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Monday, January 18, 2010

A Jamaican Villa

In Coastal Living magazine, February 2010, designer, Meg Braff shares her ten essentials to creating an island flair. The photos were taken by J. Savage Gibson. Below, are 2 wooden benches upholstered in faux-croccodile vinyl.

 Inspired by photos of the villa in the 1950's and 1960's Meg tried to make the villa glamorous but understated.

Gotta like the white loungers.

Without a doubt, this is my favorite room. Why, well to start with, there are lanterns. Next, are the white enameled bamboo chairs and the animal prints used in the table linens, what is not to like? What about the 10 essentials....#1 cabana details....#2 sugar white walls....#3 a preppy palette....#4 rattan furniture....#5 a little patina....#6 striped rugs....#7 shutters.....#8 well mannered pairs.....#9 Batik-style prints.....#10 embroidered bedding.


Gotta have those striped rugs.

Another lantern, and beautiful piping on the dining chair cushions.

Pairs and symmetry and shutters play an important part in the decor.


  1. I'm loving these pictures ! I think my favorite is the outdoor pictures, it makes me wish I was there.

  2. o.k., now I want to live in the sun and have a pool! You are not helping my cabin fever! =0)

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Punkin Seed Productions

  3. Great inspiration.

    Thanks for your sweet comments about my table renovation.
    I clicked to follow and would love to have you do the same.

  4. just love everything about this home!!!! the twin beds pushed together are gorgeous!!!


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