October 24, 2010

Bahamas



This is my family home in Lyford Cay, Bahamas where I spent my youth. It is one of my largest sources of inspiration; a place that elicits memories, family history, and emotion so strong, I can see and feel them in every creation I make. There is a chapter devoted to the Bahamas in my book LULU, each fabric, wallpaper, bedlinen or piece of artwork I paint has a feeling, whether in color or style, that blossoms from this island retreat. My parents' home and a childs' Paradise Island....a paradise that at the age of 38 I still revel in as if it were the first and last time I will ever appreciate it again. Seven years ago we buried my father here, four years ago I was married here, 2 years ago I baptised my children here and now I am here with my family and siblings enjoying my last travelling moments before I give birth to my 3rd son. Here are a few images of the house...originally decorated by Sister Parish and then David Klienburg and now continually spruced up a little by me and a little by my sister. Available for rental through Sotheby's  http://www.serendipcove.com/

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing! I love your shiny green coffee table:)

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    1. I agree with you E. Lee. Looks perfect with green rugs too. Amazing!

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  2. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your home. I have many fond memories of Lyford Cay - it is a magical place. Your piecs of paradise blends in to perfection. Best of luck on baby number 3.
    KG x

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  3. so breathtakingly beautiful! The story is just as lovely, and best wishes on a healthy and peaceful delivery. Congrats!

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  5. Looks absolutely fabulous! Love that you are on a little holiday before number 3 arrives. It was in fact the 3rd child that put me over the edge and then the dog somehow completed our family.
    Wishing you all the best.
    pve

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  6. Lulu what a dream come true. You have so many special memories on that gorgeous property. Plus I adore your home!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. The story is just as lovely... Your pieces of paradise blends in to perfection. I really like your theme style and design. Thanks for sharing this! Please keep up the amazing work.

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