Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The West Indies - British colonial style

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Nesta Robert Marley a.k.a “Bob Marley” death. He was a Jamaican singer, songwriter - in effect an "all-round" musician. 

Bob Marley has thus inspired me to do this piece on an interior design theme in the West Indies. 

A lot of West Indian interiors are influenced by the British Colonial Era. This style came about when the British colonized the West Indies. The British took with them their "interiors" effectively blending them with the warm island tropical and animal prints, dark woods (floors, ceiling fans, shutters etc) of the West Indies. It's like a mixture of Traditional British infused with Carribean Plantation Style.

Here are some West Indian influences in interior design. I find them quite captivating as well as stunning!!!

The images below are courtesy of the “Island Estate” Collection from Tommy Bahama Home.
} With a rich blending of natural materials, textures and exciting new finish colours, Island Estate celebrates an eclectic mix of British Plantation and refined Carribean styling with a playful dose of exotic island fun ~
 And I so totally agree with Tommy Bahama Home.

For more information please visit their website at

}My takes

 on Bob Marley - I think he’s the greatest Reggae artist of all time. That makes him a legend in my books!!!!

on British Colonial Style - I am digging it already !!!!~