The Breakers’ Iconic Grand Entrance Gets a Fresh New Look

The lobby at the Breakers just got a lot more colorful.

Grand entrances at The Breakers just got a lot more colorful. Through an understated and elegant makeover, the lobby of the iconic Palm Beach resort has been refreshed to present a harmonious marriage of Italianate Renaissance architecture and sleek twenty-first-century panache. New furniture dots the 200-foot-long space—a tasteful medley of bronze and glass, dark wood and brass detailing, African St. Laurent marble and vibrant upholstery—but the highlight is underfoot. Blanketed in a garden of blooms, the floor now features a 161-foot, hand-tufted Sacco carpet, spun in one piece by 35 weavers on a loom. The design, inspired by the paintings of French symbolist Odilon Redon, displays botanicals native to South Florida. Working as a consultant to Peacock + Lewis Architects, Tihany Design conceived the flattering flooring, which transforms the space into what designer Adam D. Tihany describes as “an eternal spring in peak bloom.” 

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