Vogue Interiors creates a design for the complete renovation of a condominium in Gulf Harbor

Vogue Interiors announced that NCIDQ-certified interior designer Deborah Paulin is creating the interior design for the complete remodel of a luxury condominium in Gulf Harbor. Deborah created the original interior design for the residence 15 years ago and the client contacted her to design a totally updated look. With the structural changes included in the new design, Deborah enlisted the help of an architect and builder. The walls were removed and various spaces were enlarged, including the powder room and the kitchen pantry. A new entrance sequence, including a redesigned elevator hall, has been created. The walls of what used to be an interior entrance are blown up to provide additional space. Curved walls made of high-gloss zebra wood panels are placed on either side of the client’s new grand piano to enhance the beauty of the setting. The kitchen is redesigned to increase its functionality and new furniture will be introduced in the family room and the large living room. The walls are knocked down to accommodate an expanded wet bar that includes cabinetry with a gorgeous custom champagne finish with charcoal gray highlights. The granite countertop surface of the bar will be black with white streaks. Ceiling details are updated to make it more contemporary. Details of the circular ceiling in the large living room and above the piano will be lowered by approximately eight inches. In short, the new design will completely transform the look, feel and functionality of the residence.

“With all of the updates included in the new design, there won’t be another unit like this in the whole building,” Deborah said. “My clients wanted to replace their grand baby with a grand piano and we had to create extra space to accommodate it. The original layout of the unit included two entrance spaces, one outside and one inside. They didn’t need two entrances, so we upgraded the private elevator lobby and blew up the walls on either side of what had been the interior entrance. It gave us more room to work with. Now the first thing you’ll see when you walk into the unit is a stunning grand piano, an elegant circular crown molding ceiling detail, and the glossy zebra wood curved wall panels that flank the piano. The center panel on each side is slightly darker and is in front of the other two. We used backlighting on the panels going through them and on the edges on both sides. The effect is magnificent and shows the owners’ respect for the piano.

The back wall of the new wet bar is reflective cork paper that perpetuates the elegance of the grand piano and a gorgeous glass dining table that seats eight, four on each side and none at the ends. The asymmetrical chairs are finished with faux leather in a champagne tone. The shiny black chair legs are reminiscent of the tone of the grand piano. The symmetrical table has corners and tilts down the middle before returning to the corners at each end. The double table bases are each finished in three custom colors: taupe, champagne and black. On the wall opposite the wet bar, a special sideboard cabinet is finished in high gloss black with silver and black glass doors with silver circular handles.

The center of the large living room’s circular ceiling detail is lowered about eight inches and includes a cove molding. The ceiling detail is finished with a beautiful textured silver backed paper that will bring out the lighting of the cornice. The large living room furniture includes two 360 degree swivel chairs with a taupe textured chenille fabric. A table between the swivel chairs features a glossy black finish with silver accents. A circular new quartz coffee table features a metallic charcoal gray finish and is the centerpiece of the large living room. The silver glass top is three inches deep with a pebble glass textured material underneath that resembles waves. The large living room also includes a sectional sofa customized with a textured and durable white and gray chenille fabric that is accented with gray, black cushions and accents of meerschaum to turquoise.

The kitchen features an expanded pantry with a hidden door and is finished inside and out with wood panels that are lighter than the curved panels adjacent to the piano and including a bit of wood grain. Deborah has enhanced the functionality of the kitchen by creating a counter-height island that includes a base with a beautiful dark wood finish and a durable white quartzite countertop surface. The island has seating for four. A magnificent light is suspended above the island.

A soffit was put in place on the window wall of the family room to completely hide the electric blinds in the room. The soffit is finished with a cornice. The family room furnishings include two accent chairs with a gray and white textured fabric, a sofa with a beautiful, lightly textured chenille fabric, a square faux leather cocktail table that includes a removable top and a bottom shelf for storage .

Deborah enlarged the powder bath by pushing her back wall into the closet in a guest bedroom and removing a linen closet from the same guest bedroom. The newly expanded space features cabinetry with underlighting and backlit onyx wall cladding on the focal wall.

In the master bedroom, part of an existing soffit was retained, then enlarged to create a retractable ceiling detail with cornice lighting and crown molding. A pocket has been added to accommodate the room’s electric blind. All the furniture in the bedroom is new except for a small table. The king-size bed includes an extra long mechanized double box spring which can be raised for maximum comfort. The headboard features upholstery in a dark coffee tone and faux leather upholstery in a soft gray color. A bench at the end of the bed is finished with a unique highly textured silver gray fabric and champagne colored legs. Bedside tables with a dark sand finish and champagne handles flank the bed. A beautiful dresser features a taupe wood top, granite veneer to the front, and champagne-colored square legs. In the seating area, a loveseat includes two sets of pillows, two in a flesh-colored chenille fabric and the other two in a unique darker charcoal fabric.

The master bathroom flooring is ceramic tile to match the tile in the shower and the first step on the tub deck. The shower features a beautiful mosaic wall in neutral light brown-gray, gray and flesh tones. The tub deck is finished with quartzite which also provides a countertop surface for the flat panel maple vanities that feature vintage oatmeal antique glaze.

The study features a custom light driftwood built-in desk with a gloss ebony leather desk chair that matches the side chair and ottoman in the room. The wall above the desk is covered with a silver foil which serves as the background for a covering of woven grass canvas. A king-size sofa bed is covered in black coffee bean chenille fabric and allows the space to double as a fourth bedroom when needed.

Founded in 1979, Vogue Interiors has won numerous national, regional and local awards. From the company’s offices at 24520 Production Circle in Bonita Springs, Florida, Vogue Interiors provides design services to residential and commercial clients in the United States and internationally. Visit Vogue Interiors online at vogueinteriors.com.

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