One of my favorite places to find inspiration is along Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. It has been a world famous shopping mecca for many years. For me it's as much for the charm and history as it is the fabulous shops.
|A vintage postcard depicts life on Worth Avenue in the 1940s
|Today's Worth Avenue is conspicuously the same and that is part of it's appeal.
|The Addison Mizner style architecture is prevalant all over South Florida.
|You can see the influences of Spanish and Moorish styles. Here is one place living over a store is tempting.
|Along the avenue you will find intriguing passages called vias. Who could resist venturing down this one?
|Colorful awnings are abundant up and down the avenue, adding to a delightful atmosphere. (They also make it easier to locate your favorite shop.)
|This via leads to a beautiful courtyard. Don't you want to see what lies beyond?
|The vias have names just like streets.
|You may get a close up view of the historic buildings.
|This hidden staircase with colorful tile on the risers gives me inspiration for a design project.
|Some courtyards have intimate....and sometimes famous...restaurants. Blue umbrellas add a splash of color and peak my interest.
|Taboo has been a landmark on Worth Avenue forever.
|An orchid shop is tucked away in this courtyard.
|Could this bouganvilla blossom be called Radiant Orchid, the color of the year?
How is that for a brilliant color scheme?
|Worth Avenue is well known for it's wealth of resources, like this antique shop.
|Interior Designers like William Eubanks also have locations along the avenue.
|Crisp blue and white is a classic color scheme found in the seaside residences of Palm Beach. (Island Home)
|Intricate inlaid boxes can be a lovely addition to a cocktail table (To hide those remotes!), on a desk to conseal clutter or anywhere you might like to put them.
|Linen wrapped tables accented with nailhead trim seem to be the latest thing, though maybe a bit of throw back to the 70s?
|Can you guess what store window this is? The creativity is astounding. It's an inspiration for a room done in white canvas and black laquer!
|Or maybe you would like a dash of citron to add to that color scheme.
Still not sure whose window this is?
|Chanel! Did you guess it?
|What a wonderful resource for vintage lighting (and more).
|This via gives me an idea for a ceiling design. Look how the glossy finish bounces the light and brightens the way enhancing the vintage chandeliers.
|No caption necessary for this!
|Another favorite resource is Mackenzie-Childs. It was so inspirational I wrote an entire post about it!
|They are famous for their colorful pattern mixes and whimsical style. Can you believe it is all handcrafted in a barn in upstate New York?
|This creative floral arrangement and soft color pallet might inspire a lovely interior design for any room. (Pascale Duwat Interiors)
|Whether shopping or strolling down the avenue taking in the sights, inspiration is everywhere.
|What a tranquil palm lined via with interesting tile patterns to lead the way.
|Chandeliers crafted from coral and sea shells are definitely a Palm Beach style.
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