Lifestyle | Jamaica Harmony Elegant island living in Jamaica, specially photographed by Steve Cohn By Caribbean Beat | Issue 15 (September/October 1995) 0 Comments Studio sitting-room. Photograph by Steve CohnThe studio bedroom. Photograph by Steve CohnThe studio kitchen, seen from the terrace. Photograph by Steve CohnDominated by handmade wooden couches or love seats, the living room leads directly out to the first floor terrace. Photograph by Steve Cohn Detail of stairway. Photograph by Steve CohnThe upstairs terrace. Photograph by Steve Cohn The back of the house. Photograph by Steve CohnThe terrace at the back of the separate studio, with the kitchen in the background. Photograph by Steve Cohn The dining area on the terrace outside the kitchen: the glass table is supported by old cast iron sewing machine bases. Photograph by Steve CohnThe studio sitting-room just inside the entry. Photograph by Steve CohnThe master bedroom. Photograph by Steve Cohn Near Ocho Rios in Jamaica, film artist Sue Henzel has created a home that is classically Caribbean in its casual beauty. Sue – who works on films and commercials – grew up in Jamaica, child of an Antiguan father and a Trinidadian mother. To furnish and decorate her home, “Tumbleweed”, she used leftovers from film projects, casual discoveries in junkyards and roadside shops, together with antiques and inherited or hand-made pieces, to conjure up a completely unique environment. Most of the furniture is in wood, stone, cast iron, natural tree trunks and driftwood; there are attractive wood carvings, Haitian and jamaican paintings, ceramics and clay pots, oil lamps and wicker shades. Walls are left with a rough unfinished look or painted to look aged or weathered; the fretwork, serpentine louvres and open rafters, the pickling finish on the ceiling and the shingle roof, are all unmistakably Caribbean. This is real island style: in tune with the land and its gifts, the sea and the sky, with Caribbean tradition.