Tag Archives: EllaLee Cansdell

Dolphin Island

When Dutch-born investor Alex van Heeran decided to open his family holiday ‘home’ aka island in Fiji to the wider world, interior designer Virginia Fisher was awarded the commission. Dolphin Island marks the third of the luxury Huka Retreat properties by van Heeran and his third design collaboration with Fisher. Located on the northern tip of Fiji's Viti Levu, 14-acre Dolphin...

Paris to Cambodia

Located about 15 minutes from the bustle of Siem Reap, the newly opened boutique property Phum Baitang is a contemporary ode to Khmer village life. Reminiscent of traditional houses found in rural Cambodia, the 45 single storey villas and public pavilions have been inspired by Khmer architecture and feature stilted foundations, extensive timber construction, pitched roofs with open trusses, palm leaf...

Ocean House or Beach House… revisited

Measuring no more than 180 metres long by 123 metres wide, Naladhu, which means, “pretty little island”, is precisely that. Accommodating a mere 19 couples at any one time, Naladhu is boutique, intimate and decadently private. Whilst the island may be a tiny dot in the Indian Ocean, ‘guestrooms’ are a colossal 300 square metres and aptly named...

like a wise old soul

If minimalism were on one of the end of the continuum, The Siam would indeed be on the other. Located in Bangkok’s royal district Dusit, The Siam is every bit eccentric as it’s owner, Krissada Sukosol Clapp and the Bill Bensley design team, who together have breathed new life into the 3-acre real...