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Caribbean Color: Design Inspiration By Nature

My eyes are always seeing things from a design perspective, and this is true when I look outside as well. Whether incorporating tropical plants into a client’s home or choosing a fabric that will reflect a cloudless sky, I am constantly inspired by the beautiful island I call home.

Who wouldn’t be inspired by this view?

When it comes to choosing colors for interior design, the Caribbean offers lots of inspiration! Check out some of these ideas and how the colors of the islands could inspire a color transformation in your home.

The views from many of my clients’ homes are truly breathtaking. And I personally love the varying shades of  “Caribbean blues”.
The deep blue of the ocean inspired the sofa in this airy bedroom. With the room being light and bright, the darker blues offer a great accent and draw the eye around the room.
A personal favorite, this image of my family on the beach with this beautiful white horse says a lot about my design style. I love a clean neutral palette with bright pops of color.
Like the alabaster horse, this bathroom is crisp and clean. The tiled shower adds color, dimension and movement, much like the waves of the ocean. calypso-villa
   This image shows not only another example of the stunning colors of the Caribbean water, but of textures that come from the sea as well.
Different fabrics with a variety of textures make a space more interesting. This rug incorporates that beautiful teal blue hue of the sea, while the natural wood coffee table, sofa and pillows give the room a softer, more inviting feel.  
  I always say that our designs here are a little different than stateside because it really is about a lifestyle. The casual nature of island life also leads to a simplicity in home interiors.
 There are no “formal” dining rooms here or living rooms only for Sunday guests.  All spaces are intended to be lived in and somewhere in every home needs to have swimsuit-friendly seating. There is so much elegance in a simple, well-appointed lifestyle.

Color inspiration can come from anywhere, but the Caribbean is rich with some amazing hues to pull from. From the water, to the lush vegetation to an unforgettable sunset, where you live (both inside and out) should reflect what you love. What colors inspire you?

About Lagnappe Custom Interiors

Lagnappe Custom Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in bringing the small niceties to a home or commercial space that make it memorable, functional and yours. Based out of St. Thomas, Lagnappe [LAN-YAP] is led by Tiffany Cassidy who enjoys working with clients to create a home that reflects their style and needs. Tiffany marries her artistic and scientific sides together to bring the residents of the Virgin Islands and continental U.S. an interior decorating service that manages the complex and turns it into beauty. Her goal is to not only make a home prettier, but in doing so, make your life better. Visit for more information.

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