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...
“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...

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...

Rooted in the community

Established in 1957 with the aim to beautify Cayman while promoting an interest in and knowledge of gardening, the Garden Club of Grand Cayman continues to transform the natural environment into retreats of repose...

Hidden Depths

Beneath a muted palette, subtly contrasting textures play across this Grand Harbour family home, a livable fusion of classic and contemporary design. Some houses are defined by a ‘look-at-me’ feature; others are the sum of...

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...

Greenery: A color that connects with nature

Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose. Greenery. Invoking images of lush sprawling landscapes and intimate secret gardens, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year can appeal to a...

Pendants Make It Pop

Pendant lighting casts a modern glow on any room. With a flick of the switch pendant lighting is changing the way homeowners see the light. These wildly popular drop-down ceiling lamps are basically comprised of a...

Down with walls

Is millennial the new black? It seems like no matter what you are doing lately, this populace of people is present at the party in some way. Technology? They basically invented it. Socializing? They...

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