Neutral Tones Paint A Palm Beach Condo Peaceful

Boasting A Neutral Color Palette, This Palm Beach Condo’s Beauty And Sophistication Is Highlighted With Rich Details And A Carefully Curated Art Collection


downsizing does not diminish detail as interior designer Joe Fava and his team skillfully demonstrate with this stunning design of a bright, coastal 3,700-square-foot condominium. Boasting exquisite finishes, this home sits on the border of Jupiter and West Palm Beach, Fla. Ready to step away from maintaining a larger home, Fava’s client was looking for a manageable, lock-and-go residence and she fell in love with the condo’s stunning Intracoastal water views. With this new opportunity to completely change her design aesthetic, the homeowner commissioned Fava to turn her vision of a serene, ethereal space into a reality.

With a vision for the unique, Fava designed each room to spotlight one statement piece with the rest of the design elements as supporting actors there to elevate the space. In the foyer, a crystal ribbon chandelier announces entry to the main social areas. Drawing the eye in, a striking fireplace enveloped in a dyed sage green, exotic goatskin finish provides texture to the neutral living area. “The challenge when working with a neutral palette is finding a way to give depth to the room, so I mix textures to create interest,” the designer says.

Plush white sofas shape a hearthside setting, while seafoam velvet chairs and silk green accent pillows add a subtle hint of color. The dramatic circular ceiling detail that glows with LED lighting is one of Fava’s favorite elements.

The kitchen’s island, made from two large slabs of semi precious quartz, complements the mother-of-pearl backsplash. Soft hues continue into the dining area, where the curvilinear shape of the table mimics the circular ceiling. An Ironies chandelier of resin flowers casts circles of light around the space.

In the study, walnut wood panels with stainless steel metal accents comes complete with a secret door that opens to reveal an organized storage space. An original Chagall, the only work of art the client brought from her previous home, delicately corners the space above the Judith Norman beige leather lounge chair. Round LED pendants hang asymmetrically above the desk, providing contrast to the linear design of the wood wall.

The neutral color palette continues into the guest room where Fava’s goal was to create a calm sanctuary. The bed, upholstered in a woven textured fabric, was custom designed for the space. Creating a sophisticated sense of balance, the bedside tables are finished in a combination of cerused oak and chrome, and topped with lamps of porcelain with a crackle finish. Placed on either side of the bed, custom mirrors add a reflective quality, while the vibrant butterfly diptych eases the rest of the room into a peaceful serenity.

Story Credits:

Interior Design

Joseph C. Fava with Camilla Semas, Fava Design Group, LLC, Miami, FL

Text By

Christie Galeano-DeMott


Barry Grossman, Weston, FL

Open to see Interior Design Sources:


Console, art and stools – Holly Hunt, Miami, FL

Stool fabric – Coraggio, Donghia, Inc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Chandelier – Corbett Lighting, Farrey’s, Miami, FL

Living Area

Club chairs – Holly Hunt, MDD, Miami, FL

Fabric – Sahco, Donghia, Inc., DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Accent table – Mantra, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL Sofas – Soto’s Interior Designers Workroom, Deerfield Beach, FL

Fabric – Casamance, Nessen Group, Dania Beach, FL

White lounge chairs – Q Squared Interiors, Miami, FL

Fabric – Decor de Paris, Jerry Pair & Assoc., SFDP, Hollywood, FL

Artwork – Ashley Longshore Studio Gallery,

New Orleans, LA

Display shelving – By His Hand, Mangonia Park, FL

Cabinetry – Shamsian Limited, Stafford, UK

Mirror – Outrageous Framing, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fireplace wall – Jimeco S.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Drapery fabric – Sahco, Donghia, Inc., DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Area rug – Stark Carpet, SFDP, Hollywood, FL


Cabinetry and island – Pompanette Kitchens, West Palm Beach, FL

Counters – Marble of the World, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fabricated by Stone Design By Santos,

Pompano Beach, FL

LED light panels – Day One Lighting, West Palm Beach, FL

Barstools – The Bright Group, Nisi B Home, MDD, Miami, FL

Dining Area

Dining table base – J Robert Scott, Jerry Pair & Assoc., SFDP, Hollywood, FL

Dining chairs – Soto’s Interior Designers Workroom, Deerfield Beach, FL

Centerpiece – Ron Dier, Jerry Pair & Assoc., SFDP, Hollywood, FL

Chandelier – Ironies, Jerry Pair & Assoc., SFDP, Hollywood, FL

Artwork – SmithDavidson Gallery, Miami, FL


Desk and wood wall treatment – By His Hand, Mangonia Park, FL

Desk chair – Ligne Roset, Miami, FL

Light fixture – Blackjack Lighting,

Farrey’s, Miami, FL

Lounge chair – Judith Norman, SFDP, Hollywood, FL

Accent table – Baker Interiors Group, DCOTA, Dania Beach, FL

Sofa – Kravet Furniture, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Artwork above sofa – SmithDavidson Gallery, Miami, FL

Cocktail table – Altura Furniture, Nisi B Home, MDD, Miami, FL

Carpet – Carpet Source, DCOTA,

Dania Beach, FL

Guest Room

Bed – Q Squared Interiors, Miami, FL

Bed coverings – ThreadCount, Miami, FL

Chest and bedside chests – Bernhardt, Judith Norman, SFDP, Hollywood, FL

Table lamps – Arteriors, J Douglas, Boca Raton, FL

Mirrors – Outrageous Framing,

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Artwork – Onessimo Fine Art Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Drapery fabric – Casamance, Nessen Group, Dania Beach, FL

Fan – Lamps Plus, Chatsworth, CA

Carpet – Stark Carpet, Hollywood, FL

Installation by Carpet Diem,

Pompano Beach, FL


Window treatments – Drapery Castle, Boynton Beach, FL

Ceiling treatments fabricated by Fresh Look Painting, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Porcelain flooring – Antico Stone & Tile, Miami, FL; fabricated by Lemestone Corp., Coconut Creek, FL


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