White duck, boldly colored fabrics in solids, stripes, and jaunty prints, rattan and cane seating, whitewashed or colorfully painted English case furniture, canopied beds, straw matting—these are but some of the signature ingredients of an Amanda Lindroth interior. The Florida-born designer decamped to Nassau some twenty years ago after stints in New York and London. Since she founded her firm in 2010, she has become the go-to designer of island dwellers from Lyford Cay to Antigua, Abaco to Belize, Harbour Island to Palm Beach, and Southampton to Great Cranberry Island in Maine. Her airy, relaxed, indoor-outdoor aesthetic—a hybrid that merges colonial and island influences—is apparent in every one of the twenty-five projects featured in Island Hopping.
With photographs by the masterly Tria Giovan, herself an island native, and charming illustrations by the gifted Aldous Bertram, who decorated the living room walls of Lindroth’s pied-à-terre in Palm Beach with trompe l’oeil renderings that range from chinoiserie overdoors to tropical foliage, the book is the equivalent of an island getaway.