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2 61 Ha rbou r D r ive 3,900 sq. ft. under air | Beds: 4 Baths: 5.5 Vista Royale is a luxurious gated community of villas located within the Moorings development. This three-floor water-front villa has ample living space at 3,900 square feet, including a family room, an open floor plan, four bedrooms, five and one half bathrooms, a two car garage... and outstanding views of the bay. This Vista Royale home has a private swimming pool, private spa, a private elevator, and a security systems, plus other upgrades. Vista Royale is located in The Moorings on Harbour Drive, just east of Gulf Shore Boulevard, and close to shopping areas and fine dining.
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Si n g le Fami ly H om e Sales Statistics JANUARY 2020 COMPARED WITH SAME PERIOD 2019 OLD NAPLES
$26.6 M $32.4 M
$5.13 M $5.2 M
$3.45 M $3.55 M
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$19.4 M $45.2 M
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is a huge component of a healthy life, both mentally and physically. Your home should be a safe place for you and your family to enjoy. One aspect of a healthy home is creating a space that minimizes waste and protects you by protecting the environment. On page 17 we take a quick look at ways to establish a home that is more environmentally-friendly through easy tips and tricks that can help you reduce single-use plastics and chemical-filled packaging. This issue we also look at home health as you age. What are the pros and cons of aging in place versus a community for active adults? The cost of living, maintenance, and the sometimes isolating experience of getting older might make the idea of aging in your current home more appealing in theory than in actuality. On page 40 we showcase a vibrant local community, catered specifically to retirees. Every issue we profile a pair of Southwest Florida homes. Here, we are featuring two modern styles that really highlight current trends and how California coastal design can be adapted to fit the west coast of Florida. If you are interested in homes with more contemporary lines and design, take a look at pages 8 and 24 to get some inspiration. A H E A LT H Y H O M E
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17 6 digital dish Inspiration online and on social media
8 west coasts collide Modern elegance in a home inspired by the California coast
17 happy at home Reducing waste and making your home more eco-friendly has never been easier
20 american heritage A luxurious showcase of Hickory Chair Furniture Co. pieces
24 forward thinking Progressing design in Naples
32 protecting your home Home window tinting solutions
36 top picks
38 golden life, golden years Considerations for retirement years in Southwest Florida
42 the art of design KB Patio’s collection of Michael Monroe Ethridge’s artisan outdoor tables
46 spring forward Decadent and delicious classics, as well as some fresher fare
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CLAD 2 DOOR CREDENZA This modern and sophisticated credenza adds elegance to your dining room décor. Powder-coated outer casesteel legs with nylon foot glides and plywood interiors create a durable statement piece. Two adjustable interior shelves allow for customizable storage space. Available for $1,899 at www.bluedot.com. #DESIGNINSPIRATION Modern and minimalist interior designs from @3dmstudio.eu are sure to inspire.
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Engles Leather Chair by Arhaus The plush leather covering the Engles lounge chair evokes a contemporary, yet natural aesthetic. Upholstery resting on a subtle, black, solid steel frame showcases the leather’s artisan finish, golden brown coloring, soft texture, and unique features—which add warmth and luxurious comfort to any room. Available for $2,699 at www.arhaus.com.
#TRADITIONALKITCHENS Designer @lissaleehickman has fantastic traditional kitchen designs like this one.
STATEMENT TILE One trend we can't get enough of is statement tile. With this example from Mission Stone & Tile, the bold, blue adds visual interest and sophistication to any floor, backsplash or shower. This variety, Electra Grande Neptune, in porcelain is available for $16.86 per square foot at www.missionstonetile.com.
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West Coast Trends The homeâ€™s California coastal vibe is felt the minute you pull onto the dual tone paver driveway. Straight lines, linear windows, and glass garage doors give the home a distinctly contemporary feel which is a departure from the transitional coastal look popular for the last few years in the Naples market. Tropical landscaping enhances its setting in paradise.
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WEST COASTS COMBINE S
et in Peninsula at Treviso Bay, this project from Imperial Homes of Naples and Design West is a beautiful part of one of Naples’ newest luxury golf communities. This beautiful, private enclave offers contemporary custom estate homes and the Burano Model is an example of fresh design in Naples. Surrounded by a picturesque lagoon, this home overlooks the water to the championship TPC Treviso Bay golf course and has the perfect blend of coastal touches set against a softer, modern interior. “I loved this new take on design presented by the home’s exterior,” says Kelly Kurtyka, Interior Designer at Design West. “The rectilinear, California coastal feel of the exterior created a great launching point for my interior design plans.” Originally a model home for Peninsula, the design process for this kind of project is different from the plans made for a family home. “We start with the demographics and location of the home, then think about the potential buyers based on that information,” Kurtyka explains. “It’s important to focus on the age range of the potential buyer and the research we do helps us make the right design decisions as we create a home that appeals to the right buyers.” The result is a home with pops of blue inspired by the home’s coastal setting all placed against a backdrop of neutral colors like taupes, creams, and white. For more information about Peninsula Treviso Bay, call your local Realtor®.
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Making a Statement
In the entry, textures and muted colors come together to create a contemporary feel. On the wall, a slab of Cambria Quartz surrounds cabinetry paneling from Wood-Mode in dark walnut. “The home’s softer contemporary look leans more transitional on the inside of the home,” states Kurtyka. Natural stone inserts placed in the portobello-toned DuChateau wood floors add visual interest to the linear space. The decorative bench adds a pop of coastal blue to the room and the chandelier from Currey & Company introduces a little sparkle.
The perfect combination of contemporary design and coastal elegance, Kurtyka set up a comfortable great room that embraces the indoor/outdoor living experience. Warmer tones are mixed with creamy textiles and pillows with accents of slate blue from Kravet. The focal point is the Cambria Quartz clad fireplace with honed mantel. “A local fabricator was able to create a custom, chiseled finish for this mantel and we were all so happy with the result,” Kurtyka says. A comfortable sofa by Bernhardt and accent chairs by Lexington and Palecek create a seating area that facilitates conversation. Here, the Duchateau wood floors have been run at a 45-degree angle, for an elevated feel. Above the room, beams by Roman Rock reinforce the coastal theme. Opposite the pocketing wall of glass sliding doors, the wine bar functions as a storage and serving area. Kurtyka took the opportunity to create a wine bar and serving station thanks to a preplanned niche. The rift-cut oak paneling ties the great room and dining area together. The cast stone dining table from Bernhart is surrounded by wood chairs upholstered in a soft gray leather-like fabric.
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In the kitchen, a modern subway tile backsplash is laid in a modified basket weave above the gas cooktop. A java-colored hood perfectly breaks up the clean lines of the shaker style doors with chrome pulls. Cambria Quartz perimeter counters and a full height backsplash offer the perfect prep space and beautifully accent the granite on the island which pulls in the blues from the adjoining rooms. Lexington stools with cane backs and a Visual Comfort open lantern chandelier finish the space.
“I wanted to design a more masculine home office and the color was an important aspect to creating that feel here,” says Kurtyka. Painting the walls in Distance by Sherwin Williams, she accented the room with cocoa-toned leather and a wall covered with Philip Jefferies wallpaper which matches the box beams. A Stanley desk with open shelving and a credenza with textured grasscloth finish from Old Biscayne Designs provides working and storage areas.
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The master bedroomâ€™s architectural ceiling features boxed beams with cocoa-finished faces and white sides to create contrast and a subtle change. A cut velvet headboard from Century is placed against an accent wall with paneling details which brings a coastal element into the bedroom. Hung on the panel wall, a sculptural art piece from Palecek is subtle but impactful. Custom bedding from Kravet matches the gauzy drapes with slate blue Roman shades.
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Moving into the master bath, a kaleidoscope-inspired Fabricut wallpaper with creamy white background and blue pattern sets the stage for a serene and feminine space. The custom vanity incorporates dark cabinetry for a little drama, and is topped by a thicker Cambria Quartz countertop. Above the vanity, the framed mirror features two mosaic tile inserts behind chrome sconces. The Kohler tub is set upon polished ceramic floor tiles with a wood border that ties the bath to the rest of the interior spaces. Roman shades and drapes over tub create privacy and soften the hard surfaces.
The home fully embraces the indoor/outdoor living experience so many homebuyers want in their Naples retreat. Through large sliding doors, a seating arrangement from Summer Classics adds a familiar mix of wicker and teak. The unique cocktail table from Palecek features a fossilized clam shell top with a resin body. On the ceiling, stained pine adds depth to the space.
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The shellstone pool deck is the perfect coastal accent to the home’s contemporary exterior. A raised spa with a 360-degree waterfall edge is accessed via stepping stones leading to and from the sun shelf. The pool’s midnight blue interior pebble finish matches the color of the nearby lake, enhancing the infinity edge design. Around the pool, chaise lounges with umbrellas facilitate a resort-like feel and are topped with slate blue pillows for design continuity. The outdoor kitchen and dining area are visible from this angle and feature stainless steel appliances and a beverage center, as well as a teak table and chair set with nautical rope backs and arms.
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Voted the best gallery in Naples, Emily captures the splendor and beauty of life in each of her pieces. The gallery features a variety of artwork from seascapes to portraits, landscapes to abstracts and much more. Find Emilyâ€™s paintings at www.EmilyJamesArt.com or visit her gallery to see works in person! 239.777.3283 | 720 5th Ave S #111, Naples, FL 34102 | www.emilyjamesart.com
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HOME R E DU C I N G YOU R WA ST E A N D C R E AT I N G A H E A LT H I E R E N V I R O N M E N T Zero waste, sustainable, eco-friendly—there is a good chance you have heard at least one of these terms, but might not know exactly what they mean, or how to go about incorporating these concepts into your life. As people become increasingly aware of where their trash ends up, there has been a push toward a more mindful way of consuming and utilizing products that emphasize reusable items. For some, they take a more extreme approach, striving to create no trash at all; hence the term zero waste. While that is a fantastic goal, for many it is simply not attainable, and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the idea of cutting all single-use products out of one’s routine. Even if being completely waste-free sounds daunting, there are some beneficial steps you can take to cut down on your personal waste and create a home that is more sustainable and ultimately healthier for you and your family. Here are some tips to help you as you either start a zero waste journey or simply apply some of the principles to lessen your trash output.
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Focus on the five R’s, created by Bea Johnson who is credited with raising awareness of zero waste practices thanks to her book, Zero Waste Home. First, Refuse what you don’t need. Reduce what you do need. Reuse the items you can. Recycle what you can’t refuse, reduce, or reuse. Rot (compost) the rest. These are great principles to keep in mind as you begin to create a more sustainable home.
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P R O DU C T S W E L OV E
B E E’ S W R A P A beeswax wrap is a food-safe wrap material consisting of a coated fabric infused with beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. Bee’s Wrap is washable, reusable and compostable.
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STA SH E R Made from pure platinum silicone, these food storage bags are endlessly reusable. Both dishwasher and microwave safe, Stasher makes choosing sustainability easy as you eliminate single-use plastics from your food storage routine.
S’ W E L L S’well Eats™ can now help you fuel all your food needs through its new lunch container and food storage options. Simply make your meal, nest your containers, and go.
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Your kitchen is a huge source of waste in your home. From all the packaging that comes from your grocery purchases, to the waste you make when you store food, there are many ways to eliminate some trash from your kitchen. A great first step is to take a look at the products you buy. For example, oranges and avocados can come grouped in a plastic mesh bag or can be sold as separate, loose items in the produce section. Consider buying the unpackaged products and bringing your own reusable grocery bags. Taking a look at the packaging can also help you decide what to purchase for your personal health. Most processed foods come in some kind of plastic, paper, or metal packaging while fresh, whole foods have natural skins or shells that can be composted. Meat can also be purchased in recyclable paper which helps cut down on waste. Once home, reaching for the plastic wrap or grabbing a freezer bag might be your go-to when you store food, but there are alternatives available. Glass or BPA-free plastic storage containers now come in all sizes, and can be reused for years. There are also reusable storage bags that can replace the wasteful single-use plastic bags. Take a look at a few ideas to the left. Also, think about potential storage items you may already have in your home. For example, mason jars can act as drinking glasses, or store pantry items such as rice and flour. While the idea of composting might seem a little daunting, there are products and local services that will make it easier if you want to reduce your food waste. For the more adventurous composter, there are in-home worm bins that will turn your food scraps into healthy soil that can be used for potting plants or a small backyard garden. For something less involved, kitchen composting bins are now compact, and there are even services like Naples Compost who will pick up your food waste then return composted soil.
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If you are using bottled water, think about switching to a filtration system. This will cut down on hundreds of bottles a year. Since much of the bottled water on the shelves is just repurposed municipal water stored in plastic bottles that can leach harmful chemicals,
you can have greater control over what you put into your body. One of the best water filters on the market comes from Berkey. Their Big Berkey comes with fluoride and arsenic filters, and the famous Black Berkey purification elements are certified by State and EPA accredited laboratories.
BAT H R O OM R OU T I N E
Your bathroom is another place where waste is produced through paper products and plastic containers. While most of us aren’t hardcore enough to switch to reusable toilet paper, there are easier and more convenient steps you can take. First, consider switching to a hand soap that comes in recyclable cardboard cartons and refilling a decorative glass or porcelain dispenser. You can also create an oral hygiene routine that is eco-friendly by using toothpaste tabs which eliminate the toothpaste tube, or try compostable bamboo toothbrushes. For your face, consider ditching those disposable makeup wipes or cotton rounds for reusable cloth or silicone alternatives. There are plenty on the market and they allow you to choose a makeup remover or face wash based on your skin’s needs, so they can be a great alternative to the pre-treated wipes found in the store. Think about swapping out your body wash with soap bars. These
bars come wrapped in compostable or recyclable paper or are produced in bulk and then cut into individual bars. Often, these are sold without any kind of packaging. There are also shampoo and conditioner bars that eliminate the plastic container and popular brands are getting on board so you don’t have to search high and low anymore. In general, there are many simple steps you can take to make your home a more sustainable place. Cleaning products can be replaced with natural alternatives from simple vinegar which can be bought in a glass bottle, to products you can buy that are natural and packaged in reusable containers. Take note of your clothing purchases as well. Creating a more cohesive wardrobe and then cleaning or repairing your clothes instead of throwing them out are ways to stretch the life of your clothing. Once you are done with an item either donate it or repurpose it, for example, into reusable shopping bags. You can even get your pets involved in a more sustainable life. Choose toys made from natural elements and fibers, make their food from scratch (a healthy alternative to the processed food many pets eat), use eco-friendly pet waste bags, and give them treats bought from bulk containers at your local pet store instead of small plastic bags. Whether you go 100% zero waste or simply apply a few of these ideas to your everyday routine, here’s to creating a happy, healthy home for you and the planet.
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Suzanne Kasler Hickory Chair Collection
AMERICAN H E R I TA G E THE HICKORY CHAIR FURNITURE CO. BEGAN ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO IN HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA with a single product and a simple vision. Creating a made-to-order dining chair, they combined the authenticity of classic craftsmanship with the efficiency of modern manufacturing. In the decades since, their product range has evolved into an assortment of timeless designs, drawn from significant periods and places, and from the talents of some of the worldâ€™s most respected designers. Their original vision remains unchanged and the company is still guided by a genuine commitment to custom craftsmanship, timely service, and an authentic, timeless spirit. Their furniture is still made-to-order by a team of talented and attentive artisans. They are proud to produce almost 90% of their furnishings in their Hickory, North Carolina workshop. We are highlighting some of their special pieces from multiple collections. To find out more, or to procure your own Hickory Chair item, contact International Design Source to work with one of their talented interior design professionals. www.ids1.com
This beautiful shelter sofa with biscuit tufted cushions features the comfort of plush and blended down.
Helga Swivel Bar Stool
This stool features an elegant oval seat that swivels. Custom ferrules and a round stretcher were exclusively designed.
This generous club chair has welcoming proportions and modern lines. The wood details provide the perfect accent.
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The faceted detail allows for the perfect play of light across the face of the rich walnut front and sides. This chest is a resource that can play many roles in the home.
Nina Side Table
Two cantilevered shelves of Beeswing Primavera fits perfectly into the solid walnut spine of this art deco-inspired side table. A solid metal, antique brass finished ring, with a perpendicular Antique brass finished metal band provides additional strength.
East Paces Side Table Surrounded by a brass collar, this table's serpentine legs joined by a shelf are one of designer Suzanne Kasler's favorite elements.
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Ray Booth Hickory Chair Collection
A smart and strong steel frame on bronze-finished feet support a pure and comfortable seat. The proportions ensure a handsome addition in any room.
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THINKING Progressing Design in Naples
LD NAPLES IS filled with wonderful homes that represent the very best in architecture and interior design. Set among these homes, this project from WDG Architecture | Planning + Interiors and the 239 Development Group represents a move forward in design. “This is a project we all loved working on,” says Robert Mongillo, B.Arch.E., one of two partners at WDG Architecture. “As a full-service architectural firm, we encourage our clients to see beyond trends in favor of an intelligent design process that considers many variables. As a result, excitement around this home’s contemporary feel has been wonderful to see.” Mongillo, along with business partner Thomas Jones, AIA., strive for a delicate balance during the design process as they combine creative ability with an understanding of the specific practical needs their client brings to the table. They approach each project with a philosophy that transforms ideas into a three-dimensional reality that enhances their client’s lives at home. Together, they also work towards and achieve a relevant look with each of their projects. “We are very intentional to not fall into any one trend and instead we select materials and design elements that will
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stand out as relevant and interesting,” explains Mongillo. For Mongillo, this home is important as it infuses new design ideas into an area that can be dominated by one style. Mongillo explains, “We went from Mediterranean homes to the beachy cottages to a coastal contemporary style—the market tends to focus on each look all at once. While each style has its merits, I am excited to be able to showcase a different take on coastal design and hopefully encourage people to think outside the box when it comes to their Southwest Florida home.”
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“As far as the home goes, the design was driven by the client’s vision and the challenge to create a project that maximized the lot and living space,” explains Mongillo. Modern homes can be stark and edgy—not exactly the most popular look in the Naples market—so Mongillo integrated contemporary features with natural and organic items to soften the exterior of the home. “Using a mix of transitional elements and modern design creates a unique take on the popular coastal contemporary style that’s so prevalent in this market,” says Mongillo. “One of our goals is to stay ahead of the trends as we all work to figure out what the next step is for the area.” The stone and wood used on the home’s facade matches the tone of the modern brackets and awnings as well as the wood beam placed over the front entry. These materials warm the straight lines and horizontal elements of the home’s exterior. Smart window placement adds to the visual appeal.
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Light and Bright
Inside, the open floor plan is enhanced by soaring ceilings and large vertical windows that let natural light pour into the space. A large bank of pocketing glass doors connect the interior living space to the lanai and pool. Over the dining room, linear beams help to define the eating area. Across the room, the long island in the kitchen features more traditional elements that help to soften the contemporary feel of the space. “The kitchen is the anchor of the home,” says Mongillo, “every element was selected to provide a feeling of Neopolitan luxury and elevated living experience.” The materials used are all in a warm tone, which creates comfort in the modern home.
In the living area, two large banks of windows create a light and bright interior. They also showcase the lush, tropical backdrop of beautiful landscaping and dramatic foliage that can be seen from each room. The L-shaped pool is also visible from here. The seating group features light fabrics and a mix of wood tones and chrome elements. A pop of blue is added in the art, the cabinet’s painted doors, and the accent pillows. This is still a home in a coastal setting, so adding accessories like the coral-inspired sculpture on the end table or the driftwood placed on the cocktail table bring a touch of the seaside.
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Mirrors play an important role in the master bedroom and can be found on the perimeter of the elegant, tufted bed with champagne colored insets and nailhead details. The pieces in this room are kept more transitional to facilitate the feeling of a comfortable oasis. Additional sparkle was added through the orb chandelier and silver lamps placed on the mirrored side tables.
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Dramatic marble with heavy veining sets the stage for the master bath. Used on the floor and throughout the tub and shower area, the stone creates a clean, spa-like feel. Quartz counters top floating, modern vanities with toe-kick lighting and chrome pulls.
The lanai continues the homeâ€™s theme of modern design softened by natural elements. Wood box beams contrast with the chrome frame of the sofas providing the perfect balance of earthy materials and shine. Large-format tiles were used to accent the outdoor fireplace which creates a beautiful focal point for the space.
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WE WANTED TO CREATE A DESIGN THAT CELEBRATES THE FLORIDA LIFESTYLE AND ENHANCES THE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE.
The abundance of windows as seen from the rear exterior, and the clean lines of the L-shaped pool are very much in keeping with the home’s architecture. “We wanted to create a design that celebrates the Florida lifestyle and enhances the outdoor experience,” says Mongillo. “We carried the same elements found in the front elevation of the home to the back for a seamless transition,” he continues. The home also features multiple outdoor seating spaces. The pool’s need for sunlight was met through its L-shaped design which captures rays throughout the day and gives almost every room a water view. Fire bowls and stepping stones finish the area with custom touches. This home is currently available for $4,149,000. Contact the Realtor® that gave you this magazine for more information or to arrange a showing.
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PROTECTING YOUR HOME STANDING UP TO THE ELEMENTS
ne of the benefits of living in Florida is the year-round sunshine. We’ve all heard about the damage the UV rays can do to your skin but have you thought about the damage the sun can do to your home? If you’ve remodeled, redecorated, or otherwise updated your home, you’ve taken great care in selecting the colors—but UV rays passing through windows can cause colors of nearby surfaces to fade. One tell-tale sign of fading is the discoloration of your hardwood floors and carpets. Window film can help control fading while providing increased comfort and lower overall energy costs. Left to its own devices, the sun will find a way to put its imprint on home décor, damaging not only hardwood floors & carpets, but curtains, furniture, art, antiques and other expensive items. While light-filled rooms are the ideal of homebuyers everywhere, ordinary windows offer no protection from destructive UV rays. Curtains, blinds, shutters, and other window coverings will limit UV rays but they will also block light and desirable views. Window film, however, allows light to pass through windows while screening out heat and dangerous ultraviolet rays. By blocking more than 99% of all UV rays, window film offers UV protection for your home. Think of it as the residential equivalent to SPF 30. According to LLumar, one of the nation’s leading window film manufacturers, there is no 100% fix for fading. All material will fade from sunlight in time, whether it’s caused by exposure to intensive sunlight for a short period or a long exposure to weaker sunlight. Yet severe fading can be minimized with the use of solar control film, enabling most fabrics and furnishings to look fresh and vibrant for years to come. Protecting your home with window film starts with a free in-home evaluation to talk about your concerns and needs. There are a variety of shades to choose from depending on your preference. Window film can also reduce up to 95% of the glare, making it easier for you to watch television or
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work on a computer. Not only will the window film be protecting your furnishings from fading but it will also offer a specific heat rejection, which over time will lower your cooling costs. Excessive energy use is costly and who
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doesn’t want to save money? Windows play an important role in regulating the temperature and energy in your home. According to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United States, approximately 50% of an average home’s utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows. Window films can lower cooling expenses by as much as 40% by rejecting solar heat from the outside. Other benefits of window film include aesthetic upgrades and privacy—window film can change the look of the glass through attractive colors and subtle patterns. Safety and security—glass can be a real hazard in the home when broken from accidents, storms, or break-ins. Window film helps you defend against the unexpected. No matter what the goal, adding a film to existing windows is much easier and far less expensive than replacing windows. What’s more, the installation process is quick with little disruption. Installing films for an entire home typically takes no more than a day or two. There aren’t many
tools involved except for a ladder, squeegee and spray bottle, and the work is neither noisy nor messy and completely unobtrusive. Once installation is complete, window film is easy to clean, virtually maintenance-free, and comes with a factory-backed warranty against fading, bubbling or peeling. When it comes to window films, it doesn’t pay to go the DIY route. While some films are available at big box stores, there is a definite art and science to proper installation, particularly in avoiding bubbles and creases. The store-bought films are generally cheaper but they don’t come with a warranty and you’re not going to have as many choices. Window film is an energyefficient, affordable alternative to new windows, and is a transparent upgrade to your existing windows that allows you to see nature’s beauty instead of higher cooling bills. Your home is your largest investment. Window film can help you protect that investment by giving you control over the things that matter most.
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neutral textiles Using natural fabrics in your home is a great way to create a healthier environment. They add elegance and history to your space, and these materials tend to last longer than synthetic varieties. Natural fibers look good in all colors, but we love the timelessness and versatility of a neutral palette and they complement most design schemes. Here are a few top picks for your home!
BRIGHTON ECO COTTON RUG IN NATURAL/WHITE $28-$385; www.hookandloom.com
FRAYED EDGED NAPKINS, SET OF 4 $19; www.westelm.com
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CLOUD LOOM ORGANIC TOWELS $18-$248; www.coyuchi.com
LAMBS WOOL THROW $149; www.thecompanystore.com HANDWOVEN JUTE PLACE MATS, SET OF 4 $58.80; www.coyuchi.com
BERWICK LINEN BLEND SOLID SEMI-SHEER CURTAIN PANEL $34.99; www.allmodern.com
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GOLDEN LIFE, GOLDEN YEARS
he concept of aging in place has gained popularity over the last few years. As the Baby Boomer generation begins to think about their options for happy, healthy golden years, they will inevitably come across the idea of outfitting their home so they can remain as they age. While that sounds like an attractive choice, there are some downsides that need to be considered before a permanent decision is made. With many great active and independent living facilities in the area, it’s important to remember you have opportunities to create the life you want in your later years. With beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, amazing health care providers, and ample shopping and dining options, it’s no secret that Southwest Florida has become a top destination for retirees. For many local residents, their first homes are not in Naples, Bonita Springs, or Fort Myers. Aging in place usually refers to staying in your family home where the important memories of your life were made. The home or condo you purchased five years ago likely doesn’t hold those same memories. While this may have been a fantastic second home, is this really the neighborhood or area of town you want to commit to as you outfit a home for the years to come? The idea of remodeling a home from multiple states away can also be daunting. Do you complete the renovations
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while you are in town and deal with the dust and dirt that comes with that process, or do you find a way to oversee the outfitting from your Northern home base? You also need to consider the value of your home after the renovations. While there are many stylish upgrades, some of the necessary changes needed to make a home friendly to the aging process could be seen as a detriment when you or your loved ones decide to sell the home. Before you begin a renovation, make sure you will recoup your costs later. With this in mind, it’s not hard to see why the number of adults 55 and older who are opting to downsize their homes in favor of independent living communities has increased. Remember, the aging process is an ever-evolving one. While your home might be a great fit now, there may come a time when it just does not work for you anymore for a variety of reasons and by then, the sale of your home and a large move could be an extremely intimidating task. Making the move to an independent living community in your early retirement allows you to benefit from the amazing services these communities provide as well as helps you eliminate moving stress later in life. Making home repairs or finding the right company to call on can be a pain in the best of days. Maintaining a home that is clean and in working order as you age only becomes harder. Home maintenance involves a certain amount of work, energy,
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Take advantage of sunny days all year long at the resort-style pool at Sandalwood Village. 55-and-over retirement communities offer a range of social and active lifestyle amenities which will make you feel like you’re on vacation 24/7.
and organization that becomes harder to pull off when you begin to find physical tasks more of a challenge. Again, if you have a close family member who’s able and willing to help that can be a real asset as you age, but many find they don’t have the family help they need and must spend the time and money to find the right people to help them with their home responsibilities. Choosing to live in a community where all home and yard maintenance is taken care of for you can be a huge, burden-lifting element to consider. Isolation can be a factor for people as they age. Loss of mobility and independence can leave you
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on your own at a delicate time in life. Two new meta-analyses from Brigham Young University reveal that loneliness and social isolation may increase the risk of premature death by up to 50 percent. As you consider aging in place versus moving into a retirement community, contemplate which option will keep you social and active. Choosing to live in a community of people can bring friendships at an important time of life. Places like Sandalwood Village, an active living rental community in Naples, Florida offer a wide range of social activities. “It’s easy for our residents to socialize with neighbors and stay busy thanks to
the SUN® Program,” says Michael DiGiacomo, Vice President of Senior and Student Housing at The United Group of Companies, Inc. which expertly manages Sandalwood Village. “We offer a full calendar of social events every week; residents love to take advantage of balancing class, yoga, Pilates, and aqua aerobics to stay active and fit.” Health and wellness workshops, educational seminars, social gatherings, and local excursions are available to residents in an active living community. Many places will also offer happy hours and community dinners so residents can forge friendships. If, at some point you choose
Sandalwood Village offers a real sense of community and an unparalleled level of highend features and services. Our apartments are the ideal place for anyone looking for a senior community to enjoy their golden years. More than a place where you rent a one or two-bedroom home, we are a place where your well-being always comes first. Here you can expect around-theclock emergency maintenance services, maintenance-free living, and complimentary breakfast. Here you truly have it all, from personalized SUN® Program events to covered parking, elevators, and free transportation to local retail and grocery stores. Take advantage of the outdoor gated pool and spa with patio area, recreational walking paths, salon, and state-of-the-art recreation and fitness facilities.
Sandalwood Village offers dynamic apartment options that are fully-equipped and fully-maintained. With a state-of-the-art gym and a variety of classes, retirement communities encourage you to live a healthy life no matter your age.
to give up your car, getting to various grocery stores, pharmacies, libraries, shopping centers, and restaurants can be difficult, so being a part of a community that offers transportation as part of its package is worth consideration. A community like Sandalwood Village provides active and independent living for adults 55 and up without the commitment of a home purchase. With zero buy-in or Homeowners Association fees, this community offers 24-hour maintenance assistance, which creates an ideal “care-free” lifestyle for residents. As you look toward a retirement filled with traveling, downsizing to a unique and dynamic
apartment that is fully-equipped means you can lock up your home and set off on an adventure. Rent covers all your utilities which makes tracking bills easy as you and your partner focus on other life changes and activities. While aging in place can have some wonderful advantages and seems to be a hot topic these days, don’t forget to weigh all your options. From the peace of mind, to creating a retirement that is filled with opportunities, to staying active mentally and physically, you might find that an active or independent living retirement facility is the right approach for you.
Close to Vanderbilt Beach, the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, Mercato, and North Collier Regional Park, our apartment community has easy access to a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Take a look at our floor plans, browse our pictures, then contact us for a personal tour of the grounds!
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THE ART OF DESIGN IF T H E I DE A OF F I N E A RT WOR K T HAT YOU C A N R E ST YOU R DAIQUI RI ON W H I L E SI T T I NG ON YOU R L A NA I A PPE A L S T O YOU, KB PAT IO I S T H E PL ACE T O M A K E YOU R DR E A M C OM E T RU E.
he Naples retailer of upscale patio furniture has partnered with internationally known artist, Michael Monroe Ethridge to showcase a collection of durable outdoor tables painted with Ethridge’s colorful artwork. Each piece is original, in a wide range of looks, sharing the artist’s characteristic vision, and would primarily be considered abstract expressionist in style. KB Patio sells furnishings for the outdoor lifestyle, but when owner, Kathryn Benavides first discovered Ethridge’s artistic tables, she knew she wanted to give him a venue to show them to discerning art lovers. “When I saw
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Michael’s tables, I knew this was a perfect fit for the Naples market,” said Benavides. “For designers looking to source unusual and unique items to equally discerning customers– this is the product.” Each tabletop is hand-crafted with acrylic paint on a glass or hardwood surface. They come in a dizzying variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. Many capture the bright hues of sunny Southwest Florida, from which Ethridge draws inspiration. “Blue skies and sunshine drew me to Naples. It seems to burn within me to constantly get out and create more,” he says. Tables can also be commissioned in any
color scheme to coordinate with your home and patio, with a four to five week turnaround. Coffee, bistro, end, bar, dining, and console tables in any size–the possibilities are limited only by your space and your needs. “I’ve already commissioned several of his pieces–three to one customer alone, who wanted a coffee table and two complementary end tables,’ adds Benavides. “I arranged for Michael to come in and sign the pieces when the couple was present, making it a pleasant and memorable experience for everyone.” “The inspiration for the tables originally came from a piano,” states Ethridge. “The
Baldwin Piano Company commissioned me to paint a grand piano. A representative saw my art and said, ‘can you paint a piano for us?’ I thought it meant to paint a picture of one. No, he meant the actual piano! So I did, and at their next show, it sold in 15 minutes for around $100,000. I thought, if I can paint a piano, why not a table?” His artistic tables are suitable to live in the outdoor space, but should not be exposed to baking sun or pouring rain, he said. While KB Patio is in business to sell outdoor furniture, not necessarily art, Benavides has found that with two showrooms and over 11,000 square feet of display floor, she has a lot of wall space available. She has turned those walls into a gallery, showcasing half a dozen area artists, creating a “win-win” for artists and art lovers.
With knowledge of business, marketing, sales, and design built during her time at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and the Wharton School of Business, Kathryn Benavides, owner of KB Patio, brings a new level of expertise to the outdoor furniture world. She enjoys her role in the market as she helps south Florida’s seasonal and year-round residents choose from her an eclectic selection of outdoor furniture. She is also committed to supporting local brick-and-mortar stores for a number of reasons which includes a desire to reduce the environmental impact that worldwide shipping has created. While these online options might be convenient to the shopper, they can lead to the purchasing of items that don’t properly fit, which in turn creates more returns, more vehicles, more traffic, and more emissions. She takes great care in consolidating KB Patio’s shipments, not only to be cost-conscious but to have less of an impact on the environment.
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Michael Monroe Ethridge’s collection of durable and colorful outdoor tables has found the perfect home in the Southwest Florida market.
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spaghetti al carbonara 16 ounces dry spaghetti 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces pancetta, cubed 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 large eggs 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving Freshly ground black pepper Fresh basil or parsley for garnish
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Prepare the sauce while the pasta cooks so the spaghetti will be hot when the sauce is finished; it is important that the pasta is hot when adding the egg mixture, so the heat of the pasta cooks the raw eggs. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain well, reserving a 1/2 cup of the starchy water to use in the sauce if desired. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a deep skillet on medium heat. Add pancetta and sauté for about 3 minutes, until crisp and the fat is rendered. Toss the garlic in and sauté for about 1 minute to soften.
Add the hot, drained spaghetti to the pan and toss for 2 minutes to coat the strands in the pancetta fat. Beat the eggs and Parmesan together in a mixing bowl, stirring well. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the egg/cheese mixture into the pasta, whisking quickly until the eggs thicken, but do not scramble (this is done off the heat to be sure this does not happen.) Thin out the sauce with a bit of the reserved pasta water, until it reaches preferred consistency. Season with freshly ground black pepper and taste for salt. Garnish with more Parmesan, basil, or chopped parsley.
glazed salmon with spring vegetables 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
8 ounces asparagus, trimmed and cut 1-2 cups broccoli florets 1/2 cup english peas
2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
grape tomatoes and radishes, halved (optional)
For the salmon: Combine brown sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar. Brush half of the mixture over salmon, and let sit 10 to 15 minutes. Heat oils in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. SautĂŠ salmon 3-4 minutes, flip, then brush with remaining soy mixture. Cook 3 minutes or until desired doneness. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over vegetables. For the vegetables: Bring a 2 quart saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook
asparagus 30 to 60 seconds or until crisptender; lift out with a slotted spoon, rinse with cold water, and set aside. Using the same boiling water, repeat this step with the broccoli, but cook for 2-3 minutes, until crisp-tender. Then cook peas in boiling water until just cooked, about 1 minute. Drain in a colander, rinse with cold water, and add to asparagus and broccoli. Toss vegetables with salt, pepper and fresh lemon juice then serve with finished salmon.
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