Theory Design’s interior designer Cynde Thompson created the interior for a private residence at Windward Isle, a gated enclave of 28 single-family luxury homes being developed by Seagate Development Group just south of Orange Blossom Drive on Airport-Pulling Road. The community was named recipient of the 2019 Aurora Awards’ Residential Community of the year award. After the sale of Seagate’s Cayman II model, two furnished model homes and one homesite remain available for purchase. The models showcase Seagate’s two-story, 4,276 square feet under air Grenada floor plan created by Weber Design Group and the 3,074 square feet under air Sea Breeze I model designed by RG Designs that was named recipient of the Parade of Homes Overall Excellence in Construction and Design award.
The private residence showcases Seagate’s Abacos floor plan. Designed by Weber Design Group, the 3,065 square feet single-story Abacos offers both elegance and livability. The open-concept great room plan includes a dry bar, island kitchen, dining area, study, three bedrooms, three full baths and one half-bath, an outdoor living area, and a three-car garage. Because Cynde’s client enjoys both working and entertaining outdoors, a pool bath was added to the outdoor living area.
The client will be living in their Naples getaway on a seasonal basis and enjoy regular visits by their grandchildren. Their primary residence is a traditional historic home in St. Louis that they have renovated over the years. They wanted their Naples home to have a clean-lined, coastal feeling with a soft, elegant ambiance that conveys upscale sophistication. With that in mind, Cynde’s color palette includes soft white neutral backgrounds, natural wood tones, linen and grey stained finishes, and pewter, smokey blue, and off-white accents. She included natural, earthy colors by also featuring smooth grey stone tones, natural wood grains, shiny metals, and glass. Art pieces and lighting in chrome finishes add a bit of sparkle. The home’s wood trim is finished with low luster Sherwin Williams snowbound paint to provide a clean white look. The flooring is Legno Bastone nine and a half-inch wide wood plank from Italy in a medium tone with a brushed grey wash. Porcelain tile flooring is found in the bathrooms. Every tray ceiling is finished with molding details to add interest and dimension.
The home’s foyer offers a tray ceiling with a custom layered wood crown molding detail and a dramatic contemporary silver light fixture. Another layer of wood molding detail was added to wrap around the upper detail to add dimension to the height of the space. The ceiling details are painted in a soft satin white to match the moldings throughout the home. A pair of wall sconces that are favored by the client and shipped to Naples from St. Louis are set above an entry console. A custom art piece is presented between the sconces. The elegant entry space draws the eye to the great room and to the outdoor pool area.
The great room features a tongue and groove ceiling detail in a herringbone pattern and layered crown molding. The ceiling treatment mimics the applied molding detail found on the great room’s entertainment wall. The applied wood details are painted in the snowbound white paint that contrasts the flat eider white wall tone. A chandelier with an open design and a modern feeling has a chrome finish and LED lights. The great room’s dry bar includes cabinetry in a white snowbound finish that matches the perimeter cabinetry in the kitchen. The bar area also features a mosaic tile backsplash. Upper cabinets with frosted glass inserts and soft lighting accentuate pewter, silver, and white accessories. Somfy automated silhouette shades in a linen color provide privacy. Stationary side panels feature a light airy fabric and chrome hardware with decorative finials.