So here I am again, talking about color.

Those who love color as much as I do are not sitting around talking about walls of beige, gray or white. They’re thinking about happy colors, and I believe that’s just what we need right now.

This year is the 126th anniversary of the founding of The Breakers. Some years ago, my staff and I served as decorators for the property.

Then as now, the resort was privately owned by the Kenan family. The Kenans are descendants, of course, of Mary Lily Kenan, widow of hotel-and-railroad magnate Henry M. Flagler, who in the 1890s began transforming Palm Beach into America’s premier winter resort. 

Carleton Varney
Jan 28, 2022

Mix It Up a Little When Decorating

The former Biltmore Hotel — today the Palm Beach Biltmore condominium — has long been an iconic part of life on the island. 

So many of the Biltmore’s apartments are showplaces, decorated by wonderful Palm Beach professionals.   

January is garnet month. I know that well, for January is my birth month and garnet is my birthstone. 

Most of us think of garnets as having a deep red or grape-purple red color, although there are varieties that shimmer in greens and even orange. I am definitely on team red when it comes to garnets. 

Carleton Varney
Jan 14, 2022

So Much To Do In and Around Palm Beach

Palm Beach and its vicinity are filled with new places to discover and old favorites to enjoy. Here are some of mine.  

Often when the New Year dawns, I write about resolutions, about things I plan to change in my life. 

Such changes needn’t be earthshaking. Small choices, I’ve found, can add up to a more pleasant and satisfying life.

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