Friday, February 11, 2011

Revisiting St. Bart~ my dream destination!

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

I know I love this house so much that this is actually my second time posting it!! It was previously published in a European magazine.

(It's in St. Bart in the French West dream destination where I have never been.....)

This month it is featured in the American magazine "Coastal Living" February 2011 issue.

Writer & stylist credit: Jeremy Callaghan and photographer: Gaelle Le Boulicaut

I love white! Everyone knows this!! ....all three people that read my island blog......:)

The residence is owned by the former British Editor of Elle magazine, Alsia Thiry and her husband...a style maven and a maverick eye for design, style, and proportion, color and texture. She made the switch from fashion designer to interior designer.. She also helped form the trained eyes of English based designer's: Kathy Adam of Adam Design Ltd. and Lesley Batchelor or Studio DB to help define and execute her ideas (smart lad~ but didn't she know I was available...:))

There were many obstacles working on a small island- as I have worked on this island . where I designed three villa's)

I loved the low-maintenance floors -all white concrete to handle all of the traffic and sand and it!

My favorite rooms are the living room and the master that blue too.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Odessa yatch

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

One of the latest yachts, Odessa, was featured in the November 2009 issue of Showboats International. This yacht is owned by Giorgio Armani.

Odessa, with her black hull and silver metallic superstructure, she is striking—a sleek, sexy runway model in formal attire. Odessa has an entirely different feel inside and out. A raised bulwark forward makes the bow more imposing and gives the boat a less massive look. It features elegant stainless steel ornamental details within recessed sections of the upper bulwarks.


Two facts make this project remarkable: One is that, until commissioning the construction of the boat, Odessa’s owner had never owned a large yacht. Second, nearly the entire project was driven by the furniture, which was designed and supplied by Armani/Casa.

It is this trim, residential style that defines Odessa’s interior. Like the exterior, the design is a departure from every Christensen ever delivered. It is a highly sophisticated look that carries through the boat and includes movable furniture but stonework as well. The woods used are rich and dark: Makassar ebony for some of the furniture and black walnut for the soles and bulkheads.


Stones are glorious, translucent varieties of onyx that are supplemented in many areas with glass that lines bulkheads and countertops. The modern style of the interior is carried through to the furnishings the exterior as well. In addition to the design of the exterior furniture itself, the exterior changes include the arrangements of all exterior decks, most notably the uppermost deck, which has a rectangular spa tub and a redesigned bar.

Dining Room

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dream Destination: St. Barts

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

Imagine the perfect island retreat. That is what this Danish couple has created for themselves in this open air contemporary villa in the hills of Camaruche in St. Barts.
The fashion and interiors of the this home are a wonderful melange of modern meets Bohemian. It is easy to forget that this is an island. Every element of this design had to brought to the island. It is an amazing undertaking, but beatifully executed. It's not like you can just run down to the local hardware store and pick out tile. This level of design requires strategic planning at the highest level. Look at this impeccable open air white shower. Imagine bringing your perfect size eight bikini clad body into this shower, you skin a lovely shade of sun kissed mocha from the Caribbean sun, white sand between your toes! It's so stunning you want to be stunning to shower in it!

St. Barts is amazing. The cuisine is superior, there truly is nothing like eating in St. Barts. The coastline is amazing and unfettered by moored boats. The turtle population makes it illegal to drop anchor in Marigot Bay.
The couple who live here head Day Birger et Mikkelsen, a Danish fashion and interiors company the blends modern chic with carefree and whimsical Bohemian textiles. This villa is a 6,400 sq. foot homage to their design aesthetic.

I love the simplicity of this kitchen and the way the black and white theme is carried throughout the indoor and outdoor living spaces.