IN THIS ISSUE

The placement of color just may be the most important aspect of a design project. The following designers shown in this issue demonstrate that taking a risk with a variety of shades proves a very worthy result.

On the cover, interior designer Phyllis Taylor, and husband and architect William Taylor imbue a Fisher Island grand estate with a bright, citrus-colored palette of lime green, lemon yellow and tangerine orange. Working with 12,000 square feet, the design duo created an elegant, cosmopolitan feel for the style-savvy owners, splashing colorful hues among a mix of Dupioni silk, velvet, linen, leather and damask fabrics. A painted mural, sky-blue ceilings and bright-green cabinetry give a nod to the tropical locale of this exclusive address.

Legendary designer Carleton Varney wraps a Palm Beach villa with his signature use of color, patterns and personality. Using a variety of fabric in vibrant, bold shades, Varney’s fearless use of color sets the stage with a whimsical flair, and he applies it like a canvas. Pairing animal prints with large-scale flowers, stripes and squares, these fabrics come together in a contrasting mélange that blends together effortlessly. Red dominates a condominium on Fisher Island, where interior designer Pepe Calderin turned a blank canvas into an artistic tour de force. With a focal-point wall treatment of red glass, the deep hue continues in perfectly placed furnishings, accent pillows, rugs and artwork, all set against a neutral backdrop of wenge wood and subtle shades of caramel, taupe and brown along with accents of blues and greens. The result is a contemporary style punctuated with color and texture.

Whether vibrant and lively or soft and neutral, color reigns in the world of design.


 

 

 


TABLE of CONTENTS

Vol. 19 No. 3

  COVER STORY
 

PARADISE FOUND
Design and interior architecture by Phyllis and William Taylor
Design-Savvy Owners Collaborate With Husband-And-Wife Team Taylor & Taylor
In Creating A Distinct Interior Scheme For A Fisher Island Grand Villa

FEATURES

 

CARLETON VARNEY IN REAL COLOR
Design by Carleton Varney
A Legendary Designer Drapes Palm Beach In
Pattern, Color And Charisma


PICTURE PERFECT
Design by Pepe Calderin
One Designer Turns A Blank Canvas Into An Artistic
Tour De Force On Fisher Island


THE PAELLA IS SERVED
Design by Jay Britto
When Old World Spain Meets The New World Of North Miami,
The Result Is A Fun Yet Sophisticated South Florida Penthouse


FOOTSTEPS IN THE GABLES
Design by Constantin Gorges
Transitional Design Keeps Rhythm With One Young
Family’s Life In ‘The City Beautiful’