Captivating

Captivating

Converting inspiration into a final product is best accomplished when your design team is involved from the very beginning of the project. In this case, the bond with this client actually started several years ago when this homeowner hired sisters Denise Ward and Miche...

Traditional Roots

Traditional Roots

While anyone can see that Sherri DuPont, president and principal owner of Collins & DuPont Design Group, and Amy Coslet, project lead and interior designer, are extremely talented, as Editor of Home & Design, I had the pleasure of getting to know them beyond the surface of thei...

Resplendent Renovation

Resplendent Renovation

Being commissioned to elevate a Port Royal spec house into the new owner’s vision of grandeur and luxury was a dream project for lead designer Chrissy Howard and design associate Barbara Schwenk of Jinx McDonald Interior Designs. “The client asked us to create a home that emulates ...

Tropical Elegance

Tropical Elegance

Builder Randy Kurtz considers it the highest compliment when he works with a repeat client. “At the founding of Kurtz Homes 36 years ago, my father and I made a decision to remain a low-volume builder so we could always maintain a high level of involvement in each project,” says Ku...

Entertaining Enclave

Entertaining Enclave

Sometimes, interior designers are asked to think outside the box. Molly Grup, senior designer at Ficarra Design Associates, was asked to do just that when designing this Naples home. Her clients requested a design scheme that incorporated bold color, relaxed beachy elements, new pieces...

Elegant Evolution

Elegant Evolution

Contrary to designing a retired couple’s second or third home — a typical job in the Naples design industry — Rob Herscoe and Michael Hajjar, the partners of Herscoe Hajjar Architects, find themselves more often designing homes that need to accommodate energetic families with you...

Home Again

Home Again

Originally a model, the interior design of this gorgeous home in Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club was well underway when it was snapped up faster than the paint could dry. Interior designers Caroline Ficquette and Raquel Bloam of Design West didn’t even break stride, but rather me...

Defining De-Tuscan

Defining De-Tuscan

What is “De-Tuscan,” and why would someone want to use this term when thinking about their Naples home? As a skeptic of home trends and lover of all things design, I had to ask expert interior designers Chantal Warmoth and Susan Trivison of Clive Daniel Home (CDH) to pause the beau...

Relaxing Haven

“Home,” was much on the mind of builder John McGarvey, president of McGarvey Custom Homes, when he conceived this all en-suite four-bedroom residence with 5,665 square feet under air in Quail West.

“Naturally, it has the curb appeal and wow factor that e

European Ambiance

European Ambiance

When her client called interior designer Laurie Walter of Cardamon Design and asked her opinion of Talis Park, the answer was an easy one, as Walter herself lives in the community. “I told him that Talis Park was spectacular, with its picturesque bridges, authentic Tuscan feel, and f...

Contemporary Pioneer

Contemporary Pioneer

With plans in hand, Kip Braun of Braun Builders began a 18-month project that would bring one of the few contemporary-style residences to Marco Island. A departure from the Key West cottages and Mediterranean villas, the goal was to incorporate the building’s linear architecture into...

Ceiling Appeal

Ceiling Appeal

“When someone wants to purchase the home before it’s even done, I think that’s a sign we got everything right!” says Randy Frederick, sales professional with Florida Lifestyle Homes, about the Quail West Golf & Country Club home known as the St. Kitts. Originally a model, t...