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Fresh Fretwork: New Takes on A Classic Style

Chippendale-style fretwork  is a classic New England style of furniture that is popping up in modern homes and giving them an updated elegance. The classic pattern in new colors and materials makes for a perfect way to bring some timeless style into Caribbean homes.


Chippendale chairs make a great statement around a dining table or as accents in the living room. Bright colors and fabrics add texture and bring life into the room! With lots of personalization options, you can continually update these chairs to freshen up your design year after year.

Image via Architectural Digest

Don’t be afraid to go bold with color and to mix and match the chairs and colors to get the perfect palette for your room.


Great for both inside and out, fretwork patterns create dimension and movement in a space. With coordinating colors and pillows, this modern take on an old style will liven up any room or patio.

Fretwork fabric from Sunbrella

When used on a focal piece like a headboard, an accent wall  or even a whole room, fretwork brings a garden-like feel to a space without being overbearing.

Headboard fabric by Quadrille Fabrics

Don’t discount the power of a really beautiful patterned wallpaper. Fretwork in a powder room packs a punch!


Fretwork patterned home accessories bring beautiful detail into a space without being too busy or taking attention away from other elements in the room. Try adding a mirror for a unique feature on a wall, a cocktail table for more detail near the floor, or light up the room with a unique fretwork lamp.

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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