Downsizing: An Adventure in space planning

Interior designer Barbara Gardner (owner of Collins Interiors) and her husband Tom recently downsized from a large home on Bird Key to an apartment at Orchid Beach. She brought about a third of her existing furniture with her and then added new things that are appropriate to the size of the rooms and to her design scheme which is a combination of traditional and contemporary. She used the water views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay as inspiration for her color palette. (April 22, 2016; STAFF PHOTO / THOMAS BENDER)