This month we take a look at the Smith family's beautifully decorated ground floor, three-bedroom Royal Apartment. Chris Smith, a company director from the Midlands, bought his family home at the end of 2012. Having married in Barbados in 1995, the island holds special memories for Chris and his wife, and after staying at Royal Westmoreland twice a year over successive years, they decided they loved it so much they would invest in their own holiday home on the estate.
Since the Smith family bought their home they have meticulously decorated and furnished it to a very high standard and the finished look is elegant and luxurious.
Chris says: "The apartment was unfurnished when I bought it so the emphasis was on carefully choosing items of furniture for each room. The source of my inspiration was simple – quality! I wanted to make sure that each time we arrived at our holiday home we would feel the wow factor!
"I personally visited all of the most reputable furniture stores in Barbados until I was satisfied with all of my purchases. I also bought some furniture from one of Royal Westmoreland's show homes, which made the process easier.”
Platinum Life asked Chris for his top tip for others buying a home on Barbados? He said: "I suggest you choose a property in a gated environment with security. It was a major factor for us in our decision to buy a home at Royal Westmoreland.”
The Royal Apartments are available in a choice of one, two or three bedrooms and include luxury top floor penthouses with prices starting from US$395,000.
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