Palm Beach-based interior designer Ellen Kavanaugh is a favorite here at The Glam Pad… we adore her crisp, colorful, Florida flair! So we were delighted when Southern Living shared a tour of her very own home! A 1980s bungalow in need of an overhaul, Ellen and her husband Chip Valle of Island Construction packed a lot of personality into just 2,500 square-feet. They scraped popcorn ceilings, added beams and limewashed cypress to the ceilings, reimagined the small kitchen, and applied gallons and gallons of her favorite white paint, “Simply White” by Benjamin Moore. The exterior was given a facelift with the perfect shade of pink – Benjamin Moore Sheer Pink (cut 50%). Ellen then filled the home with beautiful wallpapers, fixtures, artwork, and personal treasures, creating a delightful retreat for family and friends.
“There’s no particular style. It’s family heirlooms, the combination of the old and new,” Ellen told Southern Living. “I wanted the house to feel warm and just kept coming back to holding onto this traditional look—and I’m glad I did.”
Let’s take a tour with photography by Brantley Photography!
For an inside peek guided by Ellen herself, please click above to watch her home tour!
You can read more about Ellen’s charming home via Southern Living. For ongoing inspiration, please follow @ellenkavanaugh and @brantleyphoto on Instagram. And to see more of Ellen’s work via The Glam Pad, please enjoy the links below.
- STYLE PROFILE: ELLEN KAVANAUGH
- PEPPY IN PALM BEACH BY ELLEN KAVANAUGH
- TOUR A PALM BEACH HOME WITH A BRITISH WEST INDIES VIBE
- HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2021 KIPS BAY SHOW HOUSE PALM BEACH