“The owner is originally from Cape Cod. So he wanted to pay homage to this house’s Palm Beach roots, but his style is also deeply rooted in the Northeast”
My dear friends, Memorial Day has come and gone—which marked the opening of Beach House Season on Savvy Home (a.k.a a new thing just I invented) and it’s making me very, very happy.
First up, we’re traveling to Palm Beach, Florida (because let’s be honest—soon it’ll be too hot down there)! This is not your typical Palm Beach house. It has no delusions of grandeur or Lily Pulitzer-meets-Spanish revival flavor, but it does have one thing quintessential to the Palm Beach pedigree: great art! It’s safe to say that the Damien Hirst ate away most of the decorating budget… Which is not to say the decor is sub-par, au contraire!
Anna Burke did a fantastic job at inflating a healthy dose of serious style into this classic Florida bungalow. The house belongs to her client, and old friend and thriving Manhattan businessman, who set his sights on a vacation home in the sun. The vision was “Tiki meets Palm Beach” with an easy-living hotel feel. Burke drew inspiration from Standard Miami, one of the owner’s favorite interiors, to design the two bedrooms, which are practically identical and embody the comfort of a luxury hotel. I’d like to book a two-week stay please!
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Photography by Brittany Ambridge for Domino Magazine.