Vogue Interiors announced interior designer Deborah Paulin, ASID, NCIDQ has completed the interior design of a completely remodeled residence in Pelican Landing. The home’s 3,569 square feet under air floor plan includes formal living and dining rooms, three bedrooms, four full baths, a beautiful island kitchen, dinette, and family room, and a beautifully appointed outdoor living area. Paulin’s design intention was to provide the homeowner with an up-to-date, comfortable home that presented a high degree of livability. The remodeling effort included completely removing existing walls, creating a more open, flowing living environment, and establishing a color palette that includes soft putty-toned backgrounds with off-white trim, green and plum accents, warm hardwood flooring in the hallways, living and dining rooms, carpeting in the study, and 12 x 24-inch porcelain tile in the kitchen and family room.
Upon entry into this home, the elegant foyer immediately affords lovely views through the living room to the pool area and lake beyond. To enhance the sense of openness, Paulin’s design removed a wall that had previously closed off the dining room to the left of the foyer and reconnected the space to the living room. Other walls that had closed off a separate wet bar near the kitchen were also removed to create a wider hallway and allow for an open and free-standing wet bar conveniently accessible from the living room, dining room, dinette and family room. The revised plan creates a sense of definitive welcome into a spacious, free-flowing, and open home.
Built for a rectangular table, the dining room presented a challenge as the homeowners preferred a circular table for ease of conversation. Paulin added a creative ceiling detail to coordinate with a circular table below for a perfectly natural look, as if it had always been planned that way. An ideal, shallow buffet in silver metallic wood with an antique mirror detail trimmed in gold now coordinates elegantly with a round glass top table. The table’s wood base is highlighted by decorative metal detailing. The dining chairs are transitional in style with wood frames and an attractive green chenille upholstery.
Just off the foyer as it transitions into the living room, Paulin has incorporated a chest with the same eye-catching finish as the dining room buffet. In the living room, a welcoming seating arrangement is gathered in front of the feature wall where the original architectural detailing has been preserved. The grouping showcases a large neutral chenille sofa in taupy camel and two end tables in dark wood. Two extra-wide lounge chairs in the same neutral fabric complete the symmetrical layout. Reflecting the homeowners’ requested colors, Paulin’s accent pillows feature a signature modern floral design in greens and plums. The central cocktail table features glass over a pierced silver-painted wood frame for a very light, fresh effect.
Leaving the living room, a dinette connects with the kitchen and family room beyond. Based on the homeowners’ desire for convivial gatherings of family and friends, Paulin completely redesigned the kitchen to create space in the dinette area for a large round table to seat eight. This involved extensive remodeling including the removal of suspended plant shelves, and the addition of a central counter height working island with decorative corbels. Paulin included bar stool seating for three so that visitors can be included in kitchen activities. The island and perimeter cabinetry is beautifully executed in a taupe colored wood with stunning granite counter tops in tones of pale green, silver and taupe. The custom tile backsplash in a brick pattern with filigree decoration is enhanced by a stylish medallion over the stove area. A custom range hood and charming ceiling detail over the island add further pizzazz.
Following the homeowners’ desire for ample seating in the family room, Paulin’s design includes a large corner sectional in a nubby woven fabric, again in the taupy camel. Sofa pillows in print and plaid add pops of the green and plum tones. Two reclining chairs in a green fabric and plaid pillows coordinate perfectly. An old fireplace was removed at the end of this room and replaced with French doors that create additional light and lead out to rear of the home. Crown molding was added around the perimeter of the room for elegant emphasis.
Paulin’s design has dramatically improved the outdoor living area located directly outside of the family room. The remodeled design involved extending the roof line which in turn had the beneficial effect of increasing the size of the adjacent guest bedroom. An outdoor kitchen with seating was added in this area with a separate dining area just off of the slider from the family room. The contractor also added a fire pit and created a second seating group. The pool and hot tub area were completely refinished using a beautiful modular pattern in travertine stone.
In the master bedroom, Paulin’s glamourous design includes dark wood furnishings with a fully upholstered bed in easy neutral tones. The headboard features wing walls that create a sense of being cocooned and cozy. Beautiful artwork above the bed lends a sense of dramatic flair. At the foot of the bed, the dresser not only stores clothing but also houses the equipment for the television mounted above. Large, interesting nightstands in dark wood on either side of the bed make remarkable statement pieces. The walls are painted in soft putty tones with white trim for a neutral background. Paulin dropped the ceiling detail to incorporate a striking circular motif for a current, modern look.
As in the kitchen, Paulin completely renovated the master bathroom with a fresh design. She created new his and her vanity areas with medium wood toned cabinetry and gorgeous granite counter tops. She also introduced a modern free-standing bathtub and artfully incorporated the same granite behind the tub in a wainscot topped with a listello tile that is also repeated in the shower. The shower itself is now a frameless all glass walk-in shower with no door, for a bright open look. As an ornamental showpiece, Paulin relocated the original dining chandelier which is visible from the street through a tall arched window.
“I feel this home, remodeled and modernized, will live wonderfully for this couple,” stated Paulin. “There’s nothing I enjoy more than listening carefully and incorporating features that reflect the needs and wishes of my clients in a style that will make them feel comfortable and proud of their home. In this case, the couple has a relative who is handicapped so we remodeled the pool bath so that it would accommodate a wheelchair, right into the shower. The end result is both aesthetically beautiful and practical. And that’s ultimately the goal. We provided a completely new look and the homeowners are delighted.”
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.