HOUSE TOUR: HAUTE BOHEMIAN IN PALM BEACH (PART TWO)
“You forget where you are when you are here.” – Kathy Rayner
Yesterday, I shared one of the most original homes I have ever experienced. Click HERE to read the first part of the background of this bohemian gem. The main house of Kathy and the late Billy Rayner’s Palm Beach compound is a modest one bedroom home. Tiny guesthouses posing as”potting sheds” are scattered throughout the property connected by serpentine paths in the lush tropical landscape. I think the best interiors are always constantly evolving. These interiors perfectly reflect that concept showcasing items accumulated from their travels through North Africa and the Near East.
Color abounds everywhere from dusty pink walls in the living room to vivid blue exterior walls inspired by Yves St. Laurent’s Marjorelle Gardens in Marrakech. The owners use of color and pattern as a backdrop to showcase their art collection is brilliant.
Orientalist style banquettes adorn almost every space from this intimate blue and white lounge to a rooftop terrace. The signature Marjorelle blue connects the interior and exterior rooms.
No space was overlooked as a canvas for creative expression as seen in this hallway when walls, moldings, floors and ceilings are all treated in unique colors and patterns.
Beyond the hallway lies this stunning tented room used as an office and reading room. Note the perfectly mitared stripes on the ceiling below…
A bedroom rendering shows another beautiful domed ceiling with exquisite painted detailing. Be sure so come back to read Part Three revealing the exceptional gardens and magical Moroccan pool tent.
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