Interior Designer
$2,000,001 - $3,000,000
Private Residence

Removing walls and reorganizing spaces breathes luminosity and openness into an outdated master suite while amplifying the gorgeous beach and Gulf of Mexico views. The beachfront condominium’s contemporary coastal design aesthetic, wood plank floors and palette of soft grays, blues and whites echo the British clients’ desire for a true vacation getaway. The renovation also reflects their panache for beautiful dramatic lighting, interesting materials and mixed patterns – all realized entirely via long distance during the pandemic.

Sapphire, an accent color throughout the residence, dazzles in the brilliance of an underwater world depicted in the large-scale artwork of the suite’s foyer. In the bedroom, espresso tones mingle with the sheen of bronze and silver surfaces. Raised white petals in custom wallpaper cascade down the walls, creating movement and dimension while wallcovering embedded with cross-cut sectioned Capiz shell shimmers in the dropped ceiling featuring a frosted beveled glass chandelier with soft gold leaf accents.

Individual walk-in closets reconfigured into a spacious wardrobe room accomplish the clients’ quest to maximize storage. The once-dark bathroom, formerly clad in beige tile, is completely transformed with light-enhancing white surfaces and cabinetry. Sparkling jewel-like chandeliers suspended from new cove-lit ceilings and delicate sconces in vanity mirrors replace clunky ceiling fans and lighting panels in a bulky dropped ceiling.

A freestanding asymmetrical tub adds drama and enhances openness. The closed-in shower is reimagined as a lighted display niche with glass shelves and the former linen closet is converted to a dressing table vanity with a chic translucent chair. A new floor-to-ceiling custom built-in provides linen and additional storage and is positioned between the floating vanities, each topped with thick waterfall countertops featuring dramatic veining. The relocated light-filled shower features glass barn doors, gray-white surfaces with darker striations and hexagonal patterns and updated fixtures including a rain head and sprayers.

Eye-pleasing movement and geometrics are also introduced in the square motif of the tile flooring below the tub and the large-format marble-patterned porcelain tile in the niche above it. The water closet features a built-in with shelves, storage and textural wallcovering.