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About us

IDG is Cayman’s most trusted interior design firm. Founded in 2003, IDG has grown from a small, local design firm to a forward-thinking purveyor of design and décor that creates inspirational spaces designed to embrace how our clients want to live. 

Working with awarding properties and highend developments such as Watercolors, WatersEdge, WaterMark, Stone Island, and the Kimpton Seafire Residences, today, IDG offers a comprehensive suite of design services and a tailored homeware shoppe.

From small makeovers to full-scale design, build, and project management, IDG handles projects large and small. Exceptional design and inspiring products are what define us. Our diverse team of design experts brings technical acumen as well as passion and unerring taste to the table. Every member of our team also takes great satisfaction in helping our clients realize their dreams. IDG – Inspired Living Since 2003.

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Services

IDG is a full-service residential design firm, focusing on high-end residential projects and boutique style commercial spaces. Our mission is to approach each project with a holistic vision, and we commit to designing spaces that are a true reflection of the clients living in them.

Our firm is available to assist in all aspects of a project from start to finish including consulting with architects and builders, as well as providing a tailor-made approach to finishes and decor. We’ll transform your house into a functional beautiful space with furniture, fabrics, accessories, and provide you with custom pieces tailor-made for your living space.

Our staff are capable of assisting and facilitating all of our projects from initial concepts to completion, with no stone left unturned.

IDG’s personal shopping services provide peace of mind for clients looking for new furnishings. This can include assistance with on-island inventory from our local retail store, or help navigating the (sometimes complicated) ordering process of international items.

Online shopping can seem simple and easy, but if not managed properly, it can become costly and drawn-out. We manage 100% of the process, from shipping and tracking to importing. Upon arrival, we also handle the inspection, delivery and final installation. IDG’s personal shoppers are unique in that they don’t just help choose items, they manage everything from start to finish.

IDG also offers pre-designed furniture packages that are ideal for rental units, family homes or clients that are on a time crunch.

We believe in the joy of interior design, and our personal shoppers ensure that every bit of stress is taken out of the shopping experience. We want each client to fully enjoy the process of designing their dream space.

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Our Team

At IDG our success is built upon the diverse strengths of our team. Each member is integral and brings their unique vision and touch. Our collective experience spans international destinations like the US, Canada, the UK and Spain. We have an extensive background in both residential and commercial spaces, and each hold university degrees in Interior Architecture and Design.

Our personal shoppers have over 15 years of experience in home furnishings and decor, along with strong backgrounds in customer service, meaning each client is completely taken care of.

At IDG we pride ourselves in being a one-stop-shop, and our diverse team is what allows us to be there at every step of the process. Whether that’s creating custom designs, generating 3D renderings, organizing shipping and handling, or picking out the perfect pieces for your home, when our team comes together to collaborate on a project, magic happens.

Justin graduated from the International Academy of Design in Toronto and has worked closely with some of North America’s most recognized designers. His expertise in both design and construction gives him the rare ability to seamlessly execute with high precision and detail. His portfolio includes a wide array of residential, commercial and healthcare projects and his interiors have a distinctive, modern elegance. Justin pushes the boundaries of design to seek a balance between aesthetics and function.

Spare Time: I’m either at the gym, the beach or travelling.

Favorite Design Element: I enjoy using classic, custom and modern elements to create harmonious spaces that are relaxed, luxurious and timeless.

Draws Inspiration From: Travel. I love experiencing different cultures and seeing how they use and design their spaces. I’m also inspired by technology, be it new products, materials or processes.

Katie grew up just outside of Toronto, moving to Cayman in 2009. With over 20 years in the industry, she has a wide range of experience, from running her own business to working with a top brand on a global scale. This includes an International Manager of the Year award at RE/MAX for her management of the master franchise in Chile. Katie truly believes that everyone should live their best life and is thrilled to now be involved with a company that puts that at the forefront for all of its clients.

Favorite Design Element: I love the “wow” feeling you get walking into a space that’s been done by a professional interior designer. Over the years I’ve learned that it really makes a notable difference, and a professionally designed space reads so much better.

Spare Time: Spending time with my family, cheering my kids on in their activities and being active.

Draws Inspiration From: My kids and family. They are my greatest accomplishment and truly teach me more and more every day. I am an avid learner so I find great joy in that.

Rhon was born on the verdant island of Dominica but grew up in Grand Cayman. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, a Masters of Science in Management, along with a certificate in marketing. Before joining IDG, Rhon worked at a large design-build firm for over five years.

Spare Time: I love playing sports, hosting or attending game nights and going to culinary and art events. When I’m not being super active, you can find me meditating. 

Favorite Design Element: Right now, texture. I love that you can experience it visually and sometimes physically. It’s a great way to add layers of depth and visual interest.

Draws Inspiration From: I keep up with a lot of other designers and I like seeing or talking with other creatives. I am inspired by people that are innovating in other industries. You can reinterpret, combine, deconstruct and add so many things to you own design like this. Cross pollination is where the magic happens!

Andrea grew up in South Africa and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design at the Tshwane University of Technology. While pursuing a full-time career as an exhibition designer, she also freelanced as a wedding photographer and worked part-time as a graphic designer. In 2014, Andrea moved to Cayman and joined IDG as a Personal Shopper. She has recently transitioned into a Project Coordinator role for the Design Team.

Spare Time: Outside of my dream job, I enjoy spending time with friends, painting and watching documentaries.

Favorite Design Element: I love it when three different raw textures are incorporated into a space, like wood, metal and stone, and then greenery is added as a finishing touch. For me, it is a must to have plants in your home space as they add so much life!

Draws Inspiration From: DIY tutorials and inspiring books like The 5am Club by Robin Sharma.

Poly arrived in Grand Cayman by way of Brooklyn, New York where she helped design corporate interiors for hedge funds, law firms and banks. Now Poly is a fixture at IDG, supporting clients as a Design Associate.

Favorite Design Element: I think that changing floor and wall paints can make a huge impact. It can really brighten and change the vibe of your home’s interior.

Spare Time: In my spare time I love to bake and cook using traditional Caymanian and Mediterranean ingredients!

Draws Inspiration From: Being out on the water. I love looking for pretty shells and fishing in East End. I also find inspiration in abstract art.

Jeanette was born and raised in Edmonton, Canada, and holds a diploma in Interior Design Technology. She has over a decade of commercial and residential interior design experience, working as a project manager on a wide array of new builds and renovations. In addition, Jeanette has spent the past six years working in real estate, communicating with homeowners, builders and contractors.  

Spare Time: I love to travel and spend quality time with family and friends. I also enjoy going to the beach and hopping on a paddleboard.

Favorite Design Element: Definitely function – considered design creates a sense of ease in a space.

Draws Inspiration From: My travels, especially from nature and culture. I also look to innovation in technology, products and materials.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Nicole graduated with an architecture and interior design qualification. Before moving to Grand Cayman, she worked at a significant commercial architecture and interior design firm doing construction drawings, project managing, and assisting in the design of corporate offices and public spaces. 

Spare Time: You can find me doing anything active, including playing sports, attending a workout class, and soaking up the sun at the beach with friends! I am also very passionate about traveling and seeking adventure. 

Favorite Design Element: Function – I love the challenge of figuring out exactly how a space will be used and creating a design to best serve its purpose in a beautiful way. 

Draws Inspiration From: Travel, nature, and other designers & creatives – there is always so much to learn, and others’ innovative ideas and perspectives inspire me.

Layla was born in Grand Cayman and is currently studying at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. She’s had an interest in interior design since high school and interned at IDG in 2018. 

Spare Time: Is devoted to family and friends, whether swimming at the beach or trying new restaurants. I also love a good workout session!

Favorite Design Element: I love the combination of sleek, clean lines with raw, organic materials and forms. It creates such a beautiful contrast in any space. 

Draws Inspiration From: My peers at art school – there’s always a new project to be inspired by.  

Cara is many things: a mother to one (dog), an aunt to two, a designer to many and Creative Director to IDG. With a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, she believes that this line of work is not a solo sport, but a collaboration, and she knows that successful collaborations will always capture the character of those who live in a space. Cara’s personal style is most comparable to Daryl Carter, in that she gravitates toward bespoke interiors that are tailored, controlled, balanced and interesting.

Favorite Design Element: Form.

Spare Time: Cooking, shopping, relaxing and designing…always designing!

Draws Inspiration From: Nature and strong leaders, especially designers who lead.

Before coming on board at IDG, Kayleigh spent almost seven years working in design, retail and marketing. Her experience in these industries taught her how to become the fast and equipped administrative purchaser she is today. 

Spare Time: I was born in the Cayman Islands, so I love visiting my family. I also enjoy sitting down with a good book — a divine-smelling cappuccino is a perfect accompaniment!

Favorite Design Element: I’m drawn to interiors that mix farmhouse and modern design. I appreciate spaces that incorporate readily available materials, like wood, and love the contrast of white tones with black accents. 

Draws Inspiration From: It might sound cliché, but generally myself! Once I see a space, I can picture down to the last detail everything that’s meant to be in that area.

Originally from Honduras, Minette spent over six years working shipping and clearing before joining the IDG team. Now, with over a decade of experience under her belt, she’s become an expert at handling the logistics of IDG’s incoming shipments, including dealing with vendors, ensuring all cargo reaches its destination and overseeing final installations.

Spare Time: In my spare time I enjoy cooking and hanging out with family and friends.

Favorite Design Element: I love anything that incorporates natural wood. 

Draws Inspiration From: Most of my inspiration is taken directly from nature. I especially love rivers and mountain views. 

Isaac brings 8+ years of experience in both marketing and business with a Bachelors in Business Administration and Masters in Marketing with a certificate in Sales and Advertising. He has been on island for a couple of years, although originally from Naples Florida and of Haitian descent.

Spare Time: In my spare time, I love to experiment and create unique sounds through music. I also love to dance as it is therapeutic to my soul.

Favorite Design Element: My favorite design element would have to be colors. It is magical how different hues can express someone’s mood, how various shades can trigger different emotions. A popular technique used in marketing and advertising strategies.

Draws Inspiration From: Co-creating and interacting with individuals who share similar perspectives of the world we live in. This motivates and inspires me to continue achieving for greatness.

Paula has lived in Dubai, Barbados and Saint Lucia, and experienced a diverse range of cultures and lifestyles. Originally from Gloucestershire, UK she’s now been in Cayman for over 25 years. As a Personal Shopper with IDG, her passion is her home: designing it, building it and furnishing it in her own unique style with a mixture of old and new. Every item she chooses tells a story.

Spare Time: Spending time with my two dogs Sugar Pie Honey Bunch and Cheeky Monkey, who both own my heart, along with my husband. He builds beautiful houses for a living, so we are the perfect team. He helps me create my vision and I help my clients achieve theirs – it’s that simple!

Favorite Design Element: Bringing natural elements into the home. I also love a combination of the sleek lines that Modloft creates and the classic chic style of Baxter.

Draws Inspiration From: Nature and the colours of the ocean. I grew up in the beautiful Forest of Dean. The breathtaking Autumn and Spring colours have always inspired me!