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.

Marsala – Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Pantone just released its color of the year for 2015, Marsala.  They describe it as a “naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.”  I’m not sure about that but I enjoy the color and will be adding this to a few RGI designs this year.   Renée

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Seas The Day, A Useppa Island Retreat

Renée Gaddis Interiors recently had the pleasure of designing a complete renovation of a lovely cottage on Useppa Island, one of the top true 25 island retreats in the world. Though only one mile long and a third of a mile wide, the island hosts timeless cottages, exquisite creatures and inimitable landscape.  You must see first-hand how rich in beauty the island really is. With features you won’t find anywhere else, this is truly a hidden paradise.  Check out the photos below of this wonderful home.


Useppa Island

Useppa Island View from the North

Useppa Island North

Useppa Island View from South

Useppa Island South

Useppa Island View Looking West

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Diane von Furstenberg Releases Collection of Fabrics for Kravet

Diane von Furstenberg is bringing her legendary sense of print and color, as well as her confidence and boldness in mixing unexpected patterns and scales, to an exclusive collection of fabrics for Kravet.


“Design your life! Love, Diane”

Von Furstenberg’s first fabric collection for Kravet is the perfect way to bring high fashion home. Incorporating the iconic designer’s signature bold animal prints, such as Spotted Cat and Funk Zebra, the collection has a strong foundation in black and white with pops of color. Geometric and abstract prints are also featured, for an eclectic blend designed to be mixed and matched. Color palettes range from berry and orange jewel tones inspired by the sunsets in Rajasthan, to azure blues that recall the Caribbean sea, and desert-inspired neutrals in sand and stone.

The collection also includes custom designed trimmings to accent the fabrics with an exotic edge true to von Furstenberg’s renowned aesthetic.

mainimageLook for these fabrics showing up in several new RGI designs next season.


Beauty on the Gulf

This recent Renée Gaddis Interiors project showcases a complete remodel to match the client’s clean contemporary styling.  Who would have known how beautiful grey and mid-night blue would look complementing the water and sand of the Gulf of Mexico.


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Say Hello to the Curved TV

Just as you finally designed your home with that state-of-the-art television out comes the “curved” TV.  This year they are all the buzz at the consumer electronics show and without a doubt will start showing up in some RGI designs very soon.


So what is a curved TV?  Essentially it is a gently curved flat screen TV display featuring equal distance from all parts of the screen to viewer lines of site.  Wherever you may be sitting, there’s no distortion.


In my field a TV is not just an electronic device, but also an essential piece of furniture that can drastically change the look of a home.  Soon our design team will be working away on renderings that capture this form function creating some exciting interiors in viewing areas this year.


Private Mediterra Estate Home

This private residence in the community of Mediterra was recently completed by Renée Gaddis Interiors. The client requested a more transitional space with unique uses of wood and stone.Dining Room


Living Room




FireplaceView more photos at www.reneegaddis.com

The Metallic Renaissance

In my field, I often come across outfitted rooms that appear to be missing that one single thing that defines the space.  Metallic colors can take that room from just so-so to amazing but the question remains, how do I use it?

Traditionalists say you should not mix your metals; however, with today’s design trends, mixing old with new is in vogue and the accent of choice is gold.  Yes, gold is back in a big way, and with the right lighting, you can create rooms that shine with quality that is hard to do accomplish with traditional finishes.

Below are some examples of inspirational designs I have come across recently that fit the trend.



Vintage Trunks Add Elements of Style

Vintage trunks are unique pieces that add a bit of flair to your design.  They can work best as end tables or decorative pieces in your bedroom, living room, library or study.  Below are some RGI finds that we think would look amazing in your home.




endeavour_trunk_3_1J-Class Sailcloth Trunk

England Late 20th Century

One of a limited edition of trunks superbly made by hand with an original Britannia Silk sail designed and manufactured by Ratsey & Lapthorn for the J-Class Yacht Endeavour II in 1937.  This piece is ideally as coffee table in a Naples beach house.


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Circa 1920’s

I love these vintage trunks from the Golden Age of Travel.  Steamer trunks such as the one above were common sights at railway stations and major docks around the world.


Vintage Military Trunk


Vintage Military Trunk

Circa 1960’s

Military Trunks come in various shapes and sizes.  They have plenty of character and create nice conversation pieces.  I personally would look for ones with some slight rusting and worn metal in designs such as the one above.


English Polished Steamer


English Polished Steel steamer liner trunk

Circa 1940’s

Below is a rare find but if you were lucky enough to get ahold of one these it would make an amazing statement in your study.


Chinese Hand Carved


Antique Chinese Traditional Hand Carved Red Truck

Circa 1800’s.

There are many extraordinary Chinese antique storage trunks. Below is a refurbished and refinished one in a nice distressed style, detailed with auspicious Shou medallions and bat symbols to attract luck and prosperity. 


Leather Trunk


Antique Crocodile Skin Trunk

England 20th Century

One from a pair of exceptionally well made trunks faced with an ancient and superbly colored antique crocodile hide with particularly large scales and vintage leather.




Luxury Bath Products Equal Functional Works of Art

When it comes to the home, one of the most unique areas to make a statement is with your bathroom.  Choosing the right fixture is very important to completing the design.  Today the market is so full of innovations and styles, you’re likely to be distracted if you don’t shop with a plan.  Here are a few RGI selections we are using in some upcoming projects.  


Graff Luna faucet which won the Interior Design Merit Award in New York. RGI is currently using this lovely faucet in a clients powder room

Graff Luna Faucet

Infinity Drain which allows the floor tile to be installed onto the drain cover for minimum visibility.  The Infinity drain won the Dwell on Design Award.  A must for All RGI clients

Infinity Drain

The Axor Shower Collection by Philippe Stark  (Price varies but around 10k as shown). I was able to see this in a working shower at hydrology in Chicago!  Heavenly.

Axor Shower

Lalique BeSpoke custom made panels for your shower enclosure (5′ panel ranges from 20k-40k but worth every penny)

Lalique BeSpoke

Ebb by usTogether is a Shower, tub and sink all in one.  Best idea for small spaces.

Ebb by usTogether

Stone Forest stone tubs and sinks.

Stone ForestHansa-Latrava Faucet