Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lemongrass Cottage Antigua

I am super excited for today's post because it's a project I've been working on for a while and it has finally been completed and I get to enjoy it now. Lemongrass Cottage is a unique rustic island getaway in the centre of Antigua with stunning views and tropical breezes. The cottage is made from greenheart and purple heart imported from Guyana and almost fully furnished from local retailers. I've included a few sneak peeks of some of the spaces and you can expect to see more coming soon!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas at Walkers World

There is no escaping it, Christmas is rapidly approaching and as much as I personally try to fight it deep down there is a part of me that loves certain elements of christmas mainly decorating and gift giving, gift wrapping however is a different story all together. I am also a strong believer in supporting local businesses and Walkers World has an undeniably stunning selection of both gifts and christmas decor. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Garden Party

As I mentioned previously I'm in Antigua finishing up a weekend cottage that I've been working on since last year. Everything has finally been installed and it's ready for it's photoshoot this weekend and I'm already planning a housewarming party. The cottage is in the middle of the island and has stunning views and a huge wraparound porch and lots of opportunity for outdoor living. I have been searching around Pinterest for party inspiration and love the idea of an eclectic "garden party". My inspiration below: 

Friday, November 15, 2013

LDB loves Archers Hall

LDB is very excited to be working with Archers Hall Design Center Inc. I have been a long time admirer of properties designed by the duo of Monique and Terri Archer and can spend endless amounts of time exploring their website and online portfolio. Their work can be seen in some of the most luxurious homes on the island and all of their spaces embody a timeless elegance that is unique to Archers Hall. Archers Hall though, perhaps known best for their design services also has a retail store located in the heart of Speightstown which is one of the premier home decor stores on the island. The store is filled with unique furniture pieces and accessories which are both high quality and affordable.

Master Bedroom at Port Ferdinand

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mid Century minimalism meets Bohemian Chic

Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen recently remodeled a contemporary ranch-style abode in the hills of L.A. Their LA home is the result of what happens when a midcentury-leaning minimalist meets a girl with more bohemian tastes.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Fashion

When it comes to fashion my taste is similar to my design aesthetic. I love simplicity and believe in owning basic classic pieces which can be dressed up or down. Some of my must haves are a basic white t, striped blouse, black blazer, casual denim jeans, fitted black pant,  Ray bans, oversized handbag and gold Michael Kors watch. Throw in a leopard print scarf or flat and you are golden. Click read more to shop the look below and see some of my wardrobe must haves! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Monochromatic Mid Century Modern on Real Potential

Any show with Sarah Richardson is golden in my eyes and as I've blogged about here before Real Potential does not disappoint. In the latest episode Sarah shows three houses pre renovation to home buyers Jasmine and Kevin. After they had chosen Sarah went to work creating this masterpiece. The living and dining room open space is monochromatic and incorporates both modern and mid century elements and the furniture pieces are surprisingly affordable; many of them sourced from Ikea.  

Monday, November 4, 2013

Eclectic Beach Cottage - Shop the Look

I am very excited to be back in Antigua to finally put the finishing touches on the cottage I worked on last year. This room served as inspiration for me as it has lots of eclectic touches that add interest and character. Due to time constraints I will have to source the items here and have been digging around my Uncle's house for unusual items to style the built in bookcase today but I do wish I could go online to some of my favourite sites like One Kings Lane and pull items from their curated "Curious Collection". Below I have included some of my favourite picks to get the look of this eclectic beach cottage, click read more to shop the look!