Inside a Bright and Airy Bahamas House

The ideal island house.
coral stone walls
Bjorn Wallander
In the Bahamas, all you need is white furniture, pretty prints, plenty of sea grass and rattan — and a good bar. Amanda Lindroth's Bahamas home is the ultimate island house.
coral stone walls
Bjorn Wallander
Great Room

Inspired by 18th-century Caribbean plantations, the great room in designer Amanda Lindroth's Lyford Cay, Bahamas, house exudes a gracious ease. Coral stone walls are a striking counterpoint to the floor, stained to look like mahogany. All seating is vintage. The sofa's white fabric is P. Kaufmann's Slubby Basket, and the chairs are a cotton duck from Norbar; blue-and- white fabrics are Palampore Stripe by Quadrille and Bali Hai by China Seas. Custom coffee and side tables, the Raj Company. Pagoda mirror, Circa Who.

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bifold french doors
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French Doors

Lindroth keeps the bifold French doors of the great room open to the luxuriant greenery and a view of the sea. Coral stone was also used for the floor of the veranda, establishing a harmonious link between indoors and out.

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1860 portrait
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Portrait

An 1860 portrait of a Caribbean islander gives the house a sense of history.

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venetian dining table
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Dining Area

On the opposite side of the great room, 19th-century Venetian dining chairs and a reproduction Venetian table join a small seating group. A mirror from Z Gallerie — originally black but painted chalk white — is flanked by Bahamian artworks cleverly hung on brass chains hooked to brass rods. An antique Dutch armoire was modernized with mirror and set up as a bar. Ottoman, Oscar de la Renta for Century Furniture. Lamps, Alan J Alan. Sea grass rugs, Bamboo & Rattan.

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chippendale fan chairs
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Foyer

Painted metal palms add whimsy to the foyer. Chippendale fan chairs, Circa Who. Mirrors, the Raj Company. Ginger jars, Two's Company. Jute rug, Serena & Lily.

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all white kitchen
Bjorn Wallander
Kitchen

"Island houses need clean white kitchens," says Lindroth. She painted walls and cabinets White Dove in Aura and the ceiling Decorators White in Waterborne Ceiling, both by Benjamin Moore. Pendant fixtures, Visual Comfort.

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hallway gallery wall
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Hallway

A hallway serves as an art gallery and library.

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alberto pinto bed
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Master Bedroom

Old World Weavers fabrics on the canopy and headboard unite with the crisp white bed linens. West Elm throw. Antique lamps, the Island Store. Sconces, Ikea.

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ikea sconces
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Master Bedroom

The focal point of the master bedroom is the sumptuous bed, designed by Alberto Pinto and purchased at Christie's: "It's serious enough to carry the room, yet crisp and breezy," says Lindroth. When the doors are open, "we fall asleep to the sea breeze blowing through the palms."

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oscar de la renta beds
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Daughter's Room

Twin beds in the daughter's room are copies of beds at Oscar de la Renta's house in the Dominican Republic.

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white eyelet canopy
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Guest Room

A ceiling-high canopy of white eyelet is a grand gesture in a guest room. Bed linens, Matouk.

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green shutters
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Veranda

Rattan furniture creates a relaxed living room on the veranda. Shutters and railings are painted Southfield Green by Benjamin Moore in Aura Exterior. Lamps, Circa Who.

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rattan dining chairs
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Outdoor Dining Room

The outdoor dining room is an octagonal perch overlooking the Lyford Cay golf course. Rattan chairs from Willow Group surround a table from the Raj Company. Chandelier, Circa Who.

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ginori china
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Table Setting

High and low meet for lunch: Ginori china, heirloom sterling flatware, and plastic Crate & Barrel glasses.

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fiat jollys
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Transportation

The family tool around in their snappy Fiat Jollys.

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amanda lindroth house exterior
Bjorn Wallander
Exterior

A view of the three-story house.

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