Selina Denman | August 2, 2012
This Friday’s House & Home section features a fabulous Caribbean getaway belonging to American couple Melody and Jon Dill.
The Dills had been visiting Anguilla in the British West Indies for 20 years before they started construction of their stunning, four-bedroom holiday home. They were very clear about what they wanted – their new home had to be walking distance from the beach, have expansive sea views, allow for both interior and exterior living, and offer a tropical ambience.
The couple worked closely with international design firm Wilson Associates to create a home that was inspired by the Fregate Island resort in the Seychelles.
“We wanted an Asian tropical style, in particular Balinese, which is usually a compound of buildings and not a home under one roof,” says Melody.
In order to achieve the desired ‘tropical Asian style’, the design team favoured dark mahogany, teak and Ipe woods, and natural materials such as woven seagrass, linen sheers and cotton throws. Artwork came from Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Borneo and the Solomon Islands, and accessories consisted of momentoes that the couple had picked up during their extensive travels over the years.
Here’s a sneak preview of the Dill’s holiday home:
For more pictures and details on this interior, see tomorrow’s (August 3) edition of Weekend.