The Casa Sol villa case study will guide you through a real life interior design project from start to finish and provide you with an introduction into how our process works.
Introducing the project
This luxurious minimalist retreat, located on a cliff top in Andratx, Mallorca, has stunning sea views. The client appointed the Taylor Interiors team in August 2013 while the property was under construction. The three-storey villa consists of 6 bedrooms, two kitchens, two living rooms, a large formal dining room with wine cellar, home cinema, study, gym and sauna, outdoor terraces, infinity pool and garden. The floor-to-ceiling windows that stretch the length of the ground floor are a stunning feature, with sliding doors that connect the interior with the pool terrace to create one flowing space.
Getting to know the client
After an initial meeting at the property with the client and developer, PH Mallorca, the senior interior designer met the client individually at their Mallorca hotel. The Norwegian couple had a shared dream, to create a highly elegant and comfortable holiday retreat to share with family and friends, where they could enjoy intimate dinners and romantic evenings. The client had a clear vision of the style she wanted: luxurious and modern, using high-end Italian brands. She requested exquisite interior spaces for entertaining and throwing lavish parties for large groups. The outside furnishings were also highly important.
Designing the project
We met the client at our London office two weeks later and presented them with the concept. This included the colour scheme and furnishings proposal, which combined opulent pieces from Fendi, Visionnaire and Rugiano. They were thrilled with the selection and we agreed to implement all the chosen materials into our interior design plan.
Upon the clients’ special request:
- We designed extensive seating spaces where up to 56 people could eat together.
- We decorated the four bedrooms in the main wing in a similar style, specifically for their daughter, son and their friends, to avoid disagreements over favoured décor.
- We created an exquisite custom-made dressing room with luxury madreperla finish for the master bedroom.
- We delivered state-of-the-art motorised blinds and curtains throughout the property.
- We created an acclimatised wine cellar to hold 400 bottles in the formal dining room.
- We designed a Casa Sol logo to be embroidered on all bathing robes, towels, napkins and tablemats. The logo was also added to the highly luxurious bed linen from Heirlooms, one of England’s finest makers.
We then submitted the AutoCAD plans, mood boards and price estimate to the client.
The selected brands
We used predominantly luxury Italian products, selecting furniture and lighting from more than 300 brands that we have at our disposal from our London interior design studio.
We chose a stunning FENDI dining table for the formal dining room to seat 12 people.
We selected a cutting-edge BULTHAUP kitchen for the open plan area where an informal dining space sits 8 people.
We used a FENDI corner sofa, VISIONNAIRE central tables, FIAM mirror, FLOS lights and CARVING rug, alongside stunning original artwork by Gerd Kanz for the spacious living room.
Throughout the house, accessories such as candleholders, vases and picture frames were selected from FINK and EICHHOLTZ.
For the main outdoor area we created a bespoke 4-metre dining table made of solid sequoia trunk to seat 14 people. Under the covered pool terraces we used contemporary MANUTTI outdoor furniture. For the youngsters we picked a DEDON dining table with large benches for the roof terrace.
Our senior interior designer also selected an elegant dinner service and glassware, by RIEDEL, ROSENTHAL and DIBBERN.
The clients visited our London studio to carefully revise the first version of the interior design project, which included all requested changes from the concept stage. They stayed in Mayfair during their visit and combined our two-day meeting with shopping and fine dining.
Confirming the project
We met the client again three weeks later at our office. This time, the client carefully revised the final version of the project, including the mood boards, material specification book and price estimates. The project was then ready to go to production.
We received the keys and took over the property on the 1st of April 2014. The fitting and installation took five weeks. Despite some delay with the construction, we were able to hand over the finished property exactly on the agreed deadline of 9th of May 2014.
The client and developer were both delighted with our absolute professionalism and commitment to completing this exceptional project, down to the finest detail.
You can read a full testimonial from the client and developer in our portfolio section - project Casa Sol.