Luxury Home & Design: Open House

10/11/2012

This Naples beach condo combines traditional, tropical appeal with easy comfort and gorgeous views.

Author: Jennifer Freihofer-Gulfshore Life Magazine
SHADES OF GRAY

To maximize views in this Moraya Bay condo, the master bathroom remains open to the master bedroom and the Gulf beyond. Interior designer Renée Gaddis selected a neutral color palette to create a calming atmosphere and to reflect the shades of the sky, sand and water. The tub deck, finished in azul cielo granite with complementary staggered granite brick on the walls, contrasts with the darker walnut wood of the floor and ceiling.

BACK TO THE ROOTS

The condo’s living room incorporates several natural elements, including a cocktail table made in Mexico of a large tree root Gaddis hand-selected for its size and color. A textured grasscloth wall covering behind the built-in shelving complements the medium wood tones of the walnut floors and tongue-and-groove glazed ceiling used throughout this open floor plan.

IN THE ROUND

Inlaid green quartzite flooring surrounded by gold Jerusalem stone makes for a dramatic entry, while a silk woven wall covering with painted and glazed trim adds a dash of texture for visual interest.

WARM WELCOME

Gaddis upgraded the standard kitchen by replacing the stainless steel hood with a medium walnut wood one to match the kitchen bar top and enhance the wood flooring. She also painted and glazed the cabinets and installed a stone-and-glass linear backsplash to carry the home’s warm gray and neutral tones.

ISLAND CHIC

In the powder room, a light blue seagrass wall covering, a freestanding vanity with a raffia front and an inlaid capiz shell sink reflect the homeowners’ tropical-traditional aesthetic. Gaddis selected the hardware in polished nickel with a gold tint, a trend, she says, that is overtaking the standard brushed finish in popularity.

INTERIOR DESIGN
Renée Gaddis Interiors

CABINETRY
Hyland Custom Cabinetry