The Colony Hotel and Chairish announce the debut of The Chairish Villa at The Colony Hotel, the newest design collaboration from the historic Palm Beach property. As America’s premier emporium for vintage and antique furnishings, Chairish’s unparalleled historical design expertise and keen eye for chic and playful irreverence leaves no detail untouched in this luxurious retreat reimagining classic Palm Beach design.
The 1,624-square-foot Chairish Villa fearlessly mixes historically significant, Palm Beach design themes with modern additions like contemporary art, mid-century furnishings, and sophisticated layering. Using Palm Beach’s most storied estates as inspiration, Chairish’s local design partner Catharine Willmer Interiors incorporated classic Palm Beach motifs such as Chinoiserie with faux bamboo and Chinese Chippendale silhouettes and hand-painted flourishes. Tropical animalia appears across lighting, accessories, and Schumacher Hospitality fabrics and wallpapers, with natural fibre furniture, particularly wicker and rattan. The colours of the villa are feminine and powdery, appropriate to Florida’s breezy verdant climate.
“I adored every aspect of creating The Chairish Villa at The Colony. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate a glamorous, historic and beloved design destination and reinvent it for today’s sophisticated, design lover,” says Anna Brockway, Co-Founder and President, Chairish. “From the onset, Chairish and The Colony Hotel’s design intentions were in complete harmony to create an unforgettable retreat that honours Palm Beach’s design history in a modern and fresh way. I am proud to say that together Chairish and The Colony Hotel created an ‘Only In Palm Beach’ experience equally delightful, inviting, and sure to delight sophisticated, design-loving guests.”
“The collaboration with the Chairish team was an absolute delight,” says Colony Hotel Owner and President Sarah Wetenhall. “Not only do they share our deep love for and expertise in design and service, but they also demonstrated remarkable responsiveness, creativity, and a fantastic collaborative spirit. We are so thrilled with the final result, and we’re confident that guests staying in The Chairish Villa will be as well.”
Inspired by the Yellow Roses Room at Palm Beach’s iconic Flagler Mansion, matching archival wallpaper and fabric pairings were created exclusively using the Del Tesoro pattern by Schumacher Hospitality. Other standout design elements of The Chairish Villa include handmade rush lighting by celebrated contemporary maker Mario Lopez Torres, including the living room chandelier featuring The Colony Hotel’s monkey mascot, Johnnie Brown. Vibrant brushed modern brass fixtures and lighting from Kohler’s Occasion Collection are featured in the bathrooms, while unexpected mid-century pieces from coveted vintage makers Biellecky Brothers, Paul Frankl and Gabriella Crespi accent the space. Almost all the furnishings selected by Chairish for the project were locally sourced from Chairish vintage dealers within five miles of the hotel, making The Chairish Villa at The Colony Hotel both a fashionable and sustainable destination.
Also known for their curated art selection, Chairish tapped twenty artists from around the world to create the works on display in the Villa. Selected based on their vibrant use of colour, artwork includes poolside photography, Delftware and Cameo inspired sculpture, and a collage of The Colony Hotel itself. Noteworthy Artists include: Liz Marsh, Hope Olson, Brock DeBoer, Lia Burke Libaire, Venetia Syms, Ron Giusti, and Virginia Chamlee.
The Chairish Villa is also shoppable. Guests may simply scan the QR code provided in the villa to be directed to a curated collection of similar items available for purchase. All fabrics, wallpaper, and trims provided by Schumacher Hospitality are available for sale on Chairish, and all bath fixtures are available through Kohler.