A small collection of glass floats, the kind used by fishermen to keep their nets buoyant, inspired the blues and greens of sea glass that anchors the color scheme throughout the home including the exceptional Venetian plasterwork on the stair walls.
Embroidery and nail heads on the custom chairs add a refined touch against the stainless base and reclaimed wood top on the dining table.
An oversized custom rug and soft color in the ceiling coffers pull the family room together and create intimacy in this large room.
At the bar, woven wood wallpaper and dark walnut tie the colors of sea and sky to the texture of the earth.
The breakfast nook looks out over the pool with a zinc-topped table and a glass ball chandelier.
Woven raffia on the walls of the study echo the texture of the trees and grasses outside the French doors leading to the pool.
A raffia-covered headboard and grasscloth-wrapped bedside chests add texture and a tropical influence to the room. The reading lamps are each cut from a single piece of marble.
Calacatta gold marble covers the floor, countertops and shower walls in the master bath.
I carried the Calcutta Gold from the shower out to frame the shower opening, giving a beautifully finished look. Finely executed details are a hallmark of my design.
In the VIP guest suite I used neutral colors to let the textures come through. Horn lamps on the bedside table, bedside bookcases wrapped in burlap, a zinc headboard, and a floor lamp of oyster shells, metal and raw crystal. Layering textures and celebrating the raw, organic beauty of natural materials gives a room authenticity and depth of character.
Vein-cut travertine runs the length of the VIP bath.
Panels of stained teak with polished nickel hardware echo the horizontal lines of the travertine.
Flanking this hand-finished bed is a pair of Bubble Glass Lamps from my collection for Chelsea House.
Each guest bath has a personality of its own, featuring creams, greys, blues and greens. I varied the materials, the balance of color and texture so that each space has a unique point of view and its own beauty to share.
The Powder Bath (middle right) walls are covered with wallpaper reminiscent of the inside of an antique book, paired with a natural quartz countertop in soft blue with naturally occurring green veins. Crystal knobs on the cabinet and on the stem of the sconces complete the careful layering of detail in this little jewel box of a room.
The radius front profile on this rattan-detailed vanity showcases natural, organic rattan used in an unexpectedly sophisticated way. The leathered granite countertop with its natural crystal formations lends a touch of subtle glamor and compliments the polished nickel faucets.
Classic. Timeless. Tropical. And situated perfectly in its place.