A few months ago I discovered the work of Bahamian designer Amanda Lindroth and have been fascinated ever since. This barn turned guest house is one of Lindroth’s older projects and a great example of her talent. The rooms she created are casual yet sophisticated, filled with color and breezy island style.
The house belongs to Pippa Vlasov and it is unusual on many levels. First of all, it is a stable with two living quarters at each end. Second, it houses the sweetest Gypsy Vanners alongside Vlasov’s family. Horses and people living under the same roof is not something you see everyday!
Although it is not the family’s main residence, Vlasov often spends time here working or entertaining guests – the lucky ones get to spend more time with the family’s beloved horses. Vlasov’s love of animals is evident throughout the two apartments. Animal friendly choices for fabrics, open floor plans and an overall equestrian theme make these apartments every horse-lover’s dream. When it comes to décor, each apartment has its own color scheme. They are joined by a long corridor that houses stables on either side.
The two apartments open into a common patio – a preferred dining space.
Mark Catesby bird prints are set in a grid above the living room sofa. Brown and pink create a beautiful color story.
The rattan desk makes a charming workspace overlooking the stables.
In the second apartment, the color scheme changes to browns and blues with subtle touches of red.
Rattan animal figurines and straw hats are displayed above the custom sofa. Vlasov owned the two plump bergères that were re-upholstered in a fun stripe. The grandfather clock adds a sense of history.
Inspired by a famous tented room at the Charlottenhof palace in Germany, the stripes take over the upstairs bedroom. The focal point is the chandelier. The drum repurposed into showstopper light fixture was a 1stdibs find.