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Spacious Beachfront Home in Juno Beach, Florida

A former Dunkin’ Donuts executive and his wife serve all the toppings of family fun in their Florida home

Written and produced by Krissa Rossbund
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    Choosing a flavor might be the best part of the doughnut-and-coffee ritual that’s regularly part of a weekend morning. But toppings like sugary glaze, colorful sprinkles, creamy chocolate, or chopped peanuts (for those trying to justify the indulgence with a nutritious “protein” spin) don’t satisfy on their own. They require that base of delicious fried dough. One could call it “dessert teamwork.” 

    When Jack and Sharon Luther bought an oceanfront property in Juno Beach, Florida, they wanted all the frosting—a beachy palette that reflected the undulating blues of the ocean, multiple outdoor spots for dining and lounging, and a range of attractive guest bedrooms that would welcome family and friends. But before those design elements were ever considered, the Luthers had to adjust the ingredients of the foundation. And for this couple who know the restaurant business intimately (Jack retired as CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts in 2013), a half-baked approach was not on the menu. 

    Photography: Carmel Brantley   

    Interior designers: Lisa Peterson and Melanie Hayes, Pineapples, Palms, Etc, 287 E. Indiantown Rd., Suite B-3, Jupiter, FL 33477; 561/748-8303 (store) and 561/346-6777 (web site),
    Builder: Onshore Construction, 938 N. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter, FL 33458; 561/744-8331,  

    Wall lanterns (“Darlana”): Circa Lighting,
    Door: Kolbe Windows & Doors,
    Wall paint (‘White Dove” #OC-17): Benjamin Moore,

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    “Jack and Sharon lived in Palm Beach for years, but in a house that didn’t have water views,” says Lisa Peterson, who with design partner Melanie Hayes was in charge of the interiors. “They understood that getting the look they wanted in their new property would require a full renovation that included repositioning the staircase and the arrangement of the entire house.” 

    A quartet of X-base upholstered benches from Kravet Curated surround a pedestal table. 

    Wall paint (“Super White” #OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Pedestal table: Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,
    Benches (“Cross Stool”): Curated Kravet,
    Bench fabric (“Zenith Velvet”/Aqua #AW7844, by Anna French): Thibaut,
    Chandelier (“Orvieto”): Circa Lighting,
    Vase (“Gold Banded Hurricane-Clear-Lg” #6.60603): Global Views,

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    Family Room 

    The Luthers were no strangers to moving. In the 50 years since they married, they’ve built10 homes along the East Coast as they relocated for Jack’s career. But this was their first full redo. They named their new purchase “Beauty and the Beach,” but Beach was initially a Beast. They expected neighborhood ordinances, of course, but were surprised by beach-specific-regulations. 

    For example, there were the turtle codes. Along the beach where the Luthers live is a nine-mile stretch of habitat for Loggerhead turtles. Artificial light disrupts the nesting cycles of the sea creatures by pulling them away from the water where their hatchlings naturally lie. So Florida law requires special placement of all ocean-facing artificial lights and for tinted glass to be installed on the windows. “We had no idea,” Jack and Sharon laugh simultaneously at their newfound knowledge of marine life and its hatching patterns. 

    A turquoise-and-royal-blue statement fabric from Quadrille was used for drapery panels and to cover a pair of ottomans from Lee Industries. 

    Area rug (“Kila” (Kynar)/Beige (JK)): Patterson, Flynn & Martin,
    Sofa (“Parker” #1356-290, custom sized); sofa and chair fabric and trim (“Pine”/Natural, discontinued): Stanford Furniture,
    Monogrammed pillow on sofa (custom); coffee table (custom); vase on coffee table; floor lamp: Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,
    Chairs (“Bryant” #241-03); hurricanes (discontinued); chain sculpture (“Cale Chainlink Object” #6821619980FY): Ralph Lauren Home,
    Benches (“Cocktail Ottoman”#9201-00): Lee Industries,
    Bench and drapery fabric (“Kazak”/Royal Blue on White #302830C-07W, by Quadrille); pillows on chairs (“Petite Zig Zag”/Blue, by China Seas): Quadrille,

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    Family Room

    Once the turtles and their keepers were happy, it was all decorative fun. Sharon wanted this house to ditch its original Mediterranean decoration for a look that was light and coastal.

    “Design has really evolved,” Sharon says. “Florida used to be heavy with marble and color including dark tones. I wanted brightness that feels younger, fresher, and cleaner.”  

    Boxy family room chairs by Ralph Lauren Home are contrasted by the organic silhouette of a wood-and-lacquer floor lamp.

    Wall paint (“Super White” #OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Area rug (“Kila” (Kynar)/Beige (JK)): Patterson, Flynn & Martin,
    Chairs (“Bryant” #241-03): Ralph Lauren Home,
    Chair fabric and trim (“Pine”/Natural, discontinued): Stanford Furniture,
    Bench (“Cocktail Ottoman”#9201-00): Lee Industries,
    Bench and drapery fabric (“Kazak”/Royal Blue on White #302830C-07W, by Quadrille); pillows on chairs (“Petite Zig Zag”/Blue, by China Seas): Quadrille,
    Floor lamp: Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,  

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    Living Room 

    The first order on the agenda? Break a rule. And what better place than in the grid-paneled living room? To create more square footage upstairs, the living room became a little cozier with a one-story ceiling instead of its original two-story one. Maybe not rule breaking, but certainly a problem-solving design, four chairs circle a gold-legged, glass-topped cocktail table in an intimate grouping. A conventional sofa would have made access to the powder room difficult. 

    The traditional lines of a quartet of Ralph Lauren “Mayfair Bergère” chairs are offset by a cocktail table with a sculptural gold base. Blue-and-white ginger jars find a home in front of a contemporary painting of birch trees. The lamp on the console is Suzanne Kasler for Visual Comfort. 

    Area rug:  World of Rugs, 561/776-9988.
    Lounge chairs (“Mayfair Bergère Chair” #30000-03); fabric (White Linen): Ralph Lauren Home,
    Coffee table (“The White Coffee Table” by Aerin Lauder): discontinued.
    Console table: owner’s collection.
    Table lamp (“Juliet Table Lamp” #SK3905, by Suzanne Kasler for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting,
    Translucent bowl on coffee table; coral on console; blue-and-white urns by stairs: Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,
    Large painting by stairs (by Kate Salenfriend): Aerena Galleries & Gardens,  

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    Dining Room 

    The dining room was a lesson in low-profile impact. Dining chairs on casters have low backs and white linen upholstery. An extra-wide dining table, according to Sharon, “looks beautiful when it’s set formally but also works with a box of Legos dumped on it by my grandson.” 

    “Because of how the house sits in relation to the neighbor’s house, one side has no windows,” Hayes says. “With mirrored fronts, the cabinet doors reflect the light from the outside to provide a brighter daylight experience.”

    Sparkling above the oversize table and low-profile chairs, a wavy crystal chandelier by Ochre mimics the waves of the water. The pottery and other accessories are from Pineapples, Palms, Etc., the retail shop owned by designers Lisa Peterson and Melanie Hayes.

    Wall and ceiling paint (“Super White” #OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Flooring: Absolute Hardwood Flooring,
    Dining table; tall pottery jars; bowls; doors on built-in cabinets (one-of-a-kind): Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,
    Dining chairs (“Low Belgian Track Armchair”): Restoration Hardware,
    Chair fabric (White Linen): Ralph Lauren Home,
    Chandelier (“Arctic Pear”/Double Wave”): Ochre,

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    Dining Room

    The painting above the cabinet is by artist Harry Hutchinson. 

    Cabinet (“Finn,” discontinued): CFC,
    Art above cabinet (by Harry Hutchinson): Gardner Colby Galleries,
    Box on cabinet: John-Richard,
    Drapery (#3689.101); drapery hardware: Kravet,

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    The shiplap-wrapped kitchen has its own take on the all-white scheme that’s become so familiar in American design. Ceiling beams, a range hood, and the door frames of the glass-front cabinets all have a natural stain that matches the wood floors and contrasts with the white walls. 

    Accessories in the kitchen, such as the backless stools with painted wood seats and the pendants that feature a modernized basket shape, are architecturally charged. 

    Cabinetry; oven hood (custom): Downsview Kitchens & Fine Custom Cabinetry,
    Cabinetry finish (“Super White” #OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Ceiling beams, china-cabinet door, and oven hood: custom finished to match floor.
    Cabinetry hardware: Top Knob,
    Countertop (Mystery White Marble): MS Int’l,
    Range (“60-inch Dual-Fuel Range” #DF604GF); espresso machine (30-inch); steam oven and warming drawer under espresso machine: Wolf,
    Refrigerator (“42-inch Built-In Side-By-Side Refrigerator/Freezer” #BI-42UFD): Sub-Zero,
    Pot filler faucet; sink faucet: Dornbracht,
    Sink in isand (“Multiere 45-inch Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink,” by Mick De Giulio): Kallista,
    Lights over island (“Malplaquet” #SG-1225): Urban Electric Co.,
    Counter stools (“Aro”): Bernhardt Design,
    Trays; footed server holding donuts: Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,  

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    Sophisticated Cabinets

    Glass-front cabinets keep with the easy breezy tone of the house and are a beautiful way to display all-white dinnerware.

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    “We like to cook and have all been in the restaurant business in one form or another,” Jack explains. “Our son owns restaurants in Charlotte, and our son-in-law owns franchises. So it’s fun for us to have this social center where we can all cook together.” 

    Rug runner in front of range: owner’s collection. 

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    Running on Dunkin'

    There is always evidence of Dunkin’ Donuts around the Luther home, from fresh doughnuts on the kitchen island to a framed burlap coffee bag that identifies where the coffee beans originate in Colombia. 

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    Breakfast Room

    The breakfast room, which opens up to porch, can accommodate a crowd thanks to the spacious banquette. Cheerful aqua energizes the space.

    Dining table (custom): Pineapples, Palms Etc.,
    Dining chairs (“James Side Chair”): Redford House,
    Fabric on back of dining chairs; banquette cushion (“Rugged Outdoor White” #LFY66487F.RL, by Ralph Lauren): Kravet,
    Trim on banquette cushion (“Tempo”/Aqua, colorway discontinued): Lee Industries,
    Square pillows (Tashkent”/Turquoise on Oyster #302503F, and “Kazak”/Royal Blue on White #302830C-07W ): Quadrille,
    Lumbar pillow: John Robshaw,
    Striped glassware: owner’s collection.
    Driftwood bowl: Pineapples, Palms Etc.,
    Wall light (Westbury Double Sconce”#RL2162, by Ralph Lauren for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting,
    Art (by Kimberlee Alemian): Gardner Colby Galleries,

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    No matter where they choose to spend their time outside, the Luthers are sure to have a great view of the ocean. Anchored by a Dash & Albert rug, the loggia serves as the outdoor living room.

    Hanging lanterns (“Darlana”): Circa Lighting,
    Area rug (“Rope Denim Indoor/Outdoor Rug”): Dash& Albert,
    Ceramic garden stools: Pineapples, Palms Etc.,
    Sofa and lounge chairs (Banyan Collection); cushions (“Twill”/Sugar): Link Outdoor,
    Pillows; table
    between chairs: Pineapples, Palms Etc,
    Bar cart (“Riviera Bar”): Serena & Lily,
    Outdoor television: SunBrite TV,

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    Sunny Landing

    A skylight allows sunlight to flood the tufted bench, mirror, and wall sconces. 

    Bench (“Jonathan Bench Large”); fabric (“Marine Mohair”): Oly,
    Mirror (“Pickfair Floor Mirror”): by Kelly Wearstler,
    Sconces (“Sahara” #46651): Arteriors,

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    Master Bedroom

    In the master bedroom, the Luthers’ wake-up call comes from what Jack calls “the money shot,” a breathtaking view of the sunrise that emerges from the Atlantic Ocean. The serene pale-yellow space is outfitted with white decorations, most notably a beaded chandelier that dangles from the vaulted shiplap ceiling.

    Tiers of white beads on the chandelier and a collection of drawings from Trowbridge add touches of glamour to the master bedroom. Linen-covered chairs from Lee Industries provide a spot to enjoy the ocean view from the second floor.

    Wallcovering (“Herringbone”/Westford White #5420): Phillip Jeffries,
    Ceiling and trim paint (“Super White” #OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Area rug: ABC Carpet & Home,
    Chandelier (“Jacqueline Two Tier Chandelier” #ARN5104, by Aerin for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting,
    Bed (“Cleo”): Vanguard Furniture,
    Bed fabric (“Versailles.20013”): Kravet,
    Quilted bed cover and sham (“Sassolino White Matelasse”); duvet cover (“Piazza”): Luxe Collection by Annie Selke,
    Throw pillows on bed: Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,
    Bedside chests (“Pebble Hill Chest of Drawers” #9515D, by Thom Filicia): Vanguard Furniture,
    Table lamps (“Adele Table Lamp with White Stripe” #RL3952CGWHT-WP): Ralph Lauren Home,
    Flower drawings (Gold Florals, by Elizabeth Ockford): Trowbridge,
    Drapery (“Tanami”/Aspro #V3141/03, by Villa Nova): Romo,
    Lounge chairs (#5907/01); ottomans (#5907-00); fabric (“Sanders”/Oyster): Lee Industries,
    Throw (“Avalon”): Hermès,

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    Master Bath

    In the adjoining bathroom, the designer bought terry cloth towels from Matouk for an unusual upholstery treatment on the formal Oly chair. Long gauzy sheers, an acrylic side table, and the Louis chair unexpectedly upholstered in terry cloth towels give a formal spirit to the space. 

    Wallcovering (#RM20200, Cobalt Collection): Pacific Designs Int’l,
    Drapery (“Cellini”/Chalk #7454/01): Romo,
    Bathtub (“Amiati”): Victoria & Albert,
    Bath fixtures: Newport Brass,
    Acrylic side table: Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,
    Chair (“Sophie Armchair”); fabric (White Terry, discontinued): Oly,
    Towels: Matouk,

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    Serene Bedroom

    Anchored by a seaglass-colored rug, the guest bedroom is loaded with casual pattern. A bed from Hickory Chair wears slipcovers secured with carefree ties. A pair of chairs from Lee Industries, a Phillip Jeffries fern-motif wallcovering, and a beaded chandelier inject elegance and serenity, while pillows in an oversize floral pattern from Thibaut intensify the color scheme. Sculptural glass lamps top bedside tables from Vanguard. 

    Wallpaper (“Ellie’s View”/Cove on White Manilla Hemp#7151): Phillip Jeffries,
    Paint (“Super White” #OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Area rug (“Isle de Sea Glass”): Barrier Island Rugs,
    Chandelier (“Carmen”): Ro Sham Beaux,
    Bed (“Candler”); bed fabric (#3233-10): Hickory Chair,
    Quilted blanket; duvet: owner’s collection.
    Patterned pillow shams (“Hampton Ponds”/Aqua and Blue #F99241): Thibaut,
    Bedside tables (“Howell,” custom colored): Vanguard furniture,
    Table lamps (discontinued): Global Views,
    Chairs (“Slipcovered Chair” #C1009-01): Lee Industries,
    Chair fabric (“Moon Dance”/Spa #27087.135, colorway discontinued): Kravet,
    White pillows: Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,
    Shutters: Indian River Shutter Co.,  

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    Guest Bath

    Twin vessel sinks and a series of framed pineapple artwork bring a beachy blue color to this guest bathroom.

    Wallcovering (white grasscloth #TR254, discontinued): The Walfab Co.,
    Paint (“Super White” #OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Floor tiles (“Allison”): Artistic Tile,
    Vanity hardware: Emtek,
    Vessel sinks (“Translucence Oval Above-Counter Glass Sink” #1129T): Deco Lav,
    Faucets (“RSVP Wall-Mount Bathroom Sink Faucet” #D65890LFPCLHP/DHX5890PC, by Brizo): Ferguson,
    Mirrors (custom): Precision Glass & Mirror,
    Sconces (“Keeley Tall Pivoting Sconce” #TOB2031, by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting,
    Tray, accessories on vanity: owner’s collection.
    Art: Pineapples, Palms Etc.

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    Blue Bedroom

    Navy-and-white patterns play on a trellis patterned headboard and a chevron rug in this guest bedroom.

    Wall and ceiling paint (“Super White” OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Flooring: Absolute Hardwood Flooring,
    Hardware on cabinet doors: Restoration Hardware,
    Area rug (“Chevron Denim/White Indoor/Outdoor Rug”): Dash &  Albert,
    Headboard (S3-50MP4T): Lee Industries,
    Headboard fabric (“Trellis Background”/Navy on Tint #6025CU-09T, by China Seas): Quadrille,
    Bedskirt fabric: Legacy Linens,
    Bed linens (“Trio”/Indigo): Pine Cone Hill,
    Blanket (“Cotton Herringbone Blanket”/White, Indigo): Brahms Mount,
    Bench (“Lucite X Bench”); fabric (navy velvet): Jamie Dietrich Designs,
    Bedside tables (“Metal Bedside Stand” #81A-225): Century Furniture,
    Table lamps (“Laramie Lamp, Blue #LRM-800-408”): Bungalow 5,
    Blue box: Pineapples, Palms Etc.

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    Blue Bath

    A large sink with acrylic pedestal from Kingston Brass fit perfectly into the niche in the adjoining bathroom.

    Wall tile: white subway.
    Flooring (“Esmeralda”): New Ravenna,
    Washstand and sink (“Fauceture Vanity & Sink with Acrylic Pedestal”): Kingston Brass,
    Faucet (“Widespread Lavatory Faucet” #920C): Newport Brass,
    Blue box: Pineapples, Palms Etc,
    Towels: Matouk,
    Mirror: owner’s collection.
    Sconces (“Kendall Single Sconce” #S2150): Circa Lighting,

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    Pink Guest Roo

    Departing from the blues used throughout the rest of the home, this guest room is pretty in pink. Antique twin beds get a playful lift from coral duvets and pillow shams. 

    Wall paint (“Super White” #OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Flooring: Absolute Hardwood Flooring,
    Jute area rug (Zira”): Fibreworks,
    Shutters: Indian River Shutter,
    Art (Lanakai Collection: Pink 3): Natural Curiosities,
    Beds: antique.
    Bed fabric (“Westley”/Snow #1672): Pindler,
    Quilted blanket: owner’s collection.
    Duvet and pillow shams (“Lyford Pagoda,” by China Seas): Quadrille,
    Wall lights (“Graves Pivoting Sconce” #SK2115, by Suzanne Kasler for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting,
    Table between beds (“Hartley Lamp Table,” by Michael Weiss): Vanguard Furniture,
    Covered urn; box: Pineapples, Palms Etc.,

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    Pink Bath

    A Quadrille wallpaper bearing the same pattern as the duvets carries the vibrant coral into the adjoining bathroom.

    Wallpaper (“Lyford Pagoda,” by China Seas): Quadrille,
    Paint (“Super White” #OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Floor tile (“Jacqueline Vine” mosaic): New Ravenna,
    Vanity: Downsview Kitchens,
    Vanity hardware (Port Royal Collection): Water Street Brass,
    Mirror (#20386): Mirror Image Home,
    (“Vivian Single Sconce #TOB2032,” by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting,
    Wicker tray; accessories: owner’s collection 

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    Green Bedroom

    Jungle green provides a verdant dose of color in this guest room. Pillow shams and antique wing chairs wear matching patterns from Quadrille.

    Wall paint (“Super White” #OC-152): Benjamin Moore,
    Area rug (“Jute Woven Bleached Oak Rug”): Dash & Albert,
    Landscape painting: owner’s collection.
    Large art of sea plant (custom, “Capistrano Seaweed”): Natural Curiosities,
    Wing chairs: antique.
    Wing-chair and pillow-sham fabric, front;  (“Nitik II”/Jungle Green Brown on Tint #149-39, by China Seas): Quadrille,
    Wing-chair and pillow-sham fabric, back (“Westley”/Snow #1672): Pindler,
    Table between chairs; table lamps: Pineapples, Palms Etc.,
    Bench (“Hadley Bench Long”): Oly,
    Television: Samsung,
    Bedside tables (“Valentina Grasscloth 1-Drawer Side Table, White” #VAL-110-59-TB): Bungalow 5,
    Headboard (“Kaylee” #V1722Q-H): Vanguard Furniture,
    Headboard and bedskirt fabric (“Westley”/Snow #1672): Pindler,
    Bed linens (“Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set”/Palm Green): Serena & Lily,
    Blanket: Brahms Mount,
    Duvet (“Westley”/Snow #1672): Pindler,
    Duvet trim (“Dunham Cloth”/Jungle Green #6510-10): Quadrille,

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    Sharon spotted pavers laid out in checkerboard fashion in a magazine and wanted the look replicated in her backyard. The pool, dining area, and two seating areas are the preferred spots for the Luthers to spend family time. 

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    Luther Family

    What Jack and Sharon once dubbed “Beauty and the Beach” has now been renamed “Ocean’s Eleven” because with their two children, the children’s spouses, and five grandchildren, 11 people regularly enjoy their home. 

    Jack and Sharon Luther with daughter-in-law Melissa, son Jonathan, son-​in-law Dan, and daughter Tiffany, plus grandchildren (from left) Blake, Brady, Bennett, Jack, and Jesse. 

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    “It became clear early on that we needed to put effort into keeping our family close and together,” Sharon says. “The design here is so beautiful, but what makes it feel especially good is sharing it with others. That’s what makes us feel most fortunate.”

    Homeowners Jack and Sharon Luther moved into the fully renovated Jupiter, Florida, home in 2016. 

    Bench: Pineapples, Palms, Etc.,
    Pillow, left (“Waterford Floral”/Blue #F924341): Thibaut,
    Pillow, right (discontinued): Scalamandré,

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