Veteran tastemaker Amanda Lindroth moved to the Bahamas full-time nearly two decades ago, and her firm has since designed projects there ranging from colonial bungalows to a top-to-bottom redo of the venerable 1960s Dunmore Beach Club.
“When I decorate houses here, I look for vintage pieces with a timeless quality,” she says. “Aged furniture and local curiosities feel so right in places like Harbour Island and St. Barts, both of which still very much retain the character of true, old-fashioned settlements.” And by their very nature, she adds, these locales are remote, making them less susceptible to trends and more reliant on what’s accessible. “On an island, you often make do with what is around you, which gives rooms a strong sense of place.”
In this Harbour Island home she designed with architect Maria de la Guardia, Lindroth shares her tips on how to replicate her cool and collected island look—no matter where you live.