TLV Kips Bay Designer Show House Series: Chic in Palm Beach – The Designers Part 4

Welcome back to our coverage of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida. In our first four installments, we have shared the work of eighteen of the twenty four acclaimed designers, each of whom took part in designing an area of stunning 1920’s Mediterranean Revival estate. If you are just tuning into our coverage, the first, second, third and fourth installments can be found here, here, here and here.

All designers featured in this series have generously donated their energy and expertise to help raise funds for The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, an organization that offers innovative after-school and enrichment programs for children and young people throughout the Bronx and 17 across Palm Beach County.

Today, in our final installment in the series, we will visit spaces designed by the remaining six inspiring designers each with their own take on Palm Beach Chic.


Janie Molster Design

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Whimsical and enchanting, designer Janie Molster’s poolside retreat is most definitely pretty in pink. Bold stripes in pink and white adorn the fabrics on the tables, in the cabana and on the benches in a nod to Palm Beach Regency style while umbrellas with patterns of hand-blocked Indian fabric surround the sparkling turquoise pool. Aptly described as C.Z. Guest meets Lilly Pulitzer, the celebratory mood of the space can be felt in the shaded pergola decked out in boldly graphic pillows, chinoiserie-style vases and sections of “living wall” greenery. Relax in style on one of the crisp white lounge chairs perched on bright turf or linger in one of the swivel lounge chairs near the entertaining pavillion.



Pearl Design Interiors

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Another eye-catching space perfect for enjoying the beautiful weather and stunning natural elements of Palm Beach can be found in the patio designed by Pearl Design Interiors. Bold black and white with touches of bright pink give the area a “modern and elegant feel with a South Palm Beach flair” that the designer was after. Crisp white umbrellas provide shade over the graphic black and white carpet surrounded by fringed seating topped with graphic cushions.



Catherine M Austin Interior Design

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One simply cannot be anything but cheerful in this rainbow hewed space by Catherine M Austin Interior Design aptly titled “Jewel of the Jungle” for its rich colors and vibrant Matisse inspired 1940s banana leaf print adorning the walls and curtains. Silhouettes in bold colors by artist Susan Hable in the dining area also echo the reference to Matisse and his iconic cutouts. Layered motifs abound in the guest house entry, dining room, and kitchen with inspiration drawn from around the world including Marrakech, Costa Rica, the Cote d’Azur and of course, Palm Beach.


Goddard Design Group

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Inspired by the idea of a French salon, the Goddard Design Group transformed the guest house living room into a wonderland for the senses. Deep jewel tones enrich the room through hand painted linen panels, the Klein Blue intricately beamed ceiling and the fringed sofa upholstered in saturated yellow. The designer describes his work this way, “I wanted the room to look as if it had evolved over time, so the space is punctuated with important antiques, custom upholstery and contemporary art. My signature style is timeless, elegant spaces that tell a story with a bit of whimsy, and I created the perfect space to reflect who I am as a designer and a room in which anyone would feel comfortable and welcome.” Vibrant and layered with a mix of modern textiles and classic prints, the room is nothing short of enchanting.


Tish Mills Interiors

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Atlanta based designer, Tish Mills modernized the guest cottage bedroom by transforming it into an chic beyond words home office. Soft hues including whites, beiges, blues, and a hint of lavender create a soothing environment perfect for encouraging focus. Ripples, a textural wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries creates visual interest without taking away from the glamorous Vintage Jacques Garcia desk, the contemporary settee in a vibrant sunshine yellow or the dramatic Currey and Co. chandelier. All together the pieces feel like an effortless mix resulting in a sophisticated and elegant room.



Joy Street Design

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The “In Real Life” guest suite by Joy Street Design aims to bring elements of the Metaverse into real life through use of digital art as well as NFTs. The firm worked with emerging brands to create digital displays, situating them alongside traditional prints and frames and surrounding them with deep purples and red to retain a warm and comfortable feel. The designer explains, “I love the idea of the NFT marketplace because it provides a way for underrepresented and previously overlooked persons and communities to have a seat at the table. By creating a more equitable and accessible forum, more diverse and talented individuals will be discovered. The difficulties lie in that the metaverse currently only exists in our phones, tablets, and other digital devices and none of it ever really translates to the existing physical environment.”


We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach. The work of the designers who generously donated their time and energy to this wonderful charity has been uplifting, inspirational and a joy to experience. For more information on the designers and The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Clubs of America, you can check out their site here.

Text by Liana Hayles Newton / Lead photo 2022 © Nickolas Sargent Photography

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