Palm Beach Chair
Pink Goatskin/Parchment Mirror & Console
Goatskin Parchment Cabinet Dresser
Coral dressers at Palm Beach Antique and Design Center
Shell Chandeliers @ Christa's South Antiques & Seashells
Shell Lamp from Christa's South Antiques & Seashells
Palm Beach Interior Design
Palm Beach...ahhh, where it is always 80 degrees, sunny, and the beach is never more than a few block away! Plus, it has gorgeous gardens, great architecture, and some tasty restaurants too - all in one small island. It's no wonder why so many people flock there during the season - it has this distinct style that's a blend of wealth, class, and glitz!
Last week, we took a trip ourselves for a little R&R, to do a little vintage and antique shopping, and to check out a few sources that we use for our interior design projects. The interior design aesthetic here pushes the creative envelope with color and materials - I love it! Mirror, goatskin, lacquer and shells - yes please! But I also love mixing pieces from Palm Beach in to designs that aren't all glitz - check out our Palmolive Building Interior Design
or the Poolhouse
we did - both include several pieces from Palm Beach.
Our leisure time was spent on the island where we laid by the pool at the Brazilian Court and rode bikes around to check out some of the houses on financial row. Some of our favorite meals were at Buccan
, Cafe L'Europe
, Cafe Boulud
, and Pizza al Fresco
- all of which I would recommend - but Buccan was probably the best food and overall vibe for dinner while Pizza al Fresco was just great italian pizza for lunch in a cute little courtyard. We also wanted to see a lot of the homes in the area, so we rode bikes around most of the town. Check out the photos below to see some of the hedges that surround the homes - it's a stunning scene and bikes are the perfect way to see it all.
As far as shopping goes, we didn't spend much time on Worth Avenue - where the likes of Tiffany's, Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and so on have stores. Instead since I'm an interior designer I spent most of our shopping time across the bridge at West Palm Beach Antiques Row
on South Dixie Highway. It's the source of all things flashy - lacquer, goatskin, and lucite - oh my! But if you're in the market for something a little bit wild, there's no better place to shop than West Palm Beach. Where else could you find a fully mirrored grand piano (which we saw)? So find a time during the season (winter), and head down for a visit to enjoy the weather, food, shopping and architecture.
And I'm more than glad to say that I'm taking interior design clients in Palm Beach! Can't wait to get back!
Hedge Archway Entry in Palm Beach
Square Hedges in Palm Beach
Hedge Lined Street in Palm Beach