Urban Vibes

Laid-back urban ‘hangout’ has hints of modern metropolitan design. A new urban-inspired lobby-lounge on the Seven Mile Beach corridor welcomes locals and visitors alike to this contemporary community space. The Hangout at the Locale boutique hotel...

Battle of the Brains #Sustainability

As InsideOut magazine went to press for this issue, Elon Musk of Tesla Motors and SolarCity was aiming to “make solar sexy” with the unveiling of textured glass tiles meant to replace the conventional...

Sea blue

“Breathtaking” really doesn’t quite express adequately the view as you step into Eamon and Helen McErlean’s home, “Sea Breeze.” Perched right on the water’s edge, the Old Prospect Point Road home is designed to take...
“The Nest” rooftop terrace, The Residences at Seafire.

Sky-high style

Given Cayman’s year-round sunshine and balmy temperatures, roof terraces make an alluring feature for modern island homes. (Main featured photo: “The Nest” rooftop terrace, The Residences at Seafire. Photo: Dart Real Estate) An increasing number of...

Creations in clay

Colorful ceramics are a great way to brighten up any home and add a dash of panache.  And thanks to the art collective 3 Girls and a Kiln, an array of locally made ceramics can be purchased on-island.

 

Inspiration on the shelf

Books & Books in Camana Bay is expanding its range of interior design titles. “We are starting to see a real upturn in sales,” says Terry Cleaver, store manager. “Plus, we sell quite a few...

Inside the Box

For those of us behind the curve of progressive architecture, container homes are exactly what the name suggests:  they are homes built using shipping containers as a modular building element. The containers are essentially...

Rug company

Following a recent visit from Rug Company representatives, Design Studio has an exciting selection of new samples and offerings to choose from. 

 

Octopus vessel sink by Shayne Greco.

Beautiful bathroom basins

Make a splash in the bathroom with an ornamental artisan basin Today’s bathroom basins are more than just functional – many are works of art. Indeed, basins created with exquisite materials and craftsmanship can add beauty...

Tiny Home Transformation

Community pitches in to renovate garden villa at The Pines. A tiny garden villa at The Pines Retirement Home has been given a big makeover, thanks to a community effort spearheaded by the Pink Ladies. “It’s...

The upside of upcycling

Through the creative reuse of materials, local artist turns throwaway items into functional furniture. In the modern lexicon, upcycling is the word used to describe what artist Avril Ward does with large wood pallets obtained...

Poolside Paradise

The pool, which has two lounge areas that give the effect of floating on the water, appears to extend out to become a part of the waterways. It’s a feature John Doak describes as “poolisciousness”...
The Residences at Seafire (Andy Warhol prints).

Hollywood glamour, Cayman aesthetics

International designer to the stars incorporates Caymanian elements in his work. The Los Angeles-based interior designer whose celebrity clientele includes reality TV stars Kylie, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, has brought more than a hint of...

Design-inspiring cities

Those in creative industries understand the importance of inspiration. Travel can tap into creative energy and lead to new directions. Here, Cayman designers and architects dish on the cities that captivate them. Toronto Lori McRae Interior Designer Frederick...
Grand Harbour home.

Award-winning architecture

Best architecture for single residence in the Caribbean 2018. For a single-family home, the award-winning house at Grand Harbour is somewhat on the large side. In fact, it is 7,500 square feet with five bedrooms and...

A Natural for Design

Italian architect Stefano Napolitani embraces natural elements of sea, sand, wood and stone in his contemporary coastal designs, evident in two new luxury residential projects in Cayman When Stefano and Elisa Napolitani travelled from their...

Sailing Home

Mark’s home is situated at the far end of Calico Quay, in Canal Point, and has a truly unique character. The house has significant canal frontage on two sides, overlooks a natural marina for...

Tile take-away

Supermarket jazzes up store with artisan tiles. Shoppers at the new-look Hurley’s supermarket are treated to a feast for the eyes, with decorative tiles adding an artisanal slant to the décor. The ornamental tiles are found...

Battery power for the home

As more households in the Cayman Islands invest in solar, installing a home battery makes sense. Homeowners in Cayman are about to have another option when it comes to renewable energy. The Tesla Powerwall will soon...

Balancing Form with Function

Greek philosopher Epicurus once said, “We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink, for dining alone is leading the life of a lion or wolf.” It seems...

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