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Florida beach house - Alys beach

It was a 10-year goal of Nashville-based interior designer April Tomlin to purchase a home in Alys Beach, Florida, a place she has always loved and where she can breathe and relax from her busy, hectic work schedule.

April opened the doors of her design business, April Tomlin Interiors, just over ten years ago. Since then, her texturized and distinctive style has attracted a roster of A-list clientele, and she's designed some of the city's most celebrated retail spaces.

As luck would have it, an original home in Alys Beach came on the market that April just couldn't pass up. "We saw such potential that would be so easy to accomplish," she says.  “With April Tomlin Interiors' increasing workload in the Alys area, it made sense.  It also offered the ability to stay and work from my own home and have my kids tag along too."

The brief for the beach house was to create a peaceful experience since Alys is a vacation spot. April was eager to include some artistic plays in the home.

The Mokum La Palma fabric bed wall was a significant artistic element in the home and April's favorite splurge. 

"You can see the bedroom from the front door, and as your eyes look across the spaces from the front door, you mostly see natural neutral textures and materials, and then you see this powerful bed wall. It's a pretty dynamic experience," says April.

La Palma is ideal for this application with its wide width and 100% linen base cloth that enhances the depth of texture of this luxury tropical textile. 

Taking cues from sunny Ibiza and the architecture of the area, April pulled ideas and inspiration for the home. It's a beach house ultimately, and the La Palma fabric provided the color palette while also being a bit neutral and raw.

April redefines Southern design with her fresh yet deeply grounded style using organic, raw materials and artistic, natural plays on design juxtaposed with clean and simple palettes.



Designer:  April Tomlin Interiors

Photographer: Paige Rumore Photography

Showroom: Paul+