Monday, March 30, 2015

A Purple Palm Beach Shower by Luxe Report Designs

The ladies at Luxe Report Designs have done it again! This lavender Palm Beach baby shower was inspired by Danika Herrick's super fun Scalamandre-esque zebra fabric for Spoonflower. Additional black and white accents plus pops of gold/brass and crystal/Lucite create a glamorous and feminine vibe.

Each guest received their own ceramic zebra trinket box (filled with coffee truffles) as a favor. 

 Brunch was quiche and mixed greens and for dessert, mini pies, berries, and fresh cream. 

Pink mums make a lovely centerpiece!

Beverages included mini lattes, blueberry lemonade, and Bellinis. 

Lavender accents in the living room coordinate perfectly, and Tuni the Yorkshire Terrier joins in the fun! 

You can see a glamorous pink baby shower hostessed by Luxe Report Designs' Lauren and Christin here, and click here for a "Beverly Hills Hotel meets Old Palm Beach" baby shower they threw. For more on blue and white entertaining by Luxe Report Designs, click here. These ladies know how to throw a party! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Lilly Pulitzer for Target Look Book is Live!

With less than a month to launch, today Target unveiled a sneak peek at the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Look Book! The 250 piece resort-inspired collection features 15 vibrant patterns (created exclusively for Target), and there is a little something for everyone. Here are a few must haves to look out for:

Shimmering accessories: Start with one of the essential lace trimmed shift dresses, add espadrilles, and finish with a chic headscarf or Lilly printed bobby pins, and a sparkly bracelet.

Glam barware: Swizzle sticks in silver and gold, tinted champagne coupes, whimsical wine charms, and the chicest Collins glasses. Anyone for Mai Tais?

Home goods: Soak up the sun in your very own Lilly Pulitzer hammock! Candles, pillows, baskets, plates, pom-pom napkins, and towels will Lilly-fy your home in no time.

Curated cosmetics: An assortment of exclusive L'Oreal lipsticks and Essie nail polishes, just for this collaboration, will help complete your look. Store it all in an adorable Lilly train case or clutch.

Ranging from $2 to $250, the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection will be available in stores and at beginning April 19. Many items are available online only. Browse the look book now... You can also save the items you wish to purchase. I predict many items will sell out quickly, so I am mapping out my wish list in advance! Target offers free shipping on all orders over $25 and free returns, so you can shop from the comfort of your own home and avoid the crowds. 

What items are on your wish list?

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Waterfront Miami Manse on the Market, Decorated by Anne Hepfer

I have always been smitten with this cheerful pink and green guest house, decorated by Anne Hepfer and featured last year by Style at HomeLocated in Miami, it feels more like a Palm Beach playhouse, and I was thrilled to discover it is for sale! 

The guest house is part of the old Wolfson Estate on North Bay Road, Miami Beach, which was featured earlier this month by Curbed.  It also happens to be pop singer Ricky Martin's former home, which he sold to the current owners in 2005. They employed Hepfer to decorate the estate and guest house, as she had already decorated their primary residence in California.  Let's revisit the guest house and take a look at the stunning 1930s manse, as pictured in the real estate listing

The above and next few images are from Anne Hepfer's portfolio. The preppy 750-square-foot guest house was inspired by the chic bungalows at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Lilly Pulitzer party dresses, and Lacoste polos.

Hepfer modeled the pink barrel-back chairs after ones she grew up seeing in her grandmother's house in Florida. I love the tassel trim at the bottom!

Above is a picture of the guest house living room from the real estate listing

The guest house bathroom, as featured by Style at Home.

Now let's take a look at the main house, a grand Spanish villa described extensively in the book Miami Beach: Blueprint of an Eden by Mitchell Wolfson Jr. and Michelle Oka Doner. 

A massive banyan tree on the property is more than 100 years old. 

The elaborate moldings, coffered ceilings, carved fireplaces, and other architectural elements of this home are simply exquisite. 

I wish there were additional pictures to better showcase the elegant main house decor, but it was never professionally photographed other than for the real estate listing.

The estate was completed in 1937 by architects Carlos Schoeppl and George Maguelo. It features 8,697 square feet, 6 bedrooms, and 7.5 baths. While it has received renovations and updates throughout the years, it retains practically all of its historic beauty and grandeur. It is currently listed for $21M. You can read more at Curbed

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Palm Beach Home Decorated By Kemble Interiors is on the Market

This fabulous home, decorated by Kemble Interiors, was recently listed for sale in Palm Beach! I love everything Kemble Interiors does, and this home is no exception. Located at 579 North Lake Way, it is close to town and the bicycle path. It features four bedrooms, five baths, and 4,961 square feet. Let's take a look!

The exterior features West Indies-style architecture, with shutters and a fretwork balcony over the front door. 

I love the red paint in the library! 

The open floor plan of the home, built in 2001, was designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining. I'll be right over, please! You can read more about it at the Palm Beach Post.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Foo Dog Ate My Homework

Today I am delighted to welcome Jenny Schnabl Brewster to The Glam Pad. I have followed Jenny for years via her Tumbler account, The Foo Dog Ate My Homework, and through her Pinterest and Instagram accounts. Jenny has an exceptional ability for uncovering the hottest and most incredible architecture and interiors, and she always delivers with her signature wit and keen attention to detail.

Jenny's credentials include a degree from the prestigious Art History program at Williams College and studies in Residential Interiors from the Boston Architectural College. After working for firms in both Boston and Chicago, this year she launched her e-design services, Jenny Brewster Style, along with The Foo Dog Blog. I am a HUGE fan! Jenny graciously agreed to an interview, which you can read below while enjoying a few e-design samples from Jenny Brewster Style.

TGP: How did you become interested in interior design, and when did you decide to pursue it as a career?

TFD: I think it was kind of inevitable. My mother is extremely stylish and was always decorating and re-decorating our house, so I spent a ton of my childhood in antiques stores all over Long Island and New York, and being dragged through ABC Carpet and the D&D Building in the city. And we always toured historic houses when we were on vacation or home. It didn’t occur to me until a lot later that not everyone grew up like that. I was working in fashion for the first few years after college and I got a really good piece of advice – what you do when you’re goofing off at work is what you should actually be doing. So after reading all these interior design blogs constantly while at work and getting steamed because I thought I could do better than all these girls only a bit older than I was, I decided to go to art school.

Kiawah Island, SC Family Room 

TGP: Which decorator, individual, and/or design period has served as your greatest inspiration?

TFD: My parents are both immigrants, so even though I grew up in the northeast, I think I came to appreciate the traditional style of the region with an outsider’s eye. The relaxed, faded, formality of New England homes has always been very special to me. Antiques and heirlooms mixed into with more casual pieces. Everything going together, but not looking overly decorated or styled. So I guess if there’s one person that’s inspired me the most, it’s got to be Sister Parish. Her work was what really got the ball rolling. And then all the people coming out of Parrish Hadley, and now those peoples’ protégés. Right now there are a few people’s work who I keep coming back to year after year, and I think it’s because not only are they immensely talented, but they understand the history and heritage of the elements they incorporate. Meg Braff, Ashley Whittaker, Christina Murphy, and Palmer Weiss are always creating the most beautiful things.

Coastal Connecticut Family Room with Mod Style 

TGP: Describe your dream home. What style and era of architecture do you gravitate towards, and how would you decorate?

TFD: Oh that’s hard, I love so many things!! But I’m definitely a traditionalist. At the moment I’d have to go Georgian revival -- red brick, sprawling, symmetrical, dormers, killer pedimented doorway. I strongly believe that the décor of a home should make sense with the architectural style of the structure and relate the surroundings, so knowing my dream home would be in the northeast, I would decorate in the classic, comfortable Anglo-American style, mixed with lots of color and personal touches. 

French Garden Inspired Living Room 

TGP: We share a passion for real estate stalking… I am still swooning over the Aspen home decorated by Carolyne Roehm that you uncovered for sale! How did you begin this pastime?   

TFD: It’s my biggest vice! Well my family has always had a home in Amagansett and out east all the shops, like in many resort towns, have stacks of real estate magazines out in the front. And everyone looks at them and has one hanging out of their tote bag, even if you’re not looking to move. Real estate stalking is just part of the culture. It didn’t occur to me that other people don’t do it!

French Garden Inspired Dining Room 

TGP: When did you decide to start Jenny Brewster Style? What services do you offer?

TFD: Oh well, it’s been a long time coming, I’ve been thinking about it forever. I only recently got to the place where I felt I was ready to be doing work for other people. Currently I’m offering e-design services, accessorizing, and color consulting. But it totally varies project to project depending on what a client wants – just shoot me an email!

French Garden Inspired Master Bedroom 

TGP: Tell me more about your e-design services. Who would be an ideal candidate?

TFD: Well it’s definitely a different project depending on what the client needs. I can furnish an empty room (or rooms!) from scratch, or show you ways to zhush what you have depending on the budget. Anyone looking for an easy and fun way to add fresh classic style to their home would be a good candidate!

Brooklyn Bedroom with Chinoiserie Style

TGP: I love the name of your Tumblr account and now blog… How did you come up with the name?
TFD: Thank you so much! It was the very first thing that popped into my head when I started thinking about blog names – The Foo Dog Ate My Homework. It was a time when everyone was calling their blog something short and cutesy. I thought I wanted to go that way, but I couldn’t get the Foo Dog Ate My Homework out of my head. I’ve always loved any sort of Chinoiserie madness, the kookier the better and I never did my homework growing up and was always making creative excuses. I never had a dog so I couldn’t use the old stand-by, “the dog ate my homework” but a Foo Dog I definitely had… So making my “real blog” Foo Dog Blog was a natural choice. I don’t have any intention of getting rid of my Tumblr, so I wanted their identities to be linked.

TGP: What is your favorite design element that stands the test of time? 
TFD: Shocker -- Chinoiserie elements of all sorts: blue and white porcelain, Chippendale fretwork, anything with a pagoda. Whether subtle or fanciful, if you see something in an 18th century London townhouse, a Regency country home, chic midcentury apartments, city homes, seaside homes, and realize that thing looks beautiful in all those places, that’s clearly something that’s going to last forever.

Jenny Schnabl Brewster

I loved getting to know Jenny better, and I hope you did too! You can follow her new blog and learn about her design services at The Foo Dog Blog
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