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.
When ROI is a factor and the only thing going for this 1986 condo is the location and the view we knew we needed to make some creative interior design decisions.
Renting your home out as a vacation property is easier than ever, thanks to sites like VRBO and Airbnb. How does your rental compare to the others? We have the vacation rental must haves to help your home book first.
So many people ask us where we go for vacation when we live in a vacation destination and many times the answer is to other islands!
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.
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.
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.
Designers make references throughout the space, and together they tell a story. What story do we want the home to tell? Many factors influence that answer, from the client's unique life experiences and lifestyle to the home's architecture and location.
When we start a new bathroom design, we love to start with the tile. There are so many options to choose from it can sometimes be hard to decide.
The perfect color combination can turn an ordinary room into an extraordinary room. Color helps shape the way we perceive a space and there are countless libraries of inspiration. Here is how we find inspiration for coastal island home color palettes.
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.
You may have heard the buzz words mood board and design board before. Especially if you are familiar with the interior design industry. These two terms are often used interchangeably, but they are actually two different things.
A client of ours wanted her children to be able to experience living and having their home in Saint Thomas while being able to rent the home out by the week to vacationers on Airbnb to provide extra income for expenses related to upkeep.
We are sharing a little about the colors selected to set the tone for 2021 by a few different sources. Later, we will reveal our favorite selection with you and how to incorporate our favorite color selection into your interiors.
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.
How do you and your family celebrate the holidays? Does everyone gather at a family member’s home to enjoy great company and great food? Or is it a time for an annual dining experience at your favorite local restaurant? What about a Christmas getaway kind of custom? Many families spend their Christmas holiday with a[...]
2020 will forever have its place in the history books as the year that everything changed. Life, as we knew it earlier this year, seems so far away now, and look how far we have come. I don't think any of us anticipated the magnitude or the lasting impact COVID has had and will continue to have on our society going forward.
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.
We have the preparation for a successful vacation rental down to a science when it comes to curating the best materials that make guests feel right at home, and here they are.
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.
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.
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.