Vogue Interiors has been named recipient of five 2021 Lee County Building Industry Association (BIA) Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards were created by the Sales & Marketing Council of the Lee BIA in 1990 and provide an opportunity to recognize and celebrate excellence in the residential building industry. The Pinnacle Awards are presented each year to BIA member builders, developers, architects, remodelers, interior design firms, landscape architects, trades and marketing, sales and/or advertising professionals who have demonstrated building, design, and marketing excellence.
The Pinnacle Awards presented to Vogue were awarded for interior designs in private residences in Miromar Lakes Golf and Beach Club, the Westlake neighborhood at West Bay Club, and Shadow Wood that showcase interiors created by Vogue’s Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID, Salvatore Giso, IDS, and licensed interior designer Christie Heeb respectively. Leslie’s design in the Miromar Lakes residence was awarded a Pinnacle Award in the Best Interior Design of the Year – Single Family Home – $3,500,000 – $5,000,000 category. Salvatore’s design for the residence at West Bay Club was presented Pinnacle Awards in the Best Interior Design of the year – Single Family Homes – $2,000,000 – $2,499,999 and Best Outdoor Living Area Design. Christie’s remodeling project in Shadow Wood was named recipient of Pinnacle Awards in the Best Interior Design – Remodel $250,000 – $500,000 and Best Kitchen – Remodel.
Leslie’s use of meticulously vetted finishes creates a luxurious yet livable ambiance in a lakefront home at Miromar Lakes. A wide foyer with three fabulous lighting fixtures, 5-foot by 10-foot porcelain tile panels that run up the walls on either side and across the floor, and a spectacular see-through view of the lake, establish the unmistakable elegance of this home. Clean-lined tray ceilings delineate the different living spaces. A color pallet of soft creams and taupes with soft teal and metallic gold accents plays against wide plank, soft brown wood flooring. To bring warmth to the home’s expansive living areas, Leslie created elegant soft textures that are intended to elevate the design. Whether in the multiple seating and dining spaces, or the double island kitchen that features high-gloss touch-latch white cabinetry, quartzite counters, and an entire wall covered in 3-inch by 12-inch glass tile, every space celebrates views of the lanai, pool, and lake. The same tile extends up the back wall of a 112-inch wet bar. For the headboard wall in the master bedroom, the designer created upholstered panels separated by pieces of mirror. The bedroom presents soft creams and taupes with metallic gold threads in the accent pillows. A lighting fixture featuring cascading glass lilies provides a design highlight that is repeated in the contemporary master bath. An asymmetrical tub and a walk-in shower with body sprays and a rain head faucet contribute to the bath’s spa-like feeling. An outdoor living area reinforces the elegance and casual feeling of the design. Green spaces soften the area around the spa. One of the two living areas includes a fireplace and a dramatic stone wall. A bar and grill area on the opposite side of the lanai features six barstools and a wall finished with granite.
Salvatore’s client for the residence located at Westlake in the West Bay Club requested that the space be a balance of luxury and livability. They also wanted to take into consideration their home’s natural surroundings while accentuating the natural light that flows into the home.
Salvatore began by choosing a calming color palette of neutrals with soft greens and blues. The main flooring throughout the home is a soft grey tile with a subtle green hue running horizontally from the entry, oak wood bedroom floors in graphite grey finish, and specialty tile flooring in the bathrooms.
Salvatore took the opportunity to highlight the home’s natural lighting from the moment visitors step through the double entry doors into the foyer. Silver mica chip wallpaper catches the natural light and provides the space with a touch of shimmer. In addition, he installed an 80 x 40-inch vertical mirror that features grooves in pewter silver that dissect the face of this modern mirror to form a pattern of waves. Adjacent to the mirror is a console table with a shaped metal base and marble top. Above the console is an abstract watercolor in soft muted tones. A spectacular chandelier with five feet of cascading crystals conveys even more light into the space.
Salvatore’s client enjoys entertaining groups of people, especially when the gatherings are centered on the home’s outdoor living area. The client envisioned an outdoor space with furnishings that would look more like indoor furniture than traditional outdoor furniture. Salvatore hit the mark with a large-scale sofa and lounge chairs, ottomans, stackable chaise lounges, a dining area that seats six, and a bistro dining table that seats four. The main sitting area also features a 12 by 15-foot black and white outdoor rug with a subtle ikat design.
The objective for Christie’s remodeling project in Shadow Wood was to transform the home’s dated, heavy spaces into a lighter, cleaner, coastal transitional style. The home’s upstairs space was transformed into a space especially perfect for their grandchildren. To instill a lighter look, Christie replaced the dark floors in the common areas, powder bath, den, and guest bath with large format alabaster honed marble. The new flooring served as a backdrop for a color palette that includes light heron plume wall tones as well as indigo blue and coral accents. Outdated lighting fixtures and coral stone capitals and trim were eliminated for a cleaner look. Soaring glass and wooden entry doors open to a foyer with a 20-foot indigo blue coffered ceiling. The ceiling and a dramatic ebony and gold open lantern chandelier are balanced by the foyer’s twin chests that feature blue agate and gold accented hardware. Artwork in abstract blues and corals completes the inviting entry.
After removing a long wall between the kitchen and a new billiards room the open space allows additional light to flow into the new kitchen. A new pub table for two floats in the area between the billiard room and kitchen. A butler’s pantry was redone with new lighting and clean lined cabinetry. The entire kitchen was redesigned to provide enhanced functionality and updated finishes. The existing cabinetry and island, as well as a hutch, were removed. A bar-height counter surface was lowered to counter height to offer an open view of the adjoining great room. The perimeter now features clean lined cabinetry in a light alabaster finish, neutral quartz countertops, and a diagonal alabaster backsplash. Square cabinets with glass fronts and lighting line the top of the perimeter cabinets and provide a perfect place to display collected items. The contrasting island base cabinet is a rich dark walnut against a quartz counter surface with a bit more color and movement than the calmer perimeter countertops. An orangey-knotty pine tray ceiling over the redesigned island was also redone to emulate a taupe cerused white oak look. Three hand-blown glass pendants are suspended over the island.
Founded in 1979, Vogue Interiors has earned numerous national, regional and local awards. From corporate offices at 24520 Production Circle in Bonita Springs, Florida, Vogue Interiors provides design services to residential and commercial clients in the United States and abroad. Visit Vogue Interiors online at vogueinteriors.com.