Seduced By Palm Beach

We just got back from a week in Palm Beach, Florida, where the weather was ideal and the food was amazing.  It’s so hard to get back into the swing of things here in chilly New York!  I miss the hotel pool, the beach, and restaurants…not to mention daily housekeeping!  Palm Beach style is still so fresh on my mind.  A mix of mid century modern, old school Wasp prep, punchy colors, loads of faux bamboo and China Seas fabrics topped off with beach inspired accessories.  These interiors by Meg Braff, epitomize everything I love in design in this region.

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  1. oh so many gorgeous patterns, and great colors! Welcome back Sue!

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  2. Those are fabulous rooms! It's so tough getting used to doing the dishes after vacation. Welcome back!

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  3. Lucky you! Love this too, I would never do all the tropical in my own home because I couldn't deal with it all the time, but I LOVE to look at pictures of it! XX!

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  4. Little Rus wrote:

    I had to save 1 & 4 pictures… So beautiful. I often envy people who can enjoy living in a warmer climate. I am definitely a sunshine girl myself, can't get enoough of it and really really really hate being cold.

    Wishing you a great week!
    x

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  5. Duchy wrote:

    I love the color and pop of PB! What would it hurt to do a PB-influenced house in New England? Especially when summer still feels so far away!

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  6. Cara wrote:

    I have a trip planned for June to vist my grandpa there- can't wait!
    <3 Cara
    Lilac and Grey

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  7. Know exactly how you feel. Re-entry today was particularly tough in this chilly chilly weather!! Love Meg Braff!!

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  8. Meg's work is so gorgeous! Coveting the shell chandelier! Miss Walker xoxo

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  9. These are beautiful. One of the nice things about blogging is looking at interiors that wouldn't work in your home, but that you can live vicariously through.

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  10. Debby wrote:

    So glad you had a chance to get away. Yes, it is hard to come home to cold temps. but Spring is supposedly right around the corner! Hello…. yellow… LOVE that first room! Hope your week is off to a great start! xo

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  11. I love all of the color! Gorgeous room. So glad you had fun! Jealous of your warm weather

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  12. LOVED them all. And I wish I could hit that Dixie Highway vintage/antique stretch that you so often read about in connection with doing a Florida interior. Sounds like you had a great time. 🙂
    Lynn from Decor Arts Now

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  13. Sounds heavenly! Hope you brought some pretty souvenirs back! I so wish I could slip away for a week in the sun!

    xo Mary Jo

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  14. Dora wrote:

    I love the white living room and the blue dining room :)Such a beautiful post.
    Dora

    http://adropofindigo.blogspot.com/

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  15. I adore everything Meg Braff does. That Palm Beach style is right up my alley!

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  16. David Toms wrote:

    The colours are brilliant and fresh and the Chippendale dining chairs, I will have 6 please!

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  17. I adore Meg Braff and I think this style might just be one of my very favourites- so colourful and spirited. And ps, just saw pictures of your living room over at the blog Green Street- reminded me again of how gorgeous it is!!

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  18. Wasn't it wonderful to feel the sun?!! Love the Palm Beach look – though I've never been. These photos have me wanting to book a trip!!

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  19. Oh how I love Palm Beach. Glad you had a great trip….the above images capture the feel beautifully!

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  20. You're making me want to go to Palm Beach now! I am glad you had such a wonderful time.

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  21. Thanks for the highlight Sue – how gorgeous and bright are these interiors!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  22. Kwana wrote:

    Welcome back to the cold. Sorry. I love that yellow wall paper though.

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  23. The green and white room is beautiful can almost call it mint it is that fresh.

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  24. I Dream Of wrote:

    So pretty and sunny. The wallpaper in the first photo is just plain happiness!
    Jeanne

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  25. Oh thats sounds wonderful ! So many elements remind me of what all our friends homes looked like growing up. An incredible sense of calm comes when I see them. Is it the room or the reminder of my childhood ? Happy Monday to you !

    XO Lisa

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  26. I love these color happy rooms – they just put a smile on my face. I'm sure you had an amazing trip! We're taking off for Hawaii in two days and I can't wait for the sunshine!!

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  27. Tabitha wrote:

    Oh I would love to visit there and waft about in pink and turquoise.

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  28. so glad you had a fun trip! i love all of these bright rooms, so cheery! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

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  29. Those rooms are great! Oh how I wish we were in Palm Beach right now! Sounds like you had a great time!

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  30. Fabulous work. Love that fretwork wallpaper! What a nice spring trip!

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  31. Nuha wrote:

    that blue room is heavenly! I'm a big fan of capiz chandeliers 🙂

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  32. Stitchfork wrote:

    Wonderful to be away from the cold weather and enjoy some sunshine!
    xo Cathy

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  33. La Dolfina wrote:

    OMG, I just posted a Palm Beach inspired treasure on Il Tuo Tesoro this morning! I swear Sue we are on the same wave length sometimes 🙂
    I have always wanted to go to Palm Beach. Did you go to Worth Ave.?
    That place is on my bucket list!!
    What fun you must have had.
    Lucky, lucky girl!!!
    xo

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  34. Josie wrote:

    I love all of these bright, bold shades! That blue dining room is fantastic.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilesytle.blogspot.com

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  35. Loved the interiors of the penultimate photo. That sunburst piece is unique.

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  36. Stephanie wrote:

    welcome back! I wish I'd gotten to go someplace warm! and what is it about those faux bamboo chairs? Love them!

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  37. Casa Bella wrote:

    I know what you mean. I came back from a fabulous week in Maui to the cold weather in the Rockies…and to snow. Boo!!!
    I love the yellow on the first image. Totally bright and bold and fabulous.

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  38. The Now wrote:

    Welcome back… I hope you'll post some pictures of your vacay =) I've never been to Palm Beach, but I think the style is SO utterly glamorous. How could anyone have a bad day when they're surrounded by all of that color and pattern? Lovesss it! xo

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  39. Love Palm Beach style..so elegant, timeless and fun with all those great colors..whats not to love. I grew up with a grandmother whose house was done mostly in pink and green with dark woods and it was all quite fabulous though as kids we used to think it was funny how we referred staying over at her house to staying in "the pink room"…..great pictures above…love PB, its a special gem of a place with all that gorgeous architecture. Meg Braff is a genius with this look….

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  40. Love this post on Palm Beach, colours and patterns are so cheerful! Nicolex

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  41. Hope you had a great time – and were at the Four Seasons – my favorite spot to stay in PB!

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  42. LOVE everything!!!

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  43. Taylor wrote:

    love all of these patterns!! dreaming of a vacation anywhere warm just from looking at them!

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  44. love the fresh looks from Palm Beach — thanks for the inspiration. adding you to my blogroll at Nest xo tamara

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  45. Bring on the BEACH! I am ready for summer and this is FANtabulous inspiration Sue.
    Nancy xo

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  46. tres jealous! sounds like a wonderful vacay. and isn't meg braff just the best?!

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