Luxury Home and Design
Beach chic: The living room and kitchen are where interior designers Andrea Folcik and Kelli Sultan of KVS Interior Design began their task of transitioning a Naples condo from its original 1970s décor into what they call sophisticated beach style. “The concept was to have a soft, relaxing, neutral background with pops of color inspired by the beach itself,” Folcik says. To accomplish that, they selected sand-like tones and textures mixed with aqua blues and orange—“hints of what you would find from a sunset,” says Sultan.
Room by the sea: The minimal color palette in the master bedroom allows the views to be the focal point of the room. For a floor that looked like wood without the high upkeep, Folcik and Sultan chose a tile that mimics the look of wood planks.
Shelf life: “We found it with a 30-inch-high cabinet, a banjo across the toilet and a hanging chandelier reminiscent of a birdcage, off-centered in the room, with fluorescent lighting,” Sultan muses about the powder room’s original look. An important area for homeowners who enjoy entertaining, the more contemporary powder room, above, became a show space of sorts. Sultan and Folcik mixed colors and textures to lend it a casual feel and carry the beachy look of the rest of the condo, which is prevalent even in the master closet, left.
Prime seating: In order to merge the living room and dining room into one flowing area, the designers removed a wall and effectively eliminated the dining room and made the breakfast nook the primary eating area. Even here, the views take center stage.
Lazy days: “We didn’t want to do anything that would take away from the views,” Folcik explains, “so the furniture we chose is a rattan wicker in a darker color to blend in with the exterior of the balcony, which we were unable to modify.” Some of the interior design elements—aqua blues and mixed media, wood and metal furniture—were brought outside, as well.
Pearls of wisdom: The natural, beachfront influence is prevalent in even the smallest details, from the mother-of-pearl mirror to the subtle starfish accessories.