The Importance of Lighting & Its Effect on Your Living Environment When it comes to transforming a personal retreat or a vacation rental, there’s a secret weapon that often goes overlooked, is regularly underestimated, or misunderstood: lighting. As an interior designer, I’ve had the privilege of working with clients for over two decades, and time and again, […]
The bathroom is an essential part of everyday life, and often where the day starts and ends. Whether a full or half-bath, working with your space to find a lighting combination that works for your routine can be a game-changer. Bathroom lighting is dynamic and multi-purpose; different areas require different levels of light depending on […]
Remodeling your kitchen can be a dream; however, the process can quickly become overwhelming without taking a few simple steps to ensure your family is as comfortable as possible during a long-term renovation. Staying in your home is completely possible, but taking time to prepare for several weeks or months of disruption in your home […]
Let’s talk about luxury bedding, not just the beauty aspect of it, but what really goes into a well-made bed. It’s all about layers and textures. I love luxury linens, and it’s items like these we like to incorporate when we design a special bedroom retreat for our clients. The biggest focus is what will […]
A few good friends of ours recently went through the process of selecting countertops for their new home and asked for my input. It got me thinking about other homeowners who tackle countertops without a clue on where to start! There are many options outside of the standard granite look that can elevate your home […]
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.
Lagnappe Interiors know a thing or two about window treatments; after all, we have offered custom treatment services to the Virgin Islands for nearly two decades! We’ve collected some of our favorite styles, tips, and tricks for choosing bedroom window treatments to help you find something you’ll love for years to come.
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!
Our anticipation has been bubbling over, and we are beyond ecstatic to finally be joining our fellow bloggers and designers at High Point Market this fall. Did we mention that we have also been selected for the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour? We consider it an honor and a privilege to be included among this talented group of design professionals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the seasons change, so do the desires of travelers seeking the perfect getaway. This comes with the opportunity to transform your vacation rental into a welcoming and relaxing retreat that guests will cherish. Whether it’s the vibrant colors of spring, the sun-soaked days of summer, the comfortable embrace of autumn, or the frosty charm […]
We are a little partial in our view of the Virgin Islands, but many would agree that the island’s beauty, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, beckons visitors with its one-of-a-kind views and untamed allure. Yet, in this realm of paradise, where nature’s elements are captivating and challenging, the pursuit of luxury in interior design takes […]
Who is Lagnappe Custom Interiors In the picturesque embrace of the U.S. Virgin Islands, where blue skies merge with refreshing waters, a tropical realm exists where design dreams are woven into reality. For over two decades, Lagnappe Custom Interiors has stood as the epitome of luxury interior design, a force of creativity, sophistication, and boundless […]
In the world of interior design, there is a common misconception that hiring a designer is costly and restrictive in terms of choices. However, we firmly believe everyone deserves access to design services and the joy of creating beautiful spaces. That’s why Lagnappe offers a variety of solutions and services that are customizable to your […]
Have you ever flipped through a magazine or browsed an interior designer’s portfolio and wondered, “What is that color?” It’s a question we often receive from our clients seeking to recreate the stunning hues they see on those glossy pages. We’re excited to share our free mini-magazine that unveils the secrets behind those never-fail colors […]
Here in the USVI, our biggest and best product is vacation (OK, yes, there’s also rum) but really, what we manufacture is fun! Living on an island in the Caribbean is a unique experience to be sure. As soon as the weather turns cool up north, the vacationers flock to the little latitudes for some […]
Great Design Is In The Details – Elevate Your Guest Experience With Great Planning The great Charles Eames once said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” I really could not agree more. I would go a little further to say that you cannot get the details right unless you plan them […]
After spending five days at Highpoint, I feel invigorated with fresh ideas. This trip was longer than my typical three-day stay, allowing me to connect and explore even more. During the first two days, I attended the Vacation Rental Design Summit, where I spoke on two panels. The summit was created in response to the […]
Grasscloth wallpaper is popular for those looking to add an organic vibe and create warmth in their home. We love layering grasscloth alongside various tactile finishes and colors available to suit all decor styles. It’s one of my favorites and provides any space with a beautiful, textured, and timeless look. As much as we adore […]