This 4500 square foot home update project was inspired by its waterfront location on Sarasota Bay. We used the colors of the sea, the tropical gardens and the sky in wall treatments, upholstery, bedding, artwork and accessories.
Our challenge was to take a formal Mediterranean Revival style home and renovate it to make it less fussy, but more classically elegant for this executive couple's first Florida home. We removed a heavy Tuscan style stone fireplace in the great room and designed a custom millwork wall with shelves to display glass art, a stunning sunburst mirror, and favorite books.
Barbara V Gardner is the owner of Collins Interiors, LLC, an award-winning interior design firm specializing in creating luxurious residential interiors. Since 2006 it has been the firm's great pleasure to work with a distinguished group of clients in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Colorado. From classic to contemporary styles, Collins Interiors creates personalized interiors to reflect the tastes and lifestyles of each client.
Top 10 Interior Design Firm in New York Spaces Magazine, cover of Princeton Magazine, featured in Sarasota Magazine, Design NJ, The Herald Tribune, Best Of Houzz, Silver Award for SRQ Home of the Year and IDA APDC Award.