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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.

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.

Favourite 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.

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.

  • Favourite Design Element: Form.
  • Spare Time: Cooking, shopping, relaxing and designing…always designing!
  • Draws Inspiration From: Nature and strong leaders, especially designers who lead.

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.

Favourite 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.

Lori is an ARIDO qualified Interior Designer with over 20 years of experience in her field. Born in Toronto, her passion for design began soon after she bought a house to renovate and flip. This investment marked the beginning of many reno projects and was the catalyst that launched the career she has today. She is a product specialist with extensive knowledge of furniture, finishes and construction materials, and thrives on sourcing and procuring the best products and services for every client.

Favourite Design Element: I believe that form follows function and love designs that are creative, classic and practical.

Spare Time: Who has spare time? Being in the industry is a 24-hour addiction! You are always a sponge… observing, analyzing, absorbing and thinking. But I also love creating gourmet foods that are as appealing to the eyes as they are to the tastebuds.

Draws Inspiration From: I’m inspired by the beach, sky and Cayman sunsets. I love to go on beach walks and photograph sunsets with my puppy, Lola. Every day is different and the colour combinations are so amazing and inspiring. Mother Nature is a genius.

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.

Favourite 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.

Mireia, also known as Mia, grew up in Barcelona where she completed her degree in Architectural Rendering and Interior Design at the Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art. After relocating to London, Mia attended courses at Central Saint Martins and spent several years with an architectural firm, working on high-end luxury residential projects with several well-known property developers in London. Now, as an Interior Designer with IDG, she is committed to providing her clients with an extended range of services that include designing concepts, technical drawings and sourcing material and furnishings.

Spare Time: I like to be with family and friends, playing volleyball and going to the cinema.

Favourite Design Element: Right now my favourite designers are John Pawson and Patricia Urquiola.

Draws Inspiration From: I’m inspired by travel and adventures, especially visiting new places and discovering new cultures, foods and different ways of life.

Barry has over 15 years of experience within the interior design space. Originally from Dublin, he has spent time in Australia, Canada, Cayman and the US where, in 2013, he decided to further his education and certify as an Interior Designer at the New York College of Art and Design. Barry’s primary passion is furniture, which led him to join IDG as a part of their sales team.

Spare Time: I like to keep fit—a healthy body equals a clear head and a happy heart—and look after the love of my life… my dog Maggie.

Favourite Design Element: Although trends are vital in keeping design new and fresh, some items transcend time. I love to mix the old with the new to create a modern classic twist.

Draws Inspiration From: I’ve always been inspired and fascinated with hotel lobbies and large shared spaces. Hotel lobbies incorporate so many patterns and styles in one area. It takes a great eye to get it right. One of my favourite pastimes is going to cities like Miami and visiting the many hotels to understand what the designer has tried to create.

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!

Favourite 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!

Michelle was born in the UK where she owned and managed her own home interiors store in Tunbridge Wells for several years. As a former long-haul cabin crew member for British Airways, she brings a dedication to providing excellent customer service. Now a proud mom of two daughters (and foster mom to countless dogs and puppies for the ODAAT animal charity) she resides in Grand Cayman and is a core asset to IDG’s personal shopping experience.

Spare Time: Practicing and studying yoga and yoga philosophy. I trained as a yoga teacher and taught for several years back in the UK!

Favourite Design Element: I’m often drawn to timeless classic designs that, with an island twist, perfectly suit Caribbean lifestyles.

Draws Inspiration From: I love watching design and makeover programs and collect lifestyle/decor magazines. A book that inspires me is ASK AND IT IS GIVEN by Esther and Jerry Hicks.

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.

Favourite 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.