The Balearic islands have long been a favourite holiday destination of ours. Most recently we ventured to Mallorca but I have a long standing love with Ibiza, so much so that my husband and I got married there, so it only seemed right that we explore these majestic islands next on our house destinations tour around the globe.
Farm House - Ibiza
This farm house was once a private home however it has now has been converted into a small boutique hotel called La Granja Ibiza. We love it so much we couldn’t not share it. A stunning house that has strong moorish influences and nods to Iberian architecture it’s the perfect place to relax and decompress on the white isle.
The communal outdoor space is a mixture of rustic eclecticism. Natural materials such as mixed wood, wicker, bamboo along with aged iron adds character to the exterior furniture and accessories. Cleverly the furniture blends into it’s natural surroundings as if it was meant to be there. Stone and gravel flooring add additional textures.
The warm weather allows guests to take advantage of the outdoor space with large outdoor tables and benches for eating and entertaining. Large trays on the tables filled with local seasonal fruit are a simple but effective centerpiece that an easily be replicated in your home. The benches are softened with linen cushions and throws.
Sometimes less is more especially when you have original beautiful features such as the exposed wooden beams. Earthy colour tones are a common theme throughout the house and you can clearly see that the colour pallet has been inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds the property. The paired back style gives a sense of calm and tranquility.
There are cosy corners and great nooks for reading and relaxing in. In the image on the left hand side there is a gorgeous built in seating area. You could add something similar to your own home and with hidden storage underneath. We love the use of mis-matched style of coffee tables at slight different heights.
The bedroom in much darker in colour to create a cosy nest to sleep. The beds are luxurious but rustic with layers of neutral linens. Materials of burnt wood, brushed and oiled ash, stone and slate all help to ground the room.
We love the dark shutters and stone tiled floors which also help keep the rooms cool during the heat of the summer. Low hung pendant lights either side of the bed are a great alternative to bedside table lights.
One of the most luxurious things I have ever experienced is a soaking in a roll topped bath by an open fire.
Simple decor features throughout, we love the low hung bamboo lampshades, rustic stools and palm broom. The crittal doors add a modern touch to the house and seem to compliment any space.
Key features we love :
Colour pallet inspired by the natural surroundings
Outdoor entertaining areas
Source : Est Living
Family House - Formentera
Next up we hop over to Formentera a stones throw from Ibiza, the smallest of the Balearic Islands. A great place for a day trip from Ibiza or a week long getaway. We love this hippy island with it’s crystal clear waters and long sandy beaches. This house is a stunning family home with gorgeous views of the ocean.
The sandy colour of the exterior allows the property to blend into its surroundings. Large wooden shutters keep the interiors shaded and cool. Small windows are in keeping with the original style of the property.
Again this property has a large outdoor dining area perfect for entertaining late into the evenings. Climbing vines have been planted to grow and eventually create shade during hot summer days. Outdoor pendant lights have been hung over the table to create an indoor/outdoor vibe.
Furniture in the interior is modern and angular to compliment the clean lines of the property. Natural wood has been used on the ceilings and walls, which seems to a be a trend that we’re seeing more and more.
The stone walls used throughout this property are typical of this area and are a real statement feature of the building. By using natural materials from the surrounding are and combined with architectural modern lines it feels modern and in keeping with the houses original style.
Naturally woven baskets are a great accessory to soften any space and is an easy fix to add to your home.
Key features we love:
Sand coloured exteriors
Exposed Wooden beams
Flat stone wall in native sandy colour stone
Source : Design./Visual.
Mallorce House - Deià, Mallorca
Set in a tiny village on the island of Mallorca, this hill top hideaway it full of character and history. Dating back to the 13th century it is now owned by several members of a nordic family. You can feel both a nordic and mallorcan influence throughout the property.
Situated over three storeys on a steeply terraced site, the house is accessed via the middle floor, where the kitchen, dining room, and a bedroom and bathroom are situated. The floor above has the master bedroom and an ensuite bathroom, as well as affording access to the spacious main outdoor terrace, and on the lower floor are two more bedrooms (including one with multiple built-in bunk beds for kids) and a shared bathroom.
Large glass doors and windows allow light to flood in. Stone floors keep the building cool.
The white washed walls and exposed beams are very quintessentially balearic. We love the addition of plants though out the property for splashes of colour in a very neutral colour palette. Brass, stone, wood, linen, raffia and wicker are the key materials used to decorate this space.
This bespoke sink is a beautiful feature and you can almost envisage the stone that it was craved out of. The aged brass accents are warm and go perfectly with the earthy tones of the house.
Simple bedding with soft texture, layered pillows and cushions add a softness to the bedrooms. Again the owners have hung pendant lights as a way to save space in the bedroom and avoid bedside table lamps.
I love the relaxed no fuss vibe of this outdoor area. The exposed original wall and natural wood compliments the natural surroundings do effortlessly.
Key features we love:
High hilltop position with views for miles
Brass bathroom fixtures and fittings
Outdoor seating area
Source: Est Living