Interior Design of the Year – Single Family Homes

Model Home
$2,000,001 – $2,500,000

The designer has worked on 14 properties with this developer, from NC to FL. All of the properties were designed and specified from the ground up. This project had to have a certain focus as there are only 3 properties remaining and the target buyer is very specific – in their 50’s+ looking for a part time getaway. The builder requested to have this model appeal to every buyer with clean lines, simplistic feel and a comfortable palette. Design inspiration was focused on creating a perfect balance between casual yet polished. Coastal feel is the preferred style requested by the developer’s customers, who want a home their families and grandchildren can visit and with forgiving finishes and cleanable fabrics. Still the home needs to be sophisticated enough for cocktail hour with the owners’ friends. This residence welcomes guests with a casual, yet sophisticated, blend of airy white linens, beachy blues and natural textures. The quiet finishes throughout set the stage for an effortless style. Warm grey wood planks with salt-like glazing runs through all the first floor and second-floor loft and halls, reminding us of natural docks by the water. Great room furnishings are upstaged by a large linen wrapped hand-painted credenza. The rich blue watery hand-painted front of this cabinet is a focal point from the front door and kitchen. The first-floor master bedroom custom bedding is relaxing to the eye. The fabrics are a blend of cool pools of blue, silvery greys and white linens, contrasted by soft natural wood tones. The second-floor loft is a great gathering spot, featuring a warm grey linen sectional with deep jump-on-me cushions, backed up by a counter bar with stools, ideal for enjoying a movie. The loft was challenging since it is in a high-traffic area with the stairs and hall going in both directions to bedrooms and the space has only two walls because of the open rail on one side. The two guest bedrooms have pops of rich blues feature painted cabinets contrasted by a fun mix of pattern and textures. The bonus room is the first-floor cabana with a natural textured linen sofa of sand and white striping. Woven and carved accent pieces create a quiet, yet interesting design in this space overlooking the lanai and pool and water feature, the focal point from many rooms in the home.