Stepping into this Bay Colony condo one’s mood is instantly lifted. The mod decor with its rosy hues and pops of jeweled tones is ultra-cool and joyful. The homeowners, who were looking to elevate their 30-year-old vacation home with a bright and energetic vibe, commissioned interior designers Lucy Penfield and Stephanie Lalley, a design duo they had previously worked with in their hometown of Minneapolis. Known for her fun color palettes and passion for curating a complementary collection of art, Penfield was the clear choice.
The husband has been vacationing in Naples with his family since he was a young man, and now he and his wife are creating similar cheery memories with their own children and grandchildren. Here, three generations celebrate life’s precious moments with the calming ocean and captivating nature preserve as backdrops. Although the home boasts sprawling seaside views from the 18th floor, the couple didn’t want beach decor. Instead, Penfield and Lalley created a carefree, comfortable home with organic, natural materials that is charming and sophisticated without being fussy.
Walls came down as Penfield opened up the 2,800-square-foot condo to create a seamless open floor plan. An artistic focal point, Simone Bleu II, the abstract acrylic on canvas by artist Holly Addi, overlooks the dining room table. In a serendipitous coincidence, Penfield’s client was flipping through an issue of Florida Design looking for inspiration when she stumbled upon a Gardner Colby Galleries ad with this exact piece and instantly fell in love. It then became the muse for the home’s palette. Penfield pulled together an arrangement of warm sand and wood tones combined with blue and pink hues.
The designers wanted each light fixture in the condo to be a conversation piece. The dining room’s piece, a Moooi “Heracleum II” LED pendant reminiscent of a glowing constellation, floats above the custom oak table with a split half round base. The Erinn V. sideboard in a natural weathered fog oak and polished nickel has a diamond dimensional facade that adds texture to the space.
Penfield, inspired by the views, chose custom Patricia Edwards dueling contemporary “Chesterfield” sofas in a Great Plains sand dune linen as anchors to create a loungy living room made for family gatherings and great conversation. The designers added extra seating with a camel-colored leather, curvy lounge chair from Blu Dot and a Cisco Brothers cognac-hued leather ottoman. As the sun sets in this room, the Sonneman “Oribter” floor lamp illuminates the room while continuing Penfield’s curvilinear and stellar themes.
Highlighting a little more masculinity, the family room is the couple’s daily perch — a cozy, intimate space to read, relax and watch television. Here, Patricia Edwards’ custom-tailored, leather tuxedo sofa pairs with Dellarobbia swivel “Cocoon” chairs in Donghia’s textured, sandy hued linen. “Tube Top” acrylic table lamps by Peter Stathis top custom walnut cube occasional tables. To add her signature pop of color, Penfield added a natural, cozy element with a Blu Dot wicker pendant and finished the space with a flat-weave Turkish area rug in a deep French blue.
“The breakfast nook takes my breath away,” Lalley says. Rounded Blu Dot “Racer” chairs in a gray linen-blend with black powder-coated steel bases hug the Warren Platner table that seems to float in this space. Luminaire’s “Authentik Suedoise” pendant light pulls its color straight from the owners’ private collection artwork that dots the wall.
Pulling inspiration from the art piece in the guest room, Penfield chose a marine-blue upholstered, curved bed. Huppé gray oak bedside tables topped with etched, lacquer glass flank the bed and host sleek, black Flos “Spun” lamps. Rich, graphic works from the owners’ collection create focal points throughout the private spaces … evoking the same energetic vibe that fills the home with modern sophistication.
Interior Design by Lucy Penfield and Stephanie Lalley, Lucy Interior Design, Minneapolis, MN
Builder Peter Hagstrom, Hagstrom Builder, Lake Elmo, MN
Text by Christie Galeano-DeMott
Photography by Amber Frederiksen, Bonita Springs, FL