flowers and Southern friendliness. Our family has been here for more than 120
years.” – Mimi McMakin
Kemble Interiors, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Palm Beach native Mimi Maddock McMakin. McMakin has been recognized for her distinctive fusion of whimsy with respectful restoration in many a storied Mizner, Volk, and Urban designed estate or club.
Mimi McMakin andher former business partner Brooke Huttig
Today we will tour one my favorite places in the entire world… a sleepy island hide-away that transports you back in time. I am taking you to Boca Grande, FL, located on the Grand Barrier Island called Gasparilla, and best described as a step back into “Old Florida.” It is a carefully preserved part of Florida’s history and beauty, and a well-kept secret retreat for second home owners, visitors, local residents, and fishermen.
Wallpaper by Lee Jofa
the shadowbox art, comprised of local shells.
“We used as much of the existing wicker as possible,” said McMakin. “If we made a change, we tried to duplicate with a great eye to the past.”
backgammon tables in rattan.
slats there are schools of fish! “I love
toying with imagination,” said McMakin. “Something can be functional and
playful at the same time.”
room with real candles, and fresh orchids hang on the columns.
restaurant are by Marcia Wendel. The hand-painted murals capture the essence of
the Islands’ waterway, birds and mangroves.
a popular gathering place to enjoy favorite beverages and tasty snacks. The
adjoining outdoor terrace is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful
views of the fifth green of The Gasparilla Golf Club, as well as Charlotte
Harbor in the distance. Among the many signature beverages on the menu are
Gaspartinis, Mojitos and Planter’s Punch.
charming main Inn.
accommodations from 17 private cottages and villas. All cottage and villa accommodations are located just steps away from the main Inn and provide the option of parlors. Some also have screened porches, lanais or fireplaces;
others have kitchenettes.
The Pink Elephant – affectionately known as “The
Pink” – is one of Boca Grande’s premier eating and drinking
establishment, and it is within walking distance of the Inn. This charming
and casual restaurant has served great food, signature drinks and refined
service for over 60 years.
a trip to the Pink Pony for some old fashioned, homemade ice cream.
Island. Instead, head to Hudson’s for
your gourmet cheese, organic foods, fresh fish, deli meats, and fine wines.
Check out the fabulous pink gas pump!
pink Jeep outside “The Palm on Park” Boca Grande’s Lilly Pulitzer
from Boca Grande.