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

From charming bungalows to sleek minimalist houses and apartments to restorations of iconic Mediterranean Revival residences to a garden dotted with oversized insect sculptures, the homes showcased in Palm Beach Living are as distinctive as they are representative of the ever–evolving design trends on the nation’s most exclusive barrier island. Some of the homes incorporate the exuberant colors of the island’s flora; others opt for a soothing, more neutral palette to contrast with the surrounding landscape. All embrace indoor–outdoor living, and each reflects the unique aesthetic of the owner, realized with the help of renowned architects—from the legendary Maurice Fatio and John Volk to Daniel Kahan, Fairfax & Sammons, Jeffrey W. Smith, and David Fox & Chris Stone—superb landscape designers, including Mario Nievera, Jorge Sánchez, and Fernando Wong, and such world–class interior designers as Tom Scheerer, Amanda Lindroth, Mark D. Sikes, Jonathan Adler, Frank de Biasi, Mimi McMakin, the late Carleton Varney, and Kim Coleman. Guided by native Palm Beacher Jennifer Ash Rudick, with photographs by Nick Mele, “a modern–day Slim Aarons,” 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

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