Danielle Rollins settles down in Palm Beach, taking on interior design projects in droves.
Interior designer and garden and lifestyle guru Danielle Rollins
If elegance was personified and wrapped in a silk ball skirt, it would look a lot like Danielle Rollins (shopdaniellerollins.com). The Atlanta- and Palm Beach-based interior designer, lifestyle maven and Southern couturier exudes as much personality and panache as the layered rooms that she creates, most recently tackling some special spaces in Palm Beach and solidifying her design business here. “I adore working in Palm Beach because there is so much inspiration to draw from everywhere,” says Rollins. The designer has spent many holidays of her young adult life on the island, eventually bringing her three children along for weekends and spring breaks. After many visits, Rollins finally decided to take Palm Beach head on. “I took a seasonal rental, redid it and moved in all the pieces I had been hoarding for years for my one day when I have a Palm Beach place. I was doing weekends at first, and once I applied for and was chosen to participate in the prestigious Kips Bay [Decorator] Show House, which instantly gave me more reason to be here,” says Rollins. “In that three-month window I discovered that I loved it, my stress level plummeted and my happiness level skyrocketed.”
ancestral vintage prints hang above the sofa next to vintage Milo Baughman chairs in Kravet silk velvet on top of carpet by Stanton.
One of her most memorable projects of recent times came by way of a client’s investment property on Royal Palm Way. The structure was curvy, with interior units in the shape of pie slices. Rollins was enthralled by the space and ecstatic for a challenge. The design direction was a departure from Rollins’ expected amalgamation of colorful patterns, and instead follows a more neutral color palette with a very streamlined look. “We purchased a beautiful Maison Jansen glass, brass and Lucite coffee table, which was a pretty big leap of faith for my client,” says Rollins. The table was followed by midcentury pieces including a pair of blue Karl Springer chairs with brass strip inlay, a signed Billy Baldwin chaise, a German art deco center table and an Eames chair she re-covered in a velvet ikat.
The bedroom features a custom-designed bed with Matouk bedding from Pioneer Linens and AERIN lamps
If you follow Rollins’ Instagram, it’s easy to see her love for visual inspiration and how it translates into her work—especially the magical little moments one can only get in Palm Beach. “I tend to go back to the classics for my creative starting points and strive to reinterpret vintage-inspired designs for modern everyday living, always keeping the reference point of what makes Palm Beach so unique and special.” With more projects under wraps at the time of print, Rollins has a lot more to look forward to in PB, including a second book, A Home For All Seasons-Gracious Living & Stylish Entertaining, set to be released by Rizzoli fall 2020. “I have spent a long time getting this one on the shelf, and it’s a particularly personal book I look forward to sharing,” says Rollins. And it seems with her designs, whatever task is at hand, Rollins strives to make it personal—and, well, that’s what we love about her!
a midcentury credenza complements art by Renee Bouchon and a vintage art deco mirror
Photography by: Nick Mele