Bonita Springs-based Vogue Interiors announced it has completed the interior design of Wyman Stokes Builder, LLC’s Hibiscus model residence at Verandah. Including a spacious, glass-enclosed Florida Room, the great room floor plan offers 3,000 square feet with three bedrooms, three baths, a large study, a double island kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a nicely sized dining area. The Florida Room space overlooks a large deck and pool and an expansive double water to golf course view.
“The design style for this home and for the overall development is Old Florida,” said Vogue’s Janice Maskell, a State of Florida Licensed Interior Designer. “My design intention was to incorporate clean lines, but to also maintain the integrity of that Old Florida style. The color palette includes soft neutrals with soft aqua and soft blue water color accents, as well as driftwood and greyish toned accents found throughout the home. To keep things crisp and clean, all of the trim is white and the porcelain flooring is set in a brick rectangular pattern. What’s nice is when you walk in and stand in the foyer, the eye is drawn to the captivating long-range view.”
Maskell’s driftwood accents are established in the home’s wide double-foyer where a mirror with a driftwood frame and three circular driftwood elements makes an immediate statement. The driftwood plays against trim details with a semi-gloss white finish that define the foyer spaces. A demilune table in the foyer also has a driftwood feeling. The design’s Old Florida style is further established by the foyer’s double-tray ceiling that is finished with white bead board. A pair of drum chandeliers with white shades and a polished nickel finish provide a hint of bling.
The great room’s coffered ceiling is finished with driftwood toned beams and white bead board, both of which reinforce Maskell’s Old Florida style. The great room seating area includes a pair of nicely sized sofas and two accent chairs with off-white fabric that keeps the ambiance light, airy and inviting. The accent chairs have white rattan frames and white cushions with an aqua circular pattern. Two rectangular glass-top tables with antique brass frames are bunched together to form a cocktail table. A pair of small ottomans provide additional seating. A sofa table is also incorporated in the grouping. The seating area is finished with a textured Sisal area rug that contributes to the Old Florida feeling. A long furniture piece with a driftwood finish and mirrored cabinets that include a scrolled wood detail anchors the television wall. The greyish tones continue in a study off the great room that includes white trim and plantation shutters.
A bar and wine corking area provides a transition between the great room and the kitchen. The space includes a wine chiller, putty toned cabinetry, and a light granite countertop with a soft touch of aqua lines. The upper cabinetry has glass fronts while the lower cabinetry and drawers have bead board inserts. A backsplash is executed in aqua-toned glass tile set in a subway pattern.
The same backsplash is found on the cooktop wall of the kitchen that features a long counter area and a pair of tall, clean-lined Shaker style cabinetry sections with polished nickel pulls. The kitchen’s inner and outer islands and perimeter work areas are finished with the same light granite used in the bar area. The double-island configuration is conducive to entertaining and family gatherings while ensuring there is plenty of work space for food preparation. A raised bar at the outer island includes bar stools with glossy white frames and medium-blue ultra-suede seats. The front of the raised bar area and the drawers and ends of the inner island are finished with bead board. The kitchen includes a Frigidaire Professional grade appliance package.
A trestle table in the dining area has a medium-toned, aged brown finish that conveys an antique, distressed. Rattan host and hostess chairs are presented in a putty finish and include backs with a circular motif that recalls Maskell’s use of circular elements throughout the home. Four side chairs are done in a natural woven material. The buffet includes drawer fronts with rattan inserts and is finished in white to provide a sense of connection with the side chairs in the great room.
A spacious glass enclosed lanai provides a true Florida Room that can serve as either a fully indoor or fully outdoor space. The room’s zoned air conditioning can be used as needed. The flooring found in the home’s great room is carried into the Florida Room making it a finished extension of the main living area when the space is closed to the outdoors. Maskell has created engaging spaces within the Florida Room. At one end of the room, a rectangular fireplace includes a split-faced stone surround, an impressive mantle, and a television framed by columns. The columns and walls in the Florida Room are finished in a putty tone. A comfortable seating area in front of the fireplace and television includes a Sunbrella sectional sofa and two functioning recliners. An ottoman, circular cocktail table, and an outdoor area rug complete the grouping. Adjacent to the fireplace seating area is a high-top circular table and a pair of tall barstools finished with the same ultra-suede fabric found at the kitchen bar. This high-top table provides a transitional space between the fireplace seating and an outdoor dining area that features a square dining table with seating for eight. All of the furnishings are Sunbrella in a brown-toned finish. Beamed ceiling details and bead board inserts provide architectural interest and unite the Florida Room with the great room.
When opened to the outdoors, the Florida Room flows easily into the outdoor living area that includes a pavered deck, pool, and a grill area with a granite countertop. A 360-degree, negative edge spa is finished with porcelain tile surround in varying shades of slate. The area includes a screen enclosure and overlooks a seemingly endless view.
Maskell has continued her use of driftwood tones in the master suite where faux driftwood porcelain tile is sued in the vestibule, master bath, and closets, Greyish blue crown molding plays against the master bedroom’s putty-toned walls. The fully upholstered bed includes polished nickel nail head trim. Night stands with antiqued pewter frames and antiqued mirrored fronts add a touch of glamor. A medium wood toned chest of drawers has a convex front that provides visual interest. A variety of pieces are used to create a soft silver circular mirror that is clean and simple.
The master bath has a clean, contemporary look that includes taupe with off-white rectangular sinks over medium brown toned cabinetry and polished nickel fixtures. Each of the sinks has a tall mirror with a capiz shell frame. The shower walls include horizontal porcelain tile inlays to match the flooring as well as glass tile chicklet listellos in browns and putty tones also set in a horizontal pattern. Both the square rain head and hand-held shower fixtures are polished nickel.
Founded in 1979, Vogue Interiors has earned numerous national, regional and local awards, including three consecutive Aurora Awards, the highest award presented by the 12-state Southeast Builders Conference. From corporate offices at 24520 Production Circle in Bonita Springs, Florida, Vogue Interiors provides design services and model merchandising to residential and commercial clients in the United States and abroad. Visit Vogue Interiors online at vogueinteriors.com.