“Jeff is excellent at listening to a client’s interests and making suggestions with that in mind. I’m a Type A businessman and he convinced me to do things I never thought I would do which I now love. He stretches a client’s thinking and is head and shoulders above anyone else we’ve used. Every time we walk in one of our homes now we smile.”
Brad Sauer, Naples FL and North Oaks, MN
Brad and Nancy Sauer own a beautiful second home in the Grey Oaks neighborhood in Naples, Florida. The home required only light renovations to the interior and the lanai, yet the Sauers requested a complete custom interior design, different from other homes and reflective of their unique tastes.
The new Florida home features exquisite appointments such as:
Custom floating cabinetry with inlaid art mirror tops in the dining room to match the custom cabinetry in the family room. The modern clean style of this cabinetry is intensified with pearlized leather applied to the cabinet doors. The same leather was applied to the dining room chair fronts, legs of the custom chairs and sofa and the modern cornice boards that are installed above every window in the great room and family room. The same art mirror appears on the walls behind the cabinetry. The final look is consistent, clean and luxurious.
Signature custom great room sofa, designed by Jeff, is in a shape that mimics the recessed ceiling detail. Jeff’s customization includes specially designed club chairs, two custom benches for the foyer, and leather cornice boards, cabinet fronts and draperies.
Lighting is highlighted by a massive five-foot high dining room chandelier and custom wall sconces throughout the foyer and great room that give a dramatic appearance of cascading crystal. Jeff helped Nancy realize her vision of crystal dripping from the ceiling.
Flooring details include a custom designed rug, hand-dyed, hand-tufted, and hand-carved, utilizing the main pattern of the drapery fabric. Jeff enlarged it to fill the space and to work perfectly with the furniture’s placement.
Slab travertine for a modern fireplace, inlaid herringbone wood ceilings, and a fabulous foyer floor complete the project.
Lanai work is highlighted by travertine pavers, a newly re-tiled pool, sleek outdoor kitchen fixtures and cabinetry, updated paint colors, and custom Schumacher fabric for the draperies.
The entire home is spectacular with a unique, custom interior that makes the Sauers smile every time they walk in the door. Most of the accessories and artwork are from local galleries in Naples and the collaboration with local custom upholsterers, art dealers and others add the perfect Florida touch. Brad and Nancy are big fans of Jeff Schreier Interiors.