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The Cool & Calm Island Living Interior Aesthetic


Obviously we’re lovers of maximalism and dramatic interiors – but don’t you find there comes a time when an image pops up and will have you wanting to change the entire look of your living room, which you’ve only just decorated?  Interiors have the power to have such a direct impact on your mood, which is why they should reflect your personality and lifestyle. With the ebbs and flows of life, often your current mood can have you craving a change. My bedroom is my island retreat, with Barbados Blue wardrobes, and beachy art. With this hot hot Summer (loving it) we find ourselves pining for island living in every room, not just the bedroom. With a calming aesthetic and natural textures. Although for me it’s a micro feeling that could shift any moment, this is definitely a timeless interior look and one to easily incorporate into any room of your home.

The Island Living Interior Look

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This look is paired back, but with touches of warmth through natural textures like rattan and raffia and pale wood. Contrast the light with dark colour through black and white photography and bohemian monochrome textiles. You can bring any colour you want into this look – but subtly. The key bits to create the natural living look:

  • White Walls
  • Pale brushed wood
  • Light gold accents
  • Raffia texture
  • Bohemian textiles
  • A splash of monochrome or blue
  • Black & white photography
  • Botanicals
  • Rattan
  • Coral or shells


Someone who does this look expertly well is India Hicks who’s Bahamas home is a mix of english heritage and island life:

Via One Kings Lane. Photograph by Brittan Goetz.


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