Palm Beach Perspective with Andrew Kotchen

Designer Andrew Kotchen elevates beachy casual at his apartment by the sea with a mid-century modern vibe 


The Design Directive

For his own residence by the water, Workshop/APD founding principal Andrew Kotchen wanted a “cozy, modern getaway for his family” that made the best use of limited space. The residence also had to do double duty as a showcase for his firm’s furnishings line, Workshop Collection. “I envisioned something beachy but more refined,” says Kotchen. “Elevated with a ‘found’ aspect to it.” 

The Furnishings

In addition to favorite Workshop Collection designs, Kotchen incorporated vintage pieces to make the space more personal. “The mid-century modern feel comes through in the furniture selections,” he says. “Those simple yet subversive forms harmonize with the rest of the home.”  

The Palette

Warm wood and sandy tones subtly nod to the nearby beach without making an overt nautical statement. The sunny hues allow the home to feel organic and honest. 

The End Result

“As with many Workshop/APD projects, the apartment blends old with new,” says Kotchen. “It’s a jewel box of a space offering every comfort without complication or clutter.”

Story Credits:

Text by Luis R. Rigual

Photography by Read McKendree

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