Palm Beach Living

By: Jennifer Ash Rudick
Photography by Nick Mele
344 pages
9 1/4 x 
12 in. 
color illustrations
ISBN: 9780865654174
Hardcover with jacket
US $85 / 
CAN $107 / 
GBP £70
PUBLISHED: Feb, 2023

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Explore the pleasures of life in the homes and gardens of the legendary tropical island of Palm Beach

Could it be the subtropical climate and seaside breezes that have drawn multiple generations to Palm Beach for more than a century? Or does its timeless appeal lie in its unique mixture of charming bungalows, sleek minimalist houses, chic apartments, and iconic Mediterranean Revival residences by such legendary architects as Maurice Fatio and John Volk? Though the nation’s most exclusive barrier island is perennially thronged with visitors, few have seen the private homes and gardens showcased in Palm Beach Living. Some of the homes incorporate the exuberant colors of the island’s tropical flora; others opt for a soothing, more neutral palette to contrast with the surrounding landscape. All embrace indoor/outdoor living, and each reflects the singular aesthetic of the owner, realized with the help of renowned architects, including Fairfax & Sammons, Chris Stone and David Fox, Daniel Kahan, and Jeffrey W. Smith; superb landscape architects such as Mario Nievera, Jorge Sánchez, and Fernando Wong; and such world-class interior designers as Tom Scheerer, Mark D. Sikes, the late Carleton Varney, Frank de Biasi, Mimi McMakin, Amanda Lindroth, Kim Coleman, and Jonathan Adler. Expertly guided by native Palm Beacher Jennifer Ash Rudick, with photographs by Nick Mele, readers are granted an intimate look at the best in tropical living.

Jennifer Ash Rudick is an award-winning American interiors and architectural photographer. Her work appears in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Milieu, Coastal Living, Galerie, and House & Home. Her books include Beachside- Windsor Architecture and Design. She divides her time between Kilmovee, Ireland & Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Nick Mele is a lifestyle, fashion, commercial, and interiors photographer who Veranda magazine called “a modern-day Slim Aarons.” He is the photographer of A Newport Summer and his work has been featured in many print and online publications, including Town & Country, the New York Times, Avenue, Quest, Architectural Digest, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Among his commercial clients are Ralph Lauren, Sam Edelman, J. McLaughlin, and Lilly Pulitzer. He divides his time between Newport, Rhode Island, in summer and Palm Beach in winter.


You’re invited to the homes of one of America’s most exclusive islands. Experience all the tropical splendor of Palm Beach, where legendary interior designers have left their colorful mark on bungalows, mansions, and homes in between.

Elle Decor

Jennifer Ash Rudick’s Palm Beach Living presents lush images of tropical homes.

Vanity Fair

When it comes to opening doors in Palm Beach, no one does it better than Jennifer Ash Rudick. Collaborating with photographer Nick Mele, whom many consider the Slim Aarons of today, Rudick takes readers inside grand Mediterranean Revival residences as well as personality-packed bungalows while chronicling the diverse, individual styles that make the barrier island such an irresistible canvas for designers such as Tom Scheerer, Amanda Lindroth, and Mark D. Sikes.

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