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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

4.16.2008

Viceroy Anguilla


For nearly two years now, Kelly Wearstler's commercial projects have been a popular topic on this blog. I think many of us are intrigued by her evolving style, and we take inspiration from her work. So I thought you might enjoy a little update on one of her latest far-flung endeavors, Viceroy Anguilla.

Last month she unveiled the resort's model four-bedroom villa on Barnes Bay. (Villas and townhomes are available for purchase as second residences.) As you can see above, the architecture is clean and contemporary, but Wearstler decided to balance this with organic materials and global references.

She says, "“In designing the property, we used textiles and techniques from all over the world, including hand-carved wood pieces from Asia, hammered metalwork from India and beaded artwork from Africa which offer a visual contrast with the modern architecture.”

Personally, I'm always fascinated by the connections between her residential and commercial work. Right off the bat, I noticed what I call the "glamorous swing." A piece used outdoors at her own home, the Hillcrest Estate, below, and now at Viceroy Anguilla.

For the full scoop on purchasing one of these appealing island escapes, or to simply see floor plans, visit Viceroy Anguilla.

4 comments:

beachbungalow8 said...

her design evolution is really interesting. i think she came out in to the public eye with such a hollywood regency bang, that she will have a hard time not being a one note song to most people.

but, i love this whole vibe that she's moving into. it shows that she can go beyond the kwid 'look'.

a. said...

Thanks for the update!

Our neighbors at the beach bought one a few years ago when I was in Anguilla with them. They hated Kelly's vision though (and had a conf. call with her at the time - they had no idea who she was) so I am interested in hearing what they think of it. They are due to go down there soon.

Style Court said...

A,

I remember when you talked about that. Yes it will be interesting to see what they think :) Looks gorgeous to me!

The Peak of Chic said...

Looks gorgeous. You can tell how Wearstler is taking things in a new direction.