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
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.
Van Staal’s Deep Sea Fishing Pole to help him reel in a big tuna
Suunto Elementum Aqua Multifunction Watch for the Scuba Diving Enthusiasts
Crystal Marquise Globe looks amazing on any man’s desk, home or office
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
4: Necklace table from Moth Designs is fabulously chic.
5: Louis Vuitton Steamer truck for the foot of my bed, old or new, it doesn’t matter!
6: I am obsessed with Owls and Burberry recently released a Country Animals clutch collection.
7: I am deathly afraid of snakes but I love them in art and jewelry.
8: Every home should be adorned by an Hermes blanket.
9: No need to order French macaroons from Laduree, now they can be found right around the corner at Norman Love Confections.
10: A new interior design book is always welcome and coveted such as American Beauty by Thom Filicia.
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.
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.
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.