Friday, May 30, 2014

Inside A Palm Beach Bermuda-Style Bungalow

The other day I was introduced to Chad Hoeft Designs via Pinterest, and I just couldn't wait to share this amazing home from his portfolio with you. The Bermuda-style bungalow, located on the north end of Palm Beach, is owned and designed by Chad Hoeft himself, and it was the cover story of the January 2009 issue of Florida Design's Palm Beach Home & Decor! When he first located this 3,000 square foot 1950s home, Hoeft immediately recognized its potential and ability for indoor-outdoor living.

"I wanted to design an elegant, classical interior and exterior scheme that was contextual to the heyday of Palm Beach in the '50s and '60s, while also incorporating a fresh, modern perspective," Hoeft said. "I also wanted to make the home at once elegant and livable, comfortable for entertaining small groups and large gatherings, and to bring in the beauty and warmth of the outside."

Contrasting the classical style of the living room's Italian Blanco limestone fireplace are vintage 1950s chairs in a linen zebra fabric by Scalamandre. Chrome, mid-century demilunes flank the fireplace with modern, hand-carved mirrors from Mecox gardens placed above. Nickel sconces by Paul Marra provide soft lighting to the space.

"Many of the colors I chose, such as kelly green, persimmon, and corals, pay homage to the climate and the vintage style of Palm Beach in the '50s and '60s, but with a modern sensibility," said Hoeft. In keeping with this scheme, an original 1969 painting by Orville Bulman titled "Corps de Guard" inspired the color palette of the living room. The painting was purchased from a Worth Avenue gallery in the 1960s and embodies the hues of that era in Palm Beach. 

A sofa in the living room sports Carleton Varney's linen Rhododendron fabric. Club chairs, wrapped in coral linen from Lee Jofa, and vintage 1950s chairs, covered in Les Touches from Clarence House, complete the grouping around a 1970s cocktail table from C. Bell.

A custom-designed banquette, topped with kelly-green wool and linen from Holly Hunt sits in a corner of the living room, where marilla hemp grasscloth wall covering by Phillip Jeffries provides the perfect backdrop for mixed media artwork by Fay Peck.

Throughout the home, Hoeft used marble and limestone, ebonized wood floors, linen fabrics, and touches of chrome, nickel, and white lacquer. "The light linen fabrics and white lacquer furnishings reflect the casual elegance of the Florida lifestyle, while marble and limestone give a more classical touch," Hoeft says. "And, the ebonized wood flooring, along with the chrome and nickel accents, again give a nod to a more modern sensibility." 

In the dining room, a custom-designed "Tuxedo Table" with a turned, spindle-style base forms the centerpiece under a mid-century Murano glass chandelier. Around the table stand vintage wingback chairs covered in kelly-green leather and white lacquer contemporary Chinese Chippendale chairs. The 1960s-style, trellis-patterned wall covering from Bob Collins & Sons forms a complementary contrast to the ebonized oak flooring. 

In the foyer, a mid-century table with a plaster frond base and an antique mirror top sits beneath a mid-century mirror. Vintage Cloisonne penguins that once resided in Yves St. Laurent's Paris apartment add a dash of color and interest to the space. 

A faux bamboo sink, along with Venetian mirror and coral sconces add Palm Beach flair to the powder room.

Floral patterned fabric from Bob Collins & Sons covers the draperies and accent pillows of the master bedroom. A white lacquered headboard, featuring a Chippendale pond frond motif from C. Bell, along with a lattice-front lacquered cabinet, echoes the room's resounding white hues. Wool basket weave carpeting from Stark tops the ebonized wood flooring. 

A black and white awning shades the loggia, where wrought iron benches topped with "Lime Punch" Perennial fabric enhance the color palette. Near the pool sits a Greet key designed, 1940s vintage aluminum table and chairs setting, which Hoeft refurbished with a glass top and Sunbrella cushion fabric. 

Hoeft custom designed a Georgian-style portico and columns - inspired by John Volk - to form an impressive entryway to this vintage 1950s Bermuda-style residence. Boxwoods, along with other uniformly trimmed foliage, blend with the tropical landscaping to incorporate overtones of an English garden. 

I could move right in to this incredible Palm Beach home, how about you?! Pictures and interview from Palm Beach Home & Decor and Chad Hoeft Designs


  1. Hi Andrea,
    So many beautiful design elements in this home. I think my favorite was the outdoor dining set. I love the authentic feel and black and white cushions. Simply stunning home.

  2. You always find such fabulous spaces, Andrea! I was at the Lilly store the other day and couldn't help but think of you! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  3. I am digging that powder room! The blue bedroom is so much fun too, have a great weekend!

  4. Fabulous tour Andrea!
    Loved each and every photo!
    Thank you for finding such gems to share with us!

  5. Do you have room for me too, I could move right in too!! It's amazing and the green grasscloth is GORGEOUS. Happy weekend, Andrea!!

  6. All the rooms blew me away Andrea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I mean! This is just fabulous! I'm dying to go back to Palm Beach!

  8. I'm in LOVE!! I don't know where to start! GORGEOUS!

  9. Okay, I just Pinned almost every photo -- STUNNING!

  10. Wow! I love every room in this house. Now if I only had a place for that Rhododendron fabric covered couch!

  11. Rock star quality!!! Love all the crisp, clean colors!!!

  12. Oh my gosh. You always have the most beautiful posts Andrea and this one is at the top of the list. I love every single gorgeous space! Pinning to commence!

  13. This design is wicked! You most certainly know how to keep a reader
    amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well,
    almost...HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really loved
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  14. ummm... really? This place is AMAZING! I don't know where to begin. How do you find these place Andrea? You have such fab tastes do they fall in your lap? Ha! You do such a good job of finding the spaces that define Palm Beach chic!! xo

  15. God is that gorgeous! Not sure which room I like best so I'll just take them all;)

  16. That powder room is killing me. I want that sink in the worst way. And how about that patio furniture? Love this.

  17. Hubba Hubba....that is one swanky place...makes me want a gin and tonic:)


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