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Luxury flooring

The latest trends and hottest products from our advertisers

 

Michelle Butler of Design Studio

Replace area rugs. Rugs can look worn quite quickly, especially in Cayman’s climate, and a new one does not have to break the budget. Soft pile indoor/outdoor rugs clean more easily and are therefore ideal in heavy traffic areas. 

 

Friendly foam

Environmentally friendly building supply company At Nature’s Door has added wedi polystyrene foam to its range and is the island’s exclusive dealer for the brand.

 

Worth a Mention

The latest trends and hottest products from our advertisers
 

 

Mold inspection

High indoor air quality is essential in homes, especially in Cayman where air conditioners can quickly spread mold throughout the house. 

 

Development and Real Estate

Developers are investing in some impressive new luxury residential and commercial projects, while real estate companies are reaping the benefits of the expanding market.

Krissy Kirkconnell of Liberty Designs

Back to Main Story:  Jazz It Up Update your rental by changing knobs and pulls. This is easy to do yourself.Add some style by purchasing...

Cleaning without chemicals

In Cayman, there are several local and regional plant-based ingredients that can be used as healthy alternatives to harsh chemicals.

 

Must have it!

There’s a colorful array of home accessories available in Cayman’s shops, with many fun, fashionable and functional items to choose from this spring and summer. 

 

Lydia Uzzell of Designworks:

Invest in items that you can easily take with you to your next home – throw pillows, accent throws, artwork and small accents (trays, vases, coasters, sculptures) that will reflect your personality.

 

South Sound TIDES

A new development called TIDES is being built by NCB Group and will feature spectacular oceanfront luxury condominiums on the shores of South Sound.

 

Jazz It Up

Anna Rose Washburn of Marksons says placing furniture and rugs on the diagonal takes away the boredom of anchoring the furniture to the wall. Art can be repositioned accordingly.

 

Green light

Dart Realty is also installing photovoltaic systems atop Camana Bay’s largest buildings, with a total of 1,171 panels harnessing renewable energy.

 

Plantation design

Hot on the heels of the success of The Plantation boutique residences in South Sound, LIV Development has begun building more homes of a similar island-style. 

 

Gran Palazzo glamour

Already under construction, the development is set in the exclusive Crystal Harbour community and will feature 123 high-end homes. 

 

Savills Cayman opens

Savills plc, a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange, recently opened a sales center in Caribbean Plaza.

 

Robert’s furniture

Rob used plywood covered with polyurethane paint for the tabletop which cost around $65, supported by $175 metal work by CI Sheet Metal which is painted with lime green automobile paint.

 

The intricate art of henna

Here in Cayman, Shilpa is best known for her passion of applying henna, the use of which is intrinsic to Indian culture. 

 

Sirocco beach homes

The upscale residences offer an unparalleled barefoot lifestyle in Cayman, with living rooms and master bedrooms featuring corner walls that fold away to allow occupants to step onto a powder-sand beach. 

 

Top Producer

Amber Yates (above) has been listed in the top 1 percent of “producers” for CENTURY 21, the world’s largest real estate brand. 

 

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