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Deborah & Donald SchnellWho You'll Talk To...The Amoré Center

Deborah & Donald Schnell

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Donald & Deborah Schnell have brought the experience of twenty-six years of Saint John living to the creation and decoration of their Villas. Donald & Deborah have made St. John their home since 1975 and have raised their three children - Abigail, Lucas & Michael - here. Donald & Deborah combine elements of grand Italian Villas from their trips to Perugia, Italy for the Umbria Jazz Festival (the Director & his large family are yearly visitors to Artistic Villas) with traditional, island Caribbean Villas for a uniquely perfect vacation experience. Donald's Studio creates ceramic lighting and offers lighting, design & decorating consultation to all the finest resorts in the Caribbean, and he brings all these elements to their Villas. Originally from Michigan, Donald attended graduate school at the University of Chicago where Deborah was a pediatric nurse.


Who You'll Talk To...

Eric Lidicker moved to the Virgin Islands as infant in 1969. He remained here until college and returned to St. John in 1990 after attending the University of Texas at Austin and spending several summers on Lana'i and Maui in Hawaii.


The Amoré Center

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Formerly in Mongoose Junction, our villa concierge services are now operated from the office of our ceramics studio in The Amoré Center. (Read more about the 2006 opening of The Amoré Center in the St. John Source.)

For your convenience we have included a detailed map of our Amoré Center location on our maps page.


Artistic Villas™ owned & created by famous St. John artist Donald Schnell
Contact us at 800 253-7107 or via email

St. John, United States Virgin Islands. An American Paradise.

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