Florida-born designer Amanda Lindroth currently lives in the Bahamas, but in 2015 she returned to her roots to open a boutique in Palm Beach. There she purchased a small 1920s Worth Avenue apartment designed by famed architect Addison Mizner, which she promptly transformed from an empty white box into a trompe l’oeil fantasia. Inspired by the Cecil Beaton watercolor of Mona and Harrison Williams in their Palm Beach living room, which appeared in Vogue in 1937, she turned to English artist Aldous Bertram to work his magic upon the 16-foot ceilings. Amanda then scoured Palm Beach’s treasure trove of resale and antiques shops to find pieces that weren’t “overly precious” to infuse her signature comfortable and breezy island style.
From the February 2017 issue of House Beautiful with photography by Jonny Valiant…
- Open the doors and windows, get some fresh air and breeze in the house.
- Bring the outdoors in. Make sure you have orchids, leaves in vases, and some indoor ferns and palms.
- Use natural rugs and cotton fabrics.
- Play Island-y music.
- Remember that Island Style is a bit elemental, don’t get too fancy.
- Give your house a name, all island houses have names!