Now is the time to have fun – go big, bold and extraordinary.
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.
Whether you’re customising a brand new sofa or reupholstering a much-loved easy chair, choosing the right fabric goes beyond gorgeous colours.
Given that the Cayman Islands were not permanently settled until the 1700s, the human history of the islands is relatively short. One of the best records we have of how life has evolved over the past 300 years lies in the surviving historic homes. The National Trust for the Cayman Islands acquires, restores and maintains several such properties as part of its mandate to protect and preserve historic sites for current and future generations. The organisation also offers tours of historic buildings in order to educate the public on Cayman’s built heritage.
As the Cayman Islands keep pace with global trends and innovations, the growing discourse on ‘Cayman-style’ highlights a concern that what makes these islands uniquely Caymanian is in danger of being lost.
Usually tucked away in small spaces, powder rooms can suffer from design neglect. Yet it is precisely because we don’t spend much time in them that guest bathrooms are places we can take some design risks. Turn a utilitarian space into something far more dramatic with bold wall colours, stylish lighting and well-chosen accessories.
Thanks to the creativity and constant innovation of designers, chandeliers and pendant lights – meaning any lights that hang from the ceiling – now come in a dizzying array of shapes, sizes, styles and materials. But choosing the right one is as much about function as form. So what do you need to consider when choosing the right light to hang?
When every piece of footwear, jewellery and clothing sits in its rightful place and you can casually cast your eye over your entire wardrobe, getting ready becomes a calming ritual.
Men have been sloping off to their man caves to drink beer, play with power tools, watch sports or indulge in other manly pastimes for years. Why shouldn’t ladies have a similar place to escape to?
Even the smallest outdoor space can be turned into a colourful, character-filled garden paradise. Don't let limited size clip your creative wings: there are plenty of easy tips and tricks to turn even a tiny yard into a bijou gem.
345AV, Cayman Islands - Home automation technologies are intuitive, aesthetically unobtrusive, can save on energy costs and are an effective means of future-proofing your home with easy round-the-clock access.
Nobody likes to stare at a blank wall. It begs to be embellished and that can be far more creative than hanging a couple of pictures or splashing on some paint. These are a few of our favourite ways to make your walls into works of art.
Considering we spend a third of our lives, or the equivalent of 100 days per year in bed, it's surprising how little we prioritise creating the right sleep environment. We spoke to the professionals at Bedside Manor to get the lowdown on creating bedroom conditions that are conducive to a deep, uninterrupted slumber.
In a climate that invites outdoor living, a garden truly becomes an extension of one's living space. But in order for it to be both pleasing to the eye and fully utilised, there are a few key elements to consider.
Summer is always a sizzler and the temptation is inevitably to retreat indoors and crank up the air-conditioning. But with a little planning, use of innovative technology and clever accessorising you can reduce heat gain and turn your outdoor space into a cool and stylish private retreat.
Past, Present, Future - Caymanian ArchitectureCayman's built environment is developing at a dizzying pace. With buildings now reaching ten storeys and designs becoming ever bolder, are we in danger of losing our architectural heritage? Architect John Doak reflects on traditional designs and how we can best preserve and honour this aspect of Caymanian culture.
As ten-storey buildings become an increasingly common feature of the built environment in Cayman, the need for fast, reliable elevators has never been greater.Following on from their launch of a new model elevator for private residences in Cayman, Androgroup Elevator Ltd. is now pleased to offer a new innovative solution for commercial buildings.The thyssenkrupp evolution 200 elevator line offers both size and speed: with a maximum capacity of 5000 pounds and travelling 600 feet per minute, it is the ideal choice for offices, hospitals, hotels and condominiums; and is designed and engineered for hassle-free installation and ease of maintenance.