A Florida Winter Retreat Is All About Tropical Vibes


traditional family room red accents...

To create a vibrant winter retreat in Hobe Sound for homeowners Tom and Barbara Byrne, designers Jackie Armour and Marcus Schult turned to colorful prints for inspiration, such as the Bahama Palm pattern by Quadrille used for the family room's draperies and throw pillows. Centering the space is a coffee table from Arhaus flanked by a pair of English roll arm lounge chairs by Lee Industries from Pineapples, Palms, Too, which are covered in a coordinating fabric from Kravet.

traditional sitting area work space...

The bedroom suite includes a work space furnished with a bamboo writing desk refinished in satin cream with green pinstripes by Final Touch Finishing, and a brass lamp with a linen shade by Visual Comfort & Co. from Designers Buying Group. The print above the desk is from Patrick Day Home Gallery.

traditional dining room orange wallpaper...

On one side of the dining room, a British Colonial sideboard by Hickory White from Designers Buying Group displays a blue-and-white Chinese porcelain collection found at Patrick Day Home Gallery. On the wall are a mahogany-framed mirror with gold accents and a sconce from the owners' collection.

traditional dining room orange wallpaper...

A fantastical wallcovering aptly dubbed Bamboo & Birds by Bob Collins & Sons helps to establish a whimsical vibe conducive to lively conversations in the formal dining room. The blue birds in the pattern inspired the navy hue the designers selected for a set of rattan dining chairs by Selamat Designs. The rug is by Fibreworks from Flor Source.

traditional living room melon color...

Walls painted in a classic melon color--Monticello Peach by Benjamin Moore from Sergio's Painting--make a striking impression in the living room. The vibrant hue is balanced by a light wool rug with a Moroccan-inspired raised pattern from Jack Walsh Carpets & Rugs, a neutral sofa, and a pair of wood armchairs covered in a green-and-white Quadrille fabric.

traditional living room red accents

In a corner of the living room, stylish side chairs by Hickory Chair from Hive, Home, Gift & Garden are covered in a graphic fabric by Quadrille and surround a walnut game table with accent drawers and brass details, also by Hickory Chair from Designers Buying Group.

traditional blue dining area

The kitchen nook called for a banquette, so the designers dreamt up a custom piece with wall-bracketed benches covered in woven navy fabric by Perennials from Lee Parker. The Roman shades are in a Quadrille fabric, and the porch-blue-painted chairs are by Palecek.

traditional bedroom yellow lounge chairs...

The vibrant yellow-and-white patterned fabric on a pair of swivel lounge chairs by Jessica Charles introduces a bold accent color in the spacious, sunny master suite. The designers then added an upholstered headboard in a Veneto pattern by Quadrille as well as pillows and draperies in a Raoul Textiles fabric, done in the Robin's Egg colorway, from John Rosselli & Associates.

traditional outdoor sitting area sofa...

A wicker-and-cane sofa and chairs by Century Furniture from Designers Buying Group carry the British Colonial sensibility out onto the lanai. The reclaimed-teak coffee table and the sideboard are from Teak Warehouse; the ceramic garden stool is from Ballard Designs.

A pair of beach folding...

A pair of beach folding chairs with Sunbrella fabric and a ceramic garden stool, all from Ballard Designs, create a Slim Aarons-worthy setting by the pool that is accessible from the main home and both guest casitas.

For New Jersey residents Tom and Barbara Byrne, establishing the ultimate winter retreat was all about creating a communal space that visiting family could enjoy.

“I wanted our home to feel integrated, alive and warm,” Barbara says of the hacienda-style residence they purchased in Hobe Sound, Florida.

To foster that feeling, the couple tapped interior designers Jackie Armour and Marcus Schult who incorporated lively patterns, vibrant colors and worldly pieces that reflect the couple’s passion for travel into the home.

“My mantra is more is more,” Armour explains. “This is them with a Florida twist.”

The dining room’s nature-inspired wall covering, featuring blue, white and coral hues, sets the direction for the entire interior, with the colors reverberating in different combinations throughout the house. “The rooms sort of waterfall into each other,” Schult explains.

“I wanted them to have a little fun with it, and they did a very good job,” Barbara says. “I’m sure we’ll have a lot of friends visiting.”