Town & Country (Philippines) - - MASTERS OF DESIGN -

With trop­i­cal de­sign, there’s a fine line be­tween time­less fan­tasy and dis­neyesque pas­tiche. that’s why the world’s toni­est pri­vate clubs, in­clud­ing Ly­ford cay and mill Reef in an­guilla, call on the fa­mously picky east Hamp­ton na­tive tom scheerer, whose de­signs, no mat­ter how grand (see the 20-foot palms at Ly­ford), carry a trace of his own gen­teel ge­net­ics. “A lot of highly cu­rated rooms feel over­done. But in his work Tom plays with mis­matched col­ors and ma­te­ri­als, old and new, high and low, fussy and un­fussy, in a way that bridges the gap be­tween preppy Old World and deep ex­otic. Ev­ery time I re­turn to the great room he de­signed a few years ago at Ly­ford Cay, it takes my breath away.” —Re­becca de Ravenel, sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion Ly­ford Cay mem­ber

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