Anytime I see something new from
Leta Austin Foster I get positively giddy, and I was on cloud nine when she shared this beautiful home with me. It is located approximately 15 miles east of Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida’s fabled horse country, where the homeowners raised thoroughbred horses. You may have seen some of these images previously in Leta’s book, Traditional Interiors, and she has posted a few on her Instagram account. However, the house has never been published in entirety, and I am delighted to share the exclusive tour today!
The wallpaper in the entryway is Ringwold by Farrow & Ball, and the trim was painted with Farrow & Ball’s Borrowed Light, one of Leta’s signature colors. The table is from P. Briger and flowers throughout the house were designed by Christopher Cope.
The planter (one of a pair) and chadelier are antiques selected by Leta. Note the Pecky Cyprus – a Florida staple – in the study.
The antique chair is from London, the custom lampshade was designed by Leta, and the sisal rug is Stark.
Leta had the furniture in the living room custom made by A. Schneller & Sons of New York City, Now Bradmor Upholstery in Brentwood, New York. The tole chandelier and mirror were found at En Fleur antiques, and the sconces are from Vaughn. The paintings were the clients own. The Swedish desk is antique and the mirrored table is vintage. The carpet is Stark, and the shutters were custom made by Blumer and Stanton of West Palm Beach.
The antique Sweedish desk in the living room displays lovely accessories from Il Papiro in Palm Beach. The chair is upholstered in a Schumacher check fabric.
The chairs and sofa are upholstered in Travers fabric. The ottoman and coordinating pillows are covered in Gorgona from Loro Piana. The other pillow is upholstered in a velvet from Clarence House.
The table was custom made by Frederick Victoria, and the curtains are by Paul Maybaum. Hanging between the curtains is an antique French reverse mirror painting found by Leta.
The chest and pair of planters are French antiques found by Leta.
A moroccan table and French side chair upholstered in a Claremont fabric.
Leta paneled the master bedroom, adding wallpaper inside the panels. The curtains are unlined dotted swiss fabric from Schumacher, created by Paul Maybaum…. note the lovely deep hem at the bottom. The furniture is by A. Schneller & Sons of New York City (Now Bradmor Upholstery) and the sofas are upholstered in Bowood by Colefax & Fowler. Sadly this popular pink and green colorway has been discontinued. The paper mache brackets (pair) and lamp are from Leta Austin Foster Boutique in Palm Beach. The French mid-century chandelier was found by Leta on the “Dixie Strip.”
The linens and lamps are from Leta Austin Foster Boutique. The bed and pictures were the client’s own. The end tables are from Chelsea Textiles, and the carpet is Stark.
Custom trim on the sofa is by Passementerie of New York City and the monogrammed pillow is from a French firm carried in the Leta Austin Foster Boutique.
The boudoir chair was custom made by A. Schneller & Sons of New York City (Now Bradmor Upholstery). The wallpaper is Polka from Farrow & Ball and the paint is Green Ground by Farrow & Ball – another one of Leta’s signature colors. The towels are from Leta Austin Foster Boutique.
The quilted bathmat with embroidered seahorse design is from Leta Austin Foster Boutique.
The curtains are made from Classic Cloth and edged in a mini check from Schumacher, which was also used for the headboard. The antiques and linens are from Leta Austin Foster Boutique.
An antique Swedish desk displays accessories from Il Papiro in Palm Beach. The chair is upholstered in a discontinued fabric from Classic Cloth, and the lavender wallpaper is also discontinued.
The garden design was by Jorge Sanchez, Palm Beach, Florida. The outdoor furniture is from Veneman Furniture, painted in a custom green paint.
Table set with dishes in the pattern “Oiseau” by Biot from Aix-en-Provence, carried at Leta Austin Foster Boutique. The napkins and Juliska bamboo flatware are also from Leta Austin Foster Boutique. The flowers were designed by Christopher Cope.
Veneman Furniture on the patio features white dry fast foam cushions contrast welted with green trim. Leta used remnant fabric for the pillows and gifted them to her client.
Every single room designed by Leta is like a breath of fresh air. They are classic and timeless, and no detail is ever overlooked. I absolutely love her style! For additional information, please visit
Leta Austin Foster & Associates. You will also want to pick up a copy of Traditional Interiors (my review is here). It is one of my very favorite design books… in addition to beautiful pictures, Leta shares all of her insider tips! For Leta’s 10 tips for creating timeless interiors click here. And for ongoing inspiration, please follow @letaaustinfoster on Instagram.
Photos by Erik Kvalasvik and Jerry Rabinowitz.