Room to Grow | Luxury Living for Couture Kids

1395 Great Egret Trail | Naples, Florida

Little ones inspire big dreams. So when it comes to home design, passionate parents are looking for more than just pink or blue — they want a space where their kids can play, learn and thrive. “Designing children’s rooms today is a really fun process because modern parents are looking to make their homes kid-friendly without being kid-centric,” says Brandon Quattrone of Consort Design.  “We’re creating rooms that are functional for children but flow cohesively with the rest of the home from a look-and-feel perspective, and because of that approach, these rooms are able to easily evolve as the child grows.”

“Our favorite way to create a classic space that’s fun for all ages is to incorporate elements that will activate a youthful imagination,” says Quattrone, “whether it be through pops of vibrant color or conversational patterns in wallpaper and linens.” If you’re looking to design a bold bedroom or a posh playroom, explore these luxury listings for some pint-size inspiration.

3315 Bayshore Road | Sarasota, Florida

6760 Sable Ridge Lane | Naples, Florida

 

 

Serene Spas | Cool Trends in Hot Tubs

28921 Cavell Terrace | Naples, Florida

As temperatures drop, outdoor luxury living is heating up. According to artist and designer Pablo Solomon, the hottest trends in spa design can be summed up in four words: sustainable, soothing, stone and savings — energy savings. “Creating surrounds to spas that conserve, collect and store water is in,” he explains. “Solar water heaters are supplying the hot water for many installations, and solar-powered pumps and lights are making installations easier — and saving energy. Better filtration systems are reducing the amount of maintenance and use of chemicals.”

16248 Gulf Boulevard | Redington Beach, Florida

Architecturally, stone, brick and composites are replacing wood as the material of choice, and hardscapes — landscaping such as terracing, berms and retaining walls — are becoming  more popular. Solomon reports that for high-end spas, there is a return to the grotto trend of the Romantic period. If you’re looking to warm up your outdoor oasis, peruse these luxury listings for some inspiration.

15923 Roseto Way | Naples, Florida

8642 Arbor Oaks Circle | Concord, North Carolina