The owner of this home met Clive Daniel Home designer Marla Jaffe more than a decade ago on the set of the Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill. So, it’s no surprise that when the two brainstormed ideas for updating her Boca Raton home, the theme of Hollywood glamour was top of mind. At the time, the home featured prominent Tuscan influences like columns, arches, ornate draperies, and rich wood tones. It was beautiful, but after her husband died, she felt it was time for a refresh—something more contemporary, that embodied her personality.
After a few initial meetings dreaming up ideas for the home, Marla set to work squaring off its arches and opening up the space. She then selected new flooring, wallpapers, and furniture. Together, she and the client also selected a sophisticated mix of furniture, art, and decor.
“Marla read my mind like no one else could,” the client said. “She really listened to me and found pieces that were exactly what I was looking for.”
Although the color palette is mainly black and white, the home is neither stark nor cold, but rather warm and inviting. Each room is filled with a sense of joy and whimsy—from the three faces on the living room wall to the pops of pink in the great room to the abstract wallpaper patterns throughout. “The client loves fashion and accessories, so we had a fun time finding unique art and accents for all the rooms,” Marla said.
The resulting look is eclectic and fashionable, with a definitive sense of the client’s sweet personality and warmth. “I love the entire design because it’s peaceful and because it’s me,” the client said. “It just embraces me; I feel like I have a fur coat wrapped around me when I’m home. Marla couldn’t have done a better job or been more enjoyable to work with.”