HOMES OF THE TREASURE COAST
Curating objects for the home became integral to matching
and mixing function and placement for the Boyles’
existing art collection. The hallway was developed into
a gallery space enhanced by recessed lighting designed
specific to each piece.
“Allen brought lighting experts in from outside Florida
and got all that tailored,” Emmett Boyle says. “A lot of
what you see is an application by great electricians.”
On using unique materials and components, Holmes
says, “The process is to come up with an idea, raise it with
the client who will hopefully take the risk and the plunge.”
Two chandeliers designed by a friend of the Boyles in
Ohio were maintained in the new concept.
“They’re blue crystal and opals,” Debbie Boyle says.
“They were created to bring in the idea of water, every
shade of blue you see in the ocean is in the chandeliers.”
Holmes designed 4-inch wide adjustable vertical plantation
shutters that can obscure the adjacent condo building
and still maintain the ocean view. When turned the opposite
direction, the shutters allow a view of the Intracoastal.
A metal sculpture, entitled Silverstar, by world-renowned
artist John Raimondi, was commissioned for the
home. The artist normally works on a grand scale, such as
his 41-foot tall Artorius King Arthur, adjacent to Heathrow
Airport outside London. Silverstar, at 48 inches, rests
on a round metal plinth, designed by Holmes. Recessed
LED lights at the base, inside what Holmes describes as
a moat, are directional and illuminate the sculpture from
any angle, casting shadows that play across the ceiling
and the room. >>
The ocean theme runs through the condominium, as in the den where Holmes
used Italian puzzle veneer on the built-ins that surround the art.
A clean, orderly kitchen,
has sleek lines and quartz
complement the honey