White duck, boldly colored fabrics in solids, stripes, and jaunty prints, rattan and cane seating, whitewashed or colorfully painted English case furniture, canopied beds, straw matting—these are but some of the signature ingredients of an Amanda Lindroth interior. The Florida-born designer decamped to Nassau some twenty years ago after stints in New York and London. Since she founded her firm in 2010, she has become the go-to designer of island dwellers from Lyford Cay to Antigua, Abaco to Belize, Harbour Island to Palm Beach, and Southampton to Great Cranberry Island in Maine. Her airy, relaxed, indoor-outdoor aesthetic—a hybrid that merges colonial and island influences—is apparent in every one of the twenty-five projects featured in Island Hopping.
With photographs by the masterly Tria Giovan, herself an island native, and charming illustrations by the gifted Aldous Bertram, who decorated the living room walls of Lindroth’s pied-à-terre in Palm Beach with trompe l’oeil renderings that range from chinoiserie overdoors to tropical foliage, the book is the equivalent of an island getaway.
Amanda Lindroth, a graduate of Wellesley College, went from writing about fashion for Women’s Wear Daily’s “Eye” column in New York to heading up Gucci’s public relations department in London before moving to Nassau, where she opened her design firm in 2010. Since then, she has opened a second studio and a shop in Palm Beach and has recently launched a line of raffia and rattan housewares, totes, and basket bags called Lindroth Island.
Tria Giovan grew up in the Virgin Islands, where she first picked up a camera at age eight. She specializes in interiors, still life, food, and portraiture. Her work has been published in Coastal Living, Esquire, House Beautiful, Travel & Leisure, and Veranda. She was the principal photographer for Fifth Avenue Style: A Designer’s New York Apartment and Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons, also from Vendome Press. Two monographs of her work have been published: Sand Sea Sky: The Beaches of Sagaponack and Cuba: The Elusive Island.
Aldous Bertram is an interior designer and artist. He works in Amanda Lindroth’s Palm Beach studio. He received his PhD from Cambridge University, specializing in the historical influence of China on English garden design and architecture.
Page through Amanda Lindroth’s Island Hopping, full of Caribbean estates she’s elevated with sherbet colors, cabana stripes, and batik, and you’ll swear you feel a cross breeze.
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A portrait of modern-day life in the tropics that rivals the enchantment of Slim Aaron’s photographs of glamorous island life in the 1950s and ’60s.
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