Bring a piece of sunny islands to your space
Travel always gets my creative energy flowing. On a recent trip to the Cayman Islands, the laid-back attitude, the incredible colours, and, of course, the high style made me think about how I could bring a piece of island life home with me.
Let’s face it, Canadian winters are tough, sometimes feeling never-ending, so having a few island reminders in your decor can bring you back to a place of stylish warmth. In the Cayman Islands, the colours are bold, the water glows and natural elements like ropes and shells surround you.
To achieve the look, you don’t need a shipping container or a yacht-sized budget. It’s all about incorporating splashes of colour, organic touches and subtle icons from your adventures — hopefully saving you enough money to plan your next trip.
Canadian winters can feel never-ending but adding a few colourful reminders of warm, friendly islands in the sun can help get you through those long, cold months.
Brac Reef Beach Resort is the source of design inspiration from the Cayman Islands, where the colours are bold, the water glows and natural elements like ropes and shells surround you.
Keep it casual with striped, fringed throws from the Pottery Barn. The cool colours provide the perfect palette for an island retreat, while providing much-needed warmth for a Canadian winter.
An oversized coral fan from Pottery Barn is a fine alternative to a canvas or a framed print on your walls. This cast resin piece gives you the look of coral without having to head south to the beach to find one. It helps give your space some striking...
This gorgeous 100 per cent linen sea horse indigo pillow by Thomas Paul is hand silkscreened with a classic sea horse motif. It provides the perfect island inspiration and makes a great addition to a collection of pillows on a sofa or as a single...
This junior anchor 4-by-6 Peruvian llama flat weave rug was made by Jonathan Adler. Such hand-loomed wool rugs are made by artisans in Peru. It’s a bold nautical statement that can work with a variety of different décor styles. The rope detail around...