Distinctive Design | Suncoast Florida | Feb 2018
A COLLECTION OF DISTINCTIVE DESIGN
This new coastal home built by Caithness Construction is located on the Island of Venice, just steps from the beautiful and private Golden Beach. At approximately 2,400 square feet, the open concept split floor plan was designed to maximize the living space. In the heart of the home is the light-infused great room and coastal white kitchen accented with Turkish gray marble backsplash and smooth quartz countertops. A custom barn door was built locally and installed in lieu of a pocket door, providing privacy to the 2 bedrooms and guest bathroom located just beyond the door.
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Chic on the Cheap
Located in the Longboat Key Club, this home built in 1990 underwent a transformation to update and simplify the lines of the aging interiors. The designers from Chic on the Cheap completed a full renovation of the kitchen, living spaces and master bedroom. By preserving elements from the original design such as the crown moulding, the team maintained the home’s traditional character. New wood flooring complements dark fabrics and leathers to create a modern, contemporary home with added warmth and comfort for its new owners.
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CONTEMPORARY CABINETRY & CLOSET CONCEPTS
These projects by Contemporary Cabinetry & Closet Concepts demonstrate the efficient use of stains combined with varying paint colors to create a statement in any room. The wet bar features applied cabinetry panels stained with a glaze coupled with a dramatic Italian glass counter back-lit with LED strip lighting for a contemporary appeal. In the home’s kitchen, the blue glazed tile backsplash adds a whimsical element and pop of color in the pure white kitchen. The perimeter cabinet doors are a shaker-style, while the soap stone topped island adds bead board to the design. The room is finished with crown moulding detail at the ceiling and tops of the cabinets. The small powder room space makes a big statement with stained and glazed vanity cabinetry topped with an LED lighted glass counter top.
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Elegance in Wood
The contemporary kitchen above was custom-designed and fabricated by Elegance in Wood. Grain matched teak veneers sourced from a single tree, high polished custom concrete counter tops, and widespread use of stainless steel give a nautical feel to this sleek, clean-lined design. The free form kitchen cabinet curves—executed in the company’s manufacturing facility and finished by the in-house finishing department—required 14 different radius molds to be made to custom form the doors and cabinets.
The goal in mind for the study was to uniquely display accessories and books. The light versus dark built-in designed and created by Elegance in Wood is a functional office piece with concealed storage for a printer and additional electronics.
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Directly on the Gulf, this weekend and vacation retreat built by Gagne Construction is an authentic beach design with the main living area on the second floor. The home reflects the comfortable, casual lifestyle of its owners and their family. The entry foyer features a custom built-in cabinet designed to store towels, flip flops, and other items to grab on the way to the beach. The kitchen is bright white with a tongue-and-groove ceiling, gracious center island, and dining table to accommodate guests. To maximize sleeping space for a large extended family, Gagne Construction custom-designed and built a creative bunk room. Adding function in every detail, the drawers below provide storage and the rope railing provides safety while adding a cute nautical touch.
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GREEN LIFE LUXURY HOMES
A timeless transitional, this residence built by Green Life Luxury Homes has a sense of class and comfort with a color palette that is both subtle and simple. The living area features soaring 16-foot coffered ceilings, bringing the outdoors in. Semi-rustic Tessoro Italian porcelain wood-look floors blend with comfortable furnishings. Across the great room, a barrel ceiling detail defines the kitchen space. The cabinetry combines soft grays and driftwood brown tones with glass display doors and LED lighting. Dual seating areas provide a perfect gathering space in this chef’s kitchen. The designer hood is fabricated in a flamed limestone gray Scagliola stone trimmed in cold cast brass. Leathered finished Gray Fantasy granite completes the look and complements the tables. The luxurious master bath features a Lyndon tub, radius glass enclosure, and Newport Brass plumbing fixtures with rope detail. A 63-inch Currey & Co. Saxony chandelier completes the elegant retreat.
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INTERIOR MOTIVES DESIGN
This Aurora Award-winning project by Interior Motives Design was intended to present a modern, clean, but sophisticated environment, without the typical feel of a dental office reception area. The monochromatic palette and clean contemporary finishes greet patients with the welcome of an upscale spa or hotel. Each design element was selected for its aesthetic appeal as well as technical appropriateness in a medical environment.
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International Wood Floors
Warm, rich wood laid in a herringbone pattern speaks of splendor and quiet sophistication in this home located in The Landings. The floor is crafted from Mirage Sapele and comes with either a cashmere or semi-gloss finish for stain protection and color retention. The wood comes in an array of natural colors to create timeless beauty and has a truly natural look that fits well in a contemporary or rustic motif.
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LA CASA TILE
Reviving this dated condominium required a complete makeover, literally from the ground up. The existing flooring was replaced with a warm wide plank flooring in Du Chateau Natural to complement the transitional furnishings. A complete master bath renovation in this luxury condo required working around the bones of the building to create a clean, modern design. La Casa Tile crafted a large, corner glass enclosed shower and placed a free standing tub immediately adjacent. The floors and shower walls are Basketweave Mosaic Polished Thassos with Ming Green Dots.
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MEG KRAKOWIAK CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY
Meg Krakowiak Contemporary Art Gallery and Studio is a resource for interior designers, art lovers, and homeowners. The contemporary art gallery showcases the original art of owner and award winning artist Meg Krakowiak. Working directly with designers and clients she creates works to specific palettes, styles, and size requirements, creating focal points to complement her clients’ interiors.
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MORE SPACE PLACE
The owner of this Siesta Key condo wanted open space with lots of storage. Antique White laminate caseworks and a custom color match paint was used on traditional door and drawer fronts. The corner design allowed for maximum use of the space. Painted traditional crown molding was installed all around the top of the bed and upper cabinets for a traditional finish. The Murphy bed easily pulls down to accommodate occasional visitors.
The master closet of this contemporary Sarasota home stays true to the crisp, clean look of the residence. White cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware from More Space Place provide the organization and storage the homeowner desired. The corners were designed to utilize all available wall space for hanging items. Built-in dresser-style drawers and shelving is customized for jewelry, handbags, shoes and other accessories. Courtesy of More Space Place, www.morespaceplace.com/sarasota
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The beautifully restored 1958 home is an original Tim Siebert-designed midcentury modern with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Intracoastal. The home has undergone several renovations over the years. Most recently, Yoder Homes worked with Sam Holladay, the current owner of Siebert Architects, and interior designer Pam Holladay on the extensive remodeling and restoration. The kitchen, brought into the 21st century, features the latest in appliances and modern conveniences, while blending with the home’s original aesthetic. The jalousie windows in the living area, original bathroom tiles, and terrazzo floors were kept intact. The pavilion-style home features classic mid-century furniture by Eames and others.
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