Vogue Interiors’ designer Leslie Gebert, Allied Member, ASID has completed the design and execution of a coastal styled interior for a Carrara condominium in Talis Park. At build-out, the Carrara neighborhood will include 90 penthouse-style condominiums in 15 mid-rise buildings overlooking Talis Park’s Greg Norman-Pete Dye designed golf course. Each building includes three floors over parking with two residences per floor. A completed private hospitality area for Carrara residents includes a pool, a covered gathering area, restrooms, and grills.
Priced starting in the mid-$700s, Carrara offers the simplicity of maintenance-free condominium living along with the luxurious ambiance one would expect in Talis Park. Each residence includes a private elevator lobby, a great room, a gourmet island kitchen, an “on the view” owner’s suite, two guest en suites, a library/media room, a powder bath, and secured ground level parking. The penthouse-style residences offer more than 2,900 square feet of air-conditioned living space and feature wraparound loggias.
Gebert has created and fully realized a coastal-inspired design for the light-filled Carrara residence. With a restful palette featuring sandy ivory as a background color, and soft dove gray and robin’s egg blue as accents, the casually contemporary residence offers long views of the Talis Park golf course from the great room and the owners’ suite. Finishes have been designed to be both low-maintenance and luxurious at the same time. Throughout the main living area, beach sand colored wood-plank porcelain tile creates a breezy flow from the private elevator entrance through to the open loggias.
The elevator foyer provides a hint of the subtle coastal design theme with a 36-inch high base of semi-gloss white wainscoting topped with dove gray hand-pleated wallpaper. Two brushed satin nickel sconces with white shades glow on either side of the double door entry that provides the first look into the great room and the views from the loggias.
In the great room, a sectional with dove gray leather cushions piped in cream leather showcases multiple throw pillows covered in varied clear shades of blue. A large square distressed driftwood gray cocktail table sits in front of the sectional and the entire seating area is anchored by an area rug. A chrome console table with a silvered glass top sits behind the sectional and faces the kitchen. The main entertainment wall features a streamlined media cabinet in a gray wash finish with cream sides and bold decorative chrome hardware. Sheer and airy ivory window treatments with a subtle silver metallic thread dress the 90-degree pocketing sliders that open to the loggia and the view of the golf course.
The kitchen is also oriented toward the open view. With the kitchen cabinetry in a painted off-white finish, the warm brown granite used on the countertops and the bar provides contrast. The kitchen backsplash is a soft cream rectangular subway tile. The bar stools at the kitchen counter are upholstered in a marine blue textured tweed and the same fabric appears on the curved banquette seating that wraps the dining area and faces the kitchen. The banquette surrounds a 72-inch round glass table that can seat eight. Adjacent to the dining area, the wet bar features the same off-white cabinetry used in the kitchen, the backsplash is a neutral glass tile, and the counter tops surrounding the sink above the wine cooler are off-white quartz. The lighted upper cabinetry has glass fronts for display and storage.
Across from the powder room in the entry, the double-doored library/media room opens to a private loggia. The flooring in the room is the same wood plank tile used in the living area, but the color palette changes to soft blue walls with white trim. A textured light cream shag rug anchors the taupe linen sleeper sofa and the floating 30-inch by 60-inch working desk is finished in reclaimed driftwood. A tan linen chair sits at the desk.
The owners’ suite colors are comprised of cool ivories, rich creams and light blues accented by a liberal touch of warm camel tones. The king-size bed features four high tester bedposts and is dressed in off-white bedding done in a cream linen fabric that has a camel braid of natural raffia for texture. A cream, blue and camel oriental linen print appears on the decorative bed pillows. A soft cream textured area rug softens the floor under the bed. The transitional nightstands have a pale cream finish that matches the finish on the front of a long dresser with driftwood sides. A white-framed club chair is upholstered in camel linen and sits next to the sliding doors leading to the loggia.