Dive Into Palm Beach Style
Part preppy, part splashy and all fun, this sunny Florida look will wash any room in eclectic cheer
Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
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I don't know how to define it, but I know it when I see it. Palm Beach style can go '60s groovy, incorporates some dashes of Hollywood Regency, leans heavily on wicker, has bold preppy touches, has never met a trellis it didn't like, is crazy for all shades of green, adores tropical touches and is a look like no other. Here's a group of rooms that look like they sprang straight from this posh and playful Florida town.
While this sun porch is in Minnesota, it could easily transfer south to Palm Beach. The soft colors, green touches and scalloped window treatments are upscale Florida flourishes.
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Palm Beachers are never afraid to go bold, and they love their wicker. This room is eclectic and soft yet unified and crisp.
Mixing florals, prints and animal prints is a classic Palm Beach move. A framed vintage bathing suit is the perfect adornment for the wall.
Palm Beachers are never afraid of going over the top. Here, opulent window treatments and molding mix with casual, boldly upholstered woven furniture
You can never have too much preppy pink and green in Palm Beach. The palm tree artwork over the fireplace is a great finishing touch.
Pink and green is a popular combination but not a must. Corals and blues in a mix of patterns create a different kind of Palm Beach room.
This bright bedroom looks like it pulled its color palette straight from one of Palm Beach denizen Lilly Pulitzer's shift dresses.
David Hicks' La Fiorentina geometric print and updated round drawer knobs give a fresh take on Palm Beach.
This bed looks like it was inherited from Granny and given a fresh look with glossy grass-green paint. The artichoke wall covering adds a large, playful touch.
This room, with its stripped-down color palette and elegant black and silver touches, is more of a Palm Beach/Palm Springs mash-up.
While Palm Beachers love their bright colors, they are not averse to black and white schemes, especially when those schemes incorporate stripes and a fabulous peacock chair.
Ping-Pong is practically the town sport of Palm Beach, and these peppy Trina Turk paddles are the perfect accessory.
Ideabook published on May 9, 2012.
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