Monday, January 2, 2012

CASA CHIC

Now that we're back from our winter holiday, I've had a chance to review some of the photos from our trip and I've realized two things: Casa de Campo is an exceptionally beautiful Caribbean resort and I dislike coming home from a fun vacation. Of course we had to come home, at least that's what I repeatedly told my daughter as we both dragged our heels through the sand our last day. While I spent an exceptionally large amount of time at the beach (for someone who claims she doesn't like the sun), I also made sure I made my way around the nearly 15,000 acres of tropical paradise and experienced some incredible island architecture and design. While there were far too many chic casas for me to share, here's a bird's-eye view of a few of my favorites- 
 This estate is simply spectacular-it features a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the ocean and a private beach.  There are several smaller casitas which surround the main house, perfect for guests. 
I'm smitten with the estate's elegant neutral palette-soft whites and beiges allow the gorgeous ocean to be the star of the show.
Look at the view!
White louvered doors are so light and airy-a modern take on the traditional dark wood thats typical on the island.

Most of the bedrooms have direct ocean access-perfect for a morning swim.
And this impressive estate which features a traditional island thatched roof and a stunning oceanfront location.

An enormous gazebo with several seating areas, perfect for entertaining.
 I love the use of color in this home-sunny terracotta on the gazebo and ocean blue in another outdoor seating area.
The thatched roof brings a rustic island touch to the decor.


Wishing you a wonderful day and a great start to the New Year!



17 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Wow! I wouldn't want to come home either. The views here are breathtaking.
Thank you for sharing, and have a Happy New Year.
Teresa
xoxo

The enchanted home said...

Oh Barbara..this brings back such great memories. My kids to this day say that was one of their best if not the best vacations..we had such a beautiful villa, the gardener climbed up on the coconut trees to give them fresh coconuts to drink out of every morning, the people were sooo nice and so accomodating and could not do enough for us! The restaurants, the marina, the service, the horsebackriding, tennis and golf...I mean there is something for everyone and we all had an amazing time, so much that we were there 3 times! We might be going back with another family Dec.'12!
Thanks for a beautiful post...I could so realte to when you said how hard it is to leave a vacation you really are enjoying!!
Glad it was wonderful.....

p-l-a-i-d said...

These are absolutely stunning interiors and pictures of the beach! You are so lucky to have gone, i'm so sorry you had to come home, ha! Happy New Year!

I Dream Of said...

Stunning! I would be dragging my feet, too. Looks like a very tough spot to leave. I'm glad you got to close out 2011 in such a lovely place. Happy New Year!

Splendid Market said...

How wonderful! I can see why you wouldn't want to leave. I love all of the natural elements and the touches of blue. Really beautiful, thank you for sharing. Happy New Year Barbara!

Acquired Objects said...

OMG Barbara I can see why you didn't want to come home that place looks amazing! And it sounds really relaxing but real life has a way of calling us back. Thank yuo for sharing your wonderful holiday and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Hugs!
Debra

All in the Detail said...

Oh my... would it be possible to stow away in your luggage next trip? I seem to have new life pumped back into this body when I am anywhere near the sand... the surf and the sun (even is it is only photos)! What a beautiful way to end the old year and begin the new!
Thank you so much for sharing - I look forward to sharing so much more in 2012.

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Marisa/Stylebeat said...

Looks like a great vacation! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!
x

designchic said...

Wow Barbara, what a gorgeous place - you know how I love the color palette...gorgeous. This may have to go to the top of my list of places to see!!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It's beautiful - I wouldn't have wanted to come home either - especially to this cold weather in NY this week. Thanks for sharing all this gorgeousness. Though I really want to drop my toes into a warm sandy beach now!

arrielle_p said...

It's so nice to live in any houses in there. Those are amazing properties, very very good designed!

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Stacy Curran said...

WOW! That really is exceptionally beautiful. I wouldn't want to leave either!
Stacy

Karena said...

Barbara a great vacation spot! I love the light and airy feel, the views of course are amazing!

Happy New Years and All the Best in 2012!

I hope you will come to enter my Giveaway from Serena & Lily!

xoxo
Karena
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pretty pink tulips said...

Barbara,
Welcome home and Happy New Year!!!

Nothing like starting off a new, chilly year with a little sun-kissed skin!

Wishing you all the best in 2012!
xoxo Elizabeth

chateaudelille said...

Wow! Did you stay in those amazing rooms? I would love to stay somewhere like that. Picture perfect and by the beach too. Fiona

Millerglmw said...

Barbara a great vacation spot! I love the light and airy feel, the views of course are amazing! Happy New Years and All the Best in 2012! I hope you will come to enter my Giveaway from Serena & Lily! xoxo Karena Art by Karena

Kalani said...

Looks like a great vacation! Wishing you a wonderful New Year! x