June 9, 2015:
Beach Design Series Part 2
There is a story behind the first project of Centro Stile: the beach. No matter where you are from or the type of beach vacation you experienced, the memories are special. Without question, there is something that draws us to the beach. It could be the sound of rhythmic waves. It may be the salt and sand on fresh, sun-kissed skin, or the memories of time spent with friends and family. It is just plain good. This is not only true here in the states but also in my home country, Italy. You would work hard and plan all your free days with friends at the beach. And it would be good! It was what got me through those tough tests the last month of university and what I wait for now every July. The beauty of seeing my children pass their days on the beach; Simply beautiful, simply good. When I was given an opportunity to develop a theme for our community in Naples, FL, the choice was clear: the beach! I love to travel and my journeys have given me many opportunities to experience amazing beach vacation spots around the world; each rich in culture and each with a story to be told. I would like to take you on a small journey through my beach inspiration.The Patmos home was inspired by the Greek Island that I visited during one of my trips. The colors of white and blue carry a sense of purity and symbolism in the Patmos Home. The modest architecture and classic details of Greek design are reflected as each space was thoughtfully designed. Natural linens frame the windows and adorn the furniture to provide a soft and comfortable retreat throughout each space. Open living spaces are flooded with streams of natural light and provide uninterrupted access to the outdoors. The heart of the home is created by the living and kitchen areas, the kitchen being a very important communal space in Greek culture and architecture. Bright white walls provide a canvas for pops of vibrant blues in the kitchen tiles, canvas art, and accessories throughout the rooms, giving each space an immediate calm and peaceful atmosphere.