Camille Styles

Entertaining With

Kate Holstein

June 14th, 2017

When photographer Kate Holstein isn’t traveling the world shooting for publications like Martha Stewart Weddings and Cereal Magazine, she and her husband Matt stick to a pretty sweet routine: 8 months at home in Aspen, Colorado followed by 4 months on the beach in the French West Indies. The couple fell in love with their beachside property when they were vacationing together in St. Barths, a tiny Caribbean island known for it’s distinctly French culture and pristine white sand beaches. Together, they remodeled Villa Palmier inside of just three months to create a beautifully simple family retreat. The space is fresh, modern, airy, and (lucky you!) available for rent when the Holsteins aren’t using it themselves. Kate (along with adorable new daughter Zoe and pup Bugaboo) invited us over for a long lunch at Villa Palmier, and we seriously might never leave.

photographed by kate holstein and matt holstein at villa palmier

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  1. Karin says:

    Love that lady….potato chips and champagne….my idea of a great appetizer

  2. Laura says:

    Stunning! Could you please share the source for the wood dishes in Bali (if available online)? Thank you!

  3. Kelly says:

    Love everything here! Amazing photos! Wonderful!

  4. anna says:

    would kate be reading these comments? if so, this is so random, but i’d love to know what breeder they got their labradoodle from!

  5. Morgan says:

    Can you share where she got her dress?

  6. Bailey says:

    The ‘entertaining with’ articles are my favorite articles of any blog that I follow. And this is my new favorite!! Stunning and exactly what paradise looks like in my head.

  7. Alicia Cervenka says:

    would love to know what rose that is 🙂

  8. denisecrew says:

    This is so beautiful! I agree about barefoot and a kaftan … any online sites you like for those?

  9. Kim says:

    Wow! This left me filled with so much inspiration for my next gathering!

  10. christi says:

    Simple serenity, love it! I just returned from a week in St. Martin, reading your blog took me back….I didn’t want to leave in the first place. Thank you for sharing a slice of your beautiful world.

  11. tracy risucci says:

    bugaboo takes the cake!!!

  12. Meg says:

    Hi Kate! I LOVE the beautiful blue dishes. Can you share where those are from? Thanks so much!

  13. Diane Smith says:

    Simply gorgeous!!!

  14. Flavia says:

    Kate, I love your style! I’ve been vacationing in St. Barths for the last 3 years and wish I could spend more time there, but living in Southern California makes it a bit far to go visit more often. So, I’m trying to recreate some of the feel there is to the beautiful villas in the island in our own home. Your design embraces that look very well. Could you share with me the brand or where I could find your outdoor dinning table and benches, as well as the low woven rockers?
    Thank you for posting pictures of your beautiful beach retreat!

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