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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.

Written by Rachel Seekamp

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

Photography by Craig Hildebrand [pages 110-115]

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Dwayne Bergmann Interiors

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Fort Myers, FL 33966



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