About renee

Renée Gaddis is founder and principal of Renée Gaddis Interiors. She has been designing Southwest Florida's finest luxury homes and condominiums since 1999.

Coastal Cottage Retreat in Old Naples

This private residence in Old Naples was recently completed by Renée Gaddis Interiors. The client requested a coastal and warm feel to create a laid-back space making it a most inviting retreat. View more photos at www.reneegaddis.com
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Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day weekend from Renée Gaddis Interiors.  Not only is it a wonderful time to give a gift for the home, the RGI team has come up with some other top picks for Dad.

Pasha De Cartier Cufflinks in Sterling Silver, Palladium Finish and inset Black Onyx.  Classic and timeless.

Pasha De Cartier Cufflinks


Van Staal’s Deep Sea Fishing Pole to help him reel in a big tuna

Van Staal's Deep Sea Fishing Pole


Suunto Elementum Aqua Multifunction Watch for the Scuba Diving Enthusiasts

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Crystal Marquise Globe looks amazing on any man’s desk, home or office

Crystal Marquise Globe

Acqua Di Parma Assoluta Travel Spray with Leather Case is easy to pack and only 1oz so it meets the airline regulations as a carry-on.

Acqua Di Parma Assoluta Travel Spray

Christofle America Cigar Box in fine crafted lacquered wood and silver-plated detail and, of course, you should throw in a few of his favorite cigars.

Christofle America Cigar Box

The Nest Learning Thermostat is the best gadget for Tech Dads and saves you money.  The Nest thermostat learns the temps you like, turns itself down when you’re away, and has remote control through Wi-Fi.

The Nest Learning Thermostat



The “Coffee Faucet”

I had the opportunity to attend an amazing event this past week where I learned of a new innovation called the coffee faucet.  That’s right, the “coffee faucet.”

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The brewing device by Scanomat www.scanomat.com has two hidden grinders and allows you to make juice or hot cocoa in addition to a 15 second cup of coffee and 25 second espresso.

It is controlled via iPhone and iPad and it cleans itself. Watch for this as a coming trend in people looking for cleaner more simplistic styling in their kitchens.


Year of the Snake 2013

I couldn’t be more excited when I found out that February brought in the new Chinese year of the Snake.  My obsession with snakes began a few years ago when I found myself face to face with a baby moccasin that found its way through my dash and rested on the floor mat of my car!  See below:


Snake I found on the floor of my car

I have always coveted my python shoes but this snake was a little too close for comfort.  I was deathly afraid of these venomous creatures until on a recent trip to Morocco, we were greeted with a snake charmer who expected us to hold and pet these scaly reptiles. See below:


Snake Charmer on my trip to Morocco

Whether an art piece or trinket box, snakes incorporated into your home is a must for the hip and chic!  Check out a few amazing ways you can bring Chic to your interior!
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Serpent Mirror found on 1st Dibs

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Vintage Snake prints by Lo Forti (To the Trade only)

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Kelly Wearstler Rug for the Rug Company

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Osborne and Little Python Series

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Dransfield and Ross Python accent table and tray

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Waterfront Estate Home in Port Royal

Renée Gaddis Interiors, in collaboration with Werchek development, Platinum Bay Designs, and Brian Denny, recently completed this newly constructed estate home in the community of Port Royal. For more photos of this home and other Renée Gaddis Interiors projects visit www.ReneeGaddis.com

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Gin Ln FamilyGin Ln StudyGin Ln Master

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Valentine’s Day: My Top 10 Gift List

1: Van Der Straeten chandelier for my entry which is available at Ralph Pucci but I would settle for a pair of his Module Clip earrings from Neiman Marcus.

Van Der Straeten Chandelier

Module Clip earrings

2: Waylande Gregory’s Art Deco lava vase made of porcelain and 22K gold.  This prolific artist was rediscovered by his great nephew, who found original pieces in Waylande’s basement thirty some years after his death.

Waylande Gregory Lava Vase
3:  Of course, I need a fresh bouquet to put in the above vase.  Hydrangea, peony and rose blend reminiscent of my wedding flowers.

Hydrangea Bouquet

4: Necklace table from Moth Designs is fabulously chic.

Necklace table

5: Louis Vuitton Steamer truck for the foot of my bed, old or new, it doesn’t matter!

Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk

6: I am obsessed with Owls and Burberry recently released a Country Animals clutch collection.

Owl Burberry Clutch

7:  I am deathly afraid of snakes but I love them in art and jewelry.

Elle Decor Cover

8: Every home should be adorned by an Hermes blanket.

Hermes Blanket

9: No need to order French macaroons from Laduree, now they can be found right around the corner at Norman Love Confections.

French macaroons

10:  A new interior design book is always welcome and coveted such as American Beauty by Thom Filicia.

American Beauty


Dorothy, We aren’t in Kansas anymore, Welcome to the Emerald City

Pantone’s color of 2013 is Emerald Green.  Here are some of my favorite items I am excited to incorporate into my designs this year.  As the old saying goes…. In the New Year, let’s turn over a new “green” leaf.


The Rug Company’s custom design by Diane Von Furstenberg, Climbing Leopard.

Malachite accessories from Global Views.

Malachite accessories from Global Views.

Roma Emerald Cased Glass Lamp by Arteriors.

Emerald Sparkly Quartz for counter tops.

High Lacquered walls such as Thom Filicia’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

Green, Black and White Color Scheme such as the Hollywood Regency Hotel Lobby designed by Kelly Wearstler.



John Salibello Antiques

This weekend I visited New York where I explored John Salibello Antiques, a vintage store from a talented former fashion executive who has gained a wide reputation as a resource for design professionals. Below are some fabulous finds for an upcoming RGI project.


Luxury Living in Chicago

I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to the Windy City last week to visit dear clients for their new project. This luxury 72nd floor penthouse overlooks some of the best views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. RGI looks forward to working on this amazing apartment with an incredible architect and finishers. Here is a sneak peak of some of the views.

Naples Hats in the Garden Luncheon

This year’s 9th annual Hats in the Garden fundraiser, which benefits the Naples Botanical Garden is, undeniably, the event of the season.  I was able to attend this sold out event with 600 of Naples most respected, and impeccably dressed, women of Southwest Florida.  As an interior designer with a history in fashion, I was in my realm… and it was heavenly!  The Michael Kors Fashion show began and as I looked around the room at all of the unique custom millinery designs, I couldn’t help but relate them back to the world of Interior Design and Architecture.  There were pillbox hats embellished with flowers, orbs with feather spikes, wide brimmed, no-brim, fascinators, fedoras, and more!  Marissa Hartington of Marissa Collections had a beautiful Cobalt Blue fascinator on that looked like an Alexander Calder Sculpture.  Berne Davis was wearing a fabulous Linen Burlap wide brimmed hat that would fit into any coastal retreat.  There were hats that were designed to resemble the Architecture of Guggenheim Museum in New York and Bilboa, the sculptures placed at Millennium Park in Chicago and the works of Gaudi.  The colors were, of course, the latest Pantone color trends of the season and the surroundings…..from a Monet painting.  Although, I am sure you could look at my hat and come up with a resemblance to Interior Design around the world but for me, it was a beautiful opportunity to play Princess Kate for a day and have a reason to wear a fabulous hat (designed by Karen Morris Milliner).  Below is a picture of Randi and I with one of our favorite clients, Carol Keys.