Decorator Alessandra Branca blends vernacular elements, chinoiserie details, and strategic splashes of vibrant color at her impeccably chic Bahamas getaway.
Interior designer Alessandra Branca and her husband, Steve Uihlein
Exterior - Chinese Chippendale–style railings and a 40-foot-long pool distinguish the Harbour Island retreat; the windows and glazed doors throughout the compound, named Highlowe, are by Andersen Windows
Pecky-cypress panels line the entrance hall, where a Directoire hanging lantern joins antique Tyrolean chairs and a 1960s table.
The living room’s vintage armchairs are cushioned in a Bennison print, and the 19th-century campaign chairs are clad in an Alessandra Branca for Schumacher stripe; a Pottery Barn rug is spread across the coral-stone pavers.
The living area showcases an octopus triptych from Alessandra Branca’s Chicago shop and a 1960s red cabinet; the woven-wood shades are by Hunter Douglas.
The armoire and cocktail table in a sitting room are vintage, while the rattan chair is antique; the gouaches on either side of the window are by Anna Chiara Branca, the designer's mother.
Vintage chairs surround an RH table in the dining room; the light fixtures are by IKEA.
In the bar, fixtures from Circa Lighting illuminate books, bibelots, and Slim Aarons photographs.
Red, blue and white kitchen - The kitchen is equipped with a Hunter ceiling fan and a Viking range and hood.
Painted in a Benjamin Moore blue, the card room includes photographs by Tema Stauffer (left) and Jonathan Lewis and a table by Jayson Home.
The master bedroom features an Oly four-poster hung with Les Indiennes curtains.
Coral, white and taupe guest-bedroom.
Contemporary poolhouse bedroom in blue and green - Lamps from Circa Lighting flank a sunburst mirror in one of the poolhouse’s bedrooms; the desk is vintage
The veranda is furnished with a vintage French rattan chair and an RH sectional sofa and curtains; the low tables are by IKEA.
A poolhouse with guest quarters is located across from the main residence
Magazine: Architectural Digest via
Interior Designer: Alessandra Branca (https://www.branca.com)
Photo: William Waldron