"the spirit, the living, the upkeep - each a breeze"
Vogue US - January 1974
Oscar and Francoise de la Renta
"To us the luxury of having a beach house," says Francoise, "is to be able to walk barefoot into the living room and sit without worrying if your bathing suit is wet. Everything costs the minimum, everything is replaceable and washable. The only things here of value are antique Chinese porcelain fish (shown above) that we keep filled with flowers."
"We tried to keep to the colors of the island - no violent reds, blues, yellows."
"We decided a house on the sand, surrounded by blue water, should be cool and dim inside."
Anna with breakfast - fresh fruits, yucca pancakes - on a Dominican tray.
Photographed by Horst P. Horst