interior inspiration, island style…
Posted in interiors, photographers March 25th, 2009 by piablog

Photo credits, clockwise from top right: Anson Smart, bed – source unknown, Michelle Young (styled by me. that was such a fun shoot!), David Matheson (beautiful shutters), Paul Massey

Photo credits from top left: interior design by Jaya Ibrahim from Island Style (from the sadly missed All Things Bright and Beautiful), Paul Massey, Anson Smart(the chair on the wharf), more from Jaya Ibrahim, and the boy sleeping on daybed is from Ingalill Smitt

stunning bed, photographed by Jared Fowler, represented by Contacts. First spotted on the beautiful brabourne farm. I would happily rest in this bed after writing on that desk I mentioned earlier

From top to bottom: Anson Smart, Michelle Young and Anson Smart.


Be sure to click on all the credit links above because there is plenty more inspiration to be found.
I do hope you’ve enjoyed my island living moodboard! No doubt this will not be the last.


PS oh sofia, great idea! here are some waves, just as you requested in your comment a moment ago. please click on the play button and enjoy…

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  1. Allie says

    I was JUST daydreaming about an island getaway… It’s rainy where I am. Thanks for the lovely post!

    March 25th, 2009 | #

  2. sofia says

    uhhm Pia, all I need now is to hear the waves. Beautiful inspiration. Thank you.

    March 25th, 2009 | #

  3. Ursula says

    Lush photos of beautiful destinations. Where’s my suitcase?!

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  4. A-M says

    Oh I would so love an island getaway right this minute… such beautiful photos Pia… a lovely escape before I start the day! A-M xx

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  5. sofia says

    thank you Pia, this is so relaxing…

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  6. Miranda says

    The song of Ibrahim Ferrer makes it all perfect (the waves too). All the songs of The Buena Vista Social Club are so relaxing. Did you know that Dos Gardenias is a love story? You must find the translation of it. It’s very funny, romantic and wise words.

    Thanks Pia for bringing me in a relaxing mood after a busy day.

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  7. Mrs. B. says

    simply gorgeous photos. I especially love the white room w/ dark wood flooring. breathtaking.

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  8. Jeska says

    this was a perfect way to end my stressful day. I loved this little getaway. Yes an Island life for a while would be very nice.

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  9. Michelle says

    Love your work Pia!

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  10. Brittany Noel says

    This is such a relaxing post, and with so many inspiring things, I can’t even name them all! I am in love with the photo of the dark wood floors with the white bed. I want to drape white linens all over my bed now!

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  11. Alisa: Ink Caravan says

    Ohhh, just what I need a holiday in an island paradise. This is truly the next best thing. Such gorgeous romantic stories, Thank you.

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  12. katiecrackernuts says

    Oh stop … my eyes are bleeding.

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  13. katiecrackernuts says

    With all the beauty that is, not in a bad way.

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  14. Maia says

    Ooh, love it. I am definitely a mountain-and-desert person when it comes to where I like to make my home, but I yearn for the beach about once a year. We used to rent one of those round thatch things up on stilts once a year in the VIs when I was a teen…snorkel and poke around in the sand for a couple of weeks, eat nothing but seafood and guava juice. Shower outdoors and keep salt in our hair. It was lovely!

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  15. Maia says

    btw, that last photo? that’s the one that really gets me in the gut in a design sense. Love that. It’s powerful and unconventional and a little bit stark, with an Asian bent to it. A dream space that belongs to no specific locale or era. LOVE it.

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  16. Laura says

    Oh I love this book! And your blog is lokking beautiful.

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  17. Aran says

    i can smell the salty ocean breeze through these photos. gorgeous!

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  18. Ana says

    Love this soundscape. And ohhhhhh how I miss the sea…!

    (unrelated: I´m going to be in Australia in April. Are there any must sees off the beaten track that you can recommend? Thank you!

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  19. kelly says

    I love the dark rooms with the white sheets and white walls, there is something timeless about them and at the same time modern.

    March 26th, 2009 | #

  20. nyla says

    that Jaya Ibrahim bedroom with the tile designs on the floor made my heart pound. (such a perfect recipe of pics here.)

    on a totally unrelated note, i had a dream about you last night (?!?!) i think maybe you were with french boy. i can’t remember anything about it, other than there was a clothes line hung up on a light blue wall with clouds painted on it (kind of like that island kitchen you posted!) and you were hanging photos with wood clips. i woke up thinking i better check pia’s blog! i must be picking up the pia vibes floating around out there…

    March 27th, 2009 | #

  21. Kym says

    Oh My God ~ That Daybed is to die for!
    Gorgeous Gorgeous post. I’m drooling.

    March 27th, 2009 | #

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