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Beach House Season is officially Open! Here’s one from Palm Beach

Beach House Season: A Colorful Palm Beach Bungalow designed by Anna Burke • on @SavvyHome

 

“The owner is originally from Cape Cod. So he wanted to pay homage to this house’s Palm Beach roots, but his style is also deeply rooted in the Northeast”

—Anna Burke

 

Beach House Season: A Colorful Palm Beach Bungalow designed by Anna Burke • on @SavvyHome

Beach House Season: A Colorful Palm Beach Bungalow designed by Anna Burke • on @SavvyHome

Beach House Season: A Colorful Palm Beach Bungalow designed by Anna Burke • on @SavvyHome

Beach House Season: A Colorful Palm Beach Bungalow designed by Anna Burke • on @SavvyHome

Beach House Season: A Colorful Palm Beach Bungalow designed by Anna Burke • on @SavvyHome Beach House Season: A Colorful Palm Beach Bungalow designed by Anna Burke • on @SavvyHome

Beach House Season: A Colorful Palm Beach Bungalow designed by Anna Burke • on @SavvyHome

 

My dear friends, Memorial Day has come and gone—which marked the opening of Beach House Season on Savvy Home (a.k.a a new thing just I invented) and it’s making me very, very happy.

First up, we’re traveling to Palm Beach, Florida (because let’s be honest—soon it’ll be too hot down there)! This is not your typical Palm Beach house. It has no delusions of grandeur or Lily Pulitzer-meets-Spanish revival flavor, but it does have one thing quintessential to the Palm Beach pedigree: great art! It’s safe to say that the Damien Hirst ate away most of the decorating budget… Which is not to say the decor is sub-par, au contraire!

Anna Burke did a fantastic job at inflating a healthy dose of serious style into this classic Florida bungalow. The house belongs to her client, and old friend and thriving Manhattan businessman, who set his sights on a vacation home in the sun. The vision was “Tiki meets Palm Beach” with an easy-living hotel feel. Burke drew inspiration from Standard Miami, one of the owner’s favorite interiors, to design the two bedrooms, which are practically identical and embody the comfort of a luxury hotel. I’d like to book a two-week stay please!

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge for Domino Magazine.

9 Favorite New Arrivals from the Savvy Home Shop

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Dropping in to share my favorite new arrivals in the Savvy Home shop! I’ve clearly been drawn to light colors, tan leather and brass, along with delicate batik, paisley and spongeware patterns. And of course, Megan Donnelly’ painting is just the right shade of turquoise—perfect for summer! It all just makes me want to decorate a cozy beach house somewhere… Click on the products below to shop!

 

Savvy Tastemakers: Studio Four NYC

Savvy Tastemakers: Studio Four NYC's owners• on @SavvyHome

 

Studio Four NYC is a textile design studio & showroom like no other. Their selection features unique collections from the most cutting-edge designers around the world.

 

Savvy Tastemakers: Studio Four NYC • on @SavvyHome

Savvy Tastemakers: Studio Four NYC • on @SavvyHome

Savvy Tastemakers: Studio Four NYC • on @SavvyHome

Savvy Tastemakers: Studio Four NYC • on @SavvyHome

I was so excited to visit the Studio Four showroom on my last trip to NYC. Co-founders  and southern belles Kate Reynolds and Stacy Waggoner have built a design studio and showroom that’s unique in the world of high-end interior design. At their studio near Union Square, you’ll find exclusive collections from young up-and-coming designers: Amber Lewis, Rebecca AtwoodAngie Hranowsky, Caitlin McGauley, Eskayel, Katie Ridder, Tilton Fenwick and more.

Need a fabric in a very specific shade? The Studio Four team will dye it for you. Want a custom-made silk or wool rug in a unique pattern, color or size? Their in-house weaver Soraya Shah will make it for you. You don’t find that level of customization anywhere—but the gals at Studio Four are tapping into this forgotten niche of custom design in a fresh, young and unique way.

These gals were so cool, I just had to have them over on SHB for a Tastemaker Q&A!

 

THE BASICS

Name  Kate Reynolds / Stacy Waggoner

Occupation Co-Owners of Studio Four NYC

Lives in Kate: Brooklyn / Stacy: Manhattan

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR CITY

Favorite restaurant  We both love Il Buco Alimentari

Sunday brunch  Kate: in my kitchen in Brooklyn with my messy boys / Stacy: Cherche Midi

It’s cocktail hour, where are you  Probably working late and putting our kids to bed but in our dream world we are at the bar at Gramercy Tavern

Go-to shops  Kate: Bird in Brooklyn / Stacy: a stroll through Bergdorf

Who’s your florist and what do you buy there?  Putnam & Putnam. We love everything.

 

LET’S ESCAPE FOR A MINUTE

Favorite hotel  Any hotel designed by Kit Kemp, particularly the Knightsbridge, Number Sixteen and Crosby Street Hotel

Next destination  Kate: Stockholm / Stacy: Tanzania

Best meal you’ve ever had  We have both diner at Ca L’isidre in Barcelona and agree it is the best!

You would travel just to visit  We need to travel to visit our weavers and mills in India and Nepal, but we’d travel just about anytime, anywhere.

LET’S GET PERSONAL

Astrological sign  Kate: Leo / Stacy: Gemini

Favorite candle  Astier de Villatte The Saint-Cirq Lapopie

Book on your nightstand  Stacy: The Whites, Richard Price

Cocktail of choice  Kate: Negroni Sbagliato / Stacy: St George Gin Martini Dry with a twist

If you had to change your career to be anything, what would you be  Kate: kindergarten teacher / Stacy: rockstar

Who would be on your dream dinner party list  Iris Apfel, George RR Martin, David Letterman.

Share one entertaining secret  Hire someone to clean up and be sure to have plenty of booze

 

LET’S CHAT DECOR

Your style in 3 words  Eclectic, Exotic, Evolving

Fabric of choice  Linen

Go-to bedding  Matteo

Favorite wallpaper  We just can’t possibly answer this one—there are so many!

Go-to trade person  If you want something super special, our Studio Four weaver, Soraya Shah

Lighting source  Apparatus Studio

Decorating cheap thrill  Layering with patterns & pillows

 

Savvy Tastemakers: Studio Four NYC's wishlist • on @SavvyHome

 

Isabel Marant Dicker Suede Ankle Boots | Cody Hoyt Ceramics | Loeffler Randall Pouch Bag

Sevan Bicakci Rings | Nikka Whisky Yoichi 10 Years | Apparatus Studio Portal Table

Photography via Studio Four NYC.

Gab Loves: Easy Breezy

Gab Loves: Easy Breezy • on @SavvyHome

 

Now that summer’s unofficially here, I’m craving the easy breezy look of summer vacations: straw totes, summer reading, a comfortable outdoor chair. What else do you need in life? I’m also loving Caroline Z Hurley’s rug collection—they’re just perfect for a beach house!

 

SHOP THE POST

Rejuvenation Cedar & Moss Sconce (15% off) | Penguin Books Gulliver’s Travels | Sachajuan Styling Cream | J.Crew Short Sleeve Popover Shirt (30% off with the code WEEKEND) | Serena & Lily Geo Euro Sham (20% off with the code ALLOUT) |  J.Crew Tassel Straw Market Tote (30% off with the code WEEKEND) | Topshop Moto Striped Denim Skirt | Pottery Barn Palmer Rope Chair (20% off with code SAVEMORE) | Caroline Z Hurley Antigua Blue Rug | J.Crew Iridescent Ankle-Strap High-Hell Sandals (30% off with the code WEEKEND)


 

STILL ON SALE

Get 30% off at J.Crew with the code WEEKEND.

Get 20% off at Serena & Lily with the code ALLOUT.

Spend more, save more at Pottery Barn with the code SAVEMORE.

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