It’s a Wrap!

Top interior designers from the Palm Beaches and around the country ascended West Palm Beach and in mere weeks transformed 230 Miramar Way into a mecca for design inspiration. Some spaces provided a glimpse into the next big trend, and others were a venue for fantastical whimsy. On the following pages, we’ve recapped the most cherished spaces from the Kips Bay Palm Beach 2024 Showhouse.

photo by Carmel Brantley

2024 Kips Bay Palm Beach Showhouse lower hall features Mindel’s Santorini console from Ralph Pucci complimented by grand scale pressed plants and blooms foraged in Florida by artist Anne Blackwell
Designer: Melrose Interiors

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An Oceanic Dreamland
Inspired by her home town Palm Beach, Helen Bergin designed “An Oceanic Dreamland” cabana and bath with whimsical design design to spark curiosity and exploration. The embellished jellyfish, Cosentino’s floor material, Primestone’s Calacatta Picasso slabs used for the shower backdrop, and Benjamin Moore’s Kensington, a mix of textures and forms create a fresh and modern space for all to enjoy. The custom cast resin sink is from Atta.

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Woven pendants by Jaimeluis Organic, bar materials by Primestones and fabricated by Classic Marble & Granite, banquette fabric by Thibaut and fabricated by Associated Design, octopus tentacle lamp by Massimo Lighting, blue stools and amber hurricanes from Meg Braff. Helen used a mix of textures and forms to alter perception and create both a fresh and modern space for all to enjoy.
Designer: Helen Bergin Interiors

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Jeweled Gallery
Inspired by Tiffany Studios Glass, a large-scale painting by Gary Komarin draws you into the Kravet sofa in Kravet fabric Foundrae from the Nadia Watts Gem Collection.Framing the 3 sets of double doors are window coverings by The Shade Store in Kravet fabric Hoopla from the Nadia Watts Gem Collection and tiebacks from Samuel & Sons. Casa Branca.
Designer: Nadia Watts

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Shangri-La Lounge
Inspired by the architect Luis Barragán’s architectural forms and his use of color blocking, Sarah intertwined vintage and modern elements seamlessly, including Brazilian chairs by Martin Eisler, Percival Lafer chairs by Morentz, a Vladimir Kagan sofa, bronze French coffee tables, a Trey Jones console from Culture Object, and a horsehair floor lamp from The Future Perfect. A Reynold Rodriguez cabinet from Charles Burnand sits in an undulating niche, creating a striking focal point.
Designer: Sara Story Design

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A Gentleman’s Affair with Sunset Tea
Created as a haven for the those seeking an escape from the bustling world. Hand painted scenic wallpaper with the rich tones of sunset, Lillian August banquette in Cowtan & Tout fabric, with trim, fringe and tape details from Samuel & Sons create a space that feels both luxurious and contemplative. The centerpieces of the room are Duval sourced faux-shagreen tea tables, Currey & Co lighting arrangements, curated lattice work by Fuller Architectural Panels add layers and pull everything together.
Designer: DuVäl Design

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The Study
The dazzling shades of blue and complex sandy neutrals found in the Palm Beaches were the primary inspiration for this room. Wrapped in a soothing tone of blue, color blocking, textural contrast, and the interplay of furniture forms create personality, presence, and cohesion. Tea fluted moldings on the focal wall make a statement with dimension, definition, and verticality. Flanking bookshelves filled with wonderful found objects from treasure hunts through the Palm Beaches catch the eye and draw interest closer. Bold, patterned fabrics from Zimmer + Rohde bring the geometry and tonal palette home to the timeless cubic structures of the sofa and club chairs, while a pair of contemporary wing chairs balance the composition. The draperies themselves are reminiscent of maritime flags. An oversized woven wicker orb striped in the study’s signature hues draws the attention upward for the crowning touch.
Designer: SAVAGE Interior Design

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Le Tropical
Styled in the fashion of 1930s Parisian lounge is an homage to the early modernist textile designer, Elise Djo-Bourgeois, and her namesake line by Pierre Frey. Imbued with lush elements, layered textures and saturated colors. Design elements include soft curved lines, plaster and natural materials such as marble, pencil reed rattan and travertine. Shell and scalloped patterns, popular in early 20th century interior design as symbols of resilience and good fortune, are prominent throughout the room. Both pairs of sconces and the hand-carved wooden bar stools take their elegant, curved shape from shells. A serpentine sectional in a Larsen boucle echoes the curved theme and is a distinctive focal point. Pierre Frey fabrics of velvet, boucle and jacquard are showcased on the drapery, custom banquettes occasional chairs, ottomans and the undulating chaise lounge.

An Ashley Stark Home area rug in a soft abstract, watercolor design in shades of olive greens, neutrals, peaches and pinks effortlessly ties all the tones of the room together. Embroidered grasscloth from Hartmann & Forbes reaches 3/4 of the way up the wall and is capped by a wave chair rail, followed by a dark olive-green wall that curves up to the ceiling.
Designer: McCann Designs

Photo by Carmel Brantley

Seashell Sanctuary at Vizcaya
This bedroom sanctuary evokes the natural beauty of seashells, creating a peaceful and serene space with an historic grandeur inspired by Vizcaya. It’s a name that conveys tranquility and elegance. Mother / daughter design team Cindy Rinfret & Taylor Stebbins envisioned a room that was perhaps lost to time behind a hidden grotto, mysteriously found, it feels like stepping inside your own shell and finding the pearl.
Designer: Rinfret Limited

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A Touch of Pink
Inspired by Dorothy Draper, Jim Dove created this bold classic kitchen to embody the essence of Palm Beach life: a vibrant canvas with a symphony of hues designed to leave a lasting impression. The color scheme is established by Benjamin Moore blue paint and a Gracie wallpaper depicting white-and-cream palm trees against a deep blue background. He continued the cerulean palette for the cabinetry while the softest hint of blush and a contrasting sherbet pink lines the alcoves, creating harmony. For added interest, the perimeter cabinetry is finished in shell pink and flamingo pink. A shining chandelier cluster of 110 uniquely beautiful little sculptured stars that captures light in the points of each individual star is centered over the large island to make a brilliant statement, adding additional glamour to the kitchen’s design.
Barstools: Thibaut
Appliances: JennAir
Cabinetry: Jim Dove
Artwork: Sarah Mey
Chandelier: Studio Bel Vetro
Gold leaf by local artist: Jeff Arnold-Evolution Studios
Designer: Jim Dove

Photo by Venjhamin Reyes

Working with Christopher Farr, designer Megan Gorelick created a custom colorway of the Belle de Nuit print. Used on both the wallpaper and the fabric for the drapes fabricated by The Shade Store, it became the jumping off point for the whole design. Dunes and Duchess created the custom vanity, mirror, and scones from this signature print. The stunning Kohler tub is the centerpiece of this fun bathroom, full of natural elements. The floor and ceiling of the shower space are decorated with Urban Coast Tile.
Designer: Megan Gorelick Interiors

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La Mer Pacifique
The de Gournay scenic wallcovering served as the inspiration behind this dining room design, shares designer Tristan, who believes dining rooms should be designed to be jewel boxes to create a magical ambiance for a host or hostess to entertain within. The jungle canopy reaches to the ceiling to play up the volume of space, countered by the shimmer of Thibaut’s modern tea leaf silver wallpaper on the ceiling, framed by a simple and modern glossy moulding detail. The reflective quality and exuberant style of the silver gilt and crystal Paul Ferrante Palm Chandelier beckons from the entrance to the center of the dining room. A Murano glass mirror, rock crystal lamps, a metallic glazed Christopher Spitzmiller lamp, a gilded wall sculpture by James Kendall Higgins and a mirrored buffet from Keith Fritz all harmonize together to sparkle and dance when light hits them. Flame stitch pattern of the Scalamandre fabric on the dining chair backs ties back into the dramatic wall coverings.
Designer: Tristan Harstan

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Main Level Bedroom
Due to the height of the ceiling and the size of the walls, designer Phoebe Howard chose a bold color with a large-scale pattern, Gracie Studio’s Navy Lily. Rug from Rush House, under a striped dhurrie by From Jaipur with Love. Inspiration from boxwood parterre gardens, David Fuller Architectural Panels created a custom lattice ceiling and cornice. The ceiling is painted Ben Moore Van Deusen Blue, with the lattice in Ben Moore Simply White. Four poster bed from Ironies, softened with pretty embroidered bed hangings from Cowtan and Tout, with Samuel & Sons tassel fringe. Bedding from Pioneer Linens in a custom cane embroidery pattern with monograms. Windows are dressed in a white linen from Cowtan and Tout, with blue Samuels & Sons embroidered trim, all fabricated with custom cornice boards and panels from The Shade Store. All of the other fabrics in the room are from Cowtan and Tout.
Designer: Phoebe Howard

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