Celebrating National Kids take over the Kitchen Day!

Celebrating National Kids take over the Kitchen Day!

Some of my earliest and fondest memories as a child are the times spent cooking with my mom, aunts, and cousins. Without nearby restaurants, eating at home was pretty much the only option so learning to cook was the norm in our family. Cooking and sharing what we made was a major part of our…


ALLURE, the new, luxury, riverfront condominium tower to be developed in the charming Historic Fort Myers River District, recently hosted an exclusive “Meet-and-Greet” event for Greek artist Apostol. The special reception was a collaboration between the Aldo Castillo Gallery and Dwayne Bergmann Interiors and was hosted at the beautiful ALLURE sales gallery, designed by Bergmann…

Get the inside look

Through video expression, tune into the vision of Conceptual Artist Dwayne Bergmann on his plan for the organic contemporary transformation of The Dwayne Bergmann Concept Home 2014. Design seems to be all about what’s on the surface, in design, color and texture, but Dwayne expresses that it’s so much more — take a look here…

It’s All About Concept

Dwayne Bergmann and his design and construction teams stopped the hands of time last week in a dated building purchased as a “concept home” specifically for renovation. Dwayne will put – what he has coined – his “organic contemporary” touch on the design but first, he wanted to showcase the “before” look to his clients…

I’d Love to Collaborate With…

I’d love to collaborate with: Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren.

My Dream Client

My dream client: I would have loved to design for Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel. She was incredibly discerning yet loved to push the limits. What an amazing experience and challenge that would have been. Designing a home for Johnny Depp or Meryl Streep would be outrageous!

What I’m Loving Right Now

What I’m loving right now: Mixed mediums, multi-faceted individuals … and Cava!

On My Nightstand

On my nightstand: Essentials like my iPad, iPhone and charger as well as sensory indulgences: a vase of fresh-cut flowers, an Archipelago lavender spice candle and a bottle of Acqua Panna.

On My iPod

On my iPod: Just like my design style, my music preferences are clearly undefined. I can go from Abba to Adele, Etta James to Enrique Iglesias, Bruce Springsteen to Beyoncé and Michael Jackson to Michael Buble in the same playlist. I love mixing genres and really depend on music to distinguish the mood for a…

Champagne Confessions

Champagne confessions: My kitchen counter-top fits exactly 150 champagne glasses. I love champagne. Montaudon is our current house champagne but we love a good Prosecco and Cava as well. Dinner guests feel special when they’re welcomed with champagne; they know they’re in for a special night. It doesn’t have to be fancy or outrageous but personal, genuine and intentional…

The Best Way to Change a Room:

Remove everything impersonal and inorganic. Replace with appointments that are personally reflective and, where possible, organic in form.

I can’t live without

I can’t live without: Luis – unequivocally the best “thing” that ever happened to me!

Coming Soon

My Favorite Things Blog is coming soon