You may not know this about me, but I used to live on a small sailboat. In fact, I first came to the Virgin Islands because I wanted to sail every day. I thought my visit was only going to last one season, but then I met David and we fell in love and[...]
Lagnappe Custom Interiors specializes in interior design for island living, so we’re accustomed to working on a project while the client is hundreds of miles away. But this experience is often new to many clients who aren't sure how to stay involved with their home design from a distance.
While you’re living that laid-back Caribbean lifestyle, it’s important that your home decor is both beautiful and practical. When decorating your dream island home, make sure you add these seven essential accessories and decor pieces.
Are you dreaming of a white sand Christmas? Beautiful, fluffy sand replaces traditional cold, wet snow when you celebrate Christmas in the Islands. Warming up in the sun omits the need for hot coco around the fire, and other traditions which keep you toasty during the holidays. Even without the feeling of winter, you can[...]
Creating a Tropical mood board while designing vacation homes remotely, helps to visualize the final design. You love the purples and pinks of a Caribbean sunset. Seashells would look beautiful carved into a custom piece of furniture in your living room. Colors, textures, patterns, fabrics. What style furniture will suit, and how will it look[...]
Interior Design Before and After: We Transformed a 2-unit vacation rental into a beautiful permanent family home The Interior Design Challenge Take 2 separate condo units side by side, and turn them into 1 family’s residence. What we do matters beyond just ‘being pretty’. Design is really about people. It’s about how we can create[...]
Designing and decorating an Island home is much different from one in a city or suburb in the North. Once you select your property, there is a lot to consider in the planning stages. From incorporating views, to choosing materials suitable for the climate, it’s easy to slip up during the process. Clients dream of[...]
All about Sustainable Interior Design – The Test of Time, and Island Life Sustainable interior design can mean so many things. It’s creatively repurposing older items. It’s making beautiful things from materials that would otherwise be discarded. It’s so many things. A few years ago, Baker Furniture was using an ad slogan, “Things chosen well[...]
Are you designing a vacation home, or dream of planning a beautiful outdoor living space to enjoy tropical weather year-round? Not everyone shares the same needs and desires when designing their vacation home. Design teams need to begin with a discussion with their clients to learn how they envision using the space. “We always start[...]
Clients love planning outdoor living areas for their vacation homes, especially in the late summer. After a season relaxing in the warm air, you can appreciate features needed to enjoy the outdoors. Soak up the sun, lounge under the stars, and embrace dining ‘al fresco’. Favorite finds’ in an outdoor living area. Outdoor Lighting Outdoor[...]