With spring break right around the corner, we are craving some sunny weather, some R&R and a little bit of international design inspiration to get our cold weathered LA bodies ready. (Yes, LA has been cold). I’ve done my fair share of traveling and one of my favorite things to do while away is explore and take in all the sights and sounds from a design perspective. Think of it as tourism: Design Edition.
So, when we recently stumbled onto the pictures of this vacation home designed by Studio-Lifestyle located in the perfect and I mean perfect, location of Baker’s Bay in the Bahamas we knew that we wanted to showcase the entire project here on the site.
With LA’s rainy whether lately, we couldn’t help but feel a little wanderlust. After all, the only way to access the island is through private boat. Just a 30 minute ride takes you to this idyllic retreat and once you are on there all transportation is provided by Golf Cart.
Talk about going off the grid for a little bit of R&R away from it all. Are you ready for spring break now? I know I am.
While I couldn’t get to the Bahamas to actually see this place in person, we took some time to visit with their team to get a little bit of insight into the project as well as find out how it all came together. Hint – designing a space that looks this perfect involves a few hoops that you have to jump through in order to get it to all come together.
This decor project which boasts 3 bedrooms and overlooks a picturesque view of the water was designed by local L.A. firm Studio-Lifestyle and styled by our very own (and newly appointed Creative Director) Brady Tolbert.
The decor is simple, clean, neutral and evokes all the right coastal vibes without having it feel too boho or “beachy”. Their use of restraint when it came to accessorizing and styling it out leaves the much needed room for your eye to visually take in those panoramic view of the ocean from every window.
How did you keep the minimal color palette feeling interesting and inviting?
We made sure to utilize loads of texture. Employing earthy finishes like unglazed ceramics, live edge wood, and rope detailing helped to blur the lines between the indoor and out. We focused on light and airy furniture profiles with lots of negative space to help enhance the breezy tropical surroundings.
There are so many incredible pieces in the home. Did you have a favorite from the project that you love or stands out to you?
The stunning wall hanging by ceramic artist MQuan is the real focal point of the master and was responsible for the room’s palette. We doubled the impact of this piece by hanging the Egg Collective mirror on the facing wall so that the wall hanging could be experienced from many angles. The floating Halo sconces from Stahl & Band in the Living Room were one of the first selections made for the project. The combination of the earthy wood finish with the modern floating indirect light helped to define the nature-based modernism felt throughout the home.
We are so ready for our next vacations, are you? This place is giving us some major wanderlust vibes. Talk about the ultimate vacation home. As they mention, the concept was all about
“Celebrating the fresh simplicity of island life.”
That island life is something we can definitely get behind. If you are ready to get the look below we’ve linked up some of our favorite products from the project. See you at the beach.