I spend quite a lot of time in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, but recently have been thinking about popping up to Palm Beach. It’s been off my radar for a couple of years, then the January/February issue of Veranda Magazine arrived with an exquisitely decorated Palm Beach living room on its cover. Steele Macroux is Veranda’s new editor-in-chief and the debut Palm Beach Style Now & Forever issue is a perfectly timed ray of sunshine for those of us further north firmly in the grip of Winter.
The living room, and the rest of the house decorated by designer Phoebe Howard has signature design elements of classic Palm Beach style. Adding crisp whites, to a palette of pale blues, corals and citrusy greens she created a home that’s stylish and lush. I particularly love the sophisticated mix of fabric patterns including batiks, paisleys, stripes and toile woven throughout the house.
Originally part of a 1890s homestead the house’s architecture was given a streamlined update by architect Roger Patton Janssen, eliminating its ornate motifs for a more contemporary Spanish and mediterranean approach.
While rummaging through the quirky vintage stores on Dixie Highway I’ll be looking for vintage rattan and decorative plaster chandeliers and wall sconces.