Interior Design for a Florida Home

Bob tours the finished house and learns how they developed the design scheme.

Clip Summary

Homeowner Teresa Fogolini greets Bob as he enters the house for the final walkthrough. Bob remarks that this is move-in time for the homeowners, but little remains of their belongings since they lost virtually everything when Hurricane Charley destroyed their home. Cynthia Guncsaga from Bacon's Furniture Galleries joins them to explain how they determined furniture selections and design schemes for the new home. Guncsaga explains that it's important to learn from the homeowners, what they like, and start from there to assemble groupings and themes. Fogolini and Bob mention the Porcelanosa steel-look tile that became the driving force for the colors selected inside, picking up on the blues, browns, and natural hues in the tile. The bamboo welcome garden in the front yard becomes a material theme that is carried throughout, in the furniture frames, tables, and chairs. Art that reflects the style of the homeowners including a painting depicting a hurricane survival kit are on loan from Presseller's Gallery in Punta Gorda. In the bedroom, natural wood tones continue and complement the Brazilian Walnut hardwood floor from Bellawood. Neutral tiles and earth tones complete the look in the master bath.