Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bahamas Chic Retreat w Splashes of Orange...

Last fall, I fell in love with orange accents when I read the November 2014 House Beautiful feature, "An Old-Fashioned House Gets a Dose of Seaside Glamour" ...a Bahamas home designed by Amanda Lindroth.  Photography by Thomas Loof.

There are so many fun and whimsical accents, overflowing with interesting textural detail and pops of bold color.  Also, I love the way the home is sourced with both low and high end pieces.

The link below provides HB's interview with designer, Amanda Lindroth, on the transformation of this beautiful home.

This is my favorite photo of the house. The bold orange against the crisp white is brilliant...."Lindroth gave the exterior a showstopping personality with big splashes of bold orange. Bench in Sherwin-Williams's Knockout Orange. Pillows in a Link Outdoor canvas. Awning fabric, Sattler."

According to Lindroth, when you enter the foyer, "you've been transported to the tropical splendor of a resort...with a fantasy element, a sense of theatre, like a stage set." Trelliswork, mirror, and demilune table were designed by Philippe Le Manach of Accents of France and painted in Benjamin Moore's Spring Break. The terracotta floor tiles were painted in BM's Decorators White and Bath Salts.

The rich textures offered by the patterned sea grass rug and rattan blinds paired with the cotton panels and upholstery give an airy, beachy vibe.  The funky vintage-y arm chairs mix well with both contemporary and traditional furniture styles.  

Love the mix of styles here with the elaborate mirror from Christopher Hodsoll hanging above the Georgian-style side table by English Georgian America. The fretwork chair provides a nice graphic punch under the quirky mix of artwork.

If I could just move into this cozy room and live here forever, I would! This upstairs TV room is covered in Phillip Jeffries's Driftwood grass cloth, trimmed with grosgrain ribbon. The lovely series of maps are matted in an orangey-red with (bamboo?) frames for a colorful, graphic statement.  Finally, what room would be complete without that touch of animal print underfoot?  The mix of patterns work since she paired the large-scale stripe with a small-scale leopard print. 

"Vintage mirrors framed in stick rattan line the bedroom hallway, creating the illusion of windows."  Large scale mirrors are often used to reflect light in an otherwise dark space. Also, it seems she used orange painted frames and wall trim to weave the same cheerful color used often throughout the home.

I absolutely LOVE her use of the faux-bois Chene wallpaper from Nobilis to give this room a warm, cozy vibe.  She seems to incorporate at least one organic texture in every room (rattan, wood-look in this case, sea grass, bamboo, etc) which connects the interiors to its surrounding natural exterior beauty.  Also, love her orange/blue color combo and bold graphic patterns in this room.

"A Ballard Designs banquette, Ikea Docksta table, and Circa Who fretwork chairs offer ample seating in the breakfast room."  Again, I love the way she incorporates both high and low-end sources into her designs. 

"Stripes galore for the young boys' bedroom: Phillip Jeffries's Island Raffia wallcovering, Matouk bed linens, and Dash & Albert rugs.  Love the indigos, navy blues, pop of reddish orange all mixed with natural elements.

"Spicy orange energizes the master bedroom. China Seas' Lysette linen covers the walls, and the headboard is upholstered in a Norbar canvas. Meridian bed linens, Matouk. Hamilton table, Bunny Williams" the simplicity of the color palette: bright and cheerful orange mixed with crisp white.

"Pagoda mirrors and Serena & Lily dhurries give a little jolt to the master bath. Kohler tub with Waterworks fittings."

"The veranda outside the bedrooms serves as an outdoor room. "It has a beautiful view of the entire property." Lindroth says. "And it's a great place for the two young boys to take a nap on the vintage French daybeds." The sea grass wingback armchairs are from Pottery Barn, and the kilim rugs are from Home Decorators Collection. Hobe Sound lanterns by Oomph in Sherwin-Williams's Knockout Orange. Ceiling fans, Nassau Glass Company"

Pillows in Pine Cone Hill fabrics wake up a veranda daybed.
"Pillows in Pine Cone Hill fabrics wake up a veranda daybed."

"Lush greenery provides privacy for the pool area."

"A twilight view of the double gallery side of the house, where designer Amanda Lindroth made full use of outdoor space."

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