Mallorca has always been a popular tourist destination for residents of the United Kingdom. It is the largest island in the Balearic Islands in Spain, and during the summer months is bustling with tourists—young and old. Some come for the crazy night life and party scene, others come to escape the heat of the city and enjoy time by the sea. Since airline companies have noticed the flock of tourists to the area, flights are frequent and holiday homes are popping up wherever land is available. Lewis & Co, have designed a home that encompasses British charm, all while adapting to a tropical, island approach that is synonymous with the island. Mixing comfort, class and elegance, all worldly delights and creature comforts can be found inside.
For this lucky family, their yearly summer vacation to Palma can be inside an environment they love and recognise. A veritable
home away from home, the layout and interior design style of the apartment is conducive to relaxation, summer sun and of course, is the perfect space to escape the daily grind and routines that we are bound to every day. So, without further ado, take a look..
Cool grey, and rich, brown tones are mixed together to create a cohesive and balanced living space. In this room, we can see elements of the tropics, as evidenced in the rattan backed chairs and potted palm tree, devised in contrast with the geometric couches and coffee table. In colour psychology, brown is associated with nature, and is a tone that is often suggested for rooms that have an intended use of relaxation and stabilisation. So, whether it is your head or body that is out of sync, this warm and welcoming colour palette is sure to positively affect you from the get go, and have your mind firmly set in holiday mode.
No luxury holiday home would be complete without a comfortable and elegant bedroom. A four-poster bed, fashioned from a rich mahogany coloured timber, is the hero of the room. Subtle and natural tones dominate the space, and if you look carefully, the painting that hangs on the wall is ever so inconspicuously related to the bright red and yellow on the Spanish flag. Whether or not this was intentional is unclear, but the pop of red definitely adds a passionate accent to a muted and calm colour scheme. The choice is entirely yours—relax in bed, or read a book on the couch—both activities are excellent for realigning the missing Zen in our bodies.
This open plan kitchen with wrap around bench is light-filled and very well organised in terms of spatial alignment. Equipped with all the latest and greatest appliances, you can cook up a storm for your friends and family, allowing you to have a taste of home while on holidays. For some, the routine of cooking breakfast, or preparing sandwiches to take down the beach is essential; and this area facilities that need. It is, most importantly, also excellent for entertaining, if that is your preferred method of summer time fun.
From time to time, unfortunately, work needs to be completed while on holiday. To ensure that the area where your downtime takes place remains undisturbed, frosted glass sliding doors separate the two zones, yet allows for maximum light penetration into both spaces. This living area is fresh and modern, with a few classic accents found in the soft decorations, like the curtains and cushions. The mixture of the gentle patterns and beige tone on the cushions complement the deeper chocolate colours in the room, creating variance and a bit of rhythm. Visually, the room is comfortable and relaxing—you can just imagine kicking back after a long day soaking up the sun and sand with a magazine and a cool drink.
Given that the party and restaurant scene in Mallorca has taken off in recent years, there will come occasions when bathers and board shorts are not considered appropriate attire. To ensure that you are always well-dressed and on-trend for every moment, a big walk-in wardrobe is essential. Here, all your prized possession can hang neatly on show, ready to be worn if need be. Of course, if you divide your time being the United Kingdom and Mallorca, you can leave your summer clothes here unattended. They will be ready and waiting for your return to sunshine and sandy shores.
To finish this emotional, holiday driven ideabook, we complete the tour inside this cool toned bathroom. Of course, relaxation is paramount here, with the designers choosing to paint the wall in the most relaxing colour of the entire rainbow—blue. With gentle sand coloured tiles in the shower and a curvaceous free-standing bathtub, this is the perfect space to unwind and wash away the fun and heat from the day. Almost like your own personal spa, you are invited to let down your hair, draw a bubble bath and simply let all your worries and troubles drift away…
We hope you have enjoyed taking a tour inside this stellar Spanish holiday home. If this has tickled your fancy for more Mediterranean or seaside fun, take a look at the following ideabooks: