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Bahamian Beauty

Last night, while reading the September issue of House & Garden, I instantly wished to be transported to the Bahamas upon seeing this beautiful home designed by John McCall. The British designer had previously designed multiple homes for these particular clients in England, so they turned to him when they bought some land on a tiny island in the Bahamas. The Palladian-style villa is grand in scale, yet it has a relaxed vibe, without feeling like an obvious beach house. McCall was inspired by a visit to Valentino’s yacht, which features blue hues and mahogany throughout. “It’s not reinventing the wheel, but it really stuck in my mind and I wanted to be able to use that in a project one day” says McCall. You’ll notice the palette throughout the living and dining spaces in the expansive, U-shaped house with architecture by de la Guardia Victoria Architects of Miami. Meanwhile, the bedrooms and bathrooms take a slightly more soothing, but no less classic approach, in pale, blue-green shades with white-washed woods and plaster accents. McCall’s end goal was to make it feel distinctly British (colonial) and many of the pieces throughout come from British companies including Soane, Charles Edwards, and Christie’s. The entire house is stunning and brings to mind the houses of Oscar de la Renta and Bunny Williams in the Dominican Republic, don’t you agree?

{Photography by Alexander James for House & Garden}

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