Distinctive Design Sarasota May 2017

Distinctive Design Sarasota May 2017

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Colors that emulate the feel of Siesta Key such as whites, creams, and blue-greens were chosen for this remodel to give the master bath a look that is light, airy, and effortlessly clean. Glamourous lighting now fills the recessed ceiling where a dated ceiling fan once hung. Openness was created by leaving any glass unframed, such as the mirrors and shower.




This once dark and dated kitchen is now simple and elegant, showing clean lines and soft, neutral tones. Mosaic tile, chrome fixtures, and stainless steel appliances complement the fresh new lighting scheme and add just the right amount of shine. Rich wide plank wood flooring updates the look, adding an earthiness to the design.

Courtesy of Beginning to End Interiors,



The goal for redesign of this Sarasota residence according to interior designer Carrie Riley was, “…to create a clean, classically interesting appeal with a touch of opulence in each of the spaces.”


To accomplish this, Riley combined tranquil colors and textures set off by the juxtaposition of metallics and interesting patterns in wallcoverings and fabrics. The use of “purposely placed” accessories plays a role in each of the spaces.


The kitchen space speaks to this classically chic style with ultra-white cabinetry and statuary marble countertops. The dual island with seating, combined with a rustic table, and chairs in a neutral linen with nail-head finish, adds to the functionality desired by the family of five.


The master bedroom is soft and elegant, with pattern noted in the ceiling detail, draperies, and sitting area. A soft metallic in the bedding and sheen in the deep pile rug add comfortable luxury to the space. The master bath retreat, inspired by the owner’s desire for a resort-spa-feel, makes use of specific materials and tones. The symmetry of the room lends to the overall appeal.


Dramatic windows in the formal living space are punctuated by neutral draperies with metal hardware corresponding to the staircase design. A similar mix of metallics and pattern is seen in the office.

Courtesy of Riley Interior Design,



This restful remodel of this condominium residence in Tavira at Bonita Bay, Naples yields vistas of the Gulf below. The contractor and design team worked in tandem to create a turnkey reveal in less than six months.


LMG Design Consulting used a palette of soft blue, silvery taupe, and refreshing white. Ombre fabric from Clark and Clark is paired with the periwinkle cocoa bead chandelier. Benjamin Moore Beach Glass, Super White, Silvery Moon, and Winter Solstice was the paint palette used throughout.


The living room is anchored by four chairs positioned to capitalize on the water view. The chairs, cocktail table, and consoles were sourced from International Design Source.

The now clean-lined and modern kitchen was a complete removal. LMG imagined a concealed walk-in pantry and full sized wine refrigerator. The ultra-white cabinetry contrasts with the distressed barn house finish on the center island and hood over the Wolf gas cooktop.


The final touch on this waterfront retreat was the complete remodel of the master bath, creating a walk-in shower, relocating the tub and adjusting the ceiling to mimic the new layout. New custom cabinetry and tile by Abbey Carpet & Flooring are highlighted by the glow of the Regina Andrew Grey Diva chandelier overhead.

Courtesy of LMG Design Consulting,




This magnificent estate dubbed Aqua Vita or Water of Life captures the beauty of Longboat Key and Sarasota Bay. The 11,151-square-foot estate was designed by architect Clifford M. Scholz and build by Perrone Construction.



A grand front façade with second-story balcony overlooking the front courtyard and custom entry leads to the striking interiors of rich wood, ultrawhite walls, and extensive use of floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows to preserve the views. The home features five en suite bedrooms and upper level master suite with private balcony and elevator access. White kitchen cabinetry with glass display is accented by statuary marble counter tops and stainless steel Wolf appliances. Built for a discerning homeowner, the kitchen details are left for customization by the buyer. A circular great room creates an interesting architectural departure and allows for easy movement from inside to the expansive outdoor living areas.


Outside enormous Bay views toward downtown and the Ringling bridge can be enjoyed from upper and lower terraces, and a custom designed pool and spa. Multiple outdoor lifestyle spaces include a fit pit and gazebo. Lush landscaping completes this oasis for Florida living.

Courtesy of Perrone Construction,



This custom three bedroom, three bath former model home in Lakewood Ranch features a Mahogany glass door, tile and marble entry flooring, neo-classical architecture design, and crown detailing with numerous designer ceiling treatments throughout.

Built as an owner’s sanctuary, the master suite includes a sitting area, wet bar, mini refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Luxury design offers a dressing area with three-panel floor-to-ceiling mirrors, two walk-in closets with built-ins, two water closets and bidet, Crème Marfil countertops, dual sinks, walk-in rain shower with eight other heads, and jetted tub with selfdrying system.


Significant custom millwork includes a glass doored collector’s wine room with climatized storage and wet bar. The living area has a stone gas fireplace and 10-foot pocketing sliders. White oak wood flooring warms the interior of the main living areas.

The kitchen features custom cabinetry, a pot filler, large granite countertop which seats six, stainless steel appliances, fourburner cooktop with griddle, stone backsplash, two ovens, warming drawer and a walk-in pantry. A separate breakfast area with banquette seating is cozy for casual dining. The adjacent gathering room has two sets of 10-foot sliders opening onto the spacious outdoor travertine lanai, with heated Pebble Tec pool, infinity edge spa, and outdoor kitchen.


A Control 4 system conveniently controls the audio and video in the media room, and the rest of the home.


Courtesy of and currently offered for sale through The Soda Group,



Tile Market worked with the homeowner to achieve her vision of a clean, updated look for her home. The client desired a signature look for the kitchen backsplash and wine room that visually related the two spaces.

To achieve this, two different graphically inspired patterns were selected that were created using the same color palette. The wine room is clad in a chevron pattern assembled from off-white shades of glass and antique mirror.

The backsplash features prominently in the double island kitchen. A water-jet cut arabesque inspired pattern of the same glass and antique mirror as used in the wine room creates the distinctive design.



In the two-story living room white quartz split-face cladding on the fireplace gives it a clean white, textured appearance. Rich wood floating shelves and built-in lighted display cabinets flank the fireplace.


In the guest bathroom, the neutral tones and simplicity in design are punctuated by a shower wall accent created from a combination of porcelain tile and marble in tones of gray, white, and black providing a dramatic focal point.

Courtesy of Tile Market of Sarasota,



This three-story West Indies-style home with elevated pool is situated on the narrow island of Casey Key, one of Sarasota’s hidden gems. The island feel is accentuated in the Benjamin Moore Rainbow Fog paint and the custom mahogany front door. On the second story—indoor living transitions to the outdoor space and elevated pool. An expansive deck of travertine Country Classic pavers provides a carefree environment.


Courtesy of D.E. Robinson Construction Group,





The client’s love of art and their collection of glass pieces inspired this modern makeover. The homeowners wanted to update their vacation home, creating a light and airy aesthetic that would showcase the colorful accents of their collection. The simplicity and beauty of the cabinetry assisted in achieving this understated, yet sophisticated backdrop. High gloss upper cabinetry contrasts with the soft horizontal grain veneers of the base cabinetry. The gallery of glass is showcased behind clear glass lift doors above the window and hidden coffee station.




As part of the same renovation, Epoch solutions replaced the existing living room wall unit with a built-in design that repeats the high gloss finish of the kitchen and features contrasting floating shelves lit with LED lights to enhance the treasured pieces it displays.

Courtesy of Epoch Solutions,



Custom iron and seashell pendants create a homogenous juxtaposition between the stone fireplace, soap stone countertops, and deep blue water captured in the long views from this beach house. Located steps from the water on Anna Maria Island, this homes’ light fixtures bring to life the beachy vibe that the client’s desired.


Bold Phillip Jeffries slate wallcovering adds an earthy eccentricity to the cream lacquer bedroom. A vintage Suzan in leather and linen with oversized metal grommets contrasts with the contemporary nightstands and bedside lights in this eclectic room. Overhead a galaxy chandelier with bronze finish picks of the metallic hints in the wallcovering.

Courtesy of LMG Design Consulting,



The lot of this home backs up to a community wall so the customer was looking for something of visual interest to distract from the wall. The split wall water feature with artistry mosaic glass tile and silver travertine coping, and twin sheer descent waterfalls accomplish the goal. The pool is 13-by-27-feet with a midnight-blue pebble interior and silver travertine for the deck and coping.


This gracious outdoor living space fronting a large lake required maximizing the water view for the customer. The infinity edge pool and spa, together with a clear view screen, give that ultimate water-look in this backyard retreat. The pool features a midnight-blue pebble interior, artistry mosaic glass tile, and ivory travertine coping.


This inviting outdoor living area complete with pool, spa, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen, features dual 31-inch Essex brown water bowls. A 12-inch raised spa with 3-foot raised split level water wall is a California gold stone veneer, as is the 2-foot sheer decent spa front with scuppers. The deck is Country Classic travertine. The pool is a brilliant royal blue pebble finish with Noce coping and a slate-look stone waterline tile.


A remodel of a rock pool and deck required the removal of big rocks and a 6-foot high grotto. Transforming the existing area into a modern beauty, Pools by Designed used turquoise poured -glass tile, a blue pebble interior, and ivory coping. The fire bowls are stainless steel sitting on columns with golden-honey colored stone veneer. A curved, 2-foot sheer descent dualwaterfall feature caps it off. To accommodate the large walls of the spa, a step down water feature was used to maximize the effect.

Courtesy of Pools by Design,

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