Sunday, February 25, 2024

The Blue & White Kitchen

Jim Dove - Veranda

This blue and white very Palm Beach kitchen is the inspiration of Jim Dove Design for the just opened Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House.

"The kitchen has been completely reconfigured and reimagined by Jim Dove Design to become a celebration of Palm Beach living: an appreciation for food, drink, comfort, and the pursuit of 'the good life.' The visual elements also reflect the sunny destination, from the Tortuga Azul scenic wallpaper by Gracie Studio to the artwork from County Gallery and tabletop finds from beloved local design destinations: Casa Branca, Casa Gusto, and Hive.

Jim Dove also found inspiration from one of America’s most iconic design doyennes, Dorothy Draper, and channeled her fearless embrace of color. The space also emphasizes functionality at every turn to ensure it’s a true host’s paradise, from the custom cabinetry crafted by Dove’s team and Jenn-Air appliances to hardworking Kohler fixtures and a covetable L-shaped island topped with Cosentino’s gold-veined Silestone.

He also employed a mix of motorized Roman shades and pleat drapery (both fabricated by The Shade Store) to shield from the sun and create a sense of intimacy when needed. Plush Thibaut counter stools, covered in a blush woven performance fabric, ensure comfortable spots to gather during and between mealtimes. Now, the cook space stands as a testament to the art of hospitality."


Some interesting design inspiration here. Serious cooks may roll their eyes, but in Palm Beach and South Florida, many homeowners are snowbirds, retirees, and vacationers, and full blown cooking is not necessarily a high priority, with the focus more on eating out, entertaining, and lighter meals.


  1. Yes, I definitely did roll my eyes, LOL! What an odd place for the sink! That is not functional at all, but who cares. it's pretty!

    1. It could be a second sink/bar sink, etc. We had a very similar one in our kitchen on our island and a large kitchen sink near our stove.

    2. They’re r 2 sinks, if u look closely. The smaller sink on the right is a bar sink

  2. Think it’s gorgeous! Especially when all the lighting fixture and tops of the cabinets are lit up