Designing Island Interiors

Guest bedroom 2Tired of the drab, neutral interiors of a stateside house?  The Caribbean is the place for you if you’re a fan of bold interior color and anything but cookie-cutter style.

When you buy your island dream home on St. Croix, what makes it feel complete is a warm, inviting design.  From selecting a paint color palette to choosing ornate fabrics designed for island humidity, some things are best left to local experts.  Luckily for those buying on St. Croix, several professionals are on-island to help:

Twila Wilson & Associates

Twila Wilson is originally from Colorado, but has lived on St. Croix for a number of years.  She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins.  Her portfolio includes properties in Beeston Hill and Catherine’s Hope.  Wilson has also designed the interiors of homes on St. Croix’s north shore and on neighboring St. John.  Her office is located in the Gallows Bay area.

Coco Design, Ltd.

Jennifer McCartney is a well-known interior designer on St. Croix.  Coco Design has the largest sample selection in the Caribbean for interior and exterior fabrics.  McCartney’s services include exterior design, managing projects, custom woodwork, and faux finishes.  Her office is located on Company Street in Christiansted.

Looking for inspiration?  There are several coffee table books filled with local inspiration of what your St. Croix dream home can look like.  Check out Caribbean Houses with photos by Michael Connors (who lives part-time on St. Croix) or Island Life: Inspirational Interiors by India Hicks with photos by David Loftus.

Kerri Hanley really knows her island interiors.  If your dream island home is on the market, she’ll help you find it.  Together with her husband Chris, they are the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  Chris was the top broker on St. Croix in 2014.  Contact them today and download our free guide, the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix.