Last month I shared snapshots from my trip to Caneel Bay, St. John, showing some of the natural scenes that I found inspiring. Here’s a look at how a few of these island tableaux could be translated to interiors…
Red leaf in turquoise water
This photo shows the brilliant marriage of turquoise and red as a balance of hot and cool:
…and are equally gorgeous toned down in Katie Ridder‘s sophisticated dining room.
Miles Redd also incorporated red accents with an aquamarine backdrop in this show-stopping space.
This Caneel Bay marina snapshot shows the lovely contrast of organic, textured materials.
Note the way light and nature-inspired materials informed these three strikingly different living room spaces:
The spirited pink and yellow fruit market in Cruz Bay is inspiring in terms of its color scheme and its light, buoyant spirit.
This guest bedroom from a recent S.B. Long Interiors design project in Washington, CT makes the palette soft and sweet.
Kelly Wearstler interpreted the look in deco jewel tones for her own guest house.
And this is Betsey Johnson‘s signature exuberance and iconic color at its best.
True, Caneel is special – but you can try this exercise anywhere. I’d love to know what you find!
Images: 1 Susan Bednar Long; 2 via Apartment Therapy; 3 via CocoCozy; 4 via Elle Decor; 5 Susan Bednar Long; 6 via Houzz; 7 via Greige Interior Design Blog; 8 via T Magazine; 9 Susan Bednar Long; 10 S.B. Long Interiors; 11 Domino; 12 via Elle Decoration UK