Palm Beach Retreat

DesignerAllison Paladino
Entry Description

Thinking outside the box, Allison Paladino and her team turned the cool lines of a modern Palm Beach home into a comfortable vacation retreat. Tackling this contemporary project meant meeting the homeowners desire to have both crisp clean lines and warm transitional style all while staying practical. By taking the original floor plan from chopped up and dated to a redesign of open, informal spaces without corridors or hallways they were able to make the home a space where families could all be together. Neutral soft colors flow through the house from the soft grays in the dining room to the cream palette in the living room highlighting the clients colorful modern art collection. This influence continues in the spa-inspired master bath fitted with a custom banquette, cushioned in gray faux cashmere, providing the perfect place to relax and regroup. In the family room, the sectional sofa clad in outdoor velvet fabric allows for the perfect view of the artwork adorning the room while the Key area rug designed by Allison lends both texture and depth. Allison chose furnishings throughout the home with traditional lines to add a warm and cozy feeling while keeping a sophisticated atmosphere. This 8,000 sq ft contemporary vision, that lies juxtaposition to the more traditional Mediterranean villas around it, made for an extremely creative and out-of-the-box project.

About Designer

Principal of Palm Beach-based firm, Allison Paladino Interior Design, internationally acclaimed designer Allison Paladino is known for creating exquisite residential interiors that exude a soft, modern elegance. She is also the creative force behind Allison Paladino Collections, her exclusive lines of licensed, luxury home furnishings designs. Inspired by her love of modernism, French Deco and the work of George Nakashima, the collections are designed by Allison and produced and distributed by leading high-end manufacturers, including furniture maker E.J. Victor, Rosembaum Fine Art and New River Artisans. Well-recognized for excellence in residential and commercial interiors, as well as her provocative product designs, Allison’s work is regularly featured on the pages of regional, national and international design publications, including House Beautiful, Grandeur Magazine, House Trends, Florida Design, Palm Beach Illustrated and Design-et-al. She has been honored with multiple inclusions in Andrew Martin’s Interior Design Review, which annually profiles the world’s leading designers, and was named “One of America’s Top 25 Young Designers,” by House Beautiful. Hailed as one of the freshest faces on the design scene today, Allison was also featured on the pages of the New Yorker and Forbes as part of a BlackBerry ad campaign profiling dynamic, up-and-coming personalities making a mark in their professions. Prior to establishing her eponymous design firm in 1997, Allison spent four years under the tutelage of renowned designer Thomas Pheasant, where she was a key member of the interior design team. She holds a B.A. in Interior Design, is a professional member of ASID and NCIDQ, and is a licensed Interior Designer by the State of Florida #1B26000798.