Christmas Gifting for Design Lovers

Do you have a lover of design on your nice list this year, or are you stuck on what to get the design connoisseur in your life? We’re here to help you find the perfect holiday gifts to complement their style and personality without needing to hang on to the gift receipt! Join us as we highlight our curated list of 5 Christmas gift ideas for the design lover in your life.

Making The Most of a Small Space

The amount of space and how you make use of it can make the greatest impact on your interiors. At Lagnappe, this is one of the first things we look at when starting a project so we can get a feel of what we’re working with. We were recently featured on Redfin, where we had the opportunity to share a few tips on different ways to expand the feel of your home and we wanted to keep the conversation going!

A Year Ago Today

A Year Ago Today…

In some ways, this time last year doesn’t look too different for us. For that, we feel very fortunate. Many of our clients reside off the island during the course of their projects. Because of this, our collaboration with them started and has continued to be done online. Now, everyone who would normally be in the office is logging in from their home office. Thanks to our previous set up we’ve been able to pivot with them seamlessly. The difference we are witnessing now is a significant shift that is driving some new trends in design that we are incredibly excited about.

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living

Summer is a season of relaxation. Creating an outdoor living space that is both practical and luxurious requires finesse. From the planning stage to selecting furniture that will stand the test of time in a coastal climate, I am happy to share what I have learned with you.

Caning Classes

The St. Thomas Historic Trust Caning Class

I love Caned furniture. Currently, it is having a moment in the world of design and home fashion. Of course, in our part of the world, it’s never gone out of style.  The open weave’s flexibility is comfortable to sit on and offers much-needed airflow in our hot climate.  The unique look of the square in a square pattern and natural material is a staple in Caribbean homes and has been for centuries.

What Makes Caribbean Architecture

Caribbean Architecture is known for many things. Like the island’s history, its influences go back centuries when different practices and design trends were utilized to accomplish what some modern-day technology has replaced and climate has impacted. Through it all, we are still able to walk through downtown Charlotte Amalie and see the signature signs of Caribbean Architecture in its most natural forms. I connected with my friend Kevin Qualls from Springline Architects to dig into more information on what architecture is like in the Caribbean.

Seaside Furniture

Furniture for Seaside Vacation Homes

If you have a coastal vacation home, especially one that you rent out short-term, AIRBNB style, then you know that the choice of furnishings is so important for so many more reasons. You know you need things that are durable, but they should also be stylish, comfortable, and easy to clean.

St. Thomas Christmas Traditions

St. Thomas Christmas Traditions

Christmas time is a special time all over the world. The twinkle of lights and joyous music in the air make spirits bright and call loved ones together to celebrate. Family traditions take center stage, and the razzle-dazzle of the season makes every day brighter during this festive time.

Kitchen Design Tips

How to Design the Perfect Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart and soul of many homes. As you and your families begin to plan and prepare for the holiday season, you may find yourself spending a lot more time in this area of your home if you haven’t already been this year. Because of the kitchen’s larger footprint, we thought it would be best to devote a blog article to include anything and everything in its own entry. If you plan on remodeling or updating aspects of your kitchen, there are quite a few things to consider. 

Caribbean artists series Elisa Bryan

Our Favorite Caribbean Artists

Art comes in many forms. Over the course of history these different forms, genres, media, and styles have blossomed into waves of purpose for creatives to do what they love. Their purpose improves the lives of those who have come to know and discover them in their local communities or their places of travel. We brought our St. Thomas artists straight to you via our Caribbean Artist Series on our Instagram. If you haven’t had a chance to watch our IG LIVE series, here is our mini artist showcase to inspire and delight your day.

Communicate with your interior designer

Design Mistakes to Avoid

For as long as there’s been great design, there’s design that just didn’t age well. I’m sure we all remember popcorn ceilings, shag rugs, glass block—the list goes on. We have put together some of the most famous design faux pas to make sure you avoid these traps yourself.

HGTV Experience and Finding Comfort on Camera

Has your television intake increased over the past couple of months? It seems like almost every big event is being televised or streamed to ensure everyone is able to still enjoy their experience while staying safe. For some, being in front of the camera can be a little nerve-wracking, especially if you have never done it before.