Trio of Aqua Units Receive Interiors From Award-Winning Design Firm

Posted by Aqua | May 23, 2016

The Aqua is nothing if not versatile, as was proven recently when Portfolio, The Magazine of Lifestyles, Interests and Leisure, ran a feature on a trio of utterly different interior decoration approaches to units in the waterfront condominium.

Speaking of versatility, the same firm, Collins & DuPont Design Group of Bonita Springs, undertook all three major projects.

“Collins & DuPont Design Group consists of the most talented nationally recognized designers in the industry,” the company’s website offers. “Our award-winning staff is focused on personal service and commitment to interior design that genuinely reflects our clients’ individual style. Offering a full scope of services, our team of experts excels at visualizing and bringing to reality the full potential of an Interior space that integrates with the world around it. Established in 1987, our interior design firm of Naples and Bonita Springs has been recognized and honored with a multitude of awards including BALA, ASID-FSC, AURORA, and the coveted ‘Golden Aurora.’ While we are very proud of the reputation for excellence and ethics that we have built, our greatest reward comes from the satisfaction and admiration of our clients.”

Kim Collins and Sherri DuPont, who remain its principles, founded the firm.

“Offering magnificent vistas of the Gulf of Mexico, Aqua Naples waterfront condominium embraces its residents with an impeccable array of luxury,” the Portfolio article begins. “Collins & DuPont Design Group understands the lifestyle that Aqua buyers are accustomed to and tailors their award-winning interior designs to be a reflection of the buyers’ desires.”

For the three Aqua units, the firm’s personnel came up with one design that’s labeled “Transitional” in the Portfolio article.

“The Transitional unit’s owners wanted an open, comfortable place to enjoy watching sport and movies with families,” Kevin Rathburn wrote in the piece. “The living room’s linear hologram fireplace, custom cabinetry and window coverings add to the relaxed ambiance.”

Next up in the feature story was a design termed “Coastal.”

“The Coastal units owners enjoy the functionality of the home. Conversation areas in the living room and terrace are perfect for enjoying a glass of wine while basking in the warm Gulf breezes. Preparing a meal of the daily catch after time spent on the family’s onsite fishing boat is a favorite use of the gorgeous kitchen. The owners could not be happier.”

Last, but certainly not least, the article turns its attention to what the Collins & DuPont people call “Contemporary.”

“The Contemporary unit incorporated the clients’ need to express their love for natural materials while maintaining a sophisticated design,” according to Rathburn. “An eclectic mix of old and new collections merge organically in this modern waterfront residence, incorporating unique materials like tree bark wallpaper and hand-selected natural stones.”

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