Mustique Chic

OMG, I Want This House: Mustique

We’re dying to holiday in this jaw-dropping villa on the Island of Mustique. Don’t miss the gorgeous views.

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Overlooking Mustique’s harbor on one of the island’s two highest points, this villa mixes classical elegance with breezy, tropical beauty. Interior designer Peter Merino has furnished the home with a balance of light and dark accents that highlight the vibrant natural colors of the West Indies, while sky-high ceilings and open-air terraces allow the ocean breeze to make its way through the villa.

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Rows of storm lanterns hung from the rattan ceiling light up the Caribbean waters and lend a soft glow to evening meals out on the terrace.  

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One of several terraces on the property, this ideal spot for a breezy, open-air supper overlooks the white beach below.

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A pair of lounge chairs by the pool are equipped for sun and shade alike, and have a dazzling view of the ocean.

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White lounge chairs add a sleek modern note to a balcony’s tropical aesthetic.

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In the shade of a paved terrace, wicker couches and chairs offer a dash of beachfront elegance.

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At one end of the terrace, a suspended bench and modern, sculptural chair are tempting spots for an afternoon lounging near the treetops.

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The strong lines of a Chinese-inspired table provide a striking, fresh contrast to the mass of foliage in the garden below.

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Simplicity goes luxe on this covered terrace, where a palette of neutrals highlights the rich mix of textures.

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Wicker furniture creates the boundaries between sitting and dining areas in the open floor plan of this sprawling, multipurpose terrace.

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Bold patterns share the spotlight with an Indonesian table displaying Californian crystals, orchids, and a cluster of Asian ceramics in this beautifully lit sitting room.

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African-batik couches and scattered dark-wood tables serve as warm anchors for the living room’s soaring, vaulted ceiling.

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Grass wallpaper and wicker chairs add a beachy spin to the decadence of classic light fixtures and a 1940s-style French table in the dining room.

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In the guest bedroom, a deep mahogany bed frame is draped with dreamy white voile bed-hangings.

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Nauticals and neutrals perfectly blend in one of several guest bedrooms, where shuttered doors lead onto one of many terraces.

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Bed-hangings made of hand-dyed Indian voile add a soft balance to the dark rectangles of pillows and picture frames in this guest bedroom.

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A pair of sage shutter doors open onto a shaded terrace located just off of the guest bedroom.

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Subtle geometric linens and a swooping canopy draw the eye to the bold, arresting angles of the cane bed at the center of a guest bedroom.

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Throughout the property, textures bring neutral colors to life; here, a pair of bedside tables are decorated with a rope-effect surface.

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Sunlight streams through the curtains’ Viennese secession motifs, lending an ethereal air to this guest bedroom nook where a wicker armchair and side table are nestled.    

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The bathroom is one of several made from local mahogany and original to the property.

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An Anglo-Portuguese library table holds its own among the columns and arches of the circular entrance hall.

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Stately, clean lines get a dose of island chic at the entrance to the beach house, with the coral stone steps amplifying the island’s already-intense natural blue and green hues.