Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Textbook Tuesday | Island Hopping



Another week brings another gorgeous fall book review! There are SO many amazing new design titles being released, particularly from publisher Vendome Press; I've got a few that I'm going to progressively add to my library and I will share them with you as I do. Island Hopping by designer Amanda Lindroth collides the relaxed Carribean lifestyle with the polished colonial vibe of the Southern states (photography by Tria Giovan and illustrations by Aldous Bertram). This large-scale hardcover book is stunningly wrapped in a faux raffia cover on front and back, the perfect dose of texture for your coffee table styling! And we all know the cover is as important as what is on the inside when it comes to design books:


One of the main reasons I wanted to add this specific book to my collection was the fact that Amanda's design firm has been based in Nassau since 2010, and my husband and I visited the island as well as the neighboring island of Exuma in 2014 and fell in love with it! The Caribbean is truly a beautiful place, a place I hope to return to sooner than later.

Amanda's extensive portfolio proves she's making the islands even MORE beautiful with her stunning work. I remember first laying eyes on the room below as published in House Beautiful, what a stunner with it's hand painted trompe l'oeil wall murals (done by the same artist, Aldous Bertram, who was commissioned for the book illustrations. He has a PhD from Cambridge in the influence of CHina on English garden design and architecture - that's impressive to say the least!).


Stunning illustration by Aldous Bertram

There are 25 projects featured, and all of the spaces presented in this tome show off Amanda's airy, relaxed, indoor-outdoor aesthetic:




I love that these projects lend to a colorful relaxed island vibe, but somehow at the same time Amanda accomplishes a tailored and 'put-together' look that could be just as at home in a city apartment:


Not only is Amanda the go-to designer of island dwellers, she has a second studio and shop in Palm Beach and has recently launched the Amanda Lindroth Collection, a line of raffia and rattan housewares, totes, and furniture. It really is a visual equivalent of a Caribbean getaway! You can see more of Amanda's porfolio here, and purchase your copy of Island Hopping here.



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