Breezy, Beachy, Classic Interior Design

Date: March 9, 2017

One of our favorite styles takes its inspiration from the West Indies. Breezy and laid back with classic furniture pieces, this look can take more formal pieces and make them perfect for everyday life.  Fabrics are neutral and linen and woods are rich. The history of this style came about with various European countries settling in the Caribbean islands. As a result, there are interesting variations amongst each island from French, British, and Dutch influence to African and native Caribe influence. This blend of different cultures creates a rich, yet relaxed look that is entirely its own. The best thing about this look is that you will feel like you’re on a tropical vacation in your own home.

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Formal Neoclassical dining chairs and table are made livable with louvered shutter doors, wide planked floors, and many handmade accents such as a bird cage chadelier and straw hats. The white walls and woodwork keep the space bright and airy. | Credit: India Hicks


A large sailboat model with neutral cotton and linen sofa and chairs makes this white living room very relaxed and coastal. | Credit: India Hicks


French caned Louis beds feel right at home in this West Indies inspired bedroom. | Credit: Better Homes and Gardens


Sea grass textures with classic English furniture makes this great room a traditional, yet comfortable space to entertain. | Credit: Coastal Living


Nothing says West Indies style quite like a dramatic four poster bed. | Credit:


This foyer has a sense of formality with its dark wood furniture, but is kept laid back with the tongue and groove vaulted ceilings and bright white palette. | Credit: Let us know if this is yours


Even the bathroom can get a healthy dose of West Indies style with nautical accents and a re-purposed console made into a vanity. | Credit: Elle Decor


An elegant campaign style secretary is made breezy and beachy with coral accents and a whimsical peacock chair. | Credit:


Statement making basket pendants over the kitchen island along with an indoor/outdoor concept make this kitchen right at home in the Caribbean. | Credit:


Woven textures and gauzy textiles make this bedroom a perfect place to vacation… every night. | Credit: Architectural Digest


Palm trees, French doors, and Plantation chairs epitomize the West Indies design style. | Credit: India Hicks

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