PORT ST. LUCIE HOMES
looms. Traditional Venetian aperitif glasses and carafes, with
crimson glass, gold leaf and delicately hand-painted flowers,
have been in the family for years and were handed down
from a great aunt.
JUST THE RIGHT LIGHT
Lighting fixtures integrate with the décor and bring the
home together, such as the dining room’s metal sculpture
chandelier, with matching wall sconces, from Hubbardton
Forge. Their contemporary elegance, and subdued effects,
define the room.
“The chandelier has a swirly feel,” Cathy Coco said. “And
has dinner party low light, not meant to light up the room.”
The functional window treatments they chose, including
rods and hardware, had to balance the other elements.
“Cathy Coco came into the showroom,” David Dow said,
“and looked at what we had, trying to match the lighting fixtures.
We have a good selection of decorative hardware, from
traditional to ultra-contemporary.”
For the Dows, the Coco home is one of many design projects
they’ve completed this year. Their business has doubled over
2019. They have two outside sales reps, one in Orlando and another
in Vero Beach. And they’ve just hired a design graduate
from Indian River State College to help with the showroom.
“Many of our clients are retirees and since they’re not traveling
right now, possibly they’re staying home redecorating,”
The Cocos have fully embraced life in their new Valencia
“The community is peaceful,” Cathy Coco said, “and
although the area is growing, it’s not quite crazy yet.” They
enjoy quiet evenings sitting outside on the lanai with Mickey
and Allie, taking in the lake view and savoring their wellappointed,
The custom-made draperies are a striking backdrop as a wall of fabric covering
a window. They also provide a complete blackout function in the room.
The dining room furniture and custom chairs are by Lexington. Hand-crafted matching sconces and chandelier are by Hubbardton Forge.
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