my scandinavian home: Dream escape: an ethereal beach house on St Barths

Dream escape: an ethereal beach house on St Barths

Thursday, 21 April 2016

How much would you love to jet off to an island with white powder beaches, turquoise sea and swaying palm trees right now? Your home for the fortnight (because a week just wouldn't be enough!) in the form of an ethereal white pool villa with touches of driftwood, sea-grass and rattan and the most beautiful terrace. Meet Villa Palmier, a little touch of paradise on the island of St Barths in the French West Indies created by Matt and Kate Holstein. This beach house ranks high up in the list of places I would love to stay one day (yes, it's available to rent - I know!), how about you?! For now though, let's dream....

Villa Palmier. Photos: Kate Holstein, found via Dust Jacket / Design Sponge with thanks.


Do I even need to ask if you can imagine holidaying here?!

And just how cute is that doggy?! 

Get the look (yes, really!):  Sea photographic print by Kara Rosenlund, source benches and tables made from driftwood here, banana fibre pouf, panama hat, basket beach bag, sea grass belly basket. rustic stool, white Marshall speakers. Off white linen rug. And of course, a hammock!

Other exotic escapes sitting there waiting for you include a little touch of paradise on Mykonos and a Brazilian pool villa. Where do I even start?! And although not available to rent, the ethereal home of Kara Rosenlund is all the evidence we need that it's possible to get an exotic vibe in our own home!

While we're in the moment, it's worth taking a peek at Annika Von Holdt's instagram snaps of the Bahama's (I know it's another island but....) - when she's not in the Bahama's she at her Copenhagen home - either way....  And (just cos I hear you) here's some pool and beautiful ocean inspiration too. If you close your eyes you can almost feel the warm sun and cool salt water on your skin. 

Roll on summer!

Have a dreamy day!


  1. What a summer dream! I will be spending this summer just few islands more South, on Guadeloupe and can't wait for this Caribbean dream =). Unfortunately, we will be not accommodated in such a beautiful apartment, but it is close! =)

    Now I have much more summer vibes in me, thank you =)


    1. Oh wow, lucky you! I bet you can't wait!

  2. Aww, I'm so depressed that I can't go there right now! Think I may have to start budgeting for a Caribbean holiday in the not too distant future! I'm assuming the dog doesn't come with the apartment but that would be an added bonus - so cute!

    1. That doggy is unbelievably gorgeous! I might just bump into you on the beach in the Caribbean (once I've saved up too!).

  3. I love the doggy, but also that stove. What brand is it?

  4. ohh this is dreamy! perfection.


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