HOME & DESIGN
The home on Riverway Drive features unobstructed views of the Indian River Lagoon from the barrier island across to the mainland.
BEAUTY AND BRAINS
HOME & DESIGN
JAMES NORTHEN PHOTOS
Vero Beach home on the Indian River Lagoon went
from traditional to minimalist and tech-savvy
BY MARY ANN KOENIG
It’s a house with brains, beauty and talent. In Seagrove
West, Max and Judith Thyssen acquired a
home of conventional style on an expansive section
of the Indian River Lagoon and in 2016 began transforming
the residence into a modern, technology-savvy oasis.
The sleek interior of the house replaced what Max
Thyssen describes as “a very traditional décor with lots
of gold and beige tones.” Now, a clean design dominated
by a palate of white, gray and black perfectly
accompanies the smart-tech features the Thyssens built
into the house.
The design team of Stevie Cappelen and Deb Daly, of
Vero design studio Decorative Arts, was trusted to give
the home an exceptional, artful sense. Which they accomplished
seamlessly. From lighting, flooring, finishes
and fixtures, to statuary and faux antiquity, each detail
contributes to the sum of the parts, locking in a defined,
coherent style where both exterior and interior achieve a
modern style, using bright, angular strokes.
“The home was quite traditional,” Cappelen remembers,
“but the Thyssens being a young European couple
with young children, wanted something more modern.” >>