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Interior: Tropical and preppy Miami guest house

A tropical motif and preppy palette make this Miami guest house feel more like a Palm Beach playhouse.

When it comes to preppy palettes, no colour combo springs so easily – or joyfully – to mind as pink and green. So it’s no accident that stepping into this 750-square-foot Miami guest house is like slipping into a Lilly Pulitzer party dress, pulling on a Lacoste polo or checking into a chic bungalow at The Beverly Hills Hotel – it’s all by design. “It’s a nod to the past and it’s just about going for it, decoratively speaking,” says Toronto-based designer Anne Hepfer of her bold decor choices.

She had already worked with the clients on the main house, a grand Spanish villa that serves as the family’s vacation home, as well as their permanent home in California. And experience told Anne that the homeowners would be gutsy enough to embrace her Palm Beach-inspired palette. “While I don’t imagine most people would want to live with pink and green all the time, it’s easier to take a risk with a guest house. It’s sort of like a powder room in that sense,” she says.
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Palm-frond print

A Christopher Farr palm-frond print dominates this Miami guest house’s only bedroom. The headboard's silhouette references the 1930s, while the tailored bed skirt keeps the room rooted in its preppy present.

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