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The Perfect Potato Chip

Whether you are dreaming of a warm destination or in need of interior inspiration the Vogue September issue home tour by Hamish Bowles is an enchanting Caribbean vision.  The retreat was first made famous by Bunny Mellon a well-known social butterfly, fashion influencer, and landscape designer of the 1960’s.  Her impressive notoriety came from the privilege of constructing the White House Rose Garden for President and Jackie Kennedy.

The oasis located on Antigua was the original work of architect H. Page Cross and the interior decorator mastermind Billy Baldwin.  These highly creative minds honored the spirit of the island along with Bunny’s carefree perfectionism and laid-back elegance.  

Fast forward twenty years and like all good karma, the home was purchased by Tory Burch.  Tory’s modern-day aesthetic and attraction to past decade classics was the perfect match to bring this beach bungalow back to life.  This time around Daniel Romualdez was selected to revive and respect the homes pleasing footprint.  

Lastly, to re-birth the gardens she called in Miranda Brooks a greenery expert and another Vogue contributor.  To follow suit with the past talents she took advantage of the natural environment and local treasures to enhance the resorts timeless tropical ambiance.

One home owned by two tasteful trendsetters focused on a beauty that portrays a chic comfort where they only serve perfect potato chips.

Forever Chic!

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Photography©Vogue

 

 

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