Combining silver, gold, brass, or iron is a great strategy for adding visual interest and depth to a space.
According to award-winning interior designer Jerilyn Antonacci, president of Antonacci Design Group, mixing metals has become very popular. “I brought in different metals to furnish the AQUA II model because I’ve always loved textured, layered and eclectic spaces,” she explains. “Warm metals (like gold and brass) come off as a rich pop of color and texture when placed with cool metals like silver and chrome,” she continues. “Many people think that matching your finishes is the best way to coordinate your home or kitchen, but in reality this often creates a monochromatic and less interesting look.”
Antonacci reports when using metals, don’t forget to consider texture. It can make all of the difference in a space with mixed metals. Combining matte, polished, and hammered finishes create a rich atmosphere. Additionally, mixing metals with hardware and finishes — metallic textiles, artwork, picture frames, and wallpaper — are all usable options. Everything in the model residence features texture and the textures are varied: smooth glass flooring next to marble flooring, warm wood floors in the bedrooms, and wallpaper of various consistencies.
AQUA’s contemporary model spans 4,171 square feet under air and includes three bedrooms, a den and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The fully furnished model is priced at $2.545 million.
The floor plan includes a great room and a living room, appealing to people moving from a single-family home to a maintenance-free waterfront lifestyle. The model reflects the modern architectural style of the high-rise and showcases several features of AQUA’s sophisticated and refined design.
The model has a great room, kitchen and living room that line up against large windows overlooking the nearby marina. Design elements are very modern: a table with a center cutout, black coffee tables in three layers with smaller black tables, shimmering wallpaper and a linear fireplace.
The master bedroom overlooks the water, so Antonacci boosted the view with a large oval mirror over the bed to reflect that scenery. She used a lot of white and gold colors, and unique design elements. The wall behind the bed features a wallpaper starburst. Modern artwork is placed throughout.
The master bathroom features a two-person built-in tub nestled against a big picture window that overlooks the water.
A silk hand-knotted throw by Ann Gish styles the bed in one of the guest rooms. The second guest room is a blush pink. The den has a long built-in desk and cubbies nestled in the wall.
Enhancing the AQUA experience are exceptional conveniences including concierge services, 24-hour staffed front desk, a movie theater, a private library, resort-style pool and spas, fitness center with his and her glass block steam rooms and cedar lined dry sauna facilities, sky lounge with rooftop terrace and more.
All AQUA residences enjoy amenities that include an outdoor putting green, dog run, three fire pits, a game room with billiards, bar, TV, fireplace and high definition interactive virtual golf simulator, Wii games and Apple TV, three guest suites, plus the Club AQUA social room with large curved screened TV and entertainment area with wet bar, fireplace, coffee bar and catering kitchen overlooking the waterfront and marina, plus a new outdoor waterfront pavilion with fireplace, TV and wet bar.
Two marina cabanas and one boat slip, large enough to accommodate a boat up to 50 feet, are also available.
Contracts for AQUA Tower II are ongoing, with Naples-based PACT Realty serving as the exclusive listing agent.
The information center is at Wiggins Pass Road, 13675 Vanderbilt Drive, Naples. Online at www.aqua-naples.com.