The exterior garden of this house, located in a region known as “Baix Empordà”, stands out for its extension, as well as for the beauty and leafy of the surrounding pines and holm oaks.
Next to the pool, the presence of a porch-type construction, which embraces one of the many outdoor living rooms this home possesses, turns the site into the perfect spot to enjoy big relaxing moments along with family and friends, all in a privileged atmosphere.
While it’s widely known that holiday homes offer major freedom in its interior design, the features and location of this precise one, with splendid views towards the golf course, increased the will to do so.
Clearly influenced by the style of mediterranean architecture, this home is defined by a thorough execution of simple concepts which praise the natural environment, in favour of an extraordinary symbiosis.
The interior design project of this holiday residence carried out by Molins Design was developed between the mountain ranges of “Les Gavarres” and “Cadiretes”, in the small town of Santa Cristina d’Aro, which belongs to the Baix Empordà region.
Canigó House responds to a traditional style, a high-design single-family home settled on the top of the very hillside that embraces the whole residential compound, with fantastic views over the valley.
Lounge Chair, an iconic model by the Eames couple
Considered as one of the most relevant and iconic pieces in the 20th century design, the Lounge Chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956.
Their inspiration came from vintage armchairs found in English clubs, creating one which could be wide and luxurious, but comfortable and light at the same time, becoming, to this day, an essential seating element for the best interior design projects around the world.
In order to design this holiday home’s living room, accomplishing a warm and comfortable ambience was the main premise.
The floor plan of the space allowed us to organize the seats around the chimney in a ‘U’ shape, generating a perfect space for conversation and social interaction.
The combination of design furniture alongside antique pieces helped noticeably in the creation of a personal and cozy mood.
“Every object acquires its own meaning and takes you back to a memory of an intensely lived experience".
This home’s interior is endowed with a strong decorative character, even eclectic, which at the same time is shared with the presence of Mediterranean style influences.
Every object acquires its own meaning and takes you back to a memory of an intensely lived experience. You can also find local artist’s works, whose textures and chromatic features merge with typical Empordà aesthetics.
The inclusion of some antique pieces of furniture, purchased in French original “deballages”, increase the personality of each space, as it happens in the house’s hall.
Antique furniture for the hall
One of the main objectives of this interior design project delivered by our team was transforming this dwelling into a proper home in which open spaces became the ones with a major role, bringing kitchen and dining room into the spotlight given they share the same area.
This way, the space turns out to be understood as a whole, adding width and brightness to the family gathering.
For the design of the dining space, we chose an old studio table, in addition to a fantastic Eames chair collection found in a French “deballage”, which were reupholstered and brought back to life by our interior design team.
We complete the shaping of the room with the design of a spectacular custom library and the door that gives access to the space, dressed with a “trompe d’oeil” by Spanish painter Blanca Ruiz de Villa.
A kitchen to be shared
The design of the kitchen aimed to build a space which was always intended to be a place to share.
The lower units, lacquered in shiny gray tones, create a contrast with the upper modules made out of walnut wood, in order to enjoy a functional and contemporary space, with all the comfort and every necessary amenity.
The “U”-shaped layout of the worktop, allows us to design a wide and elegant kitchen, in which cooking becomes a more than comfortable experience.
Moreover, under the contiguous window, an added corner is created with a bar and stools, a place for casual meals.
Every kitchen corner, as well as those from the rest of this refurbishment, was carefully chosen in order to multiply the space’s functionality, always minding its essential aesthetics, as proven in those backlit open shelves and the side bar, which also includes an open element either for storage or the display of decorative kitchen accessories.
“The courtesy toilet surprises for its bold contemporary character".
The transformation of the courtesy toilet surprises for its bold contemporary character, in which the chosen materials contrast within themselves to offer spectacular design and esthetic beauty.
The single-piece-pedestal washbasin is framed by a thick wooden countertop and a vertical mirror, bringing good proportion and an original perspective to the set.
Nature becomes an essential concept in the design process of the guest room. To accomplish this effect, a natural raffia plinth developed around the whole perimeter is designed, combined with organic elements, such as trunk side tables or the bed and window clothing.
The ancient framed upholster, brought from Tanzania, becomes a visible piece given its location in the main wall of the room, adding a dose of ethnical style in the atmosphere.
The brightness with which the whole house is gifted is present even inside the bathrooms, a feature that adds visual comfort to those spaces.
Standing out the most is the custom-made countertop, built in waterproof old parquet, in contrast with polished concrete wallcovering and a great aged wood-framed- mirror.
The main room shows a relaxing freshness thanks to the chosen colours and materials for the design.
Orange, which appears in certain elements such as the bed headboard, curtains and small cushions, turns out to be the bedroom’s visual chromatic center, alongside the functional and modern chosen furniture.
Functionality and design in the bathroom
The bathroom is designed following the same decorative path as the bedroom, using the very same color range, with orangeish sparks, and matching cabinet and shelves with those in the suite bedroom.
A natural stone washbasin contrasts with the surrounding elements, adding a slight organic touch to the setup.