ceilings, LED lighting throughout, as well as

for recording music or for theatrical performances. It has pro-

custom wallpaper, light fixtures and furniture. On the main

fessional theater lighting and can be completely closed off for

level, the floors are covered in a porcelain tile that looks like

total darkness.

wood. The biggest detail was not overlooked as every room has

According to Adam, there was a lot of on-site engineering

a view of the lake.

to make sure everything would fit and function. To make way

“Typically with a house this big they don’t feel very cozy, but

for the large dining table, made from one piece of wood, the

there are a lot of elements here that do warm it up. You don’t feel

entryway and corners had to be adjusted. And near the fam-

like you are in a gymnasium or hotel when you walk through.

ily room, the floating staircase was designed around the baby

Every room feels very homey and comfortable,” Adam explains.

grand piano, allowing enough access and headroom. Upstairs,

Outdoors, the entertaining theme continues with a 51,000-

the attic was carved out to make room for a third-floor club-

gallon pool with a resort-style, swim-up bar and full summer

house above the children’s rooms. And an indoor slide was

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THE SECOND-FLOOR OFFICE HAS A SUNKEN FLOOR WITH BUILT-INS AND BANQUETTE SEATING. SEVERAL MONITORS MAKE FOR BETTER VIEWING. THE PRIVATE BALCONY FACES THE LAKE.

THE UPSTAIRS PLAYROOM THAT ALL THE CHILDREN’S ROOMS WERE DESIGNED AROUND HAS A SUNKEN COUCH THAT IS ENGINEERED INTO THE FLOOR TRUSS LIKE A WALK-ON SOFA, AN ENTERTAINMENT CENTER ON THE WALL, AND A SPIRAL STAIRCASE LEADS UP TO THE CLUBHOUSES.

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“There was definitely collaboration between the owners, the design team and myself. But the homeowners had a lot of the ideas on everything. For example, adding a mudroom off the garage with custom lockers for the kids that flows into a homework room with a long desk and four computer stations,” Adam says. It only took about 18 months to complete the project. “The entire house was built very specifically for entertaining and family living. We had about six months of pre-construction and design to fine tune everything in the home. Obviously with a custom home there can be changes during the process, but we took the time with the designers and homeowners to make sure every detail was thought out for the children, in-laws and cousins — the whole family,” he adds.

SET ON A LITTLE OVER 2-ACRE LOT IN THE WATERSTONE COMMUNITY, THE 51,000-GALLON POOL INCLUDES A SWIM-UP BAR. A FULL SUMMER KITCHEN MAKES ENTERTAINING EASY.

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urban update CONTRACTOR:

ZANE WILLIAMS Z PROPERTIES INTERIOR DESIGN:

TED MAINES AND JULIE KORAN TED MAINES INTERIORS PHOTOGRAPHY:

STEPHEN ALLEN

Taking a dark, dated 4,000-sq.-ft. condo in The Residences, an ideally located building in Winter Park, and giving it a fresh, light makeover fell to designers Ted Maines and Julie Koran of Ted Maines Interiors. Fortunately, their clients expressed their needs clearly and then gave the duo carte blanche to complete the renovation.

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In the large living room Maharaja chairs in Romo mohair velvet add some color and the Michael Zanderbyl for Bolier wood chair makes a sculptural statement. Lighting includes a David Weeks Studio chandelier and sconces with a Sarus mobile light fixture.

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he couple and their son lived in a large Winter Park home but wanted more of an urban lifestyle where they could walk to Park Avenue. They also

wanted to downsize. We actually see more

Kitchen cabinets were repainted in a taupe-gray while the standout accessory is the Marcel Wanders Sky Garden light fixture with plaster flowers inside.

and more families moving into condos,” Ted says. The three-bedroom, four-bath unit had the right bones but needed some paring down to reflect the tastes of the new owners. “It took nine months to take the whole place back down to the roots, start over and give it a totally different feel,” he adds. According to the designers, the interior was very heavy, with lots of built-ins and clutter. A private entrance from the

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In the former dining room, the new media room got its start with the rug from Carpet Source. The gold quartz wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries, Tom Dixon sconces, Artemides Pirce chandelier and custom sofa covered in a Romo fabric make for a sophisticated space.


elevator was changed from an arched opening to double doors. The designated dining room was turned into the media room and the bathrooms were gutted. They were able to update the kitchen with fresh paint on the cabinets, new countertops and hardware, while the existing Wolf appliances were still usable. “It was truly a great project in our eyes because it was an opportunity for Julie and I to collaborate with clients who were totally open, giving us the opportunity to do what we thought was best for the space. They were very specific in telling us what the overall theme they were looking for which was a Parisian apartment,” he explains. “They were wonderful at telling us exactly what they needed specifically — what room they would be in to watch TV as a family, going into detail about where they would each sit and what else they might be doing. They did not give us design ideas which made them the perfect clients,” Julie says. The clients gave their input at the start and never wavered, letting the designers get to work. There were only a few sit-down meetings. “They approved the concept in the beginning and just let us run with it,” she adds. Much of the design started with the couple’s extensive art collection. “The artwork, which they already had, played a big role in the design. They let us choose what we liked from their collection and decide where to place it,” Ted says.

The dining room is more functional and houses the couple’s large book collection. David Weeks Studio Kopra Burst chandelier is over the Saarinen tulip table from Knoll and Anziano chairs in leather from Donghia.

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Most of the furnishings were interesting and new. “We used a lot of things from our in-house lines but not from the modern lines we typically use. This was more transitional than some of our projects. We used Romo fabrics everywhere from drapery to upholstery,” he adds. The other jumping-off point for the design was the rugs, which the couple selected with the designers from Carpet Source in Winter Park. In almost every room the redone wood floors were layered with textural coverings that added another dimension. “We loved that they really let us go to town with the lighting. We did some very nice fixtures and I love the breakfast/dining room. It’s an all-purpose space instead of just a formal dining room. They had lots of books so it was our idea to add the shelves. They didn’t really need any serving furniture since it is adjacent to the kitchen,” Ted explains.

The stunning powder room features custom wallpaper by Trove, vanity with polished chrome piano legs from Chameleon Concepts and Rohl crystal faucet. In the master bedroom, the David Adjaye Washington Skeleton aluminum side chair in copper from Knoll makes a strong statement.

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The master bath was completely redone with painted wood cabinetry and Terzani lighting. The son’s bedroom utilized the existing built-in that was painted and new furnishings include a USM rolling table and pedestal. Taupe-gray Ligne Roset day bed, Knoll womb chair, a Herman Miller piece (not shown) and custom bench with Romo fabric create a comfortable and cozy den.

The designers also loved how the bathrooms turned out. In the master, they took out the large handicapped accessible tub and added beautifully finished cabinetry that was highlighted by the sconces and ceiling fixture. In the powder bath, they went all out by installing custom wallpaper and vanity, making it a glamorous gem. “For Julie and I to work together on this was great because it definitely upped our game through the collaboration. I couldn’t have done it by myself,” Ted says. “Every time we see them they say they can’t believe this is their home,” Julie adds. WINTER 2017

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Cozy nights call for warm glowing light. And this novel illuminator is perfect for book lovers. Featured in the Neiman Marcus 2016 Christmas Book, the Lumio Desk Light, $225, is a multi-functional lamp that conceals itself in the form of a hardcover book (6.5" x 1.25" x 8.5" closed) that opens when needed. The cover material is a heavy-duty Buckram book cloth and the body material is recyclable, water-resistant Tyvek. The light is available at neimanmarcus.com.

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Interior Appeal Winter 2017  

Luxury home and design publication in the Central Florida market

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