Bespoke Touches Bring Serenity in Bonita Bay

Infused with serene neutrals and soft shades of blush, a new Bonita Bay home offers a haven for a family to make lasting memories

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When it came to choosing a location for their “forever” home, a top priority for the owners of a lavish 6,902-square-foot property was to create a special place for their family to come together and make cherished memories. Also high on their list of musts was finding a neighborhood that offered activities for all ages. As soon as they set foot in Bonita Bay, an exclusive area in Bonita Springs that seamlessly integrates championship golfing with the scenic natural beauty of Estero Bay, it was love at first sight. Here, they could enjoy nature walks, beautiful private beaches, various sports, and all the social and leisure amenities unique to the community.

“The wife inspired us to create a space that reflected her femininity and strength,” says Glenn Midnet, founder and CEO of Design West, who, along with team designer Caitlin Godwin, set out to conceptualize a bespoke family oasis. “To bring this inspiration to life in a meaningful way, we weaved soft blush tones and plush textiles balanced with cooler grays and neutrals. The result was a beautiful tribute to the homeowner—a space that is soft yet strong.”

To introduce the home’s color story, the team paired an abstract artwork tinged with shades of blush against the modern lines of a black-and-white custom console table that anchors the entrance foyer. “The feminine blush tones bring something different to the coastal color palettes typically found in southwest Florida dwellings,” says Godwin.

In the great room, symmetry imposes a sense of order with a U-shaped seating group that allows smooth easy traffic flow throughout the space. Perfect for cocktails and conversation, the room directs attention to an illuminated entertainment wall—the area’s main focal point. Backdropped by Bonita Bay’s tropical landscape, the sun-filled space is a family favorite at day and night.

The dining room also inspires family gatherings, with an elegant stone-topped table counterbalanced with upholstered chairs comfy enough for after-dinner lingering. In soft romantic lighting or natural sun, this inviting space offers views of the lanai and outdoor kitchen—another coveted spot made for entertaining. “The high-contrast neutral palette of the outdoor selections for the lanai allows the vibrant landscaping to add pops of color to the design,” adds Midnet.

In the primary bedroom, clean-lined modern luxury reigns supreme—upholstered wall panels bring a touch of custom exclusivity that will be fashionable for years to come. “Other elements include floating nightstands and elegant shell pendant lights that flank a plush bedding ensemble to evoke a tranquil haven,” says Godwin.

The study’s ethereal vibe offers the homeowners a relaxing retreat and workspace. Here, a wall unit embellished with Phillip Jeffries wallpaper balances beautifully with a shimmering gray armchair and ottoman, and a sculptural clear cast-resin chandelier.

“The most fulfilling part of this design commission was executing the owners’ vision,” notes Midnet. “It is always our priority to design the homeowners’ space as a cohesive, elevated expression of their aesthetic by weaving memories and experiences into something that’s beautiful and will endure.”

Story Credits:

Interior Design by Glenn Midnet & Caitlin Godwin, Design West, Naples, FL

Text by Jeanne De Lathouder

Photography by Venjhamin Reyes, Miami, FL

Open to see Interior Design Sources:

Sources

Living Room

Sofa – EJ Victor, Morganton, NC

Pink chairs – Sam Moore, sammoore.com

Occasional chairs – Sam Moore, sammoore.com

Cocktail table – Phillips Collection, High Point, NC

Chandelier – Currey & Company, High Point, NC

Drapery fabric – Schumacher, fschumacher.com

Dining Area

Table – Old Biscayne Designs, Americus, GA

Chairs – Vanguard Furniture, Conover, NC

Lineal chandelier – Visual Comfort & Co., High Point, NC

Drapery fabric – Schumacher, fschumacher.com

Entry

Console – Old Biscayne Designs, Americus, GA 

Artwork – Leftbank Arts, High Point, NC

Bubble chandelier – OLY Studio, High Point, NC

Study

Chair and ottoman – Sam Moore, sammoore.com

Chandelier – OLY Studio, High Point, NC

Primary Bedroom

Bed designed by Design West, Naples, FL, and fabricated by
Raebecca Drapery by Design, Bonita Springs, FL

Bench – Vanguard Furniture, Conover, NC 

Headboard wall designed by Design West, Naples, FL, and 

fabricated by Raebecca Drapery by Design, Bonita Springs, FL

Pendant lighting – Currey & Company, High Point, NC

Grouping chairs – Sam Moore, sammoore.com

Cocktail table – Phillips Collection, High Point, NC

Area rug – Carpet Source, Winter Park, FL

Guest Room

Beds – Design West, Naples, FL

Headboard wall designed by Design West, Naples, FL, and fabricated by Raebecca Drapery by Design, Bonita Springs, FL

Chandelier – Currey & Company, High Point, NC 

Area rug – Surya, High Point, NC

Loggia

Wicker sofa – Kannoa, Miami, FL

Stools – Essentials for Living, essentialsforliving.com

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