Their goal was to create a sun-kissed, old world design that reflects the island's tradition of barefoot elegance. Per the homeowner's request, they kept colors as soft as possible by blending a subtle palette of nature's hues including green, gold, yellow, and rose tones.
The outdoor trellis lanai provides a romantic setting to dine alfresco and enjoy the landscaping and fountain.
Landscape architect Mario Nievera refurbished the grounds, creating a secret garden for the guesthouse/garage. Coconut and Christmas palms form a tropical canopy, while ginger, gardenias, begonias, orchids, bougainvillea, and other exotics bloom with color.
Mimi McMakin is a Palm Beach icon. She is fourth-generation Palm Beacher, who inherited her love for interior decorating from her mother and in turn passed it down to her daughter Celerie Kemble, another of my favorite decorators. You can see more of Mimi's Palm Beach Chic designs at The Gasparilla Inn on the island of Boca Grande, a Palm Beach maisonette, and here.