When we were in Palm Beach last weekend for the Lilly Pulitzer estate auction, I simply had to pop by The Colony Hotel to check out Carleton Varney’s incredible renovation… Carleton Varney, president of Dorothy Draper & Company, Inc. is hands down one of my absolute favorite and most inspiring decorators. I have written about his work numerous times, and this post on his iconic “Brazilliance” banana leaf wallpaper remains my most popular blog post to date. In fact, I love this wallpaper so much, we used it to cover our dining room (sneak peek below!), so you can imagine my delight when I saw that Mr. Varney had used beautiful Brazilliance in The Colony to line the hallway between the hotel lobby and the Polo Steaks & Seafood restaurant.
A true “boutique” hotel, small in size with a distinct personality, The Colony exudes charm and friendliness. Some guests stay for weeks, even months. It is ideally located adjacent to world famous Worth Avenue in the center of town, and a stone’s throw from Palm Beach’s best beach.
Images below are courtesy of The Colony Hotel, unless otherwise noted.