Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Amanda Lindroth's Palm Beach Style

Florida-born designer Amanda Lindroth currently lives in the Bahamas, but in 2015 she returned to her roots to open a boutique in Palm Beach. There she purchased a small 1920s Worth Avenue apartment designed by famed architect Addison Mizner, which she promptly transformed from an empty white box into a trompe l'oeil fantasia. Inspired by the Cecil Beaton watercolor of Mona and Harrison Williams in their Palm Beach living room, which appeared in Vogue in 1937, she turned to English artist Aldous Bertram to work his magic upon the 16-foot ceilings.  Amanda then scoured Palm Beach's treasure trove of resale and antiques shops to find pieces that weren't "overly precious" to infuse her signature comfortable and breezy island style.

From the February 2017 issue of House Beautiful with photography by Jonny Valiant...

To create these exquisite walls, artist Aldous Bertram actually moved into the apartment for about eight weeks. The rococo faux plasterwork makes the entrance door grand, and a chair rail was added with faux-pecky cypress wallpaper below it.

A custom cabinet provides architectural presence while also serving as a hospitable bar. The tulipieres and oversize ginger jars are from F.S. Henemader. Aldous embellished the mirrored niches with trompe l'oeil renderings of plasterwork from the historic English manor Claydon House. 

Many of the furnishings are sold through Amanda's nearby store, Lindroth Design. Vintage Bielecky Brothers wicker chairs were found at the Church Mouse, a beloved local resale shop. "Palm Beach Revisited" collages by Lindroth's friend Jean-Charles de Ravenel hang from a picture rail inside a painted faux frame. 

Aldous painted scrolls to frame the original Addison Mizner windows, which help break up the large expanses of wall. 

The hallway is sheathed in Quadrille's Rio wallpaper, and a vintage settee's cushions are in Schumacher's Beckford.

A portrait of Amanda's mother holding her dog, Ribbons, hangs over the master bed. 

Walls in Benjamin Moore's Clearlake are overlaid with a white-palm motif. A vintage chaise with cushions in a Schumacher cotton rests atop a Stark leopard-print carpet. "It feels very C.Z. Guest in Palm Beach," Amanda says. 

In daughter Eliza's room, walls in Benjamin Moore's Salmon Peach contrast with curtains in a green Norbar Fabrics linen and a Dash & Albert rug. 

A console holds a Ralph Lauren Home for Circa Lighting lamp. 

To see more of this stunning Palm Beach apartment, along with before pictures, please visit House Beautiful. An interview with Amanda on the transformation can be found here. To learn more about Amanda's tips for island style decorating, click here. You can also tour a fabulous Bahamas home she transformed here, and a Lyford Cay home she designed is currently for sale here. To learn more about Amanda Lindroth Interior Design, please visit Amanda's website, and be sure to follow her on Instagram for daily inspiration. 

Lastly, Amanda has graciously shared with me her fabulous tips for creating Palm Beach/Island at home... they are as follows: 
  • Open the doors and windows, get some fresh air and breeze in the house. 
  • Bring the outdoors in. Make sure you have orchids, leaves in vases, and some indoor ferns and palms. 
  • Use natural rugs and cotton fabrics. 
  • Play Island-y music. 
  • Remember that Island Style is a bit elemental, don’t get too fancy. 
  • Give your house a name, all island houses have names!  
Mona and Harrison Williams in their Palm Beach living room, by Cecil Beaton. The image that inspired it all! 


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