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I nterior designer Amanda Lindroth is the savant of sunny island-resort chic, and no wonder — it's in her DNA. Her Boca Raton childhood in the '60s and '70s was one of brightly colored Lilly Pulitzer shift dresses and shopping trips along Palm Beach's fashionable Worth Avenue. Her mother decorated the family home in crisp white slipcovers, China Seas batiks, and Ward Bennett chrome-and-rattan sled chairs. The Wellesley-educated Lindroth became Gucci's head of PR in London before decamping to Lyford Cay in the Bahamas, her English antiques and a passion for Colefax and Fowler in tow. More than 20 years later, she still calls Lyford Cay home. Lindroth launched her namesake design firm on the island, imbuing many of the beautiful old British Colonial houses and clubs there and on nearby Harbour Island with her signature English-meets-island style. Her breezy shop in Palm Beach stocks raffia baskets, seagrass-wrapped glassware, lanterns and hurricanes, placemats and napkins. Lindroth's book Island Hopping (Vendome), showcases 25 of her beachy interiors layered with pagoda-print raffia walls, chinoiserie galore, hand-blocked Indian fabrics, and sumptuous island hues. Here, we talk all things seaside-chic with the designer. LIFE IN CAFTANS. I have dozens of caftans. Cotton for day; silks for night. They range from very elemental Indian kurtas to embroidered ones from Pucci and Oscar de la Renta. I used to buy white kurtas by the dozen from a wonderful man called Sam Hilu in New York City. I buy caftans whenever I find them. I buy the best vintage from Alixe Laughlin from her collection, Cabana Vintage. COLOR OF THE ISLAND. I never, ever tire of Benjamin Moore Soft Pink. It is the color of Lyford Cay! I love pink and green. We use Benjamin Moore Southfield Green often. It's our copy of the beautiful "Oliver Messel Green" of Barbados. Wonderful. Benjamin Moore White Dove is also a big fallback of mine. James showroom hosts Amanda Lindroth and Aldous Bertram, for cocktails, illustrated talk, book signings and more cocktails, Monday, September 20, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at James showroom, as part of Texas Design Week Dallas. TXDW is a ticketed event; for tickets and for complete schedule go to TEXAS DESIGN WEEK DALLAS ON ISLAND TIME We catch up with designer Amanda Lindroth on all things Bahamas, caftans, and her sunny book, Island Hopping. By Rebecca Sherman. Photography Tria Giovan. A pecky-cypress lined foyer and antique Chippendale chairs in a house in Lyford Cay Amanda Lindroth Vintage rattan pagoda-shaped daybed in a Harbour Island house 120

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