Vogue Interiors announced it has been selected to design and execute the interior for a Casa Arianna residence being built by Harbourside Custom Homes in the Fairgrove neighborhood at Talis Park. Fairgrove offers golf course, water and preserve views. The neighborhood presents 24 south facing homes. Italian Renaissance designs are joined by a Spanish Eclectic style. Homes in Fairgrove range from 3,100 to 4,000 square feet. Vogue’s award-winning interior designer Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID is creating the interior for the 3,935 square feet, four bedroom, four bath Casa Arianna. The great room floor plan includes a fireplace, wet bar, his and her studies, a formal dining room, a gourmet island kitchen, a two-car garage, and a one-car garage. A summer kitchen and fireplace are featured in the outdoor living area.
Gebert’s design concept for the Casa Arianna will combine elegance and grace with easy comfort for a practical and refined lifestyle. Set against a foundation of ivory stone flooring, her plan calls for soft champagne metallics with sophisticated layers of rich eggplant and purples blended with ivory tones for distinctive contrasts.
The Arianna’s open flow will be immediately evident upon entering the home’s spacious foyer. Square painted columns will define an airy dining room on the left as a grand hallway sweeps past to the great room and kitchen beyond. Three handsome rectangular coffered ceiling details, each adorned with metallic sheen eggplant grasscloth, will mark the progression through this elegant space. Below, decorative 2 x 2-inch tile detailing in a blend of the ivory stone will define corresponding rectangles in the floor for harmonious balance. Striking chandeliers with the look of crystal and amethyst sunbursts will be suspended from each coffer.
Suspended from the faux finished double coffer in the dining room, a large rectangular crystal chandelier will illuminate a long glass-top table. The chairs will be upholstered in a tone-on-tone white zebra pattern to contrast with a dark espresso finish on the wooden legs. A stylish mirrored detailing will be applied to the back wall and include a pair of attractive sconces.
An opening from the dining room will lead into a well-appointed wet bar that also serves the great room. The bar’s back wall will be faux finished in a delicate champagne color with upper and lower cabinetry executed in a soft taupe. The upper cabinets will feature lighted glass fronts. The dynamic backsplash, in laser cut tiles of taupe and white, will present the look of a rounded diamond pattern. The bar itself will be executed in Taj Mahal granite and will feature three dark-legged stools upholstered in an ivory fabric.
The spacious great room will display an elaborate ceiling treatment with back-lighted floating beams in a rectangular coffer. Pocketing sliders will open to the covered lanai and offer spectacular south-facing views and beautiful natural light. A feature wall that incorporates a centered fireplace flanked by columns will dominate the great room. The lower half of the fireplace wall will be decorated with a repetition of the 2 x 2-inch stone tile detail found in the foyer while a mauve pleated metallic wallpaper will add a shimmery glow above. On either side of the columns, base cabinets in a soft taupe finish will be topped with lighted glass cabinets to perfectly showcase objets d’art. The seating arrangement will include two swivel chairs in a neutral velvet and two large sofas arranged in an L-shape and upholstered in a soft ivory textured fabric. Each sofa will be adorned with long kidney pillows in an ivory and amethyst leopard print. A beautifully textured rug in deep eggplant will form the foundation for a fascinating glass-topped cocktail table in silver fashioned to resemble a large spreading tree trunk. Two contemporary side tables in a gray finish with large chrome ring pulls will complete the ensemble.
The great room will flow easily into a comfortable kitchen featuring a generous island with food prep and entertainment space. The island’s base cabinetry will be executed in a muted taupe while the perimeter cabinetry will be finished in a soft off-white with a misty taupe glaze. The unified granite counters and backsplash will present a vibrant swirling blend of white, light taupe, and brown tones.
In the adjacent breakfast nook, angled mitred windows will overlook Talis Park’s glorious tableau. A circular glass-topped table will be paired with elegant tall chairs upholstered in amethyst metallic suede.
In the outdoor living area, Gebert will create a congenial space suitable for entertaining a large family and guests. The summer kitchen’s cabinetry will be finished in an espresso color that matches the tongue-in-groove ceiling overhead. On the counters and walk-up island bar, a serene granite in soft taupe will add contrast. A bistro table will provide separate casual seating. Nearby, two 54-inch square tables in a dark brown outdoor rattan finish will offer flexible dining whether joined together or set apart. Ten stackable chairs, easily stored, will extend the dining options. An impressive fireplace wall will be adorned with 20 x 20-inch tile in a deep taupe hue. The firebox itself will have a contemporary rectangular design. Gathered around this relaxing conversation area, Gebert will establish a comfortable seating group for seven. A woven rattan sofa with decorative purple pillows and four swivel chairs will be anchored by an outdoor rug in cream and purple zebra stripes.
In addition to the gentleman’s library, this residence will feature an enchanting lady’s study at the front of the home. The walls of this charming space will be decorated with a silver and white grass cloth to blend beautifully with a pale amethyst and off-white rug. Overhead, a crystal and gold bubble chandelier will add panache. An ivory shagreen desk will be paired with a velvet chair with Lucite legs. Enhancing the sense of feminine serenity, Gebert will include a customized day bed with beautiful velvet end bolsters.
Double doors will lead into the vestibule of the master suite where a faux finished artwork niche will create an immediate sense of tranquility. The bedroom will be decorated in soft creams, taupes, and champagne with a touch of metallic purple. An upholstered bed with a tall cream headboard will showcase metallic wood detailing. A decorative mirror will adorn the wall overhead. On either side, antique mirrored nightstands will reflect the beauty of two contemporary squared-off dressers aligned to create one long piece in a platinum metallic finish. In the lady’s closet, Gebert will install wallpaper in a tone-on-tone large animal print.
The flooring in the master bathroom will be executed in a rectangular taupe porcelain tile and provide a foundation for a softly textured off-white rug. His and her vanity cabinetry will be finished in glazed ivory with granite countertops in soft beige. A stool with Lucite legs and a textured amethyst velvet seat will add dimension. The soaking tub will showcase a granite deck surround and front cabinetry panels. The flooring will continue in the shower where a broad iridescent horizontal Listello will add a delicate shimmer.
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.