What better way to spend your summer holiday than on a beautiful island? In the latest issue of GG magazine, interior designer Christian Liagre will show you his wonderful beach house on St. Barth. French gallery owner Agnès Monplaisir will take you on a trip to her exclusive country estate – an extraordinary weekend retreat with a long and eventful history.
Like yourselves, editor-in-chief Michaela Cordes is really looking forward to summer:
“This is the season for rediscovering the simple things in life. Eating plump, juicy cherries and spitting out the pits, running around barefoot and feeling the warm breeze on your skin. When it comes to interiors it’s hard to find anyone who can master the beauty of simplicity as tastefully and elegantly as Christian Liaigre. Growing up on the French Atlantic island of Île de Ré taught the designer and interior architect to appreciate the charm of minimalism. His beach house on St. Barts reflects the iconic spirit with which he has approached his craft for the past 27 years: celebrating materials but avoiding superfluous details. The Frenchman’s latest project – adding a whole new complex to the legendary Hôtel Costes in Paris – will reflect this as well. Turn to page 36 for our exclusive interview with Christian Liaigre. Actually, we have put together a whole issue for you in desperate anticipation of the happiest season of the year. Pay a visit to Agnès Monplaisir at her exquisite estate outside Paris, meet the sensational landscape architect Piet Oudolf or go surfing in South Africa.”
Read the current issue of GG for more great stories and pictures of summery destinations and properties!