3 Ideas to Snag from a Perfectly Preppy Palm Beach Bungalow
Architectural Digest recently went into the Palm Beach vacation home furniture and textile designer Todd Hase shares with wife and buisness partner Amy, and their two daughters. An unexpectedly formal, traditional space but still perfectly preppy to fit into the Palm Beach-locale, the home's design is characterized by smart, unexpected furniture choices and expert editing. Read on for three ways to snag the look and feel of this graceful South Florida retreat.
In the main room of the home, which serves as the entry way, living room, and breakfast area, Hase opted for a flexible furniture plan characterized by small side tables in lieu of larger coffee tables and armless sofas which help visually enlarge the area. Think about forgoing a large cocktail table in your multi-function room in place of several smaller-scale pieces, which can be easily moved and rearrnaged.
In the guest room of the family's bungalow, understated furnishings and edited accessories allow for a single statement piece—in this case, a 1970s bubble mirror—to take center stage. Give your guest room a similar look (and save some money when decorating) by keeping your visitor's quarters minimal and serene by doing away with excess decorative objects and competing focal points.
In a truely unexpected twist, Hase chose to use lacquered sofas from his own funriture line upholstered in an outdoor-friendly Sunbrella fabric in place of traditional patio lounge pieces. We love this look of bringing the indoors out and maintaining your home's aesthetic flow by not compromising style. Next time you're shopping for new outdoor items, choose pieces with lines and details normally reserved for more precious indoor pieces. The unexpected look is truely original and unique.