Month: April 2015

Vogue Interiors announced designer Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID has completed the interior design for a San Michele residence built by Harbourside Custom Homes in Talis Park’s Fairgrove neighborhood. Fairgrove’s In the Park lifestyle offers stunning golf course, water and preserve views. The “single loaded” neighborhood presents 24 south facing homes on just one side of the street. Unobstructed views to the north include a Talis Park preserve and a golf course in an adjacent community. Italian Renaissance designs honor the more traditional view of Naples’ architecture and are joined by a Spanish Eclectic style that offers a perfect complement.

The San Michele floor plan is perfectly suited to Fairgrove’s park-like ambiance. The spacious 3,693 square feet under air floor plan includes a large great room that flows into a magnificent gourmet island kitchen, a formal dining room, study, craft room, four bedrooms, five full baths plus a pool bath, an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa overlooking the Talis Park Golf Club’s picturesque 12th fairway, a two-car garage and a one-car garage.

Gebert’s soft traditional design incorporates a color palette of creams and muted blues with warm taupe accents. Beautiful light fixtures in soft champagnes have been introduced throughout the home with the addition of some contemporary artwork to add flair to the traditional look. With neutral stone flooring in the main living areas, the overall effect is one of soft, light elegance.

A long hallway leads from the foyer to the great room. In this space, Gebert has integrated polished mocha-colored marble borders into the travertine flooring to mirror three rectangular coffers overhead, themselves adorned with a metallic silver leaf covering and cove lighting. A credenza with mirrored door fronts and champagne-toned edges provides the foundation for a large contemporary abstract painting in soft blues.

Three arched openings and columns in the hallway define the entry to the dining room. On the back wall, applied moldings frame mirrored panels to create a dramatic feature wall enhanced by elegant sconces. The ceiling tray is faux finished in soft taupe and champagne and illuminated with subtle cove lighting. A beautiful chandelier is suspended over a rectangular glass top table with a wooden V-shape base featuring traditional moldings. Six dining chairs upholstered in aqua velvet in a laser-cut giraffe print create harmony.

A wet bar conveniently serves both the dining room and the great room. Cream cabinets with a soft brown glaze blend perfectly with a travertine backsplash arranged in a subtle monochromatic harlequin pattern. The base cabinetry and bar are topped with beautiful Taj Mahal quartzite surfaces. Three stylish barstools with low backs provide casual seating.

The spacious great room showcases an impressive feature wall. In the center, a large television is mounted over a chic console in dark wood with capiz shell doors and large circular hardware. On either side, custom base cabinetry finished in glazed cream forms the foundation for tall custom arched structures adorned at the front with distinctive fluted moldings. Stepped back shelving within the arches allows for ornamental display. Across from the television, an oriental rug in soft aqua blues and cream provides the foundation for a comfortable seating arrangement in light neutral tones. A sofa in nubby taupe linen is decorated with pillows in aqua, taupe and cream while two complementary side chairs are finished in soft taupe velvet. In the center, a circular metallic cocktail table features a Greek key edge and a glass top. Overhead, a striking chandelier is suspended from a remarkable octagonal coffered ceiling design. Gorgeous draperies in a tailored inverted pleat frame the wide pocketing sliders and extend into the adjacent breakfast nook. Their tone on tone cream geometric pattern adds drama and elegance to the room.

A kitchen that opens to the great room features a wide island that accommodates four upholstered bar stools and is illuminated by milked glass pendant lights in a restoration hardware style. The island cabinetry is executed in a deep walnut while the perimeter cabinetry has a glazed cream finish. The countertops throughout are a soft creamy gray granite with a suggestion of blue. The same granite extends up for the wall to create a graceful backsplash.

A soft aqua tone-on-tone wallpaper adorns the walls of the adjacent breakfast nook while the draperies provide some creamy contrast. The circular glass top table seats four with traditional framed chairs. The table base in shaped like an hour glass and faux finished to match the kitchen’s perimeter cabinetry.

In the working study, a two-tone custom built-in features file drawer and glass-fronted tower storage on either side of an incorporated desk. In signature Vogue style, an applied molding, similar to a chair rail, encircles the room about 24-inches from the ceiling. Above the molding gray metallic cork wallpaper provides striking contrast with a metallic bronze grass cloth beneath. On the hand-scraped walnut floor, an oriental rug in deeper blues with taupe and cream adds gravitas while to one side a round table and two chairs provides a small conference area. Grommeted cream drapes blend beautifully with the walls while aqua blue accents complement the rug.

The color theme of blues and cream continues in the master suite where elegant furnishings showcase metallic finishes. A tall canopy bed in a champagne metallic is dressed with soft blue linens and creamy pillows. The distressed beige wood nightstands provide glamorous shimmer with antiqued mirrored drawers. A large armoire, also in the champagne metallic finish, features generous cabinet and drawer storage with mullioned glass-fronted towers on either side framing a television. A cream-framed French chair and ottoman upholstered in soft blue chenille, sheer cream draperies, and a delicate champagne chandelier add to the dreamy elegance of the bedroom.

In the master bathroom glazed cream vanity cabinetry and light creamy granite countertops blend beautifully with the neutral stone on the floors and shower walls. A free-standing tub is showcased against a backdrop of glamorous wallpaper in an intricate design of soft blues and metallics. Overhead, the chandelier matches the bedroom.

Outside, Gebert has created a welcoming living space in neutral relaxed tones set against a background of gorgeous stone flooring. At one end, the outdoor kitchen with a granite countertop is accompanied by a bistro table and chairs with an Asian feel – the perfect spot for a glass of wine while supper is grilling. The adjacent dining area features a stylish table with a cream stone top, a woven base in soft butterscotch, and medium-toned metallic legs. The set features matching chairs. At the other end of the wide lanai, a casual seating group is gathered around a stunning floor-to-ceiling corner fireplace adorned with chiseled stone. Here, a wall-mounted television provides additional entertainment. A curved contemporary sofa with a continuous cushion and multiple cream and gold pillows is paired with matching side chairs and a glass top table with a woven base.

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

Vogue Interiors announced that award-winning interior designer Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID, has completed the interior design of a luxury residence built by Harbourside Custom Homes in Palmira that features an architectural design by Weber Design Group. Gebert’s transitional design brings drama and glitter to the home’s 2,762 square feet under air great room floor plan. The plan includes a formal dining room, an expansive kitchen with a spacious island bar, a study, three bedrooms, three full baths and a pool bath that also serves as a powder room, an entertainment room with a bar, a large covered lanai with a summer kitchen, and a three-car garage.

Gebert’s sophisticated design allows for an exceedingly comfortable, welcoming home, yet she has incorporated drama and shimmer throughout for a show-stopping result. Her color palette is neutral with creams evolving into browns and blacks with touches of silver and gold metallic for glamorous accents. The flooring in the main living areas is a darker porcelain tile with lots of movement in golds, browns and blacks.

The foyer bids welcome with a simple, contemporary ‘rug’ inset in the porcelain floor using a black absolute granite tile with black and white striped borders. Overhead a magnificent, oversized chandelier adds eye-catching sparkle.

Immediately to the left of the foyer, Gebert has created an entertainment room defined by columns and soffit detailing. The space is open to the foyer and living room. Here, a beautiful black baby grand piano creates an immediate statement and is accompanied by elegant bar cabinetry in dark wood with bold hardware and a black marble top set against a wallpapered mica backdrop. A bistro-height table in an espresso tone with four chairs is anchored by a beautiful area rug in camels and golds. Overhead, the octagonal coffered ceiling features a faux finish enhanced by an elegant fan in black and gold. Charming artwork and a striking circular mirror decorate the walls, while the window is dressed with full tied-back drapes in a linen fabric with metallic gold detailing.

Past the foyer, a golf-themed study is entered through double French doors with glass mullions. The coffered ceiling features beige painted beams in a checkerboard pattern with crown molding in all the coffered areas. A grass cloth in creams and light browns covers the walls. A dark gray-brown wooden desk with a distressed finish floats in the center of the space and is paired with a leather executive chair. Behind the desk, matching file cabinets flank a window adorned with a handsome linen drapery treatment. A comfortable armchair sits in one corner, while golfing photographs in brown and sienna tones enhance the scene.

The generous great room has a 14-foot ceiling with checkerboard beige painted beams that create nine coffers detailed with crown molding. The coffers have been elegantly faux finished in a gold and silver metallic to match the entertainment room. Gebert has created two custom columns, adorned with mica wallpaper, to define the ends of the entertainment wall and to showcase magnificent wall sconces. In the center, the focus is created by a handsome console finished in walnut with 8-inch circular silver pulls that look like jewelry. A large screen television is wall-mounted above. The room’s seating arrangement includes a sofa in an off-white chenille fabric with decorative pillows and two tall chairs that display off-white sides and metallic camel and brown giraffe velvet fronts with a dressy sheen. In addition, a contemporary dark leather recliner adds a rich, enticing quality. The round cocktail table is finished in a champagne metallic tone with a glass top and the grouping is anchored by a cream colored shag area rug. The tailored stationary draperies that elegantly frame the pocketing sliders feature inverted pleats in ivory and dark mocha brown. Gebert continues this treatment into the adjacent dining area for a polished look.

The gorgeous dining table features a circular 60-inch glass top table through which the creamy mother of pearl finish to the wood and metal base is visible. This is paired with elegantly upholstered chairs and affords a wonderful vista through the wide angled, mitred window overlooking the outdoor living area.

The kitchen is open to the great room and dining area and features an outer counter-height island with a double sink and extensive bar. Four swivel barstools in a mocha brown tweed allow for comfortable interaction with the dining and great room spaces. The perimeter cabinetry features a traditional raised panel front with a brown glaze and oversized hardware. The cabinetry on the smaller prep island is executed in a dark espresso and blends with the outer island paneling. The countertops showcase an exotic granite in swirling creams, dark browns and blacks. Gebert has selected a specialty backsplash of 12 x 12-inch embossed silver metallic resin squares with a brown washed glaze for a truly exotic look. The interior of a glass-fronted cabinet by the pantry has been faux-finished in silver and gold metallic to highlight the sparkling stemware displayed within.

The master bedroom is entered via a private vestibule where a decorative wall niche features metallic silver wallpaper with a grass cloth overlay that is replicated in the bedroom ceiling coffer. The furniture includes a luxurious bed upholstered and tufted in a neutral velvet, together with nightstands and dresser featuring black cabinets and pearlized white drawers with gold hardware. A tall contemporary wing chair and custom ottoman add comfort and practicality, while the gold chandelier and decorative antiqued mirrors add a touch of extravagant flair. The sumptuous custom bedding with pillows in blacks, creams, whites and silvers, pairs beautifully with the simple drapery treatments featuring bands of color in similar shades.

The master bathroom sparkles with crystals both in the dramatic wall sconces mounted on the vanity mirrors and the bronzed leather chandelier over the tub. The cabinetry is executed in glazed cream with black quartz countertops while the flooring is a 20 x 20-inch light cream porcelain tile. The frameless shower is adorned with a 24-inch horizontal listello in black and brown glass tiles. Tying it all together, a soft champagne metallic wallpaper wraps the room in timeless style.

Outside, beyond the great room’s pocketing sliders, the covered lanai opens to a glorious pool and spa. Four contemporary curved rattan chairs are gathered around a circular cocktail table and area rug, all of which face a handsome fireplace adorned with off-white and gold mica stone work that runs from floor to ceiling. The rectangular fireplace also features a precast stone mantle with a television niche above. Adjacent the outdoor kitchen that includes espresso cabinetry and a leather-finish golden granite countertop, Gebert has selected a glass top dining table with a rattan base that makes a figure-8 design and six matching chairs. Off of the master suite she has created a cozy cigar and lounging area with four upholstered chairs.

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