A Look Inside the Palm Beach 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House
This past week, 20 of the nation’s top design firms came together to unveil the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach, the fourth annual Florida iteration.
The home, a 4,400-square-foot Mediterranean villa, offers direct water views of the Intracoastal from every room in the house, provides three outdoor terraces, a tropical pool area and direct access to sandy Flagler beach—bringing together the most luxurious elements of both indoor and outdoor Florida living.
In just three months, this year’s participating designers transformed the house, creating beautiful and imaginative spaces. A few of our favorites include Fernando Wong’s design of the front motor court and pool terrace featuring lush native plants, and outdoor furniture from Sutherland Furniture to bring to life the firm’s glamourous 1920’s-inspired space.
Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters of Atlanta-based Forbes+Masters stayed true to their eclectic design style while imagining “Balneario,” a quaint powder bathroom complete with a tropical spa-like rainshower, inspired by The Old City and outdoor bathing in Dorado, Puerto Rico, and a Currey & Company garden stool and sculpture of a meditating bronze lady.
Mikel Welch transformed the family room by staying true to the primitive, modern design aesthetic for which he’s best known. The space invokes comfort and invites calm, featuring monochromatic tones, organic textures, and a selection of furnishing from the Mikel Welch Collection, including his oversized “Exposure Cabinets” and mid-century-style “Cradle Chairs.” Floor-to-ceiling drapery by The Shade Store in a Luxe Linen makes way for sweeping views of the pool and Intracoastal Waterway.
When approaching the design of “Contessa’s Bedroom,” Houston-based Nina Magon merged classical elements into a modern and futuristic design with distinguished furniture pieces. Benjamin Moore’s Rosy Tan color serves as a backdrop for the architecturally designed space.
And last but not least, “The Loggia” designed by Atlanta-based Anna Braund of Anna Braund Interiors, inspired by her travels to Morocco includes textures and hues informed by the home’s natural surroundings and water views. The color palette– composed of creams, saffron and terra-cotta– is defined by the home’s vernacular and on display throughout the Perennials textiles that drape the space. The incorporation of fine European antiques juxtaposed with natural fibers in the rattan and wicker pieces make for a less formal gathering place asking more of one than to simply pass through.
The Show House is open to the public through Sunday, May 9, 2021. Tickets can be purchased online at www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org/palmbeach. The house is also available to view virtually with designer commentary. All proceeds benefit Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx, New York and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, who together serve 20,000 youth, ages six through 18.