House BVI Design By Fran Morrell

News and articles about elegant island interior decorating and design. Turning your house into a home.

Island inspired aqua hues

Decorating with Island Inspired Aquas

Soft coastal aquas blend beautiful and calming colours with neutrals that can be used to create a serene and peaceful atmosphere in any room. From Sea Glass hues and gentle wall paints, aqua inspiration is ideal for a Caribbean scheme.

Beachy Beige Bedroom with sepia wall prints

Designing Calm Coastal Bedrooms

When it comes to creating a cool and relaxing coastal bedroom, beige monotone hues are the perfect choice. Naturals, beiges and whites are versatile colours that evoke a sense of tranquility and comfort, making them an ideal choice for a bedroom that is meant to be a peaceful retreat.


Staging Project For Villa Rental Market

We have had a busy week styling two villas for a shoot for the rental market and a big shout out to Coldwell Banker for these two new villas that are fantastic.

Svelte china collection

Svelte China Collection

The new Svelte collection of china is a sleek and modern design whilst having the charm associated with traditional craftsmanship. 


Mandarin Posset

I’m serving this Mandarin Posset with the Dark Chocolate Pistachio and Sea Salt Bark which we featured as last week’s recipe.


New Lamps and Lighting

Our new rechargeable lights are simple and elegant, functional and stylish; a statement piece of sculptural art, with a solution to solve your lighting problems.


Shimmering into the Weekend

Nuxe lovers will be happy to know that the shimmering oil is back in stock and we have a new bath and body line from Haan.

Salted Chocolate Nut Brittle recipe

Salted Chocolate Nut Brittle

“High cocoa content chocolate is rich in magnesium among other minerals. Magnesium helps with relaxation, sleep hormone balance as well as increased energy levels.” So it’s a win win.  I know what I’m doing this weekend. Keep these ready-to-go treats in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Kitchen Makeover – A simple Solution

To continue our conversation regarding our most recent blog, “The Importance of Staging” I thought it’s interesting to see the before and after of a dated wooden kitchen given a painted make-over – lifting the overall look and feel of the property.  See the after picture below……The biggest bonus is that the countertop no longer…

After image for staging a home with cool colours

The Art of Staging a Property

The importance of staging a property is crucial and cannot be understated as it can significantly impact the selling process and the final sale price of your house or increase the rental opportunity potential. Properly considered staging involves preparing and presenting the spaces in a way that appeals to potential buyers or renters allowing viewers…