We’ve all been there – decorating is expensive. But with the right resources, there are ways to make it less so. In this series, I will attempt to show you how items similar in style can be wildly different in price. Sometimes it’s worth the splurge and sometimes, it’s worth digging to find a nice equivalent. – Gabrielle, Savvy Home
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a change of scenery! I usually start dreaming of summer as soon as January starts, when the Spring fashion collections start to come out and everyone starts escaping to warmer pastures and coming back with a tan. So let’s take a break from all the snow banks and stare at the beauty that is Christian Liaigre’s St. Barts house for a minute. I can safely say that in terms of tropical destinations, St. Barts has been at the top of my list for quite some time. Blame it on my love for laid-back luxury.
While some people are foregoing the understated nature of this Caribbean by building gaudy Miami-esque mansions, others are still doing it right. Famed French decorator Christian Liaigre understood that there is value in a house filled with air, space and light; not superfluous furniture and tchotchkes. And while this house is set in a tropical location, I think the same principles could be applied to any home, whether a large country house a small city apartment. Where would you splurge and where would you save?
See the rest of the house on Savvy Home.