I get so excited when I find lovely houses to show you. I actually clap my hands and say "yes!". Maybe I should go to a shrink? Naww, it's just the blogging thrill. Those who blog are nodding their heads and thinking " I know".
This gem of a house in Mallorca used to be three separate buildings of a farmhouse: a small main house, the oven house and a barn. For a whole century nobody lived here. Walls were taken down to connect the buildings and every room was restored giving it a new life but taking care to preserve its essence. Interior designer María José Calonje and Luisa Montes are the authors of this transformation. What used to be the main house is now the living area; the oven house is the kitchen and the barn is a bedroom.
Come with me and take the tour!
Look at the figurines of two children sitting on the wall and looking at the sky. Sweet, aren't they?
Canes offer an interesting shade to these porches. The wicker and iron chairs and tables were restored by the owner.
White and soft greens in the living area.
Open floor plan for the living room, dining room and kitchen. A mahogany desk and Spanish rug help define the areas.
An 18th C. mirror reflects twin seats from the 50's.
The original staircase was kept.
Family keepsakes are displayed on an old console table: antique silver salt and pepper cellars, a crystal Baccarat jar, and an antique portrait.
Kitchen and dining area put together. Country pinewood table and antique chairs on a seagrass rug.
Jacarandá wood Isabel I chairs. Plenty of light and a lovely view from the long window.
Creil et Montereau porcelain dining set and 19th C. silver cutlery.
Detail of antique tray and jug.
Well worn Antique Persian rug in the hall that leads to the master bedroom.
Notice the small window. A feature preserved from the old building.
Yet another feature preserved: a small window at floor level.
Hope you are having a sunny weekend my friends! See you tomorrow.
All images from Nuevo Estilo.