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
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.
husband and I learned we were moving to Miami, I immediately scoured through my
closet and started taking inventory of my Lilly Pulitzer attire. A Miami-native,
he just laughed. Miami style is VERY
different from Palm Beach. Regardless,
we have gutted and are in the process of renovating our Coral Gables home, and
I am determined to infuse some timeless Old Florida cheer.
Palm Beach style? It is a playful and colorful mix of tropical, preppy and
Hollywood Regency. Key ingredients
infused in Palm Beach style include:
leaves and palm trees
bamboo and rattan
and lacquered furniture
sprinklings of Hollywood Regency and Chinoiserie
fearless and bold mix and match of all of the above
some images from current Palm Beach real estate listings that serve as
some coral motif chairs in this black and white checkered entryway.
Chinoiserie dining room with hand-painted wallpaper… Looks like DeGournay.
some major lattice action in the Florida room.
blue and white bedroom from the same listing. I am positively swooning over The
Vase wallpaper by David Hicks for Clarence House.
another bedroom in this fabulous home on Jungle Road… I would like to stay as a
house guest, please.
wallpaper and sisal rugs are popular in Palm Beach too…
style sideboard and shell-backed chairs?
Stay tuned for more postings on Palm Beach and Hollywood
Regency Style! I will also be posting updates on our Coral Gables renovation.