Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Whimsical Palm Beach Retreat

This whimsical Palm Beach retreat designed by Mimi McMakin and Ashley Sharpe of Kemble Interiors (Celerie Kemble is Mimi's daughter), was carefully planned with the interests of the homeowner in mind.  

Since this is a part-time residence for the family (they live in Cape Cod and winter in Antigua), the designers added a very whimsical and tropical feel to the hand painted dining room walls to remind the family of their Antigua vacations.

Notice the pineapples on the table - a symbol of hospitality.

The railings and mouldings were added over the mural.

The painted ceiling draws the view upwards and makes the room look taller.

The sconce lampshades above were caned by the upholster.

Love the bamboo detail in this room especially the window trim.

Detail of the window trim above.

The owners wanted a large tv in their bedroom and the designers nearly cried at the thought of it, so their upholsterer built the sofa at the foot of the bed extra deep at the back and the tv is hidden in it and is raised and lowered by a hydraulic system that is completely hidden.  Genius to hide it in the sofa!!
Pineapples on the bedposts.

The loggia with fireplace is a wonderful space.

A poolside chinoiserie pagoda is so inviting it's a wonder anyone sits anywhere else.

Love the hand painted striped walls and tassels in the poolside powder room.

To see Mimi's daughter, Celerie Kemble's resort in the Dominican Republic that I posted last October, please click here.  You will see how mother and daughter both enjoy whimsy, fun and fantasy when designing interiors.

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