This past May 2, the annual Stylish Spaces of the Year Awards were held, launched by Virgin Islands Property & Yacht. These awards began in 2015 as a prestigious competition to find, showcase and celebrate the Territory’s most beautiful single residential and commercial spaces.awards presentation

I am thrilled to announce Lagnappe Custom Interiors won “Most Creative Space” for our Gull Reef project! We were the only U.S. Virgin Island winner amongst British Virgin Island stars. Harney’s sponsored us at the event and loved the work we had done. Johann Henry and Tatenda Gotosa of Harney’s commented, “We were asked to review the entries for most creative use of space and for best expression of creativity. All entries were excellent, but we were bowled over by the stark expression of creativity in the winning entrant’s use of color. The artwork seamlessly incorporated the existing architectural features of the space, framing the kitchen window, elevating this entry head and shoulders above the others.”

I am honored to be included among this year’s winners in stylish spaces. All of the entries were truly inspiring! There is so much creative talent here in the Virgin Islands and so many lovely homes; it was a pleasure to have an opportunity to travel to Tortola to meet new people and participate in the awards reception. I thank our sponsor Harneys for their support of the contest and enthusiasm for my design.

“Stylish Spaces of the Year shines a spotlight on some of the most beautiful homes, situated in breath-taking locations across the Virgin Islands,” said Sjoerd Koster, General Manager of Client Business at VP Bank. “We have shared some of these unique architectural designs, looking to encourage domestic as well as foreign investors to consider investing in the Virgin Islands. Whether buying a home or designing and building your own stylish spaces, we hope this competition will inspire readers to discover our islands and to create their own exclusive and unique homes as a source of unforgettable moments.”

awards with LaurenOwning a property in the Virgin Islands requires many different areas of expertise ranging through advice on finance, wealth management, legal advice, project management and guidance with interior design. VIPY Stylish Spaces of the Year brings together a team at the forefront of these surrounding industries to lead the charge in revealing some of the hidden gems of the real estate market.

Thank you to everyone who supported us! I had such a blast at the event; thank you to Lauren for going with me, and to Don Hebert for taking such wonderful photographs. Lagnappe looks forward to next year’s award and will continue to work to create beautiful and inspiring homes!

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 www.Lagnappe.com for more information.