A Palm Beach Home Gets A Bold Dose of Color


traditional neutral staircase

Making a subdued yet glamorous opening statement in the entryway of their clients' Palm Beach home, designers Sara McCann and Jenna Conte selected a Stark sisal stair runner to complement the banana-leaf motif wallpaper by Meg Braff and the stained-oak flooring.

traditional living room blue accents

A hand-carved panel from Hive hangs above a Lee Industries sofa wearing Holly Hunt fabric in the living room. The throw pillows are covered in Quadrille fabric, as is the spool chair from Hickory Chair. The powder blue on the Alexander table lamps by Christopher Spitzmiller is repeated on the linen-wrapped coffee table, also from Hive; the rug is by Stark.

traditional dining room blue chairs

In the dining room, a Visual Comfort & Co. chandelier hangs above a dark walnut table and chairs by Hickory Chair. Sheers by Carleton V frame the windows, while antique mirrors by Bunny Williams hang above matching Kindel sideboards.

traditional white office vintage rattan...

Optimally located just steps from the outdoor terrace, the wife's office includes French doors that open to the pool. A pair of vintage rattan chairs offset a contemporary campaign desk from Hive, and for continuity, the desk chair is topped with the same flame stitch Schumacher fabric as the dining room chairs.

outdoor sitting area blue lounge...

Poolside relaxing takes place on a pair of Janus et Cie lounge chairs that are aluminum-coated and topped with brass finials. The pillows wear Christopher Farr Cloth fabric and the umbrella is by Santa Barbara Designs.

exterior pool

A coping of reclaimed Chicago brick surrounds the backyard pool, where landscape architect Keith Williams reworked the plantings to maximize privacy. After removing the existing greenery at the end of the pool, he continued the podocarpus hedge to seclude the space.

traditional bedroom sitting area yellow...

The guest bedroom's sitting area, dubbed "the cabana room," is anchored by a sofa adorned with the aptly named Citrus Garden fabric by Schumacher. The poufs are by Made Goods and the linen-upholstered Palecek string chairs are from Hive.

traditional blue bedroom walnut side...

In the son's bedroom, dark-walnut side tables and matching blue fluted lamps flank a Moroccan-style linen bed, all from Hive. The striped bed pillows tout Martyn Lawrence Bullard fabric, the drapes are Quadrille, and the rope drum light fixture is also from Hive.

Refreshing linen fabrics in stripes and chevron patterns on upholstered living room seating–check. Diaphanous striped drapes in both rooms that billow in the sea breeze–check. Cooling limestone floors–check.

Asked to imbue a two-story Colonial residence walking distance from the ocean with a beach-inspired motif, designers Sara McCann and Jenna Conte certainly followed their clients’ cue.

They even went so far as to dub the shared family and guest area in the Palm Beach home the “cabana room.” With its bright yellow bamboo wallpaper and lively lemon, blue and green tropical patterned sofa, the space is aptly named.

But the design duo also introduced items that while evoke a vacation retreat, also pack a punch. McCann points to a pair of Palacek string to make her case. “They are a sculptural element and are beautiful from all directions,” she says.

Texture is another important variable throughout the abode as evidenced by the measured use of grass cloth on the living room, dining room and select bedroom walls.

The outdoor space also received some love, with landscape architect Keith Williams adding a fire pit to the yard, refreshing the entry and adding greenery throughout the spaces.

Powder-coated aluminum seating topped with pale blue cushions tie back to the casual vibe found in the living area.

“Every house needs a couple of wow elements to really make a statement,” McCann says. And with the pops of colors found throughout this estate, it’s safe to say the home makes a bold one.