ention Palm Beach and what comes to mind? Mediterranean-style mansions,
five-star dining and Worth Avenue, where distinctive shops and galleries dazzle the eye with stunning jewelry, couture
fashions, priceless art and rare antiques. On this famous avenue, one would expect to find works by such prominent
glass artists as Dale Chihuly, Paul and Dante Marioni, and Lino Tagliapietra, as well as paintings and sculptures by
others of note.
And, indeed, one does in the Worth
Avenue apartment of Dale and Doug Anderson, who are patrons of the arts and former trustees of the Pilchuk Glass School
near Seattle. The Andersons enlisted architect John Colamarino to merge two apartments into one, transforming the space
into a gallery-like setting for their magnificent art and classic, modern furniture.
On another avenue in Palm Beach, a couple
found the house they were looking for while leisurely walking their dog through the neighborhood. Slightly modifying
its Regency-style architecture, designer Daniel Clancy imbues the home with the genteel formality of the 19th century.
The dining room graces our cover.
"New traditionalism" characterizes Darryl
Carter's style a look he defines as "an absolute mixed bag." It all comes together perfectly in a vacation
retreat at Palm Beach Polo Club. Carter's inventive use of vintage pieces offers a fresh take on timeless
As colorful as a box of crayons describes
a home designed by Marigil Walsh and Juli Milan. Their brushstrokes of tropical hues paint a striking interior that
delights the senses with its happy hues. We hope this issue brightens your holiday spirit. From all of us at Florida
Design, we wish you health, happiness and a peaceful New Year.
Karen B. King