Azure Color Story Rules in Naples Home

From façade to lanai, a homeowner’s favorite palette imparts undeniable personality in a Naples residence


When interior designer Lisa Kahn first met Tina Pregont, the homeowner was wearing a blue cardigan that would soon tell the story of their work relationship.

“Tina loves her hues,” says Kahn. “She wore the blue sweater to let us know the exact color we needed to capture when we designed certain rooms in her new house.”   

Said house is a 7,000-square-foot residence (with five bedrooms and eight baths) that backs up to a golf course and which Tina shares with her husband and their two chocolate Labrador Retrievers.

The designer/client meeting was a success. “I was impressed with Lisa right away,” says Pregont. “She is bohemian and color-oriented, which I loved, and she knew what I wanted. I told her about my love for bright blues and greens with mixed patterns, which give me a feeling of calm. Everything Lisa suggested back was happy and fresh.”

Kahn made a case for a symbiosis between indoors and out by creating a flow of energy, light, and color: “I love to blur interior design with exterior natural surroundings, which brings healing energy into the house. The colors Tina chose were ideal. We were thrilled to bring her vision to life.”

In the great room, which overlooks the golf course through large glass windows, that vision is honest to Pregont’s color directives. From flora-themed Manuel Canovas drapes to Hickory sofas and armchairs upholstered in green and blue fabrics, the room happily says no to neutrals.

Blue wins again in the dining room, where the Pierre Frey fabric on the dining chairs is the exact tone as Pregont’s aforementioned sweater.

The kitchen is a showplace of finishes, from walnut to rift-cut oak, that work effortlessly together. To satisfy the couple’s gourmet inclinations, there are two island countertops made of quartz. One is surrounded with Thibaut stools for family dinners; the other is strictly for food preparation. “We entertain often,” says Pregont, “and I like to cook for guests when we don’t use catering.”

The homeowner’s preferred color scheme also makes an appearance in the primary bedroom, most noticeably in the form of Kravet’s leaf-themed wallpaper. Once again, Kahn blurred the lines of inside and outside in a satisfying way.

“Tina was willing to be bold, so everything in this commission worked together really well,” says Kahn. “The whole experience was marvelous.”

Story Credits:

Interior Design by Lisa Kahn, Finding Sanctuary by Lisa Kahn Designs, Naples, FL

Architecture by Stofft Cooney Architects, Naples, FL

Builder BCB Homes, Naples, FL

Landscape Architecture by Architectural Land Design Inc., Naples, FL

Text by Linda Marx

Photography by Brie Williams, Charlotte, NC

Open to see Interior Design Sources:


Dining Room

Table – Alfonso Marina, High Point, NC

Host/hostess chairs – Highland House, High Point, NC

Fabric – Old World Weavers, Jim Thompson, Clarence House, New York, NY

Buffet – Ruffino, Fort Myers, FL

Vintage Chanel scarf – Owner’s collection

Chandelier – Visual Comfort, High Point, NC

Living Room

Sofa – Hickory Chair, Hickory, NC

Fabric – Perennials Fabric, Dallas, TX

Green chairs – Hickory Chair, Hickory, NC

Fabric – Thibaut,

Cocktail table designed by Lisa Kahn Designs, Naples, FL, and fabricated by Creative Metal & Wood, Thomasville, NC

Console – International Design Source, Naples, FL

Table lamps – Bay Design, Naples, FL

Drapery fabric – Cowtan & Tout,

Area rug – Kravet Fabrics, Naples, FL


Cabinetry and bar designed and fabricated by Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Myers, FL 

Hood – Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Myers, FL 

Backsplash – Ruben Sorhegui, Naples, FL

Island counter designed by Finding Sanctuary by Lisa Kahn Designs, Naples, FL, and fabricated by Naples Stoneworks, Naples, FL

Stools – Thibaut,

Lighting – Urban Electric, North Charleston, SC

Breakfast Nook

Tulip table – CUO Modern, Crate and Barrel,

Chairs – Woven, High Point, NC

Powder Room

Cabinetry – Ruffino Cabinetry, Fort Myers, FL 

Mirror – Wilson Lighting of Naples, Naples, FL

Wall covering – Flight, Phillip Jeffries,

Guest Bedroom: Blue

Bed – Thibaut, 

Bench – Made Goods, High Point, NC

Wall covering – Scalamandré, Hollywood, FL

Guest Bedroom: Orange

Bed – Redford House,

Night table – Made Goods, High Point, NC

Bench – Century Furniture,

Wall covering – Thibaut,

Primary Bathroom

Tub – Kallista,

Chandelier – Louise Gaskill Company, High Point, NC

Drapery fabric – Schumacher & Co., Dania Beach, FL

Primary Bedroom

Bed and headboard – Chaddock, Morganton, NC

Bench – Brownstone Furniture, Richmond, CA

Occasional chairs – Highland House, High Point, NC

Side table – Century Furniture,

Mirror – Carvers Guild,

Wall covering – Kravet Fabrics, Naples, FL

Area rug – Kravet Fabrics, Naples, FL


Dining table – Cassoni LLC, Miami, FL

Stripped grouping and chairs – Pavilion Furniture,

Fabric – Perennials Fabric, Dallas, TX


Ceiling details designed by Santuary by Lisa Kahn Designs, Naples, FL

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