Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Virginia's Caribbean Escape



One of my best friends is getting married at Round Hill in Jamaica in May and I am ecstatic to say that I will be attending with my husband, mom, and one year old in tow. Thank you Dare for getting married and for picking such a wonderful location!



Coincidentally Coastal Living Magazine just featured Round Hill in their February 2010 issue and has released some beautiful photos (pictured above and below) of the villas designed by Meg Braff. Her re-design of the resort villas were inspired by settings of the 1950's and 1960's when the Kennedys, Grace Kelly, Ralph Lauren & Paul Newman were all frequent guests. The style is crisp, polished and bright (but not overly). Basically a toned down Lilly Pulitzer. I can't wait to see the villas in person and to have a few rum beverages while celebrating the marriage of my dear friend.



Now I have been dying to share the photos below of another special friend's daughter's nursery (she and the bride are actually best friends also) in Raleigh, NC. The similarly of the colors in the two completely different spaces is inspiring. Virginia's nursery is so bright and cheerful, it almost takes you back to Palm Beach or the Caribbean. The tropical hues found in nature of palm green, coral pink, aqua blue, and banana yellow flourish on the wallpaper and on the fabric used for Virginia's bedding and glider. It actually makes me wonder if Virginia's mom was inspired by Round Hill or if this was just a coincidence that the colors match perfectly.


Virginia's mom was gracious enough to share her sources for her furniture, bedding and accessories:

Bedding: Custom fabric by Thibaut
Wallpaper: Bayou by Thibaut
Furniture: Morigeau Lepine crib
(unfortunately the company is now out of business)




Now since little Virginia was recently blessed with the arrival of a baby brother, she's going to need to move out of her crib into a big girl bed soon. Here are a few proposed pieces of furniture and decorative accessories to help transform this beautiful nursery into a room suitable for a preschooler and beyond.




Ok back to dreaming about sitting by the pool!

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