Hues of the Sea Lend Tranquility in Naples Condo

A condo renovation on Gulf Shore Boulevard capitalizes on the textures and colors inspired by its beachside location

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Designers often profess their greatest reward comes from their clients’ reactions at the moment of the big reveal. And when homeowners are awestruck, the feeling is even sweeter—a true testament to the project’s success. Such was Debbie Lori Travin’s experience when she transformed an incredibly dated Naples condominium to the extent that it was unrecognizable by the clients who purchased it.

“The result was astonishing,” says Travin, owner of the Miami Beach firm DLT Interiors, who tackled the task in just six months. “The entire family was in awe of their new home and couldn’t believe it was the same apartment.”

Located at The Regent at Park Shore, one of the most enviable beachfront high-rise condominiums in the city, the spacious 10,000-square-foot dwelling boasts a private elevator entrance that opens onto a lavish grand salon with an open living and dining area. The spacious floor plan includes a family room, a den, a movie theater, and five bedrooms, and just about every space offers inspiring views of the Gulf of Mexico and Venetian Bay. “The water vistas are jaw-dropping,” says Travin. “As soon as you enter from the private elevator, it feels like you’re on a boat.”

To complement said views, the designer opted for a soft, neutral color palette, mirroring the colors of the sea. Warm taupe, beige, off-white, light blue, and aqua wrap the grand salon in plush tranquility. Custom upholstered furniture (in opulent silk velvet, soft chenille, and textured bouclé) elevates the luxurious ambiance, as do the custom window treatments elegantly adorned with stunning silver-beaded tape trim. Crowning the seating area, a magnificent raw crystal chandelier suspends over a pair of reflective antique-mirrored cocktail tables, reiterating the organic vibe pervading the modern coastal aesthetic.

The oversized grand salon accommodates an extravagant dining area, where an ethereal linear branch chandelier dripping with floral-like crystals steals the spotlight. A separate seating area with blue velvet swivel chairs appears to float over the sparkling gulf waters, creating a breathtaking environment for cocktail hour with guests. Serene hallway vignettes throughout display contemplative abstract pieces by artist Carol Benson-Cobb that incorporate the water hues of the interior palette.

In the enclosed den, warm neutrals and gray tones emit a cozy feel while the comforting presence of a fireplace in the family room radiates an intimate glow at night. “An additional media room/movie theater also offers a special place for everyone to relax together and enjoy,” notes the designer. “The custom recliners in that space are particularly beloved by all.”

Travin thoughtfully designed each of the children’s bedrooms to reflect their respective preferences. The son wanted a masculine bedroom with a natural and charcoal color palette, and the daughters opted for more feminine hues—one blue, one pink. The primary suite exudes resort-style luxury, with custom velvet pieces enhanced with shimmering crystal lighting features.

“The client, who resides in Nashville, wanted to be present with her family when the project was completed,” says Travin. “We began redesigning the entire apartment during the summer and revealed the transformed space just in time for their Thanksgiving family gathering. It was a memorable moment for all of us.”

Story Credits:

Interior Design by Debbie Lori Travin, DLT Interiors, Miami Beach, FL 

Text by Jeanne de Lathouder

Photography by Nick Johnson, New York, NY

Open to see Interior Design Sources:

Sources 

Entry

Round table – Palecek, The New York Design Center, New York, NY

Ottomans/stools – Century Furniture, Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach, FL

Conversation Area

Light blue chairs – Century Furniture, Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach, FL

Accent table – Made Goods, Decoration & Design Building, New York, NY 

Chandelier – John-Richard, High Point, NC 

Area rug – Stark, South Florida Design Park, Hollywood, FL

Grand Salon

Sofa – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC

Club chairs – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC

Fabric – JF Fabric, Tonawanda, NY

Bench – Century Furniture, Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach, FL

Cocktail tables – Ochre, Decoration & Design Building, New York, NY

Accent tables – Made Goods, Decoration & Design Building, New York, NY 

Console – Oly Studio, The New York Design Center, New York, NY

Lamps – Visual Comfort & Co., The New York Design Center, New York, NY 

Chandelier – Currey & Company, High Point, NC

Drapery – Kravet, kravet.com

Trim – F. Schumacher & Co., schumacher.com

Area rug – Stark, South Florida Design Park, Hollywood, FL

Den

Sofa and swivel chairs – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC

Fabric – F. Schumacher & Co., schumacher.com 

Cocktail and console – Made Goods, Decoration & Design Building, New York, NY

Ottoman/stools – Century Furniture, Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach, FL

Side table – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC

Lamp – Currey & Company, High Point, NC 

Chandelier and small table – Palecek, The New York Design Center, New York, NY

Drapery – Romo Group, Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach, FL 

Area rug – Stark, South Florida Design Park, Hollywood, FL

Dining Room

Table and chairs – Palecek, The New York Design Center, New York, NY 

Chandelier – John-Richard, High Point, NC 

Area rug – Stark, South Florida Design Park, Hollywood, FL

Hall

Decoration console – Made Goods, Decoration & Design Building, New York, NY 

Lamps – Arteriors, The New York Design Center, New York, NY

Chandelier – Oly Studio, The New York Design Center, New York, NY 

Artwork – Benson-Cobb, Dallas Design District, Dallas, TX

Daughter’s Bedroom

Bed, headboard and bedside table – Vanguard Furniture,  High Point, NC 

Lamp – Currey & Company, High Point, NC

Loveseat and ottoman – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC 

Area rug – Stark, South Florida Design Park, Hollywood, FL

Primary Bedroom

Bed and headboard – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC 

Bedside tables – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC 

Foot bench – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC

Fabric – F. Schumacher & Co., schumacher.com

Lounge and ottoman – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC 

Pendant and chandelier lighting – John-Richard, High Point, NC 

Wall covering – Romo Group, Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach, FL 

Area rug – Stark, South Florida Design Park, Hollywood, FL

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