Dreaming of a tropical paradise? Trying to recapture the sound of waves rushing to the shoreline? Our homes not only reflect our personality, but also draw from our life experiences. Global and travel-inspired themes are becoming more timeless and sophisticated. As color trends continue to take their impact from nature, the horizon can be your inspiration. Yellow/orange from the sunrise, blues from the ocean waters, neutrals from the sand.
A client may ask for a “Tommy Bahama look” and instantly I know that they want an environment of relaxation and comfort, but with a touch of elegance. Palm trees and pineapples accents, medium-brown finishes that are lightly distressed, and textured fabrics with rattan and wicker highlights will create the feel of an endless vacation.
Perhaps you prefer the casual elegance of Low Country style? Charming cottage best describes this look with bead board, distressed white to almost black finishes, durable and carefree Sunbrella fabrics, slip covers, sisal rugs, shutter accents in furniture, and rockers that line long covered porches. Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the surroundings of simple beauty.
If your prefer a more traditional look, then you will love the grandeur of British West Indies style. Authentic replicas of antiques from the British Colonial period take their inspiration from islands throughout the Caribbean. Rich, textured fabrics, intricate carvings, exotic poster beds, darker tones of mahogany and walnut all create the warm elegance of tropical living.
Go ahead, escape to a retreat of warm breezes and summer sun all year long. Let me assist you in creating the style that best fits your personality and experiences.