It is actually the house of decorator Alessandra Branca. She has blended vernacular elements, chinoiserie details, and strategic splashes of vibrant color to perfection.
Located in as a holiday house in the Bahamas, Alessandra wanted to promote a casual way of life where families and friends could gather under one roof. Interestingly they purposefully built small bedrooms to encourage everyone to congregate in the living areas to promote socializing amongst family and guests.
As described on Architectural Digest casual is the preferred way of life, but they have by no means excluded the sophisticated touches around the house. “Eclectic but graceful, the rooms are linked by accent colors, notably a vivid coral-red that shows up everywhere, from slipcovers to porch railings.”
The inspiration from the house came from a walk on the beach that Alessandra and Steve took one day where they found a shell that had some coral coloring as well a gorgeous piece of driftwood.
“Perhaps the greatest sign of the project’s success is the fact that many visitors initially believe the house has stood there, shaded by palm trees and overlooking the sparkling ocean, for generations.”
All images are sourced from Architectural Digest.