Month: January 2016

Vogue Interiors announced that Donna Overly, ASID, an award-winning designer specializing in renovation and aging in place design, has completed the design and execution of an updated interior for an approximately 1,995 square feet, two-bedroom, two-bath condominium at the north end of Gulfshore Drive just south of Wiggins Pass. The condominium is located in a building built in 1980. Overly’s intention was to give what had become a dark, drab residence a current look with an upscale aesthetic and to take advantage of the home’s stunning Gulf views. Overly was also tasked with entirely replacing a hodge-podge of outdated furnishings inherited by her client from the previous owner.

Overly’s transformational design for this condominium began with a fresh new color palette that suffuses the home with an elegant understated grace. She eliminated the existing gold and brown tones and introduced a sophisticated blend of light taupe backgrounds and white trim with delightful infusions of sea glass and teal as accents to reflect the beauty of the stunning Gulf views. The original deckle-edge travertine stone flooring, laid on the diagonal, presented a neutral and timeless foundation that blended easily with the new plans.

The lighting throughout the home was updated. All overhead and cove lighting was replaced with cooler, energy efficient LED lighting that also looks discreet and modern. Harmonious sconce lighting was introduced in specific areas to help illuminate darker paces and add visual interest.

The entire condominium was refurnished with case goods in light wood tones and soft furnishings upholstered in sophisticated linens. The kitchen was totally redesigned to eliminate dark cabinetry and dark granite. Several innovative carpentry concepts were introduced to enhance the overall aesthetic. These included custom “shadow boxes” to artfully accommodate the home’s three wall-mounted televisions while hiding the mounting brackets and cables. In each case, the boxes were finished to blend perfectly with the furniture underneath for a unified, pleasing profile.

Upon entry into the foyer with its see-through views to the magnificent Gulf, an elegant console on the left is finished in a light oatmeal color with four darker fog-chagrined doors and a brushed nickel base. Tall slender lamps illuminate a large square piece of art over the console that introduces the condominium’s sea glass accent tones. A hallway on the right leads to the guest bedroom which epitomizes restful elegance with its muted tones, pleasing artwork, and handsome area rug.

Moving into the heart of the home where the spacious kitchen, dining room, and living room flow comfortably together, Overly’s main seating arrangement includes a light-toned curved sectional sofa with a chaise lounge at one end. The fabric is a practical outdoor linen reminiscent of a relaxed beach cottage. Throw pillows in patterned creams, taupes, and teals coordinate perfectly with the large rectangular area rug displaying captivating organic swirls. A cocktail table ottoman upholstered in a creamy faux leather adds to the relaxed atmosphere. Across from the sectional, a four-door console in a light driftwood finish anchors the television with its custom-made shadow box wall mounting. Overly has placed a sofa table that functions as a slim line desk behind the sectional. A chair from the dining room can easily be pulled up to provide practical work space, ideal for a condominium that has no study. The desk’s slender bronze legs, light oatmeal finish, and fog-chagrined drawer fronts perfectly complement the foyer console.

Another custom design feature is evident around the wide living room sliders. In order to disguise the dark bronze slider frames and hurricane shutter apparatus, Overly designed artful lambrequins upholstered in a light textured fabric. These chic valance casings brighten the openings to the screened balcony without obstructing any of the beautiful Gulf views.

In the adjacent dining room, Overly’s beguiling design incorporates four floor-to-ceiling French doors, crafted by a master carpenter, along the entire side wall. Their multiple mirrored panes enhance the area with bright reflections of the natural light while the central handles provide the illusion of functioning doors that could open to another room. In fact, this is the shared common wall with the neighboring unit. The stylish glass-topped dining table features a chrome base with geometric struts. At either end, host and hostess chairs display silver leaf wooden legs with seats and backs upholstered in a herringbone linen fabric. A chrome handle on the back of these chairs helps to maneuver them with ease. The four side chairs display a retro-style wooden frame in silver leaf and a natural Jakarta fabric for the upholstery. A wall sconce has been added to the structural column between the dining and living rooms. On the back wall, a handsome buffet console in a Geneva gray finish with a dove colored fabric on the door fronts completes the tableau.

The kitchen features extensive perimeter cabinetry and a generous free-standing island where four bar stools with taupe frames and soft teal upholstered seats provide a casual gathering spot. Overhead, lovely hand blown pendant fixtures add elegant beauty. Fresh new cabinetry in a gentle glazed cream finish is complemented by countertops in a sea foam green granite that has the look of onyx. New upgraded stainless appliances include an induction cooktop with a magnetic heating system for increased efficiency and safety. Additional storage has been created by adding more pantry space as well as new cabinetry for the dry bar just off the kitchen. The dry bar also features a complementary granite counter top and a striking custom mirror with horizontal waves of clear and colored glass.

The master bedroom is accessed through double French doors from the great room. Overly has paneled these, too, with mirrors to add the benefits of reflected light and the semblance of additional space. Woven grass cloth in sea glass tones adds a layer of texture and color to the headboard wall. The magnificent bed, fully upholstered in linen, showcases a scalloped padded headboard and is flanked by graceful nightstands that display mirrored fronts with a circular wood detail. A beautiful area rug with a geometrical design in cream and teal anchors the room while, across from the bed, a dresser in a Cliffside gray finish features six concave drawers for added dimension. Sliders open the room to a master patio that is also accessible from the great room. This ideal relaxation area, perfect for morning coffee overlooking the Gulf, features two opposing wood framed easy chairs, painted in an antique white finish with sea foam colored cushions, and a cozy ottoman in between. On the back wall a console in a driftwood finish provides room for wine storage and accessories.

While no major renovations were completed in the master bathroom, Overly added a cream colored wall covering. This handmade paper fashioned by artisans gives life and texture to the walls. Incorporated in the wallpaper are two crushed crystal geckos that make a striking impression upon entering the room.

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.

Vogue Interiors announced it has completed the design and execution of the interior of a Venice furnished coach home model in Stock Development’s Cipriani neighborhood at Lely Resort in Naples. Cipriani offers four spacious, luxury coach home floor plans ranging from 2,191 to 2,920 square feet under air priced from the high $300’s. The Venice model’s interior was designed by Vogue’s Sheila Corasaniti, IDS and Salvatore Giso, IDS. The 2,191 square feet under air Venice downstairs coach home floor plan includes three bedrooms, three baths, a spacious great room and dining room area, an island kitchen, and a covered lanai that can be accessed from the great room or master bedroom. One of the two guest bedrooms opens to a charming private courtyard. The Venice plan also includes a two-car garage.

Corasaniti and Giso’s striking coastal design for the Venice model creates the image of a life lived where the sea meets the sand. Their color palette swirls sea greens with beautiful sand tones and a particularly soft shade of blue that leans towards mossy green for a true sense of the ocean. The flooring material is executed in a 24 x 24-inch porcelain tile in the sand color to blend seamlessly with the light sandy tones on the walls throughout the home. The designers selected a chrome finish for the full array of light fixtures featured in the Venice model.

From the entry loggia, the foyer opens into a spacious angled hallway where Corasaniti and Giso introduce attractive applied moldings contrasted by a mica wallpaper in the sea green color to provide an immediate sense of dimension. On the angled wall, the moldings are used to create a subtle frame for an eye-catching console with a chrome-like finish and stone top that has the look of a lovely piece of coral. An elegant mirror adorns the wall above. Across from the console, a dramatically large lacquered picture of beautiful calla lilies makes a bright, welcoming statement.

Continuing past entries on either side that lead to guest bedrooms, the hallway opens to the kitchen and great room. A long wall on the right provides the perfect canvas for distinctive applied moldings and decorative artwork.

Immediately on the left, the kitchen features perimeter cabinetry in a rich striate finish of tans and off white. Cabinetry for the spacious island is executed in a contrasting taupe. Uniting these tones, the counter surfaces are finished in a light off-white granite that reveals intricate swirling movement in grays, green, and taupes reminiscent of waves at the beach. Adding the finishing touch, a multi-colored glass and stone backsplash has the look of glistening diamonds in gentle waves. At the island, handsome stools in a mocha chocolate finish provide casual seating and connection to the great room.

Beyond the kitchen and arranged in perpendicular fashion to a large window, a wooden dining table displays an espresso finish to match the legs of the six dining chairs. The host and hostess chairs are upholstered in a light sand color while the side chairs have wood backs in an elongated oval and seats upholstered in a beautiful tweed blend of sea green and light sand.

Nestled between the dining area and wide pocketing sliders to the lanai, the great room seating arrangement is gathered to face an elegant feature wall that includes a striking media console in an espresso finish with distinctive doors in channeled silver nickel. A television floats above while beautiful accessories add sophistication. The inviting sofa is upholstered in a fabric with the look of sand, its light oatmeal tones accented by pillows with ombre stripes where shades of beige, light blue and gray fade into each other. Handsome easy chairs with wooden arms and legs feature a repeat of the lovely tweed upholstery seen in the dining room. A geometric pillow in each chair blends the sand and sea green tones. The cocktail table’s surface is finished in an unusual moss shagreen for the rich look of leather in a sea green hue while the base has a smoky pewter finish. A metal end table features a sandy stone top while a table behind the sofa is executed in the espresso finish. Stunning drapes in a shimmery metallic fabric grace the dining room and great room windows for a cohesive look.

The covered lanai area can be accessed from the great room as well as the master bedroom. Providing the ideal outdoor gathering space, this area includes a glass-top table and six chairs for cozy al fresco dining. In addition, Corasaniti and Giso have included two lounge chairs and a small table for a separate conversation area.

The delightful master suite features a contemporary style bed with an upholstered headboard, side rails, and footboard in a taupe fabric with cream detailing. The feet of the bed and the double dresser are finished in espresso tones while the nightstands showcase a silver finish with a soft serpentine front. A tufted bench at the foot of the bed provides additional comfort. For the luxurious bed linens, Corasaniti and Giso selected a coverlet in shimmery sand colored satin that coordinates perfectly with euro shams in the same fabric. Pillows in light blue velvet with delicate silver metal beads combine with geometric accent pillows in off white and metallic with sea green detailing. Fabulous drapes fashioned from the same sea glass velvet frame the large window overlooking the rear of the home. The carpeting features a contemporary pattern and provides luxurious comfort in this restful, welcoming oasis.

A hallway past two generous walk-in closets leads into the master bathroom where the flooring is executed in a high-gloss porcelain for chic elegance. His and hers vanity cabinetry in an off-white painted finish are topped with magnificent marble counters that feature a blend of swirling sea glass greens and taupe tones for a truly beautiful look. A statement stand-alone tub floats in one corner. The spacious shower showcases a remarkable glass tile that almost has the look of a metallic behind it and which incorporates the beautiful tones of the countertops.

In the private courtyard off of one of the guest bedrooms that offers a versatile and secluded retreat, Corasaniti and Giso present a cozy and relaxed seating group. All of the bathrooms in this charming home reveal decorative wallpaper that incorporates the aura of sea and sand with gorgeous tones and textures. Throughout the home, the selected colors and materials impart a sense of balance and harmony inspired by the sea.

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.