decor, inspiration

shop the look of this Caribbean home

Jean Philippe Piter


The remarkable seaside home of Keld Mikkelsen and Marianne Brandi on St Barts in the Caribbean has anyone who peeks inside envious of the owners' slice of island life.

Mikkelsen, founder of Danish clothing brand Day Birger et Mikkelsen, and Marianne Brandi, the creative mind behind Day Home, are based in Italy but made the isle their second home 10 years ago after having spent two decades holidaying on this lavish summertime utopia.

With the couple's collective design background, the purchase of a piece of land with a hurricane-damaged house on it proved an opportunity to bring their signature Scandi style and classic elegance to a space of their own. The result of a two-year renovation harmoniously combines chic sophistication with a laid-back sensibility in a retreat that is all about contemporary barefoot living.

Little wonder that Marianne cites 'a balance between colours, between contemporary and antique, between decorative and functional' as the most fundamental principle of interior design.

HL shopped around locally to show you how to get this look in your own home.

living room

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Get the look, St Barts 1. Indian Chest, R10 995, Weylandts. 2. Vintage Bird Cage, R2 395, SHF. 3. Multi Task Floor Lamp – White, R1 995, Weylandts. 4. Large Xian Canister – White, R1 395, Weylandts. 5. French chair, R2 850, Wunders. 6. Dot Dash Cushions, R199 each, Superbalist.com.

outside gazebo

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3 1. Marble Guy Table Lamp – Matte, R2 495, Weylandts. 2. Drama Cushion, R349, Superbalist.com. 3. Ticking Stripe fabric, POA, St Leger & Viney. 4. Gallery Frame (40cm x 50cm), R279, MRP Home.

bedroom

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4 1. Crawford Bedside table, R5 995, Block & Chisel. 2. Laurel Bedside Lamp & Shade, R398, Coricraft. 3. Pike Knit Cushion in Pale Grey, R449, Country Road. 4. Norde Cushion in Pavement, R349, Country Road. 5. Pike Knit Cushion in Charcoal, R449, Country Road. 6. Cotton Boro Rug, R4  995, Weylandts.

dining room

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1. Tressle Work Station, R10 995, SHF. 2. Argo Pattern Back Chair, R4 699, @Home. 3. Flemmish Ladder Small, R5 995, Block & Chisel. 4. Chicken coup lamp, R1 995, Weylandts. 5. Iringa Traditional Basket – Large, R495, Weylandts. 1. Tressle Work Station, R10 995, SHF. 2. Argo Pattern Back Chair, R4 699, @Home. 3. Flemmish Ladder Small, R5 995, Block & Chisel. 4. Iringa Traditional Basket – Large, R495, Weylandts.