Interior designer Amy Lee McArdle’s signature style can best be described as timeless and classic with a modern twist. In 2014, McArdle launched her own design and events company, Amy Young Designs. Transforming spaces ranging from Manhattan pied-à-terres to Palm Beach getaways to suburban homes in New York State became her passion. Her mantra, “making an ordinary space into an extraordinary home,” is something she always strives to achieve. Having been born in New York and raised in Seoul, South Korea, McArdle traveled the world at a very young age. She likes to bring that international sensibility to her projects today, often traveling to Asia and Europe in search of the perfect piece to complement her designs. Her impressive clientele ranges from L’Oreal New York corporate offices to prominent city-scale developers to renowned athletes.
The vision for this waterfront Jupiter, Fla., home that McArdle designed for a young PGA tour player and his wife was to create spaces that would be perfect for both casual relaxed evenings at home and for entertaining. The open plan featuring a family room, kitchen, dining area and formal sitting room blends a clean white palette with black industrial pieces such as the dining table and barstools in the kitchen.
In the entry, an abstract painting creates a modern impression with a bold brushstroke, while a cocktail ottoman clad in Perennial’s black-and-white linen in the sitting room complements the family room’s live-edge black cocktail table. Light from wall-to-wall sliding glass doors fill this refined bungalow-style home created with McArdle’s brand of easy elegance. For more information, call 561/285-8850 or visit www.amyyoungdesigns.com.
Amy Lee McArdle, Amy Young Designs, New York, NY and Palm Beach, FL
Traci and Ty Chivers, First Premier Builders, Tequesta, FL
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