This vacation condo on Longboat Key, Sarasota was very tired, dated and dark.  The only thing not needing our expert touch was the view!  A complete gut of the living room, dining room and kitchen was necessary.  Our jumping-off point for the colour scheme and design was an engineered hardwood floor, in a light driftwood colour, reminiscent of the beach.  Using warm taupe tones, we built up a neutral colour scheme for the paint colours and large upholstery pieces.  An new open-plan modern kitchen was also designed with low-maintenance in mind because who wants to be cleaning on their vacation?  Our inspiration for the coral accent colour came from some ceramic bowls the client owned and was boldly added to the kitchen bar stools, toss cushions, accessories and artwork.  Touches of chrome, bronze and cream were added for contrast and to unify the existing building elements.  A few pieces are still missing but our clients were thrilled when they saw the huge transformation.