Screw Fall. Give Your Home A Caribbean Vibe That Lasts All Year

Huffington Post Draws Home Decor Inspiration from Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

With temperatures dropping fast, and fall just around the corner, Colin and Justin offer up an endless summer style guide to add warmth and wow factor all-year-round...

Where do we get design inspiration? How do we flavour our schemes? Well, for starters, we "absorb" what's around us when on the road or on vacation. Decorative "illumination" might arrive, for example, courtesy of the graphite tones of an industrial Berlin warehouse, a palette we might subsequently play in a client's post-and-beam Toronto loft. Or we might be inspired by the pastel shades of a vintage car in Cuba to colour the lounge in an Avenue and Davenport bungalow.

"Aspirational" voyages, you see, afford valuable schematic flavour: while some designers assemble mood boards using fabric samples and magazine pages, we build ours using the visual — and emotional — stimuli encountered across our various expeditions.

In a world obsessed with the "boutique hotel" aesthetic (our clients regularly ask for spaces that make them feel like they're on holiday) we find it easy to draw relevant cues from the places we stay. During a recent trip to The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman, for example, we were more than inspired by countless beautiful...

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