Key West

Key West

A Tropical Lifestyle

By Leslie Linsley

Monacelli Press, Hardcover, 9781580931977, 213pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2007


Architecture on Florida's Key West reflects the diverse and colorful nature of those who have shaped this remote island's character: the grand classical homes of sea captains from New England, the cobbled-together wooden dwellings of ships' carpenters, the humble but charming cottages of cigar makers from Cuba. Today's equally varied population of artists, writers, and political figures contributes to that heritage by designing interiors and landscape that complement the vibrant tropical location, quirky isolationist tradition, and relaxed atmosphere.

In Key West: A Tropical Lifestyle, author Leslie Linsley presents the true character of this unique American place in twenty-two residences. Engaging anecdotes drawn from interview with homeowners, designers, and architects and lush, full-color photographs reveal the historic and contemporary interiors and gardens. Reflecting the style and personalities of their owners, these house simultaneously respect and extend a distinctive legacy.

About the Author
Leslie Linsley is the author of more than fourty-five books including "Leslie Linsley's 15-minute Decorating Ideas, Leslie Linsley's Quick Christmas Decorating Ideas "and "The Weekend Quilt". She lives on Nantucket, where she and her husband, designer/photographer Jon Aron own a home decorating store, Leslie Linsley Nantucket. Linsley has six grandchildren.