Palm Beach Design

by Liz Dowling

Twenty-one designers took over a Florida waterfront home and decorated it head to toe in Palm Beach style!

The home at 6215 S. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach hosted the 2nd annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year – all proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County.

It was really fun to see the differences between the New York and Florida Kips Bay Show Houses.

Lots of color and light in Florida.

The main hallway to upstairs had fabulous green wallpaper, a bird cage full of nightingales and live botanicals lining the stairway.


Meg Braff decorated a citrus themed bedroom that I loved.

She carried her “Sunrise Jungle” theme into the bathroom, complete with a bathrobe to match the wallpaper.

Outside colors and shapes influenced what designers used in their rooms.

Fabulous black and white palm frond wallpaper in a powder room and a cozy sitting nook with flowers and chintz.

Little details.

Views around every corner.

Love this bar tucked away by Billy Ceglia.  He painted seven layers of green lacquer on seagrass wallpaper to create the effect.  It is really gorgeous.

The synergy with colors from outside was apparent in every room, like this yummy turquoise blue inside the bookcases.

A lot of wallpaper was used throughout the house.  This pink and green floral lined a series of hallways and this metallic paper was in a (creepy) bathroom downstairs.

The seamless flow between the inside and the outside was everywhere.

I’m really glad I got the opportunity to see the show house while I was visiting my mom in Florida.  I have to give a LOT of blog photo credit to her (Melinda Sweet) who was actually taking the pictures while I was wandering around!

Bright citrus colors are my new obsession!  This green has to go somewhere in my life.

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Anonymous February 20, 2019 - 7:56 pm

So inspiring to see these gorgeous colors in the middle of a February day in NYC. You have such a great eye!

Elizabeth Dowling February 20, 2019 - 9:44 pm

Thank you so much!

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