Champalimaud Design Updates the Palm Beach Aesthetic

Now that 3550 South Ocean is approaching completion, the Palm Beach real estate world is turning its attention inward—to the building’s interiors, that is. The interior design for these Palm Beach condos is being handled by Champalimaud Design, one of the nation’s leading interior firms. Champalimaud is known for hotel and residential design, and the firm is bringing its definitive artistic philosophy to the sunny Palm Beach shores through this collection of luxury condos.

Alexandra Champalimaud founded her design firm in Montreal over 30 years ago and has been working tirelessly to push the boundaries of interior design ever since. Champalimaud Design starts with the history of a building or location and uses contemporary design principles to make modern spaces that are grounded in the past.

Now based in New York, Champalimaud Design has garnered dozens of awards for its innovations in hotel and residential projects around the world. Of particular note are Hotel Bel-Air, where Champalimaud complemented the property’s glamorous past with a soft color palette and handcrafted leather furniture to achieve the perfect Old Hollywood getaway, and the New York Palace, where the firm updated the Gilded Age treasure with spaces that made the lobby as functional as it is opulent. Champalimaud Design won acclaim from the International Hotel & Property Awards for Hotel Bel-Air and snagged the Vision Design Awards Grand Prize for the New York Palace.

When working on renovations, Champalimaud Design is dedicated to honoring a building’s unique history, but when designing for new construction projects like the Palm Beach, Florida, condos at 3550 South Ocean, these design experts have room to cultivate a fresh take on a location. As with all their projects, Champalimaud Design turned to the local architectural history for context while taking into consideration the specifics of the site. For these beachfront homes, Champalimaud found inspiration in the laid-back and timeless Palm Beach aesthetic, which emphasizes outdoor space and a soft color palette.

The result is a collection of breezy, light-flooded homes clad in warm hardwoods and cool marble. Trellis-like coverings over the private terraces find reflections in molded walls within and emphasize the sense of flow from one area to the next. Champalimaud chose high-end Fantini fixtures and Miele appliances for the kitchens and baths to match the polished marbles counters and Moletini-designed open chef’s kitchens with oversized islands that foster socializing as much as cooking.

The interior design at 3550 South Ocean combines the sunbaked Floridian aesthetic we all know and a nuanced appreciation of the luxury lifestyle to create one-of-a-kind living spaces that are pure Champalimaud.

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