Vogue Interiors announced that company Principal Debbie DeMaria, ASID, IDS and Interior Designer Salvatore Giso, IDS will create the interior design for a single-family villa residence built by Gulfshore Homes in the Westlake neighborhood of the West Bay Club community in Estero. DeMaria and Giso will combine organic and textural elements to bring a carefree yet sophisticated and softly elegant feeling to the 3,137 square feet under air residence. The floor plan includes a massive living space that combines a great room, dining area, and a spacious island kitchen, three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a library/study, and a beautiful outdoor living area with a year-round kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa.
Inspired by the beauty of natural elements, DeMaria and Giso will create an ambience that suggests easy elegance and free-flowing organic comfort. The color palette will be founded on natural woods with taupes, beiges, and browns accented with fresh white that will be featured as the predominant background color. Flooring throughout the living areas will be executed in medium-toned raked oak which transitions to a white wide plank hardwood in the master bedroom and tile in the master bathroom.
The grand foyer will present a sense of arrival into a home that combines both elegance and casual charm. In the center of the wood floor, four large 24 x 24-inch marble-look tiles with mosaic inlay will create a note of welcome. The foyer will lead into a gallery hallway with a niche on each side. On the left, a dry bar will feature a four-inch profile to the edge of the creamy white porcelain stone counter. This material will continue up the wall as a backsplash and offset dark espresso cabinetry. On the right, an architectural furniture piece will create a statement. The espresso-toned wooden base will be topped with a black granite top with a three dimensional free-form chrome structure in the center for the look of sculptural metal art.
The powder bath will feature stacked tile shells in a mother of pearl with a chic linear presentation. A hammered platinum sink will sit atop a custom scalloped demilune furniture piece in a silver scraped linen wood tone that will blend perfectly with the shelving.
The gallery will open to the heart of the home with its spacious great room, dining room, and kitchen. A framed entertainment wall will feature a floating shelf in scraped wood with ottomans underneath for additional seating. An 80-inch television will be set above the shelf along with two floating shelves that showcase sculptural pieces against a backdrop of chocolate brown mica wallpaper. To the left of the television area, a custom console will accommodate the electronic control components for the home. The seating group will radiate comfort with inviting textured neutral materials. An off-white sofa in a cream basket weave fabric will be paired with two swivel chairs in soft metallic leather. DeMaria and Giso have designed a cocktail table that includes a 30-inch goat skin table on casters that can roll along the length of a 64-inch ottoman for added comfort and versatility. Five equally spaced beams, stained in a color slightly darker than the flooring, will adorn the length of the ceiling. Sliding glass doors will open the living and dining rooms to the outdoor lanai.
The dining room will showcase a remarkable table that provided the inspiration for the interior design concept. The table will present the appearance of a section sliced directly from a venerable tree. Its uniquely organic form will be enhanced by large natural cracks punctuated by wooden butterfly insets. The table will be finished in a dark tone and is 102-inches long, perfect for an informal arrangement of four chairs on each side. The chairs, upholstered in a pearlized white leather, will create a lively contrast with the deep wood tones. Functioning as a buffet within a long wall niche, a console in an espresso finish with concave mirrored detailing will complement the scene. Above it, an oversized free form mirror will add drama and dimension.
The kitchen will feature a spacious island where dark cabinetry will be topped with weathered Taj Mahal granite. The bar stools will be presented in a lighter wood tone used throughout the home. The perimeter cabinetry will replicate the lighter wood tone to create contrast with the island. The perimeter cabinetry will extend to the ceiling with the highest level designed as lighted display alcoves, each housing lovely sculptures. Along a side wall, a custom built-in that matches the perimeter cabinetry will provide additional storage for small appliances as well as counter space in the Taj Mahal granite.
To the left of the foyer, a hallway will lead to the study where the medium-toned oak wood flooring will continue. The wall treatment will be presented in a blend of bamboo and grass cloth while dark espresso cork will be displayed in the ceiling coffer from which a striking chandelier will be suspended. Two-toned cabinetry will be featured on two walls. A sleek open desk will extend along the entire length of the wall with floating cabinets above. The other side will accommodate the television and ample cabinetry for equipment storage. The built-ins will be complemented by a stylish chair, accent table and beautiful area rug.
The lanai will offer enticing lake and golf course views. An outdoor kitchen will feature eye-catching cabinetry in a sandblasted two-toned silver metal with a rain textured inlay. On either side of the grill, leather granite countertops with black and brown striations will extend for 20-feet. An informal gathering table and chairs will contribute to the enjoyment of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. A sectional sofa and chairs in a deep seat wicker with textural tweed tone upholstery will be gathered around a linear fireplace encased in textural stone in variegated creams and browns. On either side of the fireplace, French doors will lead into the master bedroom.
The master bedroom’s white wood floor will be adorned with a laser cut cowhide rug. The bed will be fully-upholstered in linen and flanked by nightstands in a taupy silver finish. Mirrors over the nightstands will reflect the light from the French doors. Elegant white linen draperies with silver star metal studs of varying sizes will add breezy charm. Across from the bed, a custom built-in dresser will blend the room’s soft tones of natural wood and shimmery metallics and accommodate a 65-inch television and storage drawers.
A hallway from the bedroom will display a tile runner within the wood. Upon entering the master bathroom, the flooring will transition to the 24 x 24-inch marble-look tile in taupe tones with a matte finish that will continue into the shower. His and her vanities will feature rectangular marble vessel sinks complemented by light cabinetry and brown quartz counters. Tiered cabinets on either side will provide additional storage. A free-standing tulip tub with flared edges will be angled elegantly in one corner. A wall treatment in shades of hammered metal will complete the tableau.
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.