Call it serendipity or call it destiny, but when New York-based interior designer David Lucido joined forces with Le Bilboquet’s landlord and investor, Baby Jane Holzer—local legend and former muse of Andy Warhol—the resulting design was inspired by the paradise that is Palm Beach. Located on Worth Avenue in the rear courtyard of Via Encantada, “Bilbo” (as it’s known to its elite clientele) serves gourmet French fare in an elegant setting that mixes Art Deco glamour and coastal style.
The clean-lined, white stucco Art Deco building was built in the 1950s. “The origin of the building informed my design direction,” Lucido says. “I used lots of materials, forms, and furnishings typically used during this period—terrazzo, marble, nickel, curved lines, and geometric shapes.” Balancing small-town charm with exclusivity, Lucido’s design is rooted in the island’s rich history. “Le Bilboquet is a subtle homage to the town and its residents,” he says, “both past and present.”
Text by Kim Mosley
Photography by Ori Harpaz