Photo Gallery: Relaxed Dominican Home
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The outdoor bar repeats the infinity pool’s graphic simplicity.
All the principal rooms along the front of the house open onto the pool area, which offers spectacular views of the Caribbean across the lawn.
Lush greenery is visible from every room.
A rustic Dominican table made of raw petrified oak is a natural focal point in the foyer.
Inspired by the tropical locale, Monica and Michael chose an eye-opening shade of leaf green for the sleek Italian cabinets.
The pair love to cook with family and friends and dreamed of a dramatic modern kitchen that would be fun, functional and big enough to accommodate multiple chefs. "The minute you walk in, you're energized to cook," says Monica.
A massive table and solid credenza keep the room from looking too “leggy.”
Surrounded by pale coral stone walls and porcelain-slab floors, the dark, linear furniture appears to float. Cloud lights by Frank Gehry for Vitra and chairs inspired by the colour of the Caribbean subtly bring the outdoors in.
Colourful furniture pops in a neutral space.
To keep the room’s soaring 25′-high thatched ceiling from overwhelming the decor, the homeowners chose furnishings in futuristic shapes and bright, tropical colours that command attention. A glittery mirror is a glamorous punctuation point.
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Timeless, iconic furniture is at home in any style of room.
In the media room, a low-slung sofa and an Eames lounge chair create a sophisticated spot to watch TV.
A lack of clutter, rug-free floors and a crisp white colour scheme keep the room feeling cool and fresh.
The principal bedroom's matching wood floor and ceiling were chosen to create balance and calm. Brightly coloured abstract prints, found in Italy, visually anchor the bed.
Stones add a zen feel.
Huge sliding doors and walls of glass all but erase lines between indoors and out.
A tropical oasis to wash off a day of golfing.
Every bathroom includes a private outdoor shower with lush plantings.
A water feature adds to the indoor-outdoor feel when viewed from inside.
A covered wooden walkway surrounds the interior courtyard, linking all the rooms that open onto it. Lush greenery and stately Royal palms frame the slate-lined reflecting pool and fountain.