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THE NEW AMERICAN HOME

Overlooking the fairways of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, The 2017 New American Home, designed and built by Phil Kean Design Group, captures the essence of mid-century modern’s pinnacle when Hollywood elite and wealthy socialites commissioned modernist party pads from the prevailing architects.

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This modern redesign combines high-style furnishings and lighting, conversational artwork and natural elements to create a casual, livable, yet polished home for a family of four. The owners wanted something open and airy without formality and pretense. The result is a light, modern and organic space that is also casual, comfortable and complete.

STEPHEN ALLEN

NATURAL NEUTRALS

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A MAGICAL RETREAT

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It’s the ultimate dream home in the land where dreams come true. And with a name like Bippidi-Bobbidi-Boo, you know it is pure magic. Perfectly situated inside the gates of Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort, this fairy-tale castle is one of the new Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando.

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Imagine starting fresh — from floor to ceiling — to create a vision that conjures up sophistication in a family-friendly fashion. The homeowners have deep roots in their Indian heritage and wanted their new home to reflect the rich and colorful past while embracing a clean, more contemporary style.

AARON FLORES

INFLUENCES FROM INDIA

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JEFF DAVIS

STEPHEN ALLEN

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FIRST LOOK

One of the many treasures found at the Morse Museum, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

12 FASHION FORWARD FABRICS

Dress up your home with textiles and trims that have all the glamour and style of those red-carpet gowns worn by Hollywood stars.

20 DESIGNING MINDS

Sally Ward shares lessons from the design high life in Manhattan and how it has continued to shape her philosophy.

24 DESIGN DESTINATION

Wendy Tramell visits Palm Springs for a week of marveling at timeless designs and taking in the Modernism Week 2017 Show House.

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Francia Fusik, All In One Decorating Solutions, created a transitional, functional space for her clients who were downsizing from a large home to a four-story townhome.

36 HOUSE & HOME

When a truly wonderful house exists, it can be honored with a symbol or an illustration that becomes the insignia of the house — a house logo; Local renovation show debuts.

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In celebration of designer and architect Florence Knoll’s 100th birthday, Knoll is rolling out additions to the Florence Knoll Collection; a Knoll open house at Ted Maines Interiors.

48 ENTERTAINING

Chef Jamie McFadden reveals some cupboard and refrigerator must-haves, and recipes, for those impromptu neighborhood gatherings.

53 ON THE MARKET

A look at what’s available for luxurious living in the area.

56 ROOM BY ROOM

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

96 LAST LOOK

The scenery in Central Florida will be the inspiration for 25 professionallyacclaimed plein air artists who will be meandering through the heart of Winter Park.

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WELCOME

personal possessions A sword stands sentry by my front door. I

pleting this issue, it brought a small smile

doubt it has any real value to anyone but

to my face. There is something about its

me. I like to believe it guards and protects

imperfection, in its not-too-precious state,

me from evil invaders, but in reality it’s a

that brings comfort to me.

reminder of my childhood where imagina-

Homes are very personal spaces that

tion reigned and even the most ordinary

may be shared often, or not. But what

objects had stories. My father purchased it

sparks my interest most when visiting is

in Turkey, and although I am not sure

the owner’s delight in telling a tale of a

exactly why he was there, my mother hung

singular item that has special meaning for

it over some paintings in our living room.

them. Most millennials, and certainly future

When my father passed a few years ago,

generations as well, will not want the heavy

it was, oddly, the only thing I wanted. It

burden of inherited objects. So, edit, curate

was a reminder of his long military career

and give away, but save one piece that speaks

— a sword was part of his official dress

to you. You never know when it will take

uniform — and his penchant for travel to

you on a lovely sentimental journey.

exotic locales. As I studied the sword — a little neglected and dinged — the other day while taking a momentary break in the midst of com-

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fIRST LooK

The beauty of spring captured by Louis Comfort Tiffany in a brilliant design is just one of the many treasures found at The Morse Museum, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Contained inside the North Park Avenue building is the largest collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) in the world. At the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, he debuted a magnificent window depicting the four seasons. The Spring panel, its cluster of colorful tulips heralding the earth’s renewal, is just one part of his extraordinary representation of nature’s cycle. Tiffany later divided his Four Seasons window for installation at his Long Island estate, Laurelton Hall. The four main panels went into the living room while the border panels were placed in the garden entrance of the reception hall. Entirely composed of colored, plated and textured glass, with no painted embellishments at all, the leaded-glass panels represent the highest achievement in Tiffany glassmaking. As a work of art, the panels symbolize the epic structure of life, birth, aging, death and rebirth. Surviving today with all its brilliant elements, these panels remain central works in understanding the artist’s genius innovation and place in American design. Above all, they remain objects of splendid beauty. For more information, visit morsemuseum.org. Spring panel from the Four Seasons window, c. 1899–1900 Living room, Laurelton Hall, Long Island, New York, 1902–57 Exhibited: Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900, and Prima Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Decorative Moderna, Turin, Italy, 1902 Leaded glass; Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1892–1900; 40 1/4 x 39 3/8 in.; (57-018)

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fASHIONfORWARD

fabrics

What’s more glamorous than the annual Academy Awards with a red-carpet reception featuring Hollywood’s hottest stars — all dressed to impress? Those fabulous gowns can also serve as a source of inspiration for adding some star-style to your home. We asked the team at Interiors Trading — a to-the-trade showroom — for samples that shine and shimmer as bright as that big night.

SCULPTURAL: CONTRASTS, TEXTURES

Janelle Monae in Elie Saab

FABRICS: Kravet Candice Olson Collection in 100% silk; Scalamandré Shalimar embroidery in charcoal; Norbar Fabrics open weave metallic; IFI Fabrics wovens; Threads Star Fire in bronze/ebony; Scion Ada; and Robert Allen Sahara Sequin. TRIMS: Schumacher Callas beads on linen and Schumacher Couture Trims Collection Garbo tape; and Lori Weitzner for Samuel & Sons Artemis glass-beaded borders in nickel and jet.

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fabrics

FABRICS: Barry Dixon Laurel damask; Zoffany Diamond sheer; Vervain Narcissus open weave; and Larsen Lana in gold/ivory. TRIMS: Kravet trimmings Soprano Collection in metal; Fabricut Truffles; Lori Weitzner for Samuel & Sons Bejeweled Collection Charmer embroidered border and Shangra La Collection in Diamond Constellation and Mandarin Cloud.

SPARKLING: GOLD, EMBROIDERY, FRINGE FABRICS: Kravet Couture Royal Affair in white gold; Fabricut Compass and Zeta; and Kravet Couture The High Life in champagne. TRIMS: The Walfab Company Vermicelli 1; Schumacher Couture Trims collection Garbo tape and Simpson on linen.

Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé

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Emma Stone in Givenchy haute couture


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fabrics

RED HOT: TOMATO, POPPY, CORAL FABRICS: Vervain Cabrini; Gianti Paris 9; S. Harris Vaudeville; Brunschwig & Fils Sylvana in ruby; and S. Harris Jacob’s Ladder.

Ruth Negga in Valentino

TRIMS: Schumacher Couture Trims Collection; and Houles Paris Gimp braid.

ROMANCE: SOFT FLORALS, SHIMMERY SHEERS FABRICS: Vervain Sequin Dream; Kravet Couture Crystal Sheer in vapor; Zoffany Harper Amethyst linen; Duralee Fabrics embroidered linen; and Colefax and Fowler Seraphina Glazed TRIMS: Schumacher Northern Lights tape.

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Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo


fASHIONfORWARD

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MIXED METALLICS: GOLD, BRONZE, PEWTER Jessica Biel in Kaufman France

FABRICS: Zoffany Cinnabar; Kravet Couture Party Favors in old gold; Fabricut Zeta; Fabricut Fore Diamond; Kravet Couture Going Glam in nickel; Kravet Couture New Modern in truffle; Kravet Couture Animal Allure in copper; Fabricut Madsen; and Kravet Couture metallic velvet in platinum and smoked pearl.

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designingMINDS

Lessons from the Design High Life in Manhattan

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by SALLY

WARD

Photos by Robert Snow

ears ago there was a New

their dwellings, you also earn their trust.

York City interior designer

At the same time, a designer’s own sense

who was infamous for visit-

of what works for style and space plan-

ing clients’ homes and start-

ning is invaluable for preventing people

ing his consultations by asking them,

from making costly mistakes, especially

“Which three things do you want to keep?”

during renovation and addition projects.

Many designers like to leave their

In 1988, during the heyday of over-the-

imprint, their signature style, on each

top style, I literally landed in Manhattan

project they create. But after 30 years of

within 30 days of receiving my bachelor’s

professional experience that has included

degree in interior design from Louisiana

servicing the rich and famous in the New

State University. The first company

York high-life design world, I am convinced

whose door I knocked on was Peter Mari-

it is vital to help homeowners cultivate

no Architect, and this very prestigious

their own style.

firm hired me on the spot as a design

By assisting clients with telling their own stories through the interior design of

assistant. I was immediately thrown into the firm’s hectic but thrilling work. One day I

A light and airy family room has ample seating and french doors.

was helping install artwork at the luxurious Upper East Side townhouse of Revlon CEO Ron Perelman, where the design crew received no offer of food or water for the entire day. Another time I was gaining firsthand experience in retail design by working on the high-end interiors at Barney’s department store. I worked on projects for Valentino and Chanel fashion houses. I also ran the fabric library at Peter Marino’s, keeping all the samples organized and categorized for the 10 designers and two dozen architects on staff. Soon, I decided to make a career move. I went to work for another notable firm, Jed Johnson and Associates on West 61st Street, near Lincoln Center. Jed Johnson had started out doing design work for the art clients of his personal friend Andy Warhol. I had wanted to be an interior designer since I was 15. My mother was a designer

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designingMINDS

The column front doors set off the architectural cabinet/bookcase to create a stunning feature in a family room.

who gave me encouragement when I began drawing floor plans and dreaming up home interiors. While in college, I worked one summer at Parsons School of Design and lived in New York University student housing in Greenwich Village. I also did an internship at the Manhattan fabric house Rose Cummings, Inc. At Jed Johnson and Associates, I had the title of project designer and had my own accounts. All of my education and training came alive in living color. I designed Joan Lunden’s Westchester County home and her dressing room on the set of the Today show. I did several homes in the Hamptons on Long Island. I was 27 years old and I was flying to Saint

Dakota apartment building had an exten-

work in many styles, and know-how with

Tropez in a client’s private jet to work on a

sive collection of John Singer Sargent

the use of texture, color, scale and furnish-

villa in the South of France. My firm was

paintings and turn-of-the-century furni-

ings placement.

handling design projects for superstars

ture. I also became knowledgeable about

This has been valuable for my work

like Barbra Streisand and Mick Jagger.

every design style, including neoclassical

today as a design consultant, which runs

and art deco design.

the gamut from one-room re-dos to working

I was also running daily on foot or by taxi to furniture dealers, faux artists, antique

The six years that I lived, worked and

with an architect, builder and homebuyer

dealers and design centers, selecting

breathed high-style interior design in

from the ground up on a brand new house

everything from velvet sofas to ashtrays

New York enabled me to develop a sophis-

in Winter Park.

for clients. One client who lived in the

ticated eye for good design, versatility to

Most of all, my big-city experience has shown how important it is to work well with people on their personal home projects, helping them use design budgets wisely, sometimes being brutally honest with them about design pitfalls, and always striving to earn their trust. This professional and personal trust is at least as important as talent, knowledge or style, and it is an imperative in today’s design worlds.

This carved wood cabinet is a striking focal point at the Capen House in Winter Park.

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Sally Ward is owner of Sally Ward Interior Design in Winter Park. A degreed interior designer with more than 30 years of experience, she has worked on residential and commercial design projects of all sizes. She also provided professional design services for the Capen House historic event space in Winter Park. Sally can be reached at 407-619-0515 or at sallyward@cfl.rr.com.


DESIGNdestination:

PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK

The powder bath features Trope 3D fixtures from Ferguson.

by Wendy Tramell

A little winter break led me to the sunny desert hot spot of Palm Springs for a week of marveling at timeless designs. Modernism Week began in Palm Springs in 2006 to celebrate mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. Its mission is to recognize and foster appreciation of mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living represented in the greater Palm Springs area.

Christopher Kennedy designed the colorful dining room.

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hat started as a hip and fairly low-key regional event has grown into an international experience that attracted

more than 90,000 participants this year. Over the 10-day festival, February 16 – 26, more than 250 events were held, including

The far-from-kitschy kitchen includes bright brass accents and a Pontil light fixture by George Kovacs from Ferguson.

home tours, films, lectures, double-decker bus tours of architectural gems and celebrity houses, walking tours, classic cars, nightly parties, and more. The highlight of this year’s event was the Modernism Week 2017 Show House, Villa Golightly, a collaboration between Christopher Kennedy, a renowned California interior designer, and homeowner Kelly Golightly (Kelly Lee), blogger, Instagram influencer and unofficial ambassador of Palm Springs. Her 6,500-square-foot desert estate located in Andreas Hills, south of downtown, was completely transformed by Christopher Kennedy and his team of nearly 20 of the nation’s top interior designers — or tastemakers as they are called. Each created their own unique room in the villa representing their personal tastes and aesthetics while keeping

A lively lounge area was created by Grace Home Furnishings and the family room in the background is Kelly Golightly’s design.

Kelly “Golightly” Lee with her husband, Fred Moser.

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in mind their client — self-described on

The light, white living room with papered walls is by Barclay Butera.


DESIGNdestination her website as a “sparkling style guide for the modern-day Audrey Hepburns of the world.” Traditional Home and California Home + Design magazines presented The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House which featured products from Chairish, Thermador, Ferguson, DuPont, Eggersmann USA cabinetry, and more than three dozen other local and national design resources. Christopher Kennedy designed the dining

Another view of the lounge with acrylic bar stools and floating fireplace.

room and outdoor spaces while Kelly designed her home’s family room, or “glamily room” as she calls it. Other designers included Kate Spade

Sarah Sherman Samuel dressed the pink-walled guest bedroom.

New York, Barclay Butera, Joy Cho, Sarah Sherman Samuel, Gray Malin and Salvador Camarena. Many other designers, content creators, photographers and fashion stylists contributed designs for this home. Major design trends included wild colors, bold wallpaper prints and a variety of mixed metals. A perfect description of Villa Golightly: Retro-Palm-Springs-Chic-MeetsContemporary-Hollywood-Regency. The results are utterly amazing and truly celebrate the art of living a colorful life.

The picturesque outdoor view of the terrace with the mountains in the background.

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The turquoise-hued master bedroom was designed by Trellis Home.


DESIGNdilemma

Maximizing Space in a Narrow Townhome Photos by Teran Buckner

Francia Fusik, All In One Decorating Solutions, created a transitional, functional space for her clients who were downsizing from a larger home in Windermere to a four-story townhome in downtown Orlando.

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his was a brand new home for my clients and we were commissioned to not only maximize space, but also create a space that is functional. The inspiring styles were minimalistic and transitional,” she says. The couple’s previous home was more

traditional.

“The biggest challenge on this Brownstone was the common area on the second floor because it was only 15 feet wide and is the heart of the house with the family room, dining room and kitchen,” she adds. To make it feel more open, Francia used a monotone color palette in the living room and dining room, creating a calm and tranquil space that

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DESIGNdilemma flows nicely into the kitchen. “To achieve a perfect balance and harmony throughout the space, we added touches of color with the throw pillows and accessories,” she explains. And the custom shelving unit on the wall was made to be like a piece of art, showcasing the client’s prized possessions. Banquette seating was added in a nook off the narrow living room and dining room to give the clients another area to relax as well as offer additional storage underneath the cushions and behind the shelves. In the kitchen, Francia really focused on the materials, such as the Uttermost satin nickel finish pendant lights, featuring a mix of curved and straight lines, over the island. The tile backsplash was chosen to go with the granite counters, cabinets and wood flooring, complementing the colors in each. All in all the narrow width of the home was visually expanded with the smart use of interesting materials, reflective finishes, simple color palette, convenient storage and just-the-right-size furnishings.

In the office, the bookshelves provide enough storage for reference materials and office supplies. An additional desk pulls out from the main one so two people can work there at once.

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house AND home

CONSIDER AN HONOR FOR YOUR HOME by Mary Margaret Vasquez, Casa V Interiors

When a truly wonderful house exists, it can be honored with a symbol or an illustration that becomes the insignia of the house — a house logo. GIVING A HOUSE A LOGO creates

toric jewel. The previous owner, who had

a sense of place. The image can be printed

lived there for 50 years, illustrated a charm-

onto stationery or napkins and thought-

ing depiction of the house. The drawing

fully placed around the interior. It must be

perfectly captures the Old Florida feel of

used sparingly, however, so as not to seem

this home with its heavily stuccoed Span-

commercial. The house doesn’t have to be

ish facade framed by casual palm trees

grand to merit this treatment, but it does

swaying in the breeze. The image is ideal

have to be spectacularly designed.

for a logo. The current owner has the

image into some household items for the

One of my current projects is the

same thought. Once the renovation is

next phase of this special house.

design of an addition to a Winter Park his-

complete we will enjoy incorporating this

Casa Tua Miami, logo by Nimka Branding Solutions

Casa Tua in Miami has a charming logo. This hotel/club is a magical place situated in an old Spanish-style home concealed by a large ficus wall located a few blocks off of South Beach. The mood is very chic as it is full of insanely gorgeous people, yet it is casual and comfortable in the most elegant way. Michele Bonan designed the interiors to feel like a personal home including photographs of the beautiful owners and their family, books, open shelving, and comfortable furniture. Dinner plates, serving pieces and matchboxes feature the name Casa Tua in a charming font. There is an enchanting illustration of the house as well, which perfectly captures the spirit of this fashionable abode. A favorite house on my daily driving route is a perfect candidate for a whimsical house logo. The house is elegant, nicely proportioned to its lot, and is positioned just so to overlook the waters of Lake Virginia in Winter Park. A house logo would make a quintessential hostess gift should I ever be invited over for a party.

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house AND home

LOCAL RENOVATION SHOW SET TO DEBUT

Elizabeth Hart

If you love home improvement and design television shows, but get frustrated with repeated projects that include basements, shiplap, furnaces and other home features that are definitely not relatable to Central Florida, there is good news.

Ready, Set, Renovate!, a new 30-minute, HGTV-style home renovation show will not only feature a local host, it is also produced locally and will feature projects from all over Central Florida. Scheduled to debut on April 8 at noon, the show’s host and creator is former WKMG (Channel 6) meteorologist Elizabeth Hart. She left the station last March to develop Ready, Set, Renovate! full time with videographer Michael Loff. She became interested in home renovation during the housing market crisis when she purchased some investment properties. After making improvements to the properties, she rented them out. That’s when she fell in love with seeing how homes can fulfill their potential through renovation and become special places again for new homeowners. Elizabeth credits the courage to take on the enormity of a television show (the first season has 13 episodes and the filming schedule depends on the work completion) to her family roots of strong, determined women. “I always had an example in front of me of women who weren’t afraid to work hard and do something. It never really occurred to me not to do it,” she says. Her main reason for leaving the fulltime weather desk was to be able to spend 38

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house AND home more time with her son. “I was in the hospital having my son when my husband passed away. It was emotionally traumatic and hard because I did not have family here. I was working at the station trying to juggle everything and was having a difficult time managing my parenting responsibilities. That started the wheel turning — I knew I needed to come up with something better,” she explains. So she started working weekends and supplementing her income with the renovated rental properties. “Every time I renovated a house I realized I loved picking out the tile, the cabinets. It was so fun. I ended up re-doing my own home in Windermere,” she says. That got her thinking that there should be a market for a program about Central Florida projects. Elizabeth Hart and Caron Farina

Season one highlights include a complete gut of an 8,000-square-foot home in Isleworth, a historic mixed-use building in Winter Park and a massive landscape makeover in West Orange County, as well as shopping for antiques in Ivanhoe Village. As improvement in the home market continues with new construction and renovation projects, the show covers local trends in building, architecture, design, and the people and companies involved. 40

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iNDUSTRY iCON NEW FURNITURE INSPIRED BY A CENTURY OF

FLORENCE KNOLL A recent reception celebrating the 100th birthday of architect and designer Florence Knoll Bassett at Ted Maines Interiors (a Winter Park showroom with Knoll products prominently on display) reminded us how much she contributed to the industry and how remarkably relevant her designs still are.

KNOLL, THE EPONYMOUS COMPANY, understands that better than anyone, which is why they have introduced the Florence Knoll Relaxed Lounge Seating, Dining Tables, Mini Desk and Hairpin Stacking Table to the Florence Knoll Collection. The resurgence of mid-century home design has kept her legacy alive and new generations of fans gravitate to the sculptural lines and functionality of the pieces. Early in her career she took on a variety of projects with the Planning Unit, a division of Knoll that she founded in 1946. In the process, she designed a great deal of furniture that, while intended simply as “fill-ins� for commercial projects, have since become standalone icons of modern furniture design that suit workplaces and residences alike. With her natural eye for design and her famous refusal to compromise on perfection, Florence Knoll devised solutions to office problems that had never been recognized or addressed before. By 1950, more than a third of the 63 products offered in the Knoll Associates price list had been designed by Florence Knoll.

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Opposite: Dining chairs and table from the new Florence Knoll Relaxed Lounge collection Right: Sofa from the new Florence Knoll Relaxed Lounge Seating collection

Her Lounge Collection, first introduced in 1954, poised on sleek metal frames (the lounge chair, settee and sofa), bears clear geometric profiles that celebrate the Bauhaus tenets of rational design, principles that Florence Knoll undoubtedly imbued from her mentor, Mies van der Rohe, during her studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The new Florence Knoll Relaxed Lounge Seating collection introduces softer, deeper cousins to the classics, and their generous cushioning meets the requirements of comfort and calm in the modern home. Further additions to the Florence Knoll line include a series of dining tables and the Mini Desk that will be available in a range of marbles. The Mini Desk will additionally be offered in glass. Although less widely recognized than her classic lounge collection, Florence Knoll’s early design for a wire-base stool has become an equally legendary example of sleek, Bauhaus-inspired American furniture since its introduction in 1948. In celebration of her 100th year, the design will be revived from the Knoll archive and reintroduced as the Florence Knoll Hairpin Stacking Table. First prototyped in the early 1940s, the Model 75 stacking stool became an instantly popular addition to what was then still a small catalog of furnishings

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iNDUSTRY iCON from Knoll Associates. It remained in production until 1966. The Florence Knoll Hairpin Stacking Table will be made of a painted steel and laminate and can stack up to five tables. A flexible piece — it can go by the bed, in the library, next to the pool or in the nursery.

The Florence Knoll Hairpin Stacking Table shown in multiple colors, and stacked (below).

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EnTERTAINING

SAVORING THE SEASON:

The Appeal of Impromptu Gatherings As our days begin to afford us with an extra hour or two of sunshine, I am always surprised when friends and neighbors suddenly reappear when the sun shines a bit later. Beginning in early spring as I arrive home from work, I experience barbecue aromas that permeate neighborhoods; I witness poolside wine-sipping, neighbors chatting in their driveways, and very often, the last-minute invite to “come join us for dinner; we are grilling out.”

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o in preparation for this upcoming beautiful season, I have decided to make an effort to prepare a few premade sauces that store very

well in the refrigerator, keep on hand some frozen jumbo shrimp, and on my kitchen counter the versatile avocado for what is the main ingredient in my favorite new snack — avocado toast. Now when those friends or neighbors come knocking, I will be a bit more prepared to assist in these summer pop-up dinners. Of course, impromptu potluck social gatherings are usually preceded by a bit

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EnTERTAINING of wine drinking, so I will be stocking up on some lighter style varietals. Spring and summer say rosé, and I agree, however, there are some delicious white wines that play just as well with warmer weather. Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris and Semillon all offer amazing crispness with the perfect amount of acidity and lower alcohol that actually enhance the flavors of summer. I must admit that steamed shrimp is one of my favorite foods. They are also a quick and easy go-to appetizer. Remember, however, don’t purchase shrimp that are already cooked, as they are watery and have little flavor. Pick up a few pounds of fresh jumbo shrimp from the seafood case at your favorite market. Take them home, rinse them off and freeze in packs of 12 in containers. When the time arises to prepare, remove from the freezer and allow a steady stream of cold water to flow on them for about 15 minutes. Then gently poach in a combination of boiling water, white wine, bay leaves and Old Bay seasoning. Depending on the size, allow for a cooking time of no more than 3-5 minutes. Strain, allow to cool briefly, and serve immediately with the following alternative sauce to the traditional cocktail variety. Now enjoy your alfresco evenings or Sunday fun days even more after you’ve done a little seasonal prep!

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Steak Sauce and Marinade I always have this delicious recipe on hand as the perfect marinade for chops and skirt steak or as a zesty topping on a grilled hamburger. YIELD: 2 CUPS 3 tablespoons blended oil

3 tablespoons apple juice

1 shallot, minced

1/4 cup balsamic syrup

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons golden raisins, chopped

3 tablespoons ketchup

3 tablespoons dried prunes, chopped

1 tablespoon dry mustard

2 teaspoons sriracha

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon celery salt In a medium saucepan, heat blended oil on medium temperature. Add shallot, garlic, raisins and prunes and sautĂŠ for 3 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and carefully blend in a mixer or food processor until smooth. Place in refrigerator uncovered until completely cool and then cover and store in refrigerator for up to one month.

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Curry Mustard Aioli

Jamie McFadden,

YIELD: 2 CUPS

education and

1 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise 3/4 cup Dijon mustard 3 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon ponzu

Cuisiniers founder and executive chef, credits his culinary travels throughout Europe and the United States for enabling him to build his successful business in Central Florida based on a

2 teaspoons curry powder

fresh-approach cooking style. After graduating

Salt and pepper to taste

from Baltimore’s International Culinary

In a medium bowl, mix all of the above ingredients. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to your taste. Place in a sealable container and refrigerate up to 10 days.

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.

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ONtheMARKET:

LUXURIOUS LIVING

Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or are just curious… here a few high-end homes on the market in the area. From modern to more traditional and from new construction to newly renovated, these homes all have quality materials, fine detailing and plenty of amenities. 1760 FAWSETT RD. WINTER PARK 32789 PROPERTY TYPE: Single Family Home BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 6.5 YEAR BUILT: 2017 LOT SIZE: 0.3 Acres SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,637 AMENITIES: Lake view (Lake Sue); pool; covered lanai with summer kitchen; Sub-Zero/ Wolf appliances; bonus room with kitchenette

NEW AGE CONSTRUCTION

LISTING AGENT: Padgett McCormick, Kelly Price & Company 407-929-5604 | padgett@theresidential.net

LIST PRICE: $1,950,000

Spectacular new-construction home built by highly regarded Rex-Tibbs Construction. In Winter Park’s most sought-after neighborhood, this modern two-story home sits on an expansive corner lot with incredible views of Lake Sue. Soaring ceilings, wide plank wood floors and large windows allow natural light to illuminate every room. The open floor plan features a chef’s kitchen with Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, white Carrera marble countertops, custom cabinets and a large pantry. A sophisticated gas fireplace warms and welcomes conversation in the general living areas. A private, downstairs master suite features a walk-in closet, custom built-ins and a luxurious master bathroom. The yard is meticulously landscaped by Signature Landscape Contractors. A covered lanai with retractable screens and summer kitchen overlooks a stunning pool with water and fire features.

FARMHOUSE CHARM

LISTING AGENT: Megan Cross, Fannie Hillman + Associates 407-353-9997 | megan@fanniehillman.com

This stately, yet stylish, custom “farmhouse,” with expansive front porch, exudes Southern hospitality with a cozy carriage house apartment over the detached garage. Ideal for entertaining, the main house has a formal dining room, butler’s pantry and chef’s kitchen. Anchored by two islands and opening to a large gathering room, the kitchen features Miele, Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances, walnut counters, breakfast station and eat-in alcove. The family room boasts tongueand-groove ceilings and reclaimed white oak floors. A downstairs master retreat includes a walkin closet, marble bath floors, soaking tub, and adjoining oak-paneled library. A lush backyard has a saltwater pool, Pennsylvania field stone, brick wall fountain feature and built-in grill. Other amenities include Pella doors/windows, mud/laundry room, gas fireplace, two tankless water heaters, security system and plantation shutters.

1713 LAKESIDE DR. | ORLANDO 32803 PROPERTY TYPE: Single Family Home BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 5 YEAR BUILT: 2009 LOT SIZE: 0.34 Acres SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,481 AMENITIES: Saltwater pool; expansive front porch; downstairs master suite; gourmet kitchen; 550-sq.-ft. garage apartment LIST PRICE: $1,750,000 SPRING | SUMMER 2017

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LISTING AGENT: Skip Kirst, Broker Associate, Collado Real Estate 407-342-0265 | skip@skipkirst.com This classic Old Florida home features three en-suite bedrooms and water views from every room. From the Ipe wood entry steps and wrap-around porches to a private dock and covered boat slip with storage for kayaks and paddle boards, this is the perfect river retreat. This home has be lovingly remodeled and maintained. The kitchen features built-in wall ovens, granite countertops and an island with cook-top. In addition to the three bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house, there is an air conditioned office/man cave/den on the ground floor. This private and beautifully landscaped property is only a short walk to NSB’s coveted no-drive beach and close to JB’s Fish Camp and the National Seashore.

835 DRUM AVE. | NEW SMYRNA BEACH 32169 PROPERTY TYPE: Single Family Home n BEDROOMS: 3 n BATHROOMS: 3 YEAR BUILT: 1986 n SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,017 AMENITIES: Waterfront, water access with boat slip n LIST PRICE: $740,000

MEDITERRANEAN MASTERPIECE

LISTING AGENT: Wendy Williams Crumit, Fannie Hillman + Associates 321-356-8590 | wendy@fanniehillman.com This impressive Mediterranean lakefront estate in the heart of Winter Park sits on more than an acre of land with 227 feet of shoreline on Lake Maitland. Enjoy breathtaking views from almost every room. Built in 2002, this beautiful home features 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, which includes a 1 bedroom/1 bath guest suite over the 5-car garage. Other highlights include a 50-foot pool and Jacuzzi; home theater; gourmet kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances, double ovens, two dishwashers, gas burners and butler’s pantry. Beautiful sunsets await on the 12' x 77' covered patio. And it’s within walking distance to the Winter Park Racquet Club.

2040 VENETIAN WAY | WINTER PARK 32789 PROPERTY TYPE: Single Family Home n BEDROOMS: 6 n BATHROOMS: 7 YEAR BUILT: 2002 n LOT SIZE: 1.15 ACRES n SQUARE FOOTAGE: 7,677 AMENITIES: Lakefront (Lake Maitland); pool and Jacuzzi; home theater; gourmet kitchen; 5-car garage n LIST PRICE: $4,600,000 54

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UPDATED OLD WORLD CHARM

LISTING AGENT: Anne Brownlee, Anne Rogers Realty Group 407-765-3372 | abrownlee1@live.com An elegant blend of Old World charm and modern convenience, this 2009 Parade of Home Grand Award winner was meticulously renovated and expanded by Victor Farina, Farina & Sons Inc. Spacious and inviting, the entry foyer leads to the dining room with an 18' ceiling. A downstairs master suite boasts his and hers walk-in closets; commanding office with Wormy Chestnut paneling including built-ins. The large family room/kitchen combination includes beamed ceilings and gas-burning fireplace, well-equipped bar area as well as a coffee station. A cook’s dream, the kitchen is equipped with six-burner gas range, two dishwashers, double oven and warming oven, butcher block island with prep sink and walk-in pantry. Stunning architecture with clean lines accentuated by mature and lush landscaping, brick-covered patio and two fountains highlights the outdoor space.

1920 ESPANOLA DR. | ORLANDO 32804 PROPERTY TYPE: Single Family Home BEDROOMS: 4 BATHROOMS: 5 YEAR BUILT: 1969 LOT SIZE: 0.32 Acres SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,624 AMENITIES: 2009 Parade of Homes Grand Award Winner, renovated by Victor Farina LIST PRICE: $1,294,000


ROOM by ROOM

Area designers share details about some of their favorite rooms.

OUTD O O R K I TC H E N There’s nothing better than eating outside, especially this time of year in Central Florida. We designed this outdoor space to seat a minimum of 12 people at a custom-made, tile-top table with a WRI custom chandelier made to withstand the elements. Those two semi-rustic features mixed with Philip Stark’s Master chairs create the perfect ambiance for dining with family and friends and enjoying our great weather. The summer kitchen has everything a gourmet chef could want, including a pizza oven.

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MAST E R BE D R O OM This master suite is a study in “rustic contemporary” by incorporating a stylized flat-stock ceiling “beam” design, modern metallic wallpaper behind the headboard (paired with classic wall-trim details), distressed wood flooring, and an oversized statement chandelier. The natural textural materials lend a cozy, less-formal feel, while pops of bold color add that au courant touch.

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M E DI A RO OM | P O O L H O U S E This rock-and-roll-inspired media room also doubles as a pool house and game room. The focal point is the brass wall with custom metal angel wings anchoring the seating area. Sexy and sophisticated furniture and bar area further enhance the fun and edgy design of this multi-functional space.

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SITTING AREA This sitting area is adjacent to the oversized gourmet kitchen and family room that were created during a complete interior remodel of a magical mid-century estate home. This unique property is almost completely surrounded by water, creating a private resort-like environment for its owners. The polished marble floor serves to reflect light that pours in from the two-story windows. We kept the wood ceiling as a nod to the home’s original organic architecture. The iconic and comfortable swivel chairs along with the classic Platner coffee table give the space a curated feel, while the warm-tone fabrics on the daybed add a pop of interior color. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee as the magnificent views are never ending.

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MAST E R BE D R O OM Oftentimes, master bedrooms can be quite long and we have to figure out how to add pieces without overcrowding. In this case, two lovely chaise lounges are directly toward the television. Light backgrounds and soft colors make this a dreamy place to sleep.

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WIN E R O OM This luxurious, 2,000-bottle, climate-controlled and wood-paneled wine room is off an elegant dining room, with a separate wine dispenser located in the custom kitchen. The wine room is a focal point of a 12,600-square-foot, one-of-a-kind estate home in Mount Dora, built by Beck Custom Homes of Altamonte Springs.

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THE NEW

AMERICAN HOME

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Karen LeBlanc

The 2017 New American Home merges golf and Rat Pack glamour in a pod-style estate in Lake Nona Golf & Country Club for living large and small.

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OVERLOOKING THE FAIRWAYS OF LAKE NONA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, THE 2017 NEW AMERICAN HOME (TNAH), DESIGNED AND BUILT BY PHIL KEAN DESIGN GROUP, CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF MID-CENTURY MODERN’S PINNACLE WHEN HOLLYWOOD ELITE AND WEALTHY SOCIALITES COMMISSIONED MODERNIST PARTY PADS FROM THE PREVAILING STARCHITECTS. NAMED PALM COURT, A NOD TO ITS MUSE — THE PALM SPRINGS, ’50S-ERA, RAT PACK, COUNTRY CLUB SET — THE 8,245-SQUARE-FOOT “POD” STYLE HOME HAS FIVE BEDROOMS, SEVEN-AND-A-HALF BATHROOMS, A ROOFTOP TERRACE AND MAJOR GOLF AMENITIES. UNEEK

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hil Kean’s present-day interpretation of modernism is a Florida version, defined by a 40-foot span of glass that fronts the home, rectilinear planes and flat roof lines that create contemporary curb appeal. Located in a private, gated community known for its famous-name athletes and pro golfers, Phil

built Palm Court as a show home on tour during the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) held in Orlando in January. The New American Home features the latest lifestyle trends and technologies, offering a first look at new building products before they hit the market. Phil Kean Design Group worked with participating vendors to custom create products that will become a part of vendors’ product lines, available to the consumer in the near future. Before the IBS, I met up with Phil Kean to tour his latest Lake Nona estate and experience its unique floor plan—a rectangular grouping of living zones around an interior putting green/courtyard with palm trees. “The home is great for living large or small because you can close or open sections,”’ explains Phil, principal of Phil Kean Design Group, AIA, ASID, AIBD. Immediately as we enter the home, we are outside again as the sliding glass walls by WinDoor open to reveal the entrance corridor furnished as a casual seating area that leads to the main living JEFF DAVIS

spaces—a music room, great room, dining room, wine bar and kitchen, all opening up to waterfront views and a vanishing-edge

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pool. “We’ve designed the house to be podlike with a main house connected to three pods by enclosed courtyards and walkways,” he adds. One pod is a self-contained guest suite with a bedroom, bathroom, living room and laundry. The second pod is an exercise and spa space with a steam room and massage table. The third pod is a game room with a pool table and bar. Our tour begins at the entry corridor leading to custom-designed glass and wood double doors from Simpson Door Company that open to the music room, known as the grand salon, with a Bösendorfer piano and floor-to-ceiling, doublesided fireplace adorned with geometric concrete tiles from Walker Zanger’s Kaza Collection. “This beautiful fire feature offers a line of sight through to the entire sequence of the house,” notes Phil, referring to the custom-made, see-through, glass firebox with views to the great room and dining room. Throughout the home, 15 retractable screens by Phantom Screens open up the home to the outdoors from all angles, including a motorized wall screen spanning more than 40 feet in the great room and dining room. “We have the largest Phantom Screens ever made and one of the largest sliding walls of glass,” Phil says. “The décor is a nod to mid-century styling; you can imagine one of those fantastic Palm Springs resorts where Frank Sinatra was in the other room,” explains Phil, who had just returned from a trip to the desert resort city when he began designing the home. The Phil Kean design team locally sourced much of the home’s décor and art elements, working with Flying Horse Editions, a collaborative research studio for visual artists at the

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University of Central Florida. “The colors are a bit more glamorous with a touch of glitter and bling. The house is designed around parties, art and relaxation,” he says. A wine bar with glass-walled wine storage fronts the great room and announces the kitchen. High-gloss lacquer cabinets seamlessly disguise appliances, cabinetry and the pantry. The Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer with lacquer fronts blend with matching cabinets. The kitchen’s sheen is counterbalanced with a distressed walnut, live-edge breakfast bar that extends from a kitchen island with smoked-glass-front cabinets. Phil commissioned Alabama artist Robin Wade to create the live-edge feature with seating for four. Black-glass-front ovens and a range by Wolf with touch-to-operate surfaces and clever design details, such as hidden electrical outlets that pop up from the countertops, complete the look. JEFF DAVIS

The kitchen opens to the family room and a sculptural glass staircase, crafted in Belgium, with lighted steps leading to the

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sky terrace and a bar named “The 19th Hole.” The single-story flat roof serves as a platform for the sky terrace, accessible also by an outside staircase and an elevator. On the rooftop, an outdoor kitchen and multiple seating areas drink in bird’s-eye views of the community’s 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Tom Fazio. The master suite forms the right wing of the home opening to the pool, an adjacent sitting area and a fitness room. “The master suite should feel like a boutique hotel or resort hotel and I think the décor captures that feel with the velvet upholstered headboard that spans the wall and this fantastic view of the pool and waterfront,” Phil says. A white, stacked-stone, corner fireplace and gray and white color palette create a soft, serene retreat. Completing the spa-like experience is a European-styled wet room that places the shower and a freestanding tub in the same shared space, designed to deliver a rain shower experience with body washes and sprays. The master bath opens to a roomlength Brazilian wood bench and disperses natural light through a frosted glass wall. From the master suite, we cross through to the golf simulator room designed for training, practice, and après golf at the bar, one of six bars in the home. On the back wall, a large digital

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screen recreates golf courses from around the world connected to a putting green. “It’s all high-definition, cutting-edge technology for the golfer and if you are going to buy in Lake Nona, this is a staple,” Phil says. Back at the front of the house, we arrive at the guest suite pod, a home within a home, and the glass hallway, a visible part of the exterior, that leads to a series of three additional guest rooms, completing the rectangular footprint. “One of the cool things about pod architecture is that you can use the space based on your needs. If you want a house to party, this is the place,” Phil says.

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LAKE NONA

LAKE NONA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Known in many corners as “the future of cities,”

Created more than 30 years ago along a 600-acre stretch of land, Lake Nona Golf & Coun-

Lake Nona has become a model for a forward-

try Club combines natural splendor with a dynamic lifestyle in a community that offers diverse

looking, health and wellness community. Lake

amenities amid an abundance of home options.

Nona’s 17 square miles are rooted in health, wellbeing and performance innovation thanks to a thriving health and life sciences cluster and the growing Sports & Performance District anchored by the USTA’s National Campus and Orlando City Soccer Club’s training facility. The community’s focus on health and wellbeing makes Lake Nona a unique atmosphere for

The unique opportunity to live and play at Lake Nona has attracted a vibrant community of members and residents who represent more than 30 countries around the globe and who enjoy a wealth of amenities, including a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course, a newly renovated 40,000-square-foot Clubhouse along with an 18-room Guest Lodge, a Bath & Racquet Club with all-inclusive fitness and tennis facilities, swimming pool with cabanas, year-round children’s programming including a kids clubhouse called Nona Crewhouse, 24-hour gated security, and water-based recreation on a trio of waterways.

individuals and families who seek to live more actively together. Lake Nona’s 44 miles of trails connect neighborhoods, schools and community centers, and health events like Yoga Nona and Tai Chi are further supported by regular community events like family movie nights and the monthly “Live & Local” events, which feature some of Central Florida’s best live music, farmer’s market and top food trucks. As culture defines a community, Lake Nona’s burgeoning culinary and public art scene continues to create a diverse, modern environment. These are just a few of the many reasons that Lake Nona is a nationally awarded, masterplanned community that shines for promoting JEFF DAVIS

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NATURAL NEUTRALS DESIGNER:

JENNA ROEBKE, TINA MARIE INTERIOR DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY:

STEPHEN ALLEN BY

KATE SLENTZ THIS MODERN REDESIGN COMBINES HIGH-STYLE FURNISHINGS AND LIGHTING, CONVERSATIONAL ARTWORK AND NATURAL ELEMENTS TO CREATE A CASUAL, LIVABLE YET POLISHED HOME FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR. “THE CLIENTS WANTED SOMETHING THAT DID NOT FEEL PRETENTIOUS. THEY WANTED IT TO FEEL FINISHED, OPEN, AIRY BUT NOT STIFF OR OVERDONE,” EXPLAINS CHRISTINA MCCOMBS, PRINCIPAL DESIGNER AND OWNER, TINA MARIE INTERIOR DESIGN.

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New windows were installed in the family to brighten up the space. To keep it light, open and airy, neutral tones were used in the fabrics and furnishings.

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his lakefront home had a very tropical, Mediterra-

out. “With the art, it’s just one of those pieces that’s a long shot,

nean feel based on popular designs from about 10

like is it too crazy? But she saw it and loved it. I really love that it’s

years ago. Some of those elements were kept in the

the bright beacon in the room,” Christina says. The artwork along

home, such as the entryway with a pitch ceiling,

with the wispy light fixture were really meant to be the stars.

featuring wood beams, that runs through the liv-

Beyond the dining room is the kitchen and family room. As

ing room. “She was specific about lighting and an

Christina explains, the kitchen was very traditional with lots of

organic feel,” says Jenna Roebke, lead designer on

browns. The homeowners wanted to incorporate the existing

the project.

copper hood but everything else was made white so that would

Straight ahead from the entryway is the formal living room,

really become the focal point. The existing cabinets were refin-

which offers views of the pool, patio and lake beyond. While

ished with new hardware, a unique, matte white quartz counter-

rarely used, the homeowners wanted it to look polished since it

top was added, and the white marble and wood tile backsplash

is the first room you see upon entering the home. It features an

becomes the other standout in this kitchen.

original piece of artwork made for the homeowners. “It’s a 7-foot

In the family room, taller windows were added to bring in

square and includes several chapters from Siddhartha typed out

more light and the focus was really on the functionality as this is

on it, which is one of their favorite books,” Jenna explains. And

where the children and their friends spend a lot of time. Ottomans

tufted, camel leather chairs with rose gold legs really add a modern warmth to the room. To the left, the dining room features a mix of textures including a distressed wood dining table that the homeowner really wanted, gray velvet hostess chairs, distressed leather side chairs, and a gray and white woven rug. “We played on textures and muted tones pretty much throughout the whole space,” Jenna explains. The colors were kept simple so the artwork could really stand

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Above: The kitchen was transformed from a traditional, heavy brown style to all white, so the copper hood and white marble and wood tile backsplash could really shine. The design team brought in a very interesting, hard-to-find, matte pure-white quartz countertop. Opposite: The homeowners were very particular about art and lighting so that became the focal point of the dining room. She also wanted a distressed wood table that would entertain a large group.


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Above left:The entryway, again, focuses on art and lighting. The designers wanted to keep it simple and clean but really set the tone for the entire home. Above right: The custom commissioned art piece features several chapters from one of the homeownwers’ favorite books, Siddhartha. Right: One of the homeowners’ favorite rooms in the house, the media room features several conversation areas, a bar and more interesting artwork.

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pull out from the coffee table so the family can sit around it to play games. And although all the fabrics in the room are light, Jenna says they are super durable. The room, again, mixes different woods and natural tones, such as the modern Bernhardt wingback chairs. Down the hall from the family room is the media/game/bar room, which was an awkwardly shaped room that Jenna and the team transformed into a comfortable, casual hangout place with different conversation areas. “One thing that I think is really genius that Jenna did is the console with the chairs behind there, so if someone wants to have a snack while watching television they don’t have to sit on the sectional,” Christina says. Back on the other side of the house, to the right of the formal living room, is a large rotunda that leads to other parts of the home. “They had this big rotunda with eight walls and I thought it would be cool to make a gallery, sort of a collective feel, where we used maps she had originally, we added ones, and she picked up some more on her travels during the process,” Jenna says. The master bedroom is just off the rotunda where the emphasis was on addressing the large windows that looked out to the lake and creating a serene sitting area that the homeowner would actually use. “The sheers really melded all that together and you can’t really tell where the windows start,” Christina adds. For privacy, blackout roller shades come down from a track that the designers built into the crown molding to keep the room looking clean. “The only true color in this room is the matching pieces of art on either side of the bed and the pillow that goes across the bed,” Christina says. Several changes were made to the master bathroom, including eliminating the built-in tub. “It actually had a faucet that spilled down from the ceiling so there was tile all around it because it was a wet area,” Jenna explains. “We changed the tub and made it more of a focal point when you enter the bathroom from the bedroom.” And 12” x 24” Travertine tiles were carried up the back wall. The home truly blends what the homeowners were looking for – a light, modern and organic space that was also casual, comfortable and conversational. “This is one of our favorite projects that we’ve ever done,” Christina says. “They had an interesting vision, they have great style, and they wanted something different.”

Top: A built-in tub in the master bathroom was replaced by this matte-finish freestanding tub that really becomes the focus of the room. More natural elements were brought in through the wood lighting fixture and Travertine tile. Bottom: Cleverly covered windows conceal blackout roller shades, while the sheers allow lots of natural light and keep the aesthetic clean and calming. Matching pieces of artwork on either side of the bed actually cover two more windows that weren’t necessary.

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A Magical Retreat

INTERIOR DESIGN:

Jessica Lee and Molly Walker, Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc. BUILDER:

Rial Jones, Jones-Clayton Construction PHOTOGRAPHY: Aaron Flores BY Christi Ashby

The double-height grand hall features a custom fireplace mantle by Cheminee Design Co., surrounded by a silver travertine slab from Opustone. The sofa is by Bernhardt. Dramatic — 54" in diameter — drum shades above add interest to the ceiling details.

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The exterior of the home with double fountains and stone entry hint at the magical details to come inside.

It’s the ultimate dream home in the land where dreams come true. And with a name like BippidiBobbidi-Boo, you know it is pure magic. Perfectly situated inside the gates of Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort, this fairytale castle is one of the new Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando. With serene views and access to the amenities of nearby Four Seasons Resort Orlando, it’s a fantastical all-year-round vacation retreat. THE 7,655-SQUARE-FOOT (FIVE BEDROOMS, SIX BATHS, TWO HALF-BATHS) RESIDENCE with guest cabana was built by Rial Jones, Jones-Clayton Construction, as a showcase for the newly developed section. It has already been sold to a family who was staying at the Four Seasons Orlando and fell under the spell of its enchantment. The interior designers, Jessica Lee and Molly Walker, Marc-Michaels Interior Design, were given a free reign as long as the carefree, yet luxurious, spirit was evident. “Rial came to us because we have worked together a lot in the past. He had a specific direction he wanted to go with — very resort-like. Based on the exterior architecture of the house we wanted it to have a classic feel throughout with some contemporary moments here and there. We presented everything, of course, but he kind of let us go with it. There were very few adjustments from our initial design.” Jessica says.

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“The Residences have to be either Spanish Colonial, Italianate or Venetian for the exterior architectural style. There


In the dining room the Mickey form is actually in a wine rack system from Vintage View on a split-face stone brick wall. The Naples chandelier from Aiden Gray highlights the ceiling with an inset detail and recessed lights.

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The clean, open kitchen features Noreen pendants from Arteriors, and barstools from Lee Industries fit under the live-edge counter. In the informal dining space benches were added to mix with the chairs around the table.

An adjacent sitting area leads to the outdoor pool and patio space.

is also a guidebook for other details, including the roof and building materials. On the interior, we are free to go with any particular style we want. In most interior design presentations, we go with about 50 percent of what is presented and tweak the rest, but in this case, we liked just about everything in the original presentation,” Rial says. They all agreed that one of the integral elements was the inclusion of Disney motifs — especially iconic Mickey Mouse. “On a high-end residential project, you want it to be elegant and tasteful so there is a fine line as to where you can incorporate touches of Disney. But we know from our previous clients in Golden Oak that

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those touches are very popular. But we wanted them to be subtle,” he adds. And the designers seemed to have a lot of fun with this aspect of the design. “The most obvious is the configuration of the pegs (wine bottles) on the dining room wall, but there is also the ceiling detail in the master bedroom, the spouts (which are all different) in the pool fountain, etched

In the powder bath, there are layers of texture including cabinet door insets by Kinon and the glass mosaic floor tile by Artistic Tile. The counter lamps are hardwired to replace traditional sconces and make the room a little more dressed.

into the top of the kitchen countertop, and even the stair rail has a subtle reference to the home’s locale,” Jessica explains. “We tried to do 10 or more. There are even some in the accessories. And the upholstered elevator mimics Cinderella’s coach. We came up with the concept and it was designed by Wacky World Studios. It’s very over the top, but fun for kids,” Molly adds. The designers describe the home as informal, yet refined. There is simple elegance in the color palette – a soft blue-gray on the walls and neutral furnishings and details. Color comes through in the artwork and accessories. Keeping the interiors quiet allows the outdoor view, a spectacular vista of the natural Central Florida landscape, to shine. “With the overall palette, you don’t really notice a lot of color,” Jessica says. Molly adds another reason for the scheme, “The soft palette is very appealing to a lot of buyers right now.” It took less than a year to complete the home even though the detailing is exten-

ler’s pantry and bar area. It’s sort of a hall

glass it keeps everything really open and

but with the mirror and all the glass

clean,” Molly adds.

shelves, it is very elegant,” Jessica adds.

Even though Bippidi-Bobbidi-Boo is full

sive throughout. Everyone was pleased

And both designers admit the kitchen

of good-life amenities for full-time or

with the end result. “I loved the living

was captivating. “The kitchen island really

vacation living the special neighborhood

room, or grand hall. It’s a double-height

stood out for me because it has the live-

offers even more. “There are 30 lots adja-

space but I think we incorporated a lot of

edge slab that’s asymmetrical. We got

cent to the resort hotel. They have not

elements to make it feel intimate. It still

great feedback on that and the kitchen

only the Disney amenities and services,

has a cozy feeling, especially next to the

itself. It is really impressive,” Jessica

but also those of the Four Seasons. Resi-

fireplace where we kept the stone and

explains. “There is a glass hood so the

dents can walk right across the street to

mantle lower. That’s my favorite moment

views to the living room are not blocked.

the Four Seasons pool area which is like a

of the house,” Molly explains.

Having the cooktop in the island can

water park. The homes are also near the

sometimes be challenging, but with the

spa and resort’s restaurants,” says Rial,

“I really loved the feel of the whole but-

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More hidden Mickeys can be found in the master bedroom ceiling. The whimsical “Forest Light” chandelier from Currey & Co., Elka chairs from Bernhardt and art by Leftbank Art perfectly suit the serene room. who, with his team, has been building in Golden Oak for five years. Living in your dream home should be devoid of too much work and that’s where the Four Seasons services come in. “Each house in this neighborhood has a Four Seasons kitchen that the hotel staff can access. It’s a full, separate kitchen where the chef can come in and prepare for a private dinner party or deliver towels, flowers or even room service — whatever the residents desire. There is a special access key for that part of the home. That’s a really nice feature. It’s like living at a hotel, but you have your own house,” he adds. Residential maintenance, cleaning services, grocery 86

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The spa-like master bath has Keeley pivoting sconces from Visual Comfort and art by Soicher Main.


There are fully retractable doors that bring the inside out and outside in.

delivery and more are available as well as special Disney services and membership to the Golden Oak Club, a private social and recreational club for the enjoyment of its members and their guests. “This is the first residence completed — there are five others under construction right now and a couple more getting ready to start. And the first residennts will be moving in next week [at the time of the interview]. Someone staying at the hotel saw the houses, wandered across the street and thought it would be a great place to extend their vacation. They said one of their favorite things was the name,” he says.

The full summer kitchen features furniture by Summer Classics and Lee Industries, with pendant lights from Restoration Hardware.

For more information about the Four Seasons Private Residences, visit orlandoprivateresidences.com.

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influences

Interior Design: Jose

FROM

india

J. Cabrera, C L Studio, Inc. Builder: Phil Kean, Phil Kean Design Group Photography: Stephen Allen By Christi Ashby

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Opposite: An Indianinspired alcove in the guest bedroom (or in-law suite) features a restful wallpaper backdrop highlighted with an acrylic stand and brilliant blue vase. A complementary ikat-clad chair offers a spot to sit.

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Imagine starting fresh — from floor to ceiling — to create a vision that conjures up sophistication in a family-friendly fashion. These homeowners are from South Africa but have deep roots in their Indian heritage and wanted their new home to reflect the rich and colorful past while embracing a clean, more contemporary style. “She is very stylish herself,” designer Jose J. Cabrera says of his client who “appreciated and wanted lots of detail in her custom home.” In the living room, the entertaining space has been maximized with low-back sofas, comfortable chairs and an acrylic coffee table. The console tables in the living room are in a capiz shell motif. There are also stools for additional seating. The painting is by Charles Marklin and the de Gournay panels can be seen in the background.

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he overarching theme is new India to remember and pay homage to their history. “She wanted to make sure it included certain details of the culture, but in an elegant way that was more European and modern. They wanted something spectacular but not trendy,” he adds. But there also needed to be finishes that would

stand up to kids’ play. The interiors took about a year to complete, and the owners

are quite pleased with the results — the husband even told Jose he knocked it out of the park. “It’s fairly neutral with sleek rooms, but there are tiny touches everywhere, including the crystal door knobs with chrome back plates,” he explains. The furnishings and art were selected specifically for the home. “I presented everything to them and even had a separate

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meeting with the daughters to get their approval for their rooms. We did use some things from Pottery Barn and West Elm,” he says. But many other items were custom or specially sourced. “Overall it has a well-collected look with pieces that can be handed down to the daughters. The juxtaposition of everything we have done is a testament to that,” he adds. The Indian influences include the striking trio of framed hand-painted and custom-colored de Gournay panels depicting a procession in the foyer. In the dining room, there is a stunning photograph, Moonrise Over Mumbai, by Steve McCurry, which

Opposite: Richard Schultz furniture in bright persimmon punctuates the summer kitchen that overlooks the backyard with a putting green. The adjacent kitchen areas are perfectly suited for entertaining as well as everyday family dining. Two standouts include the rustic pewter hood and art lighting over the windows. Above: Adding an element of interest to the ink navy cabinetry is the stone waterfall island.

the owner says “shows the energy of India.” And in the living room, a custom-designed rug in smoke and fuchsia references the Mehndi henna hand designs. The living room is not a very large space so Jose placed two low-back sofas along with some conversationally-placed contemporary leather chairs. “The homeowner is amazed at how many people can sit comfortably. They were worried from the SPRING | SUMMER 2017

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beginning that the area was not big enough for entertaining. It

The kitchen has two distinct areas — one is light with white

worked out beautifully,” he explains. An acrylic coffee table visu-

lacquer cabinets and concealed appliances. The oversized island

ally expands the room while allowing the beautiful rug to show

can be used as a buffet for informal gatherings. There is easy-to-

through.

clean, white glass tile up to the ceiling and instead of sconces for

The careful use of color is illustrated in the dining room

task lighting, Jose used art lights over the windows because they

where the linear chairs are covered in a brilliant green, com-

are narrow, yet still provide a lot of illumination. Jose designed

mercial-grade fabric that is extremely durable. “We combined

the custom-made hood, in a pewter finish, to bring in a rustic

the modern chairs with a table that is more of a traditional

element and as a contrast to the cabinets. The adjacent area with

design, but done in a weathered oak that is current,” he says. The

the ink navy cabinetry was created for more storage, as well as a

multi-hued vases on the table are exclusive to C L Studio. Jose

juicing and entertainment station. A simple island in the center

had seen the Steve McCurry exhibit at the Rubin Museum of

is covered in a dramatic stone.

Art in New York and pursued the purchase of the photograph

A restful retreat, the master bedroom is bathed in neutral

through Patrick Kahn, owner of the SNAP! Gallery here in

smoke tones so the details are very important. There is a her-

Orlando.

ringbone pattern with an inset metal strip in the floors. “It is in

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a custom-colored gray I wanted to use. We kept the walls very white. The bed is covered in leather with a bench at the end of the bed. I don’t like a lot on the nightstands, but the oversized lamps from the Kelly Wearstler collection act as sculptures. The bedding is very simple — I don’t like a lot of pillows — but one of the pillows has a little jewel trim on it to bring in some new India. There is some color with the aqua lamp and orange accent table and Hermès fringed throw,” he explains.

Opposite: A commissioned Charles Marklin painting presides over the soaking tub in the master bath while the rest of the space is very neutral. Above and right: The restful master retreat is layered in warm grays with accents such as the oversized, sculptural Kelly Wearstler lamps and luxurious Hermès fringed throw. SPRING | SUMMER 2017

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LAST LooK The scenery in Central Florida will be the inspiration for 25 professionallyacclaimed plein air artists who will be meandering through the heart of Winter Park, April 23 – 29, to capture landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels. Hosted by The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, the annual event encourages art lovers and patrons to watch the artists in action. Completed paintings will be hung in the gallery’s “Wet Room” immediately so the public can keep up as the gallery fills with artwork. Be sure to check in often to watch the artists’ work and to purchase the one-of-a kind paintings. For more information, visit polasek.org.

2017 poster image: “Sunny Knowles” by Manon Sander

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