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Key West Feel in Jupiter Enhanced by Variety of Products from D&B Tile

Kitchen floor in the main house is 24x24 Crema Laila.
Kitchen floor in the main house is 24×24 Crema Laila.

When you visit Sean Kelley’s home in Jupiter, FL., you immediately have the feeling that you are 250 miles south . . . in Key West. “I purchased three lots in my community with a vision to bring the outdoors inside. All existing vegetation was removed and we started from scratch.”

The floor in the poolhouse kitchen is Atlas 9x36 Rovere Bianco Woodlook Etic.
The floor in the poolhouse kitchen is Atlas 9×36 Rovere Bianco Woodlook Etic.

The property is anchored by a large pool with boulders and waterfalls. The main house contains a gourmet kitchen, plantation shutters and a bright, airy feel. The pool house is a two-story structure with a soaring roofline, a sauna, large covered veranda with an outdoor pool table and a view of the pool, tennis court and the main house. Jimmy Buffett would feel right at home.

Sean had the master vision for the project but he turned over design and contractor recommendations to Suzi Addessa, president of Suzi Addessa and Associates, Inc., in Jupiter.

Backsplash in main house kitchen is 12x24 Shell Reef Brushed.
Backsplash in main house kitchen is 12×24 Shell Reef Brushed.

“I left everything up to Suzi. I set the tone for the job and laid it out then let her, as a design professional, do her thing. I was often asked my opinion. When it did not agree with hers, she overruled me. She used mostly Atlas Concorde on all the floors to tie it all together.

Tile contractor was Daniel’s Specialtys, LLC. All tile products came from D&B Tile Distributors.

Poolhouse lanai exterior matches interior with texture.
Poolhouse lanai exterior matches interior with texture.

“Suzi brought in the contractor. All the interiors, including the tile, were coordinated by her. She highly recommended D&B Tile Distributors and presented me with tile samples for my final selections. Many people ask about the project. Everyone is impressed. I trusted Suzi’s direction on the contractor and tile distributor. Friends, family and neighbors are all impressed. I never go on vacation anymore.

“I have one more phase in this project, which will be a guest or grandparents’ suite. I’m waiting to hit the lottery before I start that one.”

Interior pool house floor is Atlas Concorde 9x36 Rovere Bianco woodlook Etic.
Interior pool house floor is Atlas Concorde 9×36 Rovere Bianco woodlook Etic.

Suzi Addessa & Associates Inc. is recognized as a leading-edge interior design service responsive to emerging technologies and industry trends. The firm is respected for its high standards in interior design, and reputation for client satisfaction.

Selling environment customers of the firm include: the Carlyle, Jupiter Island; Heron Bay, Coral Springs; Pelican Marsh, Naples; L´Hermitage, Ft. Lauderdale; Renaissance, Hollywood; Admirals Cove, North Palm Beach; Islands of Jupiter, Jupiter; Northfork, Jupiter; Carlton, Vero Beach; and, Sea Colony, Vero Beach.

Interior planks are Rovere Bianco Woodlook Etic from Atlas Concorde. A special non-skid version of this tile was used on the lanai.
Interior planks are Rovere Bianco Woodlook Etic from Atlas Concorde. A special non-skid version of this tile was used on the lanai.

Commercial design projects completed include: Chimney Rock Services, Palm Beach Gardens; RJ Gibson Advertising, Jupiter; Daversa & Martyn Attorneys, Tequesta; Tequesta Financial Center, Tequesta; Coulter Financial Advisors Inc., Juno Beach; Wisneski, Blakiston & Leslie, P.A., Jupiter; Gilda Alonzo, DDS Pediatric Dentistry, Jupiter; Wilmington Trust Company, Tequesta; and, Indiancreek Golf Club, Jupiter.

Blue wall on pool house breakfast bar is Modono Extreme Griante 12x12 Oriental Turquoise.
Blue wall on pool house breakfast bar is Modono Extreme Griante 12×12 Oriental Turquoise.

Her company also offers a complete turnkey design service for developers and often becomes the developer’s “in-house” designer and coordinator, working with the developer’s architectural and construction teams to oversee each phase of design through to its completion. This unique service is the result of 20 years experience in working with developer’s to successfully merchandise and upscale, master planned communities.

By far the largest selection of tiles for this project came from Atlas Concorde with their brand used throughout the entire flooring in the pool house.

Accent tile in the shower is 1x1 Azzurro Fashion Mix.
Accent tile in the shower is 1×1 Azzurro Fashion Mix.

Atlas Concorde is a global specialist in premium porcelain and wall tiles for every style and application in residential, commercial and public architecture. Being global specialists means excellence in the level of design and technology in each type of surface, making it possible to always offer designers and end users the best solution for each application. They have offices in Paris, France, office and plant in Modenese, Italy, office and production plant in Moscow, Russia and office and production plant in Franklin, TN, USA.

At the Fiorano Modenese headquarters there is a large showroom that presents the esthetic refinement and great potential for applications of the Atlas Concorde range.

Dedicated to international events and welcoming customers and designers, the showroom represents the ideal location for organizing appointments and presentations in an elegant, relaxing environment.

Atlas Concorde Russia is a well-established brand in the Russian market, offering a large collection of porcelain floor and wall tiles that incorporate Italian style and local suggestions in a perfect synthesis of elegance. Atlas Concorde Russia offers a wide range of porcelain floor and white body wall tiles wholly manufactured in Russia. Founded in 2008, the brand responds to the stylistic and application needs of the local market and allows for exceptional logistics and business efficiency, with widespread distribution throughout the country, Russian staff, sales offices, and customer service.

In the heart of Paris, the Atlas Concorde boutique showroom presents the French public with collections made in Italy that are synonymous with style, elegance, and originality in an intimate, cozy, and contemporary environment.

See many selections of porcelain stone by Atlas Concorde and other beautiful tile, stone and marble selections at our nine conveniently located stores in South Florida. Remember, the first step to beautiful design is stepping into D&B Tile.

Photographs and article by G. Richard Booth

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