Vogue Interior Design News

Vogue Interiors announced it has completed the design and execution of the interior of Harbourside Custom Homes’ San Michele model residence at Miromar Lakes. The open, 3,693 square feet floor plan includes a spacious great room, a formal dining room, a large island kitchen and breakfast nook, four bedrooms, four baths, a study, a flex room designed as the model’s second study, an outdoor living area with a covered lanai, fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and pool, and a two-car garage and a one-car garage.

Vogue Interiors’ Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID, and Sheila Herrera, I.D.S., created an interior design that incorporates contemporary elements in the San Michele’s open floor plan while taking full advantage of the indoor/outdoor lifestyle afforded by the home’s architectural style. Off-white stone flooring in the living areas includes hand-scraped driftwood colored wood insets and a delicate stone border that presents the design’s white, soft bluish-grey and taupe color palette.

A long, open foyer provides a see through view of the San Michele’s great room, outdoor living area and pool. The wood flooring insets mimic the foyer’s three rectangular ceiling details that are finished with a taupe contrast paint overlaid with a coat of pearlized metallic paint to provide additional visual interest. Columns on the left side of the foyer’s wide gallery hallway are scored about a third of the way down from the ceiling and define the entry to the formal dining room.

Gebert and Herrera used applied molding details to frame six mirrored panels of varying sizes that line the dining room’s one continuous wall. The wall treatment combines with the room’s four ceiling coffers that are set in a larger square coffer to establish an elegant ambiance. Each of the ceiling coffers is up-lit and finished with a soft, blue-green textured grass cloth with gold metallic touches. A contemporary silver and metallic gold Van Teal lighting fixture is suspended over a glass-topped rectangular dining table with a dark-toned base. The dining chairs’ linen and velvet upholstery offers a slight bit of contrast. On the gallery hallway wall opposite the dining room, a large art piece provides a mix of taupes, greys, greens, and golds. A greyish green toned tall buffet next to the art piece features a metallic silver interior and houses collectibles such as cut glass and colored glass while still functioning as a buffet cabinet.

Gebert and Herrera chose to include a strong textural element in the great room that is reflected in an upholstered linen sofa, a pair of bone-toned textural tweed side chairs, and a taupe and grey bench that sits opposite the chairs. The furnishings are grouped in front of a fireplace wall with a beautifully designed built-in treatment. The center of the wall features a recessed fireplace surrounded by graphite colored glass tile. The wall above the fireplace is finished with the same soft, blue-green textured grass cloth with gold metallic touches found in the dining room’s ceiling coffers. A television is mounted on the wall. On either side of the fireplace, Gebert has built out columns with bronzed mirrored wall sconces. Dark graphite base cabinetry and recessed areas with open shelving flank the built-out columns.

The great room flows into a spacious island kitchen with beautiful soft teal wall tones. Perimeter cabinets in white with a graphite glaze are complimented by a granite countertop and a full granite backsplash. A large counter height island features a graphite-toned base and a granite counter matching the perimeter. The formal dining room and kitchen are connected by a butler’s pantry with graphite-toned cabinetry, a granite countertop, a grey-green textured stone backsplash, two counter-height barstools, refrigerator, sink, and an icemaker. A walk-in pantry with five shelves offers plenty of storage space.

A breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen features a mitered-glass window overlooking the San Michele’s outdoor living area and pool. Gebert and Herrera created a neutral Roman shade window treatment with a blue-green braid. The breakfast nook’s circular glass-topped table is surrounded by four upholstered chairs.

The San Michele’s great room and master bedroom open to a long rectangular covered lanai that includes a beautiful ceiling detail and a floor to ceiling tiled wall with a recessed fireplace and a large screen television. Driftwood finished furnishings and grey-green rug combine to provide a comfortable conversation area in front of the fireplace. A second, square-shaped covered lanai includes a raised bar with a dark-toned base and granite countertop, an outdoor kitchen with matching cabinetry and countertops, a sink and grill, and a dining space with a driftwood toned table and chairs. The lanai ceilings are finished with a tongue-in-groove detail.

The San Michele’s primary “his” study is located at the rear of the home and features a palette of driftwood and soft blue-green tones. Here, Gebert and Herrera have created a floor to ceiling driftwood finished built-in that is centered on the wall. The room’s brownish grey toned hand scraped wood flooring is laid on the diagonal. A floating desk and upholstered desk chair present an interesting decorative look. Draperies with a brown background and a plaid blue-green sheer overlay combine with a corner table and chair and a contemporary area rug to complete the look.

Gebert and Herrera have transformed what was originally designed as a craft room into a secondary den. They have chosen to keep the space open and light. The desk includes a beige top and walnut legs that compliment a neutral sofa with beige and white zebra print pillows. A decorative rug finishes the space that is intended to serve as “her” study.

Gebert and Herrera continued their elegant design in the master suite where an inviting vestibule includes an attractive ceiling detail and a niche wall with an impressive art piece. The suite features a large walk-in closet with a custom designed closet system. The designers’ palette in the master bedroom includes cream with punches of grey and soft teal. The bed’s tall upholstered headboard and dusk skirt are presented in an ivory contrasted by a large pillow in a grey, blue-green, and ivory floral and Euro’s in a highly metallic blue-green fabric. While Gebert and Herrera have brought antiqued silver night stands and other reflective and metallic elements to the space, they have maintained the room’s soft, cozy feeling with a taupy, blue-green dresser and neutral satin draperies.

The San Michele’s master bath features cream-toned his and her vanities with a chocolate glaze topped by granite countertops. The vanities and a free standing tub play against the room’s neutral porcelain tile flooring and soft taupe wallpaper. A beautiful lighting fixture with crystals and a linen shade brings additional elegance to the space. The shower’s porcelain tile floors and walls are accented by a golden willow metallic glass tile.

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.

Vogue Interiors announced it has been selected to design and execute the interior of Stock Signature Homes’ Windsor model residence now under construction at Quail West. The Windsor model’s elegant, 4,155 square feet under air great room floor plan includes a formal dining area, a gourmet island kitchen and breakfast area, a study, three bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, an exercise room, a club room, an outdoor living area with a fireplace and summer kitchen, and two two-car garages.

Vogue’s Sheila Herrera, I.D.S. has created a serene, comfortable interior style to accentuate the Windsor’s architectural design that includes numerous ceiling details and applied moldings. Her exceptionally soft color palette will include pewter, pale grey, celery green, and off-white tones with celery green, apricot, silver and metallic accents. White porcelain tile with grey veining in the living areas will convey a Carrara marble look, while the weathered grey tones of the porcelain tile in the study will have a wood-like feeling.

Visitors to the Windsor will be greeted in a foyer flanked by niches with a beaded grass cloth wall covering in a soft celery tone. Each of the niches will feature impressive art pieces. The foyer provides a view through the great room’s pocketing sliders of the Windsor’s grand outdoor living area and pool. A feature wall in the great room will include two columns framing a wall-mounted television. Each of the columns will include sconce lighting fixtures. A wet bar will be situated to the right of the television wall. To the left, Herrera has created a low built-in with a pewter finish and a white granite top with flecks of grey. A shelf for displaying collectibles will be set on the wall above the built-in.

A white sofa with soft ribbed chenille fabric, contemporary tufting, an attractive channel back design detail, and large decorative pillows will provide a focal point in the great room’s conversation area. Other furnishings will include light white open-sided chairs, a chrome and glass cocktail table with a geometric pattern on the legs, one glass end table with a wood shelf in a washed grey finish, a second tiered end table in an ivory finish with chrome, and a beautiful textured shag area rug.

The dining room will showcase the Windsor’s extensive use of applied molding details. The walls above a chair rail will be finished in a dark charcoal grey while applied moldings will create contemporary wainscoting panels below the rail. A rectangular all-wood pedestal dining table will be finished in a cool grey with a metallic overlay and surrounded by chairs with pewter finished legs and grey-toned fabric. Herrera has selected a built-in with a cream finish and a light neutral granite to fill the room’s niche wall. A beautifully designed mirror will be hung above the built-in. Cream-toned silk draperies will complete the look.

Herrera will finish the kitchen’s large counter height island with a light grey base that will play against white perimeter cabinetry. Counter surfaces throughout the room will be white granite with specs of light celeries and greys. Clean-lined high-back barstools will line the island and be presented with a striping effect using cream vinyl and chrome. The kitchen will also include a walk-in pantry with a door finished to appear as an extension of the cabinetry.

The adjoining breakfast nook will be defined by a semi-circular window overlooking the outdoor living area. Herrera will furnish the space with a glass-topped pedestal table and chairs executed in an oatmeal linen fabric with chrome nail head trim and wooden legs with a smoked finish. A contemporary lighting fixture with wavy textured glass will be highlighted by a chrome band.

Herrera has designed the Windsor’s club room to convey a decidedly masculine feeling with numerous textures and details. The room will include a full wet bar with a granite countertop, dark-toned cabinetry, bar sink, and beverage refrigerator. A television will be hung above the bar. Closets with French doors painted in the trim color will flank the bar to provide a den-like feeling. A dark-toned, wood-like tile floor and a coffered ceiling with a velour-like smoky grey wall covering detail will contribute to the masculine feeling of the space. Matching oversized contemporary wing chairs with a pinstripe pattern will flank a console presented in a charcoal, weathered wood look. Additional seating will be provided by a light grey sofa with hide pillows.

A beautiful custom built-in will bring both elegance and functionality to the study. Lower closed filing cabinetry will be finished in a cream tone with a grey top, while the built-in two-toned desk will feature a cream top and silver metallic legs. Open bookcases will be set above the lower cabinetry. The desk chair will be in a washed driftwood with a medallion pattern. An accent chair will present a wavy pattern also reflected in a cornice board that will include side panels with a silver metallic fabric.

Just off the hallway leading to the master suite, the Windsor’s exercise room will offer a full complement of workout equipment, including a stationary bike, an elliptical machine, free weights, an exercise ball, a yoga mat, jump rope, a bench to sit on, and mirrored walls. Herrera will cover the walls with a faux leather and use a tight, low nap Berber carpeting with soft cushioning on the floor. Double doors will open the space to the outdoor living area.

Herrera has created an exquisite contemporary upholstered bed with grey metallic tufted linen fabric and crystal Swarovski nail head details in a diamond pattern for the master bedroom. Matching night stands with mirrored-front drawers and a dresser will be presented in a cream finish. An elegant sunburst mirror will be set above the dresser. Matching pearlescent faux leather chairs with chrome arms and legs will flank a metallic-silver table in the sitting area.
The master bath will feature light, two-toned greyish-taupe and white porcelain tile flooring, a free-standing tub, contemporary mirrors, and sconce lighting. The vanity cabinetry will be finished in a light cream tone with light creamy granite countertops and chrome fixtures. Tile designs with reflective metallic and silver materials will be presented in the shower.

The Windsor’s expansive outdoor living area will reflect Stock’s penchant for creating inviting outdoor spaces. Herrera has chosen swivel lounge chairs and a sofa for the conversation area in front of a fireplace that will have contemporary woven frames in a pale driftwood color and light sail cloth fabric with apricot and celery accent pillows. The fireplace wall will be presented in an alternating horizontal pattern of textured cream chiseled stone and smooth stone. The outdoor kitchen’s backsplash will present a similar pattern and complement a chiseled stone detail on the back wall. The kitchen will include an L-shaped counter-height island with a granite counter surface and barstools in a weathered grey metal.

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.

Vogue Interiors announced it has completed the design and execution of the interior design for Harbourside Custom Homes’ San Michele furnished model residence at Miromar Lakes. The open, 3,693 square feet floor plan includes a spacious great room, a formal dining room, a large island kitchen and breakfast nook, four bedrooms, four baths, a study, a flex room that has been designed as the model’s second study, an outdoor living area with a covered lanai, fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and pool, and a two-car garage and a one-car garage.

Vogue Interiors’ Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID, and Sheila Herrera, I.D.S., created an interior design that incorporates contemporary elements throughout the San Michele’s open floor plan while taking full advantage of the indoor/outdoor lifestyle afforded by the home’s architectural style. Off-white stone flooring in the living areas is finished with hand-scraped driftwood colored wood insets and a delicate stone border that presents the design’s white, soft bluish-grey, and taupe color palette.

A long, open foyer provides a see-through view of the San Michele’s great room, outdoor living area and pool. The wood flooring insets mimic the foyer’s three rectangular ceiling details that are finished with a taupe contrast paint overlaid with a coat of pearlized metallic paint to provide additional visual interest. Columns on the left side of the foyer’s wide gallery hallway are scored about a third of the way down from the ceiling and define the entry to the formal dining room.

Gebert and Herrera used applied molding details to frame six mirrored panels of varying sizes that line the dining room’s one continuous wall. The wall treatment works in combination with the room’s four ceiling coffers that are set in a larger square coffer to establish an elegant ambiance. Each of the ceiling coffers is up-lit and finished with a soft, blue-green textured grass cloth with gold metallic touches. A contemporary silver and metallic gold Van Teal lighting fixture is suspended over a glass-topped rectangular dining table with a dark-toned base. The dining chairs’ linen and velvet upholstery offers a slight bit of contrast. On the gallery hallway wall opposite the dining room, a large art piece provides a mix of taupes, greys, greens, and golds. A greyish green toned tall buffet next to the art piece features a metallic silver interior and houses collectibles, such as cut glass and colored glass, while still functioning as a buffet cabinet.

Gebert and Herrera decision to include a strong textural element in the great room is reflected in an upholstered linen sofa, a pair of bone-toned textural tweed side chairs, and a taupe and grey bench that sits opposite the chairs. The furnishings are grouped in front of a fireplace wall with a beautifully designed built-in treatment. The center of the wall features a recessed fireplace surrounded by graphite colored glass tile. The wall above the fireplace is finished with the same soft, blue-green textured grass cloth with gold metallic touches found in the dining room’s ceiling coffers. A television is mounted on the wall. On either side of the fireplace, Gebert has built out columns with bronzed mirrored wall sconces. Dark graphite base cabinetry and recessed areas with open shelving flank the built-out columns.

The great room flows into a spacious island kitchen with beautiful soft teal wall tones. Perimeter cabinets in white with a graphite glaze are complimented by a granite countertop and a full granite backsplash. A large counter height island features a graphite-toned base and a granite counter matching the perimeter. The formal dining room and kitchen are connected by a butler’s pantry with graphite-toned cabinetry, a granite countertop, a grey-green textured stone backsplash, two counter-height barstools, refrigerator, sink, and an icemaker. A walk-in pantry with five shelves offers plenty of storage space.

A breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen features a mitered-glass window overlooking the San Michele’s outdoor living area and pool. Gebert and Herrera created a neutral Roman shade window treatment with a blue-green braid. The breakfast nook’s circular glass-topped table is surrounded by four upholstered chairs.

The San Michele’s great room and master bedroom open to a long rectangular covered lanai that includes a beautiful ceiling detail and a floor to ceiling tiled wall with a recessed fireplace and a large screen television. Driftwood finished furnishings and grey-green rug combine to provide a comfortable conversation area in front of the fireplace. A second, square-shaped covered lanai includes a raised bar with a dark-toned base and granite countertop, an outdoor kitchen with matching cabinetry and countertops, a sink and grill, and a dining space with a driftwood toned table and chairs. The lanai ceilings are finished with a tongue-in-groove detail.

The San Michele’s primary “his” study is located at the rear of the home and features a palette of driftwood and soft blue-green tones. Here, Gebert and Herrera have created a floor to ceiling driftwood finished built-in that is centered on the wall. The room’s brownish grey toned hand scraped wood flooring is laid on the diagonal. A floating desk and upholstered desk chair present an interesting decorative look. Draperies with a brown background and a plaid blue-green sheer overlay combine with a corner table and chair and a contemporary area rug to complete the look.

Gebert and Herrera have transformed what was originally designed as a craft room into a secondary den. They have kept the space open and light. The desk includes a beige top and walnut legs that compliment a neutral sofa with beige and white zebra print pillows. A decorative rug completes the space that is intended to serve as “her” study.

Gebert and Herrera continued their elegant design in the master suite where an inviting vestibule features an attractive ceiling detail and a niche wall with an impressive art piece. The suite includes a large walk-in closet with a custom designed closet system. The designers’ palette in the master bedroom showcases cream with punches of grey and soft teal. The bed’s tall upholstered headboard and dusk skirt is presented in an ivory contrasted by a large pillow in a grey, blue-green, and ivory floral, and Euro’s in a highly metallic blue-green fabric. While Gebert and Herrera have brought antiqued silver night stands and other reflective and metallic elements to the space, they have maintained the room’s soft, cozy feeling with a taupy, blue-green dresser and neutral satin draperies.

The San Michele’s master bath features cream-toned his and her vanities with a chocolate glaze topped by granite countertops. The vanities and a free standing tub play against the room’s neutral porcelain tile flooring and soft taupe wallpaper. A beautiful lighting fixture with crystals and a linen shade brings additional elegance to the space. The shower’s porcelain tile floors and walls are accented by a golden willow metallic glass tile.

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.

Barefoot Beach has long been acknowledged not only as one of Southwest Florida’s most preferred beachfront communities, but also as one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. For those who crave the azure waters of the Gulf, sub-tropical breezes with a hint of salt, and picture postcard sunsets, there are few places in the world better than this exquisite stretch of sugar white sand on Little Hickory Island in the northernmost vestiges of Collier County.

The magnetic appeal of the Barefoot Beach lifestyle was irresistible for a couple from Pittsburg who eschewed the fairway views of their Southwest Florida golf community and purchased a 23-year old penthouse condominium on the beach. The 3,500 square feet, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath residence was built in 1991. The owners’ first order of business was to completely update the residence and transform it into a grand penthouse overlooking their beloved Gulf. To design and execute the transformation, the couple retained Vogue Interiors’ Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID.

“As is often the case with older beachfront residences, this was a very challenging remodeling project,” said Gebert. “While the existing architectural style certainly reflected the state-of-the art designs from over 20 years ago, it did not provide the flowing, open ambiance that today’s homebuyers prefer. Our challenge was to open the space up without making structural changes or raising the ceiling height, to make the home wheelchair accessible, and to make it lighter and brighter. By working with Kathy Guyitt of Golden Remodeling, Inc., we were able to remove the non-structural columns that defined the entry to a screened lanai, enclose the lanai space, and incorporate it into the home’s living area. Having that additional space allowed us to expand the useable square footage of the interior and to repurpose other areas of the original floor plan.”

The impact of Gebert’s fresh, transitional design is apparent immediately upon entry to the home’s foyer that features a stunning coffered ceiling detail finished in a combination of pearlized soft cream, brown, and bronze tones. From the foyer, the eye is drawn across an elegantly furnished great room to a wall of floor to ceiling windows that provide a spectacular Gulf view. An engaging color palette includes neutral tones mixed with brown, gold and espresso tones mixed with pops of mirrored and metallic finishes. The original porcelain tile flooring has been replaced by a medium warm brown bamboo set on the diagonal to expand the space. That look conveys a casual elegance with numerous reflective surfaces that are in keeping with current design styles.

In keeping with the owners’ penchant for entertaining, Gebert completely renovated the home’s kitchen and island bar. Working around the building’s structural columns, she redesigned the island and perimeter work areas to incorporate light caramel toned cabinetry with chocolate glazing, Persa Gold granite countertops, and a cooktop with a glass surface, a microwave drawer, double oven, and side-by-side refrigerator-freezer. A farmer’s sink centered on the expansive island offers a captivating view of the Gulf. Four barstools line the island and encourage guests to share lighthearted interactions with the home’s host and hostess. Vertical structural beams on either end of the island have been encased to provide an elegant framed view of the kitchen. To satisfy the owners’ penchant for outdoor cooking, Gebert has included a Jenn-Air counter-mounted grill. The beautifully finished kitchen space includes a coffered ceiling detail with crown molding.

A long buffet framed by custom designed bookcases provides a transitional element between the kitchen and a reading area that previously functioned as a dining space. The new reading area includes an oversized chair and ottoman in a soft cream and golden taupe nubby woven fabric.

Gebert totally transformed the home’s great room by introducing new furnishings, a contemporary biofuel fireplace, a dry bar with a wine chiller and overhead wine racks, and an entertainment wall with a mica wall covering. The completely open space now has a panoramic water view and features a sofa in a soft, creamy herringbone pattern with metallic calf-skin decorative pillows. A reflective sofa table provides an appealing accent. Metallic leather recliners face an entertainment wall that includes a recessed area that hosts a large television, the fireplace, and the mica wall treatment. A large dark espresso cocktail table centers the space. The table includes spaces for storing bolsters that provide additional seating, as well as shelves for reading materials. The dry bar is finished with espresso-toned cabinetry that includes seeded glass fronts with an x-mullion detail. The great room’s area rug includes a high/low leaf pattern and the brown and taupe tones that served as the inspiration for the overall interior design.

Gebert and Golden Remodeling, Inc. undertook three engineering studies to gain the necessary approvals to remove the non-structural columns that defined the home’s original lanai and to incorporate the former lanai space in the new interior. Gebert used the additional air conditioned square footage to create an area with side by side chaises in front of a tall slider overlooking the Gulf and a formal dining area that offers a spectacular western view. The dining area includes a long table with espresso, saddle stitched, u-shaped pedestals and espresso framed chairs with a light cream metallic vinyl fabric. The vinyl fabric is especially useful when the owners are entertaining their young grandchildren. The dining table has been designed with hinges that allow the table space to be expanded or contracted as needed.

An elegant double French door opens to a master suite and study that offer a spectacular Gulf view. The study continues the bamboo flooring found in the living areas and includes a decorative desk with iron edge details. A commercial credenza, a chair from the home’s original interior design, and a leather recliner that offers a comfortable place for reading or taking in the view contribute to the study’s engaging ambiance.

The master bedroom has a more formal feeling and includes a palette that breaks away from the neutrals found elsewhere in the home and incorporates the blue tones of the Gulf, soft golds, espresso finishes, and silk plaid fabrics with gold accents. A custom designed soft beige velvet headboard plays against night stands with espresso frames and antiqued mirror fronts. A custom media cabinet houses components that serve both the great room and the master bedroom and features a mix of espresso and fruitwood finishes.

The new master bath reflects what is arguably the most dramatic transformation effected by Gebert’s new design. The relatively small space now includes light caramel toned cabinetry with chocolate glazing, glass and stone tile framed mirrors, his and her sinks, a fully enclosed steam shower, and an enlarged water closet with wheelchair access. The room’s Travertine flooring includes glass and stone tile accents that are carried into a Listello in the roll-in shower. The shower includes a glass enclosure and a Colonial Gold granite bench seat.

Gebert has also brought her unique sense of style into the home’s powder room. A bronze glass vessel sink, bronze plumbing fixtures, a decorative glass vanity cabinet with a granite top, and a diminutive storage chest with a decorative metallic front combine to create a look that offers astonishing visual appeal in a relatively small space.

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.

Vogue Interiors announced it has been selected to design and execute the interior of Stock Signature Homes’ 4,155 square feet, three or four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath Windsor model residence at Treviso Bay. The Windsor’s flowing great room floor plan includes a formal dining room, study, a large gourmet island kitchen, an exercise room, an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, fireplace, pool, and spa, a spacious master suite, and two two-car garages. Vogue’s Sheila Herrera, I.D.S. will be bringing a clean-lined look to the home with Asian influences. Because she has chosen to transform a bedroom off the outdoor kitchen into a club room, the model will live as a three-bedroom residence.

“The inspiration for this design came from oriental fabric selections available in Vogue’s Design Center,” said Herrera. “The color palette will include pale taupe backgrounds with plum, chartreuse, silver metallic, and aged mirror accents that will play against rich cappuccino and espresso wood tones. The flooring in the living areas will be light taupe porcelain tile with a modeled look. We’ll be using wood flooring in the study.”

Herrera is incorporating numerous ceiling details in her design, including a hexagonal coffer with an X detail and a metallic faux finish in the great room. Furnishings in the great room will include a very light, creamy taupe sofa, two side chairs with solid taupe fabric, a pair of benches with plum fabric that has a key design and frames with a silver metallic finish, a low, a straight-lined cocktail table with an antiqued mirror finish, clean-lined end tables, and an oriental sofa table with a dark finish. A sculpted area rug will have plum tones and include silk elements. Herrera has created a dark-toned built-in for the great room’s entertainment wall that will include flanking columns with sconces, glass shelving for displaying collectibles and blown-glass accessories, and a center console that will be set beneath the wall-mounted television. Lower cabinetry in each section of the wall unit will provide space for equipment storage. The back wall of the entertainment center will be finished with a metallic taupe and silver grass cloth that reflects the ceiling’s faux finished coffers.

Herrera will mix the cabinetry finishes in the Windsor’s kitchen with a counter height dark chocolate island base to compliment the great room’s entertainment center and a taupe tone on the perimeter. A 6” x 6” metallic pewter backsplash will line the entire perimeter and play against the room’s light granite countertops. The adjacent dinette will feature a cornice board that will wrap around a curved window and join a circular glass-topped table overlooking the outdoor living area.

The formal dining room will feature a large mirrored circular table with a silver metallic base. Six chairs with dark wood legs and a light, off-white oatmeal two-toned fabric with silver accent threads will contrast nicely with a dark toned built-in. The furniture pieces and built-in will play against sparkling faux finished walls. Another eye-catching ceiling detail will reflect the look established in the great room and include a scalloped effect at the corners.

A taupe Lambrequin cornice board at the window in the study will bring an Asian influence to the space. Dark taupe wood flooring will play against a lighter taupe, custom designed built-in. The room’s desk will have a medium toned wooden top and metal accents on the legs. A contemporized wing chair will serve as the desk chair. The study’s furnishings will also include an accent chair with a chocolate and taupe zebra pattern.

The Windsor’s fully-equipped exercise room will include an elliptical machine, recumbent bike, free weights, a yoga mat, jump rope, and a stability ball. The space will include a low pile carpet and open to the outdoor living area where the residents can enjoy a swim after their workout.

French doors will open to a comfortable club room situated off the outdoor kitchen. The space will include a floating dry bar as well as a wet bar with cabinetry and glass and beverage storage. Herrera will compliment the room’s coffered ceiling with a high molding detail and a band of plum-toned leather wallpaper with an embossed animal print that contrasts the lighter taupe walls. Furnishings will include a poker table with four caster chairs, two occasional chairs, and a television mounted above the bar.

In keeping with Naples’ hallmark outdoor lifestyle, Herrera has created an appealing outdoor living area that includes a marble deck, a summer kitchen, a fireplace, a cozy sitting area, and a pool and spa with iridescent waterline tiles. The kitchen will feature a beautiful wraparound counter height bar with a granite countertop and espresso-toned cabinetry.

The Windsor’s master suite will provide a spacious, comfortable retreat. A double door entry will open to a vestibule with an arched niche wall and a hallway leading to a bedroom with double French doors opening to the outdoor living area. A large sitting area will offer a view to the rear of the home. The bed’s headboard will be contoured to a mirror with a frame matching the headboard’s light taupe velvet upholstery. This unique look will be contrasted by an espresso finished dresser and mirrored nightstands with a silver finish. The frames of two contemporized wing chairs will also have an espresso finish. Herrera will complete the look with a large silver framed oriental mirror that will stand on the floor.

Rich, dark-toned his and her vanities will be featured in the master bath and play against creamy granite countertops with plum speckles. Silver lighting fixtures will compliment the bath’s silver metallic wallpaper and light neutral porcelain tile flooring. Highly reflective plum toned glass tiles with silver specs will provide an accent at the tub deck and on the shower walls.

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.

Vogue Interiors announced it has completed the design and execution of the interior of Stock Signature Homes’ 3,525 square feet under air Ponte Vedra Grande model residence in TwinEagles. The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath floor plan includes formal living and dining rooms, a study, a large family room and gourmet kitchen, an outdoor living area that includes three covered lanai spaces, an optional summer kitchen and a pool and spa, and a three-car garage. Vogue Interiors’ Sheila Herrera, I.D.S. has transformed one of the model’s three guest bedrooms into a unique craft room that is ideally suited to projects undertaken by all members of the family.

“TwinEagles is known for its natural beauty and its classic country club lifestyle,” said Herrera. “The Ponte Vedra Grande is perfectly suited to that lifestyle. The interior of the model is light and airy with classic overtones and straight clean lines. I used light, creamy wood tones with splashes of gold and silver metallics and various white on white on white presentations with subtle colors and a lot of texture. The color palette is very soft and includes light taupe, vanilla and cream mixed with pale blush, aqua and blue tones. Neutral toned porcelain tile with an elegant light marble look is used in the living areas and we used a light taupe tile with a wood look in the study. The overall impression conveys a classic casual elegance that has broad appeal and conveys a fresh Florida feeling. The fabric selections are durable, functional and comfortable.”

Herrera establishes her classic overtones in the foyer where visitors are greeted by a beautiful mirror with an antique silver leaf frame, a whimsical console table and a silver chandelier. The foyer opens to the formal living room where pocketing sliders provide a view of the pool and outdoor living area. A silver and crystal chandelier suspended from the living room’s architectural coffered ceiling conveys another note of classic elegance. Furnishings include a sofa in a soft, light neutral pearlized linen fabric with nail head accents, left and right single-arm chairs with button tufted rhinestones and a pair of lighted gold metallic curio cabinets that will house decorative accessories. The seating is grouped around a multi-colored long shag area rug presented in various shades of taupe and cream.

A combination of gold and silver tones is found in the formal dining room where a light, cream vanilla dining table with soft, elegant lines and graceful legs is surrounded by tone-on-tone side chairs with a geometric pattern and solid host and hostess chairs with a soft, rosy taupe velvet fabric. A cream-toned sideboard is finished with gold pulls. Glass bead wall covering is used to finish the recessed areas of a quad-coffer ceiling.

The quad-coffer ceiling treatment is repeated in the study where the light-toned, wood-like floors play against a vanilla-toned built-in and a desk with gold legs and hardware. The legs of the vanilla finished desk are executed in a large circular pattern that Herrera repeats elsewhere in the home. A desk chair is presented in a light neutral fabric that is contrasted by draperies in a smoky taupe tone with a bit of aqua. The flooring, furnishings and draperies all play against the room’s soft aqua walls.

In keeping with Herrera’s clean lined, classic look, a light cream granite with delicate flecks and river-like movement is used on the kitchen’s island and perimeter counters and as a backsplash. The counter height island base is light taupe and the perimeter cabinetry is ivory with a taupe glaze. Pendant lighting fixtures are set over the island’s counter height bar area. An adjacent breakfast area overlooks the outdoor living area from a butt-glass window finished with a raw linen cornice accented with metallic thread and a rhinestone scroll pattern. A circular glass-topped dining table has a base that repeats Herrera’s circular theme and chairs with a wave type fabric in aqua, taupe and a bit of blush as well as silver nail heads.

Ninety-degree pocketing sliders open the Ponte Vedra Grande’s large family room to the outdoors. Herrera has positioned a vanilla-toned credenza with silver hardware in a niche wall that also hosts a television. Seating is provided by an exquisitely soft, casual velvet sofa and a pair of side chairs in a cream and aqua fabric with a metallic blush colored leather ottoman. The cocktail table and end table have a cream finish with a gold accent and a sofa table has an animal embossed top and once again recalls the large circular theme. A hemp area rug is done in darker taupe and aqua tones that compliment the room’s aqua grey walls and tray ceiling.

Herrera furnished the sitting area in Stock Signature Homes’ hallmark outdoor living area with a sofa, matching chairs, a console table and two swivel chairs that allow a view of the pool and spa that are finished with an earthy-toned glass waterline tile to compliment the neutral taupe deck tone. The fabrics on the furnishings are done in creams, silver greys and taupes to reflect the color palette inside the home. The summer kitchen area includes counter height bar stools and a clean-lined circular metal and wicker table with four chairs. A third covered space off the master bedroom is festooned with inviting palm trees and greenery.

The master suite reflects Herrera’s use of soft colors and elegant finishes. An upholstered tufted bed features a headboard with an antique mirror border presented in a series of half-circles in alternating directions. The border reaches a point at the top where it is crowned with a shell motif. The bed is covered with blush pink and taupe fabric with an oversized print. The walls are also blush pink and provide a background for a vanilla toned dresser and nightstands, all of which have gold hardware and accents. The room is completed with a sunburst gold mirror over the dresser and a kidney shaped metallic silver and gold desk with a fluted design.

The master bath is graced with neutral tile flooring that has a marble look and silver and gold wallpaper with a serpentine pattern. A long tub is centered between his and her vanities with cream-toned cabinetry and light granite countertops. The back wall of the tub is finished with decorative glass and stone tile that is carried into the double entry walk-in shower and mixed with porcelain that matches the floor covering.

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 thousands of Baby Boomers continue to approach or reach retirement and make their way to Southwest Florida’s warmer climate, many of them are downsizing and opting for the carefree lifestyle and social atmosphere afforded by upscale adult communities. For individuals and couples who have spent a lifetime creating memories within their home, collecting treasured keepsakes, and developing a special affinity for particular furniture pieces and accessories, downsizing can be difficult. Interior designer Donna Overly, ASID, of Vogue Interiors in Bonita Springs has worked with numerous retirees as they have gone through the process of deciding what to keep, what to part with, and how to best incorporate their must-have items into the design of their new living spaces.

“The downsizing process can be painful if not approached with sensible design solutions,” said Overly. “As a Boomer myself, I have spent a lifetime collecting and understand the need to hold dear some of the special treasures and ‘objects d’art’ that define our lives. A design I recently completed in the Terraces at Bonita Springs was for a woman who had decided to simplify her life by leaving her large condominium behind and moving into a residence with about half the square footage of her previous home. My challenge was to develop a design plan that would not only maximize the functionality and aesthetics of the living space, but also create attractive yet effective display areas for her collectibles and art.”

Overly selected wood flooring for the living/dining room and kitchen and light neutral carpeting for the bedrooms. A complimentary light neutral color palette brought a more expansive look to the space and eased the stress of moving into a smaller living environment. She kept the window treatments simple yet creative and utilized special hardware, trim, and textures. The combination takes full advantage of the available natural light while accentuating the views. Bright accents of candy apple red and lime green provide the “pop” that brings the room to life and work in harmony with the homeowner’s personal art pieces.

Overly used her design expertise to position the living room seating on a free-standing angle. The configuration of the furnishings made the room feel larger and provided an opportunity to utilize the wall space for bookshelves and a credenza that provide storage space special keepsakes as well as display areas for art pieces and other collectibles.
For Overly, another “must have” when downsizing is the closet system. A thoughtfully designed closet system can triple the useable space and storage capacity of any closet, no matter how small. Closet systems can be custom designed to meet specific needs and requirements and accommodate a greater number of keepsakes.

“An experienced interior designer who appreciates the stress associated with downsizing can certainly help guide a homeowner through the process and minimize the stress that is frequently associated with moving into a smaller residence,” said Overly. “Knowing how to use color, textures, furniture selections, and accessories in ways that bring a feeling of roominess to spaces that are actually considerable smaller than the homeowner’s previous residence is critical. Creating opportunities for storage, whether on bookshelves, in furniture pieces, or through the use of custom closet systems will allow the homeowner to keep as many collectibles as possible. That said, as anyone who is downsizing prepares for the process, they will almost certainly need to gift some of their collectibles to their children, grandchildren, or to a charity. Giving items to someone who will appreciate them or benefit from them will make the task of downsizing a bit easier and can leave one feeling good about themselves, too.”

Founded in 1979, Vogue Interiors has earned numerous national, regional and local awards, including three consecutive Aurora Awards, the highest award presented by the 12-state Southeast Builders Conference. The firm’s 30-year tradition of award-winning design excellence continued in October, 2013 with the receipt of four Collier Building Industry Association Sand Dollar Awards and seven awards presented by the Lee Building Industry Association. From corporate offices at 24520 Production Circle in Bonita Springs, Florida, Vogue Interiors provides design services and model merchandising to residential and commercial clients in the United States and abroad. Visit Vogue Interiors online at vogueinteriors.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Founded in 1979, Vogue Interiors has earned numerous national, regional and local awards, including three consecutive Aurora Awards, the highest award presented by the 12-state Southeast Builders Conference. The firm’s 30-year tradition of award-winning design excellence continued in October, 2013 with the receipt of four Collier Building Industry Association Sand Dollar Awards and seven awards presented by the Lee Building Industry Association. From corporate offices at 24520 Production Circle in Bonita Springs, Florida, Vogue Interiors provides design services and model merchandising to residential and commercial clients in the United States and abroad. Visit Vogue Interiors online at vogueinteriors.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Founded in 1979, Vogue Interiors has earned numerous national, regional and local awards, including three consecutive Aurora Awards, the highest award presented by the 12-state Southeast Builders Conference. From corporate office at 24520 Production Circle in Bonita Springs, Florida, Vogue Interiors provides design services and model merchandising to residential and commercial clients in the United States and abroad. Visit Vogue Interiors online at 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. Including a spacious, glass-enclosed Florida Room, the great room floor plan offers 3,000 square feet with three bedrooms, three baths, a large study, a double island kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a nicely sized dining area. The Florida Room space overlooks a large deck and pool and an expansive double water to golf course view.

“The design style for this home and for the overall development is Old Florida,” said Vogue’s Janice Maskell, a State of Florida Licensed Interior Designer. “My design intention was to incorporate clean lines, but to also maintain the integrity of that Old Florida style. The color palette includes soft neutrals with soft aqua and soft blue water color accents, as well as driftwood and greyish toned accents found throughout the home. To keep things crisp and clean, all of the trim is white and the porcelain flooring is set in a brick rectangular pattern. What’s nice is when you walk in and stand in the foyer, the eye is drawn to the captivating long-range view.”

Maskell’s driftwood accents are established in the home’s wide double-foyer where a mirror with a driftwood frame and three circular driftwood elements makes an immediate statement. The driftwood plays against trim details with a semi-gloss white finish that define the foyer spaces. A demilune table in the foyer also has a driftwood feeling. The design’s Old Florida style is further established by the foyer’s double-tray ceiling that is finished with white bead board. A pair of drum chandeliers with white shades and a polished nickel finish provide a hint of bling.

The great room’s coffered ceiling is finished with driftwood toned beams and white bead board, both of which reinforce Maskell’s Old Florida style. The great room seating area includes a pair of nicely sized sofas and two accent chairs with off-white fabric that keeps the ambiance light, airy and inviting. The accent chairs have white rattan frames and white cushions with an aqua circular pattern. Two rectangular glass-top tables with antique brass frames are bunched together to form a cocktail table. A pair of small ottomans provide additional seating. A sofa table is also incorporated in the grouping. The seating area is finished with a textured Sisal area rug that contributes to the Old Florida feeling. A long furniture piece with a driftwood finish and mirrored cabinets that include a scrolled wood detail anchors the television wall. The greyish tones continue in a study off the great room that includes white trim and plantation shutters.

A bar and wine corking area provides a transition between the great room and the kitchen. The space includes a wine chiller, putty toned cabinetry, and a light granite countertop with a soft touch of aqua lines. The upper cabinetry has glass fronts while the lower cabinetry and drawers have bead board inserts. A backsplash is executed in aqua-toned glass tile set in a subway pattern.

The same backsplash is found on the cooktop wall of the kitchen that features a long counter area and a pair of tall, clean-lined Shaker style cabinetry sections with polished nickel pulls. The kitchen’s inner and outer islands and perimeter work areas are finished with the same light granite used in the bar area. The double-island configuration is conducive to entertaining and family gatherings while ensuring there is plenty of work space for food preparation. A raised bar at the outer island includes bar stools with glossy white frames and medium-blue ultra-suede seats. The front of the raised bar area and the drawers and ends of the inner island are finished with bead board. The kitchen includes a Frigidaire Professional grade appliance package.

A trestle table in the dining area has a medium-toned, aged brown finish that conveys an antique, distressed. Rattan host and hostess chairs are presented in a putty finish and include backs with a circular motif that recalls Maskell’s use of circular elements throughout the home. Four side chairs are done in a natural woven material. The buffet includes drawer fronts with rattan inserts and is finished in white to provide a sense of connection with the side chairs in the great room.

A spacious glass enclosed lanai provides a true Florida Room that can serve as either a fully indoor or fully outdoor space. The room’s zoned air conditioning can be used as needed. The flooring found in the home’s great room is carried into the Florida Room making it a finished extension of the main living area when the space is closed to the outdoors. Maskell has created engaging spaces within the Florida Room. At one end of the room, a rectangular fireplace includes a split-faced stone surround, an impressive mantle, and a television framed by columns. The columns and walls in the Florida Room are finished in a putty tone. A comfortable seating area in front of the fireplace and television includes a Sunbrella sectional sofa and two functioning recliners. An ottoman, circular cocktail table, and an outdoor area rug complete the grouping. Adjacent to the fireplace seating area is a high-top circular table and a pair of tall barstools finished with the same ultra-suede fabric found at the kitchen bar. This high-top table provides a transitional space between the fireplace seating and an outdoor dining area that features a square dining table with seating for eight. All of the furnishings are Sunbrella in a brown-toned finish. Beamed ceiling details and bead board inserts provide architectural interest and unite the Florida Room with the great room.

When opened to the outdoors, the Florida Room flows easily into the outdoor living area that includes a pavered deck, pool, and a grill area with a granite countertop. A 360-degree, negative edge spa is finished with porcelain tile surround in varying shades of slate. The area includes a screen enclosure and overlooks a seemingly endless view.

Maskell has continued her use of driftwood tones in the master suite where faux driftwood porcelain tile is sued in the vestibule, master bath, and closets, Greyish blue crown molding plays against the master bedroom’s putty-toned walls. The fully upholstered bed includes polished nickel nail head trim. Night stands with antiqued pewter frames and antiqued mirrored fronts add a touch of glamor. A medium wood toned chest of drawers has a convex front that provides visual interest. A variety of pieces are used to create a soft silver circular mirror that is clean and simple.

The master bath has a clean, contemporary look that includes taupe with off-white rectangular sinks over medium brown toned cabinetry and polished nickel fixtures. Each of the sinks has a tall mirror with a capiz shell frame. The shower walls include horizontal porcelain tile inlays to match the flooring as well as glass tile chicklet listellos in browns and putty tones also set in a horizontal pattern. Both the square rain head and hand-held shower fixtures are polished nickel.

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.