Thursday, 10 July 2014

Outdoor living

Outdoor living is a temporary series on the blog that contains stylish outdoor living areas and sometimes al fresco table settings. It's about celebrating the season of summer!

Fancy a trip to the Bahamas? This gorgeous loggia belongs to American interior designer Amanda Lindroth and her Sweden-born husband Orjan. It's part of their hillside house Ca'Liza (named after their daughter Liza) on the Paradise Island that has a view out to the Atlantic Ocean. It's a coralina limestone house with Palladian columns, designed by de la Guardia Victoria Architects. The outdoor living area was featured in the book Veranda: The Art of Outdoor Living by Lisa Newsom, published last year.

Amanda chose to decorate the loggias with vintage rattan furniture, which she found in antiques shops and on eBay. The blue and white batik cushions are made of yards of China Seas fabrics that she received as a housewarming gift.

photo credit:
1-2: from the book Veranda: The Art of Outdoor Living by Lisa Newsom, published by Hearst (1: via Aesthetically Thinking | 2: via Amanda Lindroth) | 3: Tria Giovan for Veranda, June 2010 via Mark D. Sikes


  1. Oh with this crappy weather I am daydreaming of outdoor living! It's been so cold here lately, I feel like we've gone straight to autumn.

    1. Sorry to hear about the crappy weather. I cannot complain, it's a sunny and warm day over here.

  2. Those Palladian columns! I love this classical architecture style, especially on an island house.
    PS: I've looked for that photo especially for you and just pinned it. It's part of the Chloé SS 2008 ad campaign.

    1. Thank you, Ada. I just repinned it from you ;-)


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