In the Naples, FL Kalea Bay high-rise, interior designer Wendy Berry of W Design Interiors outfitted a 3,600-square-foot condo in sandy and white hues, creating a sophisticated beach-chic vibe.
"We kept it clean, fresh, and not overly decorated," says Berry. "We wanted it to feel expensive, but we also wanted it to be a home you could comfortably sit down in."
Rich oak floors from Vincenzo by Legno Bastone warm up the light and airy 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom condo. Playing off the floor’s color, Berry used a monochromatic palette throughout.
"I always load things up with texture - using different shades of creams with different textiles and patterns," she says of the colors used throughout the home. Berry furnished the home with her custom furniture line, W Home Collection.
The home features an open floor plan, so Berry used various architectural elements to delineate spaces. In the great room, for instance, a wooden herringbone ceiling defines the space, which is bordered by the bar, dinette, and kitchen.
A custom built-in wooden entertainment unit was centered under the ceiling treatment to further define the space, and a mirrored backsplash bounces light around, since there’s only one wall of windows.
When you get off the elevator and enter the condo, a large floor-to-ceiling mirror is framed in a stack of bleached walnut. "I took the mirror from the ceiling to the floor with no molding so it has the appearance of a doorway," says Berry.
Berry had a beautiful custom wood wine cabinet constructed, which also sits in the entryway. Wine is displayed on pegs and encased in glass.
In the bright and cheery kitchen, Shaker-style cabinets are painted a crisp white and paired with Victoria quartz countertops that have a marble appearance. The backsplash features hand-glazed Erin Adams Designs tile that has a pearly sea glass look to it.
Contemporary pendant lights over the bar complement the chandelier hanging above the dining room table.
In one of the guest rooms, Berry created a nautical vibe by covering the walls in a cost-effective faux shiplap. She applied 1-by-1-inch strips horizontally across the walls and painted them in White Dove OC-17 from Benjamin Moore.
In another guest room, Berry saved money by painting two-toned panels on the walls in lieu of using actual wood molding. Benjamin Moore's White Dove OC-17 was used to create a 4-inch perimeter on the wall, with the center painted in Sherwin Williams 7029 Agreeable Gray.
Bathrooms throughout the condo were covered in bold printed wall coverings - nautical Bold Chains by Wallquest, black-and-white Treasure Collection in Feather from Zimmer + Rohde, and dragon fly-printed Demoiselle in Graphite/Almond from Harlequin. And in the laundry room, a subtle gray boat-printed wallpaper - Yacht Blueprint from Wallquest - adds character to the walls.
One of the bedrooms was transformed into a den, with two oversized chaise lounges that double as twin beds. Berry infused the room with Native American-inspired decor, like feather fabric, tribal artwork, and an Aztec-patterned rug. The ceiling was covered in a wood grain wallpaper - Chene from Nobilis.
"We always give our master [bedrooms] a very calm, soft feeling so people feel ready to sleep and relax," says Berry of the tranquil space that’s decorated in blue and white.
To complement the relaxing master bedroom, Berry created a bathroom that resembles a spa-like sanctuary, with white cabinetry, quartz countertops, polished floors, an oversized shower, and a freestanding tub.
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- To achieve the shiplap look for less, apply 1-by-1-inch strips to walls horizontally, approximately 8 inches apart around the room, and then paint the wall white.
- For the appearance of two-tone wall paneling, tape off a pattern of panel molding on the walls, then paint the inside panels in a darker shade and the perimeter area white.
- "Brighten small bathrooms with daring and fun wallpaper for a big look in a small space," Berry says.
- "Accessories make the room design come to life," says Berry. With shelving, she advises layering decorative pieces, like book stacks, decorative glass bowls, artifacts, and picture frames. "Then balance the the next shelf with something simple, like one larger bowl or sculpture."
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Photos by Doug Thompson.