It’s that time of year, when the Who’s Who of the design world descend upon Palm Beach to take part in the annual tropical edition of the celebrated New York City Kips Bay Decorator Show House. And this year’s crop of 19 designers pulled out all the stops, transforming the 8,751-square-foot Bamboo Hill house into a wildly imaginative display of knockout design overflowing with inspiration.
Here are some of our favorite rooms!
Joe Lucas of Lucas Studio, Inc.
Dubbed “The Palmetto Snug,” the West Hollywood-based Lucas looked to a subtle coastal palette of blush pinks, corals and warm tans—mixed with the earthy textures of rush and wood—for his version of an intimate sitting room.
Suzanne Kasler of Suzanne Kasler Interiors
A Palm Beach palette of bubblegum pinks and crisp whites dominated the Atlanta-based Kasler’s Great Room, with a wall of built-in bookcases coated in Benjamin Moore’s Custis Salmon in a glamorous high-gloss finish punctuating a sophisticated botanical wallcovering.
Sarah Blank of Sarah Blank Design Studio
The Connecticut designer looked to the refreshing and relaxing hues of the Aegean Sea for her classical-inspired kitchen, complete with vintage urns and artwork depicting Floridian flora and fauna.
Leta Austin Foster of Leta Austin Foster & Associates
For her Tropical Study, the Palm Beach designer swathed the room in whimsical jungle patterns with a sprinkling of wood and porcelain chinoiserie accents to create the perfect spot for a seasoned globetrotter.
Alessandra Branca of Branca, Inc.
Inspired by the centuries-old traditional blue-and-white tiles seen around Portugal, the Chicago-based designer whipped up a master bedroom that exudes a comfortable elegance.
Brian and Alexandra Brady of Brady Design
In their debut as a team, the father-daughter duo brought their coastal Southampton sensibility to South Florida in their light and airy foyer, where whimsical palm trees and classically-decorated pilasters help blur the lines between interior and exterior spaces.
Kevin Isbell of Kevin Isbell Interiors
For his “Writer’s Retreat,” the Los Angeles-based Isbell designed a tropical oasis complete with a playful pagoda-shaped daybed and fierce ceramic sculpture, all against a saturated palette of eggplant, azure, and lime green and hand-painted wallpaper.
Betsy Wentz of Studio B Interior Design and Tom Kirchoff of Kirchoff & Associates Architects
The Pittsburgh-based Wentz combined forces with local architect Kirchoff for a knock-out pair of his and her master closets. Bold patterns and vivid hues cover every square inch of the walls and ceilings—even the garment bags!