Vacation Home

Island of St. John’s

ESCAPE

Shortly before his 50th birthday, this entrepreneur asked M&H to help him surprise his family by turning their vacation home on the island of St. John’s into a stunning winter escape. The challenge? Creating a vacation home intimate enough for a family retreat that would double as a rental property.

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STYLE DIVINING

Having worked with the family before,M&H knew that he was a big-thinker with bold ideas and we wanted to celebrate his vision. We needed a design with a clean American feel that would attract European clientele and celebrate the unique location—a secluded villa on the edge of lush Caribbean jungle.

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DEFINING FEATURE

One defining feature of the home is the entrance table. It’s a place that kind of centers the house. A place to meet when you first arrive and to toast to a fabulous vacation. Or a place to gather before leaving for an evening on the town; gentlemen can light up cigars while they wait for the ladies.

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TURQUOISE

M&H shipped in a set of stunning turquoise pendant lights that hang 10 feet from the kitchen ceiling, and we knew in our hearts they would be a key design element on the project. The seaglass blue pays homage to the color of the outdoors; their handmade quality represents the uniqueness of the project; and the bold scale reflects the outgoing personality of our client.

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INTIMATE HOME

Each corner of the house has an opportunity for an intimate moment: an oversized ocean blue chaise is perfect for a mid-day siesta; a sophisticated games table in the corner of the main room is ideal for an evening card game and a fine whiskey.M&H wanted to surprise his family with a place that felt like home.

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