Palm Beach Style in House Beautiful

While the enjoyment of Thanksgiving is certainly not weather dependent, it felt a little too much like January rather than November in New England yesterday for me. So I am particularly pleased to be able to share today this sneak peek of some tropical Palm Beach style from the upcoming December/January issue of House Beautiful.

Palm Beach style in House BeautifulInspired by the Caribbean ambience of Antigua, Mimi McMakin and Ashley Sharpe of Kemble Interiors designed a home brimming with color, fantasy and fun. The dining room features a statement-making mural based on island scenery with the clever trompe l’oeil conceit of viewing from inside a porch, complete with applied wood railing and trim. The painting is completely enveloping including the doors, to fully immerse diners in the tropical splendor.

Palm Beach Style by Kemble Interiors  in House Beautiful

Like a tempting cocktail, the living room is swathed in a delicious cantaloupe color that serves as a wonderful backdrop for a frothy mix of British colonial and contemporary pieces with a Palm Beach twist. The shots of black keep it anchored as the eye is drawn to the ceiling and its pretty stenciled pattern within the coffers.

Palm Beach Style by Kemble Interiors  in House Beautiful

How restful are the soothing blues in the bedroom? They bring a breezy tranquility to the tropical theme with Raoul Textiles‘ pretty Martinique botanical and Peter Fasano’s Montclair Strie on the walls. Even the classic four-poster gets a whimsical touch with its fun pineapple finials.

Palm Beach style by Kemble Interiors in House BeautifulOutdoor living is such a quintessential element of Palm Beach style and this welcoming loggia is fashionably fitted for comfortable living and easy entertaining. Mediterranean 1920’s style tiles, a Lyford Cay Club inspired fireplace and Palacek’s President’s Collection rattan (replicas of the furniture used on FDR’s yacht, USS Potomac, during his presidency)  offer timeless design with classic appeal. This is be where you would find me on most occasions!

Palm Beach style by Kemble Interiors

Kudos to landscape designer Keith Williams for creating this totally charming poolside chinoiserie pagoda. A perfect respite from the Florida sun, this irresistible folly is filled with Brown Jordan’s Calcutta furniture, a perfect match for the updated Chippendale theme. The rest of the project is equally enticing with wonderful decorating details and custom touches. You can see it all on the House Beautiful site. And look for the new issue coming next week soon, full of holiday and fantasy inspiration!

Palm Beach style by Kemble Interiors in House Beautiful


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6 Responses to Palm Beach Style in House Beautiful

  1. Karena says:

    Stacey thank you so much for sharing this beautiful home, love the Master and the Terrace. Amazed at the size of those Fiddle Leaf’s!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

  2. I am a recent transplant to Florida from Boston, and I have to say, the way sunlight interacts with the bright colors here has made me a convert to the bright playful colors of Palm Beach Style.

  3. Ivy says:

    Love the blue and cantaloupe colors and the Raoul Textiles, which I can’t get enough of at John Rosselli’s beautiful showroom at D&D. Celerie’s designs are gorgeous! Thanks for the sneak peek. Missing the Florida life style during these cold days.

  4. ajxpressionz says:

    Fabulous article! My talented hubby, Fernando Tonarely, did the striping in that bathroom! I’m so proud!

  5. ajxpressionz says:

    This is a wonderfully well-written testament to the original, fine, never over-the-top produced by Kemble Interiors whetever they do their magic! I had hoped to see a pic of the striped bath the vaulted ceiling as shown in the print ish as my darling hubby did it. He would have my head if she saw this (luckily, he’s not interested in social media, so I’n probably safe!). Great blog!

  6. Lori says:

    Do you know who the rug is by in the master bedroom? It would be perfect in my house. I absolutely love it.

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