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Romanza Interior Design News

Romanza creating contemporary interiors for Catalina model at Mediterra

A custom outdoor shower accessible from the master bedroom, kitchen cabinetry that opens with a touch of a finger, and multiple outdoor living destinations are among a few of the highlights of London Bay Homes’ Catalina model in Mediterra.

Scheduled for completion in May, the custom model will feature interiors by Romanza Interior Design and embody a contemporary aesthetic blending rustic and eastern influences punctuated by Asian-inspired accessories and shapes.

The two-story Catalina is in Cortile, a neighborhood of maintenance-free villa and estate homes in Mediterra, Naples’ 10-time community of the year. The model will offer a formal dining room, great room, bonus room and a second-floor club room with sunset overlook. It also will have dual, two-car garages on opposite sides of the entry courtyard.

The 5,288-square-foot Catalina will feature large bedrooms, expanded gathering areas and memory points, including a second-floor balcony. A wine bar, a wet bar, fireside lounging next to the pool, and zero-corner sliding glass doors that open up to a large wraparound al fresco living and dining room will enhance the home’s entertainment factor.

Romanza designers Jennifer Stevens and Deana Skelly selected furniture styles with clean and modern lines, a mix of finishes, including wood, glass, marble and metal, as well as textural and tactile elements to complement the home. Tones of taupe, brown and off-white will provide neutral backgrounds for a color palette of deep bronze, plum and shades of green.

The contemporary style will be introduced in the entry foyer’s wood and acrylic console and large artwork positioned against a subtle shimmering accent wall. The Catalina’s open floor plan flows from the adjoining dining room and great room and through the kitchen and café. Large format Italian porcelain tile with hues of white and taupe will be used in main living areas.

The dining room features a suspended floating ceiling detail with wood accents, LED cove lighting and a 45-inch-long, light bronze rectangular chandelier accented with textured mirror. A deep, recessed wall features an inlaid wood console, modern starburst mirror and teardrop-shaped, mercury gold glass wall sconces.

The wine bar is tucked into the model’s main gallery and will offer a tall wine refrigerator and uncorking station. Finishes will include quartersawn walnut cabinetry, mirrored backsplash and modular storage shelves with recessed LED lighting. The dramatic gallery ceiling, featuring 'floating' backlit sculptured drywall, connects the master vestibule and wine bar and separates the foyer from the great room.

Skelly said the home’s aesthetics will play off the model’s emphasis on bronze and light-reflecting metals, combined with various luminous finishes and accent materials, such as the iridescent mosaic glass tile in the master bath.

The kitchen will also offer a six-burner cook top, steam oven and separate refrigerator and freezer. Perimeter cabinetry is topped with solid pure white quartz and accented with large-format polished white Thassos tiles. The adjoining café will impart a contemporary vibe with its table — a glass top supported by arching bases in antique alloy and slate and featuring comfortably upholstered seating.

Sliding glass doors in the café open to the wraparound living and dining areas that overlook the custom-designed pool, offering a wet shelf for sunbathing and a raised spa with a spillway. The outdoor area will also have a fire table surrounded by lounge chairs and several ‘destination’ sitting areas accented with sculpture and zen-like water sounds. Furnishings include woven lounge and dining chairs, chaises, and an upholstered sofa in all-weather fabric for indoor quality comfort. The outdoor kitchen will offer white tiger granite counter tops, a grill and wet multi-level bar for entertaining.

Both the bonus room and master bedroom will offer a direct connection to outdoor spaces. The bonus room will feature wide-plank walnut wood flooring, two modern modular sofas, glass base floor lamps and a custom lacquer finish wall unit with a large wall-mounted TV.

The master suite has dual walk-in closets and a vestibule with a niche created to feature a sculpture. The bedroom features a king-size bed set against a custom paneled wall. The master bath will feature a large contemporary soaking tub, centered in the room in front of the glass-enclosed shower. The deep-taupe polished marble floor will repeat in the walls above dual vanities finished in a high-gloss taupe and accented with stainless steel toe-kick bases, LED lighting, gray chateau quartz countertops, and MTI vessel sinks. The bathroom will offer a dressing area with a bench and access to a private outdoor shower featuring an offset patterned rough coral stone wall with niches. Custom-designed bronze metal gates lead out to the garden and pool.

Located on the ground floor, two of the guest bedrooms will have walk-in closets and private full baths. One will offer two queen beds set against a recessed wall finished with textured grasscloth. Turquoise, azure blue and chartreuse accents will be introduced in lamps, pillows, artwork and accessories in the second bedroom. White cabinetry, iridescent basketweave tile and granite countertop will be featured in the bathroom.

Located nearby will be a large workstation with built-in high-gloss lacquered white cabinetry, a desk with waterfall counter top, storage and shelves and a back wall accented with textured wallcovering. The space leads to an oversized laundry/mud room with additional storage, a seating area, front-load washer and dryer and an ironing board concealed within a drawer.

The custom staircase features a rectilinear and modern design that mixes walnut wood and iron. A wet bar with an under-counter beverage center, gray granite countertop, bar sink and smoky taupe glass backsplash will be positioned at the top of the staircase.

The second floor will offer a fourth bedroom with king-sized bed, club chair and two large custom wardrobes, with a writing desk and lounge space. Custom built-in cabinetry will span the entire length of the club room, incorporating seating area, TV, desk, display and storage spaces, and a large round table dovetailing directly into the unit. Sliding glass doors will open to the sunset overlook with views of the pool, nature preserve and golf fairway.

The Catalina’s architecture will feature clean lines, a brick entry tower and a walkway framed by two fountains.