Color Bounce

“You don’t have to leave the space you love — just recreate it and make it better,” says Lisa Guild, owner and lead designer of LMG Design Consulting. To bring this Naples waterfront condo fashion-forward, the highly experienced team knew all the walls had to go! Brightening the colorway and using clever construction techniques led them to realize this ocean-inspired design.

Guild, along with LMG Design Consulting interior designer Amanda Bugar, start with what they call the “genesis fabric.” Found in the pillows on the curved sectional, this fabric features sea-spray colors inspiring the spectrum of blues that bounce throughout the bright space. Corkscrews, arcs, and round shapes — representing the circuitous chambered nautilus shell — inspire the meaningfully chosen furnishings for a cohesive interior.

Heading up the build team, Michael Bevacqua, president of M.D.B. General Contractors, applies a “no compromise” approach to the construction and design. Removing all non-structural walls updates the layout; but adding height with fixed concrete floors and ceilings requires the expertise of this well-rounded team. Bevacqua conceals the mechanicals in the foyer ceiling, maximizing volume for the main living spaces. “All the lines in the floor and coffered ceiling run toward the new wider impact glass windows, and really expand the feeling of the space,” a compliment from Camden Ashmore, vice president of Ashmore Design.

Guild recalls her initial reaction to the completely enclosed kitchen was, “We have to blow this all out — open it up and make it feel part of the larger space!” By dropping the walls, replacing the cabinets, and weaving in details like wave-patterned glass, the kitchen now connects with the larger space. Bevacqua describes how the structural components are masterfully integrated, “We concealed a concrete support beam and did not use up floor space behind the pantry, creating additional storage.”

“As you move through the space, differing amounts of the blue color spectrum reveal itself,” Guild shares, noting how this design philosophy interconnects even the private spaces. No optical illusions in the master bedroom after the team adds 10 inches of floor space by moving a wall to expand it for a grander feel.

This dramatic transformation owes itself to the talented team who embraces the oceanic inspiration that bounces and swirls between spaces. And best of all, the homeowners were able to stay in a location they loved.

*Feature cover image: Embodying both the colorway and design theme, the foyer’s handmade wallcovering shines in a silver and deep blue brush stroke finish. White oak planks run cohesively through this space. The owner’s existing art, newly reframed, hangs on the focal wall. A custom floating credenza by M.D.B General Contractors favors the finish on the Made Goods dining table base from International Design Source.



Clever construction solutions hide immovable structures, and the design team uses light and airy elements to open this space. Acrylic-leg bar stools from Interlude sit at the custom island by M.D.B General Contractors showcasing a 27-step driftwood and blue striation finish. A quartz countertop in Swanbridge complements the vein-cut marble backsplash that has the “feel of the ocean with layers of sand and wavy waters,” says Bugar. This kitchen also showcases high-end appliances by Sub-Zero and GE Monogram from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.







Written by Rachel Seekamp

Photography by Barry Grossman

Interior Designer

LMG Design Consulting

6001 Taylor Road

Naples, FL 34109

239.293.0016

lmgdesignconsulting.com

Architect

Ashmore Design

27499 Riverview Center Boulevard, Suite 103

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

239.444.5780

ashmorellc.com

Luxury Home Builder

M.D.B. General Contractors

7591 Winding Cypress Drive

Naples, FL 34114

239.289.8527

mdbgeneralcontractors.com

Resources:

Design Works

2082 Trade Center Way

Naples, FL 34109

239.643.3023

floridadesignworks.com

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

38 Goodlette-Frank Road South

Naples, FL 34102

239.963.0087

fergusonshowrooms.com

Inspired Closets

4535 Domestic Avenue

Naples, FL 34104

239.948.0022

inspiredclosets.com

International Design Source

6001 Taylor Road

Naples, FL 34109

239.591.1114

ids1.com