Palm Beach Illustrated


Elements In the Round

Decorating comes full circle with curvaceous furniture and sinuous accessories

By Liza Grant Smith


Sphere of influence

The polished nickel rings and brilliant crystal beads of this Danville chandelier ($4,496) by Hudson valley created an open form that plays off light and shadows. Miller’s Fine Hardware, West Palm Beach, Jupiter (561-837-9090, 561-746-4800,


Coast to Coast

Become a member of the cocktail glitterati with these hand-poured chevron acrylic coasters ($195 for four) from Edie Parker. Saks Fifth Avenue locations (877-551-7257,


Mirror image

Geometry meets beauty with the Claude mirror ($2,050) by made goods, which features a halo of trapezoids covered in sand-hued faux shagreen leather. Eccentricities locations (


Coffee talk

The deacon coffee table from bungalow 5 (1,065) combines a simple shape with a sophisticated lacquered-linen finish and silver-capped legs for an enchanting home essential.  Island home, Palm Beach (561-832-6244,


Into the woods

L’Objet’s Bois de Platine napkin jewels ($195 for four) reinterpret the rural appeal of wood by dotting textured platinum with midnight blue enamel dots.  The regency collection, Boca Raton (561-995-2257,


Ahead of the curve

When it comes to a seating centerpiece, forgo harsh straight lines in favor of curved intimacy with the customizable Artefacto Jean sofa (beginning at $5,240), available in a variety of colors and materials. Aventura (305-931-9484.

Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman

Shape Shifter

Krista Watterworth Alterman of Krista Watterworth Design Studio employed circular pieces and creative problem solving in this Deerfield Beach bungalow. “Using round elements where there are a lot of angular and straight lines gives life to a space and creates balance,” Watterworth says. “The homeowners wanted a sleek, mid-century modern look but presented a unique challenge as the husband is quite tall and wanted pieces that would be comfortable for him.  Luckily, Eames had just come out with a larger version of its iconic chair, [which] fit perfectly in the space. [Also,] the wide is originally from Texas and wanted some rustic elements in the home.  Rustic does not usually go with mid-century modern, but the round teak balls work well here and add the organic vibe [she] wanted.” Palm Beach Gardens (561-530-3983,


Leave a Comment