Interior design ideas making waves

Written by: Hilary Daninhirsch

If you want a peaceful life, perhaps you should not make waves. That rule does not apply at Sean Field and Jennifer Merritt’s St. Petersburg condo, where the wave motif is present in touches throughout the home, creating an atmosphere of calm and tranquility.

Jennifer and Sean completely overhauled their 1,900-square-foot condo on one of the top floors of a high-rise overlooking Tampa Bay.  The couple sought to replace a lackluster space with a welcoming environment that would be a retreat following long workdays and frequent work-related travel.

Jennifer engaged designer Rita Bateman, owner of Your Design Envy, to collaborate in creating a contemporary space that is both luxurious and relaxing, with simple but glamorous interior design ideas thrown into the mix.

“I think my best work as a designer happens when the clients are completely involved, and the more they engage and articulate how they want to feel when they’re in this space—the more I can get that, the better the end product will be,” says Bateman. 



Resources: Contractor: Gabriel Homes Construction; Kitchen designer: R&J Custom Cabinets; Interior design: Rita Bateman, Your Design Envy; Subcontractor: Andrew Winchell, Inside Jobs; Mirrors and glass dining table: Coastal Glass; Lighting: Park Harbor Lighting, Electric Lighting; Paint: Valspar; Wall treatments: Candice Olson, DeMarco’s Wallpaper; Furniture suppliers: Leather Gallery; Doma Home Furnishings; Art: Art by Laura James; Flooring: Carrara polished porcelain tile, ProSource; Window treatments: Chantilly panels, Interior Views; Fireplace: Boulevard linear vent-free, Florida Fireplace Systems; Kitchen cabinetry: Walnut Thermofoil, R&J Custom Cabinets; Kitchen countertops: Labradorite granite, Granite Depot; Kitchen backsplash: White Ice beveled subway tile, ProSource; Kitchen sink and faucet: Kohler, Ferguson; Appliances: GE Monogram, Famous Tate; Custom wood cladding: Mesh Architecture LLC; Realtors: Peggy Naruns, Northstar Realty; David Price, Price Group


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