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Take a Look at This Newly Redesigned Vacation Condo

A light, bright plan brings the Gulf-front condo into the 21st century.

By Ilene Denton October 6, 2020

Rustic light-washed wood and navy accents don't compete with the Gulf of Mexico view.

How do you bring a circa-1984 Gulf-front vacation condo that hadn’t been touched in decades into the 21st century? Kelly Kaiser of Orange Moon Interiors used lots of rustic light-washed woods with navy accents in this three-bedroom, two-bath Sunset Beach unit to give it what she calls “modern farmhouse bones with bohemian flair.”

The light, bright kitchen and dining area.

In this condo, the owners have grown children who will be visiting, Kaiser says, so they wanted to make sure there is space for family meals, and one room to accommodate a future grandchild. “This will be their beach getaway for a long time,” says Kaiser, “meant for three generations.” As for the blue dining chairs, “I get asked to do blue a lot, but blue can be tricky," she says. "It can go too country or too juvenile, so it’s important to get the right mix.”

The foyer.

The homeowners had previously owned Unit #18 at the late, beloved Colony Beach & Tennis Resort on Longboat Key. They saved the sign, which Kaiser incorporated into the foyer's design.

The master bedroom.

Both the living room and master bedroom, above, have shiplap accent walls. “I was skeptical about doing shiplap in a condo, because I felt it was too trendy,” says Kaiser, “but with the color paint we used, Sherwin Williams Marshmallow, I think it turned out nice and clean looking. The white on white made it work.”

A clean white look for the master bath.

More blue in the master shower.



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