Island Interior

Settled by English loyalists after the American Revolution, Harbour Island is only half a mile wide and 3 miles long. The Vouch/Knowles family weekend retreat reflects the island's original Colonial-style architecture. Bright colors punctuate radiant white walls against the backdrop of the ocean and sky.

Island Hoppers

Deborah Whitlaw

Bahamas Lounger

A planter's chair beckons on a side porch. Louvers open to the turquoise sea while providing shade.

Island Hoppers

Deborah Whitlaw

Stairway

Jack added painted furniture to avoid the "dark and serious" interiors of original island homes.

Island Hoppers

Deborah Whitlaw

Entry Table

Custom-colored, hand-screened fabrics cover the sofa and woven hyacinth-wicker armchairs. Throughout the house, lampshades sport matching fabrics and whimsical trims. Plain "white shades didn't cut it," says interior designer Jack Fhillips. "After all, the home had to reflect a good-time attitude."

Island Hoppers

Deborah Whitlaw

Living Area

Tropical wood furnishings, such as wicker and rattan tables, planter's chairs, and a wicker-faced armoire, combine for a cozy sitting room in the upstairs bedroom suite.

Island Hoppers

Deborah Whitlaw

Island Watercolors

Local watercolors and antique photos reinforce the sense of place.

Island Hoppers

Deborah Whitlaw

Bedroom

Bright stripes and dark tropical furniture anchor this light-filled bedroom.

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