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It began as a family story. “There was a very beautiful couple that moved here from up north, and their daughter lived here,” says interior designer Eve Beres, owner of Beres Design Group in Jupiter. The woman had seen Beres’ work in a local magazine and hired her to design her parents’ personal home. When the family formed a construction company, Muir-Yeonas Homes, Beres was the natural choice to design their spec homes.
The Silver Palm Residence is located in the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton. Beres was brought in to take charge of the interior floor plan, cabinetry, finishes and materials. “They had an architect, and then I came in and what I do is critique the architecture and shape the architectural interior space, and become a consultant on all of it,” she explains. She was given carte blanche to do what she wanted with the design, a perk of the history she shares with the family. “It’s nice to have a relationship with the builder because they really trusted me,” Beres says.
The two-story, 5,842-square-foot home has five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The style is transitional throughout, with a neutral palette that allows for pops of color in unexpected places. The entrance opens into a grand foyer with beige marble tile. A staircase to the right features a custom iron bannister, which was inspired by the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra jewelry design.
The transitional style is highlighted in the living room with a sleek limestone fireplace framed by sconces and balanced on each side by built-in bookcases. The furniture is a soothing mix of warm beige tones and an understated purple, with a glass and chrome coffee table and an antique mirror above the fireplace. The result achieves a subtle bounce of the light, creating an inviting, airy atmosphere in the room.
The dining room features a 12-foot ceiling, with the corners curved to feel more like an old world Spanish design. To break up the height, all the millwork has been brought down to where the arch of the entrance begins. An antique mirror is used again to expand the space through light. “The mirror formed a really beautiful reflection at night,” Beres says. A large wood table is centered under a chandelier with a mix of dining chair styles used for seating.
Marble tiles transition to dark walnut wood flooring in the kitchen. The concept is left open to the living room, with details such as upholstered barstools and wall niches to bridge the gap in the transition of space. A large island of natural walnut provides a center point, lit with large pendants in polished nickel that are an ode to the industrial while keeping with the transitional style of the home. Countertops in Carrara marble add an extra layer of elegance.
The bar moves back to the marble tiles, and features custom walnut cabinetry with built-in lighting, a beveled mirror, granite countertops and a hammered copper sink with glass tile backsplash.
The master bedroom is a sumptuous retreat, with silk pillows, a plush faux fur throw, silk curtains, linen settee and a hide ottoman. A large double window overlooks the pool and provides plenty of natural light. A chandelier made of Venetian glass sticks adds another touch of luxury.
The master bathroom is divided into his and hers, connecting through either a hallway or opposite entrances to the shower. Her bathroom is a delicately feminine space, with marble flooring accented with inlaid strips of mother of pearl, a beveled mirror, crystal knobs and polished nickel fixtures.
The outdoor space offers a pool, heated jacuzzi, upper deck and covered patio space divided into three zones. “We tried to make sure we had [a] TV and fireplace without blocking too much of the view,” Beres says. Furnishings and materials were chosen to create a sense of the inside being outside.
The house served as a crown jewel, giving potential buyers a glimpse of the good life. It has since been sold, and has now transformed from a much-appreciated model to a well-loved home for its current family.