Vogue Interiors announced that Interior Designer Salvatore Giso, IDS has completed the interior design for the single-family Barbuda model villa residence built by Gulfshore Homes in the Westlake neighborhood of the West Bay Club community in Estero. Giso’s design conveys a bright, cheerful ambiance with softly elegant visual appeal. The Barbuda’s 3,137 square feet under air open-concept floor plan features a sprawling living space that includes a great room, dining area, and gourmet island kitchen. The plan also includes 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.
Giso has created a fresh and timeless interior for the Barbuda model that offers a welcoming flow from the grand entry to the expansive outdoor living area. A classic color palette takes its cues directly from surrounding nature with the liberal use of mossy greens, layered creamy tones, and strong accents of light chocolate brown and cloud white. Clean lines and soft textures provide the basis of this light-filled home’s design. Dark chocolate honed wood flooring is used throughout the generously sized home to create continuity and serene elegance.
Impressive single entry doors with large side lights from the portico will open to a wide gallery hallway that will provide an immediate sense of space, light, and welcome while introducing the home’s signature soft color palette. The foyer/gallery features a niche housing a unique white leather wrapped console. This prominent statement piece will be embossed with a subtle Greek key motif and will be trimmed with a dark espresso-brown wood. A large vibrant custom art piece will be placed above the console in the lighted niche. Across from the niche, the discreet powder room will be wallpapered in a soft neutral textured grasscloth. In the center of the foyer, a large brilliant crystal orb chandelier, with a singular sparkling faceted crystal suspended from the bottom, will take center stage. Designer Giso will also add a round dark chocolate and mocha custom area rug in the center of the entry to add color, texture and an even more dramatic effect to the space.
Four floor-to-ceiling pocketed slider doors provide access to the outdoor seating area from the generous great room. In this main entertainment area, the feature wall includes a deep niche wallpapered in warm brown and flax textured beaded cloth paper where the television is mounted. An oversized nubby textured linen sofa is accented with intricately woven striped pillows in moss green and cream. In another reference to nature, two ivory club chairs across from the sofa are upholstered in a heavily textured fabric in a pattern reminiscent of growing stems and grass. A pale moss shagreen and metal cocktail table anchors the great room’s seating area and a custom designed area rug softens and adds color to the grouping. The dark chocolate honed wood flooring continues in the great room and dining room and striking dark stained wood ceiling beam architectural details are featured in both rooms.
In the open dining room, a niche on the end wall features a full built-in wine bar and two separate temperature controlled Sub Zero wine storage cabinets. The wine bar cabinetry is in a soft cream tone and the bar countertops are a cool creamy quartz. The transitional rectangular dining table is in a warm deep brown and is softened by rounded edges. The dining chairs are upholstered in the same neutral nubby linen as the sofa in the great room and feature contrasting dark brown wood trim. Both rooms have an abundance of light provided by the wall of sliders.
In the gourmet kitchen, perimeter cabinets have an Agreeable Gray painted finish and a counter surfaced in a silver flecked Milky Way Pompeii quartz. The kitchen island seats four for entertaining and has a countertop of light toned Cambria quartz. The large island’s base cabinets are finished in a contrasting deep brown tone. Three upholstered taupe linen barstools trimmed with dark wood front the island.
Dark chocolate honed wood floors are in the library where two large niches are papered in a highly textured brown and black grasscloth. The niches serve as a dramatic backdrop for a champagne iron étagère with wood shelves meant to display books and collectibles. A striking custom area rug in zebra patterned stripes of edgy gold, cool gray, cream and taupe is set beneath an espresso leather-topped desk in the center of the room. The base of the desk is stainless steel designed in a cross pattern. An impressive high-backed cream linen desk chair is detailed with oversized chrome nail heads. Two comfortable ivory chenille club chairs with matching ottomans flank an espresso wood side table across from the desk.
The chic master bedroom features a multi-layered palette of tonal creams and muted ivory with strong rich dark brown accents. The dark wood-trimmed bed is flanked by matching large drum tables with doors for storage. The nine drawer dresser is presented in the same rich brown tone finish as the bed. A romantic cream chenille chaise lounge offers a quiet retreat. Translucent light cream window treatments and richly textured white bed linens continue the serene theme of restful neutral tones. Two sets of wide double doors open to the outdoor living space from the master bedroom.
In the spacious master bath, the walls are papered in a reflective silvery moss color with a deeper gray lattice pattern. His and hers vanities feature cabinetry done in a cream finish and Statuario granite countertops. An extra-large floating tub is centered on the back wall with an impressive art piece over the tub that transitions from a green to a moss green. The shower floor design reinforces the subtle metallic details in the master bath by introducing sparkling silver and white glass chiclet tiles set in a custom geometric pattern.
The large lanai includes a complete summer kitchen for gatherings and entertaining. Dark stained cypress wood cabinetry is paired with creamy granite countertops. The open weave resin wicker rectangular dining table has a glass top and seating for eight. The contemporary design of the outdoor fireplace features columns reaching from the mantel to the ceiling of the lanai and the hearth-style fireplace houses the TV in a built in niche above the firebox. In the sitting area by the fireplace, two oversized dark resin wicker club chairs and a comfortable sofa are covered in a warm taupe outdoor fabric and accented with moss green pillows. The outdoor entertainment space continues to the pool and spa areas where taupe chaise lounges and resin wicker side tables flank the pool.