It's October and I'm starting to plan for Florida, my haven from the brutal New York winter. Hot off the presses, via Quintessence Blog is the just released interior design book, Palm Beach Chic, written by Jennifer Ash Rudick with photography by Jessica Klewicki Glynn.
Although most of my time is spent working on interior design projects in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, I do pop up to Palm Beach every now and again to get together with friends. The vibe is completely different from Fort Lauderdale or Miami and Palm Beach Chic renewed my appreciation for the area's architecture and interior design sensibility.
I'm reveling in the rattan & cane outdoor furniture, elaborate white trellis room and grand loggia, all signature looks of the quintessential Palm Beach lifestyle. Although there are many spectacular Addison-Mizner style mansions on the oceanside, my personal preference is for the more intimate, but no less well appointed human-scale Howard Major cottages.