Choose your Sheen

Main Article: Be a colour chameleonsource: The Coating Centre, Plaza VeneziaFlatSince flat paint is non-reflective, it is used to conceal surface imperfections on walls that are damaged, dented or rough. It is generally considered...


Main Article:Lie of the LandName and title: John Doak, owner and RIBA president.Physical address:Studio 1, Dot Com Centre Dorcy Drive, George TownContact details:Tel: 946-3625Fax: 946-3637Web: johndoak.comEstablished: 2001Specialise in: I would say the market believes we’re...

Champagne Mailly Grand Cru Brut Rosé N/V

Sidebar: Lovely BubblyThe beautiful package makes this pink champagne an immediate hit. The cuvée is a blend of 90 per cent Pinot Noir and 10 per cent Chardonnay all from some of the best...

Renovation Pointers

The room has not turned out like you thought it would. Your budget has increased exponentially, and you’re teetering on the brink of insanity. Sound familiar?Remodelling a home can be an arduous task that...


Main Article:Lie of the LandName and title:  Brian Eccles, managing director.Physical address: Buckingham Square, West Bay Road, George TownContact details: Tel: 945-3622Fax: 945-3623Web: ddlstudio.comEmail: [email protected]: 1995Specialise in: We do a very wide range of...

Champagne Michel Fallet ‘Tradition’ Brut NV

Sidebar: Lovely BubblyChampagne Michel Fallet ‘Tradition’ Brut NV Representing excellent value, this super-fresh, non-vintage champagne is from the small family owned estate of Michel Fallet in the picturesque village of Charly-Sur-Marne. Chardonnay grapes are...


Main Article:Lie of the LandName and title:  Tami Scott Assoc. AIA, AIBD, NCBDC, Allied ASID,  design architect/manager  Louis Mussington RIBA, Assoc., AIA design architectPhysical address: 39 Industrial Way, George TownContact details:Tel: 943-8001Fax: 943-8002Web:

Five handy tips: building a dream kitchen

According to realtors an outdated or shoddy kitchen with a poor layout, old fixtures and lacklustre appliances is one of the top deal breakers for potential buyers. Keeping up with the rash of current trends influencing the styles, appliances and finishes of the hottest room in any property needn’t be hard. 


Main Article:Lie of the LandName and title:  Darrel Ebanks, owner/manager.Physical address: Unit 207, Alissta Towers, North Sound Road, George TownContact details:Tel: 947-5849Fax: 947-5848Email: [email protected]: In 2002-2003 as Tropical Homes Design, before becoming Tropical Architectural...

Lanson black label Brut NV

Main Article: Lovely BubblyThis champagne has the twin distinction of having been the official champagne of Wimbledon for the last 25 years and being made ‘By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.’ It has...

Meet the shade Brigade

It can be difficult to keep your home cool under the harsh Caribbean sun. But a new generation of custom-fit blinds, shades and shutters are helping homeowners in Cayman to lower the temperature without comprising on style. 

Designer’s Dozen

Karoly Szücs (pronounced zoochs) is an alchemist. The award winning metal fabricator has gained accolades for his innovative, eye-catching designs.  The Hungarian-born owner and managing director of Artisan Metal Works fuses artistic creativity with commercial pragmatism.  These hallmarks have helped grow the company from a one-man shop to a busy seven-employee firm in less than a decade.



Main Article:Lie of the LandName and title: Eddie K. Thompson, managing director.Physical address: Unit #1 F&J Center, 68A Mary Street George TownContact details: Tel: 945-6444Fax: 945-6555Web: cadplus.kyEstablished: 1996Specialise in: High-end residences, swimming pools, project...

NV (non-vintage) Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial

Main Article: Lovely bubbly Perhaps from the most famous champagne house in the world and certainly the largest among many styles of champagne Moët & Chandon produces, is the Brut Imperial, the house’s non-vintage...

Materials Abound

Choosing finishes for the many components inside a home can be a difficult task. Just ask the proud owner of a newly built or renovated home.  Unless a homeowner is particularly creative, undertaking this task without the guidance of a qualified interior designer can tempt one to go the safe route and only choose finishes that are considered standard.


Green clean your home

More and more people are realising the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and minimising the damage they cause to the environment.  The sea and its marine life are precious; the chemicals discharged through drains and sewer systems can be damaging to the islands.  Many modern ...


Kitchen sink and all

When it comes to designing your kitchen, making the space both welcoming and functional can be an unnerving prospect.  In Cayman, modern designs are proving popular among those creating new kitchens or refurbishing old ones.  One company offering sleek, clean lines with innovative designs is Aster Cucine from Italy. 

Home technology update

Home automation is no longer a fantasy played out in science fiction movies. It’s a reality and here in the Cayman Islands.  Most of us already have some sort of home automation from garage door openers to security systems. But there’s much more to home automation...


A guide to refinancing a mortgage

For many homeowners, there comes a time when refinancing a mortgage just makes sense now.  “They may want to for any number of reasons including consolidating debts, home repairs, making additions to their home, education or medical expenses, vehicles and other purchases,” says Eddie Belfon, a Butterfield senior manager.