Friday, October 9, 2015

An Oceanfront Palm Beach Paradise for Sale

Last week I wrote about the fabulous new book, Palm Beach Chic by Jennifer Ash Rudick, and so today I thought I would share a bit of Palm Beach paradise available for sale. As you know, I love stalking real estate listings, and this one is perfection. Built in 1949, the exquisitely renovated home is beautiful inside and out, featuring tropical chic decor and the most amazing panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

I would like to move in today, please! Located at 1021 N Ocean Boulevard, this home features approximately 10,000 square feet, six bedrooms and eight and a half baths. Click here for additional information.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The 19th-Century New Orleans Home of Jane Scott Hodges, Leontine Linens

One Kings Lane has featured the grand New Orleans home of Jane Scott Hodges, founder of Leontine Linens, and it is so beautiful I just had to share. The grand Greek Revival was built in 1869 and is located in the historic Garden District of New Orleans.  I am a huge fan of Leontine Linens, and Jane Scott's home is exactly how I would imagine it would be... classy, elegant, steeped in tradition, while also cozy, welcoming, and ideal for entertaining.

Jane Scott enlisted the help of a longtime friend, decorator Gwen Driscoll to assist with major renovations and decor, which you can read more about here.  “We basically put a new house in an old house!” she said.

Now that it’s filled with cozy conversation spots, everyone gravitates to the double parlor. Jane Scott often ends up here with friends, catching up over a cup of tea.

The wooden parquet de Versailles dining table features a decorative iron base. The chandelier was a lucky bargain find.

In the foyer just outside the dining room, a chest keeps candles, napkin rings, and other tabletop accessories within easy reach.

Jane Scott compares the narrow entryway layout to that of a London town house. A slim demilune table helps maximize space—and sets off a view to the parlor beyond.

A desk that belonged to her husband, Philip, as a child is now the go-to spot for letter-writing and homework. Black-and-white wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler complements the Schumacher Pyne Hollyhock curtains and makes the high ceilings feel even more expansive.

A playful painting by Hunt Slonem brings a dose of cool color to the monochromatic walls.

Framed artwork, striped bistro stools, and colorful cookbooks on open shelves add dimension to the all-white kitchen.

The den features furniture upholstered in Schumacher’s bold Chiang Mai Dragon fabric and artwork by her friend Alex Beard atop Cole & Son’s Palm wallpaper.

A graceful built-in nook adds architectural interest and gives the bed a grand presence.

When she wants to switch things up, Jane Scott turns to her forte: bedding. She’ll add embroidered sheets in a contrasting hue or a bright monogrammed pillow, even if the colors don’t perfectly match the rest of the room. “I’m lucky because I have access to lots of bedding,” she says. “But the most important thing to remember is that you’re the one who spends time in your bedroom. There are no wrong answers—it’s about what brings you pleasure and joy.”

Brass hardware and fixtures look timeless—and wonderfully luxe—in the bath.

Fabric panels added inside the armoire-turned-linen closet conceal stacks of monogrammed towels by Leontine Linens.

Linens and drapery in orange and lavender make for a dreamy guest bed.

Stately columns, iron railings, and an all-white facade lend the 19th-century house a grand yet inviting stature. Jane Scott loves the community spirit of her Garden District neighborhood.

House Beautiful featured Jane Scott's home in the May 2015 issue, and you can see more, including this gorgeous powder room, here.  And if you want to recreate Jane Scott's look in your own home, One Kings Lane has curated a special sale so that you can shop the look!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Palm Beach Chic: By Jennifer Ash Rudick

When a new book titled Palm Beach Chic is released, you know I am going to get excited... Written by long-time Palm Beach resident Jennifer Ash Ruddick, this book has me positively giddy! Palm Beach Chic takes you on an insider's tour of 25 extraordinary homes and gardens in and around Palm Beach including landmarks by legendary Palm Beach architects Addison Mizner, Maurice Fatio, and Marion Sims Wyeth. There are also cozy cottages nestled amid tropical foliage, an exotic Moorish casbah, postmodern villas, a sprawling ranch, and Mad Men-era vintage condos.

Jennifer's lifelong fascination with houses of all kinds began with her first trip to Palm Beach when she was 12 years old. Her family was house hunting, as her mother was soon to become the publisher of the Palm Beach Daily News (aka "The Shiny Sheet") and her father an editorial writer for the Palm Beach Post. "From my adult perspective today, I realize that Palm Beach was basically what it had always been - the land of dreams come true..." she said. I couldn't agree more! Palm Beach Chic truly captures the mythic setting of this American paradise.

Let's step behind the hedges and take a peek inside the homes of notables including Laura and Harry Slatkin, Leonard Lauder, Meg Braff, Liza Pulitzer Calhoun, Mimi McMakin, Pauline Pitt, Lars Bolander, Josie Natori, Lisa Perry, Terry Allen Kramer, Beth Rudin DeWoody, and Jorge Sanchez. Photography by Jessica Klewicki Glynn.

This pool cabana is pure perfection, swathed in The Original Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper.

I spy Dodie Thayer's lettuce ware... A Palm Beach essential! 

Step inside Villa Artemis, built in 1916 for the Guest family, and backdrop for the iconic Slim Aarons photograph featuring the legendary C.Z. Guest.

Palm Beach Chic features over 400 glorious color photographs and is available for purchase through Amazon. Jennifer Ash Rudick is also the author Private Palm Beach: Tropical Style, which I highly recommend as well. You will definitely want to add these exquisite books to your library! 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Design Crush: Parker Kennedy Living

When it comes to Palm Beach Chic decor, it simply does not get any better than Parker Kennedy Living. You may recall I have featured them before, and I just cannot get enough of their signature bold, cheerful colors, Chinoiserie, pagodas, foo dogs, faux bamboo, blue and white, fabulous designer wallpapers and fabrics! Since my last post, co-founders Lance Jackson and David Ecton have been working nonstop, and the results are positively stunning. They never cease to amaze me with their talent! Here are some of my favorite examples of their work...

2015 Junior League of High Point Designer Showhouse

2015 Junior League of High Point Designer Showhouse

via Parker Kennedy on Pinterest

Want to bring a little Parker Kennedy Palm Beach Chic style into your own home? Lance has teamed up with Paige Minear from The Pink Clutch to host a weekly Flash Sale/Pop-Up Shop via Shopify. Each Thursday, the Shopify site goes live at 9 a.m. EST with all of the hand-picked vintage accessories and items Lance and Paige have handpicked for the day's sale. You can also check out their Instagram page @PKLTHECELLAR for updates and push notifications. Word of advice... If you see something you like, don't delay. These deals are so good, many literally sell within seconds of posting! And stay tuned... I will be writing more about Shopify and PKL The Cellar soon!
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