Bringing Italy to You

As we continue to reflect on this year, one of the most greatly missed elements of our “normal” life is travel. Staying close to home has inevitably become the theme for 2020, leaving little other option than reminiscing on trips abroad through old photos. Our designers rely on travel to freshen their inspiration and to seek out the newest home …

Lana’s Top 5 Glassware Styles

A Toast to You! Ice, Ice Baby Lana’s favorite tabletop staple is both versatile and luxe. She loves making her guests delicious cocktails with crushed ice and long straws, like her favorite Angostura Colada with a healthy dash of fresh-grated nutmeg. Recipe » A Sparkling 2021 We know everyone is ready to bring in 2021! Lana’s stunning choice for midnight …

Cascada De Leone is a castle-like estate in Grey Oaks in Naples

If Cascada De Leone was plopped in the chateau region of France or alongside the Tuscan villas of Italy, it would not look out of place. But this European style, castle like estate is right here in Naples. “Every time I come in here I am transformed into Europe,” said Jutta Lopez, sales associate, at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. The …

Wow your holiday guests with these design ideas

Be guest-ready in minutes Year after year, season after season, we receive phone calls from clients about what they can do before the holidays or before guests arrive. We know a few ways to make quick and effortless updates before there are knocks at the door! If your walls could talk, they would tell you they are the best-kept secret …

Meet Colleen Wilson

Colleen shared some intriguing insights on a variety of subjects in our brief interview with her. For instance, she dispels some popular misconceptions about working with designers and reveals what inspired her to pursue a career in interior design. Find out what her most unique design task has been and how her daily routine isn’t routine at all. Q: What …

Back to the LANAI

When you’re social distancing, “going out” can literally mean going outside the back door to your lanai. So, it’s no surprise that people want these spaces to be both functional and comfortable. For interior designer Laurie Walter, the owner of Cardamon Design, that also means “bringing the indoors out” in a seamless transition that essentially extends the home’s great room/living …

Delight Your Guests With Easy Design Updates

It seems the holidays and Florida winter are approaching faster than ever before. Our clients are settling into the Sunshine State for clear skies and breezy afternoons—and to avoid the cold, snowy winter. Undoubtedly, your social circle will be smaller this season but now, more than ever, having guests and company feels good, even if we do have to “social …

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Find out why our favorite season is award season!

2020 Aurora Award Winners Congratulations to our president Sherri DuPont, senior designer Amy Coslet and senior designer Lana Knapp for their exceptional interiors that landed us a Grand Aurora and three Silver Aurora Awards for 2020! GRAND AURORA – Best Bath Design of a Custom Home SILVER AURORA – Best Interior Design of a Custom Home Priced Over $2,000,000 SILVER …

Collins DuPont Design Group projects win four Sand Dollar Awards

In a continuance of its award-winning tradition, Collins DuPont Design Group was honored with four 2020 Sand Dollar Awards during the annual awards ceremony presented Saturday, Oct. 24 by the Collier Building Industry Association Sales and Marketing Council (SMC). The firm received awards in three categories for Sherri DuPont and Amy Coslet’s work in a private residence in Mediterra, including …