High-end home design

Spotlight on the Jefferson, Imperial floor plans

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March 21st, 2018
Interior designer Linda Ashley designed the interiors of Devonshire’s newly remodeled Jefferson and Imperial model apartments.

Interior designer Linda Ashley designed the interiors of Devonshire’s newly remodeled Jefferson and Imperial model apartments.


The Jefferson and the Imperial model apartment styles at Devonshire at PGA National, Erickson Living’s senior living community in Palm Beach Gardens, have undergone impressive facelifts to reflect today’s most desired trends in home design.

The models will soon be available for visitors to tour.

Popular floor plans, these two styles feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a den; the Jefferson also has a powder room.

Updates include raising the kitchen soffits to make room for 36-inch wall cabinets, installing new flooring and vanities in the bathrooms, and replacing the bathtubs with ultra-large showers with seats.

The columns that had defined individual rooms have been removed to create an open flow, and the apartments now boast laminate flooring.

Linda Ashley, whose West Palm Beach firm specializes in high-end interior residential decoration, designed the interior décor for the two model apartments.

Ashley’s forte lies in designing and personalizing spaces that make her clients feel at home.

Her choices for Devonshire’s model apartments reflect community members’ cosmopolitan backgrounds, their experiences as world travelers, and their pursuit of eclectic interests.

Devonshire community members are also always welcome to work with Gayle Hills, Devonshire’s design coordinator, to further customize their apartments and make them uniquely their own.

The Jefferson

For the Jefferson, a more formal floor plan, she developed a traditional but eclectic look.

Sofas in white and velvet grace the large living room, made even larger because its former terrace has been incorporated as a cozy conversation nook at the far end of the room.

At the opposite end, Ashley placed a large, warm wood table and six painted Chippendale-style chairs.

Colors of soft green and beige reflect calm in the second bedroom, while white, gray, and robin’s egg blue do the same in the master bedroom.

Ashley designed the den as a reading room anchored by an elegant antique-looking sofa and beautifully carved bookcase.

The Imperial

The roughly triangular Imperial floor plan exudes a contemporary feeling. “Here everything is a bit transitional,” Ashley says. 

“I have a mix of everything to appeal to everyone.”

A red lacquer Chinese wedding cabinet to the left of the foyer immediately sets a cosmopolitan tone. Rich fabric selections throughout the apartment underscore Ashley’s belief that fabrics determine a room’s personality. If they’re blah, the room will be too.

“I was a fashion and design and textile science major, so the fabrics make the design for me,” she says.

In the Imperial’s living room, richly brocaded and embroidered red and blue Asian-themed pillows enliven a white sofa and chair. A blue and cream Oriental-style rug pulls the decor together.

Reds and blues also spark the furnishings in the cozy den, and grays and lime greens brighten the guest bedroom.

Ashley previously designed Devonshire’s Brittany and Dalton model apartments.

She also worked with resident Diane Wendy on the design of her luxurious home at Devonshire.