Bold Blue Infuses this West Indies Style Home in Windsor with Subtle Sophistication
Susan Hastings Designs at Decorative Arts
Susan Hastings & Deb Daly
The Great open space of the Living Room is accentuated by the two-story height fireplace focal point. Brilliant blue Ikat print on the dark mahogany rattan chairs create a powerful statement.
A vibrant red Asian sideboard creates a pop of color in the Dining Room
Rich wood mixed with natural fiber raffia create a backdrop for the batik print pillow and bed cover.
How long did you work on this project?
This project began in the middle of July last year. Deb and I were really excited to collaborate on it, and the homeowners were able to spend the holidays here at their Windsor home.
What was your client’s vision for the home and how did you realize that vision?
Simple! We were on the same page from the beginning – sophisticated with a touch of the beach and Asian accents.
Which room is your favorite?
The living room, hands down. Deb and I both agree that we are blue and white girls. We have updated the old design trick that every blue and white room needs a touch of black.
If you had to decorate using two sources, what would those be?
I can do it with one! Decorative Arts, of course! Honestly, Deb Daly and I teamed up with the vision of stepping up the decorating aspect of her store several notches. We offer people the option of simply bringing items from the shop to try in their homes. We fill our cars to the brim and bring them to the client’s home. You would be surprised what simply landscaping a bookcase can do for a room, or as in this case, decorating the entire home.
Details of a brass and glass sconce
How long have you lived in Vero?
My husband and I moved here from the Bahamas in 1976 and before that we lived in Fort Lauderdale. The charm and friendliness of tranquil Vero Beach was a perfect match and prerequisite of ours.
What brought you here?
We searched the state in our plane, flying into every airport looking for a spot to put roots down (one small strip had a pond beside the airstrip carved into the shape of a naked lady!) The West Coast was already becoming crowded and any further North seemed too chilly. Vero Beach addressed all our wants and needs. We chose well!
Name 5 Things you can’t live without?
Curt, my old high school boyfriend! New again in my life.
The best sheets my budget can afford.
My espresso coffee machine AND a huge cup of a latte each morning!
The tackiest thing I love?
My Ugg slippers that are threadbare. I would wear them everywhere if I could!
Photographer Aric Attas
Originally Published on Vero Home Life & Design