The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida has refreshed its 200-foot-long lobby, helmed by designer Adam D. Tihany, who worked with Peacock + Lewis Architects.
In the refurbishment, the lobby’s historical aesthetic was preserved, including the vaulted ceiling with intricately hand-painted details (circa 1926, the hotel's last rebuild).
The centerpiece is a new, custom-designed, hand-tufted carpet inspired by the paintings of French Symbolist Odilon Redon. Conceived by Tihany Design (working as design consultant to Peacock + Lewis Architects), the carpet's botanical motif evokes a garden. Produced by Sacco Carpet, this bespoke creation involved an intricate process. The carpet was woven in one piece by 35 weavers on the loom, using New Zealand yarn in 70 unique colors. It measures 161 feet in length, is 25 feet wide and weighs 1,500 pounds.
The new lobby furniture, a collection of sofas, lounge chairs and tables, reflects a modern design scheme, with vibrant hues drawn from the carpet, as well as dark wood and brass detailing. A mix of signature pieces include bronze consoles with polished African St. Laurant marble situated behind each sofa, bronze and glass coffee and cocktail tables, upholstered lounge chairs echoing the carpet's shades of blue and green; and a dark burl wood and marble credenza with hammered bronze.
In addition, the resort's floral display is re-created weekly by The Breakers in-house Design Studio and complements the blossoming burst of carpet below.