Monday, October 6, 2014

A Blue and White Regency Bermuda in Palm Beach

Today is the October Blue and White Bash over at The Pink Pagoda, and I wouldn't dream of missing one of Jennifer's fabulous parties! The home I am showcasing today might look familiar, as I featured it for the December Blue and White Bash. However, since then, I found this stunning Regency Bermuda featured in Florida Designs, and the new images are just too good not to share!

The 11,000 square foot home on the oceanfront in the Estate Section of Palm Beach was fashioned after Rosedon, a 1906 private residence-turned-boutique-hotel near Hamilton in Bermuda. Although newly constructed, the Bermuda beauty fits right in with neighboring properties that include the Addison Mizner-designed home El Solano, once owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and the 1920s estate Casa Ananda, which was completely renovated by its owner, best-selling author James Patterson. 

Interior design is by Jack Fillips Design, Inc., Architecture by MP Design & Architecture, Inc., building by Whittman Building Corporation, landscape architecture by Nievera Williams Design, photography by Robert Brantley, and captions via Christine Davis, Florida Designs. 

The luscious interior courtyard delights the eye with classical architectural details, coquina pavers, and climbing vines. 

The foyer features Spanish gray and white honed marble flooring, which leads the way to the main living area. A dramatic stairway with Chippendale fretwork winds its way to the second story. "The mirrors on the wall of the stairwell are from my collection," Fhillips said. A Ralph Lauren pedestal table, one of the only dark pieces of furniture in the house, takes center stage. 

Architectural details in the living room include hardwood flooring, a coffered ceiling and stately fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to a covered loggia. Painting the furniture white lends a simple clean look, which makes the house quieter, younger, and "not at all serious," interior designer Jack Fillips said. 

"In the family room, I had to play off the palette in the living room so that the two rooms would flow together," Fhillips said. "I'm not a big fan of jolting spaces. Colors in the family room are a little more relaxed with sea-foam, blue-green grays, and sand." "I chose a design that was classic but not too stuffy, and I wanted the house to reflect the colors of the water," he said. "I like to bring the outside in... it makes the rooms look bigger and more peaceful." 

The formal dining room features decorative molding and hardwood flooring set in a herringbone pattern. "I used an old planked country table with Gustavian chairs, and a takeoff on an English breakfront that I reinvent every time I use it. I like to mirror it or paper it, so that you don't have to fill it up with wedding china." 

Designed by Whittman Building Corporation, custom cabinetry with Bianco Gioia honed marble and stainless steel countertops wraps the kitchen that features a beveled subway tile backsplash, professional grade appliances, and polished nickel hardware. 

In keeping with the Bermuda-style home, Fhillips placed white-lacquered fretwork chairs and a canopied rattan daybed on the poolside loggia. 

Want to see more of this amazing home? Click here for additional images from my December Blue and White Bash post... And for more blue and white eye candy, make sure to head over to the current Blue and White Bash at The Pink Pagoda. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Palm Beach Apartment by William T. Georgis Architect

Recently, I was introduced to the work of architect and designer, William T. Georgis, whose style has been described as "sumptuous and scrupulous in equal measure." Georgis is recognized by the AD 100, Architectural Digest's international guide to the top one hundred architects and interior designers, and it is easy to see why. A monograph of his work MAKE IT FABULOUS: The Architecture and Designs of William T. Georgis was published in 2013.

Let's take a look inside this fabulous Palm Beach apartment he designed. It features so many of my favorite things... The Original Martinique Beverly Hills banana leaf wallpaper, Zebrine wallpaper by Rose Cumming, faux bamboo, shell encrusted mirrors, whimsical monkeys, chintz, and Chinoiserie. What more could you ask for?

Martinique wallpaper originally designed for the Beverly Hills Hotel, monkey collection, John Stewart X-frame desk, and zebra-skin-clad Milo Baughman chrome chair. "Think of Chantilly's Grande Singerie, which is decorated with paintings of monkeys. It's screwball, it's sudden - it's a fabulous moment," Georgis said in an interview with Designers & Books

Couldn't you just move right in? To see more of Georgis' work, please visit his website, and don't forget to check out his book, MAKE IT FABULOUS. Photography by T. Whitney Cox.

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