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Interior Designers Share Their Highlight Reels

The Reef Cabana designed by Scott Sanders. Photo by Nick Sargent
Design by Scott Sanders. Photo by Nick Sargent

Island Style

Interior designer Scott Sanders’ very own cabana is perhaps best described as a Palm Beach oasis. Upon entering this transportive space, one cannot help but to sit back, relax, and take in the ocean views and tropical ambience. The cabana “features inspiration from the 1970s, with a mix of contemporary pieces and pops of colors that make it feel fresh and current for today,” explains Sanders. Cobalt blue tiles and light fixtures, turquoise upholstery, and even a green dachshund figurine (an homage to Sanders’ dog, Bailey) exude a palpable energy, while the bamboo, wicker, and rattan elements elevate this inviting coastal getaway.

Living room by Gil Walsh Interiors. Photo by Jerry Rabinowitz
Living room by Gil Walsh Interiors. Photo by Jerry Rabinowitz

Among the Stars

This living room by Gil Walsh of Gil Walsh Interiors is a conversation starter, complete with pieces that individually have something unique to say while also conveying a united sense of poised playfulness. Walsh’s color palette balances hints of turquoise and citron alongside lighter blues, ivories, and grays. “We were able to lighten and brighten the space while making the interiors harmonious with the architecture,” Walsh describes. “We added modern fixtures with a mid-century feel to work with the geometry of the space,” such as the glamorous starbursts that imbue intrigue without stealing attention from the furnishings below. 

Pink nursery designed by Katherine Shenaman of Katherine Shenaman Interiors. Photo by Nick Sargent
Pink nursery designed by Katherine Shenaman of Katherine Shenaman Interiors. Photo by Nick Sargent

Pretty in Pink

Katherine Shenaman of Katherine Shenaman Interiors channeled her inner child when crafting this feminine nursery. Shenaman reveals that while “the client’s style has evolved over the years into a fresh and modern aesthetic,” rooms for children can still convey fun and a certain youthful grace. The room is all about rosy pink, as seen in the mesmerizing Bradley USA wallpaper and the area rug from Wendy Clark Designs. The nursery’s whimsical refinement is best embodied in the rabbit chair set by Stefano Giovannoni. They’re perfect for the space, notes Shenaman, as her client’s daughters “love to play on the bunnies, each with their own size model.” 

Game room designed by Sara McCann Design Group. Photo by Nick Sargent
Game room designed by Sara McCann Design Group. Photo by Nick Sargent

Playing Favorites

Game rooms should be fun—it’s practically a prerequisite—but Sara McCann of McCann Design Group has proven that they can be equally stylish. “The intention of this space is to be a game room lounge for a family to gather and enjoy a movie, play pool, curl up with a book, or have a drink,” says McCann. Color gives this rec room its warmth and whimsy, with brilliant greens and rich caramels offsetting the soothing white cypress walls and ceilings. McCann used the Palmetto fabric by Carolina Irving Textiles as a jumping-off point, pairing it with the viridian Winnie lamps from Porto Romano to further enhance the tropical color scheme and the room’s overall sense of luxurious comfort.

Contemporary kitchen designed by Krista Watterworth Alterman of Krista + Home. Photo by Eve Greendale
Contemporary kitchen designed by Krista Watterworth Alterman of Krista + Home. Photo by Eve Greendale

Feast for the Eyes

Krista Watterworth Alterman of Krista + Home demonstrates the unique beauty a kitchen can have when contemporary luxury meets rich, natural features. This Bali-inspired kitchen outshines more run-of-the-mill designs with its “earthy and modern” elegance, from the gorgeous banana bark chandeliers by Made Goods to the gold, rounded, upholstered stools from Palecek and alluring finish of the cabinetry and integrated fridge. “We chose dark woods and finishes and lots of organic materials,” Watterworth Alterman says. “When it comes to kitchens, I love any chance to stray from the typical all-white design that has become so popular. I just love the decidedly global and moody vibe of this space.”

Palm Beach kitchen designed by Angela Reynolds of Angela Reynolds Designs. Photo by Nick Johnson
Palm Beach kitchen designed by Angela Reynolds of Angela Reynolds Designs. Photo by Nick Johnson

Contemporary Glamour

Sophisticated modernity and Palm Beach opulence come together in this dining room by Angela Reynolds of Angela Reynolds Designs, in collaboration with Smith Architectural Group and Davis General Contracting. Classic architecture gets a contemporary edge with black fluted, low-sheen lacquer columns at each corner. The custom dining table featuring silver-leaf banding can be separated and arranged to suit the homeowner’s intentions. The showstopper in the room is a pair of chandeliers by innovative lighting designer John Pomp. Pomp’s sculptural creations are made with handblown glass clusters, each adorned with around 200 threads of molten glass. Reynolds says the fixtures “effortlessly balance functionality and elegance, illuminating the space with their radiant presence while preserving the captivating vista of the ocean beyond.”  

Bathroom design by Lorraine Rogers-Bolton of Rogers Design Group. Photo by Argonaut Productions
Bathroom design by Lorraine Rogers-Bolton of Rogers Design Group. Photo by Argonaut Productions

Dream Weaver

“There is nothing more meaningful to an interior designer than fulfilling a dream,” says Lorraine Rogers-Bolton of Rogers Design Group. “This beautiful bathroom fulfilled the vision our clients described in our first meeting.” Designed with Amanda Wyant-Binns, the space features a silver and crystal chandelier that casts a delicate glow and enhances the room’s ethereal essence. Calming grays and whites appear in the cloud-like design of the wall covering, the snowy stone with gray veins, and the oval tub. All these elements come together to produce an airy yet surprisingly contemporary bathroom that truly sets one at ease.  

Kitchen designed by Jim Dove of Jim Dove Design. Photo by Nick Sargent
Kitchen designed by Jim Dove of Jim Dove Design. Photo by Nick Sargent

Letting in the Light

Upon first viewing this Hobe Sound home, Jim Dove of Jim Dove Design knew he wanted to focus on optimizing the natural light in the kitchen. “The surrounding gardens are lush and add a calming ambience,” Dove explains. “So, we created three windows at the front of the kitchen that provided an abundance of light streaming into the space.” This illumination enriches the crisp white accents and high-gloss white cabinetry and countertops. Meanwhile, the serene azure blues of the Sub-Zero refrigerator and custom tall cupboards lull visitors into a state of calm as they take in this seamless “blurring of lines between the outdoors and indoors,” concludes Dove.

 

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