The Private Clubhouse Bungalow That’s Made For Work And Play


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In West Palm Beach, interior designer Margaret Kaywell created a private office cum parlor for her client, melding Old Havana with Hollywood influences. Seen through the foyer, the conference room has served as a remote school for the family’s children, a cards room for game nights and a dining space for catered events.

Interior designer Margaret Kaywell’s client sought an office space of a different color. Namely, one that would inspire future ventures, and host friends and associates for work and play alike. He found his answer in a run-down bungalow in West Palm Beach, which Kaywell—in collaboration with MP Designs and Tim Givens Building & Remodeling—imagined as a sumptuous private clubhouse.

Reworking the layout from the studs, Kaywell conceived a gracious foyer with velvet banquettes flanked by a conference-meets-dining room on one side, and a Scottish castle-inspired billiards room on the other. The floor plan also includes a private office, powder bath, catering kitchen and common area, which is arguably the pièce de résistance, encompassing a four-seat bar, lounge and café-style workspace wrapped in CW Stockwell’s iconic Martinique wallpaper. Here and throughout, the interior designer drew inspiration from Old Havana nightclubs and Hollywood’s Golden Age, employing patinaed architectural details like louvred doors, aged wood paneling and reclaimed, tea-stained flooring to evoke a historical ethos. “This was certainly one of my most fulfilling creative endeavors,” shares Kaywell of the project. “It’s a really neat blend of office, country club and hip bar. It’s got a bit of everything—like alphabet soup!”

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