“The client had beautiful paintings,” says Amanda Lindroth, referring to the owner of a house in Lyford Cay, the Bahamas, which she decorated not as a beach retreat but as a full-time family home. She wasted no time in hanging those artistic treasures on the living room’s “wonderful watermelon walls.” The sultry color is typical of Lindroth’s work, which bobs fashionably in the same waters of tropical classicism navigated by Oliver Messel and Nicky Haslam. The space is centered by a tiered neo-Gothic chandelier from Carlos de la Puente; symmetrical corner sofas and Kent-style console tables balance an overscale French provincial cabinet that Lindroth gave a tortoiseshell finish. As one does in the tropics.
“I love the beautiful chandelier we bought in New York from Carlos de la Puente. Its tiered proportions add the perfect element of dramatic height, and it gives the room an air of instant age, as if it’s been there forever!”
“I strive to create enormous comfort in rooms that are both formal and have ease. I want the rooms to feel layered with life, paintings, books and favorite objects.”