A blend of British and Scandinavian design, this beautifully reformed apartment, a stones throw from the shoreline in Puerto Pollensa, is the permanent home for a Scandinavian couple. They sought an interior designer to breath light, life and colour into their home.
Scandinavian Design Concept
Interior designer Samantha Knight worked with Paul Robinson Construction to realise the British and Scandinavian design concept. The apartment was to be converted from a ten-year-old property with no prevailing features into a contemporary space. With a love for entertaining, the clients also discussed the possibility with Samantha and Paul of turning their three-bedroom apartment into an elegant open plan living space designed for hosting and practical living. The contemporary home is now filled with architectural details, texture and bespoke fitted furniture making the most of every inch of the property.
As a constructor with a natural eye for design, Paul Robinson participated in concept meetings with the client and team design briefings. He and his team approached every last detail during the building process with creativity as well as technical expertise. They applied classical mouldings, cornicing and skirting to the plaster. Furthermore, they inset textured decorative paper into wall panels and installed finely crafted cabinetry with brass detailing throughout the property to provide both beautiful and discreet storage.
Open-plan Living Area and Kitchen
The project manager Paul Robinson and his team opened up the space by carefully re-arranging the accommodation. The original walls between the kitchen and living space made the property dark and enclosed. So Paul and his team removed these walls to breathe warm light into the apartment. And also to deliver an open-plan living and kitchen arrangement for the clients. These are keen cooks and host often.
Paul and his team refurbished the original kitchen and also improved it. They furthermore replaced appliances with culinary standard units. A freestanding bar with brass inset details completes the entertaining space. In addition, art deco bar stools upholstered in a vibrant mustard yellow set the scene for long evenings with friends in the apartment. Furthermore, an oversized antique chandelier sits above a reclaimed dining table for eight guests. It creates a beautiful ambience as well as an imposing feature in the large space. A perfect blend of British and Scandinavian design elements.
The original cupboard doors in the kitchen were sanded and re-sprayed in Farrow & Ball Cooking Apple Green. The colour sets off the light oak flooring and delivers a fresh Scandinavian feel throughout the property. Samantha Knight selected Farrow & Ball Wimbourne White for the woodwork and All White for the walls which were covered in vibrant wallpaper by British designer Nina Campbell. Farrow & Ball Dimity was used in the bedroom suite.
A unique Bedroom and Wardrobe Space
Originally three bedrooms, Paul and his team reformed the rear of the apartment. It is now one large bedroom suite with a luxury dressing room. The team carefully designed hand crafted open and closed wardrobe storage around the client’s hobbies and existing clothing. There are now specific areas for sailing clothing, golf outfits, handbags and shoes. Closed storage consists of two double wardrobes finished with classical moulding, inset textured wallpaper and brass pull handles. There is also a large double wardrobe with mirrored doors.
In addition, an elegant chandelier hangs from a ceiling rose to create ambient lighting with a matching fitting in the master bedroom. It lights up the entire suite with a warm and cosy glow. Full height library shelving frames the opening between the bedroom and the dressing room. Furthermore, the client has chosen to add an antique desk from London to create a flexible working space in homely conditions.
Interior designer Samantha carefully sourced furniture from Mallorca as well as London. She likes blending the laidback elegance of the island with the sartorial influence of British fabrics and traditional upholstery methods. Samantha worked with a curtain maker in the south of the island to manufacture bespoke window treatments. She sourced the fabrics directly from some of the oldest fabric houses in England.
Spa Experience in the Bathrooms
Paul and his team refurbished the bathrooms with stone typical of the island that they sourced. Furthermore, updated fittings create a spa style experience. Art Deco wall lights on oversized fitted mirrors spread a warm glow within the compact spaces. Meanwhile, hand finished sink cabinets provide additional storage.
Perfection to the last Detail
Through the apartment you will find brass door furniture and matching electrical plates for a coherent finish. Paul Robinson and his team of electricians worked tirelessly to re-configure the specialist electrical elements from the UK to be compatible in Spain. This is just one element amongst a handful of practical challenges that Paul managed effortlessly in order to meet the client’s wishes. And to deliver the diverse architectural and interior design package.
Written by Samantha Knight, Founder of Samantha Knight Interior Design