Destination: Palm Beach
Fabienne Marumo Interiors
The French decorator whose name is on the door is often on hand to advise shoppers on which linens or accessories to pair up. The shop sells French linens and quilts, hand-stitched napkins, which can be custom embroidered as well as china and carpets.
UPDATE: The Palm Beach outpost has closed.
The owner of this store can spend summers at her boutique in Southampton and winters in her one in Palm Beach, following her customers’ migratory patterns. The housewares shop carries a worldly collection of pillows, tables, bath products and fashions, such as the kaftans of Muriel Brandolini; the scents of Cote Bastide and the fabrics of John Robshaw.
Kassatly’s declares itself the oldest shop on Worth Avenue, and it has legions of loyal customers who have bought their linens, pajamas and cashmere sweaters from this family-owned boutique. In addition to its custom linens, you can find such hard-to-find old school staples as needlepointed bridge table covers and sets of embroidered linen red and green Christmas place settings.
With her own book and regular magazine spreads featuring her work, interior designer Celerie Kemble may now be better known than her mother Mimi McMakin, but it was McMakin and her business partner, Brooke Huttig, who gave Kemble her roots in great taste. The two women, who have been decorating Palm Beach houses for decades are based out of a charming building on Hibiscus Avenue, which doubles as a retail shop. It features a selection of their custom furniture and beautiful objects as well as Kemble’s designs and fabrics.
Trained at the Stockholm School of Design, Lars Bolander merges traditional Swedish design with a modern love of nature and color. His motto: “Design is about fantasy and never being afraid to do something.” So if you are inspired to buy antlers and embroidered coral pillows here, then he has inspired you too.
Leta Austin Foster
Decorator Leta Austin Foster has been a pillar of good taste in Palm Beach for years. She designs houses for a roster of discerning clients, and many of the lamps and objects that were inspired by those projects, she now reproduces or adapts to sell in her quaint shop off of Worth Avenue. Prowling here feels a bit like poking through a super refined flea market. The cottage-like shop is packed with beautiful linens and housewares from European manufacturers as well as furniture, accessories and delicate baby clothes.
Lori Jayne Monogramming & More
For the perfect hostess gift or kid’s present or place to find preppy decorative details such as monogrammed beach towels, cocktail napkins or even door mats with custom painted house motifs or initials, this is a delightful shop brimming with objects that beg for personalization. The owner will implement your own color choices or suggest fun ways to improvise. Wrapped Oreos with kids’ initial on top or lacquer boxes with glass covered needlepoint lids are just some of the treasures you can order.
The go-to source for Palm Beach hostesses for their china, silver and crystal, this 10,000-square-foot shop on Worth Avenue will inspire you to want to entertain at home constantly. Table settings are raised to an art form on this island, and here is where the artists find their tools. Among the brands carried: Buccellati and Puiforcat silver, William Yeoward crystal and Porthault and Dea linens.
An outpost of the original home store from Long Island that now has branches in LA and New York City. The smart, yet casual look of the furniture (some antique and some reproduction) fits the younger set of homeowners who have arrived in town in recent years. Longtime insiders like Marjorie Gubelmann buys candles, gifts and coffee table books here.
The work of decorator Nancy Corzine can be seen in plenty of stylish houses up and down the Florida coast and now you don’t have to hire her to grab some of her style. She has a shop where you buy furniture and objects.
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