Month: February 2014

Vogue Interiors announced it has completed the design and execution of the interior of Harbourside Custom Homes’ second Villa d’Este fully-furnished model residence in the Fairgrove neighborhood at Talis Park in North Naples. Vogue’s Debbie DeMaria, ASID, IDS and Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID were named recipients of BIA’s Pinnacle Merit Award in the Best Interior Design – Single Family Home $1,500,000 – $1,999,999 category for their design of Harbourside’s first Villa d’Este model residence at Talis Park. The first model sold the day it opened for viewing in the spring of 2013. The interior of the new Villa d’Este was designed by Gebert and Sheila Herrera, IDS Associate.

Gebert and Herrera have brought a light, airy, sophisticated look to the Villa d’Este’s 3,175 square feet great room floorplan. The plan includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a study, a formal dining room, a kitchen with a long, wrap-around island with a raised bar and a massive outdoor living area with a covered lanai, multiple seating areas, an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace, a pool and a spa. The design mixes light, clean-lined woods with a neutral palette of taupe, charcoal and medium gold wall tones accented by soft to vibrant metallic golds, taupes and creams. Sateen and taupe accent pillows in the great room feature a contemporized embroidered flame stitch reminiscent of a 1950’s and ’60’s Hollywood look. Flooring throughout the living areas is 12″ x 24″ rectangular porcelain tile with shades of taupe while the study features wood flooring.

“The slightly different elevation of the new Villa d’Este features a lighter color with darker roofing and fascia than the original model,” said Herrera. “The floorplan allows easy movement throughout the home. It flows beautifully and has a very spacious feeling. From the moment one steps into the foyer, the eye is drawn through the great room’s pocketing sliders to the glittering waters of the pool and to Fairgrove’s signature golf course, water and preserve views. The outdoor living area is an extension of the great room and the two spaces blend together easily and comfortably. We established the design’s light, elegant look with a double-box vibrant metallic gold and warm silver chandelier in the foyer complimented by a mirrored console furniture piece with gold accents.”

The great room features a taupe-finished entertainment center with a television area flanked by a wet bar and shelving for displaying collected items. The flanking sections include granite countertops and antique mirrored backsplashes. Furnishings in the great room includes two accent chairs with soft gold chenille fabric and gold nail head trim, a third accent chair in a more vibrant gold, a two-tiered cocktail table with a cream finished wood top and metal legs, an accent table with a stone top and an open taupe finished base, a rectangular end table in a darker taupe finish, an accent drum table with gold metal legs and a sofa with linen fabric and nail head trim, all of which are grouped around an 8′ x 10′ area rug with swirled browns, golds and greys.

Gebert and Herrera continue their look in the formal dining room with a cream-finished dining table that includes decorative inserts across the top. The host and hostess chairs feature a bright gold velvet fabric with gold nail heads while the side chairs have square backs with a metallic taupe fabric pad in the middle that is fashioned in a circle. The room’s statement piece is a cream credenza set in a niche that has capiz shell insets on the doors. The niche is finished with taupe-colored cork wallpaper with a metallic gold background. A gold, multi-arm chandelier with drum-shaped shades and candelabra bulbs completes the look.

The kitchen’s long raised bar offers a gathering place ideal for entertaining. An inner island features a warm medium-grey base to provide contrast against cream-toned perimeter cabinetry that includes a warm grey glaze. Granite countertops with a very light cream background and swirling taupe and grey accents that provide movement are used throughout the kitchen. The breakfast nook’s 60-inch circular table seats four and overlooks the Villa d’Este’s spacious outdoor living area. The table has a drum base with a gold metallic finish that plays against chairs with taupe, chagrin-type fabric.

A double-door entry opens to a study with wood flooring and a deep, dark taupe built-in with gold background walls. The built-in offers attractive shelf spaces and storage cabinets as well as a computer desk. A floating desk in front of the built-in features the same dark taupe finish and a top with gold details framed in a tone that matches the piece’s legs and front. A cream-toned chair is presented in a revised wing chair look. The room’s two-toned walls include charcoal banding under beautiful crown molding with an accent molding to separate the band from the primary humble gold wall color. A grey linen fabric accent chair and a window treatment with cream side panels and repeating flame-stitched stripes in charcoal, grey and gold bring additional elegance to the space.

The master bedroom’s bed exudes the elegance Gebert and Herrera have brought to the Villa d’Este. The bed is fully upholstered with tufted charcoal velvet that plays against bright metallic gold pillows with metallic cream dots. Shams with wide, bold stripes are set against a neutral bed covering. The dramatic bold stripes on the shams are repeated on the drapes. The room’s tray ceiling is finished with a metallic silver wall covering that compliments grey-toned night stands with mirrored fronts and a chair with a gold fabric that features silver threads and nail head trim.

A tub centered in the room reinforces the master bath’s linear architectural design and provides a focal point. The bath features a double walk-in shower, his and her vanities with a cream finish and granite countertops, and vivid metallic gold accent tiles on the floor, shower and tub deck.

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. The firm’s 30-year tradition of award-winning design excellence continued in October, 2013 with the receipt of four Collier Building Industry Association Sand Dollar Awards and seven awards presented by the Lee Building Industry Association. 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

Vogue Interiors announced it has completed the design and execution of the interior of Harbourside Custom Homes’ Villa Adriana fully-furnished model residence at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, a residential waterfront resort community located in Miromar Lakes just north of Naples. The interior of the 2,593 under air three-bedroom plus study, three-and-a-half bath home was designed by Vogue’s Sheila Herrera, IDS Associate and Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID.

“Our design motif for this home is one of relaxed elegance in a soft contemporary style,” said Herrera. “The color palette is based on neutral taupes and greys with splashes of black to add drama and contrast, and also tangerine and lime green for some pops of color. The flooring in the main living areas is a very light and neutral 20 x 20 diagonal stone while the hardwood study floor is a dark taupe. We have incorporated a lot of clean lines in the design while maintaining a sense of warm and comfortable elegance throughout. The end result is very dramatic and appealing.”

The elegance begins as soon as you enter through double doors to the foyer and are met by a series of sweeping arches in the gallery hallway. A built-in floating console, custom-designed by Herrera in a dark toned wood, makes an immediate statement. Incorporated and recessed into a wide wall niche, the console acts as an architectural feature to accent the artwork above which is lit by niche lighting. The wall above the niche is accented with trim molding to add dimension to the arches along the hallway. The gallery also serves as a vestibule to a guest suite and to pocketing doors that open to the study.

The gallery opens to a spacious great room that offers views of the outdoor living area, pool, and lake beyond. The great room seating area includes an over-sized sofa in a cream linen tone with accent pillows that reflect the color palette of the house. Herrera and Gebert drew their inspiration from the fabrics that mix taupe and grey with splashes of tangerine, lime green, and a touch of blue. The pillows also add visual interest with their textured, furry and beaded styles. Two upholstered chairs in a soft smoke suede-like fabric provide contrast. Ebony feet on the chairs and sofa introduce a pop of black for added drama, a design element continued throughout the home. The rectangular cocktail table has a neutral leather look with silver nail heads. One of the end tables is mirrored with silver accents and the other has an ebony finish. Across from the seating area, columns create the perfect niche for a dark wood media console. Both the columns and console wall are covered in pewter, metallic-finish mica. The front sections of the console feature intricate circular patterns which are also mirrored and create movement and contrast. Long, frosted tube sconces with metallic banding and geometric shapes enrich the lighting in the room.

A wet bar extends along one wall of the great room into the kitchen to seamlessly integrate the two gathering spaces. The wet bar also features ebony cabinetry, a granite countertop, a chiseled stone backsplash, and an under counter refrigerator. A large, counter height central island in the kitchen has seating for four providing the ideal space for casual entertaining. The island base has been completed in an ebony finish while the perimeter cabinetry is in a contrasting light taupe. Granite countertops are presented in a variety of taupe tones with subtle black veining.

Adjacent to the kitchen and great room is a dining space overlooking the outdoor living area and pool. This space features a circular glass-topped table, and chairs with tall woven backs in a bold taupe and black stripe, and federal blue seats. The decorative light fixture matches the pendant lights suspended over the kitchen island.

Sliders across the rear of the home allow a smooth transition from indoor to outdoor living. A comfortable seating arrangement with four square Sunbrella armchairs and cocktail table is set in front of a large fireplace with a beautifully executed horizontal stone surround. Accent colors of tangerine and blue are highlighted in the chair cushions and striped rug. The outdoor kitchen includes teak cabinetry, a granite countertop, an under counter stainless refrigerator, and a grill. Beyond the covered lanai is a sparkling screened pool and spa with spacious pool deck. A pool bath also functions as the home’s powder bath.

The study features two framed-in panels on one wall using contrasting grey tones to highlight the art within. Two chrome-framed, open étagère bookcases with exotic wood backs are presented on the opposite wall. The desk has a chrome geometric base with a clean-cut, medium wood tone top. The desk chair is finished in brown wood with geometric fabric in taupe and lime green. A warm gold-toned floor rug blends with an accent chair in a light neutral fabric, while long drapes in a beautiful taupe and gold ikat pattern enhance the sophistication of the room.

Herrera and Gebert have continued their soft contemporary theme in the master bedroom where the tones remain neutral with splashes of sophisticated black and gold. The cream-colored, fully upholstered bed with tall tufted headboard perfectly showcases the light bed linens which are sprinkled with distinctive swirling, monogram-style patterns in black. The dresser is finished in dark ebony while the night stands have a combination finish with gold tone doors and unique hardware that creates a jeweled effect. A sitting area has been created in front of the picture window which overlooks the pool and view. Elegant nesting tables are arranged adjacent to a comfortable chair upholstered in a neutral linen fabric. To either side, completing the serenity of the room, are long sheer drapes with a contemporary pattern of large leaves in taupe and black.

The master bathroom features a double sink vanity with granite counters in shades of cream and taupe that blends beautifully with the chocolate-glazed cream cabinetry. A horizontal inlay of mosaic glass tiles decorates the shower walls. The main tile is continued across the tub front and deck while overhead a sheer window treatment in gauzy taupe drapes softly at the bathroom window. Continuing the theme of elegant black accents, this bathroom features wallpaper with a bold black damask pattern against a warm silver background.

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 office 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