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Kelli Fontana Vogelgesang of West Bay Homes created this primary bedroom for her mom
Sometimes it’s more than simply wallcovering. Kelli Fontana Vogelgesang of West Bay Homes took on a personal project when she created this primary bedroom for her mother featuring Phillip Jeffries Flight collection in Sunrise.
Kelli lets us in on her personal journey as she reimagined her mother’s new home.
When her mother first visited this magnificent new construction property, she took in the views high above the mangroves and the tallest palm trees on the west coast of Florida and fell in love with the space.
Kelli created a wallpaper story with a dynamic Phillip Jeffries canvas mural on the master headboard wall, but took the liberty of extending this breathtaking canvas mural by conceptualizing a hand-painted sunset atrium mural with local artist Marti Koehler.
“My mom was recently widowed, and she was adjusting to her new life in a new home," she explains. "I wanted her to wake up and fall asleep surrounded by color and beauty. An avid bird watcher and lover of color, I knew she would swoon when I came across this Philip Jeffries wallcovering. It evokes the true spirit of surrendering to good design and allowing materials tell your story!”
More about Flight
Phillip Jeffries Flight wallcovering features majestic embroidered cranes that soar from clouds to the walls. As part of the Gallery Binder, this collection is digitally printed and available in a multitude of colorways. Clients can create completely custom colorways of Flight with PJ Mash UP. The sky's the limit!
‘’We started with a white box in the sky," she says. "We added warmth to the entry and hallway ceilings by adding both a stained and bleached walnut wood treatment."
Custom built-in cabinetry was designed for the great room, study, master closet, and laundry room. Lighting fixtures both old and new were incorporated into the spaces. Fabric panels were made to enhance the separation between the foyer entry and the great room environments.
‘’I have always been most intrigued by residences that reveal themselves over time,” says Kelli. ‘’So although we were given a standard floor plan, the fabric walls help to set the scene.”
Returning to Naples, Florida, where Kelli grew up, to create a special space for her mother was an incredible delight.
"The homeowner will fall asleep and awaken in this coral cloud experience and for me, that was the driving force for this project," says Kelli. "Currently not a white box in the sky anymore!"
Kelli Fontana Vogelgesang's entrepreneurial spirit and passion for interior design led her to manage her own interior design firm as principal designer of Magnolia Pair Interior Design, a boutique design firm in Naples, Florida. Then In 2014, an opportunity arose to join her husband, Rick Vogelgesang, of WEST BAY HOMES. As Rick re-established practicing business in the west metro of the Twin Cities, their boutique firm would benefit from Kelli’s expertise in residential design and Kelli’s objective to bring ease and elegance to living. Rick and Kelli’s talents and backgrounds thrived in developing custom new construction homes and large-scale remodeling projects together under one firm. Kelli’s inherently keen eye for timelessly captivating home design is infused into WEST BAY HOMES custom build projects from the floor plans to the door hardware selections, and everything in between. Kelli consults and develops distinctive luxury estate homes around the country. A lifestyle curator, product designer, interior designer, and real estate visionary, Kelli injects beauty into all that she creates.
Now in its fourth decade, Phillip Jeffries has emerged as the industry leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcoverings. A manufacturer and importer of unique and fine quality textured wallcoverings, the company was founded in 1976 with just 10 grasscloths. From the humble beginnings of the family garage, Phillip Jeffries now stocks more than 1,000 ready-to-ship wallcoverings in their 60,000+ square foot headquarters. Working hand-in-hand with skilled artisans, Phillip Jeffries creates the design world's most beautiful and sought-after wallcoverings. For more information, visitPHILLIPJEFFRIES.com