This magnificent property is situated in the North Eastern corner of the island of Mallorca, in the area known as Bonaire. Surrounded by Mediterranean scrubland, holm oak and pines, the villa set on a hillside, commands a magnificent view over the bay of Pollença. Designed as a luxurious second home, Justine Knox was asked to home stage the property to entice potential buyers.
The villa`s position amid the endemic vegetation of this part of the island and the palm trees, succulents and cacti planted around the building served as inspiration for the choices made by Justine Knox in the presentation of this brand-new build. Home staging projects are usually influenced by two main considerations: a tight budget and a tight deadline. Aware that styling and staging play a key role in achieving a successful outcome, vendors want this done quickly with minimal investment.
Wood and glass are prevalent in this contemporary construction, so Justine elected to use natural materials in the décor to blend in with these materials. Varying hues of white (eggshell, ivory, bone, alabaster) were chosen for linens, fabric blinds, voile curtains and upholstery, with accessories in green (vases, soft furnishings) and wicker (hurricane lamps, baskets) cleverly placed at strategic points to mirror the vegetation outside.
The master bedroom, with its light wood flooring, is set off by the stunning wallpaper on the back wall, featuring palm fronds in fresh tones of green. Teal green in the lamp shades at either side of the bed and the olive and moss linen cushions on bed and window seat make this room a relaxing and cool space from which to enjoy the spectacular view below and beyond: the infinity pool and the Mediterranean sea, broken apart from one another by a strip of green woodland.
The outdoor terraces, both upper and lower, are furnished with ultra-modern nautical rope and aluminium all-weather pieces, perfect for outdoor poolside living. A row of simple white sun loungers are placed along the pool edge, promising comfortable hours under the summer sun. All these al fresco areas have been clearly zoned, with the white upholstery and wicker harmonising to perfection with the natural stone flooring.
The open plan indoor living space on the ground floor stretches across the entire frontage of the villa, with the kitchen at the far end. The floor to ceiling windows open up to the outdoor terrace, seamlessly blending outwards, but posing an interesting staging challenge with regard to defining the purpose of each zone. A round table was chosen for the indoor dining area to break up the elongated feel; and the sitting area was cleverly screened off with three vertical panels with a curvy and artistic cut-through design. The end result is a fresh, uncluttered and subtle presentation where everything has been kept light and natural. Backdrop and décor work together to conjure up positive feelings of summer calm and relaxation, while leaving plenty of room for new owners to introduce their own colours and personal preferences and make the home their own.