Tommy and Dee Hilfiger aren’t any strangers to waterfront residing. For years the designer couple took respite at a Golden Seashore, Florida, house with 100 toes of ocean frontage, they usually proceed to retreat to a trip house on Mustique, the place the property’s swimming pool laps up in opposition to the sands of the Caribbean.
Nonetheless, when the duo determined to decamp from their residence in Greenwich, Connecticut (AD, March 2017), and make a full-time transfer to Palm Seashore, Florida, final yr, they contemplated a brand new sort of frontier. “We fell in love with this house and the truth that it was on the lake and on the lake path,” says Dee, referencing the west aspect of Palm Seashore overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Lake Value Lagoon. As soon as settled, the couple turned to AD100 designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to assist open up and reenvision the area.—Ariel Foxman
Jean-Eric Gnuva is as well-traveled as a worn-in passport. For years, the French businessman has crisscrossed the world in his position as a high-end residential property developer, turning into accustomed to Paris, Monaco, New York, and extra within the course of. So when he determined to renovate his seaside house in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, Gnuva’s first request for the inside designer appeared acceptable: “He wished the area to really feel luxurious, virtually as if it have been an extremely high-end resort,” explains Jean-Charles Tomas, founding father of his eponymous design agency and the designer tapped to spearhead the venture.
“Jean-Eric had been residing within the house for over a decade and determined it was time for a change,” Tomas says. After recognizing the designer’s expertise in numerous magazines, the house owner reached out by way of Instagram. And but, being the level-headed businessman he was, Gnuva determined to start out small. “Initially, the duty was merely to renovate the kitchen,” Tomas says. Nonetheless, Gnuva was impressed with the work—a lot in order that he wished extra. “After the kitchen was finished,” Tomas continues, “he requested me to revamp the remainder of his interiors.” —Nick Mafi