Florida Design Naples 6.2

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NAPLES EDITION

FLORIDA DESIGN Spring Revival

INSIDE OUT

A Garden Oasis In Old Naples

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ADAMS GALLERIES Unforgettable

“Botanical Illusions” - USA, 36” x 60”

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CONTEMPORARY, TROPICAL, BEACH SCAPES AND TRADITIONAL. FINE ART - ORIGINAL PAINTINGS - DECORATIVE OIL PAINTINGS - CUSTOM GICLEE’S

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ADAMS GALLERIES Unforgettable

“Rolling Tide” by George Solar - Europe

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“Spring Burst” by Gerhard Nesvadba-Aus

Neal & Lisa Adams

“All that Glitters” - USA, 50” x 60”, acrylic on canvas

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ADAMS GALLERIES Unforgettable

DOLPHIN PLAYTIME – 36” x 60”, oil on board

LET IT BREATHE – 24” x 36”, oil on canvas

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ADAMS GALLERIES Unforgettable

SHIMMERS AND GLAMOUR – 36” x 60”, acrylic

DESERT TIME – 30” x 40”, Germany

FLOWERS & HATS – 36” x 48”, acrylic

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SPRINGTIME – 24” x 36”, oil on canvas

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Yes, every day is the best day at Kalea Bay.

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Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by chapter 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee.

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NAPLES EDITION

FLORIDA DESIGN Spring Revival

CONTENTS vol. 6 no. 2

INSIDE OUT

A Garden Oasis In Old Naples

Photography by Lori Hamilton. See page 78.

FEATURES 148

CITY ESSENCE INTERIOR DESIGN BY GLENN MIDNET

Manhattan sensibilities find their way into a Naples vacation home for two discerning tastemakers

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ACT TWO

68

Sitting Pretty

INTERIOR DESIGN BY CARRIE BRIGHAM

A designer’s “Palm Beach vibe with a Naples twist” approach enlivens a former winter retreat in Pelican Bay Act Two

166

COMFORT & JOY

156

INTERIOR DESIGN BY LISA KAHN

Design with family celebrations in mind infuses a Naples residence with happiness for years to come

176

HISTORY REPEATING INTERIOR DESIGN BY JENNIFER SLOAN ARCHITECTURE BY JON KUKK

Two design professionals are called upon to ensure a modern renovation honors a historical house’s family legacy

Copyright 2022, Florida Design’s Naples Edition, Volume 6#2 Spring 2022. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of Palm Beach Media Group. Neither the publishers nor the advertisers will be held responsible for any errors found in the magazine. The publisher accepts no liability for the accuracy of statements made by advertisers. Ads in this publication are not intended as an offer where prohibited by state laws. Florida Design’s Naples Edition is published by Palm Beach Media Group North. Subscriptions are available for $19 per year: circulation@floridadesign.com. Postage paid at West Palm Beach, FL, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Palm Beach Media Group, 1000 N. Dixie Hwy, Suite C, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

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CONTENTS

vol. 6 no. 2

FEATURES

DEPARTMENTS

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IN EVERY ISSUE

IN THE MIX INTERIOR DESIGN BY FAITH FIX

An all-new home benefits from its homeowners’ love of European accessories and contemporary coastal design

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ALL IN THE FAMILY INTERIOR DESIGN BY DANIEL KILLGORE

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Editor’s Message

42

Publisher’s Note

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Featured Designers

Practicality and style go hand in hand at a Naples house built for comfort and family gatherings

200 TEAL APPEAL

DETAILS

INTERIOR DESIGN BY RANDI SCOTT

A serene palette sets the tone for waterside living without coastal cliches at a home in Naples’ Venetian Bay

208 COASTAL CACHET INTERIOR DESIGN BY CARLY REED

A move-in residence in Port Royal is tailor-made for elegant subtropical living

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Follow The Pattern

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Freshly Squeezed

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Going Graphic

62

Hanging Out

64

Industrial Strength

66

On The Ropes

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Sitting Pretty

NAPLES EDITION

FLORIDA DESIGN 192 All In The Family

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On The Ropes

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D E U LI A V R E T R E Y R 2 4T 0 H 2 2 Q

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ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HERE IN AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Community features, amenities and pricing are approximate and subject to change without notice. The information and materials displayed on materials provided to you are solely intended to provide general information about proposed plans of WSR-Bonita Bay 2, LLC. These proposed plans are conceptual in nature and are subject to change or cancellation (inwhole or in part) at any time without notice. Land uses, public and private facilities, improvements, and plans described or depicted on any materials are conceptual only, subject to government approvals and market factors, and subject to change without notice. Nothing in these materials obligates WSR-Bonita Bay 2, LLC, or any other entity to build any facilities or improvements, and there is no guarantee that any illustrated or described proposed future development will be implemented. Neither the information and materials provided to you, nor any communication made or given in connection with and of the foregoing may be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty or may otherwise be relied upon by any person or entity for any reason.

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CONTENTS

vol. 6 no. 2

DEPARTMENTS PROFILE 72

STAR QUALITY

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Hanging Out

Designer Wilfredo Emanuel’s HGTV close-up recharges him for the year ahead

IDEAS 76

SHELF LIFE Expert advice on how to make those essential nooks stand out

58

Freshly Squeezed

ALFRESCO 78

SECOND NATURE Designer Judith Liegeois creates a garden sanctuary that celebrates what indoor/ outdoor living is all about

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DIVING IN A pool primer for those taking the plunge

ARCHITECTURE 84

NAPLES MODERN? Is Naples ready to embrace modernity when it comes to architecture? Depends on who you ask.

GARDENS 94

ECOLOGICAL BEAUTY

108

Ellin Goetz has a green thumb for architectural landscaping with a cause

FD ASKS 102

DESIGN STRONG Collins DuPont Design Group celebrates 35 years of chic transformations

INNOVATION & IMAGINATION Four Naples tastemakers tell us how they embrace new ideas in their work

ARTISANS 122

ROOTED IN NATURE Artist Ran Adler tips his hat to Southwest Florida’s flora with his one-of-a-kind works

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When PASSION meets

artistry.

DWAYNE BERGMANN INTERIORS / A Full Service Design Firm

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CONTENTS

vol. 6 no. 2

130 In The Money SHOWROOM STYLE 126

UNITED COLORS At Lantz Collective, a father’s artistic talent and a daughter’s discerning eye go hand in hand

FD TRAVELS 130

IN THE MONEY The Riggs Washington D.C. hotel honors America’s fiscal history through design

HOTEL STYLE 136

URBAN COOL At the EAST Miami, design and sustainability make the coolest of allies

FD EVENTS 138

SAND DOLLAR AWARDS 2021 The Collier Building Association honors design

DESIGN RESOURCES 218

Outdoor Living

220 Kitchens & Baths

COVET 222 BRIGHT THIS WAY Designer Frank Ponterio clues us in on his illumination interests

126 United Colors

222 Covet

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NAPLES EDITION

FLORIDA DESIGN VOL. 6 NO. 2

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Daphne Nikolopoulos EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Luis R. Rigual CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Kristen Desmond LeFevre DESIGN DIRECTOR Laurie Spector ACQUISITIONS EDITOR Annette Sessa-Galbo WEB EDITOR Abigail Duffy CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Riki Altman-Yee | Paige Bowers Cathy Chestnut | Liza Grant Smith Saxon Henry | Mallory Jacobson Judy Martel | Lola Thélin CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Manolo Doreste | Lori Hamilton Sean Murphy | Naples Kenny Venjhamin Reyes | Brie Williams PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Selene M. Ceballo PRODUCTION MANAGER Kayla Earle DIGITAL PREPRESS SPECIALIST George Davis ADVERTISING DESIGN COORDINATORS Anaely J. Perez Vargas | Jeffrey Rey DIGITAL PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Brendan Everson

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FLORIDA DESIGN VOL. 6 NO. 2

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EDITOR’S MESSAGE

TO NEW BEGINNINGS! I’ve written a few of these notes in my time as a magazine editor,

LUIS R. RIGUAL Editor-in-Chief lrigual@floridadesign.com

PHOTO BY MANOLO DORESTE

but if you would have told me some months back that my mug and words would be included in this issue of Florida Design, I would have questioned your sanity. Allow me to explain. Ever since I decided to make a career out of lifestyle journalism, I’ve made it a point to study (some would say obsessively) publications I admire with a discerning eye. That, coupled with my love of interiors and design in general, means Florida Design has been on my radar for much of the magazine’s run (no puns about my age, please). I’ve admired its glossy pages, cheered its killer covers, envied many of the homes it has showcased, been inspired by the professionals whose work it’s highlighted, and wondered how its staff did it all so consistently month after month. In recent years, I’ve also witnessed its growth, expanding with editions dedicated to Miami and (the one you hold in your hands) Naples. In short, I was a fan long before I was an employee. Imagine my surprise when after a few conversations with Editorial Director Daphne Nikolopoulos and some really good timing, it became clear that I would be steering this lauded title into the future. I’m ecstatic and energized by my new role, and it’s not one I’m ever going to take for granted. As for what to expect in issues to come, rest assured that I’m well-acquainted with who our audience is. We’re in the enviable position of being different things to different people: eye (and brain) candy for readers who like to consume outstanding design and professionals in the interior design industry who see us as an indispensable resource of information. Our focus going forward will remain balanced to assure we meet the demands of this diverse group. Of course, all magazines reflect their editors, and my personal goal is to inject some lifestyle pizzazz into the mix: more art and artisan stories, more personality profiles, new perspectives on design and a few surprises here and there. In this particular volume, my favorite stories include Cathy Chestnut’s examination of modern architecture in this transitional-loving town, designer Jennifer Sloan and architect John Kukk’s renovation of a historic family home on Tenth Avenue and my own profile on artist Ran Adler, a creative who’s managed to meld nature and poetry into a distinct new art form. And what of this issue’s spectacular cover? When I saw this Judith Liegeois creation, I didn’t even know what to call it. Garden parlor? Sun room? But I did know it would be the ideal shot to front this spring edition. I hope you feel the same way. As you can see, I’ve already made myself at home. Now turn the page and let me know what you think.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

SPRING FORWARD

KALEIGH GROVER Publisher, Naples kgrover@palmbeachmedia.com

PHOTO BY MEGAN DIPIERO

I want to open this issue by welcoming Luis R. Rigual, our new editor-in-chief. We’ve searched long and hard for the perfect fit for this position and it’s been a behemoth task. We wanted someone with a gifted eye for interior design, landscape, and art, as well as the connections to flesh out our editorial content and the artistic ability to bring it all together in our beautiful magazine (I am allowed to brag). Luis has all these qualities, and he’s personable too, which makes him a pleasure to work with. We are so proud of this first issue of 2022. As you can tell by our size, our advertisers are as supportive as they’ve ever been, and we expect that to be the case going forward. I was also delighted to see that the editorial team turned its focus on four professionals whose work I admire greatly. One such person is landscape architect Ellin Goetz. What makes Ellin’s creations extra special is that they go beyond aesthetics as she is genuinely interested in the overall environmental health of Naples. We could use a few more like her out there. Another colorful individual featured in this edition who brings wham-bam-glam to everything he touches is interior designer Wilfredo Emanuel. The man’s over-the-top creativity and exuberant personality recently landed him on HGTV’s Table Wars, where he got to rub elbows with the likes of Martha Stewart. The experience has recharged Wilfredo and I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot more of him this year. And I’d be remiss if I did not mention the thirty fifth anniversary of Collins DuPont Design Group. Led by Kim Collins and Sherri DuPont, the business is one of Naples’ leading design studios. Kim and Sherri have been supporters of Florida Design for years, so I was glad to see their efforts recognized in this issue. I wish them many more anniversaries to come. I don’t want to spoil any more surprises as to what comes next, but you can surely expect the very best from Naples’ top design minds. Enjoy the issue.

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RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN

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FEATURED DESIGNERS

CARRIE BRIGHAM

FAITH FIX

LISA KAHN

DANIEL KILLGORE

Carrie Brigham Design “Act Two,” page 156

Freestyle Interiors “In The Mix,” page 182

Lisa Kahn Designs “Comfort & Joy,” page 166

Soco Interiors “All in the Family,” page 192

Naples designer Carrie Brigham describes her design approach as “client-focused, timeless, and with detailed simplicity.” All those attributes can be seen in the home featured in this issue. “Our fabulous clients allowed me to fully flex my creative muscles and trusted my vision every step of the way,” says Brigham. Not that there weren’t some issues. “This project came underway during Covid, so naturally there were a few hiccups,” says Brigham. “One rug took nine months to get here!” In the end, it all came together beautifully, as she promised.

Bonita Springs’ Faith Fix is always game when it comes to her profession. For the Naples home featured in this volume, the designer collaborated with the homeowners to carefully incorporate their collection of Murano glass and antiques from Paris’ famous Marché aux Puces flea market into just about every room in the property. “From the start, they told me they would be taking a buying trip to Europe and we exchanged emails and photos of items they found,” says Fix. “It was fun. I felt like I was on the trip with them.”

Fostering connection with the natural world is something designer Lisa Kahn strives for in each of her projects. The Port Royal house showcased in this edition is no exception. “The transitional vacation home combines elements of classic West Indies architecture with Anglo-Caribbean detailing and simplifies them,” says Kahn. “Our biggest challenge was to work with the architecture and the lush natural backdrop to complement without distracting from them.” The end result? A home for multiple generations to enjoy.

“I always consider how a client will interact with each space so that the final designs are not only stylish but uniquely livable,” says designer Daniel Killgore who’s been with Soco Interiors since 2013. Those talents came in handy when tackling a Naples house meant for multiple generations where the clients were initially more concerned with utility rather than aesthetics. Killgore showed them they could have both. “It’s deco meets Naples,” says Killgore, who delivered a home that’s both user-friendly and elegant.

GLENN MIDNET

CARLY REED

RANDI SCOTT

JENNIFER SLOAN

Design West “City Essence,” page 148

VIV Homes “Coastal Cachet,” page 208

Calusa Bay Design “Teal Appeal,” page 200

Design & Company “History Repeating,” page 176

Naples and New York City couldn’t be more different, but when a cosmopolitan couple tasked Glenn Midnet with infusing the fashion-forward aesthetic of their Manhattan address into their Naples vacation home, the president and founder of Design West came through brilliantly. The end result is an elegant, timeless home, but the undertaking had its challenges. “The great room chandelier weighed over 300 pounds and took six men three hours to bring in,” says Midnet. Well, as they say, sometimes beauty is pain.

When taking on the waterside home presented in this issue, Carly Reed, head of design for VIV Homes, knew what she had to do from the get-go. “The first thing you see when walking into the home is that it flows through to the outdoor living area,” she says. “Our aim was to capture the feeling of the elegant sub-tropical lifestyle of Naples.” Thanks to her on-point work and the rest of the team’s contributions, the home is a resort-like retreat where no detail was overlooked and no expense spared—and move-in ready for its future owners.

Thanks largely in part to Managing Director Randi Scott, each new project that Calusa Bay Design takes on brings a chance for reinvention. For the Venetian Bay residence featured in this issue, the homeowner insisted that the design nod to coastal elements be subtle. “She wanted the house to have character and pops of color that were not your typical blue tones referencing coastal Florida,” says Scott. That directive gave the team a chance to infuse the interior with modern flair, while keeping the many outdoor spots relaxed.

While she doesn’t take any design commission lightly, Jennifer Sloan knew the renovation of an Old Naples home recognized by the State Historical Preservation Society and the National Register of Historic Places had to be precise in every way. Together with the homeowners, Sloan diligently set out to give the house new life. “The smaller room sizes and their shapes were a challenge,” says the designer, “but it was all worth it. I loved being part of a team helping to maintain the charmed history [of the house] and the integrity of Naples.”

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Make diamonds your best friend with this gem made of faceted mirror and glass from mosaicist ALLISON EDEN. allisoneden.com

below: The Torino bar by JONATHAN ADLER makes any time cocktail time. Sharp fractal designed doors in back-painted glass feature polished brass pulls that open to reveal everything needed to entertain in style. jonathanadler.com

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1. A stylish swarm of hand-blown Venetian glass butterflies convene to create CORBETT LIGHTING’s Milan chandelier. Individually crafted using an ancient artisinal technique called piastra, each butterfly features an infusion of amber smoke. corbettlighting.hvlgroup.com

2. Bring beachy breezes indoors with the Windblown chandelier by PALECEK. Cylindrical wooden beads are hand-sewn to form a whimsical silhouette that’s supported by a metal frame. palecek.com

3. Three’s company with the Treble pendants from HUBBARDTON FORGE. The line offers a trio of distinct design shapes: Tempo, Cadence, and Rhythm. Use them alone to strike a single note, or together to create home harmony. hubbardtonforge.com

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4. Layers of coconut shells over an iron base offer tropical texture in SERENA & LILY’s Pescadero tiered chandelier. serenaandlily.com

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INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH GO FOR A LOFTY LOOK THAT EMBRACES ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS LIKE METAL, CONCRETE, AND RECLAIMED WOOD text

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The Counterweight lamp from ARTERIORS’ RAY BOOTH COLLECTION offers the perfect balance of form and function. arteriorshome.com

“For this industrial design we started with the raw materials the space has to offer: brick and concrete,” says interior designer ANN COX. “Then we incorporated more natural materials such as leather and mixed metals to add more depth.” anncoxdesign.com

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Embracing asymmetry, the Titano buffet from ENNE mixes metal, marble, and wood to create one showstopping piece that hides clutter behind its doors. enne.com.tr

below: Take a spin (or a rest) on this acrylic stool from CHINTALY IMPORTS, featuring 360 degrees of swivel, adjustable seat height, and a metal foot-friendly ring. chintaly.com

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2 Abaca rope—crafted from banana leaves—

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light with MADE GOODS’ Larkin mirror, woven in a chic circle of peeled rattan. madegoods.com

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above: Sleek acrylic combines with curly sheepskin to create this showstopping Serena stool by INTERLUDE HOME. interludehome.com

right: Created with conversation in mind, KRAVET’s Panorama Collection offers a new way to take in the view with its line of fully upholstered outdoor furniture. kravet.com

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The Roger bench by MADE GOODS provides sleek seating in two sizes, two finishes and three upholstery options. madegoods.com

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STAR QUALITY A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE ON HGTV EMBOLDENS DESIGNER WILFREDO EMANUEL FOR THE YEAR AHEAD text

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below and inset: Wilfredo Emanuel’s tablescapes are elegant and bold thanks to the various textures and colors he uses to create visual interest.

above:

Designer Wilfredo Emanuel with his dogs, Ella Dolce and Hermès Antonio.

Wilfredo Emanuel lives

and breathes interior design.

It is his life, his calling, and it comes to him at all times and from all directions. “I think I have a very beautiful gift from God,” says the Puerto Rico-born founder of Wilfredo Emanuel Designs. “And when you have that, there is nothing better than using it to realize dreams for the people.” He’s also using it to help change lives. Since founding his company in 2019, Emanuel has participated in Naples Tables, a tabletop design showcase that’s the signature fundraiser for The League Club, a nonprofit dedicated to improving lives in Southwest Florida through a variety of initiatives and programs. especially for something that goes to charity,” he says. “You create a table that is beyond expectations, but [in the end], you also help others.” Emanuel’s

dramatic

tablescapes

have

garnered

attention well beyond Naples. Recently, a dramatic chessthemed arrangement caught the eye of one of the producers

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of HGTV’s Table Wars who ended up casting him as one of the contestants on the show’s last season. “I guess he liked my charm,” says Emanuel. Although intrigued and honored by the opportunity, Emanuel initially felt the timing was less than ideal. He didn’t want to be away from his then newly launched business, missing important meetings and calls. “My clients are my friends and I for a few weeks, and that Naples would still be there when I got back. His words changed my life.” So did his Table Wars experience, where judge Martha Stewart praised his fashion sense and tremendous potential as a designer. And although he didn’t win in the end, the experience has fully charged Emanuel for what’s ahead. “We are just getting started, honey,” he says. “You’re going to see a lot more from me this year. I can’t tell you what yet, but it’s going to be fun!” wilfredoemanueldesigns.com

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didn’t want to let them down,” he says. “But then one of them told me it was only

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Those who have tried to create Pinterestworthy shelves are well aware of the “devil is in the details” aspect of the job. Here, Dawn Harmon of Little Palm Design Group shares her expert strategies for mastering those architectural nooks with panache. littlepalmdesigngroup.com Begin with a decorated space. While you may be excited to start stocking your shelves, hold off until the design elements of your room have come together. The combination of furniture pieces, fabrics and wall color/ treatments in a space is what gives it personality, and it is ultimately this personality that your shelf accessories should speak to. “Keeping in mind the design scheme in the room allows the accessories to add to the overall story,” says Harmon. The items you select should be used as a means of highlighting a space’s already established theme, not to form a disconnected focal point.

Create a blank canvas.

Shelves are not a dumping ground.

Remove everything from the shelves before you

“One frequent mistake people make is using

begin adorning. This way you can build the look

leftover items from around the house. Your

piece by piece, while still keeping in mind what

shelves are not the place for that. If you are going

each item contributes to the room as a whole.

to make an impact, the work needs to be done with intention and purpose.”

Go big and go bold. “Large statement pieces have much more impact

Establish visual intrigue.

than little items bunched together,” says Harmon.

“Changing up the direction of the books into

Avoid small knickknacks that can look cluttered

groupings and adding appropriate accessories will

in favor of larger, more captivating items with

offer a break from never-ending rows,” explains

meaning. “It feels more personal if special artistic

Harmon. “Showcasing unique books on a stand

pieces can be incorporated. These can be

can also add attention to significant pieces.” And

mementos from trips or items

don’t underestimate art and photos. “Adding a

of importance.”

piece of framed art can be extraordinary. If using photos, try keeping the frames in the genre of the

Strive for balance.

room for a finished look.”

“Keeping a cohesive color direction unifies the shelves

Let decor details make your shelves pop.

with the room, and like items

“Adding a contrast backing to shelving will add

are best placed together.”

visual interest, which can further balance the room. Numerous textured wallcoverings work

Feel free to experiment.

great. Some ideas would be woven grass cloth,

“It may take a little trial and

cork, or pebble stone. Contrasting paint or stains

error to get it all looking how

also create depth and set a backdrop to frame

you like it, but keep at it. I will

out special items on display. Or, on occasion,

often bring more pieces than

a mirror can be effective in adding light and

needed until I get it right.”

dimension to artistic pieces.”

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FABULOUS FLORALS Pillows by CHRISTIAN LACROIX offer pops of color. “The non matching element is what gives the room the whimsy we were after,” Liegeois notes.

GATHER ‘ROUND For maximum durability and weather resistence, Liegeois chose an all-marble table for entertaining and dining.

LAYERED LOOKS Liegeois installed overlays by ACURIO LATTICE and faux grenery from BEE ART to add texture and dimension “We wanted an English conservatory feeing,” she says.

HAVE A SEAT Liegeois says garden seats are always a good choice, “both as side tables and an extra seat, if needed.”

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AN OUTDOOR OASIS IN OLD NAPLES GIVES THE GREEN LIGHT TO ALFRESCO ACCESSORIZING. HERE ARE INSPIRING TIPS TO CREATE YOUR OWN WHIMSICAL GARDEN GETAWAY design JUDITH LIEGEOIS text KRISTEN DESMOND LEFEVRE photography LORI HAMILTON

MIXING IT UP Liegeois paired vintage seating upholstered in green and gray Fortuny fabric with more modern pieces, like this oval bamboo coffee table.

,

,

ODE TO ORGANICS To embrace the outdoors, Liegeois used lamps reminiscent of mangroves, shellclad accessories, and a nest made from old vines foraged from the property.

BRICK BY BRICK The Chicago brick flooring laid in a herringbone pattern was original to the home. Liegeois allowed it to take center stage, instead of covering it with an outdoor rug.

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ALFRESCO As far as color is concerned, Nassau Pools Construction in Naples is seeing a trend toward jewel-toned shades, which means background finishes in gray or blue.

DIVING IN WHAT’S NEW, NOW, AND NEXT WHEN IT COMES TO SWIMMING POOLS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA One can argue that in Florida,

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LIZA GRANT SMITH

a swimming

consider when selecting a finish? We are currently

pool is not a luxury, but rather a necessity come

seeing a trend towards more jewel-toned water

summer. And while those kidney-shaped giant

colors. That usually means a finish with some sort

tubs with the requisite diving board perfect for

of blue tone or gray background. The challenge for

cannonballs may have been our childhood standard,

most clients is understanding what the pool finish

today’s swimming pools are being designed in an

color actually does to the water color. They are

A waterfall over the pool’s steps is a way to draw attention to an otherwise overlooked architectural element.

endless array of shapes and finishes and equipped

related, but the color of finish is not exactly reflected

with features that expand their inherent function

in the color of water it produces. Water color is an

from being merely a diversion to becoming a

affected reflection of the sky. Therefore, not only

below: Sun shelves, areas where bathers can relax without being fully submerged in water, are more popular than ever.

captivating focal point of backyards. As VP of Sales

the color of the matrix, or background, but also the

and Operations for Naples-based Nassau Pools

stones or other aggregates play a role in the final

Construction, Brian Swinford

water color. In the end, the client should consider

is

and

first what color and quality of tone they want for

participant in this swimming

their water and then the impact of what that finish

pool evolution. Here, he shares

may look like in the shallowest portions of the pool.

above inset:

both

a

witness

to

what’s on trend and in demand for these private ponds of cool leisure. nassaupools.com

What about flat or textured finishes? We utilize almost exclusively exposed aggregate finishes. Perfectly smooth finishes have many drawbacks,

There are so many things to

including significantly higher cost of ownership, and

consider when a homeowner

they are more likely to have variations in appearance

decides to install a pool that

as a finished product compared to the samples.

one would have never thought before. For instance, what is popular in terms of pool color and what should people

What are homeowners asking for in terms of the size and shape of their pools? We are seeing both much larger bodies and a trend towards small

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Architectural features surrounding the pool, such as this landscaping pattern, should all be considered carefully when designing a pool.

below: According to Nassau Pools Construction, in recent years pool shapes tend to be linear and sleek. As far as size goes, if the backyard can accommodate it, the bigger, the better.

style pools, with the medium-size ones trending downward. In terms of shape, the trend is for pools to be linear and sleek.

How does the surrounding landscape play into designing a pool? We always consider the space as a whole. Choices in size, orientation, shape, materials, and focal points are all considered in conjunction with the surroundings, including the flow and visual perspective from the residence.

Why is the choice of lighting so important? Lighting sets the mood for evening viewing, which may be the greatest portion of time our clients enjoy the outdoor space as a whole. Having too little or too much light can ruin the intended feel of the space. Location of the lighting within the pool has a tremendous impact on how everything looks. Even considering whether color lights are wise is important. If one has chosen a very dark pool interior, they may be best served just using white lights.

below: Lighting in and around a pool solidifies the intended feel of the space. The fire features on the edge of the pool add drama and bring the pool to life at night, particularly when entertaining.

What’s the modern take on the old-school pool waterfall? We see quite a bit of scuppers of one nature or another. These are also referred to as architectural spouts. They add more dimensionality to the wall or spa face than a traditional waterfall would. We also see many people doing perimeter overflow or knife edge pools.

What’s the appeal of sun shelves? Sun shelves offer a great space for young ones to enjoy the pool and an area of respite for those who just want a quiet place to relax and enjoy some quiet time without having to be fully submerged in the pool. The idea is to have furniture that allows for just a small portion of the body to be wet and cooled off.

And finally, what other interesting features have you installed recently? We do quite a few perimeter overflow and knife edge pools. We also have a number of projects that incorporate acrylic panels, fully tiled interiors, fire features, and even projects where the deck directly transitions into the pool. We have even installed a significant number of projects with elevations and rooftop pools.

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The pool and outdoor spaces of this custom home by Stofft Cooney Architects embrace the sleek and linear aesthetic of modern architecture, a style that Naples has been a bit reluctant to adopt.

naples modern? ALTHOUGH NAPLES HAS NOT YET EMBRACED MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE LIKE ITS FLORIDA NEIGHBORS, A NEW INFLUX OF RESIDENTS IS DEMANDING MORE AU COURANT IDEAS WHEN IT COMES TO HOME DESIGN text

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As modern architectural

design spreads like a

heatwave across Miami and Fort Lauderdale—and has simmered on high in Sarasota for 80 years—Naples has taken a wait-and-see approach to embracing the style. If you look hard enough, you can find mid-century gems that have dodged the wrecking ball, such as the highly visible Hedges Family Eco-Center at Naples Preserve. More recently, Richard Meier’s groundbreaking estate with a dramatic butterfly roof in Port Royal caused an uproar in the upscale enclave when it was built 25 years ago. But as flamboyantly ornate Mediterranean manses—the dominant juggernaut for two decades—fade into the past, Naples’ collective taste is still evolving. Today’s

designers

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call Naples’ prevalent style “coastal contemporary” or “transitional.” Residential and commercial buildings, inside and out, are embracing simplicity in the details, clean lines, generous fenestration that invites the outdoors in, and white/light palettes tempered with warm materials and seaside location and its original cottages. Jon Kukk, of Kukk Architecture & Design, says his office is working on a half dozen homes that “are very above and right: Combined with the clean steel windows, the symmetrical lines of this home by Stofft Cooney Architects create a very clean and balanced appearance.

contemporary, and I think that’s a big switch.” Both Kukk and John Cooney, a partner at Stofft Cooney Architects, say the community’s aesthetics are being driven by an influx of new residents. Historically, second-home buyers who eventually retired permanently in Naples were from

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One area of architecture where modern style dominates is among mixed-use structures with condos such as 850 Central, a property in Midtown Naples designed by MHK Architecture & Planning. The building houses 22 residences with amenities that include a rooftop lounge, pool, cabanas, and green spaces.

the Midwest and brought along their Midwest design sensibilities. The demographics are skewing younger today and new residents are fleeing high taxes, cold weather, and dense urban populations in California, the Northeast, Europe, and Canada, “so we’ve seen a large transformation in the style of architecture,” says Cooney. “Naples is definitely on the map nationwide and worldwide. There’s a growing reputation for what Naples has to offer. And they all bring a certain flavor of what they’re looking for.” Cooney, who has been with Stofft Cooney since 1996, also observes that the massive Mediterraneans of yesteryear were rarely used, formal showpieces that opened their doors for holiday entertaining. “They were party houses,” he says. The owners “would come a few staying longer or even year-round as they discover that

for a modern version of an Old Naples cottage—sometimes old-timey

Naples is a relaxed place to work and play, so they are looking for

outside and contemporary inside. “We have literally six to 10 new clients

functionality and comfort. Two-story-high rooms with fireplaces are no

in the office every other day and they’re wanting more cottage-y, more

longer in vogue. Spacious great rooms with lower ceilings and folding

coastal, more traditional,” he says.

glass wall systems that bring in natural light have become the norm.

One area where sleek, modern design is making headway in Naples

Cooney is doing more “flat roofs and cantilevers than we’ve ever had.”

is in multi-family and mixed-use buildings with commercial on the first

West Indies architecture—whether British, French, or Dutch influenced—

floor and residential units above. Kragh points to 850 Central, which

is both popular and fitting for Naples, which shares the same tropical

was fully occupied in its first season. The property in Midtown Naples

climate, says Cooney. Clients typically start there but say, “Give me a

offers 22 residences (as well as multiple amenities), all of which would

modern version of it,” he says. “That’s where transitional comes in, from

feel right at home in minimalist-loving Miami. It’s obvious condo dwellers

traditional to more contemporary. I hear that word quite a bit; it has kind

are game for the look, so why not others?

of stuck around.”

Time will tell if Naples fully embraces modern architecture or even

Of the 3,000 projects he’s overseen in Naples during the past two

creates its own regional brand of it, such as Sarasota Modern. “Naples

and a half decades, Matthew Kragh, president of MHK Architecture &

is a melting pot of people from all over the world, and they’re going to

Planning, can count in one hand the number of modern projects his

bring their own style with their own twist,” says Cooney. “We’re highly

clients have requested. However, 99 percent of his clients are looking

custom in that regard.”

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A flowering queen’s wreath vine (Petrea volubilis) festoons an arched trellis shading a pathway at the Mediterra community’s Celestial Park, which Ellin Goetz designed.

below: Ellin Goetz has been a registered landscape architect in Florida since 1986 and opened her Naples firm in 2001.

Beauty RENOWNED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT ELLIN GOETZ EXPLAINS HOW WE’VE COME A LONG WAY IN MAKING SMARTER PLANT SELECTIONS THAT PLEASE THE EYE AND THE ENVIRONMENT text

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Motorists headed east on Immokalee Road past Collier Boulevard are greeted by six miles of roadway medians alive with sabal palm, bald cypress, slash pine, and an array of other native trees, groundcovers, and grasses. These aren’t “showy, discordant” median plants typically seen throughout Florida, says Ellin Goetz, president of Goetz+Stropes Landscape Architects in Naples. Goetz led the project after convincing Collier County officials to go in a whole new direction by planting native plants that showcase what’s going on in the surrounding landscape. “We tried to demonstrate how native materials have

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“I cannot say I’ve ever done an entirely native project, but every design has involved some form of natives just because they’re the right plants for the situation.”

enormous beauty and function,” she says. The selections were carefully chosen to meet rigorous requirements, such as height and density, as well as for their maintenance needs, color, variety, wind resilience, and sustainability. They were thoughtfully spaced in a repeating pattern. “We used native materials in a bold, new way,” says Goetz. “It’s very strong.” Less than three years in, her selections are thriving and have become “visually significant,” as she puts it. And because they are natives, which have evolved with Southwest Florida’s natural rain patterns, the county can actually turn off irrigation so they can flourish without artificial support. For more than 35 years, Goetz has been a visionary leader in understanding, advocating for and incorporating native plants

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Seagrape (Coccoloba uvifera), native to Florida coasts, is an ideal salt- and drought-tolerant evergreen for beachfront landscapes. Goetz calls it a “champion that oozes Florida authenticity.”

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The design of the water garden with footpath is integrated with the swimming pool in this Aqualane Shores home. Native trees and shrubs create a privacy screen that blocks the view of neighbors across the canal and boat dock. The plants shade the koi in the pond from intense sun.

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GARDENS Mediterra’s Celestial Park invites residents to experience the environment with ornamentation and built features such as this pergola topped with a decorative dome for night-sky viewing. Two silver Bismarck palms (Bismarckia nobilis) stand out among a variety of native grasses.

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Planters with different varieties of bromeliads bring bold, tropical drama to the pool area of this Aqualane Shores home.

into projects—private residences, institutions, communities and public spaces— long before it became a trend that is now entrenched in county and municipal ordinances across Florida mandating a certain percentage of such trees and shrubs in new commercial developments. In the past, newly arrived homeowners favored bright, exotic plants that painted their idea of the tropics in their minds. These often require more maintenance—including watering, fertilizer, and pesticide—and can overtake the landscape and crowd out native species. Goetz notes there is a striking palette of above:

A Celestial Park pathway flanked and shaded by sabal palms (Sabal palmetto)

greens in Florida’s native plants, and species that become strong accents through their seasonal show of color or shape. Today there’s heightened awareness

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Five Native Favorites For a landscape architect, naming favorite plants is akin to picking a favorite child or pet. To complicate the process, it depends on the location and usage. However, Ellin Goetz didn’t hesitate in naming five of her favorites and explaining their appeal. COONTIE (Zamia integrifolia or Zamia floridana): A fern-like cycad (a primitive group of nonflowering plant) that reaches a height of two to three feet and doesn’t require trimming or hedging. Its color and shape “make a beautiful statement in the landscape,” Goetz says, and it’s beneficial to the atala butterfly and echo moth. above:

Goetz was the landscape designer for the historic Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. She designed the entrance walls with tabby stucco, which incorporates shell, capped by coral stone to reflect the beach environment and pay homage to historic building materials.

MIMOSA (Mimosa pudica): This groundcover—an alternative to high-maintenance turfgrass—is called “sensitive plant” because its leaves

surrounding issues such as water quality and usage, climate change, and

curl up when stepped upon. Goetz admires

decreasing wildlife populations, and most clients eagerly embrace native

its “incredible pink powder puff of a bloom.”

additions to their yards.

When planted correctly, it stays low to

“I cannot say I’ve ever done an entirely native project, but every

the ground and is fuss-free.

design has involved some form of natives just because they’re the right plants for the situation,” says Goetz. “My approach has always been,

SILVER SAW PALMETTO

not that it’s native, but it’s perfect for this situation, and by the way, it’s

(Serenoa

repens): This is a variety of a tough native tree

the host for an endangered butterfly. You make those connections and

that’s synonymous with Florida, reaching a

interest the client in why it’s good for whatever purpose.” gsnaples.com

maximum height of eight feet. “It makes beautiful cuttings that you can put in a vase and bring inside,” says Goetz, “so it’s a double-purpose native.”

Goetz created a separate outdoor area for the firepit at this Old Naples residence so it wouldn’t become something you stumble over on the way to the pool. “I wanted to give this its own private setting,” she says, “almost like a real campfire situation.” The firepit walls are made of local tabby stucco, and the custom pavers incorporate Florida shell aggregate.

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ubiquitous on golf courses and in home landscapes, in late autumn this clumping grass explodes with eye-catching purplish-pink inflorescences. It is a showy accent, growing to three or four feet in height, that is drought-tolerant and requires little upkeep—a winner in multiple ways. KEY THATCH PALM (Leucothrinax morrisii): Goetz describes this palm native to the Keys as “very attractive, silvery-gray fronded” plant that is costly but well worth it. Though they can reach heights of 20 feet in optimal environments, they can also be grown in containers and planters. They are slow growers that will “stay to the scale of the house and don’t become a telephone pole in your yard” when used as an accent.

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These two photographs showcase the same great room, about a decade apart. The team at Collins DuPont Design Group retained most of the ceiling details, but changed all the flooring, decorative light fixtures, paint colors, furniture, artwork and feature walls, which culminated in a drastic transformation.

2019

DESIGN STRONG One can’t speak about

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COLLINS DUPONT DESIGN STUDIO CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF FINE-TUNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA’S DISTINCT DESIGN AESTHETIC

interior design firms

modern look; very edited, unique and original spaces with few

in Southwest Florida without mentioning Collins

accents and art.

DuPont Design Group in Bonita Springs. Now

Q. Certain places seem to have a design language that

entering its thirty fifth year, the studio has been helping to shape Southwest Florida’s aesthetic with timeless interiors that take every

speaks to clients. What would that language be in

KIM COLLINS

Southwest Florida? DuPont: Casual elegance that’s

client’s need and want into account. Leading the

sophisticated but also warm and inviting.

charge are its fearless leaders, Kim Collins and Sherri DuPont. Here, the two tastemakers clue us in

Q: In 35 years of business, you must have seen

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a number of repeat clients. What are past

Q. Collins DuPont Design Group is celebrating 35 years

homes, and what is it like to “undo” something

clients asking you in terms of updating their in 2022, which is quite a milestone. How have you seen Southwest Florida’s design aesthetic evolve during that time? Sherri DuPont: Our tag line has always been “casual elegance,” and it’s odd how that’s come full circle. When we started the business, the preferred aesthetic was the relaxed, “beachy”

SHERRI DUPONT

you had once done? DuPont: Everyone and everything needs a nip and tuck with time. Collins: In a word, a refresh. There’s so much joy in seeing spaces become streamlined and opened from room to room, barriers removed.

lifestyle. We then went full swing into Tuscan and Mediterranean, even with homes on the beach. Now we’re back to the “relaxed coastal”

Q. You’ve worked on new constructions, total renovations, model

style, even in golf communities. Kim Collins: The aesthetic of the area

homes and everything in between. What kinds of projects do you

has evolved from a coastal, casual vibe on through a very complex,

prefer? DuPont: My favorite projects are the ones where we work hand

intricate and elaborate home. These days, clients want a fresh, simple,

in hand with the client to make their dreams a reality.

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Featuring different homes, these two photos illustrate what DuPont and Collins call the “evolution of a client.” The 2007 dining room is very formal with a high groin vault ceiling supported by Corinthian columns and embellished with a laurel leaf trompe l’oeil. By contrast, the same homeowners’ tastes nod to the contemporary a decade later, with a 2017 dining room enveloped in an all-white palette and ceiling details that are devoid of adornment.

2007 Q. Why did you two decide to partner up and open a design firm together? DuPont: We saw the importance of creating environments rather than staging beautiful rooms. With the help of my husband, Dave, and his subcontractors, we are able to accomplish it. Collins: I knew we’d make a formidable team. Having worked alongside each other for 10 years prior, I had a great respect for Sherri’s work ethic, talent and perseverance. If God is with us and blesses us, who can be against us?

Q. What’s the secret to making it work successfully as both friends and business partners for more than three decades? DuPont: We are exact opposites and

2008

appreciate what the other brings to the table. Two minds working together can complete a better project in less

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time. Collins: Mutual respect, a heart for each other and our God. We know not take everything too seriously, and to have fun and enjoy the journey.

2019

The 2008 version of this powder room is marked by faux finishes and heavy tilework, all of which was replaced with chic wallcoverings and sleek plumbing fixtures in 2019.

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2020 Q. How would you say your firm’s design aesthetic has changed over

the chain of disparate thoughts away from the client and delivering a

these last 35 years? DuPont: Our aesthetic has always been determined

wow experience for them, with no detail overlooked.

by our clients’ wants and needs.

Q. At the end of the day, what makes you want to come into the office Q. What sets your work apart from other design firms in Florida?

day after day? DuPont: I love the collaboration of working as a team to

DuPont: Our attention to detail and impeccable customer service. One

complete a project. Collins: For me, every day is new and invigorating. I

of our core values is “do whatever it takes.” Collins: Listening, keeping

am never bored, but rather constantly challenged.

this page: Contemporary lines, elegant lighting selections and various textures for visual interest are common in this home completed by Collins DuPont Design Group. One dares to dream as to if and how the look will change a decade from now.

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Q. Lately, there’s been a big focus on outdoor

Q. Pantone declared its own shade of

spaces. Do you see that continuing? In Florida,

periwinkle as the color of 2022, but what

absolutely! Outdoor spaces are just as important

colors do you see trending in your own

as indoor spaces when you live here, and that is

projects in the year ahead? We have a lot of

always, not just a trend.

current clients who are really embracing color. One client came to us with a love of all things

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Q. Biophilic design seems to be the buzz

purple, so we currently have an entire project

phrase on everyone’s lips lately. What’s your

in the works with purple of all shades. I think a

take on this trend of finding harmony with

lot of people are ready to see some new colors

nature through design? It may be a buzz word

coming to life in 2022.

for some now, but it’s a way of life at Adelyn Charles. We love the use of natural materials as they bring a sense of comfort and warmth, and create an ambiance of holistic living.

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JILL KERSEY Senior interior designer Bay Design Store baydesignstore.com

Q. From furniture to fabrics and kitchens to baths, what kind of design innovations are you seeing in the industry these days? Warm colors are coming back strong, and so are textures, which are great to insert with

Q. Pantone declared its own shade of periwinkle as the color of 2022,

this color palette. Gray is not gone, but it is taking a back seat to strong

but what colors do you see trending in your own projects in the year

classic neutrals. Wallpaper has been coming back strong and so are bold

ahead? Honestly, being on 13th Avenue South in Naples always ensures

wallcoverings that set a room apart. I’ve also noticed furnishings with

an enormous amount of “blue clients” for me. The blue ranges from blue

more curves.

grays to pale aquas and from turquoise hints to classic navy. Lately I’m also seeing a range of greens being requested by a few of my current

Q. What do you see as the biggest design innovations for 2022?

clients. That’s everything from sage to a true grassy green to Granny

That would be maximalism, bold interior

Smith apple green, which compliments navy perfectly.

architectural ceilings, wall details and statement wallcoverings.

Q. Lately, there’s been a big focus on outdoor spaces. Do you see that continuing? Living in Southwest Florida, I think we will always see our outdoor spaces as a continuation of the interiors of our homes. It’s important for them to flow together seamlessly, to feel cohesive and to be an extension of each other.

Q. Biophilic design seems to be the buzz phrase on everyone’s lips lately. What’s your take on this trend of finding harmony with nature through design? I’m a big lover of natural plants and incorporate a lot of greenery into my finishing elements. I love how being surrounded by them adds to the feeling of being alive.

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Q. Biophilic design seems to be the buzz phrase on

what kind of design innovations are you seeing in

everyone’s lips lately. What’s your take on this trend

the industry these days? I’ve always enjoyed using

of finding harmony with nature through design? I

antiques in my designs, so I was thrilled to see a

truly believe in bringing the outdoors in. I often achieve

resurgence of pre-owned furniture updated with fresh

this look and feeling by pushing clients to incorporate

DENISE FOGARTY

paint or hardware. On the walls, I’m finding clients

real greenery in their homes. For homes facing

Owner Denise Fogarty Interiors denisefogartyinteriors.com

are more interested in playing with fun coverings and

southwest, we soak up as much of that sunlight as

incorporating a layered look.

possible to achieve a gorgeous natural glow throughout the home, using artificial light only where needed.

Q. What do you see as the biggest design innovations for 2022? I’m

Q. Speaking of harmony, sustainability seems like

finding that sustainability reaches our

it’s finally here to stay. How do you incorporate this

lives in so many ways, including design.

concept into your work and what are you seeing in

Repurposing old pieces provides

terms of innovations when it comes to sustainable

not only sentimental value, but also

products and practices? It’s been so interesting to

sustainability for your home decor. And

see the rise of sustainability, and I welcome it with

it’s crucial to think of every wall in the

open arms. Fabrics, especially, have come a long way,

home, including the ceiling, where you

providing clients with something that is both durable

can often add in a fun pop of color or

and eco-friendly, especially outdoors.

texture to make a statement.

Q. Pantone declared its own shade of periwinkle as Q. Lately, there’s been a big focus

the color of 2022, but what colors do you see trending

on outdoor spaces. Do you see that

in your own projects in the year ahead? My color this

continuing? The Naples lifestyle we

year is green. As for the Pantone color of the year,

all love so much is centered around

I’ve always incorporated periwinkle into decor as it so

the outdoors, so I don’t see that going

beautifully blends those neutral tones with pops of

away any time soon.

color and pattern in accent pieces.

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Q. Biophilic design seems to be the buzz phrase on

what kind of design innovations are you seeing in the

everyone’s lips lately. What’s your take on this trend

industry these days? All boundaries are being pushed

of finding harmony with nature through design?

in terms of materials. There are now larger and larger

These elements are being incorporated in a variety

tile formats, incorporating more metals and mixing

of ways. I am seeing brighter bulbs used inside to

metal finishes. And there are so many innovative ways

replicate the feel of natural daylight. And organic

the textile industry is combining materials to create

shapes based on nature are very popular and can often

interesting patterns and textures. Wallcoverings, from

be found in a variety of design

printed grass cloths to large-format murals, sometimes

styles, from very modern to more

hand-painted, are incorporating metals and crystals,

traditional and beyond.

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which has completely changed the landscape of wallcoverings forever.

Q. Pantone declared its own shade of periwinkle as the color

Q. What do you see as the biggest design innovations

of 2022, but what colors do

for 2022? Neutrals continue to be popular, but with

you see trending in your own

interesting combinations of fabric content, and the

projects in the year ahead?

feeling and look of comfort and coziness. Shapes

Green is everywhere, in a variety

continue to be organic, and I am continuing to see a

of shades from lime to olive to

softening in edges that were square for quite some

emerald; in home décor and the

time before.

fashion industry, the two go hand in hand. There was so much gray

Q. Lately, there’s been a big focus on outdoor

everywhere for so long, but now

spaces. Do you see that continuing? Yes, this trend

I’m seeing a variety of brighter

will continue to be strong. We are all finding and

colors and mixing and matching

appreciating the benefits of spending time in the fresh

them in the same space. Many

air. Clients want the design from the interior to be

clients want the uplifting, happy

carried through to the exterior for a cohesive look, but

feel of the vibrant colors, even if

with a resort-like aesthetic.

it’s in small doses.

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Naples artist Ran Adler in front of The Kimono, an oversized installation made of mahogany pods linked with hemp thread.

Where most people

see environmental remnants,

Naples artist Ran Adler sees potential. Dried seagrape buds become strings in a hanging installation. Mahogany pods tied with hemp thread evolve into a larger-than-life kimono. Horsetail rush begets a wall relief inspired by gospel music. This is Adler’s universe, nature is his teacher, and Southwest Florida’s discarded plant species are the tools of his trade, organic debris that he repurposes into zen reflections on life. “Most of my work is repetitive and lends itself to being in

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a silent meditative state,” says Adler. “This creates strength in the disciplines… silence, patience, calm, and peace.” It’s difficult to tell where Adler ends and his art begins. Clad head to toe in white linen (his daily uniform) and sporting an overgrown snow-white goatee, the 68-year-old is reminiscent of a New Age guru. This persona he’s cultivated since moving to Naples in 2006 is not an affectation, but rather on par with the message his art is out to convey. In addition to his biotic oeuvre, Adler’s creations also include fragments of cloth (the same linen he wears) imprinted above:

The Medallion, a wall sculpture made of mahogany pods and wire. “I continue to make these in all sizes,” says Adler. “I never tire of making them.”

right: Mahogany pods sewn together with hemp thread. “Mahogany pods are sourced locally once a year,” says Adler. “I love working with them in various ways.”

far right:

Acacia thorns grouped to resemble a flock of birds.

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In 2020, Ran Adler’s organic creations were the focus of a Florida Gulf Coast University exhibition. “The show at FGCU was my opportunity to interpret my work as public art,” he says. “I love working in large format and there I had the whole gallery. It was the most amazing experience of my career so far.”

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with the words of Ryokan, a Buddhist monk in 1800s Japan whose poetry largely focused on wandering and communing with nature. Like Ryokan and Rumi, whose writings are also part of his work, Adler wants his art to speak for him. “All of my pieces represent my present state of mind,” he says. “The repetition of my process and the physical movements are my daily mental and physical exercise.” This intimately personal approach has gotten Adler noticed. He’s currently represented by Gardner Colby Gallery in Naples and Blackman Cruz in Los Angeles. In 2020, Florida Gulf Coast University hosted a monthlong exhibition of his work. The Judith Liegeois showroom is currently showcasing his installation, In the Wood, about Japanese aesthetics. And he’s now in the midst of planning a show for the Marco Island Center for the Arts that will debut in 2023. “After living in 16 cities and three countries, I landed in Naples, which has been very good to me,” says Adler. “As an older artist I am quite content doing what I do over and over. What will change once I get to travel again is the opportunity to discover new natural material to re-create into something new. My mission always is to give materials that nature has tossed away another life.” ranadler.com

above: Fragments of cloth stitched with poetry fragments by Ryokan.

above right:

Roll Me Through the Rushes, a wall installation made with horsetail rush that was inspired by gospel music. right:

Desiccated wood imprinted with Rumi’s poetry.

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above:

Lake Debra by Barry Lantz. The painting is inspired by the Canadian lake the Lantz family used to visit every summer.

right: Father and daughter Barry and Amanda Lantz, owners of Lantz Collective. below: The family dog, Goldie, in front of a selection of green and yellow accessories at the showroom.

Just like a home is a reflection of its inhabitants, design showrooms tend to mirror the aesthetic qualities of their owners. So it goes at Lantz Collective, a treasure trove of furniture and accessories that reveal a seasoned eye for sourcing and ornamentation. That all has to do with owner Amanda Lantz, a Midwesterner with a background in fashion who “When I bought the business [from my father], there were several things I wanted to do to diversify,” she says “Adding a second location was one of them.” Diversify and grow she did. Lantz Collective’s Naples outpost opened this past fall over Thanksgiving, but the original in Carmel, Indiana, where the Lantz family is from, has been around since 2018. The Gulf Coast

left:

Chairs, cushions, and other accessories from Lantz Collective. The inventory at the showroom is carefully edited by owner Amanda Lantz, whose professional background includes work in fashion.

PORTRAIT BY STEPHEN KARLISCH; SHOWROOM PHOTOS BY HORTON PHOTOGRAPHY; PAINTING PHOTO BY ANNE BUSKIRK

initially learned about design from her parents.

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This living room setting reveals Lantz Collective’s superior approach to color and layering. The paintings in the background are by Barry Lantz.

“The shop is a wonderful celebration of color,” says Amanda Lantz. “We love integrating color in our design schemes and this place highlights all that.”

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left:

Accessories in the Lantz Collective shop are arranged by color.

above:

The Lantz Collective storefront on 12th Avenue South in Naples. left:

An upholstered chair and desk at Lantz Collective’s new Naples showroom.

location follows the same winning formula of the Carmel flagship, with an inventory of accessories, lighting, furniture, pillows, throws, tabletop, and gifts from brands such as Alexandra Von Furstenberg, Christian Lacroix, Von Gern Home, Brahms Mount, Mistral, and others. “The shop is a wonderful celebration of color,” adds Amanda. “We love integrating color in our design schemes and this place highlights all that.” Helping her along on that regard is her father, Barry Lantz, whose artworks make up an commissions in Naples, Carmel, and Dallas. As Barry puts it, his art is “inspired by the flat landscapes in Indiana, as well as clouds and heightened visual experiences.” Whatever his process and inspiration may be, the outcome is a collection of colordrenched canvases that effortlessly blend in with the shop’s offerings. “Collaboration and customization are the core of Lantz Collective,” says Amanda. “My father and I try to bring our unique perspective to every project and that’s what makes our shop so authentic.” lantzcollective.com

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Cocktail bar Silver Lyan is located underground, in the space formerly occupied by the original concrete bank vault. The custom furniture in rust and silver mohair and accents of red marble add warmth and energy.

On the

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Think “bank” and a few images

come to mind: vaults,

coffered ceilings, teller cages, and acres of dark wood. It’s the design aesthetic of old money, and it’s given even more gravitas when the clients are U.S. presidents. Such is the history of the Riggs Washington DC hotel, housed in the 1891 landmarked building that was once home to Riggs National Bank, which handled the finances of 23 presidents. Such illustrious heritage did not go unnoted by Lore Group creative director Jacu Strauss, who helmed the property’s reimagining.

Strauss

preserved

many of the original features of the Richardsonian Romanesque Revival

building—one

of

few

remaining in the capital—including the iconic barrel-vaulted lobby and coffered ceilings. Nods to the building’s past life are everywhere: a reception area

recalls

a

teller

window;

decorative safes house minibars and, well, safes; and a giant medallion of the Goddess of Money looms in the lobby. One can even strike cocktail gold in the original bank vault, now transformed

into

subterranean

above: The massive, two-story flower case in Café Riggs contains giant flowers made entirely of paper, a collaboration between Jacu Strauss and Mio Gallery. Strauss personally installed each of the florals within the case.

left:

Many of the property’s original design details, including the ornate coffered ceilings in the lobby, have been preserved. The reception area is anchored by an L-shaped desk inspired by a bank teller counter, a nod to the building’s rich history.

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The Riggs Suite, once the boardroom of “the bank of presidents,” features original stonework, including the restored fireplace mantelpiece and plaster corbels highlighting the vaulted ceiling arches.

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FD TRAVELS The original floor and bronze ceiling of the subterranean concrete vault remain unchanged in their new environment, Silver Lyan. The trophy case contains trophies won by women for underappreciated accomplishments.

Riggs’ 181 guest rooms are modern interpretations of the early-twentieth-century style that informed the original building. “The bedrooms for me were the departure from the strong bank narrative of the public spaces,” says Strauss. “I viewed them almost as safety deposit boxes, and the surprise one might find inside.” The suites are inspired by first ladies, an inspiration that came to Strauss following a private tour of the White House. “I chose four lesser-known first ladies, but each had strong minds with regards to the atmosphere and culture they wanted to create in the White House,” he says. “I tapped into these legacies in an abstract way, again to avoid creating a museum-like interior.”

above: Designed by Strauss, the bright and airy Café Riggs embraces the building’s original architectural features, including Corinthian columns, coffered ceilings, and stonework. left:

The bar at Café Riggs utilizes reflective materials to lend lightness to the gravity of the architecture. A palette of ochre, soft blue, gray moiré, and plum brings the space into a modern context.

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Like all interiors, it’s the small details that, when taken together, make a big statement. For instance, Strauss created “trophy cabinets” in Silver Lyan, displaying trophies received by women for such quirky things as a tractor-driving competition. He reiterated the building’s heritage through framed checks from Riggs National Bank (some more than 120 years old), which he’d collected over the years and installed on the wall behind the reception desk. “Riggs came with a rich history from its time as a bank during the golden ages and the architectural expression that came with it,” Strauss says. “I wanted to contrast this with aspects that were more playful [and] surprising moments throughout the hotel.” riggsdc.com

above: The Riggs Suite, located on the 10th floor, serves as an entertaining space. Much of the furniture is vintage or antique.

right: The First Lady Suites are inspired by the style of former presidential wives. This pink environment is a nod to Ida McKinley, who famously loved flowers.

In the guest rooms, terracotta-hued walls contrast strikingly with a bespoke headboard and wall covering pattern by George Venson from New York City–based design studio Voutsa.

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Rising like a glass guardian

from

the Brickell City Centre shopping and dining complex, EAST Miami cuts an impressive figure against the Brickell skyline. The 40-story tower, designed by Miami architecture firm Arquitectonica with interiors by New York-based Clodagh Designs, nods to Miami’s cool minimalism but is grounded in a sustainability ethos. Central to that is the Climate Ribbon, a rib-like architectural feature that cools spaces with natural wind currents and shade structures. The ultimate goal is to lower temperatures and reduce the need for air-conditioning at both the hotel and Brickell City Centre, minimizing the development’s carbon footprint. Green initiatives that have been incorporated

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Rooted in Asian sensibility (this is EAST’s first stateside hotel; the others are in Beijing and Hong Kong), EAST Miami’s spaces convey a spare, almost meditative aesthetic. Nature plays a big role in the design, particularly in outdoor dining spaces like swanky rooftop lounge Sugar, as does art, which is installed throughout. The 300-plus works of art, curated by Indiewalls, make up a world-class mix of

freestanding

multi-story

sculpture,

murals

and

paintings,

photography

that reflects the brand’s Asian heritage with a strong sense of the famous Miami

above right:

The EAST Miami hotel within Brickell’s dynamic skyline.

right: The Climate Ribbon is an architectural structure that harnesses trade winds to cool spaces. It connects all parts of Brickell City Centre, including the EAST Miami’s pool.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF EAST MIAMI

vibrancy and light. easthotels.com

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The EAST Miami pool deck offers impressive views of the city’s urban core.

above: A monumental concrete partition separates the pool deck from the patio of Quinto la Huella, EAST’s Uruguayan restaurant.

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right:

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interior design GLENN MIDNET, MORGAN JENT AND ELIETY PEREZ, DESIGN WEST, NAPLES, FL architecture JOHN COONEY, STOFFT COONEY ARCHITECTS, NAPLES, FL AND DELRAY BEACH, FL builder GULFSHORE HOMES, BONITA SPRINGS, FL text PAIGE BOWERS photography VENJHAMIN REYES, MIAMI, FL

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CITY ESSENCE DESIGN WEST DELIVERS COSMOPOLITAN ELEGANCE IN A NAPLES VACATION HOME WITH A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

WHEN A NEW YORK couple imagined their dream Florida getaway, they envisioned interiors that would share the edgy, fashion-forward essence of their Manhattan address. As they built that home in the country club community known as Talis Park, they turned to Design West to turn that reverie into reality. Expectations were high, to say the least. “They’re a very successful couple with two very dynamic personalities,” says Glenn Midnet, Design West’s president and founder. “He is a captain of industry. She is a very successful person in her own right. From the way she dressed, you could tell she has impeccable taste. Fashion is not just for the runway. It’s also for the home. And because she understood that, she gave us a lot of input along the way and drove a lot of the decisions.” The goal was to get away from city life, not a city look. After Midnet and his design team met with the couple to understand their lifestyle and habits, they drew style inspiration from tropical resorts and sophisticated homes in New York City left:

To impart cosmopolitan elegance, the palette in the main living room consists of black, white, and gray. The large chandelier by Terzani drove the design decisions in this part of the home, which features symmetrically paired chairs and a sofa opposite the expanse of the fireplace.

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“We create designs that are unique to every client,” says designer Glenn Midnet. “We want them to be cohesive and practical as well as beautiful.”

and the Hamptons. Based on that, they conjured a custom look that was high-contrast and cosmopolitan, yet soft and coastal at the same time. “We create designs that are unique to every client,” says Midnet. “We want them to be cohesive and practical as well as beautiful. The best designs come when people plan far enough in advance and architect, builder, and designer are working in tandem, thinking things through as they create. You want a true collaboration.” Also crucial is attention to detail, which Design West ensured by coming in at the construction stage to install soft recessed lighting in the living room, master bedroom, and bathroom with the objective of providing a warm glow in those spaces while highlighting some of the textures within them. Custom fabrics, furniture, and wow-factor fixtures, such as the seven-foot-tall, five-footwide Terzani chandelier in the living room, create drama amidst the clean symmetry of every room. Some of the spaces are designed around these show-stopping elements, which anchor above:

Glass-topped tables in the living room allow guests to see the animal-print rug, while chrome finishes provide reflective shine throughout the sun-filled space.

right: A custom animal print fabric on the dining room chairs ties the space to the rug in the living room, while the massive table’s heft is balanced by the chairs’ slender legs.

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the square footage and provide visual interest. Metal details, chrome finishes, and crystal or glass features provide the airy residence with hard edges, while velvety fabrics, animal prints, and natural elements such as mother-of-pearl soften those lines. By weaving these details together throughout the home, Midnet and his team were able to create a cohesive design that’s as dynamic as the clients themselves. Think feminine curves meets sharp elbows. “This was a really fun exercise, blending together elements that seemed like they were directly opposite to each other,” says Midnet. “It was a combination of the masculine and feminine, and it came together in a balanced way.”

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The main guest suite is awash in neutral hues and silky fabrics, providing a pleasing retreat with a sweeping backyard view.

far left: The clients didn’t want a run-ofthe-mill weight room, so Midnet’s team installed dramatic circular mirrors with LED lights and multiple sconces to make the space more inviting.

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In the powder room, Midnet’s team floated the sink on the glass tile backsplash, which adds glamour and warmth to the room.

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Midnet’s design team felt this bedroom’s John-Richard chandelier mimicked a giant sea creature, so they made this room the most coastal looking of the bunch with a white bamboo swing and natural details such as a lacquered mother-of-pearl headboard.

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Wood beams were the starting point for the master bedroom design, which includes a sleek wooden headboard wall that’s softened with plush fabrics on the bed, an animal-print pillow, crystal lamps, and a steel-and-glass chandelier.

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Marble is a main component of the master bath, a spa-like retreat that makes the most of natural light.

Light dances off the shimmering surfaces or is filtered through gauzy draperies for a look that is dazzling and relaxing all at once. Although the home has beautiful views of the pool, palms, and golf course, the couple did not want the interior color scheme to be beachy. Neutral hues such as gray, black, and cream provide cool elegance in spaces such as the living room and dining room, while pale colors such as sea green invoke tranquility in the 11,000-square-foot home’s five bedrooms. “We wanted each of the bedrooms to feel different, so each one has their own color palette and textures,” says Midnet. “Guests get their own little slice of paradise.” After the clients signed off on the six-month design phase, the hands-on work took a year to complete. For both homeowners and design firm, the extra time was worth it. “We really drilled deep to understand the client’s vision,” says Midnet. “When it came time to reveal the end result, they were really blown away.”

SOURCES LIVING ROOM Sofa – Century Furniture, Hickory, NC Club chairs designed by Design West, Naples, FL and fabricated by Hammer Fine Furniture, Bell Gardens, CA Fabric – Jeffrey Michaels Showroom, Hollywood, FL Armchairs – Century Furniture, Hickory, NC Cocktail tables – Alico Metal, Design West, Naples, FL Lucite side tables – Baker Fine Furniture, High Point, NC Table lamp – Global Views, Dallas, TX Fireplace designed by Design West, Naples, FL and fabricated by Royston Architectural Elements, Fort Myers, FL Chandelier – Terzani, Scandicci Frienze, Italy Area rug designed by Design West, Naples, FL and fabricated by Fabrica International, Santa Ana, CA DINING ROOM Table – Century Furniture, Hickory, NC Chairs – Jessica Charles Furniture, High Point, NC Fabric – Kravet, Bethpage, NY Chandelier – Visual Comfort & Co., Houston, TX MAIN GUEST SUITE Bed, headboard and wall designed by Design West, Naples, FL

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and fabricated by Designer Wholesale Workroom, Naples, FL Bench – Vanguard, High Point, NC Bedside tables – Century Furniture, Hickory, NC Lamps – Global Views, Dallas, TX Club chair – Jessica Charles Furniture, High Point, NC GUEST BEDROOM Bed – Bernhardt Furniture, Lenoir, NC Bedside tables – John-Richard, Greenwood, MS Chandelier and lamp – Arteriors, High Point, NC Swing – Serena & Lily, Sausalito, CA Poof – Surya, White, GA White rug – Surya, White, GA POWDER ROOM Sink and cabinetry designed and fabricated by Royston Architectural Elements, Fort Myers, FL Wall covering – York Wallcovering, York, PA Hanging pendants – Hudson Valley Lighting Group, Wappinger Falls, NY MASTER BEDROOM Bed, headboard, and wood panels fabricated by Royston Architectural Elements, Fort Myers, FL Fabric panels fabricated by Designer Wholesale Workroom, Naples, FL

Wall detail designed by Design West, Naples, FL Bench – Bernhardt Furniture, Lenoir, NC Bedside tables – Vanguard, High Point, NC Lamp – Visual Comfort & Co., Houston, TX Swivel chairs – Hickory White, High Point, NC Fabric – Romo Group, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL Side table – Bernhardt Furniture, Lenoir, NC Chandelier – John-Richard, Greenwood, MS Drapery fabric – Misa, Nessen Group, Dania Beach, FL MASTER BATHROOM Cabinetry – Royston Architectural Elements, Fort Myers, FL Sconces – Visual Comfort & Co, Houston, TX Tub – Kallista, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Naples, FL Chandelier – Hudson Valley Lighting Group, High Point, NC THROUGHOUT Flooring – Legno Bastone, Naples, FL Drapery – Designer Wholesale Workroom, Naples, FL Ceiling elements designed by Design West, Naples, FL and Gulfshore Homes, Bonita Springs, FL Fabricated by Gulfshore Homes, Bonita Springs, FL and Royston Architectural Elements, Fort Myers, FL

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Act Two

A FORMER WINTER RETREAT IN PELICAN BAY IS REIMAGINED AS A SUNNY PRIMARY RESIDENCE

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interior design CARRIE BRIGHAM, CARRIE BRIGHAM DESIGN, NAPLES, FL builder NEW HAVEN BUILDERS, NAPLES, FL text MALLORY JACOBSON photography SEAN MURPHY, NEPTUNE BEACH, FL Bathed in natural light, the formal living room features a serene palette of colors and a variety of textural elements that add dimension to the space. Designer Carrie Brigham installed custom millwork, which she says “elevates the level of intricacy of the overall design, fully integrating and connecting the home from space to space.”

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In the dining room, a constellation of glass drops outfitted with LED lights is suspended above a solid oak dining table.

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RICK AND CHERYL Cieri are not Floridians by birth, but after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, they realized that Naples and, more specifically, the oceanfront paradise that is Pelican Bay, is the place they want to call their permanent home. “We’re originally from Buffalo, we raised our children in Cleveland, and then spent several years in Ann Arbor,” says Cheryl. “Basically, we’ve circled Lake Erie.” In 2008, after spending a spring break holiday in Naples, they were captivated by the relaxed lifestyle and the friendly, small-town feel of the area. After that initial trip, a friend predicted that scores of baby boomers would soon be scooping up the waterfront property in Naples, and that’s when the couple decided to take the plunge and purchase their home in a newly constructed building of luxury condos overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. “I have memories of visiting my grandparents at their home in nearby Cape Coral when I was a child in the 1970s, so this region of Florida has always been special to me,” says Cheryl. The plan was to spend a few weeks out of the year at their Florida Gulf Coast hideaway; the couple never imagined that it would one day become their primary residence—or that a global pandemic would influence them to do so. In the summer of 2019, they began a conversation with interior designer Carrie Brigham, who is revered for her elegant take on transitional design. “We were spending more and more time at our condo, and realized that the home had become completely dated; it was too stuffy and too dark, and the views of the water were being restricted by heavy draperies as well as several walls,” says Cheryl. For Brigham, opening up the layout was the first order of business: “When I initially visited the home and stepped out onto the balcony off the living room, I was struck by the uninterrupted vista past mangroves and the Intracoastal to the ocean. But from the inside of the home, the view was totally compromised.”

above right: Each morning, homeowners Rick and Cheryl Cieri enjoy their coffee in the dining room, where designer Carrie Brigham installed custom bleached white oak cabinetry and a wet bar accented by a backsplash done in Carrara marble with brass inlay.

right: Before the redesign, the kitchen was cordoned off from the living area, making for a dark, more formal setting. Now, you can flow from one space to the other and take in the sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico from both spots.

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To allow for a fresh start, the Cieris engaged New Haven Builders to handle the gut renovation of the unit, a 3,650-square-foot home with three bedrooms, a den, and four bathrooms. “They helped us maximize the efficiency of the spaces and were hands-on in helping to execute our vision,” explains Brigham, who oversaw the entirety of the revamp. “In condos, it’s difficult to relocate mechanicals, and we had to be careful with redesigning the kitchen, which was completely overhauled and opened up to face the living room.” For the interiors, Brigham worked closely with the homeowners to evoke what she describes as a “Palm Beach vibe with a Naples twist.” “We started with a muted palette, and, as we progressed, we realized that Cheryl enjoys brighter tones,” says the designer. “So, it evolved to more cheerful and vibrant [colors].” below: “Essentially, every piece of furniture and accessory was newly sourced,” says Brigham. The one exception is the mosaic-framed mirror in the loggia. “It was basically the only existing item and it worked seamlessly as it highlights the vibrant colors that were the foundation of my design.”

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The bright modern kitchen features polished Cristallo stone countertops and a backsplash of Thassos, Calacatta marble, and mother-of-pearl. Barstools upholstered with a performance chenille fabric and a duo of jeweled pendants add a dose of color.

“In condos, it’s difficult to relocate mechanicals, and we had to be careful with redesigning the kitchen,” says designer Carrie Brigham. “It was completely overhauled and opened up to face the living room.”

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above and left: Conceptualized towards the end of the design process, the lime green den is a standout feature in the home.

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above and right: In the family room, a striped jute rug anchors the seating area, which incorporates patterned upholstery and vibrant accent pillows. To the left of the Samsung Frame TV set, which can be programmed to resemble a painting, a floral sculpture by local artist Ed Koehler appears to ascend the wall.

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“Our home is just so happy now,” says homeowner Cheryl Cieri. “Who wouldn’t want to wake up to this view?”

SOURCES LIVING ROOM Sofas – Hickory Chair, High Point, NC Fabric – Cowtan & Tout, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL Accent chair – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC Fabric – Lee Jofa, Bethpage, NY Wicker stools – Century Furniture, High Point, NC Cocktail table – Thibaut, High Point, NC Side tables – Century Furniture, High Point, NC Table lamps – Visual Comfort & Co, High Point, NC Glass art on wall – Kristine Daniels, Outline Design, Woodbridge, Ontario CN

Chandelier – Currey & Company, High Point, NC Area rug – Designers Rug Center, Naples, FL DINING ROOM Table – Baker Furniture, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL Chairs – Bungalow 5, High Point, NC Hanging lighting – David Sutherland, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL Cabinetry designed by Carrie Brigham Design, Naples, FL and fabricated by Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Myers, FL Sconces – Arteriors Home, High Point, NC Artwork – Gardner Colby Galleries, Naples, FL Wallcovering – Phillip Jeffries, SFDP, Hollywood, FL

LOGGIA Sofa and side chairs – Summer Classics, High Point, NC Fabric – Thibaut, High Point, NC Pillows – ROMO, Zinc Textile, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL Cocktail table – Castelle, High Point, NC Round side table – Emissary, High Point, NC Mirror – Owner’s collection Lamp – Wildwood Lamps and Accents, High Point, NC Area rug – Dash & Albert Rugs, Pittsfield, MA KITCHEN Cabinetry and island designed by Carrie Brigham Design, Naples, FL and fabricated by Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Myers, FL

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Awash in soothing tones, the primary bedroom is the ideal locale for rising with the sun.

Turquoise is the thread throughout the home, and serves as a focal point in each room. Whereas the previous iteration of the house was unapproachable and masculine, in its current state, with the help of layered textures in the form of grass cloth wallcoverings, oversized area rugs, and impactful light fixtures, it’s cozy and inviting. “Every single piece of furniture, every light fixture, and every accessory inside the home is new, but carefully curated,” says Brigham. “From the fabrics on the sofa to the artwork—all in tranquil hues of blue, green, and cream—each item was selected to mimic the sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.” The pièce de résistance? “Years ago, I saw a high-gloss green lacquered library and desk in a storefront in Palm Beach, and ever since, I have wanted to design one for one of my projects,” recalls Brigham. Towards the end of the design process, the designer floated this bold idea by Cheryl, who was immediately on board. “Carrie is incredibly passionate about her career and, in turn, about her design decisions,” says the satisfied homeowner. “It was so easy to trust her.” below: A hand-carved chair with a quatrefoil motif sits at the vanity and a metallic piece of artwork hangs above the bathtub, infusing the master bathroom with a touch of glamour.

Stools – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC Pendant lighting – Visual Comfort & Co., High Point, NC DEN Sofa and ottoman – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC Mirror – Carver’s Guild, High Point, NC Sconces – Visual Comfort & Co, High Point, NC Chandelier – etsy.com Desk chair – Palecek, High Point, NC FAMILY ROOM Sofa – Hickory Chair, High Point, NC Armchair – David Francis Furniture, Vero Beach, FL Club chair – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC

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Ottoman/cocktail table – Century Furniture, High Point, NC Side tables – Hickory Chair, High Point, NC Table lamps – Visual Comfort & Co, High Point, NC Decorative drink table – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC Artwork above sofa – Robert Kent Galleries, Marietta, GA Wallcovering – Cowtan & Tout, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL Console – Interlude Home, High Point, NC Floor sculpture – Ed Koehler, Naples, FL Area rug – Designers Rug Center, Naples, FL MASTER BEDROOM Bed, headboard and bench – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC

Bed side chests – Hickory White, High Point, NC Table lamps – Jamie Young, High Point, NC Reading lamps – Visual Comfort & Co., High Point, NC Area rug – Designers Rug Center, Naples, FL MASTER BATHROOM Chair – Hickory Chair, High Point, NC Sconces – Wilson Lighting, Naples, FL Artwork – Owner’s collection Flooring – Ruben Sorhegui Tile, Naples, FL THROUGHOUT Flooring – Legno Bastone, Naples Flooring Co., Naples, FL Cabinetry – Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Myers, FL

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Comfort & Joy BY ADOPTING AN ABUNDANT MINDSET, A DESIGN TEAM DELIVERS A NAPLES RESIDENCE WITH INSPIRED SPACES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF FAMILY

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The home’s entry, with a striking wooden staircase designed by Harrison Design and fabricated by Architectural Millwork and Stairs, combines a more traditional vaulted ceiling with a transitional iron railing pattern, crafted by Mudge Metalcraft, and foreshadows the stylistic complexity and marriage of materials that are forthcoming.

right: Layered landscaping and a statement-making geometric configuration of pavers by Windham Studio beckon visitors towards the unique bubbling water feature and massive two-story arched doorway. Loading the living room to the north of center allows views through the home to the water without giving away all of the interior.

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interior design LISA KAHN, LISA KAHN DESIGNS, NAPLES, FL architecture GREG L. PALMER, HARRISON DESIGN, NAPLES, FL builder THE WILLIAMS GROUP, NAPLES, FL landscape architecture SCOTT WINDHAM, WINDHAM STUDIO, INC., BONITA SPRINGS, FL text LIZA GRANT SMITH photography BRIE WILLIAMS, CHARLOTTE, NC

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“This house is its own cabinet of curiosities that you walk through,” says designer Lisa Kahn. “Every space has something that is unique and really suits the people they are, the family they are, and the life they lead.”

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, this home was created to be lived in and enjoyed. The rooms were designed to be filled with conversation, laughter, and the occasional cheering of spirited sports fans. The kitchen was meant for culinary adventures and the seating was selected to be ample, comfortable and resist the occasional juice stain from young grandchildren. This home, at its essence, was designed for happiness. For designer Lisa Kahn and architect Greg Palmer, the challenge was to successfully marry function and design in a truly creative and warm way that would echo the vibe and interests of the close-knit family who occupy it. Kahn had become acquainted with the Ohio homeowners (a couple with three adult children and three grandchildren) years earlier when she remodeled their previous Port Royal home. Now they were beginning from scratch, with an empty lot and water views of Treasure Cove. above:

The home was designed to capitalize on the water views with floor-to-ceiling windows. In this great room tableau, the seating area riffs a blue and gray color color palette with fabrics from Schumacher and Cowtan and Tout. The ceiling here is finished with layers of capiz shell covered in a light layer of Venetian plaster, which gives the room its pearlescent glow.

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The stacked stone that surrounds the wine cabinet and weathered oak ceiling beams in the dining room echo the home’s exterior and add to its architectural integrity. The chandelier, from Los Angelesbased Richard Ray Custom Design, along with Chaddock dining chairs whimsically upholstered with both Thibaut and Schumacher fabrics in warm neutrals, make the dining room dynamic and interesting.

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Textural grasscloth wallpaper by Thibaut applied to the ceiling of the media room brings down the cavernous feel created by the room’s height to create a more cozy and intimate space. Add to that the custom walnut bar designed and built by AlliKriste Fine Cabinetry with patterned Hancock and Moore stools and an elegant pool table from Blatt Billiards to create the ultimate diversion spot.

“We decided to start out with an abundant mindset, use everything they liked, and put it all together artfully,” says Kahn. “Our goal was to create a sanctuary of spaces that embrace you and an environment that will support their overall happiness.” That began with the family’s love of the outdoors. Kahn stood in the space where the home would go and considered the surrounding elements of sky, water, and foliage when deciding on the color palette. “By [bringing those elements] into the house and having tons of glass, you feel like you’re outside in a way,” she says. “That blurring of the lines is really powerful to how the space feels and creating that sanctuary-like backdrop.” Palmer echoes that sentiment and points to the expansive windows across the front and rear walls of the home, which effectively take your eye from the front door through the interior space and

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across the pool to the water behind it. The weathered cypress beams under the front overhanging balcony are also carried into the dining room and across the covered backyard seating area. “There’s a play between the indoors and outdoors,” he says. “It’s all little gestures—nothing in your face. It’s an attempt, in a quiet way, to lead you through the house.” For both designer and architect, it was essential to establish the home’s voice in the opening rooms. Palmer classifies the architectural detailing as walking the line between traditional and transitional modern to evoke both a soothing familiarity and freshness. “We used very traditional above:

Butterfly-matched Tiffany-blue natural quartzite slabs were used to create a captivating island top and backsplash for this kitchen that bucks the all-white kitchen trend.

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The children’s bedroom’s bold play on navy and white, in everything from the Thibaut wallpaper to the batik-dyed comforters and Eastern Accent array of bedding pillows, makes it a crisp and fresh space that’s ideal for the family’s youngest members.

materials, but crafted them in a way that is more modern,” he says. “This family lives in a more traditional home up north, so a lot of elements in these rooms are similar to what they have there, but they will experience them in a completely different way here.” Mixed materials create the stylistic fusion. In addition to the entry, this is evident in the kitchen, where wood is combined with brushed chrome, iron, brass detailing on the range hood, and a stunning island and backsplash made out of quartzite slabs. Paramount to the success of the home’s design was consideration of both warmth and functionality in its numerous communal spaces. The media room delivers a myriad of diversionary options with its walnut bar area, a coastal-apropos tan billiards table and expansive sectional where the family likes to gather in mass for movie watching. As the homeowners entertain year round, it was essential that the backyard space have its own convivial spirit. Multiple seating areas deliver ample opportunities for casual interaction, while an island with counter chairs ensure the chef in the gorgeous and well-

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“WE USED VERY TRADITIONAL MATERIALS,” SAYS ARCHITECT GREG PALMER, “BUT CRAFTED THEM IN A WAY THAT IS MORE MODERN.”

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The home office features a shared work table (custom built by Old Biscayne Designs) rather than a single-person desk, which serves to modernize the space and allows the couple to work together.

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Each bedroom was designed to have its own vibe and special qualities. In this serene aqua and tan space, a chaise and ottoman from Highland House and a side table from Peach Tree Designs create a beguiling opportunity for moments of mindfulness.

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equipped summer kitchen will never want for company. A shimmering, multitiered pool with a sun shelf for grandchildren sits as a central gem in the tableau. While the shared spaces deliver countless charismatic style moments, every guest bedroom has an individualized finesse that truly makes the home inclusive. “A lot of times when we do projects, the guest rooms are considered more of a B-level than an A-level space, but here they really wanted their guest rooms to be well appointed and beautiful because they wanted all of their family to be included,” says Kahn. “Each of the bedrooms has its own color scheme and personality. And all of the rooms have a totally different vibe, while still working within that sanctuary philosophy.” The success of the house is not in its intrinsic beauty, although it is plush with it, but rather with the joy it delivers to the homeowners who describe it in three words: “inviting, comfortable, and serene.” Words to live by, as it turns out. below and right: For the covered loggia, architect Greg Palmer flawlessly executed the delicate dance between maximizing views with expansive openings, while also providing enough wall to create the feeling of substance and defined architectural space. The two-sided fireplace anchors the loggia’s seating area, which is replete with ultra-comfortable Summer Classics furniture, and also creates an unobstructed flow to the sparkling multi-level pool designed by Scott Windham.

SOURCES ENTRY Staircase designed by Harrison Design, Naples, FL and fabricated by Architectural Millwork and Stairs, Fort Myers, FL Pendant lighting – Richard Ray Custom Design, Los Angeles, CA Chest – Marlene & Company Interiors, Atlanta, GA Lamp – John Richard Collection, Greenwood, MS FRONT EXTERIOR Door – Hartman Windows and Doors, West Palm Beach, FL Sconces – Bevolo, New Orleans, LA LIVING ROOM Sofa – Hickory Chair, Hickory, NC Fabric – Cowtan & Tout, DCOTA, Dania Beach FL Occasional chair and ottoman – Highland House, Hickory, NC

Fabric – Schumacher, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL Club chairs – Hickory Chair, Hickory, NC Fabric – Cowtan & Tout, DCOTA, Dania Beach FL Cocktail table – John Strauss Furniture Design, Canton, OH Side table – Hickory Chair, Hickory, NC Lamp – Currey & Company, Stockbridge, GA Crystal Obelisks – Lisa Kahn Collection for Chelsea House, Lisa Kahn Design, Naples, FL Drapery fabric – Cowtan & Tout, DCOTA, Dania Beach FL Area rug – French Market Collection, Slidell, LA DINING ROOM Table and chairs – Chaddock, Morganton, NC Stripped fabric – Thibaut, Union, NJ Floral fabric – Schumacher, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Chandelier – Richard Ray Custom Design, Los Angeles, CA Drapery fabric – Romo Fabrics, Chagrin Falls, OH Trim – Colefax & Fowler, DCOTA, Dania Beach FL Area rug – French Market Collection, Slidell, LA MEDIA ROOM Cabinetry designed and fabricated by AlliKriste Fine Cabinetry, St.Petersburg, FL Stools – Hancock & Moore, Hickory, NC Pool table – Blatt Billiards, New York, NY Chandelier – Visual Comfort, Houston, TX Ceiling designed by Harrison Design, Naples, FL Wallpaper – Thibaut, Union, NJ KITCHEN Cabinetry designed by AlliKriste Fine Cabinetry, St Petersburg, FL

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Stools – Hickory Chair, Hickory, NC Pendant lighting – Visual Comfort, Houston, TX CHILDREN’S BEDROOM Bunk beds designed by Lisa Kahn Designs, Naples, FL and fabricated by Old Biscayne Designs, Americus, GA Bedding – Traditions Linens, Claverack, NY & Eastern Accents, Chicago, IL Desk – Redford House, Carson, CA Desk chair – Redford House, Carson, CA Wall coverings – Thibaut, Union, NJ Area rug – Kravet, Bethpage, NY HOME OFFICE Desk – Old Biscayne Designs, Americus, GA Desk chair – Hancock & Moore, Hickory, NC

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Occasional chairs – Hickory Chair, Hickory, NC Side table – Highland House, Hickory, NC Pendant lighting – Currey & Company, Stockbridge, GA Crystal Obelisks – Lisa Kahn Collection for Chelsea House, Lisa Kahn Design, Naples, FL Drapery fabric – Zoffany, Nessen Group, Dania Beach, FL Area rug – Kravet, Bethpage, NY GUEST BEDROOM Bed and headboard – Hickory Chair, Hickory, NC Bedding – Legacy Linens, Chantilly, VA & Traditions Linens, Claverack, NY Bedside table – Century Furniture, Hickory, NC Lamp – Kravet, Bethpage, NY Mirror – Bay Design Store, Naples, FL

Chaise and ottoman – Highland House, Hickory, NC Side table – Peach Tree Designs, Naples, FL Drapery fabric – Cowtan & Tout, DCOTA, Dania Beach FL Area rug – Kravet, Bethpage, NY COVERED LOGGIA AND BACK EXTERIOR Sofa, chairs, tables and stools – Summer Classics, Atlanta, GA Chaise lounges – Pavilion Furniture, Miami, FL Pool designed by Scott Windham, Windham Studio, Inc., Bonita Springs, FL and fabricated by Park Shore Pools, Naples, FL THROUGHOUT Styling – Frances Bailey Ironwork – Mudge Metalcraft, Inc., Fort Myers, FL Flooring – Naples Flooring Company, Naples, FL

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below: The home’s façade in 2022. The inset photo shows homeowner David Allyn’s family outside the home sometime in the 1950s. Allyn wanted to retain the character of the home he knew so well growing up, so the design team focused on making historically accurate fixes on the exterior that followed the Naples Historical Society’s guidelines for restoration.

History Repeating A COUPLE HONORS THEIR LEGACY IN NAPLES WITH A METICULOUS RESTORATION OF THEIR FAMILY HOME interiors JENNIFER SLOAN, DESIGN & COMPANY, INC., NAPLES, FL renovation architecture JON KUKK, KUKK ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, NAPLES, FL builder EASTERLY BUILDING COMPANY, NAPLES, FL text PAIGE BOWERS photography LORI HAMILTON, NAPLES, FL

DAVID ALLYN’S FAMILY ROOTS IN NAPLES DATE BACK TO 1946, back to the days when the city barely had a page’s worth of phone numbers. That’s when Allyn’s great-grandfather purchased a two-story, shingle-sided house on Tenth Avenue that would become home to later generations who came to the Gulf Coast to escape harsh New York winters and create memories in the Florida sunshine. Through the years, the elements and the wear and tear that comes with renting a property began to take their toll. When a new generation mulled over whether to sell or keep it, those who voted to buy drew straws to 176 FLORIDA DESIGN’S NAPLES EDITION 6-2

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Designer Jennifer Sloan created a classic Floridastyle enclosed porch with cane-backed furniture and white and palm-leaf printed upholstery.

determine the winner. As luck would have it, it was David and his wife, Amy, who got to keep the keys. “We rented it here and there, yet we knew all along that we needed to do a serious renovation,” says Amy. “But there were big questions about what kind of renovation we’d do. So many people were doing teardowns and we knew we didn’t want to do that. We wanted to keep the home’s integrity, so we decided to redecorate and remodel as much as we could.” Because the home is recognized by the Naples Historical Society and the National

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Just off the kitchen and dining room, the Allyns wanted a comfortable family area where they could relax. The sofa and chair are upholstered in all-performance fabrics to witstand wear and tear.

below: By ripping out the front staircase, architect John Kukk was able to expand the kitchen so the homeowners would have plenty of room to cook their favorite meals on lacquered French appliances. The black-and-white stone flooring adds vintage appeal.

Register of Historic Places, the Allyns worked with Jon Kukk of Kukk Architecture and Design to reinvigorate their family gem in a historically sensitive way. “It’s worth the effort to preserve the architecture in these houses, even if you don’t have a family connection,” says Kukk. “This project was a balance of adapting for the future while honoring the past.” Some of the main architectural improvements Kukk and his team worked on included a small addition on the back of the home that gave the Allyns space for a new bedroom, bath, and upstairs laundry room. In order to open up the kitchen and make it more functional, Kukk closed the front staircase, which also allowed him to create a larger primary suite, and then install a new staircase in the back. 178 FLORIDA DESIGN’S NAPLES EDITION 6-2

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A living room for games and conversation features an original fireplace that was restored to working order. The room is neutral with pops of tropical themes here and there.

“That tore at my husband because he was so used to walking in the front door and running up that staircase,” says Amy. “Sometimes he still heads for the staircase, but then he remembers there’s a wall there now.” When it came to design matters, the couple enlisted designer Jennifer Sloan to infuse the interiors with a look that can best be described as lived-in, family-friendly, and Florida chic. To that end, Sloan went room to room with the mission of creating a timeless vibe with comfortable furniture that’s perfect for lounging, and layers of textures that give the home a well-traveled and collected feel. As the design team worked, the Allyns turned their attention to the small ranch home on a corner lot next door, which at the time was owned by an elderly couple. The Allyns knew the house would

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inevitably come up for sale and were concerned about a buyer coming in, knocking the property down and then building a massive structure that would overlook their backyard and disturb their sight lines. To prevent that, they were the first to call when the house became available and ended up acquiring it. “We originally started thinking about that home in a protective sense,” says Amy. “But then we fell in love with it. Our home has four bedrooms, but it is somewhat modest and small. So having the home next door became perfect for when we had family or friends come to visit.” To their surprise, the acquisition benefitted the Allyns, as well as the neighborhood. “When we were in different stages of the project, there were neighbors who’d come by and thank us for [preserving the integrity of the] neighborhood,” says Amy. “I’m not sure that we ever thought about what we were doing as being for the neighborhood too, but it was remarkable to me how many people came by and were so appreciative. Everything turned out as it should.” 180 FLORIDA DESIGN’S NAPLES EDITION 6-2

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“It’s worth the effort to preserve the architecture in these houses, even if you don’t have a family connection,” says architect Jon Kukk. “This project was a balance of adapting for the future while honoring the past.”

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A mosaic tile pool connects the Allyns’ original residence from 1946 (right) as well as the neighboring house they purchased to maintain the footprint’s integrity.

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The architectural style of the Old Naples home is coastal contemporary with Key West touches in the metal roof and Bahama shutters. Mike Depaola of PPM Naples helped the homeowners find the ideal lot and steered them through the entire construction process.

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MULTIPLE INFLUENCES CREATE A MASTERFUL COMPOSITION IN AN OLD NAPLES HOME FOR TWO

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AS THE HUSBAND PUTS IT:

“TO GET EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED, BUILDING FROM SCRATCH WAS THE ONLY OPTION.” below: The breakfast nook is owner Marilyn Shesko’s favorite spot in the house. After many color consultations, interior designer Faith Fix sourced the green velvet to upholster the built-in bench.

CONTEMPORARY COASTAL, MODERN, AND ECLECTIC is how Toronto snowbirds Marilyn Shesko and her husband DH describe their home in Old Naples. Contemporary with art deco sensibilities is how Bonita Springs interior designer Faith Fix, founder and principal of Freestyle Interiors, characterizes it. Clearly, there are multiple styles at play. The owners were closely involved in the design and called on experts they trust to pull it all together, resulting in a house that fits into its neighborhood effortlessly, but with an interior that mirrors the couple’s European aesthetic. After purchasing the property in 2017, the original plan was to renovate the larger, existing home on the lot. But when the homeowners realized the cost involved, they decided to start over. As DH

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The black and white theme of the living room and kitchen are warmed up by the walnut built-in bar and the oak floors. Some of Shesko’s collection of Murano glass includes the column floor lamp and sconces flanking the bar.

puts it: “To get exactly what we wanted, building from scratch was the only option.” “We looked at more than a 100 model homes before we built this one and initially liked the Key West style,” DH notes. “We ended up with contemporary coastal, but you can still see some elements of Key West on the exterior in the Bahama shutters and tin roof. But inside, it’s completely modern, with some vintage pieces mixed in.” Once they made the decision to work from the ground up, the couple brought in Fix to help them realize their vision for the interior. “From the start, they told me they would be taking a buying trip to Europe and we exchanged emails and photos of items they found,” she says. “It was fun; I felt like I was on the trip with them.”

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“From the start, they told me they would be taking a buying trip to Europe and we exchanged emails and photos of items they found,” says designer Faith Fix. “It was fun; I felt like I was on the trip with them.”

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The dining table and chairs are the result of the owners’ European buying trip. The fish-themed painting on the wall hails back to 1967 and was a gift from the artist.

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Homeowner Marilyn Shesko requested that the fireplace in the game room be open to the living area so it can be enjoyed in both rooms. She worked with artist Allison Luedtke to create the glass mosaic art above the fireplace.

Thanks to that trip, every room in the house now houses a memento from Europe in the form of art deco accessories the couple purchased at places like Paris’ famous Marché aux Puces (the massive flea market just outside the French capital), as well as shops in the South of France. In Italy, they stopped at Murano for its famous artisan glass in the form of sconces, floor lamps, and various colorful sculptures now proudly displayed on tables and shelves throughout the interior. Bill Angst, a hairstylist and salon owner in Toronto who has also worked in fashion (“I’m an idea guy with a good eye!”), acted as a consultant for the homeowners. Mostly using FaceTime sessions—about 100 of them—Angst assisted with proportion and details, including the placement of light fixtures and art. Angst believes the interior of a home—from the color of the walls to the “jewelry” of light fixtures and accessories—should be a backdrop for the homeowners’ personal style above:

The console and mirror came from France. The sconce and fish sculpture are both made of Murano glass.

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“All the elements in this home work together to create an experience,” says the husband. “It’s not just rooms with expensive furniture. Everything is personal to us and I think that’s what makes a home.”

and they should feel good living in it. “I love how open and light their space is,” says Angst. “[The Murano glass collection] helps move light through the house, creating positive energy.” In terms of backdrops and surfaces, walnut accents and oak flooring warm up the modern all-white walls and black-and-white color scheme to keep it from being too stark. Because of said decision, certain furniture and decorative selections come into view thanks to their bold character. There’s the breakfast nook with its tall and statuesque lime banquette, a piece that’s both stylish and utilitarian. There’s the painting titled The Big Orange Fish (with its above:

Because the black and white soaking tub is the first thing you see as you walk in the master bath, Fix came up with the idea of adding the marble and onyx mosaic “water jet” behind it. “It takes the place of a piece of art,” she notes.

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“The master bedroom is all Marilyn,” says designer Faith Fix about the wife, who sourced the furniture in Europe, including the Lucite Jeff Messerschmidt chairs under the window. The home’s windows are largely left uncovered because the lot is large.

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The husband’s favorite part of the home is the pool, large enough for swimming laps. It’s accented by rock fountains and underwater lighting that changes colors at night. A hot tub and outdoor fireplace make a perfect spot for lounging in the evenings.

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bold shades of blue and red) that was a gift from DH’s uncle and which now hangs in the dining room. There are pops of navy blue in the forms of pillows and blankets in the primary bedroom. There’s the sculptural bathtub and graphic mosaic and onyx mural in the master bath, which makes it obvious that no room was overlooked in this home. And just about everywhere one turns, there are Marilyn’s cherished Murano figurines and accessories, exclamation marks that tie everything together. “All the elements in this home work together to create an experience,” says DH. “It’s not just rooms with expensive furniture. Everything is personal to us and I think that’s what makes a home.” below: Plenty of seating under cover in the spacious outdoor kitchen and entertaining area provides space for large groups of friends and family. The couple has four children and nine grandchildren who visit from Canada throughout the winter season.

SOURCES FRONT EXTERIOR Door – FL Impact Door Systems, Riviera Beach, FL Decorative shutters – Liberty Aluminum, Fort Myers, FL BREAKFAST NOOK Table and chairs – Paula Buffa, Paris, France Banquette – Grafton Furniture, Miami, FL LIVING AREA/BAR Sofa – Minotti, Casa Italia, Naples, FL Club chairs – Minotti, Casa Italia, Naples, FL Cocktail and side table – Minotti, Casa Italia, Naples, FL Decorative floor lamp – Murano, Lumicharme, Murano, Italy Bar wall cabinetry designed by Freestyle Interiors, Bonita Springs, FL and fabricated by Abbot Hill Cabinetry, Naples, FL Bar – Owner’s collection

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KITCHEN Cabinetry designed by Freestyle Interiors, Bonita Springs, FL and fabricated by Abbot Hill Cabinetry, Naples, FL Hood – Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Naples, FL Island designed by Freestyle Interiors, Bonita Springs, FL and fabricated by Abbot Hill Cabinetry, Naples, FL Stools – Casa Italia, Naples, FL DINING AREA Table and chairs – Casa Italia, Naples, FL Artwork – Aba Bayefsky Collection, Toronto, Canada Black/white artwork – Judith Liegeois Design, Inc., Naples, FL GAME AREA Table and chairs – Marché aux Puces, Paris, France Artwork – Allison Luedike, St. Louis Park, MN VIGNETTE Glass console and mirror – Owner’s collection

Sconce – Murano, Italy Fish sculpture on console – Murano, Italy MASTER BATHROOM Tub – Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Naples, FL Tile wall covering – Ruben Sorheghui Tile, Naples, FL Flooring – Ruben Sorheghui Tile, Naples FL MASTER BEDROOM Bed, headboard and side table – Casa Italia, Naples, FL Glass lamp and sculpture – Murano, Italy LOGGIA Dining table – Aldo Castillo, Naples, FL Seat grouping – Casa Italia, Naples, FL Fireplace designed by Freestyle Interiors, Bonita Springs, FL and fabricated by Classic Pools, Naples, FL Pool designed by Architectural Land Design, Naples, FL Water elements – Grate Fireplaces, Bonita Springs, FL

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All in the Family MULTIPLE GENERATIONS FEEL RIGHT AT HOME AT A NAPLES HOUSE THAT DOESN’T SACRIFICE COMFORT FOR STYLE

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interior design DANIEL KILLGORE, SOCO INTERIORS, NAPLES, FL architecture JOHN COONEY, STOFFT COONEY ARCHITECTS, NAPLES, FL AND DELRAY BEACH, FL builder LUTGERT CONSTRUCTION, NAPLES, FL landscape architecture BRUCE HOWARD AND ASSOCIATES, MIAMI, FL text LOLA THELIN photography LORI HAMILTON, NAPLES, FL

SOMETIMES, PRACTICALITY precedes aesthetics. But with a good design team, the two elements don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Such is the case in a Naples house for a client who wanted a seasonal home on the Gulf Coast where her children and grandchildren could congregate comfortably during holidays, family vacations, or any other occasion. The homeowner’s challenge lay in finding the right design professionals to tackle pragmatic matters while still considering décor integrity. After some research, Stofft Cooney Architects and Soco Interiors were hired. In terms of structural matters, architect John Cooney came through with an interior devoid of obstacles or multiple separations. The look inside is clean and neutral, a stark contrast to the home’s exterior West Indies style. Cooney and his team delineated some common rooms with the use of ceiling beams, stained in dark charcoal, that help the transition from the grand room to the kitchen, two areas where the family likes to spend most of their time. Additionally, “dark framed

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Designer Daniel Killgore chose a Julie Neill light fixture made up of tiny gold butterflies for its strong contrast to the white crocodile hide credenza. “I was looking for soft and feminine, and as soon as I saw this light, I knew we had to use it,” he says. “It’s a piece of art and really becomes the focal point.”

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windows and expanse glass panels that allow natural light in, all lend [themselves] to a cleaner, transitional style of architecture,” says Cooney. When it came to design matters, Soco’s Daniel Killgore opted for a retreat that’s as elegant as it is relaxed. To that end, the palette is welcoming, with white walls and matte light oak flooring. “I’d say the final outcome is more California coastal with a splash of Kardashian glam,” says Killgore, who layered in soft ivories, taupes, and gray tones on top of the whites and neutrals. The timeless palette creates an ideal backdrop for showcasing bold lighting and artwork. To maintain both the formality and warmth the homeowner demanded, a mix of metal finishes was employed throughout. “There are so many great new modernized gold finishes available in both lighting and furniture,” says Killgore. “I carried that gold thread throughout the house.” above:

The first order of business for Killgore and the client was selecting the matte light oak flooring, which sets the tone for the house. With white walls throughout, as well as furniture and accessories in soft ivories, gray, and taupe, the home features pops of black for contrast and gold elements for sophistication on select furniture pieces.

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In the dining room, for instance, the eye-catching element is a sculptural Julie Neill chandelier with clusters of tiny butterflies in a gold finish. Killgore opted to make many of his design statements with color and texture. The study, which serves as a casual retreat away from the main rooms, is an anomaly in the house thanks to a deep teal grass cloth that compliments soft neutrals. Black was the go-to contrast for the softer tones throughout, and there are touches of natural fabrics, such as the taupe linen at the bottom of the dining room drapery, throughout the residence. Outside, homeowner, architect, and designer all agreed that more was more. “The rule of 196 FLORIDA DESIGN’S NAPLES EDITION 6-2

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left: In the kitchen, the perimeter cabinets and the finish surrounding the second island are painted in a white oak to match the wood floors. The slab front cabinet doors add a modern note, while the custom range hood wrapped in a locally sourced marble and the glossy white backsplash echo the home’s bright aesthetic.

thumb today is that you can’t make that outdoor living room big enough,” says Cooney. “[These days] everybody wants their home to be their resort.” To accommodate the family’s age groups and varying interests, Killgore outfitted the outdoor space with separate groupings that feel both private yet connected… the perfect spots to make family memories for years to come. above:

Nicknamed the “lady cave,” the study is a club-like retreat with its brown leather sofa and white swivel chairs. “In these current times, I am finding less people want a formal office space and [prefer a more] versatile, livable room,” says Killgore. “Both the client and I are huge fans of [Kelly Wearstler’s] designs, and [the linear lantern] felt like a perfect way to modernize the space.”

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The outdoors’ neutral canvas—the charcoal roof, gray stone pavers, and ivory exterior walls—highlights the pool’s blue accent tile and a few strategically placed colorful flowerpots. The furniture is all made of teak.

SOURCES FRONT EXTERIOR Door – Millwork 360, Tampa, FL Hanging pendant – Visual Comfort, Houston, TX Sconces – Visual Comfort, Houston, TX DINING ROOM Table and chairs – Vanguard Furniture, Hickory, NC Buffet – John-Richard, Greenwood, MS Chandelier – Visual Comfort, Houston, TX Lamps – Visual Comfort, Houston, TX

Mirror – Four Hands, Austin, TX Ceiling treatment designed by Soco Interiors, Naples, FL ENTRY Table – Arteriors, Lewisville, TX Stools – Uttermost, Rocky Mount, VA Decorative planters – Stacked & Co, LLC., Winter Park, FL Stairway designed by Soco Interiors, Naples, FL and fabricated by Trimcraft of Fort Myers, Inc., Fort Myers, FL GREAT ROOM Sofa – Lee Industries, Conover, NC

Pillows – Lee Industries, Conover, NC Club chairs – Lee Industries, Conover, NC Pillow fabric – Kasmir Fabrics, Dallas, TX Cocktail table – Vanguard Furniture, Hickory, NC Side tables – Worlds Away, Memphis, TN Lamps – Visual Comfort, Houston, TX Area rug – Distinctive Carpets, Denver, NC KITCHEN Cabinetry designed and fabricated by Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Myers, FL

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“The rule of thumb today is that you can’t make that outdoor living room big enough,” says architect John Cooney. “[These days] everybody wants their home to be their resort.”

Island designed and fabricated by Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Meyers, FL Stools – Vanguard Furniture, Hickory, NC Pendant chandelier – Visual Comfort, Houston, TX CLUB ROOM Sofa – Lee Industries, Conover, NC Pillow fabric – Scalamandre, Hollywood, FL Occasional chairs – Lee Industries, Conover, NC Fabric – Vanguard Furniture, Hickory, NC Cocktail table – Bernhardt Furniture, Lenoir, NC

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Side table – Noir Furniture, Gardena, CA Lamps – Visual Comfort, Houston, TX Artwork above sofa – Personality Traits, Left Bank Art Company, Sante Fe Springs, CA Game table – Oomph, New Canaan, CT Game chairs – Bernhardt Furniture, Lenoir, NC Chandelier – Visual Comforts, Houston, TX Area rug – Carpet Source, Winter Park, FL BACK EXTERIOR Lounge, armchairs and ottomans – Summer Classics,

Montevallo, AL Dining table and seating – Summer Classics, Montevallo, AL Pool designed by Bruce Howard and Associates, Miami, FL and fabricated by Pinnacle Pools, Naples, FL THROUGHOUT Drapery fabric – Kasmir Fabrics, Dallas, TX Ironwork – Sunmaster, Inc., Naples, FL Flooring – Naples Stone, Naples, FL

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TEAL

Appeal WITH ITS EYE-FRIENDLY HUES OF COASTAL COLORS, A WATERSIDE HOME IN NAPLES’ VENETIAN BAY IS AS SMART AS IT IS TRANQUIL interior design RANDI SCOTT, CALUSA BAY DESIGN, NAPLES, FL architecture JOHN COONEY, STOFFT COONEY ARCHITECTS, NAPLES, FL AND DELRAY BEACH, FL builder MATT KNAUF, KNAUF-KOENIG GROUP, NAPLES, FL landscape architecture ARCHITECTURAL LAND DESIGN, NAPLES, FL text SAXON HENRY photography VENJHAMIN REYES, MIAMI, FL

A PLACE FOR FAMILY and friends to gather and to put their feet up while enjoying the water views and the Florida sunshine are desires a Pennsylvania couple expressed to Randi Scott of Calusa Bay Design and John Cooney of Stofft Cooney Architects when they began designing their home on Naples’ picture-perfect Venetian Bay. Though the wife relied heavily on these professionals, she was very involved in the project. “She had designed several vacation homes in the past,” Scott explains, “but because she would be working on this larger home from a distance, she wanted more support.” The homeowner had clear ideas about the finishes and the color palette for the contemporary casual home. “She loved the idea of a neutral background, but wanted the house to have character and pops of color that

right: An outdoor living room, dining room, and kitchen sit within a linear waterfront space. Furnishings in this area of the home were chosen for durability and style. The sofa and chairs are made of UV-resistant wicker with cushions covered in Sunbrella fabric, and the coffee table is made of concrete.

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Upon entering the front door to the interiors, the wine niche is to the right of the stairs in the approach to the great room. The cabinetry in the alcove is made of rift-cut white oak, and the wine system was custom-designed and built to the homeowners’ specifications.

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were not your typical blue tones referencing coastal Florida,” notes Scott. “She had a small piece of artwork she showed me with a beautiful teal tone in it that we incorporated as our main accent color.” Generously sized outdoor living spaces support the alfresco lifestyle the homeowners imagined for themselves and their two teenage children. While these exterior rooms have an informal flair, the interior architectural envelope is decidedly modern. The wine niche, tucked beneath a sleek stairway that is inset with glass, illustrates how a bold hue becomes a focal point. “We wanted it to be functional and to make a big statement,” Scott says. “We found a translucent glass panel that we back-lit with an LED panel to make the colors sing.” Scott credits Cooney for the fact that the home sits so beautifully on the property with its unusual contours. “It was inspiring to see how he worked with the clients right: Opposite the stairs and the wine niche in the entry is a hammered cast-iron console table in a blackened finish. Hanging above it is a mirror with a frame made of 20 large hand-cut, oxidized-metal discs with textural edges. below: The barstools in the kitchen are made of taupe and white rope with teak bases and teal upholstery. The lantern-style pendants have burnished steel frames that clasp slightly convex, handpoured glass panels.

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“The clients wanted clean lines and sophisticated features but they also wanted the home to have a refined casualness for kicking back and relaxing,” says designer Randi Scott. “Textures and patterns really help make this a curated homage to their personal style and design aesthetic.”

to make sure that all of their needs were fulfilled on the challenging pie-shaped lot,” she explains. “He was very receptive to considering our furniture placement, so the views remained unencumbered.” Scott says that this project was especially satisfying because she felt the client’s excitement build as the momentum picked up and each space came together. “Working with clients to make sure they have beautiful homes that also function for their needs is rewarding,” adds Scott. “We are often approached by potential clients for our coastal aesthetics—the whites, soft blues, and neutrals—that reflect our Florida surroundings, so this home was particularly fun because we were able to work with different colors, patterns, and wood tones that we don’t get to use every day.”

right: In the primary bedroom, gray is intermingled with navy blue. The color is introduced in the three-light pendant made of hand-woven gray-washed raffia; the linen bed; the series of round textured wall sculptures above the headboard; and the upholstered ottomans with ribbed, driftwood-finished oak bases.

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The mosaic tiles in the shower and behind the bathtub in the master bath illustrate the homeowners’ desire to reflect the colors of the tropics but in a sophisticated way. The pendant is made of two concentric burnished-steel orbs that are hand-forged into eight tapered petals that merge at the sculptural apex.

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For his part, Matt Knauf of Knauf-Koenig Group, the contractor on the project, says, “We’ve completed a number of projects with these firms, and the creativity continues to evolve in an exciting way. From the ceiling details to the stains and wallpaper combinations, this home, I believe, is one of our best yet.” Radick also feels the relationship between the indoor and outdoor spaces is remarkable: “Connecting the indoors to the outside is an important part of designing and building homes in Southwest Florida. People want to enjoy their outdoor living areas, so creating a smooth transition to them, as we did here, fosters this lifestyle choice.” Scott has witnessed how fully these particular homeowners have embraced this: “I visit these clients often and enjoy seeing them being so happy in the home, which is why we love what we do.”

SOURCES OUTDOOR LIVING AREA Sofa – Summer Classics, Pelham, AL Club chairs – Summer Classics, Pelham, AL Side chairs – Lillian August, Hickory, NC Cocktail table – Urbia, Bala Cynwyd, PA Drink tables – Surya, White GA Area rug – Loloi Rugs, Dallas, TX WINE NICHE Wine niche designed by Calusa Bay Design, Naples, FL and fabricated by Knauf-Koenig Group, Naples, FL Cabinetry – Top Notch Custom Trim & Painting Service, Naples. FL Wall designed by Calusa Bay Design, Naples, FL

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In the outdoor dining room just off the grilling station and kitchen, the dining chairs placed around a live-edge teak table with powder-coated forged-iron legs are made of rope and teak. The teal color is brought into this space in the lively patterned rug.

below: Sitting at the edge of the pool is a roomy round daybed made of a woven UVresistant wicker, which will stand the test of weather and time. It’s the perfect place for unwinding, which is the theme of this home in every space, indoors and out.

and fabricated by Classic Stone, Naples, FL Glass doors – Imperial Glass, Naples, FL Stairway designed by Calusa Bay Design, Naples. FL and fabricated by Florida Stairworks, Fort Myers, FL ENTRY Console – Bernhardt Furniture, Lenoir, NC Mirror – Arteriors Home, Lewisville, TX Sconces – Currey & Company, Atlanta, GA Area rug – Loloi Rugs, Dallas, TX KITCHEN Cabinetry and island designed and fabricated by Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Myers, FL Backsplash – Lunada Bay, Ceramic Matrix, Naples, FL Stools – Essentials for Living, Foothill Ranch, CA

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Pendant lighting – Hubbardton Forge, Castleton, VT MASTER BATH Shower designed by Calusa Bay Design, Naples, FL and fabricated by Polo Marble & Tile, Naples, FL Tub – Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Naples, FL Chandelier – Hubbardton Forge, Castleton, VT Scones – Hubbardton Forge, Castleton, VT Flooring – Ruben Sorhegui Tile, Naples FL MASTER BEDROOM Bed and headboard – Hickory White, Charlotte, NC Art above bed – Uttermost, Rocky Mount, VA Ottomans and club chairs – Jessica Charles, Atlanta, GA Side table – Vanguard, Conniver, NC

Floor lamps – Low Country Originals, Bluffton, SC Chandelier – Arteriors, Lewisville, TX Area rug – Jaipur Living, Acworth, GA OUTDOOR DINING AREA Dining table – Lillian August, Hickory, NC Chairs – Essentials for Living, Foothill Ranch, CA Cabinetry designed and fabricated by Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Myers, FL Grill and pizza oven – Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Naples, FL Area rug – Jaipur Living, Acworth, GA POOL LOUNGE Daybed – Skyline Design, Miami, FL Pillows – Elaine Smith, West Palm Beach, FL

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developer VIV HOMES, NAPLES, FL interior design CARLY REED, VIV HOMES, NAPLES, FL architecture JON KUKK, KUKK ARCHITECTS, NAPLES, FL builder PAUL STANTON, VIV BUILDERS, NAPLES, FL landscape architecture ARCHITECTURAL LAND DESIGN, NAPLES, FL text RIKI ALTMAN-YEE photography NAPLES KENNY, NAPLES, FL

Everything about this home exudes comfortable luxury, starting with the view from Naples Bay. A generously lit pool with bubblers and chaise loungers on a sun shelf hint at the allure inside. “Right at the front door you can see two bodies of water with the pool’s disappearing edge,” says Carly Reed, VIV Homes’ head of design. “It’s definitely a ‘wow’ feature.”

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Coastal Cachet WITH THE HELP OF LOCAL SUPPLIERS, A GIFTED DESIGN TEAM INFUSES A WATERSIDE SPEC HOME WITH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STYLE, AS WELL AS DETAILS AND AMENITIES THAT NOD TO THE GOOD LIFE

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Local craftspeople aligned the fireplace marble’s veins so it would become a threedimensional art statement in the living room. Custom sofas from Tandem Arbor, octagonshaped chairs, an agate-inlaid lacquer coffee table from Baker Furniture, and a bench by Adriana Hoyos complete the cohesive look.

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“The first thing you see when walking into the home is that it flows through to the outdoor living area,” says designer Carly Reed. “Our aim was to capture the feel of the elegant subtropical lifestyle of Naples.”

ENVISIONING move-in-ready residences from mere sketches is all in a day’s work for VIV Homes’ Carly Reed, but a recent project in Naples’ illustrious Port Royal illustrates her authentic embrace of the coastal modern lifestyle. As the head of design for the Naplesbased developer known for its quality builds and attention to detail, Reed appreciated the importance of creating an environment that would appeal to discerning buyers while also showcasing this particular spec home’s enviable waterfront location. “The first thing you see when walking into the home is that it flows through to the outdoor living area,” she explains. “The infinity-edge pool is centered upon the entrance of the home, so it encapsulates the view by extending onto the canal. Our aim was to capture the feel of the elegant subtropical lifestyle of Naples. It truly offers the best of everything.” Although it began as a tear-down, in 2021 this nearly 8,400-square-foot home emerged with five bedrooms—all en-suite—plus two half baths and a study. An elevator takes homeowners and guests to the second floor and into a VIP suite showcasing a morning bar and balcony. A four-car garage, heated saltwater pool and spa, stone-wrapped fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and Ipe dock are also included in the residence’s amenities list, as is a bespoke wine storage space in the dining

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room. “The custom glass doors open to expose carpentry that conceals an entire fourcolumn wine display,” says Reed about this particular amenity. “Otherwise the space is entirely covered in floor-to-ceiling marble.” A statement-making great room highlights the spacious, open floor plan designed, according to Reed, for “multifunctional family time.” There, an elegant marble fireplace faces a generous sectional sofa and accent chairs, all rendered in neutral shades. “The way I achieved this look was by using materials and finishes to imply and play into the coastal

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Designer Carly Reed and her team outfitted this flexible space with a lighted wet bar backed in Calacatta Lucina marble. A Bastian Gray Lantern from Currey & Company and framed photos from Natural Curiosities add the right finishing touches.

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The kitchen suggests easy elegance, with appliances that blend into the adjacent cabinetry. Some shine emanates from the custom hood vent trimmed with oil-rubbed bronze, chrome barstool legs, and light pendants by Kelly Wearstler that resemble eggbeaters.

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A 30-light, Crystal Bud multi-drop pendant from Currey & Company dangles in front of a custom-designed wine storage space. An Old Biscayne Designs table and Adriana Hoyos chairs serve as warm, inviting complements to the glowing glass and light.

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left: Accessories, like pendants and barstools from Serena & Lily, add curvy appeal to a fully functional outdoor kitchen. right: Lighting around the pool deck, both functional and ambient, as well as features like the fire pit, make the area come alive at night.

below: In a cozy space filled with furnishings from Restoration Hardware and Harbor Outdoor, Apollo Quartzite wraps an outdoor fireplace and the entire wall. Designer Carly Reed also created a sense of rhythm among the outdoor spaces by cladding ceilings in the same stained wood.

theme,” she explains, “By using different wood and metal finishes that tie well with light linens and earthy light tones, it gives a feeling of being by the water without being over the top.” Wide-plank European white oak panels from Naples Flooring Company ground the space, while custom rugs from Loretta Larson provide textural warmth. Reed also called on local millwork supplier Smith & DeShields to create custom trims for a truly magnificent coffered ceiling. “We have our baseboards and crown made larger than average to make the rooms seem really big,” she says. “I used different crown profiles in the ceiling to make shadow lines.” Small details like the aforementioned might go unnoticed to the untrained eye, but the overall effect is not lost on anyone. After all, as Reed says, “The most important thing we were trying to achieve in the build of this home was to make it feel like a private resort with a calming view of the water.” Mission accomplished… and surpassed. 214 FLORIDA DESIGN’S NAPLES EDITION 6-2

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As designer Carly Reed puts it: “The most important thing we were trying to achieve in the build of this home was to make it feel like a private resort with a calming view of the water.”

SOURCES BACK EXTERIOR Pool designed by Architectural Land Design, Naples, FL and fabricated by VIV Builders, Naples, FL Water lounges – Ledge Lounger, KB Patio, Naples, FL Umbrella – Tuuci, tuuci.com LIVING ROOM Sofa –Tandem Arbor, tandemarbor.com Lounge chairs – Baker Furniture, bakerfurniture.com Cocktail table – Bernhardt Furniture, bernhardt.com Bench – Adriana Hoyos, adrianahoyos.com Chandelier – Currey & Company, curreyandcompany.com Fireplace designed by Carly Reed, VIV Homes, Naples, FL and fabricated by Rain Forest Marble, Naples, FL Artwork above fireplace – Benson Cobb, bensoncobb.com

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FAMILY ROOM Sofa – Marge Carson, margecarson.com Side chairs – Ralph Lauren, ralphlauren.com Cocktail ottoman – EJ Victor, ejvictor.com Artwork above sofa – Oly Studio, olystudio.com Console – Vanguard Furniture, vanguardfurniture.com Chandelier – Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com KITCHEN Cabinetry designed by Carly Reed, VIV Homes, Naples, FL Island designed by Carly Reed, VIV Homes, Naples, FL and fabricated by Rain Forest Marble, Naples, FL Stools – Frag, frag.it/en Pendant lighting – Visual Comfort, visualcomfort.com DINING ROOM Table – Robert James Collection, robertjamescollection.com

Chairs – Adriana Hoyos, adrianahoyos.com Chandelier – Currey & Company, curreyandcompany.com Ceiling designed by Carly Reed, VIV Homes, Naples, FL and fabricated by VIV Builders, Naples, FL LOGGIA AND OUTDOOR KITCHEN Seating area – Harbour Outdoor, harbouroutdoor.com Side chairs – Sika Design, sikadesignusa.com Cocktail table – RH, rh.com Round ottomans – Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com Kitchen island designed by Carly Reed, VIV Homes, Naples, FL and fabricated by Rain Forest Marble, Naples, FL Stools – Palecek, palecek.com Pendants – Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com

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