Wendy Berry of Ohio-based interior design firm
W Design creates a heavenly vacation home on the Florida gulf coast that provides the perfect backdrop for the client's extensive collection of artwork and artifacts, inspiring the portfolio name "Collector's Retreat." 54
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Framed Salvador Dalí originals line the entry hallway to this “Collector’s Retreat.” Berry created architectural interest with wood
paneled barreled ceilings and hanging lanterns. The warm and inviting space
entices you to enter and see more.
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At the entrance to the unit from the
elevator, Berry designed this stage of sorts to feature this gold-leaf panel from the homeowners’ private
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Another custom designed built-in platform to showcase antique panels in the living room entrance.
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A beautiful Gulf Sunset view inspired a clean-lined, neutral palette with a transitional aesthetic in
the grand salon. The clients enjoy uninterrupted views in this space, which is calm yet full of texture and interest.
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Sun-soaked, light, and airy grand salon.
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The cozy family room continues the Asian influenced interior with grasscloth covered walls, a Chow
cocktail table and a pair of Chinese foo dog lamps.
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Berry’s signature architectural design creates interest in an otherwise secondary space. Spunky
stools balance the vignette while allowing extra seating for a crowd.
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Custom Shoji screens complement the clients’ extensive Asian-inspired collection of antiques and artifacts from
travels around the world.
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While on retreat, occasionally one must check in with the office. The custom designed, well-lit
cabinetry affords a stylish and functional tucked away workspace.
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The master suite is the true “Collector’s Retreat.” This
soothing and sophisticated collection of warm, serene tones and juxtaposing
materials create a true haven for the individuals that reside within.
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Master bedroom gallery wall with mosaic mica hanging lanterns.
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Master bedroom built-in entertainment unit with connecting medallion door hardware.
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The master bathroom linen closet houses built-in hampers, drawers with towel storage and shelves for
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Master bathroom mosaic tile feature wall with floating shelves. The soaking tub is open to the master suite
with ocean views.
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The powder room has a modern, moody feel with warm wood tones paired with charcoal. The cast concrete
trough sink and feature wall of ceramic matrix tile offer an unexpected mix of
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The den houses the homeowners’ curated collection of artifacts from their African travels.
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Ebony colored Ralph Lauren grasscloth covered walls with a crocodile embossed leather feature wall in the
den are a warm and textural backdrop for the artifacts and kuba cloth.
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The master lanai extends the “Collector’s Retreat” master suite seamlessly with the Gulf Views.