Design Insider's Guide To Palm Beach - Chairish Blog
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As a palm tree-decked paradise, Palm Beach has long held status as one of America’s most-loved resort destinations. But it’s also a place where design lovers can revel in color, pattern, and a major blending of design influences, with Spanish and Moorish motifs aplenty. Given that a tropical escape is always a good idea, we reached out to two of the region’s most in-demand designers, Ellen Kavanaugh of Ellen Kavanaugh Interiors and Amanda Lindroth of Amanda Lindroth Design to ask them for their insider’s take on this seaside city.  Whether you’re planning an antiquing weekend or a week-long escape, our guide guarantees you’ll live it up like a Palm Beach local.

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Photo courtesy of The Colony

Ellen Kavanaugh

WHERE TO STAY…

The Colony Hotel is located within walking distance of the shops and restaurants on Worth Avenue. They have a charming (and very private) pool and patio for dining and sipping rose in the sun!

Photo courtesy of Chez Jean-Pierre

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK…

Chez Jean-Pierre is a local family-owned and operated French Restaurant that has been a staple in the Palm Beach community for many, many years. The food is exquisite! Renato’s on Worth Avenue is a delicious Italian restaurant with charming private courtyard dining. Pizza Al Fresco is the local “pizza joint.” The pizza is great and the outdoor courtyard dining is perfect for a casual dinner after shopping Worth Avenue. Addison Mizner’s old apartment overlooks the patio and his pet monkey “Johnny Brown” is buried in the courtyard.

Photo courtesy of Amanda Lindroth Design

WHERE TO SHOP…

My lovely friend, Amanda Lindroth’s store Amanda Lindroth Design has easy “pick up” items that aren’t too expensive, but make super chic hostess gifts. I just bought a set of beautiful hand-woven cane placemats for a friend’s beach house in Islamorada. And Mary Mahoney on Worth Avenue is always one of my favorites for the beautiful china, linens and specialty gifts. Also, the Church Mouse! It’s our local thrift store and it has treasures for days. I just bought a vintage YSL emerald green velvet blazer with a seafoam green satin sash!

Antique Row in Palm Beach

HOW TO LIVE LIKE A LOCAL…

You must go for a walk along the Lake Trail. This beautiful walking path is along the intracoastal and runs the length of Palm Beach. The trail is beautiful and I love to admire all of the pretty homes that face it. You also must shop Antique Row which is right over the bridge in West Palm Beach. This row of shops includes the best vintage and antique furniture stores in the area. One of my favorites is Scandinavian Antiques and Living. Elizabeth, the owner, brings over beautiful, one-of-a-kind antiques from Europe. Her eye is exquisite and her furniture adds that layer of soulfulness that all great interiors need!

Photo courtesy of The Colony

Amanda Lindroth

WHERE TO STAY…

I love The Colony, too! The location is the best, the restaurant is perfect at every time of day…Even the iced coffee and croissant sandwiches at breakfast are notable! It’s the perfect Palm Beach spot.

Photo courtesy of Sant Ambroeus

WHERE TO EAT…

BrickTop’s, Sant Ambroeus, and the Surfside Diner.

Photo courtesy of F.S. Henemader Antiques

WHERE TO SHOP…

F.S. Henemader, Kassatly, Maus and Hoffman. On South County Road, Laurie Jayne for monograming, and the p.b. Boys Club Surf Shop…and we also love the bookstore next door!

The Pannill Pavilion in the Sculpture Garden. Photo by Christoper Fay. Photo courtesy of The Four Arts.

HOW TO LIVE LIVE A LOCAL…

In addition to walking or riding along the Lake Trail, The Society of the Four Arts is a must-do.

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Thank you to Ellen Kavanaugh and Amanda Lindroth! 

 

January 17, 2018

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