chair porn: visiting the kelly wearstler-designed viceroy in anguilla

I don’t consider myself a lucky person. I leave casino’s empty handed, my underdog horse never wins and my lottery tickets haven’t paid off yet. All that changed earlier in the year when I bought a raffle ticket at a school fundraiser. “Win a beach vacation!” the sign said. I stopped even though I was rushing for a train, gave the cute kid selling them $20 and my name and hurried on my way, having accomplished a little good deed for the day. You can’t imagine my surprise when I got a call a few weeks later telling me I had won. And the prize was not just any beach vacation, but a few night’s stay in the absolutely stunning Viceroy in Anguilla. This place is James Bond quality beautiful, thanks in part to having been styled by the always tasteful Kelly Wearstler. Muted hues and natural textures preside. One of my favorite treats was discovering the plethora of beautiful chairs sprinkled about the property. Around every column stood another elegant throne. I took some photos of my favorites, including the one above that is a cream colored version of Wearstler’s famed souffle chair. I would be remiss to not share my husband’s take on all these seats though: “They’re pretty to look at, but uncomfortable as hell.” But I always say, never look a free visit to a designer paradise in the mouth. Enjoy!


This driftwood beauty is the one I would bring home if I could. If only it would fit in my suitcase.


These twin “face” chairs had a great view of the ocean… but were a bit surreal for my liking.


Left, a stunning carved spoon chair greets guests in the lobby. Right, a lounger that is more inviting than it is comfy.