Bohemian Charm Radiates in Naples Cay Condo

Creatively curated, this Naples Cay Condo is renovated to emulate a Spanish Colonial Casa


Homeowner Jo Ann Jany fell in love with Naples and decided to purchase this 3,000-square-foot condo located in the storied enclave of Naples Cay. The building, much like a boutique hotel with only 33 units, offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and Clam Pass Park. While researching the building comps, Jo Ann took note of inerior designer Laura Parsons who was responsible for the most successful remodel to date. The homeowner, who originally hails from Arizona, reached out to Parsons and expressed her vision for her new space — inspired Spanish Colonial. Parsons, who was excited about the aesthetic direction, does admit to being surprised by it initially. “Clients usually want to remove arches, not create them,” she says. Jo Ann also wanted rounded corners and textured stucco walls. Parsons could envision the sun-drenched condo with white walls, dark oak flooring and charming Saltillo tiles on the balcony. “At first, I thought, hmmm … a Spanish Colonial theme, clients never request that in Naples,” the designer says. “Most clients here lean towards clean lines and a palette of blues, grays and whites.” However, this homeowner favored a space with soul and character that eschews shiny and new. This was to be Jo Ann’s bespoke beach abode and Parsons was up for the challenge.

While the design team selected finishes to create the new interior scheme for all areas of the condo, the homeowner searched online for vintage area rugs. She found a Moroccan rug in tones of cream, chocolate and saffron. “It’s a bold yet classic Moroccan pattern. I saw it and I knew this is the rug for the great room,” Jo Ann says. The hues in the rug became the inspiration for the color palette throughout.

Next, the designer and homeowner shopped for the perfect stone material that would be utilized for the countertops throughout. “We found these polished granite slabs called ‘Black Jasper.’ They were hidden in the back of a stone yard,” Parsons says. “Since we both agreed that polished stone was not the look we were after, we had them honed. What a difference it made, it looks like soapstone, only more striking and without the maintenance.”

Creating the desired look and feel in the kitchen, the designer incorporated white painted cabinetry with inset doors and a cooktop set within an arched alcove. A handsome pair of arch-topped, stained oak cabinets with antiqued mirror panels add shimmer and dimension.

The theme flows into the master bedroom, where bone inlay chests flank a custom bed with its dramatic headboard in embroidered linen, and side rails and a footboard wrapped in raffia.  The neutral palette creates a soothing, earthy atmosphere. Stucco arches and handsome “Black Jasper” countertops complement custom, stained oak vanities and encaustic cement tiles that pattern the master bath in a black-and-white graphic. “The tile pattern struck me as interesting,” Jo Ann says. “I find the timeless, classic design calming.”

Although the “bones” of the space read Spanish Colonial, the homeowner’s personal effects are rather eclectic. Yet somehow all elements work together as a whole. Given that the owner is well-traveled, accessories such as pierced tin Moroccan lanterns, woven African bowls and antique pottery complete a global feel. “Overall, mixed metals, natural fibers and ethnic-eclectic accents merge throughout, achieving a curated and highly personal residence that is ideally suited for Jo Ann,” the designer says. “We made a great team.”

Story Credits: 

Interior Design by Laura Parsons, Pure Design of Naples, Naples, FL

Builder Thomas Lykos, The Lykos Group, Naples, FL

Text by Christine Davis

Photography by Daniel Newcomb, Jupiter, FL

Open to see Interior Design Sources:


Armchairs and ottomans – Brown Jordan, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

living area

Wall sconces – Lights of Tuscany, San Diego, CA

Moroccan lanterns – Whole House Worlds,

Sofa – Restoration Hardware, Tampa, FL

Patterned pillow fabric – Cowtan & Tout, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Solid pillow fabric – Pierre Frey, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Club chair – Stickley Furniture, Manlius, NY

Throw – Suite Luxury, Naples, FL

Cocktail table – Vintage Baker, Charish, San Francisco, CA

dining area

Round table – Hooker Furniture, Hickory, NC

Woven chairs – Serena and Lily, Palm Beach, FL

Candelabra chandelier – Lights of Tuscany, San Diego, CA


Cabinetry and island – High Tide Cabinetry & Design, Naples, FL

Countertops – SunMac, Fort Myers, FL

Counter stools – Vanguard Furniture, Raleigh, NC

Light fixture – Lights of Tuscany, San Diego, CA


Console – Design Mix Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Moroccan lanterns – Whole House Worlds,

Mirror – Owner’s Collection

Wall sconces – Lights of Tuscany, San Diego, CA

family room vignette

Wicker chair – Selamat, Cincinnati, OH

Accent pillow fabric – Suite Luxury, Naples, FL

Throw and accent table – Owner’s Collection

Ottoman – Room & Board, New York, NY

Light fixture – Design Mix Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

master bedroom

Bed – Custom designed by Pure Design of Naples, Naples, FL

Fabricated by Michael Schmidt Custom Interiors, Naples, FL

Bolster pillow – Cowtan & Tout, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Pillow trim Jeffrey Michaels, Hollywood, FL

Black throw – Suite Luxury, Naples, FL

Bedside chests – Owner’s Collection

Bench and occasional table – Charleston Forge, Boone, NC

Leather on bench – Edelman Leather, New Milford, CT

Table lamps – Currey & Company, AmericasMart, Atlanta, GA

Mirrors – Mirror Image, Los Angeles, CA

Armchair – Restoration Hardware, Tampa, FL

Pouf ottoman – Ikram Designs, Columbus, OH

Drapery fabric – Romo, Chagrin Falls, OH

master bath

Tub – Kallista, Ferguson Enterprises, LLC, Naples, FL

Vanity – High Tide Cabinetry & Design, Naples, FL

Countertop – SunMac, Fort Myers, FL

Wall sconces – Lights of Tuscany, San Diego, CA


Vintage Moroccan area rugs –

Flooring fabricated by The Lykos Group, Naples, FL

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