ARCHITECT: Stofft Cooney Architects BUILDER: BCB Homes INTERIOR DESIGN: Renée Gaddis Interiors PHOTOGRAPHY: Troy Campbell

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Shades of Gray

Elegant tones, luxurious textures and mixed metals make this Pelican Bay Woods home extraordinary.

It all started with a magnificent tufted couch wrapped in charcoal velvet. That was the touch point for interior designer Renée Gaddis when she began dreaming up the design  for this residence in Pelican Bay Woods in Naples. Throughout, gray tones, soft textures and elegant metallic finishes ground the spacious four-bedroom, six-bath, newly constructed home. Drawn by Stofft Cooney Architects, the transitional, open-concept abode features soaring ceilings that reach 14 feet in the living and family rooms (and 12 feet elsewhere). With the couch, Gaddis decided to pair it with a nine-foot, two-sided, linear fireplace set in a solitary wall that was faux finished to look like one solid slab of marble. From there, it was on to the kitchen for the designer: “With the living and family rooms only separated by that double-sided fireplace and the kitchen and bar right off the family room, I wanted a really open kitchen feel.” That’s why Gaddis opted to include  the black metal open shelves. “And instead of doing a white kitchen—I feel like everyone has been doing a white kitchen lately­—I picked a greige-pewter color,” she adds. The open shelving makes the space feel lofty, and it’s balanced with a mix of walnut, white and gray cabinetry by Ruffino Cabinetry. It’s all offset with blended black and white countertops. Gaddis added an elegant warmth with antique brass and bronze metal lighting, hardware, plumbing and other accents. “With spec homes y
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