It started as a simple decorate and paint job. The new owners of a Coral Gables house just steps from the water wanted to freshen things up, so they brought in interior designer Vincenzo F. Avanzato for a meeting. He walked through the Mediterranean-style residence, chatted with the couple in French and Italian, asked questions—and listened. Striking a chord with the homeowners, they were off and running with an extensive renovation instead.
Then there were the interiors themselves. Avanzato rethought some spaces, including the voluminous foyer. To bring it down to a human scale, he devised a cozy seating area in one corner. He opened the archway into the adjacent living room (extending the columns and straightening the curve) to enhance the flow between the spaces. The same creamy-hued plaster appears in both—on one living room wall and as wainscoting in the foyer—further cementing their connection.
Interior Design - Vincenzo F. Avanzato, Avanzato Design LLC
Home Builder - Lawrence P. Cook, L. P. Cook Construction Co.