When it comes to interior design Collins & DuPont aren’t among the elite, they are the elite.
The interior design powerhouse, which started with Kim Collins and Sherron DuPont, made their mark in the design industry in 1987. Recognized nationally, they are an award winning, full service interior design firm offering clients enduring style in combination with exceptional quality. From their offices located in Bonita Springs, Florida, the interior team works with clients throughout Southwest Florida and across the nation.
Many of their designs have earned recognition including the Southeast Building Conference’s Aurora awards, the Best in American Living awards, sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders, and the ASID-Florida South Chapter Design Excellence awards.
Recently, Collins & DuPont won four Aurora awards for the design of this Naples estate and the Grand Aurora for the ‘Master Bath over 3million’. The home, naturally, is nestled on the Gulf. We’re taking you into glamorous home, and showing you all Collins & DuPont can offer.
Stofft Cooney Architects (Naples, Fl)
BCB Homes (Naples, FL)
This “Cape Cod/Nantucket” inspired residence of over 9,000 sq feet exudes a feeling of comfort and warmth. With 4 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths and countless terraces, the challenge was creating a unique custom beach house while still being well appointed and fitting in this Naples environment. Pairing new furniture selections with the client’s existing antiquities provides an eclectic feel while a tranquil color palette paired with cotton and linen “washed” fabrics gave the space a real sense of a “home”.
Custom furniture was required in order to comfortably seat the clients, whose height varied greatly from one another. The Dining Room showcases a custom built hand carved walnut dining table with matching arm chairs designed to accommodate the clients large family gatherings. Carefully selected custom sconces and chandelier add ambiance to the space with their rustic iron finish and crystal accents.
Custom slipcovers were necessary for many upholstered furnishings throughout to not only achieve a more relaxed environment but also for function. Nautical antiques, hurricane lanterns, and mercury glass accessories are abundant throughout the home along with unique finds from the clients travels.
At the heart of this 9,000 sq foot home is a state of the art kitchen with sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and meticulous detailing for the highest level of function. The custom cabinetry features a simple shaker style door with varying finishes from crisp white to heirloom pewter paired with white solid surface counter tops around the perimeter for function. A classic high gloss white subway tile backsplash with stone insets is featured over the 48″ range.
The Island showcases honed Mystery White marble in the center and black walnut end grain checkerboard butcher blocks on each end. Two 36”W side-by-side refrigerators are disguised with fully integrated cabinetry panels with a subtle detailing of painted tin tiles recessed above. Much time was spent perfecting the design of the Coffee Bar to accommodate the specific needs of the client’s morning routine.
The built-in server inspired by an antique furniture piece, adds warmth to the room with its lightly distressed continental blue finish, customized hinges and brushed silver hardware. The room is finished off with Ramon Grey stone flooring accented by contrast insets, coffered ceilings with tongue and groove detailing and a tranquil palette for a cozy environment.
The Master Bath
On the 2nd floor of this 9,000 sq foot residence is the Master Bath which boasts of simplistic elegance and meticulous detailing. The goal was to design a romantic, detail oriented, highly functional space around an antique linen closet found during the clients travels.
Crisp white Calacatta marble tiles are utilized in varying sizes paired with olive green stone borders for contrast and warmth. The shower required detailed elevations and various site visits for proper placement of plumbing fixtures for functionality and coordination with the decorative tile insets. The intricate detailing is accented by two insulated stained glass window panes on either side for natural lighting and aesthetic appeal. Niches featuring stone insets and marble shelving add subtle drama. In a white heirloom finish, the cabinetry is paired with Calacatta counter tops and polished nickel plumbing and hardware.
Every inch was client specific, whose height varied greatly from one another. A freestanding tub is placed precisely to capture the sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico while exposed European style plumbing adds to the vintage aura. Pitched v-groove ceilings lead to a cove lit coffer showcasing a white-washed wood chandelier adding a warm romantic atmosphere.