I was recently given an advance copy of Amanda Lindroth’s book Island Hopping. It couldn’t have come at a better time given my latest obsession with interior design in the Caribbean.
Amanda’s book reads like an engaging conversation with a well heeled island resident—which she is. With offices in Palm Beach and Nassau, it’s no wonder why she’s one of the region’s go-to design professionals. Amanda makes it crystal clear as she gives readers an in-depth look into 25 of her projects in enviable locales.
Lyford Cay, Antigua, Belize, Harbour Island, and Palm Beach are just a few of the stops you’ll make on this three hour tour. If you’re a history buff like me, then you’ll enjoy how she delivers the backstory of each project. It’s juicy insider info you otherwise would not be privy to simply skimming her portfolio.
Beautifully photographed by island native Tria Govan and illustrated by Aldous Bertram, Island Hopping provides generous full room views and close up shots of the details that makes Amanda’s work so intriguing. She takes the perfect backdrop, paradise, and layers each room with bold yet breezy color palettes. The furniture ranges from English antiques to rattan and wicker. In a recent write up, Veranda Magazine so accurately expresses my sentiments, “In Lindroth’s hands, the humble becomes honored.
“I am creating homes for people who love with the doors and windows wide open,” says Lindroth. “The ceiling fan might be corroded from the sea salt…island homes do take a little wear and tear, and they look all the better for it. That’s the drama of living here.”
And I’ll personally take that kind of drama any day of the week.