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Featured Home & Design December 7, 2018

Into the Blue

 

Combining a secluded location with spectacular views and a beautifully layered interior, this holiday home on the Spanish island of Mallorca combines the best of traditionally inspired design with a glamorous contemporary spirit.

 

 

The enclosed porch forms part of the main living space and is light-filled and airy all year round. The natural French Burgundy stone used for the floor was sourced from a quarry in France, and the built-in couches were designed to keep a low line to mimic and draw the eye to the horizon beyond the windows. The couches are upholstered in repurposed antique Mallorquin bed linen, hand-dyed with natural pigments by More Decor (moredesign.es) to create the unique sea-foam and olive-leaf shades. The darker bluer pillows are made from Japanese kusaki-zomeantique fabrics.More Decor had the bespoke marbled glass ceiling pendants made to order by a specialist UK glassblowing company; the wooden side tables were custom-made by a local carpenter to More Decor’s specifications; and More Decor also designed the Minerals ceramic table and floor lamps. All the glass vessels, the glass jug and the drinking glasses are made from recycled glass and were sourced from Viveca (IG: viveca_palma) in Palma.

 

 

The main lounge area is part of an open-plan living space that leads directly onto the enclosed porch. Stephen Kenn Studio (stephenkenn.com) made the blue chair, which has upholstery selected from the studio’s bespoke Heritage collection, and the blue glass hanging lights, in a custom indigo colour, were created to order by a Dutch glass designer. The sculpture in the corner is ‘Woman with flowers l’ (1962) by Kim James (1930-2011).

 

 

In the kitchen, the ceiling beams are made from repurposed chestnut wood and were added during the renovation. ‘We love chestnut as it is harder than pine, has a lot of character and can be treated with natural processes to create very interesting effects and patinas,’ says More Design’s Manuel Villanueva. The light fitting above the bespoke kitchen island is from Apparatus Studio and the brass taps are by Brodware (brodware.com). The striking vintage bar stools were sourced by More Decor; similar versions can be found at vintage furniture dealers such as Pamono (pamono.eu).

 

 

The casual ‘TV lounge’ on the lower floor includes a projector and screen (on the left) that can be pulled down for viewing movies, series and more. The lounging cushions were custom made by More Decor (moredesign.es) from rugs dyed in various shades of blue, the table lamps are from More Decor’s Mineral collection and the glass accessories are vintage local fishing floaters.

 

 

A smaller bedroom on the lower floor features a headboard fashioned from a round woven grass mat sourced from a local market. The wall light was designed by More Design (moredesign.es) and the bedside lamp is from the Mineral collection by More Decor. The bed linen is from Society Limonta (societylimonta.com) and the More Decor collection.

 

 

This rounded bathroom is en suite to the bedroom with a sea view on the lower floor of the house. More Design (moredesign.es) created the stone basin and the brass mixer tap is from Brodware (brodware.com). The woven mat is from a local market; the towels are from the More Decor (moredesign.es) collection; the ceramic accessories were designed by More Decor in collaboration with Dora Good Ceramics (doraceramics.com); and the glass vases and vessels are flea-market finds.

 

 

The enviable swimming pool was added during renovation and is finished in Porcelanico tiles (50x80mm) by Rosa Gres (https://rosagres.com/en/). The wooden pool loungers and side tables were designed by More Decor (moredesign.es) and made by a local carpenter.

 

 

On this small viewing deck on the far side of the house, the beanbag seats were designed and produced by More Decor (moredesign.es) and are made from hand-dyed antique linen with leather pulls; the rustic wood balustrades were added during the renovation. The wooden side table was also designed by More Decor and made by a local carpenter, and the ceramic vessels are by Mallorca-based ceramicist Dora Good (doraceramics.com).

 


Words — Noreen Johnson
Photographs — Greg Cox

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