One of my favorite past times for design inspiration, besides Pinterest, is browsing through MLS listings in different cities. Have you ever noticed the regional differences and overall “looks” represented by the décor in various metropolitan cities? For example,Miami leans towards a contemporary and sleek look,while you will see a much more traditional approach in cities such as Atlanta and Charlotte. Well,hands-down,my favorite interior design style can be found in Palm Beach. To me, it represents that quintessential “Old Florida” look that I immediately associate with the Sunshine State.
What is Palm Beach style? It is a playful and colorful mix of tropical, preppy and Hollywood Regency. Key ingredients infused in Palm Beach style include:
- Pink and green
- Blue and white
- Florals and chintz
- Animal prints
- Coral and shells
- Palm leaves and palm trees
- Wicker,bamboo and rattan
- Mirrored and lacquered furniture
- Generous sprinklings of Hollywood Regency and Chinoiserie
- A fearless and bold mix and match of all of the above
Stay tuned for more postings on Palm Beach and Hollywood Regency Style! I will also be posting updates on our Coral Gables renovation.