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...
Sofa cushions and two small tables, with dark magenta wall behind it with pictures aquotes in frames

Cool City Design

When making plans for the offices of Cayman Enterprise City, design mastermind Cindy O’Hara spent years looking around for the coolest concepts and most inspiring examples. She checked out the likes of Google, HBO, Netflix,...

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...

Try a terrarium

Create a mini-greenhouse for small plants. Terrariums have entered interior décor style lists in recent times. Gaining popularity amongst millennials as a way of integrating tiny gardens into small living spaces, terrariums are fast becoming the plant...
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...

Collection of Curios

House is packed with an eclectic collection of art and artifacts as well as featuring a giant aquarium. Featuring what is thought to be one of the largest indoor saltwater aquariums in the world, Ocean...

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...

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...

At home with fine art

A furniture store and photographic studio make the perfect housemates for Avril Ward’s gallery, an exciting hybrid space that demonstrates how artworks can enhance every home. Halfway through my tour of the Awardart Gallery, owner...

Insta-worthy Island Hangouts

Interiors inspiration is all around us – in the restaurants we dine in, the hotels we holiday in. InsideOut has trawled Cayman’s public spaces to select our favorite decorative ideas, which you can recreate...

How to… Style bookshelves

Bookshelves are no longer a purely functional piece of furniture. They are now part of an exceedingly popular trend that sees their use go further, becoming a display not only for books but other...

Cayman Creatives

When we contemplate ‘local art’ our thoughts are often drawn to the wide variety of talented painters, illustrators and sculptors our island boasts. From the artwork of Gordon Solomon, Nasaria Suckoo-Chollette and Charles Long,...

Home, Smart Home

TURN UP THE HEAT, DIM THE LIGHTS AND CUE THE MUSIC – ALL WITH A TAP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE. AUTOMATED HOME TECHNOLOGY LOOKS SET TO CONNECT AND STREAMLINE EVERY CORNER OF OUR LIVING ENVIRONMENT. You...

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...

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...

Heaven in Havana

InsideOut tours an Art-Deco hideaway in Havana, Cuba There is a famous quote by Ernest Hemingway’s in the “The Old Man and the Sea” that reads: “Now is no time to think of what you...

Taking the Leed

Cayman Islands companies ahead in green-energy certification. Builders peg the cost of a LEED-certified home in the Cayman Islands at seven percent more than a standard home, but say energy savings alone will pay the...

Battle of the Brains

Many developers and architects value maintaining a balance between the built environment and natural surroundings. As in major cities, the new urbanism movement embraces ecologically sound habits. Cayman’s construction industry is booming, fueling economic...

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