I recently had the privilege of visiting St. John on a family vacation.  And it was truly nothing short of breathtaking.  The beaches, the color of the ocean, the colorful homes and cobblestone streets and the beautiful people all helped to make the vacation truly magical, as did my very fun, lively and a little bit crazy family.  And while sitting on the back patio of our quaint condominium, overlooking the port of St. John, it really hit home just how amazing of a designer Mother Nature truly is.  Her use of color, texture, pattern and light are unsurpassable.  She inspires me to be more bold as a designer, to take risks and play with unlikely combinations.

The view from the ferry as you enter into the Port of St. John, with its beautiful, Spanish style homes.

Our visit to Cinnamon Bay Beach (in hopes of sneaking a peek at Mr. Kenny Chesney).  The turquoise and blue waters are to die for!!!!

The morning view from our back patio.

Sunset view, with a glass of wine, from our back patio.

Traveling through the mountains to access the Caribbean side of the island.

Needless to say, I returned from our trip inspired and ready to get back to work designing creative and unique spaces for my clients.