Annabelle’s Interior Designer, Dana Moore, and the Stately South Tampa Colonial

Annabelle’s Interior Designer, Dana Moore, recently designed the interior of a stately Colonial home in South Tampa, Florida, in a manner that paid homage to his Northeastern roots. Her astute attention to detail and strategic mix of custom and showroom pieces resulted in a flawless whole-house design that combines Colonial and Northern Coastal influences.

In the open, airy foyer a simple Stanley console table sets the tone for the home’s design. Delicate spindle legs and intricate detailing provide the perfect complement for the homeowner’s heirloom mirror and accent pieces, while the weathered grey finish introduces a Northern Coastal vibe that can be found throughout the home.

Just off the foyer, the study offers a cozy retreat with a Vanguard sofa in graphite and two leather Fairfield lounge chairs in a driftwood fabric with pewter nailhead trim. Oak side tables by Keystone are reminiscent of Colonial style, while the English blue finish adds a pop of color. A Keystone sideboard in French truffle rounds out the space.

In the kitchen, simple touches make all of the difference. The counter-height, x-back chairs surrounding the massive island feature a weathered finish to continue the Northern Coastal feel, while the seats are covered in a black charcoal leather to complement the kitchen’s black and white color scheme. Nickel nailhead trim offers the perfect finishing touch to complement the stainless appliances.

A rectangular Stanley dining table in Gloucester Grey with aged oak top takes center stage in the dining room. Coordinating Fairfield chairs feature a mix of textured grey fabric backs and chocolate leather seats for a touch of warmth. Pewter nailhead trim is the icing on the cake. A Stanley sideboard in the same finish as the dining table offers added storage and distinct Colonial style.

Style meets comfort in the living room, where the design centers on a leather sectional by Bernhardt featuring feather down blend cushions and antique brass nailhead trim. Two Lexington swivel chairs in a light grey fabric provide additional seating – the tufted rollback design delivering a traditional Colonial feel. The coffee, side and console tables are all custom from Keystone in red oak with a driftwood finish – each built to the homeowner’s unique specifications.

In the mother’s suite, the upholstered Lindsay headboard and bench by Bernhardt add a touch of femininity, while complementing the rooms existing Colonial pieces.

By contrast, the master bedroom features a distinct masculine feel with a Century custom king bed and nightstands in cherry burl with rich cognac finish. A grey Vanguard sofa and black leather chair provide an intimate seating area within the bedroom.

In the end, all of the small details –from the perfectly worn look of the weathered finish to the delicate turn of a table leg to the carefully planned selection of just the right nailhead trim – come together to create a beautifully designed space steeped with Coastal and Colonial influences. It is truly a place where a Northern native can feel right at home.

Annabelle’s Interior Designer, Dana Moore and the gated home in St. Petersburg, Florida

Annabelle’s Interior Designer, Dana Moore, recently designed a beautiful corner lot home within a prestigious golf course community in northeast St. Petersburg – just minutes from Clearwater, Florida. The homeowner asked Dana to create a glamorous home, worthy of any Los Angeles, California residence. Dana set out to achieve this vision and the results speak for themselves.

As guests first enter this gated home, they are greeted by a breathtaking front foyer that immediately sets the tone for this glamorous interior design. A gorgeous John Richard crystal chandelier hangs from the lofty ceiling and vibrantly reflects light from the adjacent transom window. This stunning statement piece in the front foyer is complemented by three tall fretted mirrors – their intricate design playing into the detail found in furniture pieces throughout home. The height of the mirrors creates an open, airy feel reminiscent of a grand Hollywood grand. Combined with the chandelier, they enhance the natural light, bathing the space in sparkling prisms that rival the most beautiful cut diamond.

The stylish blue, hand-knotted rug from Jaunty and an upholstered cream-colored bench are expertly placed in the entrance providing sufficient flow-thru as guests proceed into the grand, formal living room. Soft tones throughout the grand room provide a clean, elegant feel. A custom set of two-tone upholstered chairs and an 8-way hand-tied frame sofa from Highland House Furniture by Century provide a focal point in the room. The sleek, sloping arms on the handmade chairs and sofa offer the illusion of a graceful winding staircase, right in the living room. Soft, quilted chenille fabrics dress the furniture providing a luxurious feel, while the espresso finish on the wooden legs offers richness and just the right contrast to this light, clean-colored room.

Two quilted Luminaire chairside chests from Century Furniture’s Candace Olson Collection are found on either side of the sofa and add a level of sophistication to the room as they resemble two Chanel handbags more so than furniture. A round cocktail Ottoman with a silver glint finish and accessories from John Richard fill the open spaces and add to the ambiance. Set off to the side of the living room is a statement-making mirrored desk with two intricately fretted mirrored-back chairs, also from John Richard.

The soft, soothing tones are carried from the living room into the extended dining room, which features a dining room table and chairs by Highland House Furniture by Century. The dining set’s platinum tones and sleek lines complement a stunning nine-light crystal John Richard chandelier hanging elegantly overhead. The espresso wood finish of the dining table matches perfectly with pieces in the living room. A beautifully upholstered curved banquette sits eloquently in front of the dining room’s grand windows, offering a graceful conclusion to the well-designed room.

In the end, the customer’s hope for a glamorous home was achieved. The only thing missing is a red carpet.

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