Monday, March 23, 2009

Palm Beach Pied-A-Plage

My BFF's Palm Beach home was published in Metropolitan Home a few months back and it is every bit as charming and unpredictable as the duo themselves. It all started when Jonathan Adler took his design guru husband to Palm Beach for a birthday celebration. A friend in the area told them to check out a 1970's beachfront condo and just like that the pied-a-terre was theirs. After spending a couple of winters in this auspicious town, they decided to upgrade down the hall to a two bedroom, just in case I wanted to drop in for a visit. Photography by Colleen Duffley.

Pedro Friedeberg's Left Hand chair is the main focal point of their living room. Of course Adler's line of home furnishings and accessories are found in every happy room. According to Adler, he makes, "things". According to me, things that are fabulous!

The gentlemen of the house: Simon Doonan, Jonathan Adler and Liberace.

The Channing desk by JA is used by Doonan for writing. Doonan's books are a riot, check out My Prescriptive for Anti-Depressive Living and Eccentric Glamour - Creating and Insanely More Fabulous You.

Another look at the living room. The artwork is vintage and very fitting of the decor.

Another glimpse of the living room shows a wall adorned by art produced from Adler's own stoneware tiles.

Such a sunny and bright eating area, I love it. I wish I could find that shiny giraffe for my friend Melanie who is doing a giraffe motif in her nursery. Tulip table by Knoll, back to back mirrors by Philippe Starck for Kartell. The room divider was constructed from an outdoor gate.

Is that bed ridiculously fantastic or what? I don't ususally JaDIE over canopy beds but the thick mirror gives it such a bold look, I love it! By Paul Evans, circa 1970.

Some details of the pad include Adler's Love chair and a Simian Mokey in the vanity.

A very tongue-in-cheek homage to Palm Beach includes their Foo Dog terrace. These enormous sculptures are in fact made of fiberglass and were purchased in NYC's Chinatown. Another interior shot of the bedroom displays a midcentury chandelier.
Nice digs JA, thanks for sharing!

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