When it came to giving a face-lift to the family room of a young client’s charming 1920s Mediterranean-style abode in Palm Beach, Florida, no hue was too bright or touch too whimsical. “This is an outgoing woman who loves color,” says Amanda Lindroth. “She wears bright pink lipstick and fuchsia shorts with a yellow sweater slung over her shoulders.” The Bahamas-based designer gravitated toward vibrant, playful patterns that evoke the home’s lush tropical surroundings and the client’s own joie de vivre.
“I really leaned into the beachy-meets-preppy idioms, upholstering the walls above the chair rail in a fabric of pink coral motifs and applying a sandy-hued grasscloth below. The Parsons table is covered in a taupe leopard print, and the sisal rug is not only economical but immediately gives the space a seaside feel. Who would’ve thought that so many patterns and textures could feel harmonious in a single room? But it’s like wearing checks and florals together, and all of the sudden you’ve got a chic look.”
The Eye Has to Travel
“The room is long and low, so I had to do something to add visual verticality. Installing these canvas palm trees is one of my favorite ways to draw the eye upward in a slightly cramped space, especially when combined with that subtle minty hue on the ceiling. I also pushed up the curtain rods so that they rest just beneath the crown moldings, elongating the window area and increasing the room’s overall sense of height and scale.”
A Personal Reflection
“A well-decorated home should show off your finds from your exotic adventures, or even from your everyday life! This client absolutely loves layering quirky things, and objects like the carved zebra and metal pineapple-shaped ice bucket make the room come alive and infuse it with her personality. I mix eras and styles to achieve a look that feels collected over time.”