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My Favourite Room: Luxury Bathroom by Chanika Jones, OBMI

“This room is special because it speaks to the importance of feeling comfortable in every room of your home,” explained interior designer Chanika Jones of OBMI. “Clients often spend much time redoing spaces within their home but neglect the bathroom which, in my opinion, should be given more attention considering how much time one spends in there.” With a mere 200 square feet to work with, the client desired a space big and comfortable enough for two that maximised a view of the outdoors but still afforded privacy. Jones reco...

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Plentiful Pumpkins

The autumn abundance of pumpkins brings the colours and flavours of fall into the home. Bermudians eat so much pumpkin—literally, tons and tons of it—there should be a Facebook page called Bermudians Love Pumpkins. We eat it all year roun...

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My Favourite Room: Kitchen by Nicky Gurret

Chef Mario Batali once said: “The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.” When the opportunity arose for architect Nicky Gurret to redesign her own fam...

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Orange Valley

When a storm blows in from the northwest, and a sharp wind funnels between the hills which form a ridge above Orange Valley, the old house heaves and creaks and the windows rattle ominously.   Standing in the dimly lit hall, crowded w...

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Bloomfield

I stood in rapt attention as I listened to Ethel Gosling one summers night in 1966 at Bloomfield in Paget. The story of Nancy Nelmes was a sad one which was recited in great detail and with much empathy and affection. The young woman “took a c...

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My Favourite Room: Great Room at Longtail House by Melissa Woods

OBMI interior designer Melissa Woods’s favourite room is an impressive one indeed: with 15-foot-tall ceilings and a 24-foot by 55-foot layout, the “great room” at Longtail House is a showstopper. Along with its aesthetic appeal, the functi...