YOUR HOME volume 4
finding the perfect area rug for your living space
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
functional and stylish design advice
Roxanne Hutson EDITOR Channing Spano CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Ginny Cooper Tanner Nash
Channing Spano PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Jenny Vigliotti GRAPHIC DESIGN Jenna Camputaro Tarra Wood ACCOUNTING Mariellen King ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE Mark Somers
2. environments natural luxury in southwest florida
12. home improvements remodeling to create a safe space
20. organize your home spring cleaning advice
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26. fixture perfect
38. swimming pool trends
keeping your pool clean and healthy
40. artisan barn doors unique custom doors for your home
44. springtime citrus citrus garlic shrimp and lemon tart recipes
46. marketplace stylish new products for your home
elegant fixtures for your bathroom
30. marsala: color of the year fashion-inspired interior design
32. kitchen innovations showcase of modern kitchen appliances
36. ask the light lady answers to your lighting questions
contemporary asian inspired design trends
natural LUXURY written by channing spano
The Autumn model, shows M Developmentâ€™s commitment to quality craftsmanship the moment you pull into the driveway. Concrete pavers by Emerald Landscaping are a beautiful compliment to the Humble Gold paint on the exterior of the home. Columns, and a faux balcony frame the custom front doors created by Design Doors. Made of Mahogany, the doorsâ€™ walnut stain compliments the garage doors flanking the driveway.
uilt on three quarters of an acre, then surrounded by a preserve, this home by M Development of SWFL, INC, enjoys a uniquely private setting. Located in Naples Club Estates, this beautiful 4,855 square foot European inspired estate home, perfectly captures the uniqueness of this neighborhood. While placed in the heart of
Naples, close to dinning, shopping and entertainment, Naples Club Estates is committed to creating a community that values nature, and provides its residents with access to 155 acres of preserve land with walking paths, lakes, and an array of wildlife. Along with this peaceful setting, this community provides its residents with the opportunity to purchase a membership to the golf course at Naples National, and the two are linked by a private golf cart path. Jeff Meak, President at M Development, is dedicated to building homes that reflect the tastes and personalities of each homeowner. â€œWe work hard to make sure each home we build lives up to our high standards of excellence, and that they fit the specific lifestyle of each person we work with,â€? says Meak.
(ABOVE) When you enter the home, you are immediately greeted by a stunning entry and living room beyond. The fireplace and large surround are the focal point of this room. Glass etched with a brick pattern has been placed inside the firebox. Seamless glass sliding doors by PGT open to the patio and pool creating a large indoor/outdoor living space.
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(RIGHT) The homeâ€™s open concept flows from the living room into the dinning room. The Jerusalem Gold Marble flooring, found throughout the main living areas of the home, provides a rich backdrop for this room. The rotunda adds extra height to the already tall ceilings. The space is large enough for a table that comfortably seats eight, making this a perfect space for entertaining. Columns and arched walls add architectural detail. (BELOW) In the kitchen, custom cabinets by Ruffino Cabinetry set the stage for an elegant dinner party or casual gathering. The Brazilian Gold Granite countertops are carried throughout the well designed kitchen, and compliment the french provencal style cabinets. The island provides plenty of prep space, and the high end Miele appliances complete the space.
(ABOVE) The family room, with large wall unit and ample seating, gives everyone the space to enjoy the game or a great movie. Brazilian Cherry floors with a matte finish lead to PGT seamless glass sliding doors and the pool beyond. Unique details like the West Indies inspired fan and tray ceiling add visual interest.
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“Residents choose Naples Club Estates for the lifestyle the community provides,” says builder representative Jane Bond. “Very few places afford residents this kind of space and privacy”
(ABOVE) The master bedroom is a true retreat with a sitting area, private access to the pool, and Brazilian Cherry wood floors. Wallpaper in warm colors accents one wall, giving the oversized space a cozy feel. (LEFT) In the master bath, the Jerusalem Gold Marble is complemented by the onyx lining the walls and ceiling of the large walk-in shower. Windows create an open feel while the privacy wall, coupled with the large lot and preserve surrounding the home, keep things discreet. Grohe fixtures in the shower offer multiple body jets, and the freestanding Kohler soaking tub is a great place to relax at the end of the day.
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(ABOVE) In the cabana house, rich woods and grasscloth accent wall complete an African design theme. Detached from the main house, this space is perfect for guests, with its own separate entrance and full bath. (BELOW) One of the best features of this home is the large pool and surrounding deck. Designed by Pinnacle Pools, built in planter boxes and the fountains surrounding the raised spa create a resort feel in the private and spacious backyard. The patio accommodates several seating areas, as well as an outdoor kitchen and fireplace.
The Autumn Model is available for $2.59M. For more information contact M Development of SWFL, Inc.
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(ABOVE) This spacious, relaxed kitchen features open display shelving and a couture chevron backsplash to accentuate the grand scale and coordinate with the white marble countertops. Pops of aqua blue add a simple, playful touch. Cabinetry by Tradewind Designs (LEFT) This custom-designed, versatile bed can sleep as a king-sized or separated as two twins. With bedding that combines machine-washable elements with custom accents, this guest bedroom is ready to welcome visitors. (OPPOSITE) Custom closet system by California Closets, Kira Krümm Koastal Kollection.
I love the look of open shelving as an alternative to closed-off cabinetry. What are some tips on creating a beautiful, de-cluttered, open shelf look in my kitchen? Start with picking the right space for the open shelves and consider it a focal point, like a work of art. Color and composition are key. Consider adding a beautiful, fun backsplash or keep the wall simple and crisp. Then gather the right pieces to display or treat yourself to something new. Arrange the display items by necessity, in a way that is functional for you. Stick to a simple color palette, two or three colors, and avoid pairing too many patterns – be selective on what you choose to display. An easy rule of thumb when de-cluttering any area of your home: if you use it once a week, keep it out; if you only use it a few times a month, store it in a cabinet.
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What are some new ideas for creating functional, stylish accommodations for my overnight guests in my beach house? For most of us, living in Southwest Florida means having lots of vacationing house
Kira Krümm, ASID, NCIDQ President & Principal Interior Designer, Kira Krümm International Design
guests. Preparing to welcome visitors can be a challenge, especially if you’re on the go, or out of town. Recently, a client from Canada wanted to create guest bedrooms that could accommodate the various friends and family who would be visiting her new vacation beach house. With limited space in the two guest rooms, we designed custom headboards for beds that could be utilized as either one king-sized or pulled apart as two twin beds, depending on need. We also considered livability and use when designing the bedding and opted for a combination of washable and custom pieces. We paired soft machine-washable cotton quilts and pillow shams with custom-made decorative pillows to coordinate with the décor.
I love condo living in Florida but closet space is limited. How can we maximize storage space? You can utilize storage space effectively by working with your designer and a good closet manufacturer to customize your closets. One of the great things about living in Florida is the gorgeous year round warm weather, which means we do not have to crowd our closets with bulky sweaters or coats. Nonetheless, seasonal residents need to make room for storing luggage, and a deep top shelf can be the perfect solution. Closets can be customized to fit your needs, and features as simple as a double-hang for clothing and internal drawer dividers can save space and keep you organized.
Award-winning interior designer, Kira Krümm, has garnered global acclaim securing her position as a visionary at the forefront of modern interior design. With recognition in countless regional and international publications, and a collection of more than 30 industry honors, her brand includes her signature product line, the Kira Krümm Koastal Kollection, and her interior design firm, Kira Krümm International Design, which specializes in fullservice, custom interior design and home décor for luxury residences. Miromar Design Center Kira Krümm International Design 10800 Corkscrew Rd. Suite 304 Estero, FL 33928 239.992.5586 FL Lic.#IB26001349 www.kirakrumm.com Photography is courtesy of Kira Krümm International Design, Interior Design Photographer, Randall Perry Photography
HOME creating a safe space IMPROVEMENTS Written By Tanner Nash
F YOU’VE EVER PURCHASED OR RENTED IN THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AREA, YOU’VE PROBABLY COME ACROSS THE TERM “CHINESE DRYWALL”. THIS DEFECTIVE DRYWALL WAS MANUFACTURED IN CHINA AND IMPORTED TO THE US BEGINNING IN 2001, AND WAS USED
HEAVILY IN THE HOUSING BOOM. AREAS IN THE SOUTHEAST, LIKE FLORIDA, HAVE REPORTED THE MOST ISSUES WITH THIS DRYWALL AS WARM, HUMID CLIMATES CAUSE IT TO LEACH TOXINS INTO THE HOME. IN FACT, FLORIDA MAKES UP 56% OF THE COMPLAINTS FILED SINCE THE DRYWALL WAS USED HEAVILY TO REBUILD AFTER A SERIES OF HURRICANES IN 2005.
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This toxic drywall was what the team at Kingon Homes and Remodeling in Bonita Springs, FL had to contend with in their most recent project. “The home is large and luxurious, and is located in the Veranda in Ft. Myers,” says Ken Kingon. “My client was able to purchase this never before lived in home at a very good price, knowing the drywall problem was fixable if we followed the recommended protocol.” While steps can be taken to make the home safe to live in, the process of ridding the home of the toxins is quite challenging. “In every home with Chinese drywall, all the drywall has to be removed, along with the electric wires and appliances,” Kingon states. “The drywall contains a substance that corrodes the wires. Once these are removed from the house all interior framing, trusses, and concrete floors must be scrubbed down. It took us a month to get the house totally free of all the toxic particles. Finally an engineering firm, experts in Chinese drywall removal, must test all areas of the home to be sure it’s totally clean,” he finishes.
According to Kingon, Chinese Drywall was just the start of the challenges in this project. “Beside the drywall issue there were many changes we made to the layout. We removed walls and fireplaces, reworked the master bath, changed the pool bath into two half baths, updated the bonus room, and the kitchen was totally reconfigured. We touched every square inch of this home, and we are all extremely happy with the results.” Starting in the kitchen, the flow of the space did not work for the new homeowners. “They really wanted to create a more streamline kitchen and get away from the ‘old world’ style it originally had,” says Kingon. They created two large islands, one functioning as a great prep space, and the other a perfect buffet and seating area for entertaining. The first island blends with the custom cabinetry in the kitchen, while the second is covered with chiseled Travertine, and accented with LED lighting. The ceiling was also reshaped with interesting details, and completed with task and accent lighting. “Since both homeowners love to cook, we had to make sure the
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“Similar ceiling details and cohesive flooring choices tie the family room and kitchen together.”
kitchen was lit correctly. It was like a cave before, but now it’s light
echo those in the kitchen, but are placed on a different angle to
and bright at any time of the day,” Kingon states. Technology is
create separation between the two rooms. The beams also feature
also important to the owners, so a TV that descends from the soffit
indirect lighting, adding depth to the space.
above the cabinets was installed. 18 x 36 inch porcelain tiles from Ruben Sorhegui were laid When looking into the family room, the view was originally obstructed
throughout the main space of the home contributing to the sleek
by an awkwardly placed fireplace. “We removed it, opening up the
new design. “While choosing this tile creates a beautiful look
arch and creating a better flow between rooms,” says Kingon.
when finished, it’s much more difficult to install,” Kingon laughs.
In the family room, the built in wall unit was also removed, and
“The floor underneath the tiles must be perfect. We mud set the
the wall refaced with the same chiseled Travertine that covers the
floors, making sure they were even to allow for minimal grout
second island in the kitchen. The new details in the ceiling also
lines between tiles.” In the living and family room, 20" wood cornices were added to the original sliding doors, making them appear taller. New casing was also added to the doors, and the crown molding was updated as well. In the dining room a fresh coat of paint, accent lighting, and a new chandelier go a long way in updating the space.
asian inspired with claudia leah
A quiet style with its roots in ancient religions and philosophies, Asian dĂŠcor is intriguing. It can be simple, with minimal lines and curves, or it can be intricate, boasting detailed carvings or the fanciful imagery of Chinoiserie. The pieces are always a balance of light and harmony, and represent the organized life of busy, creative cultures that revere space and privacy in the midst of burgeoning populations. Geometric patterns are a big component in this style, from roomdividing shoji screens to stacked Pagoda-shaped shelving. Multifunctional pieces are common, inspired by life on the Pacific Rim. Lanterns, ginger jars and Foo Dogs (Chinese guardian lions) are familiar icons of the Far East.
Cherry blossoms and chrysanthemums are popular floral themes and orchids styled in Zen-like compositions play a huge role. High gloss finishes are a staple of this trend. Not necessarily the screaming brilliance of the legendary lacquered furnishings from the early dynasties, but polished whites, accented with gleaming gold and updated to appeal to many. Easy to bring into any home with the addition of a few well-chosen pieces and accessories, Asian influence can be readily adapted to our coastal environment with the use of turquoise and natural materials like grass cloth or bamboo.
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(OPPOSITE) Familiar shapes in pure white splash across this turquoise fabric and wall-covering. The sofa and ottoman sit on slightly curved bamboo legs, with a natural sisal rug underfoot. The glass-topped side tables are a grid work of bamboo. The white in the window coverings, lamps and wainscoting, keeps the turquoise in balance.
A Chow inspired console, scaled for the foyer, living or dining room, can be used to add a pop of color.
Gold faux bamboo desk with mirror front is a stunner in your home office or it can serve as a unique home bar.
The unusual shape and gilded faux bamboo accents give this mirror visual interest.
CLAUDIA LEAH, IDS INTERIOR DECORATOR - OWNER GREENLEADER AP
South Florida Business Owner of the Year 2009 & 2012 Eagle Award Winner 2013 & 2014 President’s Club Award Winner
This fretwork pagoda style étagère in a brilliant white lacquer finish can house your treasures.
Interior Design Society Board Member 2010-2012
“We are all about custom décor and exceptional service. It is our goal to help you make your home all that it can be. We create beautiful yet functional designs and product plans - whether you need custom drapery, shades, furniture, lighting, accessories, bedding, wall or floorcovering,
This fabulous folding screen with gold-leafed frame and hand-assembled oyster shells adds architectural dimension to a room.
By incorporating items with Asian influences in shades of blue, you can create a look that works well in our coastal environment.
we do it all. And the best part, we handle it all, helping to make your life easier and save you valuable time and money.”
Pieces like this classic temple jar with intricate gold zigzag and loop pattern, add a little Far East inspiration to any room.
Spring Cleaning: O R G A N I Z I N G YO U R H O M E WRITTEN BY CHANNING SPANO AS YOU GEAR UP FOR YOUR ANNUAL SPRINGCLEANING, YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF FACED WITH SOME ORGANIZATIONAL CHALLENGES. IT CAN BE DAUNTING TO SURVEY THE YEARS OF PAPERWORK, CLOTHES,
AND STUFFED IN CLOSETS, JUNK DRAWERS, AND SPARE BEDROOMS. HERE ARE A FEW SIMPLE TIPS TO HELP MAKE THE TASK OF TAMING THE CLUTTER IN YOUR HOME SIMPLE…AND EVEN FUN!
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Just Start No matter where you start in your home, you actually have to start. Give yourself a timeline that’s manageable. Focusing on one area of your home for just 20 minutes a day will give you results without overwhelming you. As you work, set aside three areas or bins in your home – one for trash, one for donations or to sell, and one for recycling. Also, starting with smaller areas of your home can help you hone your organizing and de-cluttering skills. You don’t need to start with the overflowing garage, that junk drawer in your kitchen can be a launching pad to greater things.
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Tough Choices Now that you’ve begun, and you have categories to separate your items into, focus on what you truly need to keep. A good way to do that is to create a checklist for each item so you can decide its importance to you.
1. Is this something I love? 2. Do I actually use this? And if I do, when and how often? 3. Is this something I actually might need in the future? 4. Do I truly have the space for this? 5. Would I be willing to give up something else in order to keep this? Having these questions handy as you begin to de-clutter can save you the anxiety that sometimes comes from purging items in your life. But for some people, making a decision is just hard to do, and you may find yourself answering “yes” to each of the above questions! If that’s you, you might have to employ some different strategies like assigning an expiration date to each item. It is easy to throw out food once it’s expired so apply the same principle as you organize. Haven’t worn that blouse in a year? It’s expired. Have those magazines been sitting on your coffee table longer than six months? They’re rotten, so throw them out. Just make sure you actually stick to your own expiration dates.
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That Sentimental Feeling If you’re like most people, you have items in your home that carry memories and emotions. Maybe it’s a box of baby clothes that’s been sitting in a closet for years, an old coat or wedding dress passed down through the family, or your child’s kindergarten artwork. Hanging on to these family keepsakes is important, but that doesn’t mean they must be in their original form. Turn clothes or fabric items into pillows or quilts that will be used and seen by your family and friends. Pick the best artwork from your little Picasso and put it on a mug or mouse pad. Sites like Zazzle.com or Snapfish.com allow you to scan and upload your child or grandchild’s artwork and customize a variety of items. Find unique ways to display old photos so family history doesn’t stay in boxes on dusty shelves.
Top Secret When it comes to those stacks of financial papers and bills in the home office, consider going digital. Scans of these important documents can be housed on your computer or well-organized discs. Companies like Docufree and apps like Evernote allow you to store your important paperwork digitally as well. This is also a great way to keep old family photos.
Trash to Cash Most people don’t think about the money they’re literally throwing away as they purge certain items from their home. While a garage sale is a trusty standby, there are other options out there. That huge CD collection from the early 2000s doesn’t have to go in the trash. Decluttr.com will buy your games, DVDs and CDs and pay you cash. When it comes to clothes, somewhere between the keep and donate pile are the clothes you should sell. Plato’s Closet will buy your teen’s gently used name brand clothes, and thredUP.com is a fashion resale website that makes it easy for people to buy and sell clothing online. They will even photograph your items and put them online for you.
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trends area rugs
written by tanner nash
When purchasing an area rug, consumers are faced with multiple choices from color and pattern, to texture and materials. While personal preference plays a major role in picking an area rug, there are a few standard guidelines that apply when sizing a rug for the different spaces in a home. Before you buy, Susan Hadinger, of Hadinger Area Rug Gallery has some great tips for picking the perfect size rug for each room. “When looking for a rug for your dining room, picking one that’s 18 inches, to 2 feet larger than the table on each side allows the legs of the chairs to remain on the carpet as people pull them out,” says Hadinger. “This ensures the back legs won’t snag on the edge of the carpet, and guests won’t have to lift the chairs as they push them back to the table.” When looking for a carpet for a round dining room table, a rug with an 8 foot diameter should fit most standard tables. If possible, make sure at least 8 inches of the flooring below is visible between the area rug and the wall in your dining room.
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This Pistachio colored, hand knotted, wool and silk rug from Nepal provides plenty of room around the table for dinning room chairs. (OPPOSITE) Sliding the rug under just the font legs of the chairs and sofas is the typical way to arrange a seating area. This vibrant rug is made from 100% virgin wool and was hand loomed in India.
Typically, area rugs in living and family rooms are slid under just the front legs of sofas and chairs in a seating arrangement. Another option is to use a larger area rug that allows you to place all of the
To create a balanced look under a bed, Hadinger suggests
furniture legs in a seating arrangement on the rug. This creates a
choosing a rug that extends 2.5 feet past each side. â€œA Queen
very defined seating space. Deciding ahead of time how you are
size bed is 5 feet wide. Using an 8x10 rug under the bed leaves an
going to arrange your furniture can be very helpful as you shop.
extra 2.5 feet per side. Plenty of room to cushion your first steps in
Keep in mind, most living and family rooms can accommodate
the morning,â€? says Hadinger. If the room is particularly large there
either a 5x8, 8x10 or 9x12 area rug, so start with those dimensions
can be more rug extension around the bed, but never less, as it will
when outfitting an average sized room.
diminish the impact of the rug you have purchased.
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perfect FIXTURE written by channing spano
The Goccia Collection by Gessi features soft, curved lines with no edges. This beautiful vessel filler in Architectural White can be placed in unique locations around the sink, allowing the owner to create their own special design in the bathroom. Also from the Goccia Collection, the sink continues the look of the soft curves.
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When creating the perfect bathroom most people think about the tile on the floor, the lighting around the vanity, or the layout of the shower. The fixtures in a bathroom are usually just an afterthought, but they shouldn’t be! “People tend to view fixtures and plumbing as something they simply have to put in a bathroom, but once they see the options and realize how innovative they are, faucets and shower heads really become a focal point,” says Kelly Reese, Showroom Manager and Allied Member ASID at Richlin International in Estero, FL. “Many times, once I’ve taken a client through the showroom, we design the whole bathroom around a shower head or the finish on a faucet,” she continues. Companies like Gessi from Milan, Italy are creating unique, functional pieces of art, and it’s easy to see why people are surprised at the beauty and elegance fixtures can add to a bathroom.
(LEFT) The Goccia Collection also has a wall mounted faucet, popular because it still offers gorgeous design, but is easy to clean since there is no faucet deck on the counter where water can accumulate and create mold or stains. (ABOVE) The Rettangolo Collection’s cascading faucet makes a statement in any bathroom, but the collection has another interesting design feature tucked away. A hidden LED light in the faucet lets you see the temperature by changing colors - red for hot water, blue for cold, and purple for warm. (BELOW) Gessi’s newest addition is the Tremillimetri collection. This amazing collection takes its name from the design as the shower head is a stunning three millimeters thick. The Tremillimetri Collection also has body sprays, optional LED lights, and a waterfall feature that can be built into one shower head, or placed in the shower as two fixtures.
“Many times, once I’ve taken a client through the showroom, we design the whole bathroom around a shower head or the finish on a faucet”
The Mimi Collection encompasses Gessi’s most popular and time tested fixtures. This iconic collection has both vessel fillers and wall mounted faucets, and the straighter lines of these pieces work well in modern or traditional bathrooms. The brushed chrome stops fingerprints from showing, an important feature in such an often used room of the house. The Mimi Collection is also available in gold.
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(LEFT) Fashion influences interior design and Fendi’s 2015 Resort collection reflects a move towards powerful cuts and colors. Photo Courtesy of Fendi. (RIGHT) Marsala looks great in a leather bag or a leather couch. Photo Courtesy of Cassie
efore you invest in a new sofa or choose fabric for draperies, do a little window-shopping in your closet. Why? Generally speaking, what you feel good wearing, you will feel good living in! I pay close attention to what my clients wear, right down to the way they accessorize their look. Is a tailored suit your favorite outfit? Then we’ll look at
clean lines with minimal fuss. Do you prefer ruffles and flourishes? Then a chintz fabric and cottage style may be for you. Interior design color and style trends follow the fashion world, normally about six months behind. What you see on the runway you will soon see in the furniture and fabric showroom. The colors and style of that stunning ensemble accessorized for the fashion world will look equally attractive dressing your living room. The experts at the Pantone Color Institute™ provide color trend forecasting, color insights and customized color consulting based on the universal Pantone® Matching System (PMS). By standardizing the colors, designers in diverse industries and different locations can all refer to the Pantone system to make sure colors match as their designs enter the production stage. Interior Designers and fashion icons worldwide eagerly await Pantone’s annual announcement of the Color of the Year. Not long after it appears on the catwalk, the Color of the Year makes its way into home décor. For 2015, the trendsetters chose Marsala (18-1438), self-described as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.”
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Pouring Marsala into your home décor could prove to be a little intimidating.
On its own, the color’s earthy tone could be a little too brown, but pairing it with a
complimentary color such as turquoise, teal
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or ochre creates a tasteful combination.
Longing to tap into her creative side,
The best trend, however, is the one
Connie Trutwin set aside the practicality
you set. What are your favorite colors
and precision of a career in engineering
and textures? Whatever you feel good
for the fun and flair of interior design.
wearing; you will feel good living in!
She graduated from the highly regarded FSU department of interior design, with a specialty in lighting. "If an interior designer (LEFT) Using a pop of Marsala in your home is a great way to incorporate this trend while not overwhelming a space with this rich hue. Photo Courtesy of Century Furniture (ABOVE) Don’t forget your kitchen! This exciting color creates a modern feel in this important room. Photo Courtesy of Keurig (BELOW) Mixing this strong color with blues softens the look. Photo Courtesy of Pantone
creating a beautiful interior, and doesn't enhance the color, mood, and drama with proper lighting they're missing an important component of great design," says Trutwin. She brought her talent and vivacious personality to Naples in 1986 and spent the next 23 years creating delightful and stunning interiors for her clientele at Robb & Stucky Interiors
designer before opening her own firm at Constance A. Trutwin Interiors.
For more information contact: Constance A. Trutwin Interiors, LLC www.catrutwininteriors.com 239.513.2284 1959 Trade Center Way Naples, FL 34109
THE INNER CHEF innovative appliances for your kitchen WRITTEN BY TANNER NASH
The Generation 6000 Steam and Combi-Steam Ovens by Miele are equipped with MultiSteam technology, a revolutionary new steam cooking generation. The addition
EVERYONE DREAMS OF IMPRESSING
of six steam inlets in the Steam Oven, and eight steam
FAMILY AND FRIENDS WITH EPICUREAN
inlets in the Combi-Steam Oven delivers fast, even steam
EXCELLENCE. HAVING THE RIGHT TOOLS
distribution, and incredibly quick heat-up times. PHOTO COURTESY OF MIELE
IN THE KITCHEN CAN HELP YOU UNLOCK YOUR INNER TALENTS, AND GIVE YOU THE SPACE TO EXPLORE YOUR CULINARY DREAMS.
APPLIANCES WILL HELP YOU BE AMAZING IN THE KITCHEN.
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This sophisticated new line of Italian Provençal ranges are sized and featured to meet the needs of American architecture and lifestyles. The new Viking Tuscany Ranges are available in 36” and 48” widths in various surface configurations. Color finishes available are Dark Blue, Stainless, Graphite Black and Antique White. PHOTO COURTESY OF VIKING RANGE, LLC
The Whirlpool® Double Drawer French Door Refrigerator has two premium soft-close refrigerator drawers, one of which is temperature-controlled with five versatile settings. This innovative refrigerator features the PerfectPlaces™ system, with left and right refrigerated drawers, gallon door bins, easy slide bins, freezer pizza pocket, and more. PHOTO COURTESY OF WHIRLPOOL
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This Viking Professional 36” Fully Integrated Bottom Mount Refrigerator features innovative shelving, improved lighting, and soft-close drawers. The interior is illuminated by bright, energy efficient, ramp on theater LED lighting. It also has the industry’s most advanced, maintenance-free air purification system; the Plasmacluster™ Ion Air Purifier. PHOTO COURTESY OF VIKING RANGE, LLC
Viking Range, LLC, introduces the fastest residential oven in the world; the Viking Professional TurboChef™ 30” Wide Double Oven. This revolutionary oven allows consumers to prepare meals up to 15 times faster than conventional methods. The secret to this advanced conventional oven’s speed is the patented Airspeed Technology™ that includes heated air-blown through the oven cavity at speeds up to 60 mph. PHOTO COURTESY OF VIKING RANGE, LLC
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The Light Lady
Out with the old… In with the new! What are some simple ways to improve the lighting in a master bath? I consult and work in the master bath more than any other room in the house. Often the builder has only installed 6-inch recessed cans over the sink area. This creates deep shadows on the face, strains the eye, and makes simple tasks like applying makeup
nown as "The Light Lady" since 1984, Lynne Stambouly is Senior Lighting
Designer to Lighting First's Specialty Lighting
difficult. I recommend that at least two or three lighting techniques
Division (SLD), in Southwest Florida. She has
be used in conjunction with one another. Sconces placed on either
owned her own lighting showroom, been the
side of the mirror, plus a down light on the sink or surface area is a great start. Also, general lighting, like a chandelier or recessed cans, can be utilized simultaneously. Consider “sprucing up” the sink space by replacing recessed cans with pendants. Using Tech Lighting’s recessed can adapter makes adding pendants simple.
How can I efficiently clean and maintain my current lighting? Dust can accumulate quickly on light bulbs, causing them to look dim and hold extra heat. Using a soft rag with bit of window
lighting designer for the largest interior design firms in Southwest Florida, and served as President of the Naples, Florida chapter of the Interior Design Society. Lynne’s lighting designs express her passion for the ways in which light effects peoples’ lifestyles and environment. She invites designers and consumers to visit the new, fully interactive LED Lighting Experience Center, in Bonita Springs, FL.
cleaner will return exposed-style bulb to their former sparkle. I also suggest that when it is time to replace light bulbs, take the
For more information on lighting innovations
opportunity to upgrade to a more energy efficient, quality LED light
and design, contact: Lightlady@lightingfirst.us
bulb. Not only will it make your home feel better, you will also save on your energy bill, and be living a more “green” life!
What is the best way to deal with a rusty, warped outdoor lanai ceiling fan? Replace it! There are many beautiful exterior ceiling fans available for any budget. Be sure that the fan you choose is rated for wet weather, manufactured with stainless steel hardware, and has
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Keeping Your Pool Clean and Healthy written by ginny cooper
A backyard swimming pool filled with clear, sparkling water is a welcome addition to any home in Southwest Florida. However, burning eyes, itchy skin and brittle hair are not! Chlorine is often to blame for these unpleasant side effects, when the real culprit is chloramines - compounds formed when chlorine reacts with sweat and urine. Despite its bad rap, chlorine is the most economical and reliable method of battling hazardous bacteria, killing it through a chemical reaction that results in the formation of hypochlorous acid. Chlorine based filtration systems have been in use since the early 1900s, but many environmentally conscious pool owners are seeking alternatives to sanitizing their pools, turning instead to ionization, saline systems or ozone systems.
in the ozone Of the three, Nassau Pools owner Thomas Threlkeld is most enthusiastic about ozone systems. “I love ozone, it does stuff salt just can’t do,” says Threlkeld. A naturally occurring sanitizer, the ozone is generated and injected into the pool water as it recirculates, breaking up chloramines. While reducing chlorine demand, the generators are usually employed as a supplemental sanitizer. But according to manufacturer DEL Ozone™, it’s possible to rely solely on ozone by using a larger generator and running the recirculating pump continuously.
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(OPPOSITE) Keeping the pool debris-free is an important part of making sure the water is clean. The PV3 automatically gathers contaminates like leaves through it’s pop up design. Photo Courtesy of Paramount Pool & Spa Systems
take it with a grain (or two) of salt
water barrels they carried on their covered wagons.” Updated
According to Threlkeld, salt systems are misrepresented.
Nature2®Express use mineral technology to kill bacteria and
“People think they don’t have chlorine in their pool when
for pool use by manufacturers like Zodiac®, systems like the
they employ a salt system to sanitize it, when in fact a simple chemistry lesson debunks that theory.” Salt is sodium chloride
Regardless of the method you choose to keep your pool
and as the water passes through the dissolved salt electrolysis
water healthy, you need to keep the pool itself swept clean
burns off chloramines in the same manner as shocking a
of debris. Threlkeld favors Paramount’s PV3 self-cleaning
pool with traditional methods. “But people love salt pools,”
pool. Built right into the pool shell by authorized builders like
Threlkeld continues, “because they are not adding chlorine
Nassau Pools, the system uses cleaning heads that pop up like
directly to their pool water.” The generator continuously
sprinkler heads do, remaining virtually invisible when not in
produces free chlorine ions, which neutralize the formation of
use. The benefits of the PV3’s circulation method spreads to
chloramines, making it unnecessary to “shock” the pool with
all areas of pool maintenance, even reducing heating costs by
large doses of chlorine.
up to 40%. “It’s the greenest thing we do,” Threlkeld concludes.
a silver lining “Although it hasn’t become wildly popular yet, ionization has actually been around since pioneer days,” chuckles Threlkeld. “The pioneers used to put copper and silver coins into the
(RIGHT) Ozone systems are typically used to supplement traditional chlorine based pool filtration systems, but if run continuously ozone systems can replace chlorine in your pool. Photo Courtesy of Del Ozone (FAR RIGHT) Ionization has been used for hundreds of years and systems like The Nature 2® Express ionization system and the Zodiac ionization systems use minerals to kill bacteria. Photo Courtesy of Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc
Rustica Hardware, located in Springville, Utah, is a company that embodies the spirit of adventure and creativity of the West. Founded by Kate and Paul Allen, the company sprang from a need to provide for a young family and a desire to create.
RUSTIC ARTISAN written by channing spano
Without a college degree, Paul has proven that talent fueled by passion and drive can be a winning combination for success. Rustica Hardware views each door as an art canvas. They personally create each doorâ€™s unique design based on the customers needs. They also have a team available to work with the customer to bring any of their own ideas to life. The company is committed to manufacturing their products in the USA using renewable or recycled US grown materials. They believe in taking care of people and the environment. Rustica Hardware www.RusticaHardware.com 1.800.891.8312
1. Ranch Style Barn Door 2. Chevron Style Craftsman Door With Metal Inserts 3. Rip Top Barn Door 4. Full X Barn Door 5. Modern Frosted Glass Barn Door 6. Reclaimed Barn Wood Door with Horizontal Slats 7. Raw Forest Barn Door
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TIPS & FACTS
Did you know? The average American will move 11.7 times, and between 2012 and 2013, 35,918,000 people moved.* Around 11.9% of the population moves each year. 12.6% of those people will move across state lines.*
WHY DO PEOPLE MOVE?
hether you’ve purchased a home, or will be renting for a while, most moves happen fast
NEW JOBS 19.4%*
giving you little time to purge and pack. Here are some
TO BE CLOSER TO LOVED ONES 30.3%*
tips to make your transition a little easier.
HOUSING RELATED REASONS 48%*
1.Organize. Knowing what you’re taking with you, what
you’re storing, and what you want to donate or sell will make packing easier.
2.Have the right packing materials. Professionals have a variety of packing materials and boxes, but If you’re packing your own items, ask your moving company if they have supplies available for you to use.
3.Crate delicate items like art, statues, and chandeliers. Crates need to be properly sized in order to protect
your important items. Ask your moving company for
single family home can fill
help with the crate specs for specific items.
4.Ask the right questions. Does the company use professionally trained movers, or are they using day or casual laborers? Are they licensed and insured?
70 r e ov s! e box
Do they have any referrals you can contact?
5.Decide how much work you want to do on your own.
Look at your schedule and be honest about your time constraints. Be willing to let the professionals step in so you don’t become overwhelmed.
*According to the U.S. Census Bureau
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citrus garlic shrimp Total Time: 25 min. | Yield: 6 servings
ingredients: 1 package (16 ounces) linguine ½ cup olive oil ½ cup orange juice ⅓ cup lemon juice 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced 5 teaspoons grated lemon peel 4 teaspoons grated orange peel 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
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Shredded Parmesan cheese and minced fresh parsley, optional
directions: Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the next eight ingredients; cover and process until blended. Pour into a large skillet; bring to boil. Reduce heat, stir in the shrimp; simmer, uncovered for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain linguine; toss with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley if desired.
recipes courtesy of TasteofHome.com
shortbread lemon tart Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. | Yield: 10-12 servings
filling ingredients: 3 eggs ¼ cup lemon juice 1¼ cups sugar 1 tablespoon grated orange peel ¼ cup butter, melted
crust ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar ½ cup ground almonds 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1 teaspoon grated orange peel ½ cup cold butter, cubed
directions: For filling, in a blender, combine the eggs, lemon juice, sugar and orange peel. Cover and blend on high until smooth. Add butter; cover and process on high just until smooth. Set aside. In a food processor, combine the flour, confectioners’ sugar, almonds, lemon peel, orange peel and butter; cover and process until mixture forms a ball. Press pastry onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9 in. tart pan with removable bottom. Pour filling into crust. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Just before serving, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
marketplace As the weather returns to a more subtropical feel, your yard, garden and potted plants will need even more attention to keep them healthy and lush. Just because your lawn care tools stay outside in the elements doesnâ€™t mean they canâ€™t be decorative. Here are some items that will add interest to your outdoor spaces while helping you maintain your green thumb. To order these, and other unique home products, visit
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1. Conveniently hang outdoor lanterns or bird feeders form this decorative Dragonfly Nature hook. Color Shown - French Bronze Dimensions - 16” Length
2. Throughout the South, the Pineapple has been a sign of welcoming hospitality for hundreds of years. This Pineapple Thermometer Clock will add warmth to you porch or exterior wall, letting guests know they are welcome in your home. Colors Shown - French Bronze Dimensions - 14” Diameter
3. Pair this Dragonfly bird feeder tube with it’s matching hook and give your neighborhood birds a place to find an easy meal. Color Shown - French Bronze Dimensions 9.5”L x 9.5”W x 9”H
4. Clearly marking your house is a not only a way to ensure guests can always find you, it also allows emergency services to quickly locate your home in times of need or danger. These classic style numbers mount easily to your home. Color Shown - Brushed Nickel Dimensions - 6”
5. The Vine & Trellis Hose Station keeps your hose at an easy to reach height. Prefect for mounting next to a wall or in the middle of a garden. Color show - French Bronze Dimensions - 23” x 52” Post is 2” square
6. Wall decor set featuring Maple, Aspen, Pine and Gingko leafs. These decorative pieces are made of lightweight aluminum, but are durable enough to handle the elements when hung on exterior walls. Color Shown - Antique Copper Dimensions shown - 8” x 8” x 1”
7. This Chickadee Hose Holder keeps your porch, lanai, or lawn tidy. Made of lightweight, yet sturdy aluminum this piece is available in a variety of colors to match your home’s exterior. Color shown - Oil Rubbed Bronze. Dimensions - 18”L x 9.75”H x 6.5”D F
8. While plants are the main focus of most outdoor areas, adding unique touches can create a finished look. This Sun Clock Sundial can be placed on the ground or mounted to a pedestal. Color Shown French Bronze Dimensions - 10.75”L x 11.5”W x 9.5”H
9. Quotes are a popular tend for your home, so why not add this fun style to your yard with this famous Robert Browning quote? Dimensions - 12” W x 7” H plus 17” stake
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