Located in Atlantic Beach, with sweeping views of the sublime ocean and kaleidoscopic horizon, The Sands Beach Club is a gorgeous place for a sweet summer escape.
Jean Galle, one of our designers for this project, worked on completely transforming the two entry gardens at the valet entrance of the Club. To the right of the main entrance, we designed a raised planting bed with a stone wall that doubles as seating. Within the bed are exotic Alexander palms, tropical plants, and many types of lush, flowering perennials that offer guests a breezy and tropical environment as they arrive for their day at the beach. “Miami Beach, circa 1955 was the look we were going for,” says Galle.
On the left of the entrance, we wanted to create a feeling of the dunes that are along the beach, with sea grasses placed in natural clusters and decorative evergreens and boulders. The look was complete.
In addition to these raised plant beds, we placed sleek freestanding planters with large Birds of Paradise plants, and draping flowers throughout the valet area and flanking the entrance doors of the Club.
“Imaginative and creative… kokobo always has a vision,” club owner Stu Yachnowitz expresses. “Through their creativity and imagination, they take their ideas and bring them to life. I needed a South Beach/Ibiza idea for my front entrance and in one week, the entire job was created and completed. Amazing company to work with.”
Inside the building, tropical Dracaena plants were placed throughout the lobby, restaurant, and new lounge areas. “This subtle addition echoed the look from the valet area and complemented the minimalist decor perfectly,” says Galle.