Before I begin this post, Steve and I would like to thank Good Housekeeping for featuring us in their March 2012 "Your Good House" supplement!
Good Housekeeping Magazine has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. To see our homes and Patina Style on the pages of this iconic magazine is really surreal!
A special " thank you" to Good Housekeeping Merchandising Editor, Brooke Glassberg, for her fantastic article. She really captures the essence of our work.
To read the entire 6 page article, please pick up a copy of the March 2012 issue.
To end our trip to Palm Beach, Steve, Penelope Bianchi (whose birthday is today. Happy Birthday Penny!!!), and I spent some time admiring the Mediterranean Revival Architecture of Addison Mizner.
Since we only had a few short hours, we decided to head to Worth Avenue in the heart of Palm Beach.
Ok, this will be the one and only time you see my legs on Velvet and Linen! I had to share this picture, because it captures my relationship with Penny so well... she tells fascinating stories (she is living such an interesting life!), and I listen and try to take it all in.
Now onto the beauty created by Addison Mizner... As always, we seem to focus on the details...
incredibly detailed ironwork....
wood beam andwindow details...
ornate lanterns hanging in a colonade...
stone and plaster work...
different style roof tiles as decorative balconies...
decorative windows and lighting...
classic, ageless architectural details!
There is a magical combination of excellent architecture and landscape in the courtyards of Worth Avenue.
As we came to the end of Worth Avenue, we crossed over to the next street, Peruvian Avenue and stumbled upon an architectural surprise.
The charming, historic, Major Alley is definitely worth seeing.
Designed by Architect Howard Worth, this little group of attached residences were inspired by Bermuda architecture.
The white roof tile is a striking detail.
Again, the details, like this iron grape vine door bell, add charm and character.
We walked past the small garage door to the shared courtyard entrance...
A beautifully landscaped walkway greets all visitors.
The mismatched doors surrounded by lush bouganvilla only add to the allure of Major Alley.
A simple, rusty industrial light hangs over an aging paneled door to residence #6.
Large shutters protect the interior spaces from the tropical sun.
To see more images of Major Alley, please visit Bridge Marsh Architects.
Thank you for coming with us to Palm Beach, just in time for the weekend.
Steve and I are going to spend the weekend finalizing some selections for Patina Farm. Leila is going snowboarding, the boys have made their own plans, so we will have some free time to focus on some important design decisions. I hope to share them with you next week!
Until then, I hope you have a couple of relaxing days!
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