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Florida Fashionista

“We wanted to create the ideal client for this project, building the home to accommodate a fashionista who would love old Hollywood glam but also understood the casual Florida lifestyle,” says Dwayne Bergmann of Dwayne Bergmann Interiors on his vision for this spec home in Talis Park. Luxurious champagne tones, soft aquas, and metallic accents warm the sophisticated gray and white backdrop while crystal sparkles in each space. Balancing masculine and feminine elements, a repetition of colors, finishes, and materials all harmonize this home’s design.

With 14-foot ceilings, the great room showcases an opulent chandelier that embodies the grace of a jewel-clad fashionista. Alongside it is the mixed material floor-to-ceiling fireplace — a signature of the Hollywood-glam style. Low profile furnishings, arranged for conversation, with gentle curves and a soothing color palette soften the lines of the structure.

Architect Henry Gonzalez describes his favorite aspect as, “The excellent flow of the design from front to back.” The floor-to-ceiling backsplash in the kitchen mirrors the fireplace, revealing this home’s comfortable symmetry. This continuity creates a calming exploration of the space as Bergmann expertly merges elegant Hollywood with tranquil Florida.

Marble inlay flooring continues up the dining room column drawing the eye to the double tray ceiling and pausing on the bands of sparkling stacked stone that repeats on the fireplace. Straight lines meet organic curves and the colorway of saturated navy to soft champagne culminates in the art display — the gestalt of this design concept.

In the master bedroom, the substantial interlocking ceiling detail echoes the shapes of a men’s bracelet. “I wanted to soften this room and balance the architectural elements that read more masculine,” says Bergmann. By applying a lavender wallpaper in a damask pattern, Bergmann lends a feminine feel to the room and gives a touch of old Hollywood flair.

The office’s deep tones also channel masculinity, while the crystal accents that dangle from the chandelier gently resemble a fashionista’s sparkling jewels. The wet bar off the kitchen provides balance with coordinating espresso colored cabinets.

To achieve his envisioned Hollywood-glam-meets-Florida-casual design, Bergmann seamlessly mixes vintage stylings, a calming colorway, and consistent elements that surpass the homeowner’s expectations. “I didn’t know I could walk into a home and it would be perfectly designed for me,” says Bergmann’s client — and just like that, the fashionista found her home.

*Feature cover image: The great room is an explosion of beguiling casual meets luxe elements. Crystalline quartzite with glittering stacked stone and chrome metal inlays adorn the fireplace. Encased in a polished nickel sphere, this crystal chandelier is a dangling jewel designed by Dwayne Bergmann Interiors. The European White Oak flooring by Legno Bastone Wide Plank Flooring sets the stage for the design palette of champagne finishes, snow white and aqua chevron patterns, metallic lizard print leather, and dazzling golds.

Light cascades through the clerestory windows, reflecting off the glitzy chrome and crystal chandeliers and the faucet from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Feminine curves and faux ostrich leather barstools balance the deeper masculine tones of the island. The sideboard, with vintage details in a metallic champagne beige, anchors the watercolor fashionista portraits dressed in antique mirrored frames from Dwayne Bergmann Interiors, and Legno Bastone Wide Plank Flooring below is from their LaFlamiglia collection in the Domenico finish.

This regal dining set showing off metallic champagne wood finishes, gold inlay, and gold linen fabric prominently sits below the crystal chandelier. Stone banding on the column attracts the eye upwards, much like the icy white, flat-fold, waterfall draperies from Dwayne Bergmann Interiors. Splashing creamy topaz, gleaming gold, bold turquoise, and silvery-white colors, this oil-on-canvas artwork elegantly traverses the colorway and glamorous Florida setting.

This artwork embodies the glamour of a Hollywood fashionista with her velvety-white gown adorned with dazzling gold- and sapphire-encrusted jewelry. Three backlit quarter-turned pedestals in a metallic champagne finish anchor the artwork and display three fluid-form vases from Dwayne Bergmann Interiors. “Visible from the front door, this artwork sets the tone for what you’re going to [experience] through the home,” delights Bergmann.

Beaded free-hanging crystal and chrome sconces by Wilson Lighting add glam in this master bathroom. Bergmann pulls the crystalline quartzite in, pairing it with a sleek gray Bianca Carrera marble, creating a stunning floor and equally graceful shower outfit with rainfall fixtures from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. An accent wall in a textured metallic silver with silver flecks finish by Fab’s Faux Decor’s Fabienne Vieyres is a, “beautiful presentation of the depth and variation of grays within texture and sparkle,” states Bergmann.

The bright-white settee, with a sweeping hourglass curve, emanates femininity. White shaggy and lavender fabric pillows on the bed flatter the Lilac Portofino Fashion wallpaper from Dwayne Bergmann Interiors. Opposite the bed, Bergmann describes the luminous gold bullion finished media cabinet as having, “abstract cutouts that look like diamond cut stones.” Inviting comfort into this opulent master suite, Bergmann dresses up the top third of the window treatments to lower the scale.

“I set this up with an Old Hollywood feel,” Bergmann shares. Between the burnished walnut Shaker-style cabinets, Bergmann accessorizes the floating glass shelves with vintage carafes and antiques. The flashy, rough-cut, crystalline quartzite stone backsplash from The Tile Boutique by Marla Davidson sparkles like the cabinet’s dazzling chrome and crystal pulls.

Dressed for both elegant entertaining and casual relaxation, this bonus room features a glitzy chandelier, gold accessories, and a tropical view. Bergmann selected cozy furnishings with feminine curves for this space. The rug’s soft gray and champagne tones mimic the serene movement in the abstract art above. In the corner, the armoire revels in the Hollywood-glam style with a velvety-gray finish.

Deep navy and cobalt hues on the wool rug, settee, window, and wall treatments make a strong masculine statement. The abstract metallic Tree of Life artwork adds visual texture on top of the Burnished Metal Stria wallpaper from Dwayne Bergmann Interiors. In Midnight Blue, the faux-silk, pinched-pleat panels stand out against the walls painted in Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray. All the while a vibrant living bird of paradise invites the leisurely Florida lifestyle.

This outdoor living space pulls in its casual surroundings. A coarse silver stacked travertine wall treatment relates to the interior and stands alone, highlighting more saturated grays, taupes, and browns. Relaxed curves and a bright colorway define the driftwood woven finish and coconut fabric seating, with Absynth Melon fabric throw pillows by Dwayne Bergmann Interiors.

Written by Rachel Seekamp

Photography by Sean P. Murphy [pages 104-109]

Photography by Craig Hildebrand [pages 110-115]

Interior Designer

Dwayne Bergmann Interiors

12195 Metro Parkway, Suite 1

Fort Myers, FL 33966



Fab’s Faux Decor

5571 Berkshire Drive, Unit 204

Fort Myers, FL 33912


Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

38 Goodlette-Frank Road South

Naples, FL 34102


Legno Bastone Wide Plank Flooring

2684 Horseshoe Drive South

Naples, FL 34104


New Erra Doors

2787 North Airport Road, Suite 410

Fort Myers, FL 33907


Wilson Lighting

2465 Trade Center Way

Naples, FL 34109



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