Twenty-One Top Designers and Architects to Transform Estate in the Northwood Shores of West Palm
This year, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House will work with twenty-one of the country’s most celebrated designers and architects, who will use their design talent and passion to transform 3240 North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach’s Northshore neighborhood. The Show House will be open to the public for one month beginning February 24th, 2023, and doubles as the nation’s leading design event of the year and a major fundraiser for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
“We are delighted to welcome visitors near and far this spring to the sixth annual Palm Beach Showhouse” said Daniel Quintero, the Executive Director of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. “Each year, the Palm Beach community continues to support the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County by raising critical funding”.
The Show House attracts 15,000 visitors each year and all proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County. The Clubs offer innovative after-school and enrichment programs for more than 21,000 youth, ages six through 18 in ten locations throughout the Bronx and 20 across Palm Beach County. The esteemed showhouses have raised over $28 million to date.
“We are excited to partner again this year with Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club for the sixth annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House,” said Jaene Miranda, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. “Annual events like the Show House allow our Clubs to continue our mission to help young people who need us the most to reach their full potential with a plan for their future.”
The Randall Realty Group and the Randall Family are proud to be donating one of their properties to this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Throughout the years the Randall Family has been involved with numerous charitable organizations revolving around education, the arts, cancer research, and mental health initiatives to help better the communities of which they are a part of. “Our family is honored to be a part of such an incredible organization and to have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of future generations. My family and I look forward to becoming more involved with our community here in Palm Beach and to continue our support of remarkable organizations and initiatives such as the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. We are excited to host the many incredibly talented designers participating in this year’s show house and look forward to showcasing their artistic vision while raising awareness and funds for such an important cause.” – Jordan Randall, President of Randall Realty Group and Randall Capital Group
Honorary Chairs for this year’s Show House include interior designer Bunny Williams, interior designer Ellie Cullman, designer and Veranda Columnist Joy Moyler, and Veranda Editor in Chief Steele Marcoux.
Please let us know if you’d like to tour the showhouse during Press Days, where media will gain early access as well as an opportunity for individual chats with the designers themselves. We will be setting up appointments on Tuesday, February 21st and Wednesday, February 22nd.
The 21 designers and architects participating in this year’s Decorator Show House Palm Beach include:
The sponsors for this year’s Show House include Aston Martin, Benjamin Moore, Brown Jordan, California Closets, Chateau Desclans, Cosentino, Currey & Company, Dea Palm Beach, Lloyd Princeton/Design Management Company, First Republic, Harlequin, JennAir, Hive Trade Showroom and Hive Home, Gift & Garden, Kohler, Middleby Residential, New York Design Center, Pioneer Linens, Primestones, Related SouthEast, Samuel & Sons, Sciame, Soane Britain, Staub, Susan’s Jewelry, The Colony Hotel, The Shade Store, Veranda, and York Wallcoverings.
VERANDA will serve as the Palm Beach Show House’s national media partner. Modern Luxury Palm Beach will serve as the regional media partner.
Amanda Lindroth grew up in South Florida and her signature style is influenced by the region’s architecture, climate and relaxed polish. White canvas upholstery, boldly colored prints, rattan, wicker and cane paired with English furniture, and straw matting underfoot are a few ingredients of a Lindroth Design interior.
Since its founding in Nassau, Bahamas in 2010, Lindroth Design has become the go-to firm for airy, relaxed design and casual elegance for island dwellers those seeking to imbue a breezy sophistication into their home. Today, the firm has offices in the Bahamas, Palm Beach and Charleston, South Carolina.
In the fall of 2018, Amanda's first book, Island Hopping, was published by Vendome and features twenty-five of her most prominent projects to date, including The Dunmore hotel on Harbour Island and a family cabin on Great Cranberry Island in Maine. That same year, she launched Amanda Lindroth Collection, a line of tabletop and home decor products that has grown to include furniture and two retail stores in Charleston and Palm Beach. The collection and their two shops epitomize Amanda's lust-worthy aesthetic of island life.Amanda has a design course with the prestigious Create Academy called Design Interiors for Entertaining and her work has been featured on the covers and in the pages of the most prominent shelter and lifestyle publications and digital media outlets in the US and UK.
Amy Studebaker Design
As Owner and Principal Designer of Amy Studebaker Design, Amy is continually recognized for her signature award-winning aesthetic. Her ability to layer color and pattern, as well as blend new and antique concepts, creates a home that is fresh, inviting, and timeless. She collaborates closely with each client to design beautiful, functional interiors, that feel both comfortable and collected. Since founding ASD in 2010, Amy has designed luxury residences in Missouri, California, New York, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Arizona, Texas, Michigan, Idaho, and Indiana. As Amy’s national portfolio continues to rapidly grow, so too has her press recognition, with features and articles in Southern Living, Martha Stewart, The Cottage Journal, Romantic Homes, and Forbes. Amy resides in St. Louis with her husband, adorable son, and Goldendoodle (Biscuit).
Billy Ceglia Designs
Billy Ceglia is known for interiors that transcend period and time, creating classic environments that are perfect for modern living. His distinctively hip, modern, and witty flair endears him to his clients, who come to him for rooms that are infused with glamour and elegance without being stuffy or overdone. A self-avowed tabletop aficionado and collector of many things, Billy is a graduate of NYSID and began his career with Ralph Lauren before opening his eponymous design firm in 1999. Based in Connecticut with an office in Palm Beach, Billy’s projects can be found across the country and have been featured in publications such as Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, Veranda and Luxe, among others.
Christopher Peacock began his career in the early eighties, working at Terence Conran’s eponymous furniture store in London. He moved to the USA in 1987 as a senior designer for a luxury British cabinetmaker, and in 1992, he decided to launch his own brand of cabinetry opening his first showroom in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since then, he has opened showrooms throughout the U.S. and abroad with locations in Greenwich, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, New York, Short Hills, Dallas, and Nashville, as well as in Cannes, in the Cote D’Azur, and in Jakarta, Indonesia. A Palm Beach location will open in Spring 2023. His company and brand are recognized as the ultimate choice in couture cabinetry for every room, and he has delivered and installed thousands of projects throughout the United States and across the globe. Christopher has designed the New York Kips Bay Show House kitchen a record eight times, has appeared on national television, and his work is regularly published in shelter publications around the world. Not only does his work grace hundreds of private homes, but it is also the choice of luxury property developers when selecting their supreme marketing tool. To achieve this, every piece of cabinetry is made to order specifically for the individual client and his company proudly manufactures in the United States at his own workshop. Christopher has worked on the homes of not one, but two U.S. presidents, as well as many celebrity clients and captains of industry. His work has been imitated many times, but his cabinetry style, quality, attention to detail and jewelry like hardware remain singularly his own.
Effortlessly elegant with an approachable style, interior designer Danielle Rollins sets the standard for Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining™. Danielle is an internationally known lifestyle expert, and renowned author of bestselling books “A Home For All Seasons: Gracious Living & Stylish Entertaining” and “Soirée: Entertaining with Style”, both from Rizzoli. A top tier interior designer, her firm’s design work has been widely published in leading shelter magazines, including Veranda, House Beautiful, and The New York Times. As an extension of her interior design work, she has established her own product line, and is an influencer with a substantial social media following. She has recently launched an exciting retail concept called “POP West Palm" to showcase artisans and design talents from home, fashion, jewelry, and lifestyle.
Her boutique interior decoration and design firm, Danielle Rollins Interiors, is located on Georgia Avenue in the heart of West Palm Beach and focuses on bespoke residential and commercial interiors and gardens. Danielle and her firm are known for individualized designs with a fearless and flawless take on color, an irreverent blend of patterns, and a comfortable, non-pretentious approach to glamorous interiors suitable for a modern lifestyle. Her personally curated showroom is filled with unique and special treasures that continually change every month with fresh offerings. It is open to the public Monday - Friday 10am- 5pm. Located right next door, “POP West Palm” is a dedicated pop-up space to showcase exciting brands and businesses. Actively involved in Palm Beach and a leader in the design community, she recently launched the Georgia Avenue Design Coalition to promote design businesses in this up-and-coming design district in West Palm Beach. A native of Dallas, Texas, who developed her early career in Atlanta, Georgia, Danielle is now based full time in Palm Beach and New York. A proud female entrepreneur, she is frequently a speaker on design industry panels throughout the country, and she is an outspoken supporter of women’s rights and raising awareness of domestic abuse. She is passionate about traveling, cooking, gardening & of course, all things design.
David Frazier is an architectural and interior designer with a design aesthetic formed in his beloved South and honed in his adopted home of New York City, where he now operates his eponymous firm.
After earning a degree in Architecture from Auburn University and receiving the 2013 ArchDaily Building of the Year award while attending the internationally acclaimed Rural Studio, David began his design career at Meyer Davis in New York. While there, he worked on many award-winning projects of various scales around the world before becoming studio director at a residential interior design firm.
With a discerning eye for detail and a firm belief in the importance of place-based architecture, David creates interiors that are reflective of his clients and their lifestyles. While specializing in the creation of curated environments with an emphasis on warm modernism, David and his team have designed and completed a broad mix of projects in New York City, the Hamptons, Connecticut, Denver, Vail Valley, Palm Beach, Alys Beach, Napa Valley, Chicago, Mexico, and throughout the South.
His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Milieu, House Beautiful, British Homes & Gardens, Luxe and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, among others.
Delia Kenza Interiors
Delia Kenza is a Brooklyn-based interior designer who specializes in complete renovations of urban living spaces for clients throughout the United States—putting her stamp on a diverse range of projects – from her real estate investments to renovations for clients who trust her design vision. Using bold, clean lines, natural materials, and a neutral palette augmented by carefully chosen color accents, Delia Kenza creates interiors with a modern aesthetic that subtly nods to the past. Her polished yet instinctive way of blending past and present creates a soothing and stimulating environment. Delia Kenza realized her passion for design at a young age, heavily influenced by her grandmother (whose name she shares). “She was elegant in everything she did, everything she wore, and how she lived. A seamstress by trade, my grandmother surrounded herself with beauty.” Delia Kenza’s work has been featured in numerous publications such as Elle Decor (named one of their A-List Designers), New York Magazine, Domino, Dwell, et al. Her work has also been featured in books published by Rizzoli, Phaidon, and others. In addition, she has starred in a limited series, Barkitecture, and has been featured on the Today Show, HGTV, and more.
Eneia White Interiors
Eneia White is known for her positivity, warm smile, and creative approach to problem-solving. Born and raised in a small suburb between Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Eneia grew up in one of the most diverse cities in America, grooming her early appreciation for learning through cultural diversity. Her favorite part of the design process is getting to know the client and understanding what they are communicating verbally and non-verbally to deliver a result they feel represents their aesthetic and the way they want to live. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Washington, Eneia has mastered the technical side of the design process, bridging the gap between innovative ideas and the expertise required to successfully bring them to life. EWI launched in 2018 and was based on the idea of offering a professional design service that extends dynamic concepts to its clients in a comfortable environment. The firm places high value on clear communication and providing each client the opportunity to enjoy the complete transformation of their space from start to finish. EWI’s work has been widely recognized with Eneia being named to House Beautiful’s Next Wave Class of 2021. The firm’s designs have been featured by some of the nation’s top media outlets including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Domino, Dwell, and more. Before launching her namesake firm, Eneia developed her craft under the instruction of high-end designers and architects in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and New York. Residing and practicing design across the country has given Eneia a unique perspective on how culture, location, and environment shapes a client's lifestyle and needs.
The EWI office is located in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. When Eneia’s not designing interiors, she enjoys spending time with her dog Roger, reading, and trying out the latest restaurants the city has to offer.
Katie Gutierrez is the co-founder and principal of Errez Design, an international Interior Design firm now over a decade old. Katie creates multi-faceted and multi-layered interiors that are a reflection of her client’s self-expression. She is the creator of the interior design movement called Biographical Design which is a design philosophy that has a structured approach to finding her clients unique self-expression so that their home can support that expression. Her clients range from CEOs of global brands, to the President of a TV network, to a restaurant chain owner, a major urban developer, and a famous theater actor. Her international work has been published in many mainstream publications. Katie is also the creator and president of Biographical Businesses. A quickly growing business support and coaching group for interior designers, internationally. She leads the group of interior designers to grow and scale their businesses through alignment to their hearts mission. Her mentees have seen results such as doubling their income, increased profits, and landing bigger projects than ever before. To support that group, Katie created a Biographical Business YouTube show dedicated to business coaching. Katie’s favorite job, however, is being a mother to her son and a wife to her business partner.
Ruben Gutierrez is a firm believer that good design can make the everyday task ceremonial. It helps you connect to your past, aspire for your future, make your day-to-day better, and soothe you when you’re feeling down. Ever since I could remember, I’ve liked to build things. From building Legos at a young age to building my business now, I always knew it was where I belonged. Naturally, my interest in the field began with architecture. I graduated from Florida International University with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in the subject. While I was studying, I was a full-time worker at local architecture firms. I always drew my inspiration for architectural design from art and experiences, and to this day, this stands true. I love places that conjure up a feeling of nostalgia but at the same time, reflect a freshness and newness unseen anywhere else. Cities with high-density urban areas, like New York City, have this quality. I began to fully understand (and appreciate) the elements of interior design while I was in the workforce—and little did I know that I’d come to love it. I meshed both architecture and interior design with Alison Spear, an architect known to frequently cross over into interiors. Under Alison, I received some of the best training in the luxury market, and here, I was able to mix architecture, art and design in new forms. The next logical step was to build a business. I knew that with Katie’s experiences, my experiences, and the right methodology, we can create a new way to communicate interior design with a fresh and nostalgic approach—something different and new to in the industry. We want to alter the way people.
Honey Collins Interiors
Honey Collins' design philosophy is centered around the idea that rooms should have touches of old and new, emphasized with bold colors and natural textures. Always wanting spaces to feel warm and inviting, Honey finds inspiration from listening to her clients, connecting with their lifestyles and then deftly curating details to create beautiful rooms with wonderful personality and livability. Honey found her love for design at an early age. The daughter of noted Atlanta decorator Susan Wilcox, she spent much of her childhood hiding in fabric samples as she followed her mother around the design center and her mother’s curated antique store. These early memories form the foundation of her belief that your home should be a reflection of all the things you love. Now based in Boston, MA, Honey's work takes her across the U.S. and can be seen in numerous publications.
Katherine Shenaman Interiors
Originally from the West coast, Katherine Shenaman has lived in south Florida for the better part of 20 years. She first studied psychology and art at Palm Beach Atlantic University but transitioned into the interior design industry shortly after graduation. She began by working for a design boutique in Nantucket and then later for a prominent architect in Palm Beach. Katherine has had her own design company since 2005, which she launched in New York; she and her team offer full-service design for decoration and renovation projects alike. She earned her MA at the University of Buckingham and Wallace Collection in London, focusing on British and French Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors. With each project, Katherine seeks to combine her unique historical perspective on homes and the practice of ‘living well’ with the every-day lives of her clients. Each project for her begins with a focus on the foundation of the home, as the centerpiece of living well and living authentically. Katherine is passionate about learning, whether it be about design, history, the philosophies of ‘home’ or more. She has donated her time and resources to many charities over the years, and she is now excited to join the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in support of children’s education and development. Please join in and support us!
Katie Ridder Inc.
As Architectural Digest observed, interior designer Katie Ridder’s interiors are "a richly layered extravaganza of exotic patterns and bright hues, peppered with venerable antiques.” A member of Elle Décor's A-List, she has appeared on the House Beautiful and New York magazine's "Top 100" designer lists. Clients from Switzerland to Kentucky have commissioned her to design the interiors of spaces as varied as Japanese pavilions, Palm Beach estates, Park Avenue apartments, and downtown lofts. Her successful wallpaper and fabric lines are represented at Holland & Sherry showrooms throughout the country, as well as in Europe. Her work has been published in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, Town & Country, House & Garden, House Beautiful, The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Katie’s first book, Rooms, was published in 2011. A House in the Country, co-authored with her husband, architect Peter Pennoyer, features the couple’s house and garden in Millbrook, New York. Katie’s latest book, More Rooms, was published in September 2020. Katie is a member of the Friends of Horticulture at Wave Hill, and she serves on the board of the Garden Conservancy.
Lang Design Group
With over forty years of world class design, Lang Design Group has successfully completed projects from Florida to Alaska and California to New York delivering award-winning landscapes for our discerning clientele. We specialize in marrying the architecture of a home or building to nature. Our pools and hardscapes have been internationally recognized, prompting Kelly Klein to proclaim John Lang as the “World’s Best Pool Designer” in her book Pools. Based in Palm Beach, with a background in classic design, our team has been celebrated for numerous historical renovations on Mizner, Volk, & Fatio residences. Lang Design Group has been featured in several books including Tiffany’s Palm Beach & Palm Beach Chic and published countless times in magazines such as: Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Florida Design, LUXE, Elle Décor, & many others. With literally thousands of successful projects spanning the globe, Lang Design Group seeks to continue to push the envelope of Landscape Architecture working with architects, designers, and trade partners from around the world. Our passion for design delivers projects that inspire.
Lindley Arthur Interiors
Dallas-based designer Lindley Arthur spent a decade in public relations before she took a leap of faith, turning her love of antiques into a specialty business. In 2008, she set up shop in Antique Row on Dallas’ Lovers Lane, and before long, her scope naturally expanded into interior design. Today, her firm, Lindley Arthur Interiors, focuses on residential projects in Texas and beyond. Lindley’s design philosophy is that homes should be a well-curated collection of old and new, resulting in timeless interiors with a fresh edge. The placement of striking, clean, well-selected antiques remains a priority in all projects. As the mother of two sons, Leighton and Benton, it is no wonder that she loves to escape into her design work, which offers a creative outlet in a house full of boys. Her design work has been seen in Southern Living, Southern Lady, Luxe Interiors + Design, D Home, Interiors Texas, My Domaine, and Cubby.
Lucy Doswell Interiors
Lucy Doswell is known for creating fresh and timeless interiors with a mix of contemporary elements and classic design. She specializes in designing sophisticated yet comfortable spaces with a flair for the unexpected that are layered with antiques, fine art, and accessories. Previously, she honed her skills in the trade as an interior designer at Ashley Whittaker Design and EPiC Design. After living in New York City for almost eighteen years, Lucy, her husband and their two children recently relocated to her native hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. Lucy Doswell Interiors is a boutique, full service interior design firm with offices in both New York City and Charlotte. Lucy’s projects have been featured by House Beautiful and The Wall Street Journal. The firm is currently working on and has completed projects, both residential and commercial, in New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington D.C., North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama and Texas.
Mabley Handler Interior Design
Mabley Handler Interior Design was founded when Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler relocated from New York City to the Hamptons full-time in 2002. Jennifer was already an accomplished interior designer, and also owned and operated her own retail furniture store and fabric & drapery stores in lower Manhattan and Greenwich, Connecticut. Austin’s background in graphic design and photography, along with his passion for architecture made for a perfect partnership. Over the last two decades Mabley Handler Interior Design has grown to become one of the leading design firms in the Hamptons. They have recently expanded, opening an atelier back in New York City in an office once occupied by the venerable Albert Hadley, and have plans to open another design studio in Palm Beach. In the spring of 2017, Mabley Handler Interior Design introduced their award-winning 35-piece lifestyle furniture and fabric collection with Kravet. A second licensed collection with Kravet, comprised of an additional 45 pieces, launched in the fall of 2022. Licensed rug, lighting, and outdoor furniture collections with additional partners will follow, launching throughout 2023-2024. Jennifer and Austin's interior design work in the Hamptons and beyond has been featured in numerous publications, including Traditional Home, LUXE Interiors + Design, Coastal Living, Ocean Home, The New York Times, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Hamptons Magazine, on NBC's Open House NYC, the Discovery Channel, and in over a dozen designer showhouses in the Hamptons, New York City, Miami and Palm Beach.
MEGAN GREHL design studio is a practice of empowerment; elevating each detail, each design, each client, and each team member to their highest potential by accentuating strengths and melding together each unique perspective. Since 2014, our diverse team has married the typically disparate practices of Architect, Interior Designer, Product Designer, and Construction Manager into one inextricable thought process. It is from this vantage point as a multi-faceted, collective unit that we can craft beautiful experiences and ensure cohesion from ideation to completion. With each project, we cultivate a specific design concept that strives to reach the perfect alchemy of monumentality and intricacy, while capturing our client’s style and functional needs and injecting MEGAN GREHL’s taste, boldness, and intrigue. MEGAN GREHL is composed of international, passionate, fearless women who are collectively proficient in English, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Italian, and Arabic. We pride ourselves in nurturing client relationships and sustaining top-quality deliverables around the globe with projects from Shanghai to New York, and the French Alps to Miami; that have been featured in impressive publications including, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, and House Beautiful. The studio’s work has been recognized by publications such as Architectural Digest, The New York Times, and House Beautiful. The studio's work has also been nominated for various awards, including the HGTV Designer of the Year Award, the NYC x Design awards, and the Dezeen Awards, and has been a winner of the Bravo TV Show ‘Best Room Wins’ that was also featured on Elle Décor.
Paladino Rudd Interior Design
Allison Paladino is recognized as a creative force in her industry, celebrating more than three decades of inspired interior architecture and design. Her portfolio features clean transitional interiors that embrace traces of classicism. She blends serene settings with interesting textures and colors. As principal of her own design firm, Allison she is an innovator that has orchestrated hundreds of exquisite design project spanning many styles. With a robust construction background and a highly detailed sense of design, she can lead a conversation that goes from ceiling joist to fabric choice. Her projects range from comprehensive interior furnishings to a detailed set of construction plans wherein the firm creates the complete custom interior architecture and specifications for the entire project. Organization and efficiency are at the heart of the Paladino Rudd Interior Design – qualities she learned in her early career days with Thomas Pheasant, who has been a tremendous influence on her design & business philosophy. Her design clients stay consistently informed and involved with detailed meeting minutes, status reports, and regular accounting updates. Every step is treated with white-glove service, from the initial kick-off to final installation. While the brand is based in The Palm Beaches, Allison, the designer – and lifelong traveler and passionate adventurer – draws inspiration from all ends of the globe and every experience along the way. Once she is inspired, there’s no stopping the wildfire of creativity. If Allison cannot source the perfect element for a given project, she has a simple philosophy: If you can’t find it, design it. Allison has also applied her keen sensibilities to creative collaborations with other industry partners. She lent her effortless aesthetic to Perennials Fabrics for a Tibetan hand-knotted rug collection and appliqué embroidered pillows, multiple collections for renowned luxury furniture purveyor EJ Victor, an outdoor furniture line entitled Sail for Century Furniture, and created an exquisite lighting collection with Fine Art Handcrafted Lighting. She is currently working with Visual Comfort on lighting. Additionally, Allison ghost designs for Hickory Chair and she has multiple outdoor collections with McGuire Furniture. Allison is a member of ASID, IFDA, and Design Leadership Network. She has been recognized as A Rising Star by DCOTA, named among the Twenty Five Top Designers from House Beautiful, won multiple Luxe Awards, earned several ASID awards, and was selected for Andrew Martin’s Design Review Book of the top 100 designers in the world five different times.
Zita Van Egmond-Rudd spent her early life growing up in beautiful Amsterdam, Netherlands. The European art and architecture she saw throughout her home country inspired her from a young age. Fast forward to life as a young adult, Ms. Rudd found herself in sunny South Florida, enrolled in the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. While enrolled, she met Allison Paladino through a mutual friend, and the two bonded instantly. With common interests that include right brain left brain thinking, creative energy and undeniable chemistry it was not long before Rudd and Paladino began working together. The introduction would prove to shape the course of the next two decades. At Allison Paladino Interior Design & Collections, Zita earned a unique opportunity to dive into the world of design head-first. She spent the next 15 years working within the company as if it were her own. She worked in lock-step with Allison, helping build a thriving design business while simultaneously fostering her own talents and honing her skills. With self-aware perfectionism, a kind and calming demeanor, and a whimsical sense of humor in tow, Zita Rudd runs the firm’s design department. There, she creates stunning interiors featuring furnishings, fabrics, window treatments, wall coverings and more, working closely with Allison to execute the overall vision. She is the lifeblood of every project, staying in close contact with Allison, clients and vendors alike to oversee the progress from conception to installation. In 2022, in recognition of her unwavering commitment to the firm, her incredible talent and passion for excellence, Zita Rudd was named partner. Together, Allison and Zita launched the newly named—but well-matured—company: Paladino Rudd Interior Design. Allison and Zita are true partners who work on a foundation of mutual respect and lots of laughter. When she’s not designing spectacular livable spaces, Zita can be found enjoying the South Florida lifestyle with her husband, Parker, and their daughter Siena.
Both Allison and Zita believe deeply in paying back to the community. They are philanthropic and support the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Place of Hope, Green Turtle Cay Foundation, Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Leeds Endowment, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Kips Bay Boys & Girls CLub.
Scott Sanders LLC
Scott Sanders is the owner and principal designer of Scott Sanders LLC, a full-service design firm specializing in bespoke interiors with offices in Palm Beach and New York City. Sanders has completed memorable and elegant projects in New York City, The Hamptons, Boston, Nantucket, Palm Beach, Aspen, California, Paris, and beyond. In addition to his residential work, Sanders has designed three iconic hotels and participated in the prestigious Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York. For the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach 2023, he has been selected to design the family room. Sanders is a graduate of the Parson School of Design, and he began his professional career at Ralph Lauren, working in the company’s interior design department as a lead interior designer. He founded his firm in 2000 and has since had his work featured in a myriad of impressive publications, including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Galerie, The Washington Post, and many more. Sanders is the author of two books, The Insider Guide to the Lord Baltimore Hotel and Baltimore, Too, and Picture Perfect: Designing the New American Family Home. Sanders now resides in Palm Beach and East Hampton with his husband Peter and their miniature dachshund Bailey.
Stephen Mooney Interiors
Designer Stephen Mooney’s unique point of view is eclectic yet firmly rooted in the basic tenets of quality, comfort and timeless elegance. Credit his background: the Northern California childhood; the solid foundation of a Rhode Island School of Design education; and wanderlust-fueled travel to the four corners of the world. Although keenly aware of avant-garde trends in décor and of revolutionary developments in materials and applications, Stephen remains committed to creating interiors that transcend fashion for the more everlasting style. “Classic Interiors, whether Contemporary or Traditional, when done well, can stand the test of time,” he explains. “My designs involve intelligent use of color, the integrity of exquisite materials, craftsmanship and scale, and the delight of the unexpected. The goal is to provide my clients with environments that reflect their own personalities.”
Stephen Mooney’s design studios and showroom are just steps off fabled Worth Avenue, in charming Via Parigi. Here, within earshot of the trickling fountain and lush bougainvillea, a closely knit design team creates and manages projects that range widely in scale and scope – from modest pieds-a-terre to grand manor residences – from around the corner to across the country.
Studio Thomas James
No two spaces designed by Studio Thomas James are ever alike; each home by the Dallas-based firm is individual to the respective homeowner and reflects their specific ideals and lifestyle. With principal and founder Philip Thomas Vanderford at the helm, the studio has built a portfolio of projects rich in expression, seemingly understated but that are highly detailed with their own unique emotional intelligence; classic yet innovative, playful yet refined. From a project’s inception to the final installation, their team works hand-in-hand with each client to flawlessly execute interiors that evoke emotion with rich color, pattern, scale, and texture. The studio has completed homes worldwide, including in Paris, Aspen, California, Wyoming, the British West Indies, and Shanghai. Vanderford utilizes his architectural expertise and artistic vision to give a room’s form and function mutual consideration. His passion for the aesthetic form was cultivated early, having a grandfather who, as a master craftsman, machinist, and woodworker, taught Philip his unique skill set —even insisting that he learn to weld. Thanks to this intimate experience, Philip knew the inner workings of construction before he attended the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Studio Thomas James’ work has been featured across the covers of multiple notable Shelter Publications, as well as across Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, Modern Luxury publications, Patron, Southern Living, Business of Home, PaperCity, D Home, and more. The studio was also a featured designer in the inaugural Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas in 2020, won HGTV’s Designer of the Year Award in 2021, and has been in D Home’s Best Designers for multiple years running.
About Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club
Since 1915, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has focused on improving and enhancing the lives of New York City’s children who are economically, socially or recreationally disadvantaged. Each year, Kips Bay offers innovative programs to more than 11,000 young people between the ages of 6 and 18 at ten locations throughout the Bronx, with essential afterschool programs aimed to help them recognize their potential for growth and success. Today, the club is proudly one of the most prominent and responsive youth development agencies in New York City and a “flagship” of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For more information, please visit www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for-profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun, and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The 20 Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 10,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Each year celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This event began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world. The Show House receives as many as 15,000 guests annually from across the nation. Since its inception, the Show House has raised over $25 million for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.