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An Ode to Palm Beach: What We’re Reading and Sipping This Spring

With the launch of our new del Palma Color Collection, we’re drawn to the power of Palm Beach as a backstory for color. Here we reflect on the ability of the nation’s most stylish barrier island to serve as our muse; where architecture, color, plants, and patterns are all layered to signature effect. A place so memorable that it has become a literal pigment of our imagination.

4 Suhling Side Tables finished in del Palma finish colors
Suhling Side Table finished in Parigi Pink with Monkey Business Cocktail


We can think of no better way to toast the launch of our del Palma Color Collection than with a recipe inspired by Palm Beach itself. Here’s our take on Monkey Business, a popular cocktail among Palm Beachgoers. Salud!


2 parts vodka
1 part pineapple ginger juice
1 part mango juice
10 mint leaves
Juice of one lime
Splash of coconut soda or sparkling coconut water


In the base of a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves and ice. Add pineapple ginger juice, mango juice, and lime juice. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with a splash of coconut soda. Stir. Garnish with a star fruit slice.

Flat lay of a selection of Palm Beach inspired books

What WE're reading

Palm Beach
In this splendid Assouline volume, long-time Palm Beach resident Aerin Lauder takes us through her favorite parts of Palm Beach, including a snapshot of her retail store featuring McKinnon and Harris furniture.

The Decorated Home
In her first book, interior designer and Palm Beach resident Meg Braff explores the elements that make her approach to decorating so unique, including color, pattern, and living with heirlooms. You can see McKinnon and Harris furniture at Meg’s Palm Beach store.

A Point of View on Decorating
Veere Grenney’s
iconic approach to more than 30 years of work with an approach to color often shared by many designers conjuring interiors for Palm Beach residences. Hugely inspiring.

Veranda A Passion for Living: Houses of Style and Inspiration
A colorful feast cataloging the art of gracious living, serving as visual inspiration for anyone seeking European design references.

The Graphic Garden

Written by McKinnon and Harris client Keith Williams of firm Nievera Williams, this beautifully photographed book features many standout projects from Palm Beach and surrounding areas that completely draw us in to the feeling of South Florida.

The World of Ornament

A rather large volume that combines two 19th Century encyclopedias of interior ornamentation, serving as an indispensable reference book for the classically leaning designer.

Anatomy of Color: The Story of Heritage Paints & Pigments

From color historian Patrick Beaty, this book traces color theory and uses from the 1660s to the 1960s, serving as a tremendously helpful tool to aid colorists and designers.

Palm Beach Living

An intimate look into the homes and landscapes of Palm Beach, featuring installs with McKinnon and Harris furniture from designers Susan Zises Green and Kim Coleman.

Book of Palms

An unrivaled compendium of the taxonomy of palm species.

Watercolor of Beaufort Sofa finished in Parigi Pink

Parigi Pink

Watercolor of duVal Club Chair finished in Majesty Palm green

Majesty Palm

Watercolor of Rives Sunchaise finished in Poinciana Coral

Poinciana Coral

Watercolor of Fayette Dining Side Chair finished in Deco Yellow

Deco Yellow

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