If you are looking to refurbish a property in Barbados and want to give your home a Caribbean flavor then you would be wise to employ the services of an Interior Design company.
There are two main features in all Barbadian interior design and they are coral limestone and mahogany. The island has a wealth of skilled craftsmen who specialize in joining mahogany and stonemasons whose specialty is working with the coral limestone.
There are many interior design companies based in Barbados to create the ultimate in luxury for hotels, private villas and sprawling plantation houses. They will send a specialist to your property and give you some ideas of how to make the best out of indoor and outdoor living.
Whether your property is newly built or a more traditional home, these advisors can tell you the sort of color scheme that would work best and advise you of the materials you should use for fabrics and curtains.
An interior designer would also source traditional furniture for your property if you have an older style home, and can update bathrooms and kitchens to bring your home in to the 21st century.
They can source state of the art equipment for you and if necessary can order these goods from around the world and organize getting the goods cleared through customs.
By employing the services of an interior designer, you will be consulted every step of the way, to ensure they create not only your dream home but also that they make the most of the space that you have to fully appreciate the climate. They will ensure you have bright and airy entertaining spaces within your home.
You will find that a lot of the interior design companies that are based in Barbados also have offices in London, Miami, Toronto and New York, so you can rest assured that these design teams are on the pulse of the latest in home fashions from around the world.
There are a number of companies to choose from and you can invite a selection of them to give you some ideas and to provide a quotation on how much their fee will be and how much your entire interior design project will cost.
You can then set a budget for the project and the interior design team will ensure that you stay within your budget. They will cost the building materials, furniture and soft furnishing but they will also cost the labor and craftsmen needed for the job. Their workmen will be employed directly by the interior design company, which takes away all the stress from you.
Barbados is home to many famous people, who like to spend as much time as they can on this beautiful tropical island. Some are just frequent visitors, while other celebrities take the plunge and buy second homes here.
With this is mind you would expect that Barbados has some superior properties to buy and that the hotels are decorated to a high specification.
If you have a keen eye yourself for interior design and would just like to know a few places to go and have a look for fine pieces to fill your home then why not take a trip to Earthworks Pottery in St. Thomas. They specialize in unique and flamboyant earth ware with a Caribbean flare.
Another great place to look around is Walkers World, who has a large showroom in St. Lawrence Gap where you will find everything from dinner services through to cotton bed linen.
For larger items and pieces of furniture then go to Greenwich House Antiques located in Greenwich Village, St. James. They can be contacted at (246) 432-1169.