Modern Minimalist



Creating an aesthetically pleasing interior for a 7,655 square foot model home priced at almost $9 million in Wellington is no small project to take on. But Winter Park-based design firm Beasley & Henley designed this one to appeal to prospective buyers with loads of effortless

luxury with all the modern comforts. The design team provided all interior design, detailing and furnishings a modern minimalist approach including soothing neutral colors, custom architectural details and a beautiful medley of interesting raw and refined furnishings.

Highlights include a steel panel floor-to-ceiling fireplace with granite hearth in the living room that brings a sense of grandeur to the room; a luxuriously appointed chef’s kitchen that features two-tone oak cabinets finished with light bronzed hardware, polished Calcutta marble countertops and waterfall edge; and elegant light oak flooring in the main living areas.

With 6,656 square feet of indoor space and an additional 1,000 for outdoor living the home — The Wellington — has five bedrooms and five and a half baths. Designer Troy Beasley was given full reins from top to bottom and start to finish. “I had carte blanche. I designed it and presented the ideas to the developer and the concept was approved, trigger was pulled and 18 months later, we installed it! I started the design process by thinking about both the client profile, and the architectural style of the residence. It’s more of a vacationtype client who likes to entertain and spends time enjoying the outdoors,” he says.

Troy describes the overall style as a modern approach with transitional elements which lend to warmer, softer and very livable space. The furnishings feature a mix of beautiful wood tones and sumptuous fabrics with an eclectic mixture of decorative lighting to complement each room. Fresh pops of color in the artwork and accents punctuate the neutral color palette and bring a sense of the outdoors inside.

With clean, elegant lines and unique details, the furnishings create an air of sophistication while still feeling warm and inviting. The master bedroom is all about luxury, featuring an over scaled wing bed, statement nightstands and dresser, and cozy chaise perfect for lounging by the beautiful view. The outdoor living area includes comfortable poolside loungers, sleek sofa ideal for enjoying the outdoor fireplace, and a large dining table for entertaining in the outdoor kitchen.

“There were two areas really that were new to my bag of tricks. One was this interesting approach to the foyer ceiling. I designed it with offset coffered panels and stained the entire ceiling for warmth. It turned out really cool in my opinion. The second thing was designing the kitchen with a varied duel tone finish with two different stains. I love how this came out as well and how it became a very defined architectural feature of the home,” he explains.

There were things to love in every room. In addition to the stellar kitchen the main living room stands out with meticulous details. “This is your first impression. It’s sophisticated and comfortable with a lounge type atmosphere anchored by a steel faced fireplace design and flanked by a built-in to the left. The view is critical here, so furnishings were selected to allow you to take full advantage. I kept the seating arrangement low so that upon entry into the house, your eye carries over the seating arrangement and captures the view outside. Modern lighting floats overhead and is suspended from a stepped design I incorporated into the ceiling recess. The artwork hangs behind the sofa and brings in a pop of color and introduces an air of elegance to this room,” he adds.

Another favorite area for the designer is the game room. “I painted the walls blue and punched up the flooring with a striped carpet with pops of orange,” he shares. As for any particular challenges with the project, Troy says, “Budgets are always a challenged. We like to be as creative as possible and use the very best materials that we can given the market value of the home. I think we pulled it off rather well!”