The above Palm Beach Chic loveliness is from the entertaining & colorific team of John Loecke & Jason Nixon of Madcap Cottage. Check them out coz they are a heap of fun & frolic. You know the kind of fun that you wish you knew them. I wish they lived on my street so they could whip up a batch of those daiquiri's, nobody would have to drink & drive & we could paint a different room each week, it could be such fun. Of course than I would drive them crazy, they would start keeping their lights off at night, put up a FOR SALE sign, move in the middle of the night & I would never see them again. It is best we are pretend friends. It did sound fun though.
Disclaimer ~ I am no Interior Designer (need a degree for that) nor am I an Interior Decorator (need a shingle for that) what I am is a Decorette - loosely defined.... I read shelter magazines, a million & one design blogs, buy & stack design books, shop all the fabric stores in a 300 mile radius, stalk wallpaper books, keep up with the
Kardashians latest design trends & attend every home furnishings market I can schedule within the year. Yes sir that there qualifies me to be a CD ~ Certified Decorette....
|Lilly Home Collection|
That said I know what I love & do love Palm Beach Chic.... my definition is somewhere between the crisp, colorful preppieness of Lilly Pulitzer & the luxe, opulent design of Mar-a-Lago.
|Lilly's Palm Beach Living Room|
|Lilly's Guest Room|
|Mar A Lago|
I lean towards the Chinoiserie, garden stools, gold gilt.....
|Architectural Digest Mario Buatta|
pink & green.... lots of lacquer
lucite, Moroccan & touches of Regency......
green & pink......more lacquered goodness
|Kelly Green ~ Meg Braff|
wallpaper.... Christina Murphy nailed PBC here; see link for more
fretwork of the Chippendale variety.....
|Pink Pool House AD|
black & white floors, palm fronds..... Meg rocks!
More lacquered furniture, emerald green anything........ lovn' the regency touches too
|Jonny Adler Palm Beach Condo|
pink flamingos.... holy moly lacquered coral Chippendales..... be still my heart
along with an elephant or two.....
style of PBC. Whew... now what did I forget??? Dragons, foo dogs, chine blanc ... I love them all; however this is where for me the lines blur between PBC & Chinoiserie. I will leave these to the expert. For the best in Chinoiserie, Beth Connelly of Chinoiserie Chic has an amazing eye for all things CC.... but you probably already knew that.
Sidebar ~ I really want these greenalicious cane patterned lamps seen above & below in Ana Cordeiro venue. Any source in US would be appreciated. This is a very inspiring link to Ana's colorific portfolio - go, now; what are you waiting for??? Not to mention she loves lacquer....