For the owner of Serenity House, a modern three-storey home at Lalique Point,designing and building his home was not so much about being king of his castleas about being master of his environment.
From the unexpected angles that maximise the seascapes to the sustainable design that minimises energy needs, Seas the Day is an architectural triumph.
Where modern luxe meets the charm of yesteryear.
An excellent return on your investment.
Never before have luxurious, oceanfront living, convenient boating access and exclusive resort-style amenities all been put together on the Seven Mile Beach corridor. Ideally nestled on the coast of the cool and breezy North Sound, Nautica Marina Residences is conceived and designed to let you seize the day.
The Cayman Islands’ first boutique business and wellness hotel, Kailani, has sustainability at its core, with features investors can feel good about in more ways than one.
Thoughtfully designed, beautifully finished residences, an enviable location, and unrivalled community amenities make living at OLEA a privilege.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Pietro Alberti studied in Barcelona and Oslo, earning a degree in Interior and Furniture Design. For the past five years, he has worked on commercial and residential spaces as well as designing one-off furniture pieces and millwork development. Pietro joined Design Studio in 2019 as a multidisciplinary designer.
Pietro favours a modern, minimalist design style but likes to make use of bold colours, graphic pattern and texture. His designs borrow from European and Nordic aesthetics while remaining true to his roots.
Before moving to Cayman, Poppy Webber lived, worked, and studied between Meribel in the French Alps and Sulawesi in Indonesia. Her travels initially brought her to Cayman for three weeks. That has now turned into eight years. She currently manages design services and operations at LIVING.KY and loves working with clients to create a home that reflects them and the lives they live.
To understand the achievements of Brian Butler and the part he has played in making Grand Cayman the sophisticated, luxury tourism destination it is today, you need only cast your eye along Seven Mile Beach.
David Bridgeman’s studio in George Town is a treasure trove of art supplies and inspirational material. The vivid colours of works-in-progress adorn the walls. Shelves are crammed with rolls of paper and canvas. There are paints, pots and brushes on the surfaces, tools for building things, books and CDs. And in between all this are countless objects he has collected and kept because their shapes, colours or patterns interest him.
Turning dreams into designs, and designs into homes.
Many homebuyers dream of designing and building their own home – one that fits their lifestyle, reflects their design taste, and is within their budget – but few are familiar with how to achieve that. Dreamscape Design and Build was created to fill exactly that gap.
Ben Morgan is a manager at Reed Consulting Engineers (RCE) and looks after the firm’s day-to-day operations. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree rather than an engineering degree, his focus is strictly on client, team, and shareholder success and happiness. If you’re planning a project, even in the very early stages, he is always available for commitment-free discovery calls
Real estate prices in the Cayman Islands are rising to record levels and properties are selling fast. BCQS examines how the pandemic – and other factors – have impacted the real estate market in different districts.
Ben Morgan is a client and productivity-focused manager at RCE with a strong focus on process improvements and business development. He is committed to serving clients better by establishing a more collaborative relationship throughout the design and construction process. Ben shares his advice for aspiring property developers to ensure a successful project.
Now is the time to have fun – go big, bold and extraordinary.
Eliminating walls and merging small, separate rooms into one large multi-functional living space has dominated home renovations and new builds for decades now. These bright, airy, light-filled spaces are far more sociable, allowing families to cook, eat and relax together.
But months of lockdown – when those spaces also had to function as offices, classrooms, and recreation areas – highlighted some of the shortcomings of open-plan living. As a result, we’ve fallen a little out of love with the open plan concept, and a new interpretation is emerging: broken plan living.
The broken plan concept maintains the advantages of open plan designs – light, spacious, sociable spaces – while defining zones, creating distinct areas for different activities, and returning a degree of privacy.
Open plan designs can be ‘broken’ with structural elements or simply through clever useof colour, floor treatments and furniture.
With pandemic uncertainty keeping large-scale social events on the back burner for the time being, many are rethinking their homes with entertaining in mind.
Essential for preventing stains in the kitchen, backsplashes are also a key decorative feature, often setting the tone of a kitchen or breathing new life into a tired one.
When there are so many restaurants boasting fabulous settings, stand-out food and the option of reserving your own private space, why go to the trouble of hosting a soirée yourself? Instead, take inspiration from Real Life’s selection of stylish local establishments that have all the ingredients to create a magical occasion just for you.
Look and feel your best before and after you travel.
Diminutive Grand Turk may be the administrative capital and seat of government for the Turks and Caicos Islands, but don’t let that deceive you – a visit to this low-lying beach-fringed island is like stepping back in time. With a 20 mph speed limit, donkeys and horses that roam freely, and colonial architecture lining the streets, it offers a glimpse of the Caribbean of times gone by.
From remote castaway to red carpet royal treatment, the private island resorts of theCaribbean offer accommodations and experiences to suit every taste.
REAL LIFE magazine is for discerning individuals who appreciate all aspects of luxury living in a tropical paradise. Filled with beautiful images and superior content and design, our high-quality glossy magazine creates a pleasurable reading experience — one that will be embedded in your memory long after you have put down its pages.
Our informative editorials include all things upscale, from spa getaways to wine pairing tips to dazzling jewels; our regular feature articles encompass stunning properties, innovative interior designs and architecture, premium real estate listings and market reports. When it comes time for you to buy or sell your property, we hope REAL LIFE will be your reference guide as well as a splendid coffee table book.
Beautiful weather, pristine sandy beaches, crystal blue Caribbean Sea, a luxury property… and you. Now that’s real living.
That’s REAL LIFE!