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Project: Sands Beach Club

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.

Sands Beach Club

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.

Sands Beach Club

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.

Sands Beach 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.”

Sands Beach Club

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.

Urban Rooftop Garden

An urban terrace becomes an outdoor living and entertainment area.

Urban Rooftop Garden

Urban Rooftop GardenMirroring the urban geometry that surrounds the terrace, the design implements colors and shapes that appear repeatedly in the urban environment. To further define these areas the central living area and small seating area were raised on synthetic wood decking to break the space up into rooms. It included a large sectional sofa and a remotely operated fire pit. A weather proofed entertainment area houses a flat screen TV on a remote lift system. The dining area shares the small kitchen with a built-in grill and bar, which is adjacent to the raised seating area at the west end of the terrace.

The plantings provide separation from the city and define the entertainment areas. Chosen for their color, shape and textures the plantings accent, soften, and harmonize with the modern furnishings.

Urban Rooftop Garden

Tall arborvitaes on the east side of the terrace were chosen for their height and immediate screening from the neighboring buildings. The neutral tones of pavers, synthetic wood decking and planters were well served by employing plants of decidedly red and green hues to provide a counterpoint in this most contemporary of open spaces. The selection and location of the plants enabled the space to “serve two masters” by providing lines of sight to the surrounding cityscape, and afford an intimacy of scale that balances the macrocosm against the microcosm.