Traditional Quail West Home Gains A Chic Coastal Edge

No Matter How Lovely The House, It’s Not Really Home Until Your Own Signature Style Is Expressed


Understanding their vision and making it come alive was the exciting challenge given by homeowners George and Laura Tate to the design duo Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen of Clive Daniel Home. “The clients selected us after seeing our work,” Errett-Pikosky says. “But they needed the home to be completed for a Thanksgiving party and it was already September.” With two in-depth meetings to define a shared concept, followed by a design plan a week later, the Tates and the Clive Daniel team parted with a handshake and a mutual goal. The owners wouldn’t see their newly designed second home until their party in late November.

Built on a golf course in the exclusive Quail West community of Naples, the 4,700-square-foot home was only three years old. With expansive social spaces, generous private spaces, and a wide loggia and pool area that wraps the entire rear golf-view of the house, much of the kitchen and outside amenities were already state-of the-art. But the Tates’ desire for the blues and aqua hues of a coastal residence would lead the design approach.

Now, the spacious living room feels almost intimate with only four white linen-clad chairs and a cocktail table shaping a hearthside setting. Flanking the fireplace, insets backed in “Bohemian Blue” wall covering become a focal point that holds its own against one of the elaborate ceiling elements found in the home. On the other side of the entry hall, the dining room reflects a touch of tradition with a maple dining table, and chairs stained espresso and set against a soft teal fabric. The Tates added their own contemporary chandeliers in the living and dining rooms, giving the spaces what Errett-Pikosky calls “traditional with an edge.”

The back of the house flows from the kitchen to the breakfast area to the sweep of the family room and loggia beyond — each defined by elaborate ceiling architecture. The kitchen, in subtle tones of white and gray, only needed the designers’ addition of elegant pendant vessel lamps and counter stools that match chairs at the breakfast table nestled in a cozy bay just steps away.

From a barrel vault in the kitchen to coffered ceilings in the family room and trays in a variety of depths elsewhere, what lies overhead draws the eye. Rather than “compete,” the team designed “into” the ceilings, sometimes adding color to match the furnishings or walls, sometimes with wall covering. The family room and loggia are like sisters with arms entwined. Draperies from Stout are repeated from the breakfast area in a soft cream with a leading edge of peacock velvet. Receding doors open onto the screened entertainment space, but can be closed for an expansive, yet livable family retreat.

Outside, the navy blues of Castelle’s Sunbrella-covered sofas and the denim and navy easy-chairs provide a backdrop for spectacular vistas. An intimate hearthside social grouping and outdoor kitchen and dining area offer the perfect places for family and friends to relax.

And the Thanksgiving party? “It was ready!” Errett-Pikosky says. “Fifty guests, a turkey, and an expansive home that delighted one and all.”

Story Credits:

Interior Design: Charlie Hansen and Rebekah Errett-Pikosky, Clive Daniel Home, Naples, FL

Builder: Claudine Léger-Wetzel, Stock Development, Naples, FL

Photography: Matt Steeves, Fort Myers, FL

Text: Marina Brown

Open to see Interior Design Sources:

dining room

Dining table and chairs – Vanguard Furniture,

High Point, NC

Centerpiece floral – Lux-Art Silks, Sarasota, FL

Mirrors – John-Richard, Greenwood, MS

Chandelier – Owners’ Collection

Drapery fabric – Victor Thomas, International Design Source, Naples, FL

Area rug – Clive Dainiel Home, Naples, FL

living room

Lounge chairs and cocktail table – EJ Victor, High Point, NC

Vases, sculpture and area rug – Clive Daniel Home, Naples, FL

Chandelier – Owners’ Collection

Artwork above fireplace – John-Richard, Greenwood, MS

Metal art – Global Views, Dallas, TX

Drapery fabric – Kravet, Inc., Bethpage, NY

breakfast area

Table – Artistica, Thomasville, NC

Side chairs – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC

Chandelier – Visual Comfort & Co., Houston, TX

Drapery fabric – Stout Brothers Co., Inc., Colmar, PA


Counter stools – Vanguard Furniture, High Point, NC

Light pendants above island – Visual Comfort & Co., Houston, TX

Black-and-white art – Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, FL

Silver wall art – Global Views, Dallas, TX


Sofas – Castelle, High Point, NC

Armchairs – Lane Ventures, Newton, NC

Cocktail table – Seasonal Living, Austin, TX

Accent pillows – Elaine Smith, West Palm Beach, FL

Area rug – Surya, White, GA

family room

Sofas – RC Furniture, Orlando, FL

Cocktail table – Interi Vision, Clive Daniel Home, Naples, FL

Blue vases and area rug – Clive Daniel Home,

Naples, FL

Occasional tables – Adriana Hoyos Furnishings,

Miami, FL

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