Featured in Tampa Bay Magazine May/Jun 2020

A Key West vibe is established in the living room through architectural  details, such as the custom designed painted fretwork of the staircase banister and the recessed tray ceiling, which is highlighted by the application of turquoise grasscloth and palm leaf belt paddle fans. An abstract watercolor rug anchors the seating area’s woven rattan swivel chairs, handpainted case goods and overstuffed, comfortable sofas accented with brushed nickel nailhead trim and custom palm leaf pillows.
 
This lovely coastal home features spectacular water views from every room and an eclectic “Key West meets British Colonial” décor to match. Following the real estate closing, the owners reached out to their “Go To Designer” Jen Kravchuk of Decker Ross Interiors to enlist her help on the large scale project. Having previously worked on their various properties, including a vacation home in Key West, Jen knew that they had impeccable taste and trusted her design capabilities. An intimate knowledge of their preferences and lifestyle informed her decisions on both the creative and practical aspects of this waterfront property.
 
Since this was a specially designed new build, Kravchuk was able to collaborate with the owners and contractor during the initial layout, design and construction phase of the project. Unique architectural touches and details can be found throughout, including a fretwork stair banister, oversized baseboards and crown molding, recessed tray ceilings, authentic hardwood floors and custom finishes. Her design plan for this expansive house allowed each room to have its own individual characteristics and ambience, while maintaining some common unifying elements throughout. This was accomplished through the creative use of color, finishes, art, accessories and lighting.
 
The designer’s expertise in combining various patterns and contrasting textures is quite evident in this project. The use of woven furniture pieces provides a tropical accent and variation in texture to the other selected furnishings. Beautiful designer window treatments in dramatic and bold patterns offer a “oneof-a-kind” quality to many of the new home’s vast windows.
 
The waterfront location informed the color palette, which includes various shades of blues, greens and soft yellows, along with some fun pops of color. Overall, the home has a colorful Coastal Key West design aesthetic with definite British Colonial/ West Indies influences. Jen incorporated an interesting mix of warm wood tones and rattan accents combined with painted furniture pieces. Selected lighting and fans add a vintage feel. The homeowners could not be more pleased with the outcome of their designer’s latest efforts and plan to enjoy their fabulously unique and comfortable home for many years to come.

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