Thanks to its subtropical climate and its residents’ penchant for alfresco living, Charleston is guaranteed to garner new fans for Amanda Lindroth, the Nassau, Bahamas-based designer who maintains an office in Palm Beach, home to the eponymous shop she debuted in 2015. Here, Luxe asked the iconic aesthete to detail her newest retail outpost on Upper King Street and why she feels a sense of solidarity with the historic South Carolina city.
You opened your first store in Palm Beach. Why open one in Charleston? I’m a girl who likes history. And Nassau, where I’ve lived for the past 35 years, is one of the great 18th- and 19th-century harbor towns, built in the English tradition. Charleston is almost identical, actually, just farther north.
What can we expect from your King Street store? We have some new hurricanes, new block-print tablecloths, and we’re in the process of sampling a capsule collection of furniture due early next year.
How have you celebrated your entree into this new community? We’re doing sweet little dinners and lunches in the shop to entertain people like they’re in our living room. Visitors can stop in from time to time for seated meals, like rum drinks, conch salads and chicken pot pies–very island-like. The shop is meant to be a wonderful hub of happiness and hospitality.
Are more stores on the horizon? Absolutely. We plan to open six to eight more–we’re looking at locations from Atlanta to Houston to Manhattan Beach.
TABLE AND TABLESCAPE PHOTOS: JACKIE PHILIBIN. PORTRAIT: GRACIELA CATTAROSSI.
DOME-WRAPPED HURRICANE PHOTO: CAPEHEART PHOTOGRAPHY.
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