Just released! An eight page spread of our house in the current (July) issue of Elle Decor France. We’re so excited and honored to have the house so beautifully featured. Photographed by Romain Ricard, styled by Christele Ageorges for Elle France.
Ever since the Design Sponge feature on Villa Palmier, we have been getting inquiries for it to be featured on various other interior and design blogs. As a budding interior designer, it’s so fun for me to see people taking such a liking to the house and finding so much inspiration in the design. I rounded up some of the best features here. Thank you to all the bloggers who have done such nice write ups on our little beach retreat!
We just received news that Elle Decore France will be featuring our little abode as a spread in their summer 2016 issue! They are coming to St. Barts in March to shoot the house. All I can say is, “Wooohoooo!!!” Dream come true.
We are not in St Barts at the moment, but some of our family is. I just put together a little map to guide them to this truly magical spot and it brings back some wonderful memories. It’s hard to find but well worth the hunt…
I love the availability of fresh fruit in the tropics, so last night we took full advantage and made coconut bowls for our locally made and beyond delicious vanilla ice cream. A splash of lime to finish made it refreshing in the heat, not to mention the most perfect color pallet!
Having a dinner party in a new house feels like the final step to making a house really feel like a home. We have our lovely friends Maleka, Molly and Barclay visiting right now. Barclay happens to be a phenomenal chef, so having him christen the kitchen has been such a treat! We went to the fish market yesterday morning and got two huge lobsters and a gorgeous dorado. Barclay showed us how to prepare the lobsters, which involved a drill and lots of laughing, and made the most incredible lobster risotto, baked dorado, and a lobster grapefruit salad. Our friends Kelly and Jordan just got married on St Barts, so they joined the feast as well. Here are a few pics…
Yesterday, the long awaited couch, bed and side tables came… finally!!! What a difference these few pieces made in finally making the house feel like a home. More photos of all the furnishings coming soon, but in the mean time, here’s Bugaboo dying to jump on the new white couch with his sandy paws.
and an evening shot of the bedroom… i’m so in love with these lights!
We arrived on the island October 26th and spent the week living in a chaotic construction zone, working 15 hour days to try to get the house done for our first guests who arrived October 31st. It came down to the wire, but we finished it! It was exhausting but incredibly rewarding to see the things I had dreamed up in my head spring to life. It was also a bit of a relief to see that everything I chose was working well together… when you pick things out online, or from catalogues and samples, it’s always a bit of a gamble. The kitchen was completed Friday, which we LOVE, along with the final painting and electrical. We’re now waiting on furniture which should arrive at the end of this week. We’ll still be finalizing details over the next few weeks, but it’s finally livable and very comfortable. We love the flow of the spaces and overall vibe. I will be posting many more photos once the furniture arrives, but in the mean time here are some iphone photos of the house now, and what it looked like just a few days ago.
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