Vogue Interior Design News

The high-rise condominium residences at Bonita Bay offer what are widely considered to be Southwest Florida’s most compelling views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The Tavira tower is no exception. Tavira’s spacious, light-filled residences are designed to convey an ambiance that not only projects an aura of unmistakable luxury, but also a milieu that is ideally suited to enjoying the magical tableau that extends to the Gulf of Mexico’s horizon. Vogue Interiors’ Janice Maskell, a State of Florida Licensed Interior Designer, has brought an elegantly designed and executed look to a remodeled residence on Tavira’s 20th floor that allows the views to flourish in harmony with an interior that exudes a transitional, South Hampton style.

“My intention was to create a clean-lined, transitional design that included a bit of the warmth found in the South Hampton design style,” said Maskell. “I wanted to keep the furniture very much in a neutral palette and very clean-lined. Rather than creating visual interest with the furniture and accessory colors, all of the interest was created with wood features, crown moldings and wood detailing. There is a great deal of wood in this design and it is presented in dark espresso and vibrant white tones against a neutral color palette that includes taupes, white moldings, soft aqua accents and 36″ x 36″ polished stone flooring. The mix of colors is established immediately in the light, airy elevator lobby where a white chair rail and square and rectangular white applied molding treatments are set against the soft taupe wall color found throughout the home. It’s all very clean, very fresh, and plays very easily with espresso furniture pieces that introduce the design’s dark wood tones. The bling of a polished chrome and crystal chandelier is the first of many surprises offered by the home’s array of interesting lighting fixtures.”

To provide a stunning memory point immediately upon entry to the home, Maskell removed an existing foyer closet and redesigned the space to accommodate a beautifully executed wine niche with dark espresso cabinetry and a matching espresso floor to ceiling wall treatment with horizontal inlays of iridescent glass tiles that provide an unexpected note of glamour. The wine niche’s espresso wood is contrasted by the clean lines of the flooring and by the crisp white finish of columns wrapped with elegant raised wood molding details that provide an impressive entry to the great room. To soften the lines of the square columns, gentle arches and additional molding details, including a circular detail that is repeated over the living room fireplace, have been added to the soffits. A sprawling floor to ceiling built-in in the living room is also finished in crisp white and provides an elegant setting for the fireplace and its luxurious neutral white marble surround. Sconces framed by wood molding details and the cracked glass fronts of an upper row of cabinets add visual interest. Indirect lighting maintains the room’s understated look that is conveyed by furnishings that include a soft tan sofa, neutral textured cotton arm chairs with curved espresso legs and nail head trim and a a more traditional curved leather chair with interesting nail head trim and an ottoman. The seating is grouped around a cocktail table with an espresso border, glass inset and burnished platinum legs and set over a neutral area rug. The sofa table is presented in clean, dark wood and topped by a pair of polished chrome lamps. A coffered ceiling treatment includes cove lighting and offers an interesting architectural element.

“The owners of this residence do not like busyness,” said Maskell. “They prefer to be in a calm setting. The use of neutral backgrounds and furnishings against the dark wood finishes and the white wood details provides that sense of calm. Because the views from the 20th floor are so spectacular, I also did not want the furnishings or anything else to overpower what nature was providing. I continued the use of wood molding details and coffered ceiling designs in the formal dining room and included a sparkling chandelier to provide another unexpected bling element to plays against the elegant simplicity of the design.”

To create a sense of intimacy in the dining room’s elegant setting, Maskell used a square dining table with an espresso base and a glass top. The dining chairs are finished in a neutral textured fabric with nail head trim. The repeated use of indirect lighting in the coffered ceiling brings warmth and softness to the space. On the dining room’s back wall, white wood molding details create settings for colorful art pieces framed in silver wood frames.

The rich tones of the wine niche are repeated in the double island kitchen. Maskell completely removed the existing cabinetry and replaced it with espresso finished cabinets with polished nickel hardware that includes glass facets. An outer island offers a counter height bar with black-framed barstools that feature soft, greyish-green brushed chenille seats. The countertops throughout the kitchen are neutral quartz with embedded sparkles. Soft aqua horizontal brick-pattern glass tile is used to create a backsplash over the cook-top that matches a band detail on the front of the outer island bar.

Maskell deviates slightly from her neutral tone approach in the family room where she introduces shades of green in an area rug that includes a taupe leaf pattern and in the top of a cocktail ottoman that has an espresso wood frame. Matching leather recliners are presented in a dark taupe and play against a softer taupe textural sofa with rolled arms. The home’s study has all custom wood built-ins with a dark espresso finish that works with the neutral polished stone flooring to convey an exceptionally clean look.

Darker wood tones are also found in the master bedroom’s hand-scraped hardwood flooring, a wave-pattern headboard and footboard that provides dimensional interest, and cabinet-style nightstands that feature square polished nickel pulls. Matching swivel armchairs finished with textural fabric and soft blue-grey accent pillows are set in front of a window overlooking Tavira’s signature view. A series of framed square mirrors, a soft blue-green area rug, a coffered ceiling with recessed lighting and wood trim details complete the room’s inviting look.

The polished stone flooring found throughout the home is also used in the master bath, both on the floor and on the deck surrounding an oval shaped tub that is topped by a large picture window that floods the room with natural light. Maskell completely reinvented this master bath and introduced beautifully designed espresso vanities with tower cabinets and mirror-mounted polished nickel sconces with glass droplets that are also found on a perfectly proportioned chandelier.

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 vogueinteriors.com.

Significant life changes such as the passing of a partner or the dissolution of a relationship can alter all that is known and comfortable for a person from any walk of life. Those same changes, however, can also present opportunities for reinvention, including the creation of new interior designs that reflect the individual’s new lifestyle. In addition to resulting in a new, up-to-date living space, getting fully engaged in the design process can generate that new sense of creative energy that is often important when beginning anew.

A remodeling project undertaken by Vogue Interiors’ Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID at a residence in Shadow Wood at The Brooks is an example of how creating a new interior can in many ways contribute to personal rejuvenation. The one-story home is 3,021 square feet under air with four bedrooms, three baths, a study, a formal dining room, a great room and a large outdoor living area.

“This is the third home I’ve worked on with this client and she has become a very good friend of mine,” said Gebert. “Her husband passed away while we were developing the interior for a new home they were building. She realized she did not need that much space and bought the home we’re working on now. I’ve watched her really come into her own as we’ve worked on this remodeling project. She is selling her home in Michigan and will be moving here permanently. She plans on doing a lot of traveling and this residence will provide the ambiance and space that will suit her needs perfectly. This is a very extensive renovation project that is more about condensing her life into one house and she has very high end taste. We’re transforming a very heavy Tuscan look that is twelve years old into a transitional space with a fireplace and a completely remodeled master bath. The color palette will include a lot of marine blue with some green, orange and rust.”

Gebert’s color palette will play against dark espresso cabinetry and an espresso floor to ceiling wall treatment on a very long inset wall in the great room. An applied molding treatment above the cabinetry will frame a flat screen television that can be hidden behind touch-latch doors. A flush-mounted 54-inch Eco Smart fireplace will be installed within the wall treatment and serve as a focal point in the room. Glass-fronted cabinetry will serve a dry bar and wine cooler finished with a granite countertop with a mix of blues, greys, rust and ivory that conveys a pleasing sense of movement. Furnishings in the great room will include a squared-off sectional sofa with a beige nubby herringbone fabric, an oversized cocktail ottoman featuring an ivory leather perimeter and a center tray, a contemporary putty-toned leather recliner and a delicate arm chair with blue fabric. An off-white textured shag rug will be placed in front of the sofa against the great room’s porcelain tile flooring.

“My intention is to create a great room space that has a big wow factor,” said Gebert. “The dynamic wall treatment and fireplace will achieve that. The addition of the espresso cabinetry, the applied molding details and especially the fireplace represents a very significant change for this home. It’s a very fresh, up-to-date look that will have great appeal well into the future. We’ve kept everything very clean-lined and eliminated the curves in the great room space. The room opens to the outdoor living area so it’s important everything flows in a way that will extend the comfort level outside.”

Gebert is also making substantial changes in the kitchen. All of the soffits are being eliminated. New espresso cabinetry is being installed along with lighted cabinets with seeded glass fronts across the top of the wall. The island base will also have an espresso finish. The same blues, greys, rust and ivory granite used at the dry bar will be featured on the perimeter and island countertops. To avoid competing with the tones of the granite, Gebert has designed a backsplash with stainless steel metal tiles.

The light tones of the formal dining room will convey a dramatic, formal look that will be especially appealing at night. A beautiful dining table will feature antiques mirror accents embedded around the edge. Upholstered host and hostess chairs and side chairs with light wood frames will play against a tailored drapery treatment with inverted pleats. The draperies will break on the floor to reinforce the more formal feeling of the room. The walls will be finished with brown-bronze metallic grass cloth with a silver thread accent.

In the den, Gebert is installing new dark-toned hand=scraped hardwood flooring set on the diagonal. The flooring and a floor-to-ceiling ivory grass cloth wall covering will the client’s desk, chocolate brown and ivory zebra print rug and book cases.

The master bedroom features a mix of ivory, robbin’s egg blue and soft grey. The metallic grey faux suede upholstered bed plays against soft grey walls, ivory-toned carpeting and the tray ceiling’s soft blue finish. The look is complimented by espresso night stands with mirrored fronts.

“For my client, a total renovation of the master bath was a must,” said Gebert. “It’s the space in the home that is the most important to her and she’s very excited about creating a special retreat that is all her own. With that in mind, we’re totally gutting the master bath and removing the spa tub to provide her with more vanity space. The new flooring will be dark espresso porcelain tile that looks like wood that will match the coloring of the vanity cabinetry. Everything else will be done in ivory and grey tones. We’re using chrome and mirrored sconces that will be applied to the vanity mirrors. The mirrors will be framed out with a glass tile that is silver metallic, ivory and grey. There will be a walk-in shower and she’s choosing not to include a tub as there is a tub in one of the guest bedrooms. The shower will have very light porcelain tile that looks like stone with two twelve-inch vertical stripes of glass accent tiles that will extend from floor to ceiling. It’s a look that will play beautifully against the espresso floor and cabinetry. She’s all about a grand, fine look that you normally would not find in a home of this stature and the master bath will certainly reflect that. We’ve managed the costs of the project with her desire to travel in mind and developed a strategy that provides significant memory points in specific areas of the home that are especially important to her.”

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 vogueinteriors.com.

As residences in some of Southwest Florida’s well established communities continue to age, outdated technologies and design styles can diminish the luster of spaces that at the time of construction represented all that was chic and beautiful. For some homeowners, the beautiful residences they purchased 20-something years ago have gone untouched. While a certain amount of resistance to change and a sense of comfort with the familiar is understandable, the “state-of-the-art” of home technologies, appliances and design styles has evolved considerably over the past two decades. Energy (and dollar) saving heating, air conditioning and plumbing systems, new audio-visual and lighting technologies, new cooking and food storage methods and fresh, clean-lined interior designs that eschew the sometimes heavy looks of the past are making homes less expensive to operate, more comfortable and more enjoyable.

“Our firm takes on extensive remodeling projects as well as renovations to smaller spaces,” said Donna Overly, ASID, founder of Vogue Interiors in Bonita Springs. “No matter how large or small the home might be, we obviously want to create a great design that compliments the homeowner’s lifestyle. There’s another aspect to remodeling, though. The process provides the owner an opportunity to take full advantage of the latest, most up-to-date technologies and materials to reinvent their living space in ways that will lower their month-to-month costs, enhance their personal comfort and enjoyment, and, in some cases, make their homes healthier through the use of green materials that are free of potentially harmful volatile organic compounds. Owners who have not updated their homes in the past seven years or more would be amazed by the advances in home technologies and materials and by the degree to which design styles have evolved.”

Overly and Vogue President/Owner Debbie DeMaria, ASID, I.D.S. have been retained by the owner of a condominium in Bonita Bay’s Wedgewood neighborhood to design and execute a total remodeling project. Ironically, DeMaria created the home’s original design when it was built more than 20 years ago. Since then, the residence has remained the same.

“The residence is 2,036 square feet with three bedrooms, two baths, a nicely sized great room and an open kitchen with a breakfast bar,” said Overly. “The existing finishes are very much what was in style 20-some years ago. Initially, the project involved just remodeling the kitchen. As the owner realized what could be done, it evolved into a total remodel. Our intention is to completely update the home with a clean transitional design style.”

The updating will start with removing the original eight-inch square tile in the entryway, kitchen, hallway and bathrooms and replacing it with 18-inch rectified porcelain flooring with a natural stone tone. The straight cuts of the new rectified tile will allow it to be laid closely together and keep the grout lines very narrow to enhance the stone-like look. New lagoon colored cut pile carpeting will be introduced in the great room and each of the three bedrooms. The majority of the walls will be painted in a soft white tone to brighten the space. New furnishings will provide a visually pleasing mix in keeping with the transitional design style.

In the kitchen, Vogue will remove the existing drop ceiling and fluorescent lighting fixture. A new coffered ceiling with a six-inch plenum and architectural LED cove lighting will increase the volume of the space while giving the kitchen an up-to-date look. A decorative lighting fixture will be placed in the center of the coffer. New, energy efficient, stainless steel appliances, including a new microwave, an induction cooktop, a convection oven and a refrigerator, will provide the owner with a state-of-the-art kitchen. Creamy, off-white cabinetry with a chocolate glaze will play against lagoon and dark green exotic granite countertops and the room’s fresh, off-white walls. Four new counter height barstools will be positioned at the breakfast bar. The iron barstools will have a weathered sandstone finish, sage-toned leather seats and open backs with a scroll design.

A new transitional, three-piece sectional sofa in a solid sea-green woven textured fabric will be the centerpiece in the great room. Contrasting throw pillows will feature lagoon and plum tones. The owner’s antique swivel rocker will be recovered in an off-white chenille fabric. The seating will face the television wall and be grouped around a glass-topped cocktail table with a sculptured base splayed in a tree branch fashion. Behind the sectional sofa, Vogue is introducing a four-drawer console table with shaped iron legs, a specialty blonde driftwood finish and two open bottom shelves. Contemporary suspended track lighting in a serpentine pattern and pendant fixtures will be used to illuminate artwork and the seating and bar areas.

Furnishings in the master bedroom will include a light driftwood finished king bed with a slight sleigh on the headboard. A dresser with scalloped shaped drawer fronts, decorative pulls and a travertine stone contrasting top will be finished in a medium fruitwood tone to match the nightstands and mirror frame. A counter-height swivel counter stool with a sage and cream pattern fabric with wood legs and a bisque finish will bring a fresh note to the master bath.

“A well-designed room should please the eye and stimulate the mind, as well as welcome and excite you,” said Overly. “Remodeling can bring fresh visual appeal and excitement to a home no matter how old, large or small it might be. In this particular residence, we’ll establish the new look with a three-drawer chest in the foyer that will have a washed and distressed grey finish and a beige scroll design on the front. The appeal of the piece and the fresh new wall color and flooring will leave the eye wanting to see more. When the project is finished, the owner will have a much more efficient home, a home that is updated and consistent with current design styles, and a home that has re-established its value within one of the area’s most prestigious and desirable communities.”

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 vogueinteriors.com.

For residents and visitors alike, the Isles of Capri in south Collier County holds an allure all its own. From the romance inherent to its name, to the sheer natural beauty of the four mangrove islands nestled between Johnson Bay, Tarpon Bay, the Marco River and the Gulf of Mexico, the Isles of Capri is an idyllic place that offers the possibility of living a lifestyle that is all about relaxation and connecting with the expansive waters that extend to the horizon.

For the purchasers of a beautiful existing home at the confluence of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, the appeal of the Isles of Capri lifestyle was readily apparent. After moving into the residence that was originally designed by WHL Architects & Associates on Marco Island, the owners decided the heaviness of the home’s Tuscan interior design style was inconsistent with the natural surroundings. While certain elements of the design were appealing, the home needed to be updated and refreshed in a way that better suited their penchant for enjoying a decidedly outdoor lifestyle and the location’s endless water views.

“When I first met with the owners, it was clear they wanted a fresh new look for their home that would soften the existing Tuscan influences,” said Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID of Vogue Interiors in Bonita Springs. “The challenge was to respect many of the elements already in place, including the beautiful custom Amish cabinetry and lightly glazed faux finished walls found throughout the home, while introducing a more clean-lined, transitional look that is better suited to their tastes. This type of re-design has become very prevalent as the market continues to shift away from the Tuscan and Mediterranean styles of the recent past in favor of something that is lighter and more up to date.”

The three-story Isles of Capri residence offers 5,000 square feet under air with four bedrooms and four baths and more than 3,500 square feet of outdoor living areas and balconies. The ground floor includes his and her garages, as well as a fully-furnished kitchen that opens to a large lanai with an impressive bar, grill and dining and seating areas. The heavily used space provides an ideal venue for entertaining, particularly after a day on the water sailing or fishing.

A spiral staircase and elevator provide access to a second floor great room with a soaring two-story ceiling that includes an elaborate detail that reflects the home’s strong Tuscan flavor. That flavor is also reflected in the adjacent kitchen’s long rectangular island that includes a heavily carved raised granite bar with a double ogee edge. The kitchen cabinetry, wet bar cabinetry and wine storage cabinets are finished in a glazed medium tone while the entertainment center that serves as the focal point in the great room is done in a darker tone.

“The lady of the house asked that we transform the very large great room into a cozy, engaging space,” said Gebert. “The room’s existing design included a lot of dark browns. At the same time, everything about this home is focused on the aquamarine water. The majority of the rooms have a water view and there are sliders opening to lanai spaces on every level. We’re creating a new color palette to introduce soft greenish-blues that celebrate the water while bringing a fresh feeling to the overall look. The cabinetry in the home is quite special. The original owners had them done by Amish carpenters who they imported to come down here and build everything in the home. We’re saving all of the cabinets. To offset the heavily carved look of the cabinetry and to create that cozy ambiance, we’re installing new furniture pieces that have a softer, cleaner look.”

Gebert has included a sofa in the great room that features a greenish-blue background and a very soft rust medallion pattern that will be accented by rust colored mohair pillows. Four swivel chairs with a solid greenish-blue woven textured fabric and nail head trim complete a seating group that surrounds a 54-inch square leather ottoman cocktail table and faces the entertainment center. Benches placed under a new sofa table will provide additional seating when needed. Rather than using an end table, Gebert has chosen to satisfy the owners’ love of bridge by positioning a small game table and a pair of small caramel colored leather game chairs adjacent to the seating area. Pocketing sliders open the great room to a lanai overlooking the water that offers seating for eight. The new furniture on the lanai repeats Gebert’s soft greenish-blue theme established in the great room.

The home’s formal dining room features a beamed ceiling with a faux treatment in the openings. Here, Gebert has freshened the look while maintaining the room’s formal ambiance. In addition to a new area rug and new draperies, she has re-covered the dining chairs in a paisley brocade fabric with coppers and greenish-blues that are consistent with the new tones found throughout the home.

Three of the home’s four bedrooms are also located on the second floor. Gebert is re-doing one of the bedrooms to serve as a guest bedroom and study. The room will be outfitted with a new desk and sofa bed and also feature a cherished old fashioned rocker that will be enlivened by a large velvet leopard print. The existing master bedroom furniture is being moved into another guest bedroom on the second floor that will be redone in a copper and aquamarine palette.

The third floor of the residence offers an expansive private hideaway for the owners. The home’s beautiful spiral staircase terminates at a spacious loft that overlooks the great room and provides a sitting area for television viewing. The loft is flanked by his and her office spaces. His office is outfitted with Amish cabinetry and includes an exterior balcony on the front of the home. Gebert is re-doing her office by adding built-in cabinetry and shelving that will coordinate with the room’s existing furnishings.

A hallway from the loft also overlooks the great room and leads to both a third floor covered lanai seating area and to the master suite. The master bedroom is being redone to include a fully upholstered bed that will be finished in a fanciful fabric with very light aquamarine tones. Gebert is bringing a soft, light, fresh feeling to the bedroom space by introducing sheer fabric draperies with embedded crystals that provide a pleasing measure of elegance without impeding the room’s beautiful water views.

“The owners of this home are very active people who continue to be engaged with their business interests,” said Gebert. “They entertain out-of-town guests on a regular basis and also enjoy many shared moments with their friends on the Isles of Capri. The redesign of this home provides a beautifully updated, fresh, clean-lined look that offers a soothing ambiance for both everyday living and entertaining.”

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 vogueinteriors.com.

For long established luxury auto dealers, bridging the generational gap between their more traditionally minded established clientele and the contemporary leanings of up and coming car buyers is an on-going challenge. To meet the challenge, dealers must create a showroom experience that not only resonates with older buyers, but also appeals to the more youthful audience that is critical to building immediate and long-term market share.

The Dimmitt Cadillac dealership in Clearwater has been serving the area since 1924, not only as a purveyor of luxury automobiles, but also as a responsible corporate citizen with a commitment to community service that includes hosting charity events and educational seminars. One of the reasons for Dimmitt’s nearly 90 years of success has been its ability to satisfy the expectations of repeat buyers while attracting new, younger buyers who ultimately become customers for life. When Richard Dimmitt retained Bonita Springs-based Vogue Interiors to create a new showroom environment, he was certain he did not want “a typical car showroom.” He wanted to create a showroom experience that would appeal to old and young alike.

“Our challenge was to create a design appealing to both markets while instilling a sense of feeling at home when entering the showroom,” said Vogue’s Janice Maskell, a State of Florida Licensed Interior Designer. “Richard Dimmitt is very community oriented and wants people to feel comfortable when they come into his dealership. We combined transitional and traditional elements to enhance the showroom experience across age lines. Soft taupes accented with aqua and soft greens work with youthful, clean-lined furniture pieces to provide an upscale hotel look rather than a showroom look. Traditional and contemporary art pieces add color. The clean lines bring a sense of youthful aliveness that is complimented by the use of more traditional sophisticated woods, the soft color palette, textured wall coverings and fabric patterns that give each area of the dealership its own identity. Overall, the design creates a very warm, inviting ambiance with just enough pizzazz to reassure younger customers.”

Maskell’s mix of sophisticated woods and colorful artwork is established in the reception area. A medium-toned wood wrapped soffit contrasts the dark stain of a beautiful desk made of exotic Sapele wood that features interesting vertical and horizontal grains and a granite countertop. A matching floor to ceiling wall behind the receptionist provides separation from a client lounge area while maintaining the openness of the design. A piece of contemporary artwork done in blues, greens and a bit of gold is mounted on the wall and makes a bold visual statement.

A stunning beamed ceiling treatment with horizontal tongue and groove inserts in the client lounge is stained to match the dark tones established in the reception area. The seating area is designed to provide clients with a space to relax and enjoy the experience. The space includes clean lined armchairs finished with plush fabric and an interesting aqua-taupe contemporary leaf design on the outside sides and back. The seating is grouped around a warm brown-toned coffee table and circular end tables and faces a built-in cabinet that has vertical cabinets with glass fronts on either side of a very large television. The combination of the warm, coordinated wood tones against the lighter taupe wall finish and the luxurious appeal of the armchairs conveys the feeling of being in a living room. Beautiful art pieces by American artists such as William Pachner, Malado Baldwin and Casey Gray are mounted on soft taupe and green fabric wall coverings that are framed by applied molding to create a niche effect. The fabric adds warmth and an additional textural element to the space. To maintain the design’s clean lines, Maskell chose to not add draperies or side panels to the room’s tall, mullioned windows.

In keeping with Richard Dimmitt’s commitment to client comfort, a cafe adjacent to the lounge provides another place for customers to relax. The cafe features a curved bar presented in espresso finished Sapele wood with contrasting linen Lumicor inserts and a taupe-toned quartz countertop. Three contemporary barstools with medium-brown toned frames and taupe-toned upholstered seats and backs offer seating while enjoying a beverage and conversation. A curved aqua glass tile bar backsplash adds pizzazz.

The transitional and traditional blend continues in the conference room where leopard-print chairs were added to an existing antique mahogany table. Textured grass-cloth wallpaper adds warmth against the television console’s high-gloss finish and cracked-glass inserts while complimenting the room’s existing light-toned wainscoting and wheel-shaped ceiling detail and chandelier. Maskell’s penchant for blending elements is also found in a seating area adjacent to the restrooms where two chairs with solid taupe-toned fabric inside and a more contemporary plush geometric design on the outside are placed in front of a wall featuring a colorful contemporary art piece.

Maskell has created the same inviting ambiance on the showroom floor where Dimmitt’s luxurious vehicles are displayed on an expansive marble inlay surrounded by taupe-toned carpeting. An existing domed ceiling detail is finished in a soft sky blue and hosts a chandelier used in Dimmitt’s original showroom that was reclaimed from a storage area to provide a connection to the dealership’s storied history. Comfortable, beautifully finished office spaces that are open to the display area line the perimeter.

“Dimmitt Cadillac’s nearly century-old commitment to community service is very important to Richard Dimmitt,” said Maskell. “He has continued the dealership’s tradition of hosting a variety of charity events and holding educational seminars that are of value to local residents. The new interior design not only provides a setting that appeals to both established and new clientele, but also offers a flowing, open space that is comfortable, visually appealing and perfectly suited to hosting a wide variety of events.”

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 vogueinteriors.com.

Satisfying the design style preferences of couples with divergent lifestyles poses a formidable challenge for even the best of interior designers. When a home’s architectural elements and pre-existing finishes also lean in a direction that is opposite from the homeowner’s desired end result, the designer’s challenge intensifies even further. Vogue Interiors’ Debbie DeMaria, ASID, I.D.S. and Leslie Gebert, ASID were faced with just such a challenge when designing the interior of the magnificent Casa Fiore estate residence at Quail West.

Built by McGarvey Custom Homes, the Casa Fiore was originally intended to be a clean-lined, contemporary model residence. By the time the owners purchased the home, construction was well underway and numerous exterior and interior architectural elements had been completed. A variety of finishes had also been installed, including the kitchen cabinetry. There was one big problem: the laid-back, retired, man of the house who enjoys casual gatherings and the corporate executive lady of the house who entertains high-level executives on a regular basis had agreed on a more traditional interior design approach. Vogue was engaged to satisfy the differing lifestyles and to bring a traditional feeling to a home that was by design more contemporary in nature.

“People don’t understand how hard it is and how challenging it is when you have to make it work,” said DeMaria. “Walking into a situation like that, you have to be a visionary. The Casa Fiore is a beautiful floor plan that is very open, yet cozy. It’s a home you can do a lot with. As a model residence, it would have been fabulous. We needed to transform the space into something conducive to both his relaxed, casual lifestyle and to her more formal, sophisticated approach to entertaining on a corporate executive level. At the same time, the traditional design tastes they share had to be satisfied. We achieved that by bringing a transitional style to the home through the types of fabrics and types of woods we used to allow them to entertain formally or informally while keeping everyone comfortable. It was an interesting, challenging project.”

The Casa Fiore residence encompasses a total of 7,863 square feet. The architectural design includes four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a study, formal living and dining rooms, an airy gourmet island kitchen, a spacious leisure room, an outdoor living area with an outdoor kitchen, pool, spa and fireplace and a five-car garage with a motor court. DeMaria and Gebert used a palette of reds, golds, creams, bronzes and rust colors softened by melon tones against a neutral pale cream background. Lightly textured Travertine marble flooring in the living areas matches the neutral background.

A foyer that is elegant in its simplicity establishes Vogue’s use of textures with coquina shell backgrounds framed by applied moldings that create a niche-like look and flank a grand piano. The foyer opens immediately to a formal living room where Vogue has created a wondrous contemporary floor to ceiling onyx fireplace wall treatment done in browns, off-white, bright white and a bit of gold, bronze, rust and red. The gas ribbon fireplace appears to burn chards of glass rather than logs. Layered linen draperies with embedded crystals frame floor to ceiling windows that soar to twenty feet. The sofa is done in a latte colored velvet that is complimented by side chairs finished in creamy linen. Matching arm chairs are positioned opposite the sofa. The seating surrounds a traditional octagon-shaped cocktail table with contemporary champagne-toned wood and glass finishes. A custom designed rectangular area rug with arched ends reflects the colors of the room. The look is completed by a multi-dimensional coffered ceiling with a metallic deep rusty-bronze finish and an elegant crystal and gold chandelier.

The living room’s coffered ceiling and chandelier are repeated in the dining room and play against original art pieces with champagne-toned frames. The room’s window treatments are coordinated with a highly colored, over-patterned area rug. A two-toned traditional dining table is surrounded by straight-lined chairs with fully upholstered textured fabric in a cream tone.

Remnants of the Casa Fiore’s original contemporary architectural design are found in the open kitchen’s tall, floating beam ceiling. A pergola with recessed lighting floats over both the work area and a squared-off diamond-shaped island that includes a sit-down eating area. The island’s warm walnut base contrasts the medium sage-toned maple perimeter cabinetry. Both the island and the perimeter feature granite countertops with red, gold and cream tones that are also found in the mosaic glass tile backsplash.

An red area rug and an arm chair and ottoman finished in a soft red fabric with gold piping brighten a family room that opens to the outdoors by way of remotely controlled pocketing sliders. The arm chair, a goldenrod sofa, and two red and gold patterned chenille swivel chairs are positioned around a traditional cocktail table with a light brown finish and a glass top. Neutral draperies are done in a sheer upper fabric contrasted by a heavier linen bottom panel that brings texture to the room.

The outdoor living area includes a covered lanai with an outdoor kitchen with teak cabinetry, gas fireplace, a television, a large raised bar and under-counter space that accommodates multiple kegs, a freezer, wine chiller and two ice makers. The bar accommodates eight barstools. To heighten the outdoor living experience, the lanai is equipped with pull down screens.

Vogue brought a warm, traditional feeling to the Casa Fiore’s study. A chair rail separates medium brown-toned wainscoting from a custom taupe colored diamond-studded linen wall covering. Medium-toned hand-scraped hardwood floors blend easily with the room’s custom built-in shelving, credenzas, cabinetry and floating executive desk. An oversized chair and ottoman are positioned in a sitting area adjacent to a gas fireplace.

The home’s exceptionally large master bedroom is a restful, soothing space that Vogue finished in neutral shades of gold and mocha accents and furnishings. An element of drama has been added with a tie-dye striped textured wall covering on the headboard wall done in shades of gold and subtle metallics. The headboard itself is chenille with a gold and mocha print that plays with a latte bench at the foot of the bed. The bed is framed by dark-toned nightstands that offer a note of contrast. A circular coffered ceiling hovers over a sitting area with matching textured silk armchairs and a circular ottoman. Ninety degree pocketing sliders open the bedroom to the outdoor living area and pool.

In the oversized master bath, espresso-toned his and her vanities with marble countertops are separated by a tub with a mosaic marble tile deck. Televisions have been installed to play in the in the vanity mirrors. A double walk-in marble shower is enclosed in glass and features a marble mosaic accent. The room is finished with an over-scaled wall covering done in a stencil texture with a medallion pattern in taupes, bronzes and creams.

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 vogueinteriors.com.

Bonita Springs-based Vogue Interiors announced it has completed the interior design of Wyman Stokes Builder, LLC’s Hibiscus model residence at Verandah. The 2,270 square feet under air great room home includes three bedrooms, three baths, a large study that can serve as additional sleeping space, an island kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a nicely sized dining area. Twenty-four feet long pocketing sliders open the great room to a 470 square feet covered lanai and a large deck and pool beyond. The fully-furnished Hibiscus residence is priced at $545,000. The Hibiscus base floor plan is priced at $384,000.

“My design intention was to provide a country feeling that is consistent with Verandah’s overall ambiance while creating a clean, Transitional Shaker design style,” said Vogue’s Janice Maskell, a State of Florida Licensed Interior Designer. “To accomplish that, the design includes lots of linear lines and minimal accessories. The color pallet includes soft taupe with aqua and green accents and fabrics. The light taupe walls have a bit of a green undertone. We used porcelain tile flooring set in a staggered linear pattern. Wyman Stokes has been building homes in Lee County for 25 years, including 108 homes in Verandah alone. Because they are a smaller builder, they take a very ‘hands-on’ approach to construction. The Hibiscus’ architectural design offered the possibility of creating an interior that is casually elegant and that’s what we’ve done.”

Maskell’s casual elegance is established in the foyer where a curio cabinet with a distressed finish, glass door fronts with an applied molding detail, a darker toned bead board back and lighted glass shelves is used to display a variety of collected items. A two-piece entertainment center in the great room has the same distressed finish that is complimented by louvered doors. The piece has a decidedly Florida look with country influences. Above the entertainment center, a wall-mounted television is flanked by applied molding details that frame marine themed art pieces with aqua frames. A Sisal area rug in the great room establishes Maskell’s use of natural elements, including organic fabrics and textures, throughout the home. The room’s double coffered ceiling is trimmed with an elegant crown molding detail painted in a soft taupe with a gloss finish. A furniture grouping that includes an inviting sectional sofa, matching side chairs in a light green fabric with taupe trim and a wood accent chair with colonial legs provides an open arrangement. The adjacent study is an ideal setting for a sofa or Murphy bed and offers an alternative area for television viewing.

Maskell has created a wine corking and bar area between the great room and kitchen that serves as an inviting entertainment area with glass storage. Shaker style cabinetry with bead board fronts and a fruitwood finish is topped by a granite countertop and wave pattern glass tile backsplash. Tall upper cabinets have glass fronts and shelves and frame a pair of open shelves. In the kitchen, the clean lined traditional Shaker perimeter cabinetry has a soft white finish that plays against a stainless steel Frigidaire appliance package and granite countertops. A stainless steel farmer’s sink faces a raised bar with two barstools. The island features a fruitwood toned base and granite countertop. A dining area situated between the kitchen and the covered lanai includes a fruitwood finished dining table and x-back chairs with soft white frames and green and aqua cotton fabric with a fretwork pattern that conveys a cottage-like feeling. A china cabinet with mullioned glass door fronts and lighted glass shelves is finished in the same soft white tone.

The home’s pocketing sliders open the great room and dining area to a magnificent covered lanai with a gas fireplace that is centered in a beautifully executed fruitwood finished built-in that continues the wood tone of the wine corking station and bar inside. A television is mounted above the fireplace on a fruitwood stained bead board wall that is framed by linear split-stone marble pillars. The stone is repeated in the fireplace surround. The built-in’s Shaker style cabinets have bead board fronts that are in keeping with the home’s elegant country motif and are topped by granite countertops. The living room-like lanai includes dining and sitting areas that combine with the indoor great room to provide an open venue that is ideal for entertaining.

The light taupe master bedroom has another double coffered ceiling with crown molding. A four- poster king sized iron bed includes a bedding ensemble in soft green with strawberry accents that match the tone of a chaise lounge that is trimmed with taupe piping. Aged linen finished night stands have fruitwood stained tops that continue Maskell’s warm wood tones. The same fruitwood finish is also found on the master bath’s his and her vanity that includes a granite countertop. Porcelain tile flooring continues up shower walls that feature an eye height small stone listello.

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 vogueinteriors.com.

Stock Development’s Quail West community has long been acknowledged for its elegant yet comfortable lifestyle. Breathtaking vistas, towering trees, emerald-green fairways and glistening lakes convey a sense of peace that belies the community’s proximity to Southwest Florida’s beaches, dining and shopping. The interior created by Vogue Interiors’ Debbie DeMaria, ASID, IDS and Leslie Gebert, ASID in Stock Homes’ Majorca Grande model is perfectly suited to Quail West’s retreat like ambiance. Their bright, clean-lined transitional design conveys an engaging, comfortable feeling that leaves visitors wanting to see more.

Situated in Quail West’s Newlands neighborhood that offers a collection of 3,000 to 5,000 square feet residences on estate-sized home sites priced from the high $600’s, the Majorca Grande is a 4,207 square feet four-bedroom plus study, four-and-a-half bath home that includes formal living and dining rooms, a wet bar, a gourmet island kitchen, a spacious breakfast area and family room, an outdoor living area with two covered lanais, an outdoor fireplace, a summer kitchen, pool and spa, and a three-car garage. The fully-furnished Majorca Grande is offered at $1,597,070 and base-priced at $894,990.

“Newlands is one of Quail West’s most prestigious neighborhoods and offers exceptional views,” said DeMaria. “Visitors entering the Majorca Grande are treated to unobstructed views of the pool, golf course and a lake. The view inspired us to create a soothing interior that will ensure the residents fully enjoy the beautiful setting. Our color palette includes corals, different shades of melons and apricots, and some gold as accents against bronzes and natural grasses. The primary background is ecru, a champagne-like color with beige and taupe influences. The palette has a comfortable feeling and plays well against the chiseled-edge marble flooring. We’ve created additional warmth with clean-lined furnishings that have rolled arms and curves rather than stark, straight line designs. The look invites people to enjoy a conversation in front of the living room fireplace while taking in the view.”

A metallic earthen stone inlay in the foyer’s marble floor sets the space off and offers a welcoming note. An arched niche wall with a large art piece and a coquina shell chandelier suspended from a coffered ceiling provide additional warmth. The foyer opens to a formal living room with a tall ceiling that includes a 3 x 3 coffer treatment with a golden-toned cork inlay. The same inlay is used in arched niches that frame a pre-cast fireplace. Vogue’s furniture mix includes a sofa with natural linen fabric accented by a shimmering pewter yarn and velvet-like side chairs with nail head accents. The patterns of a branch chandelier are reflected in the cocktail table’s antiqued mirror top. Pocketing sliders that showcase the home’s spectacular view are framed by salmon and gold drapery panels with beaded trim. Two arches separate the living room from a wet bar with a wine chiller, maple cabinetry with a walnut finish and a neutral granite countertop.

The dining room features a coffered ceiling with a natural cane grass inlay that is also found in a niche wall that showcases a circular pattern art mirror with distressed silver wood frames. The mirror is set above a console finished in crocodile-patterned deep-brown faux leather with pewter-toned pulls. Lamps with a circular pattern imitate the mirror’s design. A chandelier with mirror and tortoise inlays is suspended above a walnut veneer dining table surrounded by Greek-style cream-toned textured linen chairs with a fretwork detail.

A study off the living room features a coffered ceiling and medium-toned hardwood flooring. Vogue has included a floating partner’s desk with fluted legs and a marble top. A top in the same marble is set on espresso-toned cabinets that serve as a base for open glass shelving framed by espresso trim against a caramel-toned grass cloth background. A black, tan and grey skin rug and a pair of caramel-toned leather chairs with espresso frames complete the look.

The kitchen’s outer island is equipped with a stainless steel sink and a raised bar that hosts three cream-toned barstools. Maple cabinetry with a glazed walnut finish and granite countertops play against a pewter-colored metal tile backsplash that compliments GE Monogram series stainless steel appliances. A circular caramel-toned wood-topped table brings a comfortable feeling to the adjacent dinette and is surrounded by four chairs with natural linen upholstery and large nail head trim.

The Majorca Grande’s comfortable ambiance continues in the family room where Vogue has created a mix of teal blue, terracotta, orange, tangerine, cocoa and caramel tones. A niche wall with a terracotta finish hosts a basket weave media cabinet with a limed-wood finish and a stone top. The cabinet plays against a sofa with caramel herringbone fabric, a circular cocktail table with a stone top, and highly textured neutral arm chairs with studs that offer additional texture. The furnishings are grouped over a tangerine, cocoa and taupe spaghetti area rug.

Pocketing sliders open the family room to an outdoor living area with furnishings finished in bright blue and tangerine fabrics. A covered sitting area in front of a fireplace is adjacent to an outdoor kitchen equipped with a sink, grill, refrigerator, raised countertop bar and granite countertops. A dining area is included in a second covered space and faces a large deck, pool and spa that overlook golf course and water views.

Vogue has used one of the guest bedrooms as a lady’s den finished in pewter and yellow-gold evening dusk colors. Furnishings include a flip-top desk that can be used as a console or a writing desk and an étagère for displaying collected items. The room’s pewter-toned wallpaper is detailed with an off-white hourglass pattern and conveys a light, simple look. A bathroom also functions as the pool bath.

The master bedroom’s darker taupe, khaki, cream and bronze colors play against persimmon accents and espresso finished furniture pieces. Matching nightstands are detailed with mirrored drawer fronts with circular pulls. A faux reptile leather contemporary winged headboard and a chaise overlooking the outdoors continue Vogue’s use of curved lines. The master bath is finished with a pewter and caramel textured wallpaper that serves as a background for his and her espresso-toned vanities with an armoire cabinet, marble countertops and rectangular mirrors with glass tile surrounds. An oval tub has a marble deck that matches the floor covering. An arched entry leading to a double shower is mimicked by window treatments with arched corners.

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. Located at 24520 Production Circle in Bonita Springs, Vogue Interiors provides design services and model merchandising to residential and commercial clients in the United States and abroad. Visit Vogue Interiors online at vogueinteriors.com.

A Stock Development community, Quail West is located east of Interstate 75, one mile south of Bonita Beach Road. Take Exit 116 (Bonita Beach Road) east. Turn right on Bonita Grande Drive and proceed to the sales center. Call 239.592.1010. Visit Quail West online at www.QuailWest.com.

Executing captivating spaces for couples whose individual tastes are at opposite ends of the spectrum can present numerous challenges for even the most accomplished of interior designers. Whether a couple has been together for a relatively short period of time or has shared decades together, balancing his and her personal preferences can be akin to having a Yin-Yang conversation. The degree to which the designer is successful is a function of their ability to create an environment that fosters a positive, harmonious interaction between disparate elements.

Vogue Interiors’ design in a 3,800 square feet, three bedroom condominium at the Tavira high rise in Bonita Bay provides a strong example of how opposing individual tastes can be blended in a way that is both satisfying to the senses and extremely livable. Owned by Udo and Ingrid Petersen, a Canadian couple who have been together for 47 years, the residence offers Tavira’s signature views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The couple has traveled the world and shares a fascination with Africa. As Vogue quickly discovered, the shared taste ends there.

“Ingrid’s design tastes are decidedly traditional and she enjoys incorporating elements that have a bit of glitz,” said Vogue’s Janice Maskell, a State of Florida Licensed Interior Designer. “Udo’s tastes are very contemporary. The one common element was their love of African art and African themed collected items purchased during their travels. Their art collection also includes colorful, more contemporary works. I wanted to take their very special art pieces and incorporate them in a transitional design that is upbeat, clean-lined and warm while allowing the art to blend with their new furnishings. To allow both the traditional and the contemporary elements to work together, I chose to use a neutral color palette with taupes, a bit of black and splashes of red, citron and chartreuse. Much of the color in the home comes from the art pieces. The flooring is stone accented with washed-wood that has an organic feeling.”

Maskell establishes the wood flooring accent in the home’s elevator lobby where two original pieces of African art provide a prelude for the works presented inside the residence. The African theme is continued with two chairs finished with a zebra print. A distressed console with a medium brown mahogany finish is set against a rich pebble-textured wall treatment done in a metallic bronze. To bring that hint of glitz to the space, the coffered ceiling is finished in silver leaf with a gold glaze. A contemporary chandelier provides additional sparkle.

A double-door entry opens to a spacious foyer that offers Tavira’s hallmark “million dollar view.” Maskell presents additional African art pieces and reinforces the theme with an animal skin rug set over a washed-wood inlay. A traditional settee is positioned in a niche created specifically for the piece and plays against a console with a mirrored front. The foyer has a coffered ceiling with an espresso finish that matches custom designed pillars that announce the entry to the living room. Another sparkling contemporary chandelier completes the foyer’s engaging look.

The home’s original floor plan provided a large space typically used for a living room and dining area. Because the couple enjoys entertaining, Maskell chose to eliminate the dining area and make the entire space a venue for sunset gatherings and cocktail parties. Espresso finished applied molding wall details and crown molding match the tone of a uniquely angled fireplace mantle that includes a surround executed with a textured silver floor covering material.

“The entertainment area continues the mix of traditional and contemporary elements,” said Maskell. “Light taupe matching sofas have an organic texture accented by citron and chartreuse pillows. One of the sofas anchors a grouping with a contemporary oval-shaped espresso coffee table, a pair of side chairs with taupe finished frames and fabric with a metallic leather look, and more traditional scoop-seat benches that have an African feeling. A one-of-a-kind antiqued area rug has a faint pattern that picks up the citron color. The second sofa is in what was originally the dining area. It’s flanked by side chairs with a leopard print and faces a large wall-mounted television. An interesting cocktail table has a sliding tray with a mirrored top. The ends of the table are upholstered so the tray can be moved from side to side to reveal a foot rest.”

The home’s open kitchen is adjacent to the entertainment area. Nutmeg finished raised-panel cabinetry, black granite countertops, a large island set over a washed-wood floor inlay and a Wolfe appliance package combine to provide an inviting, highly functional space. Maskell brings a touch of glitter to the kitchen with a metallic bronze-toned glass tile backsplash. A peninsula countertop is equipped with a double stainless steel sink and three barstools.

Maskell has transformed what was intended to be a family room area into a dining room and sitting area overlooking a golf course. A circular all wood dining table hosts four upholstered chairs with a contemporary print featuring citron tones and a bit of silver sparkle. A free-standing velvet settee provides additional seating. The sitting area includes an espresso finished computer desk, espresso floating shelves and a pair of comfortable arm chairs done in a textured taupe fabric.

A vestibule with washed-wood flooring leads to the master suite’s double-door entry. The master bedroom incorporates a sitting area with a pair of light taupe, washable linen oversized chairs, a traditional espresso finished console with parchment linen doors and a large television. The bed’s soft green, silver sparkled upholstered headboard extends all the way to the ceiling to provide a “wow” factor. Glamorous linens are presented in a citron, chartreuse and taupe color scheme. Matching espresso chests with lighter toned burled wood door fronts and circular nickel pulls are used as nightstands. Large contemporary art pieces bring additional color to the space. In the master bath, the stone and washed-wood flooring and stone tub surround are accented by a grey and bronze chicklet inlay. Nutmeg finished vanities are topped by soft cream marble countertops. Contemporary sconces draped with silver beads provide a glitzy punctuation mark.

“The finished design maintains the character of the different furniture styles,” said Maskell. “One does not overwhelm the other. They blend together beautifully to create a setting where the vibrant colors of the art pieces fit very naturally and unify the finished look rather than dominating the space. The interaction of the various styles and colors creates a harmony that makes the home very engaging and comfortable.”

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 vogueinteriors.com.

Bonita Springs-based Vogue Interiors announced it has completed the interior design of Stock Construction’s Greenbriar II model residence in Lely Resort’s Lakoya neighborhood. The 2,949 square feet home includes three bedrooms, four baths, formal living and dining rooms, a study, an island kitchen and family room, a three-car garage, and an outdoor living area with a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and sitting and dining areas.

The Greenbriar II’s interior was designed and executed by Vogue’s Sheila Herrera, I.D.S. Her dramatic, sparkly design conveys a sophisticated, contemporary feeling. To lighten the look, Herrera utilized numerous reflective elements, including stainless steel, chrome, crystal, glass and mirrors, all of which play against a pale grey color palette with black, white, raspberry and plum accents. Off-white trim and porcelain tile flooring in the main living areas contribute to the home’s inviting ambiance.

“The design is modern and fresh with a nod to Old Hollywood glamour,” said Herrera. “My goal was to create something comfortable and practical without having to compromise style. The model has a classy, romantic feeling. Sleek, modern furnishings incorporate a variety of materials, such as chrome, glass, espresso wood and mother of pearl. Curved pieces covered in velvets and leathers create a soft, sexy look. Fur pillows and shag rugs provide soft textures. The reflective elements bring another dimension to the softer aspects of the design. Examples include the home’s crystal and chrome lighting fixtures, as well as small crystal details added to the draperies to bring a touch of elegance.”

The foyer’s floor to ceiling mirror, original silver, black and grey canvases, an espresso console with a glass top and a settee with animal print accent pillows establish Herrera’s engaging style. A crystal and chrome chandelier introduces the elegance and sophistication incorporated in the design.

A feature wall with faux stone columns, espresso accents, and a flush-mounted fireplace with a fiery bed of glass rather than wood logs provides a captivating memory point in the living room. Herrera’s use of reflective elements continues with a glass tile surround and a sunburst mirror set above the fireplace. A curved velvet sectional sofa with contemporary print and black eyelash pillows, a curved espresso-finished console table, a cocktail table executed in two circular sections over a shag rug and a circular end table are indicative of the soft, sexy character of the design.

Herrera finished the pale grey study with espresso-toned hardwood flooring. Furnishings include walnut-toned bookcases, a desk in the same finish with elements that continue her circular motif, a metallic pearl faux leather chair, and a grey, white and black animal hide area rug. Sheer gauze draperies compliment a faux leather cornice board that looks like ostrich skin.

The model’s formal dining room includes a niche wall with an aubergine faux finish. A Michael Weiss console with a two-tone espresso and putty finish and a chrome base is set in the niche. Six small mirrors in circular motif frames are set above the console and flanked by chrome and crystal sconces. A prominent chrome and crystal chandelier is suspended over an espresso dining table that seats six.

Herrera’s finishes in the kitchen reflect the design’s use of coordinated colors and sleek lines. Clean-lined cabinetry in a unique taupe shade accented by chrome hardware plays against granite countertops with grey, plum and black tones and a putty-colored glass tile backsplash. Plum-toned wallpaper in the kitchen and breakfast area continues the elegant color mix. A peninsula with a stainless steel sink includes a raised bar with three bar stools. The sink, a crystal and chrome chandelier, and a stainless steel appliance package blend seamlessly with the shimmer and sparkle elsewhere in the home.

In the grey-toned family room, Herrera utilizes a faux-finished drywall bump-out rather than a niche. The bump-out serves as a TV wall with an espresso shelf and espresso console. Furnishings include a grey sectional with faux Lazar leather back pillows and black, white and raspberry accent pillows, a circular cocktail table with an antiqued mirror top, a pair of raspberry ultra-suede ottomans, and an area rug in shades of grey with a burst of floral. A magazine rack that incorporates a combination of leather and chrome with a glass top serves as an end table. A second, cube-shaped end table has an espresso finish. Chrome lamps with black shades and a sparkling contemporary lamp provide lighting.

Herrera’s espresso-toned furnishings continue in the master bedroom. A dresser and the headboard include a black mother of pearl inlay and brushed silver hardware. White shaggy pillows, a black leather pillow with a zipper detail and a soft throw play against the room’s pale grey tones. Pendant chandeliers with crystal elements and white shades are suspended over the espresso nightstands. Gauzy grey window treatments with a ruffle detail and an off-white chenille “fainting couch” provide a bit of romance.

The living area’s porcelain tile is also used on the floor, tub deck and tub backsplash in the master bath. A mosaic glass tile listello on the backsplash is repeated in three bands on the shower wall. Espresso-toned vanities with crowned hardware are topped by metallic black granite countertops set against a black tile backsplash with silver and chrome banding. Mirror-mounted crystal and chrome sconces provide additional sparkle.

Silver wallpaper with a paprika detail and a pale grey vanity with a granite countertop and charcoal glass backsplash are featured in a powder bath that serves as a pool bath. Sliders open the living room to an outdoor living space where curved sofas with coral accents mimic the curved sofa inside. The pool and spa feature a unique metallic tile detail.

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 vogueinteriors.com.