ABOUT THE HOME
A balance of classic and timeless design styles this 6,200-square-foot house nestled in lush tropical foliage and gardens by Architectural Land Design. This home also features a one-bedroom guest cabana with its own kitchen and bath.
We didn’t want an ordinary fixture in such a grand entrance – it needed to be fun and unexpected, so I had a custom chandelier designed by V Art Glass. Global Views driftwood chests and mirrors with a gessoed finish in matte white complete the welcoming space.
White European oak flooring leads the way to the great room, where a 25-foot-high ceiling and a spacious floor plan encompasses not only the family room but the adjacent dining area and kitchen as well. To collectively elevate the home’s blue and white interior palette, colorful Reef Illusion botanical prints and a white-framed, blue aquatic mural dot the warm gray walls. Hand-thrown pottery lamps, along with Manuel Canovas accent pillows and the one-of-a-kind hand-knotted area rug bring the cobalt blue hues further into the space.
When we saw the stunning blue Antolini Italian agate, it was love at first sight and we knew it deserved a special place of its own.
As the heart of the home, the cool white kitchen is a favorite gathering place for the owners, who love to cook for family and friends. Casual in nature, leather-clad counter stools from Jessica Charles pull up to a workable and enjoyable spot for both chefs and onlookers. To balance the island’s natural calcite, I chose UMI’s Pompeii Quartz Vanilla Ice countertops and a backsplash of classic white subway tile. A custom bronze and copper range hood anchors the space.
To bring the tropical landscape and airy coastal vibe into the living room, I created fanciful peacock blue and cream color drapes in silk to balance the formality. Two Audubon prints of a flamingo and heron are colorized to match the coral color of the hand-knotted Turkish ikat motif area rug and the iridescent blue accents.
I continued the blue hues into the dining area with rich embroidered Thibaut textiles that back Highland House chairs lining the European white oak trestle table. In a nod to the beach, I added a stunning Ro Sham Beaux chandelier with more than 1,000 white jade beads circled by rings of natural hemp. White shagreen mirrors with brass detailing offer a touch of texture, where Old Biscayne Designs’ trestle table seats large and small gatherings.
Soothing tones wash over the master suite, where Century’s bed with carved detailing sits among two Old Biscayne Designs’ chests in a pearlized ice blue finish and C.R. Laine’s bench sheathed in subtle blue and cream hues. CR Laine lounge chairs swivel to enjoy views of the pool. The Suzani tribal motif of the hand-knotted cream and blue area rug finishes the room. Tranquility continues in the master bath, where a striking Kohler tub, dual sinks and azul calcite countertops echo the water theme.
Bringing the interior color palette out to the loggia, several social groupings boast Summer Classics’ multi-toned striped Sunbrella-clad furnishings. The pool shimmers with the azure and deep cobalt blues of blown-glass mosaic tile.