The Golden Rock Inn, in Nevis, is an intoxicatingly beautiful world unto itself and a gorgeous example of design in the hands of artists.
We came across this article by Jennifer Fernandez at Lonny Magazine and we had to feature it, as this resort struck us (when we were lucky enough to visit) as a perfect balance of art, design, and letting the environment inform the result.
Artists Helen and Brice Marden tackled interior, structural and landscape design- using balanced, saturated pops of color (heavy on luscious, tomato red) against the backdrop of spectacular gardens and the smokey-gray, stone walls of the original 18th century sugar plantation. This shade of red bursts against the greenery and the Caribbean Ocean, glittering 800 feet below.
The interior of the main building is equally artful, with spare, modern and mid-century pieces used in the living room, bar and indoor dining.
Though designed by artists, there was no art hanging on the interior stone walls (at the time)- rather the Mardens appeared to make the entire location the art, allowing the visitor a more personal and immersive experience.
Please visit the article at Lonny in the above link, but do take the time to visit the Golden Rock site as well, at http://goldenrocknevis.com