Shippan Designer Showhouse
Jack Fhillips, Jack Fhillips Design Inc., 2611 Mercer Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401; 561/659-4459
Photographs by Michael Partenio
Produced by Bonnie Maharam
The living room designed by Jack Fhillips sings the blues in confident, enticing tones that echo the tranquil water nearby.
Pastels can be overly sweet, warns Jack. "You have to test them to discover the one that reads sophisticated and not silly. A great blue in Florida could be dull and deadly in New York."
With loads of architectural details and natural light, the room's pale blue shell sets off the furnishings, including a tufted sofa, matching club chairs, and a linen-wrapped cocktail table Jack hand-painted in subtle, textured stripes.