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Design Presentation Guided Decision Making

Image credit Becki Owens Las Palmas Project

For the recently completed Shambhala Guesthouse project, we started with the main objective of retaining the classic Caribbean architecture of the main house while steering the interiors in a transitional direction which would blend both traditional and contemporary elements.  As this was a new client primarily based abroad, the groundwork of design decision making was laid through design presentations.

Image credits 1. SabonHome 2. Bon Made Concord Californian Bungalow 3. Jill Egan Interiors

These design presentations allowed me to gain an understanding of what styles and finishes appealed to the client.  These visual surveys are an effective tool, particularly for busy clients who may not have a great deal of time to commit to these early stages. 

Image credit 1. The House that Lars Built 2. Stacy Zarin Goldberg ; DESIGN: JWS Interiors

They are also wonderful aides for clientele who may not have a high level of comfort or interest in the design realm, but they know what they like when they see it.

Image credits 1. Cassandra LaValle 2. Becki Owens Summit Creek Kitchen 3. Studio McGee Mountainside Retreat

From these Design Presentations clients can tune in to various finishes, fixtures, furnishings that speak to them and pinpoint what they like and what they do not. 

Image credits 1. Marie Flanigan Interiors 2. Atlanta Homes Mag 3. Janette Mallory Interiors

This feedback then helps us to further the design process.  At this stage I can work more efficiently knowing what the client is receptive to, and what styles or particulars to avoid.

Image credits 1. Studio McGee Sunset House 2. Leanne Ford Interiors 3. Katherine Carter Design

Once broad concepts have been introduced and narrowed down, then we focus on priority decisions which are often dictated by the general contractor in addition to the selections which have the longest lead times.

Image credits 1. Nune Sheena Murphy 2. Natasha Levak 3. Heidi Caillier Design | Photography: Haris Kenjar 4. Alie Henrie Design

Clients arriving at an initial meeting with a collection of inspirations and visual references, protocol is often established and we can move directly into the ideas stage.

Image credits 1. Kate Marker Interiors 2. Aragon Interior Designs 3. Frenchyfancy

After feedback on more generalized ideas, we progress to client preferences.  In this phase it can be really helpful to compare and contrast visual references side by side.

Image credits 1. Marie Flanigan Interiors 2. Pure Salt Interiors 3. Studio McGee Park City Contemporary

Once client preferences are clear, we advance to specifications.  For example, this client decided upon wall sconces for the en suite baths so the following DP (design presentation) listed 2-4 options of specific fixtures, along with the dimensions and pricing.

Image credits 1. Twelve Chairs Interiors 2. Vanitas Studio 3. W Design Collective 4. Emily Henderson

This project has just completed and I look forward to sharing installation images soon!

Khaya; 4 Bedroom Leeward Canal Home Real Estate Opportunity

Khaya aeriel view of land parcel in proximity to the leeward channel and open ocean

After designing Fleur de Lys, Acajou, and Cotton House, all homes of traditional Caribbean architecture and interiors, our time to build contemporary Caribbean has finally come.  Millworks have always been a distinguishing factor in our builds, and Khaya will be no different.  Our primary business, TC Millwork, will be providing all of the woodworks; cabinetry, interior and exterior doors, and built-in furniture.  Millworks will primarily be built of African Mahogany, or Khaya, a genus of seven species of trees in the mahogany family and hence the name of the home.   Native stone will be another key feature within the interiors, balancing the sleek dark wood with brightness and texture. Read more about the unique location and benefits below.

Khaya aerial view of land parcel


This contemporary pre-construction home lies on a west facing canal lot in the prestigious Leeward development on the northeast point of Providenciales.  Well reputed as one of the most affluent, safe, and attractive neighborhoods, the home is walking distance to the International School and Blue Haven Marina and amenities. Only a short distance drive to Leeward Highway, the location is well appointed for either full time residents or short term visitors.  With 101’ft of canal frontage to the west, 5 minute access to the Leeward channel to the North, and a flamingo frequented wetland to the south (pictured below), this parcel is a water lovers paradise.

Khaya great room; kitchen, dining, and living

The home will showcase local materials, native stone feature walls and indigenous landscaping. Mahogany doors, ceilings, custom cabinetry and interior design to be provided by TC Millwork Ltd.  Quality local contractors will complete the project, scheduled to complete in spring of 2019.  With close proximity to the best yachting, diving and island hopping, the home is minutes to world famous beaches via boat. Leewards waterfront properties maintain excellent value and are becoming increasingly scarce opportunities.  

Khaya Bath 2 Render

Khaya Bedroom 1 Render

This pre-construction offer benefits the buyer with considerable savings on stamp duty (paid on land only), a monthly or quarterly payment schedule governed by construction progress, as well as the potential to personalize the interiors and landscaping design.

Khaya Exterior

Khaya Floor Plan

To view the listing, please visit Turks & Caicos Property.