As promised, more on the design weekend at Lyford Cay. What a treat to tour some of Lyford’s most stylish houses, and what a pity not to be able to show them all to you. But this is a private crowd, with a refreshing lack of desire to be photographed. Besides if you had us taking pictures of every ashtray and window treatment… we’d all still be there.
Lyford denizen and designer Amanda Lindroth, nice enough to host us all for Sunday breakfast, was also nice enough to let me take some pictures.
Amanda and her family obviously love art of all ilks; it is everywhere and cleverly hung.
An old linen press (or secretary?) converted to a bar even has small paintings mounted inside its doors.
For breakfast Amanda set up a buffet in the living-dining room inside, and tables were set on the porch. It was simple and perfect.
My favorite space in a house full of favorites, might just be this small upstairs alcove with windows open to catch the sea breezes. What a divine place to sleep, perchance to dream…
Organized by the club’s talented house committee, including fellow House Beautiful Contributing Editor the ever-chic Chesie Breen, with Hearst Design Group Editor-in-Chief Newell Turner as honorary chair, the weekend of lectures and house tours were a hit, and the company was great. Joining in were such design luminaries as John Fondas (John Fondas-John Knott house in Architectural Digest, via The Decorator), Alex Papachristidis, Miles Redd, Ann Wolf, Leontine Linens‘s Jane Scott Hodges, James Andrew of What Is James Wearing, et al. I mean wow. James also did a very nice write-up on the weekend, here.
Hutton Wilkinson spoke about “The Wild Child of Hollywood Design,” featuring his mentor and friend Tony Duquette, and Tom Scheerer gave a presentation on his work in an informal discussion with Amanda Lindroth, whose pink convertible that was you saw last post. Tom is also the fellow responsible for the re-decoration of the club, including the drawing room, which has to go down in history as one of the most fabulous rooms of all time.
From Nassau I went to Atlanta, and on to South Georgia for a taste of plantation life. I’m starting to feel like that gnome creature you used to see on the Expedia.com TV commercials, turning up in all sorts of places. Stay tuned…