Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm Back . . .

What? Did you not realize I was gone? Yes, we were actually on our family vacation last week, thus my appalling lack of posts. We had a great time, spent a lot of quality time together and got a Christmas card photo to boot! Don't worry, I won't spoil it by showing you that one. Here's one that didn't make the cut . . .
Thanks to the generosity of my in-laws (who were supposed to accompany us but couldn't due to health issues), we went to The Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Or, as I like to call it, the world's most expensive water park with a casino attached. 

Speaking of the Bahamas, at the airport on the way home I snagged the newest issues of Architectural Digest and Veranda, and both magazines featured homes in the Bahamas designed by the same interior designer, Andrew Raquet. Weird coincidence, I say. Here are some shots of the home in Veranda from the designer's website:
Both interiors also included a LOT of Quadrille/China Seas/Alan Campbell fabrics (which I love). Not surprising especially since the home in AD was that of the owner/creative director and marketing director of the venerable fabric and wallpaper firm. Here are shots from the Quadrille website from their home:
If I had to choose between the two, I would definitely choose the second home. More beachy for sure. It looks like a Quadrille showroom, of course, but that's fine by me.

And for a parting shot of the Bahamas, here's a little video my husband put together of our vacation. Don't worry, it's not long, but I must warn you the song will get stuck in your head. And, don't mind my bad posture please. I'm a slumper, but I'm working on it.

12 comments:

ModFruGal said...

The Things are dying to go there...looks like fun!

Emily said...

That looks INCREDIBLE! My son happened to look over my shoulder while I was watching and said, "I want to go THERE!"

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

Looks like a really fun vacation!

Ashley said...

Mmmm...sunshine, water, and Quadrille? Perfect vacation in my book.

SHERRY HART said...

Welcome back! To reality that is....hot weather and no casino. Now where did we leave off...oh yeah...repainting your DR :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Welcome back, Kathy. We missed you! Looks like you had a great time! Were those sharks all around you?!?! So nice to take time out and enjoy your family.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I love your video! And yea, pretty sure I need to download that song now. (I have another one of his albums.)

Welcome back, I definitely did notice your absence.

xo

Kim said...

What a fun trip! Your family is beautiful. What kind of camera do you use that you can get submerge it?

Oh, and I'm so glad you posted those pix. The room w/grasscloth walls has the style of drapes I want to make for our bedroom. Do you think those are pinch-pleated our just regular drapes that are gathered? I can't decide how I should make them to get that effect so the fabric roll just sits on top of my curtain rod laughing at me. :( Any advice?

MissNeira said...

The prints are fabulous! lovely colors too. Very comforting


xoxo
Miss Neira

Joanna said...

Nice soft palettes and finishes. I like the casual cozy combination of colors of the furniture, walls and rugs. Cool post, check out also 3D Rendering

Jennifer said...

What a vacation! I'm glad y'all had fun. Hope to see you around here soon....once we get back from our beach trip, that is. Not that we're going anywhere so glamorous!

nkp said...

You were missed! But it looks like you had far more important things to attend to...like fruity cocktails, and water slides, and family fun! Looks like it was a fabulous vacation. Thanks for sharing that great video of your beautiful family!