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Red Cross Designers’ Showhouse 2011
Fifteen rooms dazzle with charming and creative solutions
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There’s no better way to start a new year than with a showhouse filled with ideas that promise to inspire home-improvement plans and lofty design dreams. Now in its 36th year, the American Red Cross Designers’ Showhouse in West Palm Beach, Florida, is first-in-the-nation on the showhouse schedule, and it continues to dazzle with charming rooms and creative solutions. In 2011, 15 rooms of a Mediterranean-style house overlooking Lake Worth were transformed by 18 design visionaries. Statement fabrics in color combinations both creative and classic, theatrical lighting, and window treatments that draw attention to engaging views prove that this showhouse deserves its front-runner status.
Photography: Robert Brantley
Produced by Bonnie Maharam
Keith Williams, Exterior/Entrance
“We wanted the tall adonidia palms to create a canopy feeling and a balance to the tall structure,” says landscape architect Keith Williams of the showhouse’s exterior.
Pavers for a motor court were obstacles for Williams when designing an elegant entrance to the showhouse. The structure’s architecture was equally challenging, inspiring Mediterranean plantings that created an unexpected garden environment.
Landscape Architect: Keith Williams, Mario Nievera Design Inc., 223 Sunset Ave., Suite 150, Palm Beach, FL 33480; 561/659-2820, marionieveradesign.com.
Custom planters designed by Williams filled with ficus nitida trees frame the entryway, welcoming guests.
A faux bois bench sitting next to two lead spheres offered a rest space and emphasized the exterior’s garden inspiration.
Garden design; planters (designed by Keith Williams): Mario Nievera Design Inc., 561/659-2820, marionieveradesign.com.
Modifications to existing stone and lighting: Mike Massey, Palm Beach Contracting Services Inc., 561/248-4265.
Gravel: white Chattahoochee gravel and crushed coral.
Designer Keith Williams.
Lisa Erdmann, Family Room
Designer Lisa Erdmann selected a blue-and-white palette for the family room. The color combo appears on the damask drapery panels by Cowtan & Tout. Moroccan urns by Stephen Baker Turner add flair to the family room.
Before laying a finger on the room, Lisa Erdmann noted that the light-flooded interior was a “perfect canvas for pattern and color.” So a chartreuse geometric paper by Quadrille was applied to the wide expanse paneling, offsetting creamy white walls that complement the room’s signature indigo-and-cream.
Interior design: Lisa Erdmann, Lisa Erdmann & Assoc. P.O. Box 3126, Palm Beach, FL 33480; 561/833-9009, lisaerdmann.com.
"I believe the ceiling is the most underdecorated area of most rooms, but it can have such an impact,” says designer Lisa Erdmann. “In this room, we applied moldings to the ceiling and wallpapered with a blue-tinted grass cloth by Thibaut to warm the room and add visual interest to the oftentimes plain ceiling space.”
Sofa (“Flynn” #SF6260-G, by Edward Ferrell): Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, 336/841-3028, ef-lm.com.
Sofa fabric (“Bromelia Resist”/Blue #BR79430-222): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
Sofa pillows (“Tropez”/Lapis #26613-010): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
Caned chairs (“Lawson Chair”): Redford House, 310/639-9696, redfordhouse.com.
Caned-chair fabric (“Weston”/White): Norbar Fabrics, 800/645-8501, norbarfabrics.com.
Coffee table (“Fairfield 48”/Club Navy with Natural Raffia Top): Oomph, 203/216-9848, oomphonline.com.
Drapery fabrication: Gonsman Custom Drapery, 561/732-8841.
Drapery fabric (“Delphos”/Dark Blue #J519F-04): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com. Plantation shutters: existing.
Chandelier (“Crevecoeur Chandelier” #10-01809-3412): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com.
Hutch (antique): The Elephant’s Foot Antiques, 561/832-0170, theelephantsfootantiques.com.
Chairs flanking hutch: designer’s collection.
Chair-seat fabric (“Foglia Figure Woven”/Canton Blue #BR89764-221): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
Moroccan urns (antique jardiniere with lid): Stephen Baker Turner, 954/925-8303.
Wallpaper (“New Java Java”/Bali Green on White #6890WP-12, by China Seas): Quadrille Wallpapers & Fabrics, 212/753-2995, quadrillefabrics.com.
Wall paint (“Creamy White” #OC-7);
Trim paint (“Super White”): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Blue ceiling wallpaper (“Shang Extra Fine Sisal” #839-T-5021): Thibaut, 800/223-0704, thibautdesign.com.
Sisal area rug (“Pecola”/Dark Brown): Stark Carpet Corp., 212.752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
Green wine jars on hutch (antique): designer’s collection.
Coral pieces: The Shell Factory, 800/282-5805, shellfactory.com.
Accessories in hutch: The Elephant’s Foot Antiques, 561/832-0170, theelephantsfootantiques.com.
Accessories in hutch: Kofski Antiques, 561/585-1976, kofski.com.
Accessories in hutch: Wardall Antiques, 561/832-0428.
Designer Lisa Erdmann.
Mimi Masri, Living Room
Designer Mimi Masri was given the challenge of turning a long and narrow space into a living room. “I wanted a striking room that had appeal and held your attention,” she says.
Masri took advantage of the room facing east, and used a saturated gray for the walls and paired it with chartreuse, which kept the room warm and bright. A soaring window treatment features a Creation Baumann sheer over the glass, with side panels in a yellow-and-white leaf pattern from Schumacher.
Interior design: Mimi Masri, MM Designs, LLC, 3131 Vincent Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405; 561/671-1958.
Masri decided to dress up the living room’s floor-to-ceiling chimney with custom, faux-finished modern tin tile by American Tin Ceiling Company and mirrors framed in antique tin from Africa by Andrew Martin Company.
Dramatic fabrics cover the Circa Who wing chair and Excentricities sofa in the center of the space.
General contractor: Albertz Construction Inc., 561/848-5150.
Balinese bench: Something Lively, 561/847-4080.
Bench seat cushion (“Zebra Print”/Bamboo #174260, by Trina Turk); bolster cushion on bench (“Arches Print”/Bamboo #174270, by Trina Turk); drapery (“Konoha Leaf”/Chartreuse #2644502): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Throw pillows on bench (“Loft Silk”/Sage #GWF-2607-03, by Groundworks): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
Throw pillows on bench (“Orsay”/Avcoado #2021/06): Villa Romo, 800/338-2783, villaromo.com.
Sheers (“Alanis Un” #0036655-002): Création Baumann, 516/764-7431, creationbaumann.com.
Floor lamps (handmade African terra-cotta bead lamps): designer’s collection.
Designer Mimi Masri.
Scott Robertson, Stairwell
“I emphasized the verticality of the space with stripes and full-length draperies,” says Scott Robertson, who designed the showhouse’s stairwell.
Wrapped in wrought-iron railing, the spiraling stairwell unified the adjacent rooms while imparting its own elegance. Stripes of Benjamin Moore’s Acadia White were painted between lengths of Scalamandre wallpaper. Dramatic blue-gray draperies of Schumacher silk drop from the ceiling. A bronze basket of beets in a scale by Luis Montoya and Leslie Ortiz adds a sculptural element to the sweeping space.
Interior design: Scott Robertson, Scott Robertson Interiors Inc., 1020 N. Gulfview Rd., Lake Worth, FL 33460; 561/301-0449, scottrobertsoninteriors.com.
Wallpaper (“Shalimar”/Cream on Grey #WP88278-003, and “Shalimar”/Cream on Tan #WP88278-004): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361.
White stripe between the wallpaper (“Acadia White” #OC-38): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Drapery (“Bellini Silk”/Ciel): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Sculpture (by Luis Montoya and Leslie Ortiz): John H. Surovek Gallery, 561/832-0422, surovekgallery.com.
Designer Scott Robertson.
Chad Renfro, Study
“The design was a study in contrasts,” says designer Chad Renfro of his study room area. “The goal was to challenge those enjoying the room to discover something new each time and to feel so comfortable they never want to leave.”
A nickel pendant light by Circa illuminates the navy lacquer trim on chalky walls. A mix of patterns and textures includes batik drapery panels by Duralee, natural woven shades by Hunter Douglas, an antique zebra rug, and geometric throw pillows. Sunbrella fabric covers the sofa and chairs.
Interior design: Chad Renfro, Chad Renfro Design, 350 South County Rd., Suite 203, Palm Beach, FL 33480; and 276 9th St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309; 561/655-2208, chadrenfrodesign.com.
The study’s bathroom features a vanity cabinet with sink and facet by Starbay Furniture and an antique, blue rug runner from Orley Shabahang.
A portrait by Barbara Crimi hangs on the wall wrapped in blue-and-white paper by Quadrille. A vanity-chair set by Starbay Furniture offers a unique storage space for the study area.
Wall paint (“Monterey White” #HC-27); paint on trim and picture moldings (“Old Navy” #2063-10): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Chaise/sofa (“PB Lounger”): Chad Renfro Studio Collection, 561/655-2208, chadrenfrodesign.com.
Sofa fabric (“Sailcloth”): Sunbrella, 336/227-6211, sunbrella.com.
Navy pillow on sofa: designer’s collection.
Throw (“Cotton Herringbone Throw”): Brahms Mount, 800/545-9347, brahmsmount.com.
Drapery and pillow fabric (#42137-5): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872, duralee.com.
Shades (bamboo): Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, 800/274-2985, hunterdouglas.com.
Drapery hardware (wrought-iron): Kirsch, 800/817-6344, kirsch.com.
Hanging light (“Extra Large Hicks Pendant”/Polished Nickel #TOB5064, by Thomas O’Brien): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Pedestal table (ebonized teak): Walker Zabriskie Furniture, 561/651-7442, walkerzabriskie.com.
Sculpture on table ( by Ann Norton, private collection): Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, 561/832-5328, ansg.org. Crystal ball; vase on table: Global Views, 214/956-0030, globalviews.com.
Zebra rug (antique): Chad Renfro Studio Collection, 561/655-2208, chadrenfrodesign.com.
Area rug (wool and jute, woven): Natural Carpet Co., 310/664-1420, naturalcarpetcompany.com.
Blue chairs (“Alex Arm Chair”): Chad Renfro Studio Collection, 561/655-2208, chadrenfrodesign.com. Blue-chair fabric (“Canvas”/Navy #5439 0000): Sunbrella, 336/227-6211, sunbrella.com.
Trim on blue chairs (“Petite Zig Zag”/Navy on Tint #AC303-18, by Alan Campbell); Pillows on blue chairs (“Melinda”/Navy on Tint #AC206-40, by Alan Campbell): Quadrille Wallpapers & Fabrics, 212/753-2995, quadrillefabrics.com.
Etagere (vintage): Circa Who, 561/655-5224, circawho.com.
Art on walls (by Barbara Crimi); art in etagere (by Ralph Cowan): through Chad Renfro Studio Collection, 561/655-2208, chadrenfrodesign.com.
Mirror over chaise: designer’s collection.
Designer Chad Renfro.
Joseph Pubillones, Library
“In this room, the librarian has let her hair down and shown that sexy and smart can coexist,” says designer Joseph Pubillones, who designed the library space.
Instead of the predictable rich, deep tones found in many libraries, Pubillones decided to make a book nook that is bright and beachy. Cranberry red accents infuse the room with a punch of color on the desk lamp, the edge of the white linen drapery panel from Holland & Sherry at the window, and on insets that highlight each bookshelf cubby and its contents.
Interior design: Joseph Pubillones, Joseph Pubillones Inc., 44 Cocoanut Row, #T-14, Palm Beach, FL 33480; 561/655-1717, jp-interiors.com.
Pubillones stuck to the cranberry theme by including framed prints of Roman busts and vintage club chair by Milo Baughman, both of which sport the color.
A large, eye-catching painting by Veronica Volani-Inza adds spice to the sitting area. Fun floral pillows by Rubelli cover the Duralee-upholstered sofa, encouraging guests to snuggle up with a good read.
Bookshelves: California Closets, 772/828-2404, californiaclosets.com.
Area rug (“Natura Sisal”/Walnut): Stark Carpet, 954/921-9683, starkcarpet.com.
Wall paint (“Decorators White”); ceiling paint (“Patriotic White” #2135-70): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Drapery (“Biolino”/Optical White #159675, by C&C Milano, discontinued): Holland & Sherry, 212/355-6241, hollandandsherry.com.
Drapery trim (“Greek Key Border”/Wine, Terra-Cotta): Tuscany Imports, 504/433-0797, tuscanytrim.com.
Desk in window (vintage, Maison Jansen); pair of chairs (vintage, Danish); ceramic table lamp on desk (vintage); footstool under bookshelves (vintage waterfall stool): Joseph Pubillones Interiors Inc., 561/655-1717, jp-interiors.com.
Footstool fabric (“Juhani”/Watermelon #20942-573): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872, duralee.com.
Sculpture and sketches in shelves (by Ann Norton ): Ann Norton, Sculpture Gardens, 561/832-5328, ansg.org.
Designer Joseph Pubillones.
Jennifer Garrigues & Diana El-Daher, Landing
Designer Jennifer Garrigues packed an eyeful of artful designs into the landing area. Painted in taupe with a sleek, glossy finish by Benjamin Moore, the walls provide a neutral but sassy foil to casual slipcovered furniture.
Interior design: Jennifer Garrigues and Diana El-Daher, Jennifer Garrigues Inc., 308 Peruvian Ave., Palm Beach, FL 33480; 561/659-7085, jennifergarrigues.com.
Embroidered throw pillows on the chairs and daybed pull together the bright colors used in accessories and artwork. A pair of paintings by Chamblis courtesy of Liman Studio Gallery and floor-scraping draperies by Norbar Fabrics calls attention to the landing’s tall ceilings.
Garrigues mixed modern furniture with unexpected accents like the ceramic urn lamps on top of a drop-leaf table. Black swivel chairs flank the leather cocktail ottoman and linen draperies add ambience to the space.
Paint color (“Briarwood”): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667. benjaminmoore.com.
Wing chairs; pillows on wing chairs; shelf units; floor lamps; silvered garden stools; ottoman; art (Woman, by Tom Tribby, and Man, by Tom Tribby): Jennifer Garrigues Inc., 561/659-7085, jennifergarrigues.com.
Ottoman slipcover (“Athens”/Eggplant): Arabel Fabrics, 305/947-9808, arabelfabrics.com.
Area rug (natural solid white cow hide): African Market.
Black-and-white striped jars; yellow candlesticks; rhinoceros: Jennifer Garrigues Inc., 561/659-7085, jennifergarrigues.com.
Designers Jennifer Garrigues and Diana El-Daher of Jennifer Garrigues Inc.
Stephen Mooney, Master Bedroom
“I like variety,” says designer Stephen Mooney. “When everything is similar in type, you get that one-stop shopping look.”
In the master bedroom, Mooney included a tailored headboard upholstered in a pale green fabric by Cowton & Tout. The bed is flanked by mahogany tables. At the foot of the bed, a bench covered in a trellis-patterned green velvet by Sclamandre adds a formal element.
Interior design: Stephen Mooney, Stephen Mooney Interiors, 6 Via Parigi, Palm Beach. FL 33480; 561/659-1862, stephenmooneyinteriors.com.
Mooney had generous proportions to use in creating not only a sleeping area in the master bedroom but a sitting area as well. A tropical pattern from Lee Jofa covers an armchair and provides a sense of movement among the solid-colored furniture. Lucite coffee tables by Michael Taylor are inconspicuously chic.
Mooney only needed to add a few elements to the already finished bathroom: wall covering, furniture, rugs and accessories. A soft vine wallpaper by Sherle Wagner added interest to the walls with little effort. The chair by Stephen Mooney Interiors is upholstered in Brunschwig & Fils checkered fabric.
Mooney drenched the sunny space with a glowing shade of apricot by Benjamin Moore. The sleek “X” bookcases are a sharp contrast to the comfy couch, sofa, and ottoman in the sitting space.
Wall paint (“Glowing Apricot” #165); ceiling and trim paint (“Alpine White” #OC-124): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Bed (custom): Gonsman Custom Draperies, 561/732-8841.
Headboard and bedskirt fabric (“Derby”/Celery #11051-03): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Sheets, duvet; blue quilted pillows, white pillows: Dea Linens, 561/366-1203, dea-italy.it.
Patterned pillows (“Arcadia”/Blue, Cream #2010122-151): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
Bench; table lamps: Stephen Mooney Interiors, 561/659-1862, stephenmooneyinteriors.com.
Bench fabric (“Pomfret”/Dark Green on Beige #26692-012): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
Bedside tables; upholstered stool: designer’s collection.
Carpet: Carpet Source Inc., 954/925-1303.
Mirror above bed: James & Jeffrey Antiques, 561/832-1760, jamesandjeffrey.com.
Sofa (“Peachtree”): Marshall Edward Designs, 888/456-6071, marshalledwarddesigns.com.
Sofa fabric (#30447-1): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
Striped pillow on sofa (“Manoir” #8236/97): Nobilis, 800/464-6670, nobilis.fr.
Gold pillows (“Odette Weave”/Ginger #2002131-44): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
Upholstered chair (“Charleston”): Marshall Edward Designs, 888/456-6071, marshalledwarddesigns.com.
Upholstered chair fabric (“Arcadia”/Blue, Cream #2010122-151): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
Red table beside Charleston chair: designer’s collection.
Round table to left of sofa; table lamps: designer’s collection.
Drapery (#9767-1): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
Drapery (“Casper Tape”/Garnet, Moss #40061-05): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Fabrication: Gonsman Custom Draperies, 561/732-8841.
Drapery hardware: Dixie Textiles & Supply Co., 800/289-7899.
Acrylic coffee tables: Michael Taylor Designs, 415/558-9940, michaeltaylordesigns .com. Available through Allan Knight & Assoc., 214/741-2227, allanknightasso.com.
Designer Stephen Mooney.
Joseph Cortes & Kevin Marnell, Guest Room
Designers Joseph Cortes and Kevin Marnell’s guest room included a seaside view overflowing with luscious palm trees. A grass cloth from Phillip Jeffries wraps the walls. At the large expanse of glass, a Roman shade fabricated from a Kravet ikat material and aqua-colored side panels soften the room and act as a contrast to the contemporary furniture.
Interior design: Joseph Cortes; interior design associate: Kevin Marnell, HomeLife Interiors, 410 Evernia St., Suite 114, West Palm Beach, FL 33401; 561/659-2404, hlinteriors.com.
Wall covering (“Extra Fine Arrow Root”/Dove #1744); ceiling covering (“Linen Weave”/Iron #3533): Phillip Jeffries Ltd., 973/575-5414, phillipjeffries.com.
Installation: Claudia C. Carpenter Studio, 954/263-1099.
Faux finishing on crown and base: Leonard Pardon Studio, 786/525-4626.
Drapery (“Casbah” and “Sutter”): Norbar Fabrics, 800/645-8501, norbarfabrics.com.
Roman shades (“Bramble”/Bansuri #1635): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
Sofa (custom): HomeLife Interiors, 561/659-2404, hlinteriors.com.
Sofa fabric (“Oakdale”/Bluestone): Norbar Fabrics, 800/645-8501, norbarfabrics.com.
Art behind sofa (replication of a Gaugin painting); coffee table (custom); sofa end table by window (custom); upholstered aqua lounge chair (custom): HomeLife Interiors, 561/659-2404, hlinteriors.com.
Lounge-chair fabric (herringbone stripe): Norbar Fabrics, 800/645-8501, norbarfabrics.com.
Table lamp; Murano glass lamp: Arteriors Home, 877/488-8866, arteriorshome.com.
Table beside lounge chair (“Oceana Table” #6042457): Bailey Street, 866/553-7216, baileystreet.com. Stool by lounge chair (custom): HomeLife Interiors, 561/659-2404, hlinteriors.com.
Stool fabric: Norbar Fabrics, 800/645-8501, norbarfabrics.com.
Area rug (“Dante”/White, Natural): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
Rattan chairs on balcony: Costco, costco.com.
Chair fabric: Mac Fabrics, 855/622-3227, macfabrics.net.
Statue: antique temple statue.
Designers Joseph Cortes and Kevin Marnell.
Judy Howard, Powder Room
“Powder rooms should be alive with color and sass to make up for their tiny dimensions,” says designer Judy Howard.
Pulling from the chic, retro throwbacks that make Tory Burch and Kate Spade such hits on the runway, designer Howard chose a Designers Guild wall covering in 1960s coloration for the small powder room. Modern metal sconces with crystal balls sprouting out of each end flank a Century mirror that reflects the statement flower pattern. A Sherle Wagner pedestal sink formed from sand-colored marble lightens the small space.
Interior design: Judy Howard, J/Howard Design inc., 25 Seabreeze Ave., #200, Delray Beach, Fl 33483; 561/274-9354, jhowarddesign.com.
Wall covering (“Zephirine”/Topaz #P547/05, by Designers Guild): Osborne & Little, 877/322-7420, osborneandlittle.com.
Pedestal sink (“Hexagon Basin” in Crema Marfil #0230); faucet (“Arco Widespread Lavatory Faucet” #108-008-BSN): Sherle Wagner, 212/758-3300, sherlewagner.com.
Mirror (#77B-235): Century Furniture, 800/852-5552, centuryfurniture.com.
Wall sconces (“Pop!” #K-0149): Kentfield Collection by Boyd Lighting, 415/778-4300, kentfieldcollection.com.
Silver accessories (by Ron Dier): Jerry Pair & Assoc., 800/642-7247.
Leaded glass for window: Art Glass Environments Inc., 561/278-8388.
Designer Judy Howard with associate designer Linda Perry.
Katherine Shenaman, Guest Room
Designer Katherine Shenaman wanted to “create something serene, a soothing oasis away from the ‘hustle and bustle’ of daily life” with her bedroom sweet.
Champagne-colored Lee Jofa wallpaper complimented by butterfly artwork above the bed supplied by Wally Findaly Galleries added a whimsical feel to the space. The dramatic, slate blue bed-frame by Hamilton Furniture was masculine, but maintained the room’s mystical feel. Shenaman then highlighted the guest room’s 12-foot ceiling with a 1950s-style, star-inspired light fixture formed of solid brass and plated in nickel.
Interior design: Katherine Shenaman, Katherine Shenaman Interiors, 206 Russlyn Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33405; 561/833-4181, katherineshenaman.com.
Roman shades by Norbar Fabrics allowed natural sunlight to brighten the bedroom and provided a garden view for guests. A series of prints from Throwbridge Gallery draws attention to the room’s high ceiling.
Bed (custom); mercury lamps by bed: Hamilton Furniture & Textiles, 561/832-4841, hamiltonfurniture.com.
Headboard fabric (#15279-52/Azure): Duralee Fabrics, 800/275-3872 and 954/924-0006, duralee.com.
Linen lampshades: A Shade Above, 561/835-9870.
Night tables (“Brigitte 3-Drawer Side Table #BRI-30-06): Bungalow 5, 201/405-1800, bungalow5.com.
Sheets; bed cover; blue throw on bed: Leron Linens, 800/954-6369, leron.com.
Accessories: Pioneer Linens, 561/655-8553.
Art above bed and art above vanity (drawings by Dmitry Gerrman): Wally Findlay Galleries, 561/655-1493 and 561/655-2090, wallyfindlay.com.
Chandelier (reissued line of Parzinger Originals, originally designed by Tommi Parzinger in 1948): Palumbo Gallery, 212/734-7630, palumbogallery.com.
Carpet (“Pecola”/Platinum, sisal): Stark Carpet Corp., 954/925-3500, starkcarpet.com.
Wallpaper (“Raindrops”/Champagne #EW15006-125, by Threads): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
Trim paint (“Cloud White” #OC-130): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Roman shades (“Charm”/Pebble): Norbar Fabrics, 800/645-8501, norbarfabrics.com.
Fabrication: My New Old Chair, 561/833-0430.
Lucite chair: Circa Who, 561/655-5224, circawho.com.
Blue chair: Baker Knapp & Tubbs, 954/920-4565.
Chair fabric: designer’s collection.
Blue chair reupholstering: Custom Furniture by Laitamaki, 561/586-8556.
Lucite table by blue chair: Michael Taylor Designs, 954/922-8141.
Orchids: Peggy Brazzeal Interior Scaping, 561/373-5022.
Painter/contractor: Fred Lachmund, 561/603-2905.
Wallpaper hanger: Wallpaper by Wendy, 561/351-8707.
Designer Katherine Shenaman.
Frank Maguire, Lady’s Library
Inspired by the concept of “man cave” translated to the needs of a woman, Frank Maguire designed this lady’s library. “I wanted to take a break from the traditional feminine palette and made a stronger color statement to reflect today's woman,” he says. To achieve this look, Maguire contrasted bright greens and pale yellows with dark-finished wood and bold, brown walls by Benjamin Moore. The result: The perfect lounge area for the woman who needs a workspace in her home.
A vintage, palm tree-patterned fabric and an overdyed Oriental rug added a modern twist to the lady’s library. “Here, the high-functioning woman meets her stylish match,” Maguire says.
Interior design: Frank Maguire, Quigley Maguire Collections, 301 Northeast Second Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444; 561/450-7471, quigleymaguire.com
Wall and ceiling paint (“Cotswald” #AF-150); trim paint (“Vapor” #AF-35): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com
Drapery (vintage); secretary: estate-sale find.
Furnishings; lighting; artwork; accessories: Quigley Maguire Collections, 561/450-7471
Designer Frank Maguire.
Leta Austin Foster & India Foster, Dining Room
With small dimensions, there was no room for Leta Austin Foster and her daughter, India, to overwhelm the dining room with decoration. “Our goal was to keep the space open and light,” says Austin Foster.
The family duo axed window treatments in the dining room space because bushes outside provided ample privacy. A Lucite-and-glass table and 1970s Saporitti chrome chairs covered in striped linen sit atop a giraffe-print rug. The walls tease with a hint of pattern extended by a covering that features overlapping squares of Chinese paper by Gracie.
Interior design: Leta Austin Foster and India Foster, Leta Austin Foster & Assoc. Inc., 64 Via Mizner, Palm Beach, FL 33480, 561/655-5489; and 410 E 57th St., #2C, New York, NY 10022; 212/421-5918, letaaustinfoster.com.
A midcentury Lucite and glass table was set with flatware from Sabre in Paris and china from Oxford, England.
Wallpaper (“Papier Chinois”/Blush #PC-09): Gracie, 212/924-6816, graciestudio.com.
Rug (bamboo): Niba Rugs, 305/573-1355, nibarugs.com.
Chandelier (antique, Murano glass); sconce (vintage, 1930s): Objects in the Loft, 561/659-0403. Portuguese console table (antique): Michael Maclean Antiques, 561/659-0971.
Trumeau (antique): Cote Jardin Antiques, 561/805-7571, cotejardinantiques.com
Dining chairs (1970s Saporitti): D&G Antiques, 561/835-0461.
Chair fabric (striped natural linen, by Hodsell McKenzie): Zimmer + Rohde, 866/627-6899, zimmer-rohde.com.
Table bases (lucite and glass): Malekan Rugs & Antiques, 561/833-6194.
Table setting: Leta Austin Foster Boutique, 561/655-7367.
Trim paint: Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Flatware (by Sabre, Paris); monogrammed napkins (natural linen); china (“Isis,” from England); glassware: Leta Austin Foster Boutique, 561/655-7367.
Designers Leta Austin Foster & India Foster.
Michael Powers, Covered Loggia
Greece’s white buildings and blue roofs inspired Michael Powers’ loggia. Powers designed and built the bed, which was covered in striped Ralph Lauren outdoor fabric. Vintage travel pieces, blue Casa Ceramica planters, and hanging black rattan spheres with added lights tie the space’s elements together.
Interior design: Michael Powers, Studio Powers, P.O. Box 31242, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420; 561/290-0575, studiopowers.com
Chairs with a striking blue lacquer finish were also upholstered in a complementary Ralph Lauren print. Softening bold architecture, a Robert Allen sheer fabric gracefully creates drapery panels.
Outdoor bed: custom designed and fabricated by Studio Powers, 561/290-0575, studiopowers.com.
Outdoor mattress (custom): E.J. Schrader Mattress Co., 561/585-2139.
Blue rattan and cane chairs: designer’s collection.
Chair fabric (“Cliff House Stripe”/Blue Water #LFY62426F); mattress fabric (“Patio Stripe”/Blue #LFY29578F): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Sheer drapery (“Tinted Batiste”/Winter): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777, robertallendesign.com.
Hanging light fixture/sculpture (custom design, fabricated from vintage nautical pieces): Studio Powers, 561/290-0575.
Seagrass rug: designer’s collection.
Ceramic pots and planters: Casa Ceramica Inc., 561/659-7909.
Outdoor drapery fabrication: Steve Thompson Inc., 561/733-3111.
Chair upholstering: Tropical Covers and Canvas, 561/881-5177.
Designer Michael Powers.
Veronica Volani-Inza, Upstairs Loggia
Interior designer Veronica Volani-Inza wanted to create a romantic, upbeat space that would “encourage guests to relax, have a cup of coffee, and read a book while taking in the intercoastal views.” Sunbrella sheers whisper in a breeze punctuated by bright yellow-and-brown fabric designed by Trina Turk. The statement fabric was used to construct pillows for the love seat and cushions for the lacy gold-painted iron chairs.
Interior design: Véronica Volani-Inza, Smith and Moore Architects Inc., 1500 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401; 561/833-3959, smithmoorearchitects.com.
Adding pizzazz to the upstairs loggia is an outdoor candlelight fixture by Elayna Toby Singer that descends from the covered loggia’s weathered wood.
Love seat: Gardenhouse, 561/832-8260, gardenhousedecor.net.
Seat cushion on love seat (“Sailcloth”/Salt #32000-0018); drapery (“Mist”/Snow #52001-0000): Sunbrella, 336/227-6211, sunbrella.com.
Cushions on back of love seat (“Peacock Print”/Driftwood #174282, Trina Turk Outdoor Collection): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Garden stool: Devonshire, 561/833-0796, devonshireofpalmbeach.com.
Planters and plants: Jonathon W. Andrews Floral and Garden Design, 772/546-1377, jonathonwandrews.com.
Coffee table (custom); table refinishing: Oscar Volani, 561/758-2550. Hanging sculpture over love seat: Elayna Toby Singer, elaynatobyart.com.
Wrought-iron table and chairs: designer’s collection.
Designer Veronica Volani-Inza.
Daryl McCann, Pool Terrace
Daryl McCann ensured that the view to the tranquil water was comfortable when designing the pool terrace. “My intent was to break the space by offering multiple places to sit,” says McCann.
Teak outdoor furniture by Idlewild was stained dark while orange-and-aqua-pots and colored pillows pop complementary color into the landscape.
Landscape architect: Daryl McCann, Gregory Lombardi Design Inc., 44 Cocoanut Row, #T-6, Palm Beach, FL 33480; 561/228-1467.
Aqua cushions added comfort to the stone seating surrounding the firepit by Belgard.
Teak benches (#47-051): Idlewild Collection from Idlewild Furnishing, 561/793-1970, idlewildfurnishing.com.
Pillows: designer’s collection.
Accessories: Idlewild Furnishings, 561/793-1970, idlewildfurnishing.com.
Outdoor fire pit; paving stones; retaining walls: Belgard Hardscapes, 877/235-4273, belgard.biz.
Plants: Art By Nature Garden Center Inc., 561/718-2990.
Landscape installation: Sages & Co., 561/746-4880.
Landscape materials: Art by Nature Garden Center Inc., 561/718-2990.
Installation of paving, fire pit and retaining wall: PaverCraft Inc., 561/746-8799, pavercraftinc.com.
Styling: Melissa Ziober, NXG Studio, 561/337-8786, nxgstudio.com.
Rectangular pots behind benches (“Fioriera Rettangolare Liscia” #00504): Balazara, 561/792-0157, balazara.com.
Designer Daryl McCann.
The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]
This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.